Here is an interesting quote for you...Come sale time, a green property typically appraises for 10% to 15% higher than comparable conventional homes according to Jim Amorin, vice president for the Appraisal Institute, a professional trade organization. (Smart Money, January 2008) So, obviously some appraisers do feel that there is an increased value for a green home like the one you have built but it many not have been considered by the appraiser that reviewed your home.
Take a look at this link...http://www.natresnet.org/ratings/overview/resources/appraisal/APJ_99_10.pdf and see if it can give you any guidance or at least help you decide if you should get another opinion.... more
Hello Trulia audience,After a brief absence from blogging, I realized it was a perfect time to write a post that everyone could really enjoy... Specifically, about the rammed earth construction technique.