Appraised Value


Beyond-code building performance provides a demonstrated value-add that enhances home value. However due to the uneven nature of appraiser training and understanding of this increased value (particularly in rural areas where comparables may not yet exist), this increase in appraised value is not always realized.

Opportunity & Response

Equally critical to building high-performance homes is working with appraisers to ensure that the value of the performance features is incorporated into the assessed value of the home. Rural Studio currently works directly with local appraisers on a project-by-project basis to communicate this enhanced value. As our housing partner network continues to expand, it is increasingly necessary to provide informational resources for appraisers so that they value high-performance homes for their full worth.