Our new construction is experiencing rising prices from our original estimates. This stems from the cost of building materials, which may be returning to lower valuations, and supplies availability. Still suffering from pandemic-related supply chain issues, much of the building industry endures production challenges and shortages. NeighborWorks Waco is committed to overcoming these obstacles and continuing…

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Karen Saucedo is celebrating 20 years with NeighborWorks Waco. As our Chief Financial Officer, Karen’s work is crucial to the success that the organization has seen over the years. She is an invaluable member of the team, and we are honored to have spent the past two decades with her. Karen’s passion for our clients…

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It was another successful year for the AARP Tax Aide program. Sal Tahiri, who leads the free tax preparation program, and his team of volunteers had to contend with the global COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines. “Despite the pandemic”, said Tahiri, “we’ve achieved quite a bit.” He went on to say that the free…

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East Waco has long been considered a “food desert”, meaning that there are no locally available grocery resources. When plans for a nonprofit grocery store on Elm Avenue were canceled, several community members mobilized. Each year, NeighborWorks Waco identifies and empowers community leaders. Selected individuals are afforded leadership development training and funding from NeighborWorks. The…

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One of the challenges that most frequently plagues first time home-buyers is credit. Some families have a lack of credit history, others have a low credit score. This hurdle can mean the difference in a family owning a safe and stable home, being involved in their community, and generating wealth through home equity or bouncing…

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Interest rates recently hit historic lows, making it more affordable than ever before to borrow money. For those who have yet to purchase a home, now is the time! Mortgage rates can hardly go lower, meaning less interest paid on the loan over time. Additionally, home appreciation marches higher year after year. The longer one…

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With the costs of getting into a home of your own increasing every day, we are continually searching for ways to assist our clients in making their first home purchase very successful.  Of course, finding that perfect home is always of utmost importance, and with fewer homes on the market to select from, the challenge…

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