Category: homebuyer education

We Appreciate Your Generous Support

Your Donation Matters “TRIP rents apartments at affordable prices.” “Really? I thought TRIP helps people become homeowners.” “No, TRIP is about rehabbing old, unmarketable homes and making them useable again.” “Hmm, I thought TRIP supported neighborhood leaders and associations.” Many people don’t know that TRIP does all of the above…… Read more »

Come the Housing Fair!

2013 Capital District Housing Fair Interested in buying or repairing a home?  Want to save money on utility bills?   Not sure who to call for a house inspections?  Visit us at the 2013 Capital Region Housing Fair Saturday, April 27th!  The event is from 10 am until 2 pm at… Read more »

RCHR Program Profile: Rensselaer County Homeownership Program (Small Cities)

Similar to the Homebuyer Incentive Program available in Troy, the Small Cities program offers prospective homebuyers in Rensselaer County grant funding to assist with down payments and closing costs. Eligible applicants do not need to currently live in Rensselear County. Administered by the RCHR & TRIP NeighborWorks Homeownership Center, Small… Read more »

Homecoming Dinner to Celebrate TRIP & RCHR’s Excellent Customer Service

The 2012 TRIP & RCHR Homecoming Dinner, happening on Monday, October 29th at 5:30pm at The Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave., Troy, will honor NYS Assemblymember Ron Canestrari and Troy Treasure Michael Esposito.  It is also an opportunity to celebrate the high-quality services provided by TRIP & RCHR. One… Read more »

New Faces at TRIP: Caitlin Casterlin

Caitlin Casterlin Welcome to TRIP’s newest HomeOwnership Advisor, Caitlin Casterlin! With her strong financial background, having previously worked in banking and at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Caitlin is sure to be a valuable member of the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center team! Caitlin’s lifelong interest in helping people, especially on… Read more »

TRIP & RCHR Program Profile: Homebuyer Incentive Program

Providing first-time homebuyers with opportunities for success is the backbone of the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, and the foundation of the Homebuyer Incentive Program (HIP). HIP funding, administered through the City of Troy, is available to first-time homebuyers with an annual household income at or below 80% of the area… Read more »

HomeOwnership Center Luncheon a Success!

On Thursday, May 17th, the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center hosted its 9th annual HomeOwnership Center Luncheon. This year’s theme was “Homebuying– Now’s the Time, Join the Team.” Attendees included supporters of the HomeOwnership Center, local realtors, and elected officials. Welcoming guests was the Honorable Steve McLaughlin of the 108th NYS Assembly District.… Read more »

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Documents the Benefits of Pre-Purchase Counseling

TRIP & RCHR, our customers, and our supporters know all about the importance of pre-purchase homebuyer counseling, but now the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a study corroborating that knowledge. Released in May, the study written by Jennifer Turnham and Anna Jefferson, sampled 573 individuals… Read more »

Homeownership Done Right

Comprehensive Standards Support “Homeownership Done Right TM“ The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling set criteria so consumers around the country can be confident that the housing counseling they receive from agencies that adopt the standards is high quality, comprehensive, and valuable. These Standards hold local nonprofit housing… Read more »

Come to the Housing Fair!

Prospective buyers and homeowners will want to attend the Capital Region Housing Fair on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am-2 pm at the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Avenue in Albany.  Featured will be dozens of information booths including: Non-profit housing groups like TRIP Lenders Attorneys Housing inspectors Real estate… Read more »