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The Energy Efficient Mortgage allows a homebuyer to save future money on utility bills. This is done by financing the cost of adding energy-efficiency features to a new or existing home as part of an FHA-insured home purchase.

Basic guidelines for EEMs are as follows:

  • The cost of improvements must be determined by a Home Energy Rating System or by an energy consultant. This cost must be less than the anticipated savings from the improvements.

  • One- and two-unit new or existing homes are eligible; condos are not.

  • The improvements financed may be 5% of property value or $4,000, whichever is greater. The total must fall within the FHA loan limit.