St Patrick’s Day - Get your Green ( House ) on in Clark County WA
There’s no better time to embrace home technology that saves you money than during the month of green - March. After all, the Irish are celebrating everything green, and Spring’s rebirth is sprouting tender green shoots from dormant roots and branches.
Sellers are smart to make their homes more desirable to buyers by installing or upgrading to more energy efficient options. For example, cleaning your home’s HVAC system makes the unit operate more efficiently and saves money.
If you need to replace outdated appliances, make sure they carry the ENERGYSTAR label. Make sure you do an insulation check too - if a home lacks the proper amount of insulation, it can be relatively inexpensive to correct.
Low flow toilets and faucets are also cost-effective and can make a difference in the bottom line for utility expenses each month. Water is one of our most precious resources, even in our wet region, and deserves continuing conservation efforts.
Landscaping tips for green homes.
Well-planned landscaping not only adds to a home’s curb appeal, but it can also impact the bottom line. Planting native varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers helps reduce the amount of water and effort needed to maintain their health.
In addition, deciduous trees can be used as shade for your home during the summer months, and when the leaves fall, the winter sun warming the home’s exterior can help reduce heating costs. Evergreen trees can also be planted as windbreaks.
New Green Homes in Clark County, WA
Naturally, a new construction home with an certified energy efficient rating is built to save you money. Residential construction built green in Clark County generally includes LEED and ENERGY-STAR rated homes.
To fully understand the cost savings, and health benefits of a green home, it's important to know what the various certifications actually mean. As an EcoBroker, I have the knowledge and background to help you make informed decisions.
We're lucky to live in Washington state where already eco-smart building standards, encourage builders to take the next step. There are currently 202 green homes for sale in Clark County. There are 31 pending sales, and 52 reported as sold within the last 6 months.
Call me today for an assessment of your current home, and how you can take simple steps to make it more energy efficient before you list. I'd also love to be your guide for any new construction home purchase in the area. Together, we can make sure you're getting the features you're looking for in a new Energy Efficient home.
The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing
you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com
As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.
In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience.