One of the pieces to the puzzle when buying or building a ‘Green’ or Sustainable home is of course the ‘Valuation’ of the Property – Or as most people know it, the Appraisal.
For a couple years now I have searched Houston top to bottom trying to find a Residential Appraiser who is experienced in doing appraisals on these kind of properties. The homes can be quite unique when built green while Solar, GeoThermal and other Sustainable features in the home can make it difficult to know exactly how much should be added to the Value.
Well, I thought I would just put this out there to see if anyone around knows of a good ‘Green’ Appraiser in the Houston area.
Also, if you run across this and think that you may want to get involved, the Appraisal Institute now offers a set of courses on ‘The Valuation of Green Residential Properties‘ and can be taken online. The course was offered in Austin a few months ago but does not appear on the Houston schedule yet this year.
So, comments are open! If you are a ‘green’ appraiser or know of one. I would love to know about them!