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Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies in knowing exactly which ones tilt the scale in your favor. Here's a list of best green improvements homeowners should make this year to get the most ROI:

1. Replace Your Front Door

The reasons for replacing a dated and drafty front door are many:

  • It improves your home's energy efficiency.
  • It improves your home's security.
  • It increases your home's curb appeal. 

As far as green upgrades go, a new, Energy-Star Certified door can shave up to 10 percent off your utility bill. And if you opt for steel door replacement, you may see as much as a 101-percent ROI when it comes time to sell

2. Replace Your Garage Door

Replacing your existing garage door with a new garage door can earn you an ROI of up to 97.5 percent, says HomeAdvisor. Opt for one that's energy efficient and features double-layer doors with extra insulation to get the best return on your investment. 

3. Upgrade Your Windows

Energy-efficient replacement windows can net you an ROI of between 77 and 79 percent. And you'll get bonus points for using real wood. Window replacement has all the same benefits of door replacement -- keeping your family cozy and comfortable while lowering the costs of heating and cooling your home. Oh, and they look nice to prospective buyers, too. 

4. Replace Your Roof

If your roof functions well or is relatively new, replacing it won't help your ROI. But if you've spotted the telltale signs of roof failure, such as missing shingles or water stains on your interior ceiling, you'll want to replace that before listing your home for sale. Roof replacement that's both efficient and aesthetic carries an ROI of up to 80 percent. And while your contractor is up there, opt for a roofing material that's going to increase your home's energy efficiency, such as cool metal. Metal reflects the rays of the sun instead of absorbing them, and can increase your home's energy efficiency by leaps and bounds. 

If you're thinking of selling your home in the near future, consider boosting its efficiency before the day. You'll be able to list at a higher price point, and you'll be able to choose from a bigger pool of buyers than comparable homeowners in the area who haven't made the effort. 



15 Gridley St, Quincy, MA 02169

West Quincy

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
The peace and quiet here will stop you in your tracks and have you wondering if you are really 9 miles to downtown Boston! This hidden gem is tucked away on the outskirts of Cunningham Park. The home has undergone many recent updates...freshly painted inside and out, newly sealed driveway, updated electrical, central AC, young roof and hot water heater. The first floor features a versatile layout with 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a spacious kitchen/dining area, a home office and slider right out to the back deck. One living room features a fireplace while the other has a floor to ceiling built in bookcase. It's bright and airy everywhere showing off the gorgeous hardwoods! As a bonus, there is direct access to the oversized 2 car garage. The lower level houses additional living space, a bathroom with a shower and a separate room that was formerly used as a teen suite. Walkout from the lower level to the private backyard! First showings at the open houses on Sat, 10/17 & Sun,10/18
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15 Gridley St, Quincy, MA 02169

West Quincy

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
The peace and quiet here will stop you in your tracks and have you wondering if you are really 9 miles to downtown Boston! This hidden gem is tucked away on the outskirts of Cunningham Park. The home has undergone many recent updates...freshly painted inside and out, newly sealed driveway, updated electrical, central AC, young roof and hot water heater. The first floor features a versatile layout with 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a spacious kitchen/dining area, a home office and slider right out to the back deck. One living room features a fireplace while the other has a floor to ceiling built in bookcase. It's bright and airy everywhere showing off the gorgeous hardwoods! As a bonus, there is direct access to the oversized 2 car garage. The lower level houses additional living space, a bathroom with a shower and a separate room that was formerly used as a teen suite. Walkout from the lower level to the private backyard! First showings at the open houses on Sat, 10/17 & Sun,10/18
Open House
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October 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 15 Gridley St, Quincy, MA 02169    Get Directions

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15 Gridley St, Quincy, MA 02169

West Quincy

Single-Family

$675,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
The peace and quiet here will stop you in your tracks and have you wondering if you are really 9 miles to downtown Boston! This hidden gem is tucked away on the outskirts of Cunningham Park. The home has undergone many recent updates...freshly painted inside and out, newly sealed driveway, updated electrical, central AC, young roof and hot water heater. The first floor features a versatile layout with 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a spacious kitchen/dining area, a home office and slider right out to the back deck. One living room features a fireplace while the other has a floor to ceiling built in bookcase. It's bright and airy everywhere showing off the gorgeous hardwoods! As a bonus, there is direct access to the oversized 2 car garage. The lower level houses additional living space, a bathroom with a shower and a separate room that was formerly used as a teen suite. Walkout from the lower level to the private backyard! First showings at the open houses on Sat, 10/17 & Sun,10/18
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October 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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1073 Brook Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$689,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Motivated Sellers! Move right into this classic 3 Bedroom colonial that has been updated from top to bottom! This lovely home with central air offers a fire placed living room, den or home office, dining room, kitchen with granite countertops along with gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The second floor offers 3 Bedrooms along with a full bath. You will love the numerous updates that have been done which include a new roof, new windows, exterior doors along with updated front stairs and patio. A great location where you can walk to East Milton Square offering shops restaurants & more! There are several elementary schools and Cunningham park close by where you can enjoy summer swimming, tennis and ballfields. Enjoy the Neponset Rail Trail as well as the Blue Hills Reservation where you are able to bike, hike & enjoy skiing in the winter. Minutes to the highway and only 9 miles to downtown Boston.
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