Green Mortgages Olean 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 Olean.

Local Companies

Hunter Agency Inc
(716)372-3624
115 1/2 N Union St
Olean, NY
Northwest Savings Bank
(814)887-5522
428 West Main Street
SMETHPORT, PA
M & T Bank - Area Branches- Ellicottville
(716)699-2341
3 Washington Street
ELLICOTTVILLE, NY
First Tier Bank & Trust
(716)373-4343
60 West Main Street
ALLEGANY, NY
Community Bank Na
(716) 372-0110
201 North Union Street
Olean, NY
First Tier Bank And Trust
(716)373-4343
60 West Main Street
Allegany, NY
Fenton Ned Insurance Agency
(716)945-1100
170 Clinton Street
Salamanca, NY
Northwest Savings Bank
(814)697-6136
51 Academy Street
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA
Hamlin Bank and Trust Company
(814)225-4767
151 Main Street
ELDRED, PA
F I Group Inc
(716)945-3500
107 Main Street
SALAMANCA, 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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