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I would like to use money for home improvement from Obama's incentive plan. How do I get started?

There are too many scams out there that mimic Pres. Obama's  incentive plans to pay for home improvements.  I don't want to sign up for the wrong thing.  How do I know which website is the official government website?
  • July 27 2009 - Parma
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Ok, first of all, you need to find out if the improvements you have in mind qualify for the incentive programs. 

The incentive is for projects that increase energy efficiency: insulation, replacement windows, energy efficient HVAC systems, etc. 

The Energy Star Website (energystar.gov) lists all the projects and products that qualify for these incentives and explains how to go about qualifying for them. 
  • May 12 2010
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Tip:  Using google you can restrict you searches to the .gov top level domain (TLD) by specifying "site:gov" along with your search. For example, 'home improvement site:gov' will return all relevant hits found on sites that end with .gov.

You can also restrict you searches to local state government by using <two letter_state_abbrev>.us.  For example, 'home improvement site:nj.us', will restrict to local government sites in New Jersey.
  • July 28 2009
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It probably is not as easy as it may sound but certainly worth some efforts.  As Pat mentions, getting with a banker that really knows there stuff is good but also know that you may need to do the research on-line and do some educating yourself to help the bankers know what they can do for you.  And, yea, the governement web sites end in .gov.  You can always trust the content of those sites because knowone else can use the .gov TDL.
  • July 28 2009
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Go to your local bank or mortgage company to find out what home improvement loan programs you qualify for.  If you are looking for a government web site, they all end in .gov.
  • July 28 2009
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easy go to the governments website. doh.
  • July 27 2009
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