If I rent my home can I qualify it as commercial property? The reason I want to do this is that I have been

Asked by Beth, Denver, CO Tue Jan 20, 2009

told that cost of installing solar to generate the electricity is 1/2 the cost vs on residential property. ( Denver, Co.)

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Bob Durack, , Denver, CO
Tue Jan 20, 2009
Beth...The effective property tax rate for commercial properties is three times the rate for residential properties. Even if you could change your property from residential to commercial, which is doubtful, you might end up paying more in taxes than what you would save on the cost of installing solar.
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Brian Burke, Agent, Highlands Ranch, CO
Tue Jan 20, 2009
I think that the city and or county of Denver would determine your zoning issue.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Jan 20, 2009
Contact city who would zone the property as commercial.
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Kendra, , Jefferson County, CO
Tue Jan 20, 2009
I would say that it depends on who you rent it too...if you rent it and it is run as a commercial property then I would think so, but I would recommend you speak to a real estate attorney to be sure.

Kendra Lanterman
(720) 434-6432
Noviscon Realty, LLC
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