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How Habitat Uses Credit Scores

By Rayana Martin | Jun 10, 2024 |

Discover how Habitat for Humanity uses credit scores and financial assessments to determine eligibility for homeownership. Learn about their holistic approach and commitment to providing affordable housing solutions for families in need.

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By Rayana Martin | Jun 6, 2024 |
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Understanding Your Credit Report & Credit Score

By Rayana Martin | Jun 6, 2024 |

A credit report details your credit history from the three major bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. These reports, used by lenders and other entities, include personal information, account histories, public records, and credit inquiries. Stay informed on your credit to maintain financial well-being.

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The Hidden Truths of Home Buying: What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know

By Rayana Martin | Jun 5, 2024 |

Buying your first home is an exhilarating milestone, marking a significant step towards independence and financial stability. However, amidst the excitement, there are often hidden truths and complexities that first-time homebuyers may not be aware of. From navigating the intricacies of financing to understanding the intricacies of the market, here’s a detailed look at what…

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Overcoming Barriers: Habitat DeKalb’s Fight for Affordable Housing

By Rayana Martin | Jun 4, 2024 |

Sharon Steele, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity DeKalb, brings decades of experience in building, financing, designing, and repairing homes to her role. Her passion is fueled by the joy she sees in the faces of new homeowners. However, her mission is met with numerous obstacles that make building affordable starter homes in DeKalb…

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National Homeownership Month: Celebrating the Path to the American Dream

By Rayana Martin | Jun 1, 2024 |

June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month, a time dedicated to highlighting the importance of homeownership and the profound impact it has on families and communities across the United States. This month serves as a reminder of the American Dream’s cornerstone – owning a home – and brings attention to both the benefits and…

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Summer Home Maintenance: Tasks That Save You Money in the Long Run

By Rayana Martin | May 29, 2024 |

As summer arrives, it’s the perfect time to tackle home maintenance tasks that not only ensure your comfort during the hot months but also save you money in the long run. Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs, enhance energy efficiency, and prolong the lifespan of your home’s components. Here are some of the most common…

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New Birth Church Volunteers Bring Hope and Hard Work to Habitat DeKalb

By Rayana Martin | May 28, 2024 |

On a cloudy, humid morning, the dedicated members of New Birth Church gathered at Habitat DeKalb’s new build location, ready to make a difference. Despite the persistent presence of mosquitoes, the volunteers’ enthusiasm was undeterred. With eagerness and determination, they prepared to dive into the day’s work. The house, now past its initial construction phase,…

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Reflecting on Memorial Day: Honoring Our Heroes

By Rayana Martin | May 27, 2024 |

Memorial Day is a time for somber reflection and heartfelt gratitude. This day holds deep significance as we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Let’s take a moment to remember the courage and selflessness of our fallen heroes, who gave everything to…

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The Hidden Heat Crisis: Protecting Older Adults in Summer

By Rayana Martin | May 23, 2024 |

As summer approaches, the warmth and sunshine bring joy to many, but for older adults living in homes needing critical repairs, the season can also pose serious risks. The scorching heat, combined with homes in disrepair, creates a dangerous environment that can threaten the health and safety of our elderly population. Understanding the specific vulnerabilities…

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