Have you invested in any of these features in your home?
Insulation, solar PV, double-glazed windows, efficient hot water systems, LED lighting, efficient heating and cooling devices, low water gardens…
Or perhaps your home has been designed with passive design principles such as good orientation, cross-ventilation, shading or glazing.
We are now able to identify these features more effectively for buyers and sellers through a new appraisal checklist and trained Liveability Real Estate Specialists.
The 17 Things™ that form the basis of this new appraisal checklist have been created through collaboration with sustainable building, design, construction and assessment industries. Each of The 17 Things™ has particular criteria for new and existing homes that the agent is looking for when they appraise the home. Some of The 17 Things™ are more important than others in achieving reduced running costs and increased comfort. You need a minimum of 6 of the features to be able to use the Liveability Property Features™ icon on your property listing.
The 17 Things™
What you look for when buying
What you plan for when renovating
What you know will be recognised when selling
These Liveability Property Features™ are the features of a property that offer the potential for increased comfort and reduced running costs if used correctly by the occupants.
1. Climate zone for this property
2. Living locally
Floor plan and layout
Key building structure elements
7. Density of building materials
8. Windows (glazing)
9. Shading or sun control
Important energy and water saving inclusions
10. Efficient heating and cooling devices
11. Energy efficient lighting
12. Efficient hot water system
13. Solar photovoltaic (PV) system
14. Low water garden
15. Water efficiency devices
16. Rainwater tanks
17. Energy Rating
It's how you use your home that matters
Information provided by LJ Hooker or use of the Liveability Property Features™ and The 17 Things™ Checklist represents a property’s potential. This information does not take into account a buyer’s particular needs or the way they may live in the property, which is far more important in achieving reduced running costs and increased comfort. As such the information provided by LJ Hooker or use of the Liveability Property Features™ and The 17 Things™ Checklist does not constitute a recommendation and is not intended to be relied upon in this way.
LJ Hooker recommends that buyers, sellers and renters consult further with any relevant specialist, design or building/construction consultants or assessors before making any decision based on the Liveability Property Features™.
As such, LJ Hooker makes no statement, representation or warranty and assumes no legal liability in relation to the accuracy, context or suitability for any purpose of the information provided through use of the Liveability Property Features™. Any use of the information provided through the Liveability Property Features™ is done so at the buyer’s, seller’s or renter’s risk.
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"The Liveability Real Estate Framework. Developed by LJ Hooker and acquired by the CSIRO"