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Owners of energy-efficient homes less likely to default on mortgages

By Kenneth R. Harney | March 29, 2013 01:00PM

If you buy or own an energy efficient house, does this make you less likely to default on your mortgage? Is there a connection between the monthly savings on utility costs and the probability that you’ll pay your loan on time? A new study by the University of North Carolina suggests that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. [more]