Appraisal Institute Webinar to Look at Value of Green Homes
A webinar aimed at helping real estate appraisers gain a better understanding of the value of green homes will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Among the presenters will be NAHB Green Building Subcommitte member Dave Porter, who is also a member of a working group examining the issue of green appraisals in partnership with the Appraisal Institute, which is sponsoring the webinar.
Among topics that will be covered:
- Examples of how appraisers are now recognizing green features in their appraisal reports.
- Ways to support value adjustments when local “comps” are unavailable — a major stumbling block for green building pioneers. The panelists will discuss the use of other indicators, rating systems, software and green studies.
- The secondary mortgage market and its views on green residential construction, including new direction from Freddie Mac.
- The appraisal selection process for lenders.
- The National Green Building Standard, LEED-H rating system and other green scoring tools.
The seminar is designed to “recognize features in new construction and rehabbed homes and understand how to make justifiable adjustments,” according to the Appraisal Institute Web site.
The webinar costs $30 for Institute members and $75 for others. For additional information and a registration form on the Appraisal Institute's Web site, click here.
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