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Browning Investments supports successful, Mapleton-Fall Creek homeowner and INHP’s Homebuyer Preparation program

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) hosted a “Living the Dream” home makeover sponsored by Browning Investments on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, to celebrate one Indianapolis family’s successful journey to reach homeownership. During the day-long event, 30 Browning employees volunteered more than 210 hours to make improvements to the home of Kelly, a single mom raising two daughters. Kelly completed INHP’s Homeownership Preparation program to qualify for a mortgage and purchase a home. While working with an INHP advisor for 15 months, Kelly increased her credit score by 70 points, […]

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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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First Internet Bank and Compass Commercial Construction team up for Takema

On Sept. 25, 35 volunteers from First Internet Bank and Compass Commercial Construction teamed up to congratulate INHP client Takema for her hard work toward homeownership. Takema was a busy, employed student and single mom who made time to work hard and achieve first-time homeownership in February 2018. She participated in INHP’s Homeownership Preparation program, working one-on-one with an advisor for five months and completing nearly 15 hours of financial literacy and homebuyer education, to help achieve this goal. While in the program, she: Paid off more than $1,000 in […]

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Think you can’t save for a home? Three simple steps to stash your cash

It’s fun to picture yourself in a new home. But wondering how you’d save enough money for a down payment can put a damper on your dream. Saving for a home, even with a limited budget, is possible. Here are three simple steps to help you start saving today. Pay yourself first. Believe it or not, paying yourself first is a good first step to saving for a home. Download INHP’s budget worksheet to analyze your current monthly spending and determine how much you can pay yourself. Discover you can […]

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Homeownership is possible with INHP

It can be difficult to save for a home. The trusted experts at INHP are here to help. INHP offers up to $5,000 in down payment assistance funds to qualifying homebuyers* who choose to finance their home with an INHP mortgage product. Down payment assistance funds may be used for closing costs and other pre-paid lending expenses like homeowner’s association dues or insurance. Did you know? The amount of money you put down toward a home purchase impacts the amount you’ll need to finance with a home mortgage – which impacts […]

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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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Reclaim abandoned properties with INHP’s Rehab Match program

INHP client Colte knew he wanted to live on the near eastside of Indianapolis because his family business Tomlinson Manufacturing is located nearby at the Circle City Industrial Complex. “When my company first moved here, we knew there were a lot of homes being redone in this neighborhood,” he said. However, even with Colte’s skills in home construction and rehabilitation, he didn’t know if he would be able to realize his dream of homeownership near his family business because he lacked access to funds and financing. He had heard of down […]

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INHP helps take the guess work out of home repairs

You want to act fast when you discover that a repair needs to be made to your home, but you may be unsure where to start.  You know that it’s important to choose a skilled and reliable contractor, and you want to make an informed decision. But how can you be certain that you’re hiring someone who will complete the job correctly and won’t take advantage of your situation? That’s where INHP can help. INHP offers many affordable home repair loan options, and our home repair webpage makes it easier […]

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Make repairs without freezing your budget

Chilly winter temperatures may have caused you to notice now more than ever that it’s time for some much-needed home maintenance. Whether your heater gave out on the coldest day of the year, your roof has started to leak, or plumbing problems caught you by surprise, it’s important to address these problems so you can maintain a safe and habitable home every season. Instead of putting these repairs on ice, INHP may be able to help. We offer low interest and even zero interest loan options so you can spend […]

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INHP South moving to new, larger location

Exciting things are happening at the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) South location. The South office has moved to a new location on the University of Indianapolis campus. The new office is less than a mile away from the current location, and will enable us to offer even more unbiased support to individuals who want to become and remain long-term, successful homeowners. Our current office location closed Monday, Nov. 20. We re-opened Nov. 27. Our new office is located on the University of Indianapolis campus at 4039 Otterbein Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. INHP guests have access […]

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