Friday, August 10, 2018

July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018

Buying Your Home, the Origin Way

We interviewed our client, Grant Wylie, about his recent experience working with Origin SC. Check out this awesome success story!

Q. What was your first experience with Origin SC/how did you hear about us?
A. This was my first experience with Origin. I found them by doing an online search for down payment assistance programs in South Carolina and found out that they offered classes that could help me with that. Then I learned of Origin's other programs as well.

Q. Was the "Origin Way" of buying a home effective?
A. It was. They answered all of my questions along the way and helped me to understand the process. It went much easier than expected. 

Q. Did you work with Origin Lending? If so, how was your overall experience with your Lending advisor, Stephanie Reed? Was she friendly, knowledgeable and helpful?
A. I did work with Origin Lending, both with Stephanie and Alex, before Alex moved. Both were fantastic and easy to communicate with.

Q. Did you benefit from the National Fair Housing Alliance fund? If so, how did the NFA fund help you successfully get into your home?
A. Yes, I did benefit from the NFA fund. Although I was prepared to move forward with the home purchase without the NFA assistance, having that financial assistance allowed me to make some much needed home repairs soon after purchase that I would have otherwise had to postpone.

Q. Did you work with Origin Realty? If so, how was that experience? Would you recommend them to others?
A. I did. Both Brad and Debbie listened to all my specific needs and worked with me through my search process, relieving much of the frustrations that can come from purchasing a first home.

Q. Do you have any additional comments or suggestions for our staff and the granting process?
A. I could not speak more highly of the Origin staff and all the help they provide. When I went to my first class with them I expected to learn the process of purchasing a home and planning for that to happen years from now. They helped me realize my dream much faster and I can't thank them enough.

Q. What would you say to a person that is thinking about buying a home?
A. It will probably be the most intense and at times stressful purchase you'll have made up to this point in your life.  But if you remain calm, follow the advice of the Origin staff, and remember they are there to make your dream a reality, they will get you where you want to go. When it's all over you'll feel a sense of pride in yourself that you did not know existed.

This could be YOU! Contact Origin SC today to start making your dreams of 
homeownership a reality. 

For Realty services, contact Debbie Kidd at 843-276-8744 or email dkidd@originsc.org

For Lending services, contact Stephanie Reed at 843-735-7810 or email sreed@originsc.org

For Financial Coaching and workshops, please visit our website www.originsc.org or contact Laura Jeffers at 843-735-7866 or email ljeffers@originsc.org
Experience an Origin SC Workshop for Yourself!

August 2 - Intro to Homeownership - 6-8 PM
Berkeley Prosperity Center

August 4 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Origin Office

August 7 - Credit Improvement Workshop - 6-8 PMd
Origin Office

August 9 - Making Ends Meet - 6-8 PM
Origin Office

August 16 - Intro to Homeownership - 6-8 PM
Origin Office

August 18 - First Time Homebuyer Workshop - 9 AM-4 PM
Origin Office

August 23 - Intro to Homeownership - 6-8 PM
Dorchester Prosperity Center

August 25 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Berkeley Prosperity Center

September 1 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Origin Office

Visit our website or call 843-735-7802 to sign up for a workshop today!

Summer Savings From Origin SC!

Thank you for attending one of our workshops! Now, it's time to take the next step!

For a limited time, Origin SC is offering first-time financial coaching clients a $25 off coupon for their first one-on-one coaching session!

Just give us a call at 843-735-7802 and set up your initial coaching session and mention the coupon code: AugustSavings.

Did You Know About Origin SC's Lunch n' Learns??
Origin SC will come to your office and host a FREE Lunch n' Learn informational session to discuss all of our services? For a limited time, call 843-735-7802 and book a session and you will recieve $50 for the referral when you mention the coupon code: AugustSavings

(must have at least 15 attendees, lunch is provided, sessions are appox. 1 hour long)
10 Ways to Save Money this Month
Summer can be a pricey time of the year. Vacations, family fun days and outtings, and then back to school shopping. It adds up! Check out this article for some savvy tips and tricks for saving money this month. 

Continuing Education Opportunity!

The Family Violence Intervention Program at Origin SC has been hosting a Summer CEU series! There were 4 different courses to participate in. There is just one left now! Register today to reserve your spot at this great training!
  • Vicarious Trauma, Resilence & Workplace Violence
    • Friday, August 10: 8 AM - 4 PM
    • $60 or $45 for students 
Origin SC Domestic Violence Summer CEU Series
4925 Lacross Road, Suite 215
North Charleston, SC 29406

Director: Jacquline Filbeck, LISW-CP

To register or to learn more, please visit ourEvent Brite link! 
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