Green-home appraisals don't add up

03/10/2010 | CNNMoney

Green homes are all the rage -- but when it comes to winning financing, banks often underestimate the resale value of energy-efficient technology. That leaves would-be buyers without full financing, increasing the up-front costs of green homes by thousands of dollars and threatening to put the kibosh on the whole industry, experts say. "If we can't get the values recognized, manufacturers can't justify moving these products forward," says one construction consultant.

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