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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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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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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 Experts You’ll Meet When You Attend the INHP Homebuyer Education Course

By Maggy Staab, homeowner development support associate When you attend the INHP Homebuyer Education course, you will meet multiple subject matter experts who will walk you through the homebuying process from start to finish. Whether you are purchasing your first home or maybe your second or third, these experts will assist you with any questions you may have about the process. Here’s who they are: Mortgage Loan Officer How do you shop for a mortgage? What is a pre-approval? What are key questions to ask your loan officer? These questions will […]

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Three Reasons to Take an Education Course at INHP

By Maggy Staab, homeowner development support associate Education courses at INHP can be useful for anyone, regardless of whether you are in the process of buying a home or if you are just thinking about getting started. Here are a few reasons to take a course: Learn to Budget Effectively Creating an effective budget can be a daunting task. In INHP’s Dollars and Sense class, you’ll learn how to create a budgeting plan that will work for you and your family. You’ll also be supplied with budgets, spending diaries and other […]

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Three More Frequently Asked Questions About INHP’s Education Courses

By Maggy Staab, homeowner development support associate Here are three more frequently asked questions about the INHP Education Department. Where are INHP classes held? Most often, our on-site classes (in an actual classroom) are held at the INHP Homeownership Center at Glendale located at: 2620 Kessler Boulevard East Drive, Suite #230 Indianapolis, IN 46220. Regularly, we hold classes off-site to accommodate those who live in different parts of Indianapolis. Most of the time, those classes are at one of two locations: John Boner Neighborhood Centers 2236 E. 10th Street Indianapolis, IN […]

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Three frequently asked questions about INHP’s education courses

By Maggy Staab, homeowner development support associate There’s a lot to keep track of when you’re working toward homeownership, which means INHP gets many questions about our Education Department. We’re here to answer the most commonly asked questions sent our way. Do I have to be in an INHP program to attend INHP’s education courses? Not at all! INHP’s education courses are open to anyone who wants to take them, whether you are actively working with INHP or not. Four courses are offered: Dollars and Sense – Would working on […]

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