Browsing Posts In: energy efficiency

April 13, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed its members to learn more about sustainability issues real estate agents face in their industry. More specifically, what environmentally sustainable features are buyers looking for when they purchase a home, how do wind and solar energy factor into a buyer’s perception of the home’s value, and what market considerations […]

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March 16, 2015 Posted by: Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst

How do green features influence buyers’ purchasing choices? Using the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers and the 2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, it is apparent that green and energy efficient features are important to a significant portion of recent home buyers. All Buyers: The importance of the home’s environmentally friendly […]

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February 13, 2015 Posted by: HouseLogic

Can home owners deduct the cost of their energy-efficiency upgrades on their taxes? Answer that and other home ownership tax questions by posting to your website a free article, “Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions,” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the “Get Your Tax-Filing Party Started!” […]

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April 4, 2014 Posted by: HouseLogic

Did any of your sellers make upgrades in 2013 to add curb appeal or attract the attention of energy-conscious buyers? Touch base with them soon to be sure they get the tax benefit of the efforts. Post to Facebook a free article, How to Claim Your Energy Tax Credits, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s […]

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January 3, 2014 Posted by: scott

Clients getting cold feet? Maybe their crawl space is the culprit. Help clients stay toasty warm—and save money on their heating bills this winter—by branding, printing, and hand-delivering a free article, How to Insulate Your Crawl Space, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of four free articles now available in the December “Top Home […]

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December 20, 2013 Posted by: scott

LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than conventional holiday decorations, according to Energy Star. That saves the average family about $50 on energy bills during the holiday, says Avital Binshtock of the Sierra Club in San Francisco. LED lights are just one tactic homeowners can deck the halls while protecting the planet. […]

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December 2, 2013 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine As economic conditions improve, “special function” rooms within homes are seeing a resurgence, according to findings from the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter. “As home sizes shrank during the housing downturn, special function rooms were particularly hard hit,” says AIA Chief Economist […]

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January 14, 2013 Posted by: scott

By Ken Torrino Every year, when January rolls around, we make a resolution regarding our diet or spending to live out a better year.  So often we let the needs of our home slip through our mind, but a home could use some New Year’s resolutions too! In 2013, home renovation is focused on improving […]

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June 11, 2012 Posted by: scott

Case Remodeling recently featured several ideas at its blog on how to make those remodeling projects more budget friendly. Here are a few ways to trim remodeling costs: 1. Don’t change plumbing or electrical configurations. Keep your plumbing fixtures and electrical work where they’re at. Instead of moving the plumbing or electrical all over the […]

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December 12, 2011 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Spread the word this holiday season to your clients: They only have a few more days left in the month to take advantage of tax credits for energy efficiency home improvements–so ’tis the season to upgrade! Tax credits up to $500 are available for home owner’s to claim until […]

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