Buying a home for the first time is an exciting period in a person’s life. Deciding to buy a home often indicates buyers are ready to establish firm roots in a community where they can see themselves living for years to come. The process of buying a home is rarely easy, and first-time buyers
Although the heydays of the real estate boom of the early 2000s have not quite returned, things look positive. In the United States, 1,226,000 new homes were built in 2016, according to data from Consumer Reports. That was the most since 2007. Resales also have been more promising. The National Association of Realtors® says
Creating Greener, Healthier Neighborhoods The development of three homes is under way in the City of San Bernardino. In partnership with the city, NPHS is developing three separate lots with beautiful, high-performing factory-built homes. The 1,500 square foot homes are being manufactured to high energy efficient standards and feature an attached garage and porch.
Homeowners continue to seek creative ways to reduce monthly expenses while being more environmentally conscious. Knowing where your money is being spent gives you a better understanding of how and where to make efficiencies. The United States Department of Energy says that household heating and cooling accounts for around 54 percent of the average
The chance to give gifts and spend time with loved ones makes the holiday season a special time of year. But for many people, the holiday season often leads to overspending. A 2016 survey from the American Research Group found that American shoppers anticipated spending an average of $930 on gifts that holiday season.
Achieving Greater Sustainability through Innovation, Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Taking Risk NPHS is proud to announce on being selected as a finalist for the 2017 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award. The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders who innovate, take risks, and build businesses that contribute significantly to our local economy. This
Op-Ed by NPHS CEO, Clemente Mojica and Next Step Network President and Founder, Stacey Epperson It is encouraging to see the recent strides made toward addressing the affordable housing crisis in California. Several state bills have now passed the State Assembly, including SB 35, SB 3 and SB 2, which have also been recently
Neighborhood revitalization programs are vital for maintaining property values in any community. A distressed and abandoned property can quickly decrease the value of homes in the neighborhood, a result that was observed during the foreclosure crisis. The City of Rancho Cucamonga has recently partnered with Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) to rehabilitate a distressed
NPHS Launches Manufactured Housing Done Right Campaign NPHS and the City of Chino partnered to create three new homeownership opportunities for working families through an infill manufactured housing development. On August 22, 2017 nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and corporate partners celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Villa del Sol, a three-unit revitalization project and infill
Partnership Provides Home Repair Loans to Qualified Home Owners NPHS is partnering with the City of San Bernardino to administer the Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program to create safe and healthy living homes for qualified homeowners. The home rehabilitation program is a forgivable second mortgage loan designed to assist income-eligible San Bernardino homeowners improve