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NeighborWorks America Working Together for Strong Communities Keys to My Home


Your dream of owning a home can become a reality if you set realistic goals, get sound advice, plan carefully and clearly understand the costs of homeownership. NeighborWorks® America, through NCHEC, is pleased to bring you this educational Web site, designed to help you make informed, sound decisions related to the homebuying process.

Are you Ready?  Start here!Some of the benefits of buying your own home:

  • You’re investing in your own future, not your landlord’s
  • Tax benefits
  • No more rent increases!
  • You can paint your walls any color you want.
NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling   The NeighborWorks® Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) works to promote quality standards within the homeownership education and housing counseling industry through specialized training, certification, tools and resources. NCHEC, with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other key industry stakeholders, maintains a national network of certified housing counselors and educators working to improve homeownership opportunities for individuals and families nationwide. Learn more about NCHEC.
Calculate your costs and determine what path to home ownership best meets your needs.