Green costs more, and today's already-skittish potential home buyers are not willing to shell out more cash for a greener standard of living.
At least that's the finding of a survey by Chicago Agent Magazine.
The magazine did a green survey last year and then repeated the same questions this year to compare trends. Last year 33 percent of agents surveyed reported that they had clients specifically seeking out properties with green features. This year that number dropped to 15 percent.
"I believe that buyers appreciate 'green' features, but they are not yet ready to pay extra for them," Bob Parris, broker/owner of Manchester Realty told the magazine.