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News and Insights

March 2016

April houses

Time to Buy?

If you’re selling your house this spring, it’s good to have a sense of the big picture and to keep an on some of the consumer trends that real estate practitioners watch. 

February 2016

Feb 2016 Smart Grid

What Smart Meters Can Do for Your Clients

Even though most of them won’t be interested in a lengthy, technical explanation of the smart grid, energy policy or the minutiae of how electricity is generated, you can spin the information into something relevant by answering the question, “What can smart meters do for me?”

Feb 2016 Smart Grid

Buyer Preferences and Utility Costs

A survey conducted by NAHB and Better Homes and Gardens examined home buyer demand and preferences, particularly among the boomer generation.

 The “2016 Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers,” uncovered consumers’ views about the environmental impact of their home and the value they place in saving on utility costs. 

Feb 2016 Tax Credits

Federal Tax Credits Extended

There’s good news for your clients who want to make energy efficiency upgrades in 2016. You can continue to advise and connect clients with the people and resources that can produce greater efficiency in their homes. And you can point them to a variety of credits now available through the end of 2016.

Green Feb 2016

Understand Consumers’ Wants, Secure Your Future 

During the last six months, the Green REsource Council has been hitting to road to connect the GRC with other industry groups and get its name and mission out to a broader audience of professionals involved in the housing industry.