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The Benefits of Energy Saving Improvements

Jan 16, 2008
If you are contemplating your home on the market for sale, there are a number of steps that you should consider taking (some which you actually have to take) in order to ensure that you will get top dollar for your home in the shortest amount of time. Presently, you are provided with essential information about one of the steps that you need to take in order to ensure the best possible sales price on your home in the shortest possible time. Specifically, you are provided with specific information about the benefits home energy saving improvements when it comes to the sale of your home in this day and age.

As an aside, you need to keep in mind when you are dealing with what really is a buyer's real estate market which is the condition of the Tampa real estate market today it becomes particularly important for you to take certain steps in order to really ensure that your home is in the best possible position to enter onto the Tampa real estate market at this juncture.

Many men and women who are looking to purchase a home have become far more sophisticated when it comes to the benefits of having a more green home. For example, these individuals understand the long term benefits that can be derived both financially and in regard to the environment when it comes to certain green improvements to a property.

In this regard, implementing certain energy saving strategies before you put your house on the market will have a great deal of appeal to a potential buyer because a homeowner actually can save thousands of dollars each and every year. It is more than possible to craft changes in a home (for a reasonable investment prior to a sale) that will allow a seller the ability to advise a buyer that certain changes to the residence will result in upwards to a 50% reduction in utility bills.

Through the process of making a home more green before putting it on the market for sale, you will also be able to improve the indoor air quality of the residence. A striking number of people looking to purchase a home at this point in time are extremely concerned about indoor air quality issues.

You should also have a basic understanding of how home energy usage is distributed in a typical home. This will assist you in making decisions and improvements in advance of putting your home on the market for sale.
The energy use distribution breaks down as follows:

44% Heating and Cooling
33% Lighting and Appliances
14% Water Heating
9% Refrigerator

In the end, by making what likely will be a minimal investment in greening your home, you will be able to sell your home for a higher price (in some instances a significantly higher price) when you do elect to put your home up for sale on the real estate market at this point in time.
About the Author
Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over 10 years of experience and 15 years of investing. Please visit our Tampa Real Estate website and add our Tampa real estate blog to your favorites section of your browser.
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