Pay Back on Green Home Improvements.

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Pay Back on Green Home Improvements.

According to studies green homes will sell for more money and will sell up to 1/3 fewer days than standard homes.(1)  A new study involving large sample of homes sold in California between 2007 and early 2012 has documented that, holding all other variables constant, a green certification label on a house adds an average 9% to its selling value. (2)

The return or payback on the added cost of the green investments can be anywhere from under a year up to ten years but then the return on investment (ROI) can far outperforms CDs, saving accounts and sometimes even the stock market. For example installing a new high efficiency, variable speed, furnace/boiler will cost an average of $1,145 above that of a standard boiler/furnace but will give you about $300 of annual savings with a payback in 3.8 years and over 20 years a savings of $6,000.(3)



To see the whole Green ROI Master Table and savings click here (4)


For further information regarding buying and selling homes in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut contact David Popoff at DMK Real Estate in Darien, Ct.


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2013 Green Homes Trends Grows to $36 Billion and Predicted to Double. 

12 Simple Ways to Save At Home This Summer in Connecticut. 

What Makes a Green Home Different? 

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30 Simple $$$ Saving Tips for the New Year Resolution.



Click on Title to go to website and read full report.

                     GREEN ROI INFOGRAPH.                                                 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PYRAMID.

  Energy Efficient Pyramid 



 For more information on Home Trends in Fairfield County, Connecticut contact DMK Real Estate.  DMK providing step by step real estate assistance for buyers, sellers, builders, landlords and tenants.


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David Popoff
Connecticut Licensed Real Estate Broker
Realtor® Green
Seller Representative Specialist
Accredited Buyer Representative


DMK Real Estate, Darien, CT.
Cell (203) 228-0646




DMK Realty, 06820 





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Comments (8)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information for home owners. We have record breaking cold weather in Maryland and families are going to receive very high utility bills.

Nov 19, 2014 12:53 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Dave - I am so thrilled that you do all of these information blogs - I would love to have grren additions to my house...!

Nov 22, 2014 11:29 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

That is a serious amount of information that could potentially save a homeowner a boat load of money. Nice job!

Dec 01, 2014 03:31 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


That really shows a great deal of savings can be had by making some simple adjustments. Great post. 

Dec 02, 2014 07:31 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Simple and easy energy efficient home improvements will save you money for decades. Consult with your local professional LEED AP or Certified Green Professional at NAHB (CGP).

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