Energy efficiency and water efficiency improvements may become more affordable to your customers. Fannie Mae introduced a HomeStyle Energy mortgage that allows borrowers to finance energy upgrades when purchasing or refinancing their home, HousingWire’s Kelsey Ramírez reports. Carlos Perez, Fannie Mae senior vice president and chief credit officer for single-family, told her: “HomeStyle Energy mortgage will be particularly helpful to borrowers who want to pay off debt for existing energy improvements. It will also benefit homeowners who want to make their home more comfortable and efficient.” For remodelers, plumbers, and HVAC pros, the mortgage option could create new opportunities for customers to switch to higher-efficiency propane furnaces or boilers.

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