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24Jul

Pa. Attorney General Sues Housing Lender for ‘Deceptive’ Practices

Share List The state attorney general’s office has filed a complaint against a “contract for deed” company in Allegheny County. The suit, filed against Harbour Portfolio on Wednesday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, accuses the Texas-based company of “unfairly and deceptively” targeting consumers who incorrectly believed they were purchasing a home, charging high interest…

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Community Land Trusts in PA: From Vision to Implementation

Share List Community Land Trusts in PA: From Vision to Implementation Presenters will share lessons learned taking an Affordable Homeownership Community Land Trust from an idea to a reality in communities across Pennsylvania. Presenters will discuss how they crafted a CLT strategy to address their unique neighborhood contexts and share lessons learned from the implementation,…

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Webinar: Tips for Advocates with Clients Who Have Rent to Own Transactions

Share List Rent-to-own, lease purchase, lease with option, installment sales agreement. These pay-as-you-go transactions to buy houses have many names. This webinar will teach you how to identify these transactions, discuss problems that arise, and introduce non-attorneys to strategies for assisting people in these transactions. Presenters: Jennifer Schultz, Senior Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services of…

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28Mar

Local Housing Market Ranks No. 6 in Nation

Share List The U.S. housing market is healthy for 2018, and the Franklin County market is one of  healthiest in the nation. The Chambersburg-Waynesboro Metropolitan Area ranked sixth among 400 U.S. housing markets, according to the latest Health of Housing Markets Report by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. The overall report is positive about the nation’s housing market…

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Mar

Here’s How Habitat MontDelco Is Building Hope In The Community

Share List Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat constructs homes for affordable home ownership, preserves aging housing stock by completing critical home repairs, provides financial literacy and life skills classes and revitalizes neighborhoods. After struggling for…

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20Mar

House by House, Block by Block, NHS of Greater Berks Revitalizes Neighborhoods

Share List Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, Inc. (NHS) celebrated the official opening of its expanded HomeOwnership Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony this evening. “We are excited to officially welcome the local community to our new HomeOwnership Center as we celebrate our success in building our presence in greater Reading,” said Stephen Gieringer,…

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