I read with great interest a column by Diana Olick, Real Estate Editor for CNBC the other day.
Her thesis is that due to home builders favoring larger and higher priced homes, overall home ownership is becoming available only to wealthier citizens. She reports that sales of homes priced under $100,000 fell 13% in January 2018 versus January 2017, and home sales between $100,000 and $250,000 fell another 2%. Apparently, there are plenty of homes on the market over $250,000 but not nearly enough available in the affordable price range for most buyers.
The unique component of working for or with a nonprofit group is that it doesn't take long to realize the work is never really done.
You never really get to the finish line, although we establish in our mission statements that we will work -- work so hard -- until our goals are achieved.
Our job is to "keep on keeping on" until we're no longer needed. In our case, we will work until every person in Spartanburg County has access to safe, modest, affordable housing.
We know that a new Habitat home lifts families, but what we've learned is that the real benefits accrue to the next generation.
Habitat Spartanburg is one of 300 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in Lowe's Women Build 2018.