HOUSE X understands that buying a home is one of the most important investments that you will ever make. We empower home enthusiasts with data and resources to make more informed decisions when making a home purchase because only you know when you have found the right home. We add value by investing a majority of the traditional commission on your behalf to make your new home as efficient and affordable as possible. We believe an energy efficient home costs less to own, operate, protect and maintain.
We determine the most cost-effective energy and intelligence areas of the home/services to invest on behalf of the homebuyer. Typically, the benefit to the home buyer is 2 to 5 years of zero electricity payments. Therefore, making the home more affordable to operate at zero cost to the home buyer.
Some of the typical commissions go back to the buyer in the form of energy payments.
Each home is unique. Every household is unique, too. The calculation is based on numerous factors including the size of the home, energy efficiency, equipment, electronics, home intelligence, cost of energy, number of people living in the home, seller incentives and the cost of the home. Typically, the benefit to the home buyer is 2 to 5 years of zero electricity payments.
There is ZERO obligation to renew or extend the electricity contract; you can cancel the service at any time.
Currently, HOUSE X is only licensed in Texas, California, Arizona and Florida. The company is actively interviewing licensed Brokers and Agents in the remaining states. Later this year, the HOUSE X new home program should be available in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
1. INTRODUCTION & REGISTRATION
Step One is an introduction to get a good understanding of your wants and needs in a home. The HOUSE X Team will explain how the Smart Home Buyers Program works, provide an overview of the benefits and advantages and get you registered in the program.
2. FIND YOUR NEW HOME
In order to participate in the Smart Home Buyers Program, HOUSE X will need to become your Registered Broker. This will enable us to represent you as the Buyer's Broker and expand your buying power. We will partner with you to find your new home and secure unmatched incentives for you.
3. WE NEGOTIATE ON YOUR BEHALF
After you have identified your dream home, the HOUSE X Broker will negotiate on your behalf prior to preparing a purchase contract. Typically, on a new home, we ask the builder to match the investment being made by HOUSE X.
4. WE INVEST ON YOUR BEHALF
HOUSE X invests on your behalf at the closing event, purchasing low cost renewable energy at a pre-negotiated rate to secure the lowest rate to have zero electricity payments for as long as possible – all at zero cost to the buyer.
Utilities (electricity, water, natural gas, oil, Internet, cable tv, home security, trash) account for 27% of recurring monthly non-mortgage homeowner expenses. (The amount spent varies by geography, home age, home size and other factors) Source: NerdWallet.com
Insurance accounts for 9% of recurring monthly non-mortgage homeowner expenses.These include homeowners and other household insurance. (The amount spent varies by geography, home age, home size and other factors) Source: NerdWallet.com
Homeowner or condominium association dues account for 7% of monthly non-mortgage ownership costs. (The amount spent varies by geography, home age, home size and other factors) Source: NerdWallet.com
A zero-energy home is a house with zero net consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the home on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on site or by offsite renewable sources that are distributed by the electrical grid.
Traditional homes and buildings consume 40% of the total fossil fuel in the US and European Union and are significant contributors to greenhouse gases. The zero net energy consumption principle is viewed as a means to reduce carbon emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The zero-energy goal has become more practical as the costs of alternative energy technologies increase in performance and decrease as costs of traditional fossil fuels are turbulent. The development of modern zero energy homes became possible largely through the progress made in energy and construction technologies and techniques.
Renewable energy is energy that is collected or harvested from renewable sources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in three important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling and transportation. Worldwide investments in renewable technologies increased to more than US$286 billion in 2015 providing over 7.7 million jobs.
A home equipped with lighting, heating and electronic devices that can be remotely controlled by a phone or computer. A smart home is typically more connected, more comfortable, more secure, safer, more energy efficient, easier to maintain and more valuable than a traditional home.