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Homeownership Program (2)

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Square Footage Calculator: How Much Space Do You Need in Your First Home?

Deciding what you want in your house is one of the most exciting things about shopping for your first home.

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Homeowner Deborah in her home, smiling.

Showing Up in Community

On Labor Day weekend this year, local organizers held a community barbecue to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop. Twin Cities Habitat for...

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A pale peach home with a garage attached on the side. The areas directly under the roof are painted hunter green, as well as the window shutters. There is white trim and a brown roof, as well as some decorative brick around the base of the garage and front porch.

Buying vs. Renting: 9 Signs You May Be Ready to Buy a House

How far can one month's rent get you as a homeowner? If you've ever wondered whether you should keep renting or buy a home, you're not alone—many...

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Profile picture of Enzi, a Black man, wearing a pink shirt and kippah.

Homeownership Creates Public Safety: A Conversation with Enzi Tanner

As part of our series of blog posts about the confluence of National Homeownership Month and LGBTQ+ Pride month, Twin Cities Habitat staff sat down...

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Who Counts as a First-Time Homebuyer? Definition & Eligibility – couple at desk, homebuyers – TC Habitat

The Definition of a First-Time Homebuyer is Broader Than You Think

Editor's note: The following information was updated in 2023 to include additional homebuyer resources.

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fha 203k loan requirements

The Pros and Cons of FHA 203(k) Loan Products

For DIY lovers, a fixer-upper home can be the ultimate project.

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How Do I Qualify for Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program?

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity proudly partners with low-to-moderate income homebuyers to purchase homes in the seven-county metro area. No matter...

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An emotional homeowner receiving the keys to her first home.

Can I Buy A Home if I Have Collections on My Credit Report?

Since buying a home is a big (and exciting!) investment, many people have questions surrounding the financial part of the process. Whether it’s, “Can...

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A family in front of their Habitat home in the winter.

Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Buy a House in MN

Bare trees, fallen snow, and cold temperatures don't usually make people think of house hunting, but maybe they should! While spring and summer...

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