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The HERS® Index as an Appraisal Tool

Jul 2, 2012

Last week USA Today and BusinessWeek spotlighted the G Home and the positive response from the appraiser community.  The G Home is rapidly becoming the leading national brand for remodeled homes that are pre 1990. All G Homes implement professional design by a licensed Interior Designer, a Landscape Architect, and a RESNET approved energy rater.  A pre and post remodel HERS® Index is design requirement for every G Home remodel.

Philip Beere, Founder of the G Home, states “there is a need to educate the real estate community and prospective home buyer to the key features of the G Home, which include energy and water efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and a transit orientated location.  The HERS® Index is our preferred tool to present the energy efficiency of every remodel, each G Home features a 24″ x 36” G Home Performance Report displayed in the front window.”

The higher than market appraisals are attributed to the brand recognition of the G Home, and to the energy efficiency, professional design, and consumer demand.  Each G Home is also green certified as verified by the NAHB Research Center.  Those interested in participating in the G Home properties must meet minimum qualifications and specific design requirements.

Prospective homebuyers may currently find a G Home in Denver, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Prescott.  Aggressive plans for expansion to new markets include Texas, Florida, Nevada, and California.  Additional information maybe found at, www.gstreetinc.com, or by phoning 855.466.7444.