Adding value to your home with renewable energy technology does not result in higher property taxes Reply

If you are considering incorporating renewable energy technology to your home with solar hot water, solar space heat, solar thermal electric, solar photovoltaics, or wind; you are exempt from being taxed on the improvements to your home for twenty years in Massachusetts.

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The Green Communities Act: What you should know when buying or selling a home in a Green Community Reply

Cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have recently been designated as “Green Communities” under the Green Communities Act.   Eight of these cities and towns are located in the Pioneer Valley.  While the incentives for becoming a Green Community are grants to help municipalities pay for energy efficient measures, it also presents a unique opportunity for those trying to sell a home in a Green Community.   It also requires a new set of skills for REALTORS®. More…