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Home Maintenance: Fall Clean-Up

It’s officially that time of year: football games, Halloween, and pumpkin spice! Let us help you beat Old Man Winter.
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Financial Planning Month: Tips for Financial Planning

October is National Financial Planning Month and Growth wants to help you navigate ways to reach your financial goals by.
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Hispanic Households Will Lead New Homeownership Growth

New U.S. Mortgage Report Shows Hispanic Households Will Lead New Homeownership Rates of Growth More Than Any Other Demographic Group.
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A Beginners Guide to Creating a Smart Home

Our world becoming more tech driven. But don’t worry! Growth has you covered on ways to make your home a.
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HUD Sells Homes in Flood Zones to LMI Buyers

HUD Sells Homes in Flood Zones to LMI Buyers:  The Impact of Climate Change and Structural Racism on Homeownership for.
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Go Big or Go Home: The $3.5T Senate Infrastructure Bill

Go big or go home. Why Going Big on the $3.5 Trillin Senate Infrastructure Bill Pays Off.
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Racism and Homeownership–Sabotaging the American Dream

Racism and Homeownership: Despite the efforts to address equality in housing, the Markup report reveals that discriminatory policies are still.
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The Breakdown of the $3.5 Trillion Senate Budget

House and Senate Democrats hope to pass a $3.5T Senate Budget this fall to improve Covid-19 relief, housing, education, employment,.
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What is a Community Land Trust

A community land trust (CLTs)is an organization that provides long-term affordability and shared equity homeownership opportunities for LMI communities and.
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FHFA, White House, Treasury, and HUD Promote Affordable Housing

FHFA, White House, Treasury, and HUD Announce Additional Measures to Promote Affordable Housing in the multi-family market and in homeownership.
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White House Tackles Housing Shortage With Plan for Affordable Homes

The White House announced on Wednesday that it is taking steps to add 100,000 affordable homes in markets with the.
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Addressing Homeownership Affordability for People of Color

Homeownership Affordability: 20MM homes must be built in the next decade to provide what our political rhetoric has long espoused:.
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Lack of Affordable Homes Keeps Prospective Buyers Sidelined

Looking for a new home?  Skyrocketing prices, lack of affordable homes, cash offers, no contingencies, and bidding wars keep many.
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Panel Discussion Video Transcript: Housing Counseling

Housing counseling can provide the right tools for current AND prospective homeowners to make responsible and sustainable choices.
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Wyden Proposes New Senate DASH Bill

DASH stands for Decent, Affordable, Safe Housing. The proposed Senate DASH Bill includes several tax-related proposals and other housing policy.
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Planning For Vacations & Extended Absences

Planning for vacations or an extended absence? We’ve created a checklist to help you keep your home safe and secure.
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Community Reinvestment Act & Community Benefits Agreements

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was passed in 1977 to end housing discrimination, known as redlining. But discrimination is still a problem in.
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Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Just starting your home search? Join us for a conversation with top-producing Realtor to learn more about tips for first.
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Appraisal Discrimination: Today’s Redlining

Appraisal Discrimination: Appraisers’ opinions of value are often what stands between the accumulation of equity and the destruction of it.
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The State of Affordable Homeownership Is Female

Twenty percent of homes sold were to single women. The state of affordable homeownership is female! Yet, women still face.
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Earth Day: Ten Ways to a Green Home

How do we link homeownership with saving the planet?  We’ve created a list of ten ways to a green home. These.
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What is Fair Housing? Five Things You Should Know

What is fair housing? The Fair Housing Act seeks to end housing discrimination. Fair housing “is the right to choose housing.
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What is Affordable Housing?

What is affordable housing? Housing is affordable when it serves those living at or below AMI. Not more than 30%.
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Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

Nothing is quite a satisfying as a clean home. We’ve tackled some of the dirty work for you with our.
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Support Women-Owned Businesses

We’ve curated a list of a few of our favorite women-owned businesses in the markets GROWTH currently serves. Support women-owned.
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Spring Home Maintenance

To best enjoy the spring weather, there are some spring home maintenance tips you should check off your to-do list.
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What is Redlining?

What is redlining and why does it matter? Why is it still a problem? GROWTH explores the history, impact and.
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Recognizing Black History Month 2021

Black history month is more than just an observance of a neglected past. How are you challenging yourself and others.
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A New Dawn–Inaugural Quotes Relevant Today

Let us lift one another up to accomplish great things, to become a more perfect union. Check out these inspiring.
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Winterize Your Home

So, you just bought a home. Temperatures are dropping. There may even be the first hint of frost and snow..