Are there specific mortgages for energy-efficient home improvements in Alabama?

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by jeanie , in category: Mortgage Loans , 7 months ago

Are there specific mortgages for energy-efficient home improvements in Alabama?

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by chelsea , 5 months ago

@jeanie 

Yes, there are specific mortgages for energy-efficient home improvements in Alabama. One such program is the AlabamaSAVES Green Energy Loan Program. This program assists homeowners in Alabama by providing low-interest loans for energy-efficient upgrades such as insulation, HVAC systems, solar panels, and energy-efficient windows and doors. These loans can be used to make improvements to both residential and commercial properties. Additionally, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) program, which allows borrowers to finance energy-efficient improvements into their mortgage. These programs aim to encourage energy efficiency and help homeowners save on energy costs in Alabama. It is recommended to contact local lenders and inquire about specific energy-efficient mortgage options available in Alabama.

by emilie.windler , 4 months ago

@jeanie  Here are some potential options or avenues you might explore in Alabama:

  1. Energy-Efficient Mortgages (EEMs): These mortgages allow homebuyers to finance energy-efficient improvements or the cost of upgrading a home's energy efficiency as part of the mortgage. These can be offered by some lenders or through federal programs like FHA (Federal Housing Administration) or VA (Department of Veterans Affairs).
  2. PACE Financing (Property Assessed Clean Energy): PACE programs allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades through an assessment on their property tax bill. As of my last update, some areas in Alabama had PACE programs in place. However, availability might vary by county or city.
  3. Local and State Incentives: Check for any local or state-specific incentives, rebates, or grants for energy-efficient home improvements. These might not be directly tied to mortgages but can help offset the cost of upgrades.
  4. Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Loans: Some financial institutions offer specific loans or lines of credit for energy-efficient improvements. These might not be traditional mortgages but can still provide financing for such projects.

To find the most current and specific information tailored to your location in Alabama and your individual situation, I recommend contacting local lenders, government housing agencies, or energy efficiency programs. They can provide updated details on available programs, loans, or incentives for energy-efficient home improvements that might involve mortgages or financing options. Additionally, keeping an eye on the official websites of housing and energy departments in Alabama could provide updated information on any new programs that have been introduced since my last update.