The South Bay is full of very eco-conscious property owners that not only want to live in harmony with the environment, but want to do their part to make their community a more sustainable and safer place to live for generations to come. That’s one of the best things about living in a community like Manhattan Beach – everyone knows we are all in this together.
One way you can be involved in this effort and make your listing more attractive to new home buyers in the area is to upgrade to energy efficient features. In fact, according to a newly released survey conducted by McGraw Hill Construction, energy-efficiency is the most highly valued aspect of the “green” home movement. There is an overwhelming call for green homes in the South Bay, and new developers are taking heed. I suggest that my clients think about green upgrades as part of their renovations to add long-term value to their property.
According to the McGraw Hill Construction, green homes are those that are “either built to a recognized green building standard or an energy- and water-efficient home that also addresses indoor air quality and/or resource efficiency.”
Does it really pay off to upgrade your home with green features? You bet. According to Lifehacker.com, going green is one of the top ways to add value to your home and recoup your investment and then some.