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Why Ygrene?

How alternative financing can get you a beautiful and energy efficient home

Here at Debowsky Design Group, we’re always looking to the future and longevity of your home. We are also very aware of the costs and benefits of home design and renovations. That’s why we’re excited to talk about a solution that may just get you the renovations of your dreams, while minimizing the out-of-pocket expense.

Ygrene offers an alternative financing option to those who qualify. With Ygrene and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing your home can become more energy efficient, resistant to the effects of hurricanes and climate change, with a lowered carbon footprint. It’s a great way to speed up the financing process, expand the budget and raise the value of your home.

So, how does it work?

It’s actually surprisingly simple.

1. You get prequalified based on your property location, home equity and mortgage payment history.

2. You find an architect or designer that works with Ygrene and all improvements must fall under the PACE guidelines.

3. Let the home renovations begin. Once the project is completed you now have an energy-efficient, hurricane-resistant home.

4. Repay the financing through property taxes.

What projects and improvements qualify for PACE financing?

HVAC, alternative energy, high-efficiency appliances, water heating, building envelope, solar, windows, doors and skylights, wind resistance measures, even pool equipment all qualify. To see if your home improvements qualify, check here.

Read the fine print.

Although PACE is an innovative financing option, it’s not free money. PACE is paid through your property taxes, typically over a 20-year period. It’s based primarily off of the equity of your home and your mortgage payment history, rather than a credit score. PACE offers low, fixed interest rates and will not affect your credit score.

But don’t just sign off without reading the full contract and knowing your rights and responsibilities. It can be a daunting process, but Debowsky Design Group can help you through the whole process. We have worked with many Ygrene financed projects and know the ins and outs.

So, why Ygrene? If your home and renovations qualify there’s every reason to consider PACE financing to boost your budget, reduce your energy bills and build a beautiful home that also helps the environment. It’s a win, win.

If you have any questions about PACE or Ygrene and how it can affect your home renovations, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are familiar with Ygrene – and even designed their offices in Coconut Grove! – and can help you decide if it’s the right path for your home renovations.