One of the hottest up and coming things is going green. One of the best ways to do this is to address the biggest energy waster you can own, your house. Energy Efficiency is on people’s minds more than ever. Recent information shows that 80% of home buyers are concerned with energy costs. Here in Reno we are behind in energy improvements. The people that have made improvements are saving money and living in a more comfortable and healthier home.
As an agent or a lender one of the best things you can do is get your buyers to take advantage of the Energy Efficient Mortgage. This allows the financing of energy improvements at the origin of the loan. With the climate here in Reno the energy improvements can save tens of thousands of dollars over the course of a loan so by not getting clients in to this it can cost them.
There are a couple lenders in town that are actively doing these Guild and Summit Funding but there are more on the way. A handful of agents here in Reno are also on board and getting buyers to take advantage of this underutilized FHA program.
If you want to get more information then you need to come to the EEM workshop on the 14th at 9 am at the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors. Set yourself apart and help you clients get into a more economical, comfortable, and healthier home.
More information can be found on the RSAR website. Sign up online. http://www.rsar.net/CEClasses/LunchNLearn.aspx