Effective January 01st 2018, Portland home sellers will be required to complete a home energy scoring and assessment report prior to publicly listing their home for sale. This report must be obtained from a licensed home energy assessor. The results of the score and report must be disclosed to all prospective buyers at the time the home goes on the market. This applies to all sellers, whether they are using a Realtor or not. The city council adopted the home energy score ordinance Portland City Code Chapter 17.108 on December 14, 2016, which applies to owners of single family residences only.
The score card will look like this:
I am told the estimated cost to hire a licensed energy assessor is $150 – $250. Homes will be rated between 0-10 with 10 being most energy efficient. Homeowners planning to sell should schedule an assessor several weeks before publicly listing their property.
Why did the city of Portland approve this ordinance?… click here: Portland Home Energy Score
What are your thoughts?
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Kevin Gorman – www.KevinGormanSells.com – 503-367-4869