Seattle and King County New Homes Trending Green
Starting in 2007 The NWMLS created search and listing criteria to help buyers search specifically for “green” certified homes at the same time the listing data has helped the burgeoning building industry of “green” be able to follow the trends. Ben Kaufman owner/broker for GreenWorks Realty and Development Group compiled the data for 2009. Here is what he found:
In Seattle, the data showed that certified homes sold for 8.5% more per square foot and sold in 22% less time than non-certified homes.
In King County, certified homes sold for $72 more per square foot and in 7% less time than other new construction homes.
In summary, the true “green” trend is viable and happening in Seattle and King County. It is being defined by smaller homes that offer higher quality finishes and more efficient design. Green homes were almost 600 square feet smaller than non-certified homes.
Are you interested in owning a “green” certified home? If so, here is your opportunity to work with the areas most talented, leading edge green builder designer and architect. YS Development and De Forest Architects have united their talents coming together for an exciting newly conceived pre-sale project in Woodinville. Become part of the team!
Site – 1.34 acres
House – 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 2432 sq. feet
Guest House: 309 square feet
Decks – 806 square feet
two car garage and workshop