Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
September, 2018

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

Buying Your Home, the Origin Way

Meet the Pizarro's who recently purchased their first home! We interviewed them about their experience working with Origin SC.

Check out this awesome success story!

My husband and I have two girls and we have moved quite a bit in the last 7 years. We decided about a year ago that we wanted to plant some roots and stay here in Summerville. We started looking for a house but we really weren't sure what we needed to do in order to buy one. My mother recommended Origin SC and I registered for the First Time Homebuyer workshop. The workshop was very helpful. We learned what was expected from us during the homebuying process and what we could expect from others during the process. We learned about home inspections, insurance, and financing. About a year ago we found a house that we liked, but our financing didn't work out. We took a year to rebuild our credit and raise our scores. We decided to be pre-approved again and as soon as we got the approval we called Brad and Debbie Kidd from Origin SC. I am so glad we called them. We couldn't have asked for better Realtors. They were able to negotiate an amazing deal and make sure that we would be comfortable in this house with our children. Brad and Debbie always answered the phone and responded to every text message (and there were a lot!). They answered every single question along the way and they were able to calm my nerves throughout the whole process. Not to mention, they were able to get us $1000 back at closing and a new roof! Homeownership provides a sense of stability, comfort and pride. Our children know that they don't have to move again and that this space is theirs. We have spent the last couple of weeks making it our own doing some aesthetic updates and we are absolutely in love. Our next adventure in our new home will be hosting our family for Thanksgiving. Thank you so much Brad and Debbie for everything that you have done. If anyone is thinking of purchasing a home they should definitely do it!

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

Attend an Origin SC Workshop

Oct. 2 - Credit Improvement: 10 AM
Oct. 6 - Intro to Homeownership: 10 AM
Oct. 11 - Making Ends Meet: 6 PM
Oct. 18 - Intro to Homeownership: 6 PM
Oct. 20 - First Time Homebuyer: 9 AM

More dates, times, and locations available! To learn more or to register, please visit our website www.originsc.org/classes
Give Us a Review

Origin SC would like to thank you for your trust. We appricate you and your business. In an effort to reach more valuable clients like yourself, we ask that you would please leave us a brief review. It will only take a few minutes! From now until 31st, those who leave Origin SC a postiive review will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Let Origin SC Give You FREE Money!

Did you know that Origin SC has a referral program? If you have previously attended a worskhop with Origin SC or have used any of our services, you can recieve a $25 gift card for referring our programs to someone! Just tell your friends, family members, or co-workers to give us your name when they are asked how they heard about us. Then we'll send you a $25 gift card in the mail. It's that easy!
Take us to work with you!

Did you know that Origin SC will come to your office and host a FREE "Lunch n' Learn"? This 1-hour informational session introduces our services, and explains how they could be beneficial to your co-workers.* When your office books a "Lunch n' Learn" because of your recommendation, you will receive a $50 gift-card for the referral! Spots are limited, call 843.735.7846 to reserve yours!

(*must have at least 15 attendees, lunch is provided, sessions are appox. 1 hour long)

Are You Currently Using a Credit Monitoring Service?
Are you using a monitoring site to track your credit score, but feel you’re making little progression on your goals? Origin SC has real-life people that can help you every step of the way and know your personal needs and goals. The relationship between credit coach and client is one that cannot be matched by a website’s computer algorithms.

Origin SC offers one-on-one financial review session’s custom tailored to your needs. Our licensed and trained coaches will look at your credit reports and monthly spending habits to help optimize your savings and debt reduction. These sessions are highly useful to anyone with specific questions about their credit reports or budget and even better, these sessions start at just $56!
The New Year will be here before you know it. Set yourself up for success by closing out 2018 with a positive view of your financial future. Call Origin SC today to schedule your customized one-on-one financial review session at 843.735.7802 or visit us online at www.originsc.org/financial-coaching

Save the Date!
The Lowcountry Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, October 13th. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise funds to support local veterans by hopping island to island around the Lowcountry. Proceeds will be donated to Origin SC's One Less Homeless Vet program. The mission of One Less Homeless Vet is to provide start-up supplies and furniture for low-income veterans in the Charleston Tri-County area of South Carolina.

To learn more about the fundraiser, please visit Lowcountry CVMA's facebook page here.

To learn more about the One Less Homeless Vet program or to donate, please visit our website here.

Relief for Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence has had a dramatic impact in South Carolina and North Carolina and will continue to do so in its aftermath over the next week as floodwaters continue to rise. There are many ways to help, including volunteering and dropping donations at businesses. While donated items are wonderful, financial contributions are the most immediate and effective assistance you can provide.

To make a donation to help those affected by Hurricane Florence, click the link below. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from this disaster.

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