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Becky Engen

Becky Engen

Becky Engen has a passion for writing and building and engaging with communities through social media. She graduated from St. Cloud State University, and began her career in marketing and advertising as a junior copywriter and social media specialist. Becky joined the Twin Cities Habitat marketing team in 2013 as the Digital Marketing Program Manager and loves that she continues to learn something new each and every day about the great people who work for, volunteer with, and are served through the organization.

Building Community Blog

What started as a church project to house a refugee family and her children, has blossomed into a strong coalition and an amazing partnership between local faith groups and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.  This coalition, also known as Holy Hammers, has inspired new coalitions to form around the Twin Cities metro, and across the nation. At the core of the coalition are several incredibly dedicated peopleone of which, is volunteer coordinator for Presbyterian Church of the Way (PCOTW), Judy Murakami.

If you're currently paying a mortgage payment, you are likely paying escrow.

Escrow is an account separate from the mortgage account where payments are made to fulfill conditions of your mortgage. These conditions are usually things like property taxes and insurance. Although your escrow is kept in a separate account, it is still generally collected as part of your monthly mortgage payment (or, can be paid as a lump sum). Your escrow payment can fluctuate from year-to-year and it's important to pay attention to the numbersit can save you money in the long run!

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