real estate

The Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes in 2018

Green homes

In honor of Earth Day, we’re taking a look at the “greenest” neighborhoods across the country. Eco-friendly upgrades not only help preserve our beautiful planet for future generations, they’re better for your wallet, too. Green homes sold for $46,532 more on average in 2017 than homes without green features, according to our latest analysis. That’s some serious green in your pocket when it comes times to sell!

Rooftop solar raises real estate values

Solar Home

I recently went home shopping with some friends in Southern California. Aside from the striking price tags on the properties, two things stood out to me – swimming pools and rooftop solar panels are inherently desirable real estate inclusions.

Walking into an open house we stalked online, my friend’s husband said, “it already has a pool. That will save us $20,000.”

A few open houses later, the conversation about the rooftop solar went similarly,