You can get an idea of the home energy usage just by calling the utility company and getting a history of the usage/bills. Saving energy will not save money. Even if you get a history, you cannot predict the future of energy usage/fees. Everything goes up, except my fees. KCPL here wants a 12% hike in electric bills. So you will have to save 12% in energy usage just to keep your bill at it’s current level.
Many RE agents, and office brokers, are trying any means possible to keep home buyers from getting home inspections. Here in Kansas, RE’s wrote, and got passed, home inspection laws that allow for basic reports. They say this to home buyers, who will save that $200 to $300 by not getting a home inspection. “We have some trained agents in our office that can come to the home and check most all home areas for free”.
I wish I was more positive, but the $249 home inspection with termite and radon on any size home is the rule here.
Signed: getting poorer everyday.