Green Mortgages Bethpage NY

Financing has often been the missing piece in green home sales. Nationally, Fannie Mae offers an energy-efficient mortgage, which allows a lender to use the estimated monthly utility savings to increase an applicant's buying power and qualify them for a higher-priced home in Bethpage.

Local Companies

First Choice Agency Inc
(631)422-6650
614 Sunrise Highway Suite 304
West Babylon, NY
Mr. Michael H. Fliegelman (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
631 806 3568
5 Harborfields Ct
Greenlawn, NY
Mr. Michael J. Goldsmith (RFC®), LUTCF
516 541 0111
549 Broadway Street Suite 201
Massapequa, NY
Mr. Richard A. Fallica (RFC®), CEP
631 979 6161
P.O. Box 728
Smithtown, NY
Franklin First Financial Ltd
(516)593-4380
65 West Merrick Rd
VALLEY STREAM, NY
Bank of America - Manhasset
800.432.1000
240 Plandome Rd
Manhasset, NY
Jeffrey Lewis, CFP, ChFC
7 White Deer Court
Huntington, NY
Mr. Monroe M. Diefendorf (RFC®), CFP, CHFC, CLU
516 759 3900
152 Forest Ave.
Locust Valley, NY
Mr. Albert F. Coletti (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
631 979 6161 x102
P.O. Box 728
Smithtown, NY
Glen Head First NATL Bank
(516)671-4900
10 Glen Head Road
GLEN HEAD, NY
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Comfort Zone: Creating a Middle Ground for Green Building and Great Profits


By Alison Rice


Financing has often been the missing piece in green home sales. But attitudes are changing, especially at Fannie Mae. "We want to encourage lenders and builders to be more resource efficient and give the consumer benefits based on the fact that they're spending less on utilities," says Jim Taylor, director of product development in Fannie Mae's housing impact division. "They're a better credit risk to us because they're not spending that money on utilities."


Nationally, Fannie Mae offers an energy-efficient mortgage, which allows a lender to use the estimated monthly utility savings to increase an applicant's buying power and qualify them for a higher-priced home.


Taylor estimates that the lender did quite well in its first mortgage energy business. He expects the specific numbers to jump higher as Fannie Mae conducts more marketing and product development.


Some buyers may have a second option: Fannie Mae's home performance power product, which boosts an applicant's monthly income by the home's monthly energy savings. Lower utility cost is just one requirement of this mortgage, which is available only in specific markets. In Albuquerque, N.M., for example, a home must demonstrate energy efficiency and be located within 5 miles of downtown.

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