3 Things to Know in the housing market today!  · Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, and the outlook for an economic slowdown. 1. Interest Rates. One of the most important things to consider when buying a home is the interest rate you will be charged to borrow the money.

Energy Efficiency Incentives Need Updating. A broad coalition representing millions of Americans earlier this month urged Congress to modernize and extend expired energy efficiency tax incentives, touting the enormous, long-term benefits for both the industry.

TIP: Incentives for air conditioners and heat pumps are generally tied to efficiency ratings and performance. The efficiency of air conditioning systems in the U.S. is measured by Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating or SEER. Heat pumps are measured by Heating Seasonal Performance Factor or HSPF.

DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency Financial incentives are an important instru ment for spurring investment in energy efficient technologies and services. The incorporation of a financial incentive can make energy efficiency investments more alluring for private and public entities, particularly by lowering inhibitive upfront costs.

View this NCSL web brief that provides an overview of 50 state activity on and incentives for energy efficient lighting, including light emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs). Also included is enacted legislation and a chart of existing state rebates, grants, loans, tax exemptions and credits for energy efficient lighting.

Part of the huge Bipartisan Budget Act passed last month was an extension of tax credits for energy-efficient upgrades to your home. That means if you made any qualifying home improvements in 2017.

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today! 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today! 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market today! june 13, 2019 Written by Fred Roven. A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative.

Federal Tax Credits: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills – and your comfort.

We put together a big list of home improvement tax credits to help you save money on your 2016 tax return. We also included information on rebates for energy-efficient appliances to help you save money if you need/want to use your tax savings on energy-efficient appliances.

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