10 Jun '11, 5pm

Certified Homes Yield a Price Premium

Certified Homes Yield a Price Premium

In 2007, the Portland Regional Multiple Listing Service (“RMLS”) began tracking sales of homes with a green certification such as Energy Star, LEED for Homes, or Earth Advantage New Homes. The Earth Advantage Institute , an Oregon-based non-profit doing work in the green building sector, annually reviews this information in order to glean home valuation trends. Specifically, Earth Advantage found that existing homes with a green certification sold for 30% more than homes without such a certification. Earth Advantage also found that new homes with a green certification sold for 8% more than new homes without a certification. The research is based on sales between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011 in Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, and Washington Counties in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington. While there are differences in the various counties, the data supports the notion...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/06/green-certified-home-h...

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