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Financial Management

10th Annual Community Wealth Building Day Helps Jacksonville Residents Find Dream Home

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS — In honor of Fair Housing Month, the  (JAREB) hosted a free event aimed at empowering individuals and families through home ownership. Community Wealth Day was held at Edward Waters College. The day featured an interactive marketplace with educational and employment opportunities in home buying. Attendees received giveaways, hands-on learning about purchasing a home, including guidance in understanding credit, credit counseling, and credit repair.  […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

Free Origin SC Workshops focusing on Homeownership, Credit, and Budgeting in May

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Begin believing in achieving your goals today! Origin SC offers workshops around the Tri-county area of Charleston, SC. They also offer one-on-one appointments with certified credit advisors. Take a look at their May 2019 offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. You can meet with them by phone or online as well. […read more]

Atlanta Tribune

H. Scott Young is Turning Atlanta Around

ATLANTA TRIBUNE — Spending a lot of time researching his properties at the Atlanta History Center, meeting subcontractors, and honoring an internal compass that constantly led him back to community connection put him in conversations with the small businesses owners in the areas where he was dealing which crystallized his next pivot in energy: leasing to small business owners. In 2015, he created the fully independent Seryus Property Group, headquartered in Waterlab. […read more]

State Rep. Eric Johnson
Dallas Post Tribune

Rep. Eric Johnson Files Bill to Address Homelessness Caused by Gentrification

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — Rep. Johnson filed House Bill 4394 in order to clarify that Texans who lose their homes due to economic development in their neighborhoods are eligible for state funds intended to assist with homelessness prevention. Currently, the state distributes those dollars to cities, which then use them to help residents avoid becoming homeless. But there is ambiguity in the current law over whether someone qualifies for that assistance if their home loss is due to gentrification. […read more]

Business

Darden Restaurants Splits Company in Two

  (USA Today) – Darden Restaurants plans to separate part of the company into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust, the company said Tuesday. Darden, which owns Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, among other other restaurants, will spin off about 430 of its more than Read More

Politics

Is Newark the Next Brooklyn?

  (Politico) – Newark is building again. Yes, that Newark—the city in Jersey that burned after the ’67 riots, the one that helped to define “white flight,” that struggles still with almost impenetrable unemployment and homelessness and crime. That city is building. And here it all is—its Read More

Business

Sept. Home Prices Up 13.3% from Year Ago

[USA Today] Home prices continued rising in September, but many cities posted smaller monthly gains, according to a closely-watched barometer of the housing market. The 20-city Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index increased 0.7% in September from August and was 13.3% ahead of a year ago, S&P Read More

Business

6 Great House-Hunting Websites

[Black Enterprise] Shopping for a home can be stressful. Making sure the neighborhood is safe and finding the best school for your child are some of the many things to worry about when finding a home that is suitable for you. Thanks to the Internet, Read More

Op-Ed

Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month. The Home Read More

Business

Estate Planning 101:“DON’T WAIT TO PROBATE”

[LOS ANGELES SENTINEL] I was first introduced to the court proceeding called “probate” as a result of a frantic call I received soon after I began practicing law.  The caller, a real estate agent, was handling an escrow and found that the sale couldn’t be completed Read More