Good Morning Lakewood/Thinking about going Green

What To Look For In A Green Home

In today’s environmentally conscious world, more homeowners are looking for property with green characteristics. Not only is an eco-friendly house better for the environment, but it also cuts down on the cost of utility bills. If you’re about to purchase a  home and want to go green, see below for a few eco-friendly features you should include on your checklist.

Proximity to public transportation or work

Taking a bus or a bike to work instead of driving can really reduce your carbon footprint, so definitely take into consideration a house’s location. Insurance companies might even provide cheaper rates to owners who live close to public transportation.

Quality of insulation

Look for a house that is insulated well at the right rating for the climate. The better the house is insulated, the more heat it will retain and the happier you’ll be with the utility bills.

Water heating system

When looking for a green property, a tankless water heater is an efficient alternative. It will produce hot water on demand instead of keeping a storage tank of water warm when it’s not needed.

Green appliances

If the house you are buying comes with appliances, check to see whether they are newer energy-saving models. These efficient appliances can save you an impressive amount on your utility bills  and modern plumbing fixtures can cut down on the amount of water you waste.

Building codes

If you are buying a brand new home, ask the builder about the building codes with which they comply. If the building is advertised as being built to green building standards, you should do some research and find out exactly what that includes. The definition of green real estate can vary from builder to builder.

These are just a few things to look for when buying eco-friendly real estate. If you’d like more suggestions for finding a green  home, please call me at 562-879-9677 or email me at loubandb@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Before going into real estate in 2001, I worked in the medical field. Found it very rewarding helping others and decided to make a switch and help those, who want to achieve the "American Dream". As a homeowner, I know the importance of home ownership and nothing gives me more pleasure than to place those keys into the hands of a new homeowner. I look forward to helping you, with all your real estate needs.

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