"An authoritative and comprehensive overview of the benefits of energy-efficient homes."

—Kirkus Reviews

Anna DeSimone

Winner of three national book awards, Anna lights the way for understanding the home buying and financing process. She has written more than 40 professional handbooks on the topic of fair and responsible lending, and often serves as industry expert on news media.

Housing, shopping, and gardening for a farm-to-table lifestyle.

Includes national directory of agrihoods, plus 2,200 farms where you can buy fresh, locally grown food.


Housing Finance 2020

Pinnacle Book Award

Welcome to the Agrihood

Living Now Award

Welcome to the Agrihood




Anna's Latest Posts

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Expands Homeowner Incentives for Energy Efficiency

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a sweeping piece of legislation, representing the largest ever investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles by the federal government. There are now five tax credits that can benefit homeowners and purchasers of electric vehicles. What is a tax credit?  Tax credits…

Keep Cool this Summer and Save Energy

If you’re looking for environmentally-friendly ways to stay cool this summer, plus lower your monthly utility costs, here are some tips from Live in a Home that Pays You Back. Fans Fans are the least expensive and most energy-efficient way to cool a home. Fans also work well when combined…

Build a solar energy charging station to power your electric vehicle

Installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system in your home can save you money, and help save our planet in many ways. With adequate insulation and an efficient HVAC system, just about any home has “net zero” potential. When your renewable energy system produces the same amount of electricity as…