energy efficient mortgage: New Energy Efficient “The Condominium Cottages At Garfield” On The Market In Ashland Oregon - 07/29/08 01:52 PM
There is new green, affordable housing available in Ashland Oregon. Seven energy efficient condos constructed of interlocking concrete forms are on the market for $239,000-$269,000 containing many environmentally-friendly features and sustainable building materials. With sizes of 600 to 1,000 square feet, they are designed to meet the needs of the single person or two-person household. Located at Iowa and Garfield streets, close to Southern Oregon University, this is a great Ashland location for students and university staff alike. These are market rate condos priced for today's dip in real estate values. If you are looking for similar features, but would like … (0 comments)

energy efficient mortgage: Green Affordable Housing Coming Soon To Ashland Oregon - 06/19/08 11:57 AM
Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation announced this week that they will have an informational meeting on the 15 affordable housing units they plan to build through their Mutual Self Help Housing Program in Verde Village in Ashland. Go to RVCDC's website for information on qualifying for this program  , and if you think you may meet the income criteria and are able to commit to contributing 16-32 hours per week to meet the sweat equity requirements, plan to attend the meeting Thursday June 19th at 6p.m. at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland, Oregon. Or contact Roxanne Zepeda at Rogue Valley … (2 comments)

energy efficient mortgage: Are True Energy Efficient Mortgages Finally On Their Way? - 06/17/08 05:04 PM
Fannie Mae, HUD, and the Veteran's Administration all came forward with various pilot programs in the 1990's to assist homeowners interested in "Going Green". One of the largest stumbling blocks for homeowners has been the maximum dollar amount these secondary marketing sources will allow to be allocated to energy efficiency improvements. The small amount that is allowed to be added to the loan for this purpose added to the stiff documentation requirements to prove the actual energy cost savings these improvements will generate have made the current version of Energy Efficient Mortgages useless to the homeowners that are looking for them. … (6 comments)

energy efficient mortgage: Finally Time For Lenders To Support Green Building? - 04/02/08 11:42 AM
There was  an article last week in our local paper, the Mail Tribune, that talked about Earth Advantage and Countrywide Home Loans joining together to offer a reduced interest rate to their homeowners who wish to build their homes to Energy Star®, Earth Advantage® or L.E.E.D. standards, with their project being certified by an independent third party, Earth Advantage®. I've contacted my Countrywide Rep to verify the specifics of this agreement, and to see if they will be making this program available to us on their B2B side, but have not yet heard back from them. I'll update this article if … (8 comments)

 
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