Home Improvement Great Falls MT

Home improvement in Great Falls, MT does not come without cost. Most energy-efficient financing programs will encourage you to have an energy rating for your new or existing home, which will tell you and the lender how energy-efficient it is. A rating typically involves an inspection by a professional energy rater who is certified under a nationally or state accredited home energy rating system (HERS). Please scroll down to learn more and get access to all the related products and services in Great Falls, MT listed below.

Heritage Bank
(406) 727-6106
120 1St Avenue North
Great Falls, MT
 
First Horizon Home Loan Corporation
(406) 731-5400
812 14Th St N
Great Falls, MT
 
Global Mortgage And Credit LLC
(406) 761-4367
100 1St Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Prairie Mountain Bank
(406) 268-0404
1019 7Th St S
Great Falls, MT
 
First Liberty Federal Credit Union
(406) 761-8300
6200 Third Avenue North
Great Falls, MT
 
Intermountain Mortgage Co Inc
(406) 216-6200
104 2Nd St S Ste 100
Great Falls, MT
 
Citimortgage Inc
(406) 455-7227
400 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT
 
First Interstate Bank
(406) 454-6200
425 1St Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Mann Mortgage LLC
(406) 452-4252
1201 10Th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Americas One Mortgage
(406) 761-5626
500 Country Club Boulevard
Great Falls, MT
 

Home Improvement

Home Improvement Financing


Consider: Energy-Efficient Financing, Home Equity Lines of Credit, Home Equity Loans, Home Loans, and Low Rate Construction Loans.

Home Energy Rating

Most energy-efficient financing programs will encourage you to have an energy rating for your new or existing home, which will tell you and the lender how energy-efficient it is. A rating typically involves an inspection by a professional energy rater who is certified under a nationally or state accredited home energy rating system (HERS). There are several options regarding HERS, so the type of HERS used will depend on where you live. Some states even have more than one HERS.

For the most part, an energy rater will inspect the energy-related features of a home, such as insulation levels, window efficiency, heating and cooling systems, and air leakage. After the inspection, the energy rater will probably give you a report that includes the home's energy rating along with an estimation of annual energy use and costs. The report also may include recommended energy-efficient improvements, if needed, and their costs, as well as the potential annual savings and eventual payback of the improvements.

To help qualify for most energy-efficient financing, the report usually must show that the home is energy-efficient or that recommended improvements are cost-effective and will save you more money than you'd be borrowing to install them. While calculating whether a borrower qualifies for a mortgage, a lender can recognize these savings and add the cost of the improvements into the mortgage. Or, if the home is already energy-efficient, the lender can stretch the debt-to-income qualifying ratio, which is expressed as a percentage (the ratio is calculated by dividing a borrower's monthly payment obligation on long-term debts by the borrower's net effective income or gross monthly income).

The cost of a home energy rating and how it can be paid—by the borrower, the seller, the lender, the real estate agent, or financed as part of the mortgage—as well as the availability of certified energy raters, can vary from state to state and from one energy-efficient financing program to another.

Energy-Efficient Financing Programs

You can apply for energy-efficient financing through a government-insured or conventional loan program. Some states even have programs for their residents, so it's a good idea to contact your state energy office to find out if your state does.

There are two types of energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs): one for a new home and one for an existing home. With an EEM, you can purchase or refinance a home that is already energy-efficient. Or you can purchase or refinance a home that will become energy-efficient after energy saving improvements are made. Most energ...

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