Around the country, consumers are increasingly broadening the range of their home purchasing search parameters beyond “school district” and “granite countertops.” Today’s buyers want to know more -- whether solar panels, high-efficiency HVAC, stormwater lines or insulation levels. Both the national realtors and appraisers associations embrace making this information part of the standard real estate data on a multi-listing service. But locally, we’re running behind. Can the 60,000+ homes scored with the 1 through 10 Home Energy Score provide a light for local leaders? How can a $10,000 energy efficiency improvement hidden behind the drywall get the same treatment as the bathroom remodel when calculating home value? And how can REALTORS® become knowledgeable guides for their clients in this brave new real estate world? Join us as we take a look at what’s being done around the country and what can be implemented in Southwestern PA.
In cooperation with one of our local communities, Pennsbury Village (and other condominium communities), RAMP would like to remind our members to have their seller clients obtain a copy of their homeowners association's rules and regulations PRIOR to placing their home on the market. It may also help to encourage prospective buyers to fully review these documents to avoid post-closing issues.
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