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The Benefits of Buying Solar Energy Homes

The housing market is still recovering, which means that there are some fabulous deals on homes for home buyers right now. But even though you want to take advantage of the great deals available and save money it’s worth spending a little more to buy one. Solar homes have a lot of benefits that traditional homes don’t have like:

Long term savings – You might pay a little more for solar energy homes up front but over the course of the time you own the house you will save thousands of dollars in energy costs.  Paying a little more now in order to save for years makes a lot of financial sense.  

Resale value – Solar energy homes are consistently in demand no matter what the real estate market does.  Thousands of people are finding themselves upside down on their mortgages right now because of the economy but if you invest in a solar energy home that won’t happen to you. Chances are good that you would have no trouble finding a buyer for your solar energy home if you decided that you wanted to sell, even in a soft housing market.

Money back – Both the Federal government and individual states have many different rebates, tax credits, grants and other financial incentives for people who buy solar  homes.  You could end up saving thousands of dollars when you buy the house as well as saving money over time by choosing one instead of a traditional home. Be sure to check out what the incentive programs are in your state before you start shopping for a new home.

Helping the environment- Energy efficient homes are much better for the environment than traditional homes.  If you are someone that wants to consume responsibly, reduce your carbon footprint, and spend your money on smart purchases then buying a solar energy home is the right move for you.  

Mark Silva writes about Solar Energy Homes at