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It is good to think of looking for an eco-friendly home when you begin your home buying process. Apart from being environmentally friendly, an eco-friendly house saves you from spending a lot of money by eliminating the need for certain resources. Here are some factors to consider when buying an eco-friendly home:

Building materials

The building material is one of the essential things to consider when purchasing a home because the house is as good as its material of construction. An excellent green-building material is salvaged lumber. Reclaimed lumber is usually obtained from older homes. It is ideal because of its density. Older lumber's hardiness is much better when compared with that of new lumber.

Solar energy

Another factor that should influence your buying decision is the availability of solar energy. You should not purchase any home that is unsuitable for using solar energy. The advantages of having solar power at home are numerous. Apart from conserving the environment, it also minimizes your energy costs and saves you a lot of money in the long run.

Energy-efficient appliances 

For those that are considering buying a house that is already furnished, you should make sure that all the electronic devices are energy-efficient. This is essential because it reduces your power consumption significantly. You should ensure that home appliances like dryers, microwaves, washers, irons, and any other devices in the home are all energy efficient. You should not buy the house if these appliances are not energy efficient. 

Flooring

The flooring material is something else to consider when purchasing a green home. The flooring material of an ideal eco-friendly home should be made of recycled or sustainable products like cork or bamboo. The essence of this idea is that these products are environmentally friendly, and they are also hypoallergenic, durable, easy to install and maintain. These flooring materials can also be installed in an environmentally safe and friendly manner. You should consider some of these flooring materials:

  • Cork: Cork comes from tree bark. Its production does not affect the tree. The benefit of this flooring material is that it is warm and inviting. It is incredibly durable when kept away from moisture.
  • Bamboo: bamboo is grass and not wood. The benefit of using bamboo as a flooring material is that it is easy to staple, nail, and glue. Apart from that, it can be used to form different patterns and is very durable.
  • Linoleum: This type of flooring material comes from natural raw material like pine trees, ground limestone, and wood products. They are resistant to stain, biodegradable, and impermeable to water. 

Check with your real estate agent to help you identify green homes in your area, or homes you can remodel in an environmentally friendly way.



7 Pequot St, Billerica, MA 01862

North Billerica

Single-Family

$394,900
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Great neighborhood location close to conservation land, beautiful walking and biking trails with access right at the end of the street. This spacious full dormer in the back, Cape Cod style home is great for the expanding family. Open concept floor plan on the first floor. Easy for entertaining and gatherings. Terrific family room and lots of extra storage space in the lower level. Fenced level yard great for B B Ques. This home does need a little TLC so come on over and make it your own!
Open House
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27 Chesterfield Ave, Billerica, MA 01821

Pinehurst

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$499,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Burlington Line! In-Law potential. Welcoming entrance and a contemporary flair is exciting in your new spacious home. Lots of volume with cathedral ceiling in the sun drenched living room with an open floor plan. If you've got a house full we've got 5 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths! Beautifully remodeled by local family of excellent builders. Gleaming hardwood floors, new appliances, new windows, new siding, spacious brand new deck overlooking a great backyard. New heating and air conditioning. There are so many new things here you've got to come see for yourself.

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This Single-Family in Billerica, MA recently sold for $425,900. This Split Entry style home was sold by Carol Woods - Woods Real Estate.


60 Tremont St, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$419,900
Price
$425,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
In-Law potential! Walk out lower level is bright with high ceilings and is rough plumbed and framed. Burlington line! On a dead end street. Spacious Split Entry style home on a super 15,000 square foot level lot! Indeed the landscape is awesome! Great for the backyard parties. Open floor plan inside on both levels will be great for entertaining. Lots of storage in the fully applianced eat-in kitchen. Dining room is open to the living room. Generous room sizes.

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62 Castle Dr, Groton, MA 01450

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Amazing location on Castle Drive at Throne Hill. Enjoy your new life in the subdivision that abuts 100+ acres of conservation area. Step inside, feel the warmth of home. The cathedral ceilings create dramatic lines and add volume to the main living areas. Entertain guests in the wide open floor plan featuring sunken family room with a fireplace and sun-drenched custom kitchen with sliders to the deck. The game room also has cathedral ceilings and is open to the family room below. Spacious dining room and living room with another fireplace! Lots of storage and three spacious bedrooms in the 2nd floor. If you love the outdoors you're going to love this yard! Almost a full acre of land with flower beds and plenty of room to play, relax with friends and enjoy nature.
Open House
Saturday
March 09 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 62 Castle Dr, Groton, MA 01450    Get Directions

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