I've come to really enjoy watching HGTV's My House is Worth What?. Not only are there those who seem to really believe buying a house with interest-only payments in order to sell it at a higher price, there are those who want to "save the world". There was this one couple who spent between $300,000 to $400,000 on making upgrades to their house. Oh sure, they used a soy product to insulate the wine cooler they had installed. They various paints and products that are supposedly green. No mention of solar panels or of solar-powered water heaters.
This couple wanted their home to be worth over $850,000. Was it to further enhance the greenness of their existing home? Was it to install the solar panels necessary to be almost off the power-grid? Was it to install solar-powered water heaters?
No, to all the above. They wanted their house to be worth that much so they could sell this one and then build a totally green house.
They want to "save the world" by bulldozing up more acreage and hauling in green materials from across the country. Sounds like a plan, not.