Green Home Features that Influence Buyers’ Choices

March 17, 2015

Spring home-selling season is approaching, and the NAR recently released a list of energy-efficiency features that buyers expressed influenced their decision to buy.

The list is based on trends extracted from the association’s 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the 2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report.

A majority of respondents, 86 percent, said that heating and cooling costs was a major influence in their decisions, followed by what type of energy efficient appliances the home was equipped with (68 percent), and energy efficient lighting (66 percent).

Only 11 percent of respondents answered that having solar panels installed was an important influence factor.

Read more on the NAR's blog.

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