Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Origin SC April 2018 Newsletter

Check out what's new and exciting at Origin SC this month!
April 2018

Buying Your Home, the Origin Way

We interviewed our client, Peocisha Gadsden, about her recent success with purchasing a home with Origin SC:

Q: What was your first experience with Origin SC?
A: My first experience with Origin SC was the credit improvement program. I had heard about Origin SC through one of my family members. 

Q: Was the "Origin Way" of buying a home effective? Was it helpful to have all services available in-house?
A. Yes, definitely. It was very helpful and effective to have all services available in-house.

Q: What was our experience like working with Origin Realty?
A: My experience working with Origin Realty was very easy going. I was never dissatisfied! Unlike most people that are going through the process of purchasing a home, my experience was GREAT!

Q: How was your overall experience with your Lending Advisor, Stephanie Reed? Was she friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful?
A: Our experience with Origin SC was fantastic. Stephanie Reed was very friendly. She helped us with everything we needed to know.

Q: How did the NFA fund help you successfully get into your home?
A: The NFA fund helped us with all of closing costs, and more!

Q: Do you have any additional comments or suggestions for our staff and the granting process?
A: Yes! Thank you guys soooo much for an awesome experience!

Q: Anything else you'd like to share?
A. Our house was only on the market for 2 hours before we made an offer and it was ours. It's been the best decision we could make to buy this house.

Q: What would you say to a person that is thinking of buying a home?
A. I would say Origin SC is definitely the way to go to purchase a home. They will help you every step of the way and they have a phenomenal staff. 

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, please visit our website www.originsc.org
Experience an Origin SC Workshop for Yourself!

May 5 - Intro to Homeownership - 10 AM-12 PM
Origin Office

May 9 - Intro to Homeownership & Credit Improvement - 6-8 PM
Berkeley Prosperity Center

May 10 - Making Ends Meet - 6-8 PM
Origin Office

May 17 - Intro to Homeownership - 6-8 PM
Origin Office

May 19 - First Time Homebuyer Workshop - 9 AM-4PM
Origin Office

May 24 - Intro to Homeownership and Credit Improvement - 6 PM-8 PM
Dorchester Prosperity Center

Visit our website or call 843-735-7846 to sign up for a class today!

April is Financial Literacy Month!
National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in the month of April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. 

Many of us spend our money without any thought about how it will effect us in the future. We might not even realize that we have poor financial habits until issues arise as a result of it. Ask yourself these questions...
  • Do you know how to make a budget that you can actually stick to?
  • Do you have enough money set aside to cover three to six months of expenses in case of an emergency?
  • Do you know how much money you should be saving for retirement?
  • Do you know how to read and understand your credit report?
  • If you applied for a loan, would you get approved?
If you answered "NO" to any of these questions, then you would benefit from financial coaching! Financial literacy is more than just knowing how much money you're saving and spending each month. Our financial coaches can help you understand and strengthen your financial literacy so you know that you're taking the right steps for your goals and your future.

To learn more about the financial education coaching that Origin SC provides, please visit our website at originsc.org or give us a call at 843-735-7874.
Write More Successful Grant Proposals & Win More Grant Funding!

Imagine this...

You love the idea of serving your community and have big ideas to make it even better, but your budget doesn't match your ambition. There's grant funding out there, but you're not sure where to start.
Sound familiar?
If you enjoy organizing, writing, and working with a team, adding grant proposal writing to your repertoire might be the answer for both you and the community you love. Get expert guidance, hands-on experience, and peer support with The Grantsmanship Center. Secure funding to make an impact and watch your career take off!

Register early through May 14th and recieve a discounted rate!
Pay only $995!
(standard tuition: $1095)

Register today at tgci.com or call 800-421-9512
Continuing Education Opportunity

An estimated 70% of adults in the US have experienced some type of traumatic event in his/her life and many times these traumatic events occur in childhood. According to the CDC, "Childhood experiences, both negative and positive, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimiztion and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early expereinces are in important public health issue." Using a variety of learning approaches, our unique training will take a closer look at Trauma Informed Care-- providing an overview, definitions, and even ethics around this. 

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