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Environmentally Friendly Features

  • Commuting costs and environmental efficiency have increasingly factored into home buying decisions due to higher energy costs, but also due to overall concern for the environment.
  • Factors that are most important to buyers are those directly related to the buyers’ pocketbook.
  • Heating and cooling costs were at least “somewhat” important to 87 percent of home buyers.
  • Commuting costs were at least “somewhat” important to 73 percent of home buyers.
  • For more information, read more on the 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers >

Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Manager

Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Representative, manages Real Estate INSIGHTS, the Research Update, and assists in managing Research content on Realtor.org as well as on various social media sites. She also produces video content for the multimedia portion of the Research site.

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