Environmentally Friendly Features Posted in Did You Know, by Jessica Lautz, Director, Survey Research and Communications on March 1, 2013 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 76 percent of home buyers. For more information, check out the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers > Jessica Lautz, Director, Survey Research and CommunicationsJessica Lautz is the Director of Survey Research and Communications. Jessica analyzes data and writes annual studies such as the Member Profile, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the Commercial Member Profile.More Posts Tags:environment,Home Buyers,REALTOR® Members Related Posts Demand for Residential Rental Properties Still Strong Why Do Women Pay More for Mortgages?