A few weeks ago I shared that “Greening the MLS” can help disclose the addition of energy efficient elements in residential construction and how that might affect the liabilities of the MLS system. Last week the Appraisal Institute introduced the Residential Green & Energy Efficiency
A few years ago the MS Dev Authority helped promote green building in Mississippi. They co-sponsored a state-wide Green Building Contest. Licensed contractors joined and promoted their brand and I helped provide support as an NAHB Green Building Verifier. Through Jo Usry’s
Buyers are flocking? …is that sort-a like a stampede? I read a recent blog article promoting energy codes and how appraisers are recognizing energy efficient homes. The author stated: “consumers are flocking to buy these homes over conventional homes”. Really? The concept of energy
The challenges sales agents face continue to plague the market. With the high number of foreclosures on the rise many sales agencies are realizing the benefits of FHA 203K Rehab loan. But how do you sell it? What sets this loan program apart from a standard sale?
There are pros and cons to every market condition. We’ve compared the
Radiant barriers are cool! Well, actually they get quite warm, but they help the space below them stay cooler when used on a roof assembly above an unconditioned attic. They can drop the temperature of an attic about 20° F.
But are they cost effective? How much in actual savings on your energy bills can you expect if you pay to get a radiant barrier installed during construction of your new home?