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AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy to populate for those without appraisal software..The…Continue

Tags: Addendum, Raters, Builders, Efficient, Energy

Started Mar 29

HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
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Is anyone aware of HERS tracking 5 years or more after new construction?  I am looking for a study that may provide how valid the HERS rating might be 5 years or more after new construction. …Continue

Tags: Rating, Energy, MLS, Index, HERS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Little Mar 27.

Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable

For an overview of the March 11, 2014, roundtable at the White House Conference Center, take a look at my blog. …Continue

Tags: appraisals, Houses, efficiency, energy, Valuation

Started Mar 16

 

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Residential Green Valuation Tools

Residential Green Valuation ToolsAppraisal Institute just announced its latest new book on valuing residential high performance properties.Residential Green Valuation Tools explores the six features that make a home…See More
Apr 13
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Solar Loans - what is the tipping point?
"Be careful with solar leases and PPAs as most contracts reference them as personal property. They do not have continuity of ownership with the property either. These leases can create problems on the sale of a home and could potentially…"
Apr 13
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AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy to populate for those without appraisal software..The direct link to get to the fillable PDF form is http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/assets/1/7/Interactive820.04-ResidentialGreenandEnergyEffecientAddendum.pdfSee More
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Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA posted a discussion

AI Res. Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Appraisal Institute made the AI Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum fillable.  Check out the new version that makes it easy to populate for those without appraisal software..The direct link to get to the fillable PDF form is http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/assets/1/7/Interactive820.04-ResidentialGreenandEnergyEffecientAddendum.pdfSee More
Mar 29
Brett Little replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"This should be done. We are working on it now. "
Mar 27
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Jeff, Thank you for your prompt reply with the link to a study that is certainly what I need.  I look forward to seeing the LBNL research to add additional support for reliance on this method of testing the energy efficiency of a…"
Mar 24
Jeffrey Gephart replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"I've sent this directly to Sandra but for those following this thread Building Science Corp. provided a link to a study regarding air tightness over time, which to me would seem the only real variable to a HERS score in a 5-10 year time frame…"
Mar 24
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Craig, The secondary mortgage market - Fannie Mae questioned the use of a HERS Index after new construction.  The questions are not out of bias from the appraisal industry but out of defense from the secondary market.  This came up at the…"
Mar 24
Craig Senglin replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"The problem you are trying to solve is reconciling the bias and (mis)perceptions of appraisers and the real estate industry with the intent of REM/Rate (HERS software) as an energy modeling tool. As I said before, the HERS Index Score of a newly…"
Mar 24
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Michael, I understand your point and I have no problem with the study you reference other than it does not answer the secondary mortgage market question as to prove the HERS Index is still valid 5 yrs or more out from new construction.  They…"
Mar 24
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Well I will call BS - you do not need electrical bills et al (which Blasnik actually did below) as that only clouds the issue (though it can help in certain circumstances) - an appraisers job is to come up with a fair appraisal given all the facts…"
Mar 24
Michael Blasnik replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"I guess I don't understand what you mean by factual studies -- I would think comparing actual energy use to projections from the ratings across many thousands if homes and then also looking over multiple years would be considered a factual…"
Mar 24
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Michael, I am well aware of the study that was sponsored by Advanced Energy.  It does not verify the HERS Index.  I contacted Advanced Energy initially when I started this post.  The study does provide some good support for energy…"
Mar 24
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Sean, I understand "theory" but theory should be supported with fact.  The secondary mortgage market expects appraisers to support their numbers with fact and that includes reports we rely upon.  We really need a study that uses…"
Mar 24
Michael Blasnik replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"You might want to check out this study of homes in Houston that included tracking of actual energy use over time after construction for up to five years (see pages 33-34) among other things.…"
Mar 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"If there are no changes (mechanicals, leakage, etc...) a house rated a 75 5 years ago is still a 75 today (in theory). The only reason I say in theory is because they have tweaked a few algorithms so it might have moved a point or so - shoot…"
Mar 22

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Three WWWs to completing the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

The Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum is a form used to standardize the reporting of high performance house features from green certifications to incentives offered.  The Addendum can be downloaded in a PDF format from the Appraisal Institute’s Website.  It is seems there is much confusion on who should be completing the Addendum, why they should complete it and what they…

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Posted on June 16, 2013 at 6:18pm — 3 Comments

Transaction Process Summit on High Performance Houses in Washington DC on January 30, 2013

I attended a meeting yesterday in Wash. DC sponsored by DOE and titled, Transaction Process Summit, - intended as a first attempt to develop a strategic road map to help the residential transaction process recognize the value of high performance homes.  Sam Rashkin of DOE led the lively discussion on the issues that surround the residential high performance home transactions.  Champions in the room included representatives from government agencies, MLS, NAR, NAHB, Mortgage…

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Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:46pm — 3 Comments

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At 3:03pm on October 18, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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