Energy Efficient Credits and Helpful Energy Links

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Energy StarYou may be considering some upgrades to your home this year. If possible, why not try and make your upgrades "pay you"? The government is offering credits for up to 30% of the cost, up to $1,500. For items such as solar energy systems, you can receive a 30% credit with no limit. Our government cares about being "Green" and so wants you to purchase energy efficient items for your home; Items such as AC units, storm doors, windows, a new roof, water heaters, and more.

You also may be wondering if now would be the best time to upgrade, since you can capitalize on the tax credits offered through the latest stimulus package. Certainly purchasing the right product to qualify for this credit is very important. This will help you assess how to obtain the credit, or to help you decide if it is worth spending your extra hard earned money on more efficient models.

The Energy Star website has a wealth of information. Be sure to check it out.

Find more information at the websites below.

Energy Star main website: Energy Star Website

Energy Star Tax Credit Site: Energy Star Tax Credit Info

Energy Star FAQ's: Click Here

How the New Stimulus Bill Has effected Energy Tax Credits: Click Here

Products: Click Here

AC Unit Qualifications: Click Here


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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Great web site helpers for those in need of some energy ratings. Its nice to see people across the country paying attention to a sustainable life style.

May 03, 2009 08:24 AM #1
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Steve nice job featuring some of the recent energy credits available with home ownership.

May 03, 2009 09:04 AM #2
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Thanks for the links.  I went through them and forwarded some data to one of my builder clients to see if it is of any use to him.

Here in Boise, Idaho, we are blessed with some of the lowest per kilowatt cost in the nation, so we don't do as much as we should conserving energy.  Now when I lived in upstate New York, my power bills killed me and I would probably be unplugging my toaster every morning to make sure I did't waste any!

If you are interested this stuff, I encourage you to take the NAR's new GREEN designation.  I got my EcoBroker Designation last year here in Boise.  I think there are only about 50 of us in the State of Idaho.

May 03, 2009 10:07 AM #3
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

Michael - Thanks - may we all do more!

Bill - Thanks

Jim - Great input. I'm a mortgage officer, but I know one realtor specifically who may be interested in this idea. I'll forward the info - thanks!

May 03, 2009 12:48 PM #4
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Steve -- Great advice here, and this is something that can never be talked about enough in our high demand global economy of today.

May 03, 2009 03:25 PM #5
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