Appraised Value and Energy Efficiency for Remodelers

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While location, design and price are a home buyer’s main considerations, surveys show that buyers rank energy saving features and equipment (e.g., air and duct sealing, insulation, and high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment) as desirable features for which buyers are willing to pay more. The home may also have an addition built to the 2012 or 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (2012 IECC or 2015 IECC), which would make the addition between 15 and 16 percent...
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Appraised Value and Energy Efficiency for REALTORS

We are proud to announce a new resource for REALTORS® developed by BCAP, the Appraisal Institute (AI) and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). As homes are increasingly listed with energy efficient features in Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) around the country, it is important for real estate professionals to both understand the benefits of energy efficiency, and how to best communicate with clients about efficiency. When they understand the impact that efficiency upgrades can have on...
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Appraised Value and Energy Efficiency for Builders

Read the press release here. This resource was also featured in a November 25th article in National Mortgage Professional Magazine. It has also been included in Eco Achievers’ page on maximizing home values. While location, design, and price are a home buyer’s main considerations, surveys show that buyers rank energy efficiency as one of the most desirable features, and importantly, when there is sufficient energy savings - one they’re willing to pay more for. However, energy efficie...
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