Archive for the 2018 Category

Find a real estate agent with these seven tips

You’ve been preapproved for your home purchase loan and now it’s time to choose a real estate agent. Don’t know where to begin? Here are seven tips to help you find the agent that’s right for you. Ask family or friends for recommendations Know someone who’s bought a house recently? Ask your friends and family what their experience was like and if they would recommend their agent. Look online You can look for an agent online using a simple search engine or a resource like the MIBOR Realtor Association. Interview […]

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JPMorgan Chase Indiana grants INHP $500,000 to advance new equitable transit-oriented development fund

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) is pleased to announce a $500,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to enable the creation of an innovative equitable transit-oriented development (ETOD) fund. “The ETOD fund puts a deliberate focus on the availability of affordable housing near transit, especially as IndyGo’s bus rapid transit lines transform Indianapolis,” said Moira Carlstedt, president and CEO of INHP. “We believe everyone should have equal opportunity to live in a neighborhood with easy access to employment, health care, child care, education, food and support services. With Chase’s invaluable partnership, […]

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Save money during the holidays with these five simple tips

Whether you’re filled with holiday spirit or are a self-declared scrooge, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also be very expensive. If purchasing a home is on your wish list, here are five tips for saving money this holiday season: Make a holiday budget: It’s important to keep a budget year-round but creating a separate budget during the holidays can help you set and maintain realistic spending goals. Need help? Check out this budget tracker. Use cash: While it’s tempting to use your credit cards to shop for […]

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December 2018 events for real estate agents

Join us at two upcoming events! INHP is hosting a series of events at two Indianapolis co-working spaces…and you’re invited! HO HO HOmeownership and Investment at Refinery 46 When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11 (no RSVP required) Where: Refinery 46, 2201 E. 46th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205 HO HO HOmeownership and Investment at Switchboard When: 8-9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 (no RSVP required) Where: Switchboard, 735 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46203 You’ll learn about: Two innovative homeownership programs (Home Value Guaranty and Rehab Match) Remarkable financing options, only available through […]

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Six ways you can prep your home for winter

Ready or not, cold weather is right around the corner. Getting out your hats, gloves and the rest of your winter wardrobe? Make sure your home is prepared for the cold, too. Here are some easy ways you can prep your home for the winter weather to come. Trim the trees and bushes around your house. Remove dead branches so they don’t damage your home under the weight of snow or ice. Clean out your gutters. Keeping gutters clear of leaves, sticks and other debris helps snow drain properly. Check […]

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Don’t fear these lending terms this Halloween

This Halloween, let’s take the fear out of these unfamiliar homeownership terms: • Lender: A lender makes loans to people of all kinds. Different lenders offer different types of loans. INHP helps you explore loan options with multiple lenders. • Down payment: The amount of the home’s purchase price that a buyer must pay using his or her own money. The remaining purchase price is typically funded by a mortgage loan. • Principal: The amount of money borrowed to buy a house, not including the down payment. • Interest rate: […]

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INHP helps “Bring the Heat”

Local HVAC companies provide free cleaning, servicing during “Bring the Heat” Event promotes home heating safety for low income residents  INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 25, 2018) – The Indiana HVAC Association (HVACA), Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), Citizens Energy Group and the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) are joining forces to make this winter warmer and safer for Indianapolis families. Officially proclaimed “Bring the Heat Day” by Mayor Joe Hogsett, more than 50 local volunteer heating professionals from 20-plus area Indianapolis companies will inspect, clean and service furnaces for 125 low- […]

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INHP reaches goal, funds 29 new affordable homes in three Indianapolis neighborhoods

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 18, 2018) – The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership is fulfilling its goal of catalyzing change in Indianapolis neighborhoods. Earlier this year, the 30-year-old nonprofit brought Marion County a new way to fund single-family housing and neighborhood revitalization. Today, INHP has deployed more than $4.5 million to create 29 affordable homes in three Indianapolis neighborhoods, some of which haven’t experienced new home construction in decades. Seven of the new homes have been purchased already. With an average price tag of approximately $144,000, the homes address the shortage of affordable […]

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Buying a home? Three things to know before you seal the deal.

The process of buying a home can feel very overwhelming. From unfamiliar lending terms to sharing personal information, finding someone you trust to help you make such a significant purchase is important. Here are three things you can do to ensure you don’t get taken advantage of during your journey to homeownership:  Learn how to spot a scam. Predatory lending happens when the loan benefits the lender at the expense of the borrower. If the interest rate seems too good to be true, the lender is pressuring you to act […]

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Five things to look for when choosing a contractor

Choosing a contractor to make home repairs can be an overwhelming process. Ease your mind and be confident that you’re choosing the best person for the job by asking the following questions: Are they licensed, bonded and insured? A reputable contractor should be able to provide their credentials to you on the spot or within a reasonable timeframe. Your home is an investment and you don’t want to be held responsible if something goes wrong on the job. Are they in good standing with the Better Business Bureau? Check to make sure that […]

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