May 042013
 

Standard homes eat money.
High Performance Green Homes make money. It’s that simple!

Woman with cash in hand

Green Homes make money.

A small standard 4 bedroom home with 2 adults and 2 children or more, costs approximately  $150 – $200 per month more to run than a High Performance Green Home (electric, water, maintenance and insurance).

That’s $2400 per year lost!

Over a 15 year period, factoring in a 4% increase in annual costs, this loss totals $46,800

In essence, this is money MUST be donated to the utility and insurance companies, for which NOTHING is received back in return and NONE of it is used to add value to the home.

In contrast, a small 4 bedroom High Performance Green home, occupied by 2 adults and 2 children or more, costs approximately $150 – $200 per month less to run than a standard home (electric, water, maintenance and insurance).

That’s $2400 per year SAVED!

Over a 15 year period, factoring in a 4% increase in annual costs, this saving totals $46,800

In essence, this is money IS NOT donated to the utility and insurance companies, and instead, ALL OF IT CAN BE USED TO ADD VALUE to the home AND can also be used to PAY DOWN A THIRTY YEAR MORTGAGE, YEARS FASTER.

Accelerated mortgage payoff when $200   monthly savings are paid into a 30 year, 4% loan.

Loan amount

Interest saved

Payments saved

$100,000

$33,977

156 months

$200,000

$44,929

101 months

$300,000

$50,414

74 months

$400,000

$53,710

59 months

 

What makes more sense? ………..  To lose $46,800 and have nothing to show for it, or to save $46,800 and at the same time, appreciate your home’s value?

 

Our services are always FREE to Buyers, and we contribute $500 towards closing costs if you buy through us, as well as $250 toward our Switch to Green, Switch it Forward Fund, to help fight poverty and climate change.

Let us show you how we can be Your Green Dream Team to help you to Live in a High Performance Green Home, that will Save You Money and help you to Pay Your Mortgage Off Years Earlier, while at the same time,  live in a home that is Healthier, More Comfortable, Safer and Kinder To The Earth.

For more information, PLEASE REGISTER. We look forward to making Green Home living your reality.

Marius J Smook – Licensed Real Estate Eco-Broker, LEED AP for HOMES, Home Energy Rater.

 

 May 4, 2013