It pays to be “Green” with an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) because it allows CA FHA borrowers the opportunity to finance energy conservation improvements into the home loan:
Add the lesser of 5% of the value of the property, or 115% of the median area price of a single-family home, or 150% of the conforming Freddie Mac limit to the loan for energy conservation improvements up to $8,000.
No additional income qualifications
100% of improvements financed (no CLTV cap)
Work completed after loan closing
Typical energy improvements include:
Central heating & air conditioning
Increased attic/wall insulation
Energy efficient water heater
If you're looking for more options, the FHA 203(k) rehabilitation loan can help you purchase or refinance your home and finance renovation and rehabilitation projects.