Miami has always been a beach oasis with sun and surf, now we’re moving toward becoming a green oasis by prioritizing eco-friendly living. Climate change has been a constant topic in the news. We continuously see more financial incentives offered for environmentally friendly and sustainable building and renovation practices. Now is the time to get in on the eco-friendly train.
The Miami skyline is evolving, and part of that includes more commitment to sustainable architecture. Residential and commercial buildings alike are incorporating more features that focus on being more environmentally conscious. Using sustainable materials and incorporating energy-efficient designs are bringing Miami into the future of eco-friendly construction.
Neighborhoods are incorporating more green spaces including parks and recreation trails. This gives residents easy access to natural landscapes close to home. It also helps improve our air quality. “Walkability” has become one of the most popular features of any neighborhood. Miami is an active, outdoor city so access to trails for transportation and recreation is a desirable feature in any neighborhood.
Whether you’re in the market as a buyer or a seller the current trend toward sustainable features is something you should be mindful of. If you’re in the market for a condo LEED-certified buildings are required to adhere to high standards of sustainability and energy efficiency. Homes that have converted to rely in part on solar energy can save you money on your utility bill. Upgrades made with more sustainable materials give you more value for your money.
If you’re getting ready to sell making sure any upgrades you invest in are eco-friendly will make your property more attractive to prospective buyers. For example, consider using bamboo flooring instead of traditional hardwood. It is a durable surface, and the nature of the bamboo plant means that it is a quickly renewable resource. If your HVAC system is in need of an upgrade opt for the most energy efficient options. These are better for the environment and for your buyer’s bottom line.
The Kern Team is here to help you with all your real estate needs. Ready to list your home? Looking to relocate? Want to talk more about the specifics of eco-friendly homes? Let’s talk!