Los Angeles real estate is increasingly going green. Home owners are growing
more committed to shaping homes that are ecologically sound, not only for the
good of the environment, but to enhance home curb appeal. Los Angeles
environmentally friendly homes are proven to attract more buyers, increase
market value, and sell more rapidly than less â€œgreenâ€ properties. And along
with increasing value, Los Angeles environmentally friendly homes also
save homeowners money by reducing costs for conventional electricity, gas, and
The increased interest in
making a home that can owners can comfortably eco-exist in has resulted in more
easy to utilize tools for doing so. Water saving techniques like plumbing and
sprinkling systems that recycle water, heating and cooling cost reduction tools
such as the installation of spray foam insulation, metal roofing, and solar
panels are joined by home upgrade features such as Energy Star appliances,
programmable thermostats for heating and cooling, and the use of recycled
material in flooring and counter tops.
Simple green-friendly choices
such as replacing standard incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
have become such a part of every day living that creating an overall green home
is just a logical step for home owners and sellers.
Los Angeles real estate that employs some or many environmentally beneficial
items is simply recognized as financially prudent. And the fact that these
environmental tools drive buyer interest and increase home value makes them
even more attractive.
There are many popular
eco-choices available for sellers of Los Angeles environmentally friendly
homes that are almost as easy as changing out the style of light bulbs in a
programmable thermostat is
one. This temperature control tool allows a choice of temperature for every
individual room of a home. The control is automatic, eliminating any concern
for remembering to turn the heat down or the air conditioner off. Inexpensive,
at less than a hundred dollars, these thermostats easily pay for themselves in
energy savings, and are a solid attraction for home buyers.
Sustainable home gardening,
with high maintenance, non-native plants replaced by native plants are another
attractive Los Angeles real estate feature thatâ€™s easy to adapt. Saving
water costs, reducing maintenance, and freshening the look of garden also results
in less plant waste and chemical pesticide use, too. Perennials lasting more
than one season and reducing costs are a good and simple choice to make
landscaping eco friendly.
And since the outside of the
home is what a potential buyer sees first, such replanting lets prospective
buyers observe the ecological look of a home immediately. Less visible but a
perfect water saver for water-saving Los Angeles is the the use of a grey-water
sprinkler system in the garden. Such a system recycles water from sinks,
showers, or washing machine, to use for plant irrigation.
Consumers also are drawn to
several other simple choices to enhance a homeâ€™s ecological curb appeal and
save money. Energy efficient heat pumps reduce electrical consumption as much
as fifty percent from conventional heat systems. And this purchase can qualify
homeowners for a tax credit, as well. And insulation improvement can also earn
a tax credit. Homeowners unsure if housing has sufficient insulation can have
walls examined through thermographic inspection to eliminate needless energy
Solar panels, both
photovoltaic or thermal, also reduces cost and use of fossil fuels and can
result in tax credits. Solar systems are relatively easy add-ons to a home.
Energy star cooking and
cleaning appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, washer and dryers save water,
electricity, and gas. Completely easy to install, upgrading to these modern
appliances saves money and forges a modern, eco-friendly look for any home. On
demand water heaters, also lower utility bills caused by unnecessary water
As homeowners continue to
utilize these tips to shape a more environmentally friendly and sustainable
home, home value and buyer interest increase in Los Angeles real estate.