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Rainmaker
5,830,216
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The real increase in the use of solar energy will come when builders include solar panels in the original construction.

Dec 26, 2015 09:19 PM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

You would think in south Florida everyone would have it. The reality is it takes like 11 years to break even and most people move every 7 years. Our electricity is so inexpensive it doesn't make much sense. A lot of our elec. is generated by solar for the power company so maybe we are increasing in the big picture!

Dec 26, 2015 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,064,754
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes - and the leased systems can complicate resale.

Dec 26, 2015 09:31 PM
Rainer
149,756
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I cant remember the last time that I saw a solar panel here. Take that back, they have a LOT of them on the Copper & Kings brandy distillery here.

Dec 26, 2015 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,826,627
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am seeing more but not sure that price point makes the difference

Dec 26, 2015 09:07 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Our state in a foolish move put an extra tax on those who install solar. Nothing like living in a fossil fuel state.

Dec 26, 2015 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,361,489
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've seen many roofs covered with panels...and the price range of homes are mostly very moderately priced cape style homes.... high $300k range....

Dec 26, 2015 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,463,835
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

We haven't seen any impact from solar energy to speak of here in Charlotte, so can't respond on the issue of a price point for homes with it.

Dec 27, 2015 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,332,298
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. Solar has become a real problem. If the panels are leased the value cannot be included as part of the value as they are not owned and a real problem of the company will not subordinate to a new mortgage.

Dec 27, 2015 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,872,649
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We are seeing, and when we lived in Napa, wineries were the first to do that and are still leading the way.  Some home in SB have it, our road signs do and some of the highway signs also.  A

Dec 27, 2015 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,588,228
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In San Diego County it is very popular. In Florida, not so much and it doesn't add up to me. The savings are huge. Price change for solar depends a great deal on whether leased or owned and capacity of the system. 

Dec 26, 2015 11:08 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've seen people move away from having it on the roof of their home to having much larger separate panels on adjacent lots, etc.  Our rural properties have many.  I just sold a place that brings in an extra $13K per year - was a big incentive to purchase.

Dec 26, 2015 10:19 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 No. I have not seen a solar anything on a property in years.

Dec 27, 2015 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is becoming less popular due to lower compensation now being offered.

Dec 27, 2015 04:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - not so much in our area, yet. Though I do see more 'marketing' flyers.

Few people approached me to change over to Solar along with marketing pieces I receive in mail and junk emails.

Dec 27, 2015 02:36 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Solar is becoming popular here, and all of the prices are pretty high, as are the electric bills.

Dec 27, 2015 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
2,418,996
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, it is very rare here.

Dec 27, 2015 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
772,682
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

This is an interesting question. Look forward to responses. In CT I do not see much solar power in the residential sector as yet, although there were gov't subsidies offered and the cost of installation is going down. Now with heating oil being so much cheaper, wonder what will happen to the solar effort.

Dec 27, 2015 08:37 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For my homes in town I dont think that it is worth the investment, but my rural place where the price of electricity is much higher I have installed panels and cut the cord to the local elect coop.

 

Dec 27, 2015 08:22 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Great question!  We are seeing more solar energy in our area.  It's usually around the $250,000 price point and up.  Our average sales price in our area is $125,000.  

Dec 27, 2015 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
559,214
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Sally K. & David,
Solar is not popular with buyers. I don’t see new installations or hear people talking about it.

Dec 27, 2015 07:13 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We aren't seeing too much of a gain in this segment of the market...yet. I think it will come soon, though. 

Dec 27, 2015 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,301,342
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, the popularity of leased systems is picking up and really FUBARing resale.  Plus so many of the installs are UGLY!

Dec 27, 2015 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,768,556
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I've seen solar gain popularity with homes $200,000 and up in the Las Vegas area. One caveat is that the panels are frequently leased, which can impact the sale of the house. Also, our Public Utilities Commission just ruled favorably for Nevada Energy regarding rates, and some are saying this may cause the loss of 2-3000 jobs in the solar field. We'll be watching this closely in 2016.

Dec 27, 2015 04:13 AM
Rainer
90,455
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Solar panels here in AZ are just not cost effective. The summer sun damages them too much after several years to where they only produce 1/2 of their rated capacity if even that.

Dec 27, 2015 03:55 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

It is popular here in the Mile High City.  Many builders are including panels on the new homes.  I haven't seen it affect home prices yet because there are still many who do NOT want solar and it hinders the sale.

Dec 27, 2015 02:01 AM
Rainmaker
140,418
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Solar isn't as popular in my area.  Government is trying to push it, but it hasn't caught on yet.

Dec 27, 2015 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,650,431
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

We see them but they are still fairly rare.  In price ranges from mid to high. Most are leased which can be an issue for those obtaining a mortgage depending on buyer qualification ratios.

Dec 26, 2015 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,168,621
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Our area got flooded this year with solar as teh state had great subsidies, those all expire January 1st so who know what will happen now. 

Dec 26, 2015 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,344,987
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are seeing more solar panels, especially since we see lots of sunshine.  Usually in the 300K+ price points. 

Dec 26, 2015 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
562,113
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I've noticed some, but not a ton.  Come to think of it, I almost never see them on very expensive homes....more mid range.

Dec 26, 2015 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,195,782
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No, not popular in this area yet

Dec 26, 2015 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,838
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not it has not yet become popular in my area.

Dec 26, 2015 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,442,761
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We are seeing more and more solar but they are mostly lease and people have to take over the least.

Dec 28, 2015 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,429,441
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not in the DFW area.

Dec 27, 2015 10:55 PM
Ambassador
2,955,254
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

we get 50 to 60 inches of rain a year.  Nope, solar might not keep you warm in our short winter days either.

Dec 27, 2015 01:19 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Because it is so costly we don't see much of it and only in the higher end custom homes over $500,000.

Dec 27, 2015 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,680,021
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We occasionally see evidence of Solar Power, but very vew in our area.

Dec 27, 2015 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,723
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think that we'll continue to see more and more renewable energy sources as time passes.  Though, it's still fairly rare in my community.

Dec 27, 2015 02:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,085,866
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Closer to $2M or >4000 sf.

There is a home 4 sale across the street close to 1 yr now. People prefer solar and private well. I think the city water bill is over $1000/mo  in the summer with fines and heated pool and rest of 5000 sf house scared every potential buyer.

Dec 27, 2015 01:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,611,432
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No not at all. 

Dec 27, 2015 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,599,878
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Solar panels to heat pool water are popular in Florida and have been so for some time.

Dec 26, 2015 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
806,537
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Probably 250k, and solar is increasing in interest here. City Hall is covered in panels and we have/have had a couple of somewhat controversial proposed farm projects. Personal residential use, the ROI is questionable for many still. And as Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers said, can cluster resale if the system is not bought right.

Dec 26, 2015 10:48 PM