The Rise Of The Energy-Efficient Mortgage

More home buyers and current home owners are weighing the merits of a “green” mortgage, according to U.S. News & World Report. Energy-efficient mortgages allow home owners to finance “green” home improvements, such as solar panels, geothermal heating, and newer, more energy-efficient heaters.

Green Mortgages: A Good Idea That Never Really Got Off The Ground

On paper it makes perfect sense. Recognizing that an energy-efficient house will have lower operating costs every month, your mortgage broker allows you to borrow more money than you would normally qualify for.

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