Resource Efficient Mortgages


The green movement is here to stay, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the housing market.


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Information from NAR

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages, (National Association of REALTORS®, Styled, Staged and Sold Blog, May 29, 2017)

Energy-Efficient Mortgages Gain Popularity, (REALTOR® Magazine, Feb. 27, 2014)

Lenders Add Green Tints to Mortgages, (REALTOR® Magazine, Nov. 27, 2013)

Green-Home Buyers May Get Bigger Mortgages, (REALTOR® Magazine, July 30, 2013)

Financing Green Remodels: The Ins and Outs of Energy Efficient Mortgages, (NAR Styled, Staged and Sold Blog, June 10, 2013)

Study: ‘Green’ Home Owners Less Likely to Default, (REALTOR® Magazine, Mar. 21, 2013)

Green Mortgage Allow More Options for Upgrades, (REALTOR® Magazine, Sept. 12, 2011)

Green Mortgages

Green Mortgage: Energy Efficient Mortgages, (Green Communities Blog, Apr. 20, 2018)

Barclays launches its first green mortgage, (BusinessGreen Blog, Apr. 6, 2018)

What Are Green Mortgages & How Will They Revolutionise Home Energy Efficiency?, (World Green Building Council, Sept. 4, 2017)

Green Mortgages: Financing to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient, (MoneyGeek Blog, July 28, 2017)

Improve Your Property With an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM), (The Mortgage Reports Blog, July 14, 2017)

Energy Efficient Mortgages: What You Should Know, (Energy Sage, Apr. 14, 2017)

The ‘Green’ Mortgage Message Is Spreading, (Energy Savings Trust, Nov. 14, 2016)

These Government-approved High-interest Green Loans are Turning Mortgage Lending Upside Down, (Marketwatch, Oct. 10, 2016)

VA Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEMs) For Home Improvement Projects, (The Mortgage Reports, May 25, 2016)

3 Questions to Ask About Energy-Efficient Mortgages, (The Arizona Republic, May 10, 2016)

Mortgages for Log Homes, Tiny Homes, Green Homes and other Unique Properties, (The Mortgage Reports, Jan. 12, 2016)

Beyond the Future 2.2 – A New Perspective on Green Mortgages, Payments & Incentivized Financing, (Green Mortgage Money, Sept. 9, 2015)

Into the Future – Green Mortgage Finance: What’s Up With Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM’s) Part 2.1, (Green Mortgage Money, Aug. 13, 2015)

Resources, Studies, Websites

Energy Efficient Mortgage Program, (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

eBooks & Other Resources

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

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Residential green valuation tools, (Appraisal Institute, 2014) HD 1387 A36

Energy-efficient Mortgages and Home Energy Rating Systems: a Report on the Nation’s Progress, (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1993) QC 73.8 N21ee

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