Tag Archives: solar

How Appraisers Should Value Solar Paneling

Residential Solar Photovoltaic installations are continuing to grow in the U.S. every day. Homeowners often purchase without having full knowledge of the documents they sign and the unintended consequences that follow. For instance, “I installed a solar PV system last year at a cost exceeding $30,000 and secured a solar loan to pay for it. I can’t find a buyer …

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California Now Requires Solar Panels on New Construction

Yes, you read that right. Solar panels are now a requirement for new construction in California.  The state passed a law that requires solar panels on new construction of single-family residences, and condos or apartments up to three stories. Not just a few panels, but enough to provide 100% of the power needed for the structure. As of January 1, …

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Missing the Green can Leave Everyone Seeing Red

This article was originally published in the Fall 2019 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Real estate practices, both valuation and brokerage, are professions that are open season for lawsuits. Let’s face it, consumers can be very litigious in many situations. Reducing liability is something we should all try to do in our professional work. Housing is an integral element of the …

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