"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

Federal Housing Finance Agency approves new credit score models

Newly approved models will improve accuracy, strengthen access to credit, and enhance safety and soundness On October 24, 2022, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the validation and approval of new credit score models for use by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The new models are known…

Save money, reduce waste and plant a tree!

Everyone is concerned about climate change, and people want to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re taking steps to conserve energy in your household, don’t forget to include the kids. They are the future, and it is so important to include them in your plans.…

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…