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Investing in a Green Home

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Environmentalism Makes a Market for Itself Take this as a fact for your future: green homes will soon be more valuable than non-green homes of a similar ilk. There are countless reasons why you should invest in a green home today, and an increasing demand for green products has spawned an exponentially expanding “green market.” [...] View the full article: Investing in a Green Home on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    Steven Boorstein
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Interesting. Difficult to justify as a rental property owner in buying a “green property”, but something I would definately take into consideration if I were to build or as I rehab existing units. Just like the lead paint issue, the toxic building materials including VOC’s we use in paints today, could be problems uncovered tomorrow. Using drywall that is mold resistant and paints that have low or no VOC’s make good business AND health sense. Steven Boorstein Landlord Business Insider
    Steven Boorstein
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Interesting. Difficult to justify as a rental property owner in buying a “green property”, but something I would definately take into consideration if I were to build or as I rehab existing units. Just like the lead paint issue, the toxic building materials including VOC’s we use in paints today, could be problems uncovered tomorrow. Using drywall that is mold resistant and paints that have low or no VOC’s make good business AND health sense. Steven Boorstein Landlord Business Insider Reply Report comment
    Rick Marnon, Howell
    Replied over 12 years ago
    I have been reading more and more about this over the last few months. Mainly because I am reading more about the real estate market and everything that is closely related to it. This is a great post.
    memfish
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Thank you for great article
    Invoice Factoring
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Green is def the way to go. In a short term materials may cost more but what they provide for the individual, community and society is worth so much more. And like steve said it makes good business sense to build with better materials, it makes homes easier to sell and it keeps healthy.
    Tim Foster
    Replied over 12 years ago
    You need a temp of at least 45 degrees in order to grow anything in a greenhouse. You could try using a heat sink for some added warmth. If you live in an area where it freezes in the winter months, you are out of luck without heating of some kind. In the spring you could get some flats and start some seed. Get a few different types to start with. If this is your first time using your greenhouse, start small with a small investment. It’s not a simple as you think. I found that out this spring! Good luck!
    Tim Foster
    Replied over 12 years ago
    You need a temp of at least 45 degrees in order to grow anything in a greenhouse. You could try using a heat sink for some added warmth. If you live in an area where it freezes in the winter months, you are out of luck without heating of some kind. In the spring you could get some flats and start some seed. Get a few different types to start with. If this is your first time using your greenhouse, start small with a small investment. It’s not a simple as you think. I found that out this spring! Good luck! Reply Report comment
    Forrest
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Great post … it’s true, green buildings are undeniably the way of the future. There’s increasing tenant demand, even at slightly higher rent in my neck of the woods, partly because of the long term savings, and partly because our environmental footprint is starting to become important in its own right to people. Of course, a lot of tenants are happy to see a slower, evolutionary move in the right direction.
    Cara
    Replied almost 11 years ago
    This is a well-written article! I wish more people would see the advantages of green properties, and consider the long-term issues with properties that aren’t. .-= Cara´s last blog ..Home =-.
    Willis Wood
    Replied over 10 years ago
    Great article, thanks for all the info on green homes!
    Charles Homes
    Replied over 7 years ago
    So glad people are coming to the realization that you can live green, and save some money in the process. “A smart, tight design makes green homes significantly more comfortable and efficient than other homes.” – I couldn’t agree more. Green design, alone, is the foundation for efficiency and comfort. Reply Report comment
    Charles Homes
    Replied over 7 years ago
    So glad people are coming to the realization that you can live green, and save some money in the process. “A smart, tight design makes green homes significantly more comfortable and efficient than other homes.” – I couldn’t agree more. Green design, alone, is the foundation for efficiency and comfort.