Green Features Remain Important to Homebuyers

“Green” and energy-efficient features remain important to homebuyers, though some options are more sought-after than others.

That finding came courtesy of NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and to parse through the results, we put together the following graph:

Two things of note: First, that reducing heating/cooling costs are far and away the most popular green feature for homebuyers; and second, that though solar panels are becoming more affordable, they have yet to become a popular feature for homebuyers.

Old Homes and Green Features

Interestingly, the importance homebuyers place on green features shifts with the age of the house. Here is a bar graph demonstrating those changes: