Save! Qualified homeowners will get a rebate with the new California REALTOR®’s Energy Audit Program (R.E.A.P.), a new program that provides rebates of up to $250 on Home Energy Rating System (HERS) home energy audits conducted by certified HERS raters.
This program is offered by C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund (HAF). These audits assist homeowners learn about the improvements they can make to their home to reduce their monthly utility bills and be more energy-efficient.
To qualify for the program, homeowners must:
-Purchase a home in California between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011
-Use the home as their primary residence
-Conduct a HERS home energy audit of the home prior to close of escrow (as part of the Energy Efficient Mortgage*) or no later than 60 days after escrow
-Use a California REALTOR® in the transaction (referrals do not qualify)
-Complete an application – can be provided by their California REALTOR®
An energy efficient home saves money, countering rising energy costs while making a home more affordable. Green is good!
For more information visit carhaf.org
And Thank You for Making Me Your Orange County Real Estate Specialist!
Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GRI GREEN
Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors