Is Going Green Just A Trend?

Going green has become more than just a trend, especially when it comes to home remodeling or improvements. Buyers are looking for homes
with energy efficient and costsaving features.

Before you begin any improvements, consider these five tips.

1. Demand for green housing has been growing—46% of buyers would like a green home, according to an August 2007 report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on home buyers’ preference.

2. Before purchasing any of these items for your home, check with your local gas and electric company for possible tax credits and rebates. Also check with federal, state, and local government agencies.

3. Estimate your potential savings by using one of the many online free energy audit calculators.

4. If you need to buy appliances consider ENERGY STAR® rated appliances. You can get more detailed information about the ENERGY STAR® program on their web site as well as a list of products that qualify for rebates.

5. Contact your local Real Estate Professional. Their experience and local knowledge can help you decide which home improvements will be best for you.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, condo or investment property call me Mark Spector 310-430-0633