Home Ownership Blog

Summer Solutions for New Homeowners

May 13, 2019

As summer approaches, we want all our new homeowners to be ready for whatever the season brings to put wear and tear on your house. But we know you may not have time to chase down every checklist item needed to make your maintenance and repairs complete. That’s why we’ve rounded up the essentials in one…

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One Small Step

December 3, 2018

When most people think about becoming a homeowner, all they see is that final picture: Keys in hand, closing the freshly-painted front door behind them. But there is a lot of work that goes into becoming a homeowner. One of the most important first steps is to become informed about the mortgaging process. Another is learning how…

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¿Qué es la Capacidad Financiera?

March 27, 2018

Este video animado explica la importancia de la administración del dinero. Ya sea que estás planeando en comprar una casa, ahorrar para los estudios o empezar un negocio, Administrat tu dinero es el primer paso. La Capacidad Financiera te dirige en el camino a un seguro y sostenible futuro.   Click here to watch video…

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What is Financial Capability?

March 27, 2018

Whether you are planning to purchase a home, save for educational expenses, or start a small business — good money management is an important first step. Financial capability helps to put you on the path to a sustainable financial future.   Haz click aquí para ver video en español.

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Conoce Tus Numeros Al Momento de Comprar Casa

March 27, 2018

Ser propietario de vivienda puede ser estresante, especialmente todos los cálculos y números a tener en cuenta. Este breve video animado analiza los componentes principales y las ecuaciones clave para comprar vivienda.   Click here to watch video in English.

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Know Your Homeownership Numbers

March 27, 2018

Homeownership can be a daunting set of calculations. This short animated video breaks down the main components of the key equations.   Haz click aqu para ver video en español. 

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Seven tips to manage your 2017 taxes

January 30, 2018

A national poll from NeighborWorks America found nearly half of the taxpayers across the country expect to use their 2017 tax refund to strengthen their financial situation by either paying off debt or saving for the future. Financial capability counselors from Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC) are ready to help you make the best decision…

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The “Kid Cave”

November 8, 2017

Gabriela Martinez recently purchased a house with the help of CHWC’s Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA). Gabriela lives with her 11-year-old son, Diego, and her mother Rita. They are from Mexico City, Mexico, and have lived in KCK for 17 years. Gabriela began her journey in May 2017 by attending CHWC’s Homebuyer Education Class and one-on-one counseling. CHWC’s HUD-approved…

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Getting Ready For Winter

September 8, 2017

Is your home ready for winter? You may not be quite ready to dust the cobwebs off your winter coats and sweaters, but it’s not too early to begin thinking about getting your home ready for “old man winter.” Making your home more energy-efficient through weatherization efforts can save 5 to 30 percent on your…

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