Often, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – are literally invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance transaction.
One result is that energy…Continue
Back in the ‘80s, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and others helped the City of Chicago pass a residential utility disclosure ordinance that required the disclosure of heating bills when residential properties are sold or leased in the city. Why? Heating expenses constitute a significant home expense, and it’s important for consumers and Realtors to have access to this information.
Until now, complying with the ordinance could take up to two weeks: a Realtor submitted an…Continue
It's State of the Union time, and another union worth looking at is the state of value for high performance homes (HPH). The image below shows how value comes…Continue
A group of industry visionaries has set out to make the home-buying process as simple as buying a latte! It's an inspired vision of simplicity and data-sharing all built around the consumer. Latte Vision Video
According to their website, Inman News is the leading source of independent real estate news, information, advice,…Continue
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