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Expect the Unexpected: Green Upgrades and Home Repair Costs

Late last year, we leveraged our National Housing Survey┬« to ask homeowners about their interest in “green” home improvements, as well as the financial costs associated with making home repairs generally. With environmental concerns and energy efficiency increasingly top of mind for many, we wanted to better understand consumers’ interest in installing solar panels or making other energy-efficiency improvements, particularly if the costs of doing so were included in their mortgage balance.

Our survey identified a significantly higher level of interest among younger homeowners in green home improvements, with their interest particularly pronounced for projects such as solar panel installation

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