With spring in full bloom and the landscape at its peak greenness, I was moved to share my thoughts on how smart financing can help the environment. Beyond the paperless mortgage that can save trees, I am talking about two loan products that can finance energy efficient improvements to your home. And both can be done at time of acquisition or during a refinance.

First, we have the tried and true FHA 203K which will finance homes and their renovations up to the local FHA loan limit. In terms of green mortgaging, we have seen borrowers finance $50,000 solar heating and electrical systems and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems which enable homeowners to slash their energy costs and usage. Besides saving the earth’s resources, over time, customers save money. It’s a win/win.

But today, I want to highlight a smaller loan that has been around for a few years, but rarely utilized. It’s called the EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgage). Some of the highlights are:

 

Talk to your lender today about the ability to upgrade your home, while benefiting the environment, at the lowest possible interest rates. You’ll be glad you did.

 

Written by: The KCM Crew