Are You An Older Adult Homeowner?
In San Diego and Imperial Counties, sales people are going door-to-door, talking to homeowners about lowering their electric bills. They want to sell products such as solar panels, insulating exterior paint, new windows, artificial turf other products. They are targeting older homeowners who might have lots of equity in their homes.
As part of their sales pitch, these people are lying, telling homeowners there is a “free” government sponsored program, or that there is special financing with great rates and no payments for one year. They sometimes ask the homeowner to “sign” on the sales person’s phone or portable laptop.
In reality, these products are not free and often overpriced. The “special financing” is through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which adds the cost of these products onto your property tax bill for years. If you don’t pay the full tax bill, you can face foreclosure.
To be safe, don’t open your door to these sales people and hang up when they call. You need your home so don’t let them take it from you.
Question? Call Elder Law & Advocacy at (858) 565-1392