When there are political issues that affect the real estate industry, who do you turn to?
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.
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