Title /blog/posts/2016/06/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:06:52 -0400 Green River Festival - July 8th - 10th! Get Your Tickets Now https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2016/06/26/green-river-festival-july-8th-10th-get-your-tickets-now/ <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/download.png" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left; width: 500px; height: 147px;">The <a href="http://www.greenriverfestival.com/"><strong>Green River Festival</strong></a> is happening on</p> <p style="text-align: center;">July 8th - 10th!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Now is the time to get your tickets before it is sold out!</p> <p>Enjoy a fabulous weekend of world class music, great local food, beer &amp; wine, craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. &nbsp;</p> <p>The lineup of performers is amazing. &nbsp;Over 35 musicians will be singing all weekend long including - <strong>Peter Wolf, Dawes, Shakey Graves, NRBQ, Tedeschi Trucks Band and our very own Sonya Kitchell</strong>. &nbsp; Best of all watch the hot air balloons be launched!!&nbsp;Bring your friends, kids, and come have a great time.</p> <p>For more information click here and visit the <a href="http://www.greenriverfestival.com/">Green River Festival website</a>!</p> <p>Have Fun!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Baloon.jpeg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; width: 175px; height: 116px;"></p> Recreation Area Updates Greenfield Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:06:52 -0400 How Much Value Do Solar Panels Add to Your Home https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2016/06/26/how-much-value-do-solar-panels-add-to-your-home/ <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/Types-Solar-Panel.jpg" style="margin: 4px; float: left; width: 350px; height: 185px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" class="featured"></p> <p>I am often asked how much value is added to a home that has solar panels. There are many factors that a real estate agent needs to know in advance before this determination is made. &nbsp;Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or just curious below are some tips that will help guide you&nbsp;in the right direction. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>1</strong>. &nbsp;The first thing an agent needs to know if your panels are owned or leased. &nbsp;It will make a big difference in their value.</p> <p><strong>2.</strong> &nbsp;If your panels are owned they should&nbsp;be factored into the price of the home just as any other asset would be. &nbsp;It is prudent to search for comparable homes with owned solar panels. &nbsp; If it is difficult to find a home with solar panels&nbsp;that has sold&nbsp;I suggest to consult with a local appraiser to help assist you in determining the value. &nbsp;The solar renewable energy credit (SREC) should also be considered when valuing the asset. Any buyer purchasing your home will want to know if they are transferrable. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>3</strong>. &nbsp;If the solar panels are leased it can be a bit more complicated to determine the value. &nbsp;Before you house is on the market you should contact the leasing company to find out the process to transfer over to the new&nbsp;owners. &nbsp;I would have all this information together prior to listing so the buyers will be well informed prior to making an&nbsp;offer. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>4</strong>. &nbsp;If you find out that buyer do not like the fact your solars are leased, you might be able to buyer out the lease. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC)</strong></p> <p>An SREC is created for every megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity produced by a solar generator. &nbsp;SRECs allow a seller with a solar array to use electricity that is produced by the panels and then separately&nbsp;sell the SREC to a utility company. &nbsp;Some solar owns use SREC brokers to handle the sale. &nbsp;</p> <p>If you are interested in getting solar panels, <a href="http://www.mass.gov/ago/news-and-updates/press-releases/2016/advice-to-homeowners-considering-solar-panels.html"> click here to visit the MassGov website</a> for helpful tips.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The information provided was taken from notes provided from the <a href="https://www.marealtor.com">Massachusetts Association of Realtors</a> Legal Hotline. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Green Living Selling Tips Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:20:18 -0400