Energy Audits Mandatory for Austin Home Sellers

Energy Audits Mandatory for Austin Home Sellers

Maybe it's because we've never tried to sell a house? Or maybe it's because we've started spending our Sundays touring the open houses in our neighborhood? Whatever it is, we are fans of the mandatory energy-efficiency audits homeowners in San Francisco, Berkeley, and now Austin must complete on their homes before selling them...

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, not everyone shares our enthusiasm. Namely, home sellers and realtors. We understand that it is one more hurdle for a home seller to clear before closing the deal. However, we think that the energy-efficiency (or lack thereof) is such a critical component to a home that it needs to be disclosed.

Here's the article. Read it an let us know what you think. Mandatory energy-efficiency audits: unfair to the sellers or obviously necessary and important?

Via: Wall Street Journal

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