Borrowers with energy-efficient homes less likely to default

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Study suggests lenders could lower risk premiums BY INMAN NEWS Borrowers with energy-efficient homes are significantly less likely to default, according to a study by the University of South Carolina Center for Community Capital. Funded by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), the … Continued

Your Place: Buy the Right Paint before Grabbing a Brush

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Posted By susanne The one job most of us do ourselves is paint. For example, I repainted the walls along the staircase after nicking them with a Morris chair we move upstairs each winter so the Christmas tree has a spot … Continued

Help sellers get fair value for home’s ‘green’ features

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Most MLSs don’t include ‘green fields’ in data input forms BY KEN HARNEY A “green” home can save owners plenty of money on their utility bills. But when it’s time to sell, do investments that reduce a home’s energy use receive … Continued