RESNET
  July 16, 2012
 

The HERS Index as an Appraisal Tool

 
 
 
 
 
ghome Recently�USA Today and BusinessWeek spotlighted the G Home and the positive response from the appraiser community. �The G Home is being used to brand remodeled homes that are pre 1990.�All G Homes use a professional design by a licensed Interior Designer, a Landscape Architect and a certified RESNET Home Energy Rater. �A pre and post remodel HERS Index is design requirement for every G Home remodel.

Philip Beere, Founder of the G Home, states "there is a need to educate the real estate community and prospective home buyer to the key features of the G Home, which include energy and water efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and a transit orientated location. �The HERS Index is our preferred tool to present the energy efficiency of every remodel, each G Home features a 24" x 36" G Home Performance Report displayed in the front window."

The higher than market appraisals are attributed to the brand recognition of the G Home, and to the energy efficiency, professional design, and consumer demand. �Each G Home is also green certified as verified by the NAHB Research Center. Those interested in participating in the G Home properties must meet minimum qualifications and specific design requirements.

Prospective homebuyers may currently find a G Home in Denver, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Prescott. �Aggressive plans for expansion to new markets include Texas, Florida, Nevada, and California. �Additional information maybe found at, www.gstreetinc.com, or by phoning 855.466.7444.

   
 
 
 
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