Archive for Energy Efficient Homes

Bank on More Green to Get Your Home Sold

If you are looking for a way to make your home stand out this year, going with green upgrades may be the ticket you need. Newly-released numbers from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) study shows that buyers will not only choose homes with energy-efficient features over those that don’t, they are willing to [Read More]

April 14, 2014 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Energy Efficient, Green Living, Interior Design

Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan

Those solar panels or radiant-heated stone floors could help snag a larger home loan under legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate. The SAVE Act would require Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration about 90 percent of the mortgage market to add energy efficiency to their underwriting policies. Mortgage lenders and appraisers [Read More]

August 11, 2013 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy AOI, Energy Efficient, Green Building AOI, Green Living, Mortgages

Getting Fair Appraisals on Energy-Efficient Homes

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Webinar Wednesday series continues this Wednesday with the “High-Performance Appraisals: Steps for Success” webinar. This educational opportunity, provided by the experts at NAHBGreen, will provide attendees with a better understanding of the appraisals process, as well as the tools needed to receive an appraisal that reflects the added [Read More]

Chicago Becomes First City in the Nation to Include Energy Costs in Home Listings

The City of Chicago has become the first city in the nation to include energy costs in home listings! Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in partnership with CNT Energy and Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), announced last week that Chicago home listings on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) will display the annual and monthly gas and [Read More]

July 11, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Energy Efficient, Green Living

Chicago’s First Passive House Just Completed in River Forest

Chicago’s first Certified Passive House has been completed by Weiss Building & Development. This is the 28th Passive House in the U.S., and it shows how efficient a home can be without the necessity of expensive equipment. Architect and Certified Passive House Consultant Tom Bassett of Dilley Architects designed the 3,600 square foot home in [Read More]

Green Trends to Look For in Chicago New Homes

With more homebuyers seeking energy efficient upgrades and environmentally-friendly building for their residences, builders and designers are seeking out more ways to meet these demands. The blog Greener Ideal shares their expectations for green and energy efficient home technology now and in the future: Energy – The increasing efficiency of green technologies means that the [Read More]

McHenry County Homes Get More Energy Efficient in 2013

If you have been waiting to purchase a new McHenry County home, now is the perfect time. As of January 1, 2013, all new homes built in the state of Illinois will be 32 percent more energy efficient than those built under the old energy codes put into effect in 2006. While the cost of [Read More]

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