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Green-Built Homes Sold in Asheville, NC Jan-Jun., 2008 COSTS & a GREEN Trends Market Report

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FYI- DURABILITY:: Green-built homes are constructed to last for more than a hundred years. 


(Here's a photo I took of "tree houses" each beautifully constructed and on a small footprint.  No wonder these days more and more I'm hearing...'green is Beautiful!' )

 

 

WHAT DO HOME BUYERS  EXPECT?

 

  • Expect not only durability, but increased energy efficiency, the use of building materials from local or regional resources...
  •   Expect attention to eco-friendly design, environmentally sustainable building practices, site sensitivity and craftsmanship whether a residential property, new construction or remodel utilizes passive energy-saving  principles or  emerging green technologies.
  • Expect lower utility ,heating and cooling bills, better indoor air quality and the comfort of knowing that the home has passed rigorous inspections by objective professionals.
  • Expect decreased maintenance, indoor air pollutants, and long term costs. By the way, if you view  upfront costs as an investment those  costs will  pay for themselves in lower energy and water bills, tax and insurance credits and reduced repair needs.

 FYI- COSTS:: Are costs a deterrent in terms of the green-built home? Honestly, take a closer look at the cost. You'll find that price increases generally are  only a few percentage points higher. And client demand is fast lowering those points as green practices become increasingly ainstream.

Many of the homes in this report are HeatlhyBuilt® Homes with Energy Star® ratings  

GREEN Residential Market -Green-Built Homes Sold YTD in Asheville, NC

Green-Built and Energy Star Rated Homes Sold: Jan-Jun,2008  : 18

Price Range: $122,000 to $715,000

Average Days on Market: About 3 months

Sq. Ft: 850 to 2600  

Just so you know...there is a huge demand for Green-Built Homes in the Greater Asheville Area... here's a quick peek at new (green/eco-friendly) construction CURRENT Green Market stats...

  Current :: GREEN Residential Market -Green-Built Homes  Listings in Asheville, NC  

Green-Built and Energy Star Rated Homes: 197

Price Range: $150,000. to $1.5M +

Sq. Ft: 850  to 3,300  

FYI::  Look for some or all of these Elements in a Green Home and Eco-community. . .Solar Orientation. . .
Stormwater Management Systems and Planning. . .Attention to Footprint Size . . .Recycling and Careful use of Local Materials.... Rain Catchment Systems. . .Solar Power. . .Tight Building Envelope. . .Durable roofing . . .Landscaping- sustainable design-drought resistant xeriscaping...all with an emphasis on Sustainable Community. . . 

FYI::  Clients  more and more are demanding energy efficient properties. They love the idea of green-built investment properties as the sustainability factor means excellent ROI. Green builders and/or remodelers for multi-family properties are much needed. Let me know if you can help out.  All Statistics are gathered from the Greater Asheville Area MLS and  Association of REALTORS®.

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Comments

I sure wish we had more of this kind of construction down here!  NC is so far ahead of the curve on ECO-friendly, I hope to help bring the same mentality to Florida!

Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) over 11 years ago

I have seen those "tree houses". They are really interesting.

I'm for anything with some character & innovation.

Please, more cool architecture, we need it.

Posted by John Narrin (ECO-Steward Realty) over 11 years ago

Hang on FLORIDA!..soon green will be arriving. The more we share the benefits, the more likely that "soon"  will be in the next 10 years...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

JT~

I like interesting architecture, as well. Your words, "character and innovation" are key. ..I'd only add...GREEN-BUILT...+)

Thanks for your  coment.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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