A New Homeownership and Financial Wellness Powerhouse

Graceworks Lutheran Services’ Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) has offered consumer finance education,  credit counseling, and debt management programs since 1980. County Corp’s The HomeOwnership Center provides homeownership counseling, down payment assistance programs, foreclosure prevention programs, and personal finance education. So, what would happen if you were to combine these two resources for the Dayton […]

Model of a house sitting on a pile of money with the caption "Getting a tax refund? Put it down on your first home."

Getting A Tax Refund? Put It Down on Your First Home

What are you doing with your tax refund? Are you trying to save up for a home of your own? Coming up with a down payment for your first home seem like an impossible task? You’re not alone. The number one problem cited by first-time homebuyers is the difficulty they have saving for a down […]

The New Tax Overhaul Probably Won’t Make a Difference to Your Home Related Taxes.

When we think about taxes issues related to being a homeowner, we usually think of three areas; property taxes, the mortgage interest deduction, and the capital gains tax that comes with selling your home. Right now, with the House and Senate working on a tax overhaul, how will you be affected? Property taxes – no […]

The HomeOwnership Center is Moving to It’s new Home!

Now that the HomeOwnership Center is part of the County Corp family, we are moving to their offices at 130 West 2nd Street on March 17th. We’ll be open for business at the new location, Monday March 20th at 8:00 AM. We are excited about the move because we will be able to work very […]

4 Tips to Buying a Home this Season

Ready to put out the welcome mat? We have 4 tips to buying a home, that will set you on the smart path to homeownership. With the holidays over, some people are gearing up to make their next purchase – a home. The homebuying season is in full swing. Below are four tips you follow to […]

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Are you a homeowner that is struggling to keep your home from going into foreclosure? County Corp and The HomeOwnership Center are hosting a FREE foreclosure prevention workshop that brings many of the area’s foreclosure prevention experts into one place. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about home-saving resources and to get […]

5 Things first-time homebuyers need to know about home inspections.

5 Things First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know About Home Inspections

The seller of the home you want to buy conducted a home inspection just a month ago. Isn’t that enough for you? Why should you spend the money hiring a home inspector? Your dad walked through the home with you and didn’t see anything. You can trust your dad…right? Take a look at the following infographic […]

The Homeownership Center Joins County Corp!

The HomeOwnership Center and County Corp have big news for you! County Corp expanded its portfolio of community strengthening services on January 1, 2017 by assuming the role of managing member of The HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton. Prior to this date, this role was held by St. Mary Development Corporation. For over thirty-six years, […]

Learn what you need to know about a home appraisal.

Home Appraisals

You’re getting ready for your home closing and everything looks good-to-go. What could go wrong? One of the most common hiccups in the process is a bad home appraisal. By bad, we are talking about an appraisal that says your dream home is not worth the money that you agreed to pay for it. Why […]

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How Do the Unbanked Buy Homes?

Recently, the Dayton Business Journal had an article indicating that 7.2% of Ohioans don’t have a bank account. The article goes on to say that those unbanked Ohioans pay over $65 million dollars in service fees as a result of not having bank accounts. And while that is a lot of money being paid by the […]