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Executive Insights

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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Staff Spotlight: Laura Arocha

Laura Arocha joined the NeighborWorks Waco team in May and serves as a Loan Processor. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry as well as loan portfolio management and consumer lending. In addition, she has obtained many certificates in financial lending. Laura is a native Wacoan who enjoys…

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Growing Community Leaders

For years, NeighborWorks Waco identifies community leaders and funds leadership-development initiatives for those individuals. After participating in capacity-building and leadership trainings, this team of outstanding community members selects a project that they believe will benefit their community. With partnership from NeighborWorks Waco, the CLI group, or Community Leadership Institute, will strive to bring improvements to…

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Executive Insights

By Roy Nash, President and CEO This past year will certainly go down in history as a most unusual one with the pandemic and all.  And for the housing industry, the answer is very clear – where we live has never been more important!  People have certainly spent more time at home then ever before. …

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Board Chair’s Message

By Delfina Velasquez, NeighborWorks Waco’s Board Chair As we have received notice from our State’s Governor to reopen business at 100%, we remain cautious, focused on safely opening our office doors to in-person meetings. Many of us miss the interactive gatherings of before. Though many people have chosen to be vaccinated, we also are aware that…

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Shop with a Smile

Amazon dominated the online shopping space long before COVID-19, but shelter-in-place and work from home orders have increased online shopping exponentially. Many households are buying necessities online and having items delivered right to their door, but online shopping can be a drag for those who love supporting their local businesses.             Amazon Smile is one…

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Beautifully Built

NeighborWorks Waco builds incredibly beautiful homes across the Greater Central Texas area. We can build to suit your needs and we sometimes build homes with no preplanned purchaser. Recently, we completed a sustainably and beautifully built 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home with a 2 car garage. This was our first time to build within the…

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Virtual Education Resources

Enduring the global COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us into new ways of conducting business. Webinars and virtual meetings have all but replaced in-person gatherings and conference calls. There are odd moments when watching a movie where I struggle to recognize what looks so strange about the people, only to realize that they’re not…

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The Value of Home

Much is being made of the current price of lumber. Building homes has becoming increasingly more expensive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A variety of headwinds, including but not limited to trade tariffs, decreased production, destructive wildfires, and more have all lead to rampant increases in the real estate market. But 2020 isn’t the only year…

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