Sunshine Realty & Appraisal Services, LLC. specializes in appraising green homes.
Are you thinking of building a green home, or refitting your existing home with sustainable products? Green living is here and a fast growing segment of the market. Data shows that green homes sell faster and for more money than traditional homes. The benefits of green living are tremendous; lower monthly utility bills, tax incentives and overall cleaner, healthier living. Informative websites are listed for your convenience.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you need appraisal services for your proposed or existing green home.
Take a look at these statistics from the U.S. Green Building Council - March 2009
The overall green building market (both non-residential and residential) is likely to more than double from today’s $36-49 billion to $96-140 billion by 2013 (Source: McGraw Hill Construction (2009). Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change.)
The value of green building construction is projected to increase to $60 billion by 2010 (Source: McGraw-Hill Construction (2008). Key Trends in the European and U.S. Construction Marketplace: SmartMarket Report.)
The construction market accounts for 13.4%
of the $13.2 trillion U.S. GDP (Source: Department of Commerce (2008). Annual Value of Construction Put in Place.)
By 2009, 82% of corporate America is expected to be greening at least 16% of their real estate portfolios; of these corporations, 18% will be greening more than 60% of their real estate portfolios (Source: McGraw Hill Construction (2007). Greening of Corporate America SmartMarket Report.)
The green building products market is projected to be worth $30-$40 billion annually by 2010 (Source: Green Building Alliance (2006). Green Building Products: Positioning Southwestern Pennsylvania as the U.S. Manufacturing Center.)