May 22 2008, 12:49 PM
I'm wondering if the latest "green" craze will affect the real estate market. Will bedroom/commuter communities lose value? I'm thinking investment opportunities might show up in property that is either urban or near employment zones.
May 24 2008, 07:18 AM
The "green" craze is directly affecting the home remodeling market in austin texas. I do see some of the new home builders pushing better materials, thicker windows, thicker walls, foil backed plywood, better insulation, etc.
I've also seen solar energy stocks fluctuate nicely this year.
I do agree though, the green craze is kinda a fad.
Either way, I hope to see more solar, and more energy effecient houses.
I am a carpenter with 10 years experience.
I hope to implement more earth friendly materials into my own company, at the time, the superior materials are only a luxury for the upper middle class and beyond.
Once green building hits track homes, that will be the real change.
An opinion from me.