New City of Portland Requirement: Home Energy Audit Required to List Home for Sale

Effective at the turn of 2017, the City of Portland is requiring that home owners who wish to list their home for sale obtain a Home Energy Audit Report for disclosure to potential purchasers. Implementation will begin in 2018.

According to the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, the new requirements state that:
-Homeowners must obtain a home energy performance report.
-Provide said report to their listing Realtor.
-Include the energy score in the listing showing the home for sale.
-Provide a copy of the performance report to the City of Portland.

The rule does not apply to distressed properties, new construction, and there are some low income exemptions. For more specifics on the rule, see the City of Portland’s website.

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