SNMC is pleased to announce that it has recently funded the tear-down, excavation, recycling and re-construction of a residential home that was torn down in Austin, TX, leading to a high-performance home. The owners reduced their energy costs by 65% and realized a HERS 55 Energy Rating. (Typical homes in this neighborhood are HERS 100, a lower score represents higher efficiency.)  The construction was performed bySolluna Builders.

The homeowners said “We love our neighborhood and lot. But our home was old, uncomfortable and the energy bills were going up. After a very intensive analysis, Solluna Builders determined that fixing the house would be more expensive than tearing it down and building a new high-performance property. Energy efficiency in our new home was a top priority for my husband and I. Solluna Builders were extremely knowledgeable and built a highly energy efficient house with safe, green building materials. Solluna Builders recommended the Security National Mortgage Company (SNMC) and Green Energy Money (GEM) teams.
They made the process easier – their expertise spanned beyond the “normal loan channels.” I was also laid off from my job during the construction process and they were able to restructure the permanent loan so we would qualify-I also decided to retire early; this was partly possible due to the low, fixed costs of our loan and building operating costs.  It was truly a gift to have such an exceptional team’s support. We closed on the loan with a very competitive interest rate!
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We can now say we love our “green” home too! Thank you Solluna Builders, GEM & SNMC—you are the best!”

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