Increase Home Appeal by Adding a Little Green

Eco-friendly homes are hot these days, and one way to make a property more saleable is to add a little green.

Real estate Web site HomeGain asked about 1,000 real estate practitioners to recommend low-cost green improvements. Here are some of their suggestions:

  • Plant native trees and plants
  • Replace air filters
  • Weather-strip and caulk doors and windows
  • Install programmable thermostats
  • Install low-flow showerheads
  • Install CFL or LED lights
  • Repaint with low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint

Source: USA Today (10/14/2010)

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