source: NAR 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers




















source: NAR 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers













  • With rising energy costs home buyers are increasingly aware of

    energy efficiency and other environmentally friendly features of homes.

    89 percent of buyers considered a home's heating and cooling costs either very or somewhat important.

  • Commuting costs were a very or somewhat important feature for 80 of buyers.
  • 73 percent of buyers considered a home's energy efficient appliances very or somewhat important
  • 70 percent of buyers considered a home's efficient use of lighting very or somewhat important.