Focus: Green Practices
Every month, Scotsman Guide zooms in on a particular industry topic
that is essential to the collective knowledge of residential mortgage
professionals. This month’s focus is on green practices. Read past
Scotsman Guide articles online for insight into various green-practice
energy-efficient homes requires
Energy costs, advances in technology, environmental concerns or the desire to be on
the cutting edge all have driven advances in what are called “green” homes. A growing
number of homeowners are interested in purchasing energy-efficient homes or
renovating their existing homes to be greener.
Unfortunately, determining valuations for energy-efficient green homes is an area that
is still fairly undeveloped. Despite progress in green manufacturing and building —
and the creation of ne w loan products that originators can offer to help borro wers
attain their dream green homes — a great deal of learning and discovery is still taking
place when it comes to appraising these properties. >>
By Michael Dresden
President, Dart Appraisal
Photo illustration by Paula Douglass
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“Is Green Worth the Green?”
Michael Dresden, September 2017
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