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Florida’s  HOP program   For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting   Homebuyer Loan Process:   Keeping it simple, keeps you happy!   1.    Contact a HOP educated REALTOR and Lender to assist you with your homebuying process 2.    Once construction on the Unit has begun, Mem...
  Florida’s  HOP program   For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting     Eligible Homebuyer Requirements: 1. In order to receive a HOP Loan under the HOP program, the Eligible Homebuyer must:      (1)     Have an Adjusted Income that does not exceed eighty      percent (80%...
Florida’s  HOP program For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting     Additional Building Requirements:   All Units must be new construction which have not been previously occupied except that Members that are counties and eligible municipalities that are administrators of S...
Florida’s  HOP program     For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting       Requirements for Building Eligibility:   1.      All New Construction Units are required to meet the more stringent of the State or Local Building Code, as well as accomplish/include the following: ...
  Thinking outside the box when it comes to buying homes in Florida!!!   Florida’s  HOP program   What is it? The Florida Home Ownership Pool Program, a program of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, provides matching funds and down payment assistance to Eligible Homebuyers for the purchase ...
Attention Mortgage Brokers!!! I just went online to use the Florida Solar Energy Center's database that lists Mortgage Bankers who do green financing in Florida. I wanted to see who can provide this financing option in Leon County. Only one broker was listed!!!   Energy Efficient Mortgage Banker ...
The DOE recently announced that residential water heaters are now available as ENERGY STAR certified products for the following 5 types of water heater: 1) high-efficiency gas storage water heaters 2) gas condensing water heaters 3) whole-home gas tankless water heaters 4) heat pump water heaters...
Wondering what rebates and incentives are available to you or your clients on a green building project or an installation of solar?   Look no further!   DSIRE claims to be a "comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promo...
    An important and often-overlooked component of green design is the design charrette.   While not a mandatory requirement for most residential green certifications (e.g. LEED-H), it is a valuable practice that can help to save money and time down the road.   The design charrette enables membe...

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