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Welcome, Realtors and Appraisers

Although Realtors and appraisers typically do not directly use innovative building technologies, they can provide homeowners and prospective homeowners with information or resources relating to durability, energy efficiency and safety in a home. A knowledgable appraiser realizes that a home built of more durable materials is actually more valuable than an otherwise equivalent home. Similarly, a Realtor might be able to advise a prospective seller on energy efficient upgrades to include when the seller is sprucing up a home before putting it on the market.

PATH wants to ensure these groups recognize the impact housing technologies can have on the cost and quality of housing. PATH therefore provides information about technological innovations, presented without jargon, tied to costs, and consistent with the ways partners do business. PATH is developing programs relevant to procedures (considering the quality and cost of new housing technologies) for home appraisal, insurance rates, and mortgages.

Content updated on 5/28/2004

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