PACE Financing For Energy Efficiency & Solar Projects

CaliforniaFIRST is a PACE Financing (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program which allows local governments to offer 100% financing to property owners for energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects that’s repaid over time through their property taxes.

Why Choose CaliforniaFIRST?

  • Finance 100% of The Project Cost
  • Fast Approvals Over the Phone
  • Payments are Rolled Into Your Property Taxes

Terms: 5, 10, 15, or 20 Years

NO Credit Score Requirement
NO Out of Pocket Cost
NO Debt-to-Income Ratio Requirement
NO Income Verification
NO Dealer Fee

Who Qualifies?

Owner or Tenant Occupied buildings of 3 or fewer units in participating communities with current mortgage payments and at least 10% equity in the property.

Eligible Communities in Our Service Area:

  • Alameda
  • Albany
  • Berkeley
  • Dublin
  • Emeryville
  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Newark
  • Oakland
  • Piedmont
  • Pleasanton
  • San Leandro
  • Union City
  • Unincorporated Alameda County
  • Fairfax
  • Larkspur
  • Novato
  • San Anselmo
  • San Rafael
  • Tiburon
  • Unincorporated Marin County
  • …and more. Available areas are being added all the time.

Benefits of PACE Financing

  • Add to The Value of Your Property
  • Financed Amount Won’t Appear on Credit Report
  • Interest is Usually Tax Deductible
  • Balance Usually Transfers to New Owner Upon Sale
  • Save Energy, Lower Utility Costs, and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!
Call us today to learn more: (510) 540-4860

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