Senate Passes Energy Bill

The Senate passed S. 2012, the U.S. Energy Modernization Act (Save Act), sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).  Two provisions in the bill relate specifically to the real estate sector: (1) The SAVE Act would allow federal mortgage underwriters, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to consider the energy savingsContinue reading “Senate Passes Energy Bill”

Colorado Senator Sponsors SAVE Act

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) reintroduced the SAVE Act earlier this month. The bill gained support from the National Association of Realtors and National Association of Home Builders, who helped to shape this revised bill. The SAVE Act would improve federal mortgage underwriting by including a home’s expected energy cost savings whenContinue reading “Colorado Senator Sponsors SAVE Act”