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2009 

Florida’s  HOP program   For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting   Homebuyer Loan Process:   Keeping it simple, keeps you happy!   1.    Contact a HOP educated REALTOR and Lender to assist you with your homebuying process 2.    Once construction on the Unit has begun, Mem...
01/26/2009
  Florida’s  HOP program   For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting     Eligible Homebuyer Requirements: 1. In order to receive a HOP Loan under the HOP program, the Eligible Homebuyer must:      (1)     Have an Adjusted Income that does not exceed eighty      percent (80%...
01/26/2009
Florida’s  HOP program For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting     Additional Building Requirements:   All Units must be new construction which have not been previously occupied except that Members that are counties and eligible municipalities that are administrators of S...
01/26/2009
Florida’s  HOP program     For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting       Requirements for Building Eligibility:   1.      All New Construction Units are required to meet the more stringent of the State or Local Building Code, as well as accomplish/include the following: ...
01/26/2009
  Thinking outside the box when it comes to buying homes in Florida!!!   Florida’s  HOP program   What is it? The Florida Home Ownership Pool Program, a program of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, provides matching funds and down payment assistance to Eligible Homebuyers for the purchase ...
01/26/2009
Attention Mortgage Brokers!!! I just went online to use the Florida Solar Energy Center's database that lists Mortgage Bankers who do green financing in Florida. I wanted to see who can provide this financing option in Leon County. Only one broker was listed!!!   Energy Efficient Mortgage Banker ...
01/22/2009
The DOE recently announced that residential water heaters are now available as ENERGY STAR certified products for the following 5 types of water heater: 1) high-efficiency gas storage water heaters 2) gas condensing water heaters 3) whole-home gas tankless water heaters 4) heat pump water heaters...
01/20/2009
Wondering what rebates and incentives are available to you or your clients on a green building project or an installation of solar?   Look no further!   http://www.dsireusa.org/   DSIRE claims to be a "comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promo...
01/19/2009
    An important and often-overlooked component of green design is the design charrette.   While not a mandatory requirement for most residential green certifications (e.g. LEED-H), it is a valuable practice that can help to save money and time down the road.   The design charrette enables membe...
01/18/2009
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