With the economy the way it is, buying a home is not as simple as it was. There are many things to consider such as how and if you will finance your new home, location, school districts and taxes just to name a few.
Moreover, the growing trend and demand for green homes is on an upward peak. So, how do you know if a green home is for you? Are green homes more costly? What are the benefits of owning or purchasing a green home? These are all valid questions. However, first you need to understand the meaning of a green home.
A green home is not a building that has some environmentally conscious paint on the walls and few hemp rugs. A green home is so much more.
What is a Green Home
A green home looks at several components. A green home seeks to solve several issues such as whether or not the home is water and energy efficient. Also, a green home needs to benefit the homeowner financially as well. Having a green home means saving the environment as well as saving money.
Health concerns such as environmental toxins and poor indoor air quality are also issues addressed in a true green home. The impact around the surrounding environment and ecosystem as well as consideration for these environments by using local materials and resources is also another way to gauge an authentic green home.
Why are Green Homes Growing in Demand
Decades ago, many individuals viewed going green as just a fad or a trend. The term tree hugger is applied to this day for those who love Mother Earth and have gone completely green.
However, this is not the case today. Going green and having a green home is no longer considered a trend. It is considered a way of life. Green homes are in demand for many reasons:
• Homeowners are conscious about how today’s actions affect tomorrow’s children • Green homeowners save money • Green homeowners save energy • If a home is already green, the new homeowner can step right in and take over • Homeowners are looking for a safe haven for their families • Green homeowners know that the health of their family is safe with a green home
The Benefits of Owning a Green Home
The law of supply and demand certainly does apply here. The more in demand green homes become, the more value they sustain.
Homeowners that own a green home know that they are living in a healthy environment that supports the surrounding ecosystem, as well. They also know that they are saving money and that is valuable to future homeowners.
The resale value of your home goes up if you own a green home as they are in such demand nowadays. So, if you are a homeowner, consider turning your home into a green home. Whether you plan on staying or selling, there are benefits all the way around owning an authentic green home.
So, as you can see, there are logical reasons for the growing demand for green homes.
Posted May 18, 2014
by Gabriel Posternak.