Homes With Solar Panels/ PV Home System For Sale What To Know?

August 31st, 2015 by Michael Oliver

Have a home with a solar system and want to sell in the future? Selling a home (or buying one) with a solar system can be done, but there are certain ways to do it properly. Here are some things we have been looking at when we sell properties with PV or solar systems/ panels?

If you would like to buy or sell a home with solar panels contact us today as we have successfully handled these sales previously. Items in regards to the solar panels will come up and it is important that you have a Realtor experienced in how the systems are owned/ how they operate/ and value is derived from them. We understand all of these issues and will be able to resolve them regardless of what side of the transaction you find yourself.

New Home Builder TJ Bednar Now Offers Solar Panels As A Standard- Plus All About Solar Panel Incentives For Homes In Tucson

March 8th, 2010 by Michael Oliver

In a step to distance itself from competitors local Tucson home builder TJ Bednar has decided to install solar panels on all of its homes in two different neighborhoods. Homes in both of TJ Bednar’s new home neighborhoods of Vista Montana Estates and Lakeside Ridge will include solar systems that TJ Bednar says will provide all of the energy needed for the home and even be able to produce excess which would then be sold back to TEP.

Prices for these home range at Vista Montana Estates homes start with a 834sf home at $129,900 up to the largest at 1,852sf for $179,900. At Lakeside Ridge off of Stella Road and South Pantano homes start in the $150k’s


Which Builder Builds the Most Energy Efficient Homes?

June 22nd, 2008 by Michael Oliver

There is always a lot of talk regarding who builds the most energy efficient home in Tucson. My personal belief is that there is no difference among builders, with the exception of John Wesley Miller. A John Wesley Miller house is constructed for the sole purpose of being energy efficient. In fact, a recent home that he built in Amory Park is a “Net Zero Energy” house, which means it is completely self-sufficient in terms of energy. He built this particular house to demonstrate what’s possible in today’s world, although it’s not a home that everyone would be comfortable with. His other homes all incorporate energy efficiency ideas, like solar panels for electricity generation, super-insulated walls and ceilings, and the inclusion of many recycled materials to limit the amount of new resources required to construct a home. A John Wesley Miller home is extremely expensive. Small 1500 square foot homes begin at $500k. There’s no limit on the high end because he is a smaller custom builder and the sky is the limit. But if your goal is to have an ideal energy efficient home for your family and price is no object, a John Wesley Miller home is the peak of energy efficiency here in Tucson AZ.

Energy Efficiency and Your House

June 15th, 2008 by Michael Oliver

I have been getting a lot of questions recently about energy efficiency. How can I make my home more energy efficient? What government tax credits or programs related to energy efficiency can I take advantage of? Who builds the most energy efficient homes? The list goes on.

This being said, I have recently been doing a lot of research regarding ways to make homes more efficient, cost savings, upfront costs, efficiency home building techniques, etc. I have decided to start really digging into these issues to help clients and homeowners make their homes more efficient, save themselves money, increase their home’s value, and do their part to save energy wherever feasible. I plan to write a series of posts (time permitting) to assist those who want tips and opinions on the topic of energy efficiency.

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