Evergreen, CO (PRWEB) June 15, 2010
Earth Advantage Institute, a non-profit green building organization, announced studies in Portland, Oregon on certified green built homes sold for an average increase of 12% over non-certified homes. These homes were also on the market for less time than conventional built homes.
Recent studies have also indicated third party certified new homes in Seattle, Washington sold for an average increase over non-certified homes of 25% and these homes were on the market 12% less time.
“With the growing interest in certified green built homes in Colorado, the smart consumer is looking for energy efficiency in their home.” said Mack and Andi Durbin, Broker/Owners of Rooftop Realty, exclusive marketing agents for Ohtama at Evergreen Subdivision.
The fact these homes are selling for more in a market slowdown indicates energy efficiency and green building will continue to grow in the future. Studies show people buy certified green built homes to help lower utility bills and conserve water, while still others want the non-toxic material used in a certified green built home to improve their quality of life.
Most multiple listings services throughout the United States do not have a special category for indicating certified green built homes. However, with the information available through Seattle, Washington’s and Portland, Oregon’s MLS, the number of green built homes sold was 33% and 16% respectively of the market share.
“The indications of the growing demand for certified green built homes is rising and Ohtama at Evergreen Subdivision is on the cusp of the green built movement,” stated Mack and Andi Durbin. “Our community encourages green built homes and our builder, John Kurowski has the experience to build your energy efficient home in Colorado.”
About Rooftop Realty:
Broker/owners Mack and Andi Durbin have been real estate agents for over 30 years in the Denver metro area and have been involved with the development of Ohtama from the beginning. They manage a full service brokerage experienced in both residential and commercial transactions.
Mack and Andi Durbin