Efficient Homes Are Worth More

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May 30, 2012 - 2:05pm

Energy efficient homes are worth more, so says real estate giant Trulia.  In a story posted last month citing five reasons to go-green, staff writer Tara-Nicholle Nelson presents data from the The Appraisal Journal that, "for every $1 green home improvements decreased the property's annual energy bills, the home’s value increases by $10-$25."  Using that math, effciency improvements that reduce your energy bills by $500.00 would add $5,000.00 to $12,500.00 to your home's worth.  That's more than the cost of the improvements!

Other evidence also suggest that energy efficient homes sell faster.  More to follow...

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