Eco-Friendly Financing Options in Marin + San Francisco

Posted by Marin Modern on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 at 3:17pm.

We’ve long been known for our environmental ethic in Marin County, California. As green building techniques gain in popularity and everyone seems to be talking about LEED® Certification, some of you may be asking: Are there any eco-friendly financing options available for my home? It turns out there are a few options with established local companies.

  1. Newresource Bank – This San Francisco based bank opened their doors in September 2006 and has been growing rapidly ever since. Their mandate is to provide banking services for green minded clients and to provide financing for sustainable business entrepreneurs. They offer standard depository services, construction loans and also have an extremely popular solar loan program.  
  2. JCF Advisors – This Marin based Mortgage Company has a unique carbon offset program. Buildings are the number one consumer of gas and electricity in our modern society. Because most of the power used in our homes comes from burning fossil fuels, global warming CO2 emissions are generated. Thought their unique Mortgages that Matter™ program, JCF Advisors donates renewable energy credits free of charge to their clients. One year of CO2 emissions from your home will be offset in your name on any home purchase or refinance.
When buying a home in Marin County, California (or simply refinancing) it's reassuring to know that green-minded financing options are available to Bay Area home buyers and homeowners!

Guest Blog Contribution by Brian Stewart.

About the Author
Brian Stewart is the Managing Partner of JCF Advisors, a Mortgage Company based out of Marin County. JCF Advisors specializes in residential and commercial financing in the Bay Area. Brian holds an MSc in Land Management from Oxford and a BSc from UC Berkeley. He lives in Mill Valley and has a 4 year old daughter.   Brian can be reached at 415-388-6665, or visit him online at www.JCFAdvisors.com.

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