Whether you’re moving to take a new job or just looking to upgrade from your current home, you can move into an existing home much faster.
After you go through the mortgage process and closing, you’re set to move in. This is especially helpful for people relocating for a new job or a family with children who will be starting at a new school and spare time is limited. You’ve done your research, you’ve checked out the neighborhood and inspected the house inside and out. The floor plan and layout of the existing home isn’t going to change.
EPA's ENERGY STAR program offers financial calculators to help guide your financial decisions about energy efficiency and meet your energy performance goals.
And it uses simple financial arguments familiar to all financial managers. Whether you’re building a new home or buying an existing home, it can be expensive. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average new home price in 2014 was 2,000, compared to 8,900 for existing homes.But while the retrofits resulted in draft-free comfort with new siding, windows, and HVAC systems, the energy savings alone, in Mr.Holladay’s words, “…can’t possible justify the very high costs of this type of retrofit.” In fact, when factoring in the retrofitting costs to the energy savings, at least on houses built in the early 20 century, the study found that the simple payback period was 139 years, longer than the houses were old!