RESBlog - Tagged ‘energy efficient homes’

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate to Incorporate Energy Performance into the Mortgage Loan

June 6th, 2013 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET News

On June 6, 2013, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) reintroduced the Sensible Accounting to Value Act of 2013 (the SAVE Act).  The legislation will rationalize the American mortgage underwriting process by including a home’s expected energy cost savings when determining the value and affordability of energy efficient homes.  To view the legislation

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Why Energy Efficient Homes? Why Now?

April 25th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Baden under RESNET Notes - April 2011

By Steve Baden, Executive Director RESNET This paper will explore the current U.S. energy picture and the role energy efficient homes can play in addressing the energy challenges that the nation is currently facing. Heading Into a Storm The U.S. is heading into a storm of rising energy prices.  The average cost per gallon has risen

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Vermont MLS Now Includes HERS Index Score

November 23rd, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Rater Information, RESNET News

Homebuyers in Vermont can now easily find energy efficient homes.  The Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN) has added fields to its MLS that allows REALTORS® to include energy efficiency improvements, Home Energy Rating scores, ENERGY STAR® Home and green building certifications to listings. “This is an excellent feature that will encourage energy efficiency

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House Passes Extension of Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit – But Senate Action Blocked by Republican Filibuster

June 28th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Energy Efficiency, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - June 2010

On May 28, 3010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4213 that included the extension of the $2,000 federal tax credit for energy efficient new homes.  Below is the language that was passed: SEC. 206. NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CREDIT. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (g) of section 45L is amended by striking ‘‘December 31, 2009’’

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