With the current economic climate, many buyers are looking for homes
that will help them save money. If you are thinking about what type of
home improvements you can do to your home now to help you get top
dollar when you sell, consider going green. More and more buyers are
asking for features like solar panels and tankless water heaters.
What is the average cost of adding these green features to your home
and how can you benefit from it immediately? Although the cost would
take quite a bit of time to recover, you will come out ahead with the
tax incentives, the savings on your monthly bills, and helping the
environment as well.
So, what does it cost to install solar panels?
Here is a good article on how to estimate the cost of solar panel installation:
Tax credits are available for a variety of energy efficient home improvement upgrades. The tax credit is available through December 31, 2016 and provides a tax credit back to the homeowner of 30% of the total cost.
Here is the link to the tax credit guide on energystar.gov:
A "Green Home," like driving a "Green Car," is the future trend in home buying. Why not be ahead of the curve and get started on your energy saving home improvements now? This is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to add to the desirability of their home when they are ready to sell, and also to start seeing an immediate return on their investment.