Tag: value

  • Selling a solar home with a solar owned PV system in Phoenix

    Selling a solar home with a solar owned PV system in Phoenix

    Many home owners and home buyers in the Phoenix area look at a solar owned system as the gold standard for solar homes in Phoenix.  A solar owned system is a solar photovoltaic system that the home owner purchased and bore the cost of installation without the limitations of a monthly lease payment or 20 […]

  • Phoenix solar homes – does solar add value to my home?

    Phoenix solar homes – does solar add value to my home?

    Yes, with the right Realtor and qualified real estate appraiser, solar owned systems will add value to your home. In order to get the most value for your solar, the real estate appraiser needs to know the details and benefits of your solar system on your Phoenix roof.  As an experienced solar Realtor, I put […]

  • Phoenix Pearl Certification – A New Way To Market Solar Homes

    Phoenix Pearl Certification – A New Way To Market Solar Homes

    I think it is safe to say that anyone selling a solar home has an added twist to the typical sales process.  Solar, whether it is owned or leased, is often misunderstood, poorly marketed, and its potential as a sales tool is never fully realized. Most real estate agents do not have solar themselves let […]

  • How NOT to market a solar home in Arizona

    How NOT to market a solar home in Arizona

    In 2017, there were a total of 2,597 solar homes sold in the Maricopa County area, including homes with monthly solar leases, homes with prepaid solar systems and homes where the solar system was owned outright. Out of the total solar sales in the Phoenix area, 62% of the homes involved solar leased systems while […]

  • Do Solar Panels Increase the Value of Your House

    Do Solar Panels Increase the Value of Your House

    New reports come out each month describing how much more solar panels add to the value of a home.  Reports from the Appraisal Institute, studies from Berkeley Labs and analysis of solar home sales from metropolitan areas throughout the country repeatedly show that solar panels add to the value of a home.  However in the Phoenix […]

  • Phoenix Solar Real Estate – June 2015 Sales Statistics

    Sales of solar homes in Maricopa County ticked up in the month of June 2015 at what is typically the beginning of the summer decline and end of the spring buying season, according to recent data from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS). While Phoenix solar homes only accounted for 1.82 percent of the total single family […]

  • Buyers Willing to Pay Premium for Rooftop Solar – Home Solar

    Buyers Willing to Pay Premium for Rooftop Solar – Home Solar

    New research sponsored by the Department of Energy shows that buyers are willing to pay more for homes with rooftop solar panels — a finding that may strengthen the case for factoring the value of sustainable features into home appraisals. The study, conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, examined sales data for almost […]

  • Top 10 Tips to Selling a Home With Solar in Arizona

    You may think that selling a home with solar is the same as selling any house in the Phoenix area, but solar adds a unique dimension to the selling process.  As the home seller with a solar array on your home, whether you own the solar outright or are leasing the solar system, there are […]

  • Appraising a solar home in Phoenix – Solar real estate

    Whether selling a home or refinancing a property, the question of value becomes a central focal point for a home owner. Value determines how much a seller can clear upon the sale of a home or how much s/he can borrow against their property. For many, the question of value is often determined by a […]

  • Arizona Solar Real Estate – July 2015 Sales Statistics

    Arizona Solar Real Estate – July 2015 Sales Statistics

    The headline for the month of July is, “Solar Leases Maintain Pace with Remainder of Resale Market” since homes with solar leases sold just as quick as resale homes in Maricopa County. The number of solar home sales in Maricopa County (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, etc…) was down slightly in July 2015 when compared to June […]