One Tip to Avoid Mortgage Default

Dan Upham

Spend a little, save a lot. Like your home, for instance.

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A recent study funded by the Institute for Market Transformation  found that the obvious benefits of energy efficiency investments are just the start: Energy efficient houses were 32% less likely to go into default compared to comparable inefficient homes.

The Atlantic Cities blog first reported the story and has details on the satisfying connection between saving the planet and saving your home. Unlike those Internet ads advising that you obey one tip for a flat stomach, this is the real deal.

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