Home Improvement South Burlington VT

Home improvement in South Burlington, VT 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 South Burlington, VT listed below.

Ctx Mortgage Company LLC
(802) 846-2891
62 Tilley Drive Suite 202
South Burlington, VT
 
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
(802) 864-5743
164 Saint Paul Street
Burlington, VT
 
Summit Financial Center Inc
(802) 863-0403
112 Lake Street
Burlington, VT
 
Keybank National Association
(802) 658-1810
149 Bank Street
Burlington, VT
 
National City Bank
(802) 879-4424
75 Talcott Rd Ste 70
Williston, VT
 
First Horizon Home Loan Corporation
(802) 824-9400
1233 Shelburne Rd Ste 205
South Burlington, VT
 
Chittenden Trust Company
(802) 658-4000
Two Burlington Square
Burlington, VT
 
Gmac Mortgage LLC
(802) 660-0999
346 Shelburne Road
Burlington, VT
 
Wells Fargo Bank Na
(802) 879-3559
300 Interstate Corp Ctr Ste 10
Williston, VT
 
New England Federal Credit Union
(800) 400-8790
141 Harvest Ln
Williston, VT
 

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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