Those that are interested in a tipping point for residential energy efficiency often look to real estate, and Multiple Listing Services (MLS) as the Holy Grail.
Slowly but surely, one MLS at a time is adding fields for green features. The last official count in 2010 showed that about 15% of the 850+ independently owned and operated MLS offered at least one green field. Another 10% were planning to add fields. But anecdotal information since then indicates that some of the planning…Continue
EcoHome Magazine provides a great case study on a home builder that takes the extra steps to provide the data points an appraiser needs during a green home appraisal.
Yup, it's too bad we need to take these extra steps right now. And yup, you'd be crazy not to do the extra work! The new…Continue
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on October 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
There is much talk and some progress towards an elusive premium for green homes.UCLA economics professor Matthew Kahn breaks it down. He uses three criteria to predict areas more likely to have a green premium:
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on September 3, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Hopefully you caught this article over the weekend. It has been picked up and repeated like crazy!
Kenneth Harney of the Washington Post wrote a column entitled Is green good for home resale? The article highlights studies from Seattle, Portland and California. It offers nice perspective on why these…
Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on August 30, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments