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State offers rebate for buyers of some manufactured homes

Posted November 16, 2010

Buyers of manufactured homes could earn a $500 rebate from the North Carolina State Energy Office if their new home is Energy Star-compliant, the state announced Tuesday.

The program provides an incentive for homeowners to purchase a home that may have a slightly higher monthly mortgage, but ultimately saves money through energy efficiency and lower monthly utility bills, said Ward Lenz, director of the office.

On average, homeowners will save about $74 per month – or $888 a year – on utility bills compared with a home of the same size that is not Energy Star-rated.

The rebate program is sponsored, in part, by the State Energy Office with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Also sponsoring the program is the North Carolina Manufactured and Modular Homebuilders Association.


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  • dlma Nov 19, 2010

    $500 is nothing when prices are increasing on everything except for paychecks.

  • luv2surffish2 Nov 18, 2010

    hire more teachers.. cut off all development for 3 years.. then wont need more schools ...
    cary apex and holly springs trying to develop every square inch they can.. pure greed..

  • 27615 Nov 18, 2010

    Waste of money!

  • grimreaper Nov 17, 2010

    Waste of money. 500 bucks is NOTHING. Should not be handing out meaningless amounts in the current economy. This is just idiotic. This will in no way help anything but the deficit. Typical government waste. Mean while...our schools are tanking into the gutter...