Can Going Green Boost Your Resale Value?

Date: April 10, 2019

 

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What if you could save money and make money at the same time? With the right investments in your West Chester or Liberty Township home, you can. Lower your utility bills and increase your home’s resale value in one fell swoop when you make smart energy-saving updates to your Butler County, Ohio property.

Now is a great time to think about investing in renovations, especially if you’ve recently received a tax refund. Put that refund to work for you! Here are three money-saving upgrades to keep on your radar:

  • Replace your windows. Over time, window frames loosen, allowing air to flow in and out of your West Chester or Liberty Township home more easily. Consider replacing your older windows with new, double-paned ones to cut down on drafts. 

    You can even opt for tinted windows to reduce the energy needed to cool your home, possibly saving you hundreds of dollars each year. This has the added benefit of refreshing your West Chester or Liberty Township home's look, making it more appealing to future buyers, who might in turn make a larger purchase offer.

     

  • Switch to Energy Star-approved appliances. Energy Star-approved appliances use less water and electricity, and are designed to operate more efficiently on the whole. Energy Star offers rebates on particular products, saving you even more money. 

    Another plus? If you decide to list your West Chester or Liberty Township home for sale in the future, we find green certified homes with Energy Star appliances often sell quicker and for more money than comparable homes that are non-certified.

     

  • Add more insulation. Upgrading the insulation in your home helps keep inside air from escaping and lowers your energy bills. You can also use spray foam insulation in smaller areas, like walls, crawl spaces or around ducting. 

In addition to these improvements, make sure to learn about any green tax credits, rebates or utility discounts you may be eligible for here in the Butler County area. Municipalities and utility providers often offer incentives to homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades to their properties. Those programs can help you save even more.

Need help financing your green home improvements? A cash-out refinance may be an option. Give us a call today and we can help put you in touch with some of the top lenders in the West Chester and Liberty Township area.