A ‘Forever Home’ for Family of Six▸
Alex and Kristine bought their first home through Homewise in January of 2015. Shortly after moving in, they were surprised to find out that they had their fourth child on the way.
Making Dreams Come True in Barelas▸
Raul and his wife Shamrah knew that owning their own home was an important step in their long-term financial security and explored what it would take to become homeowners. They worked on their credit and saved for a down payment.
Investing in a Stronger Community▸
Alicia was born and raised in New Mexico and Lucas is a native of New York. Together they found their mutual home in the historic Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque where Alicia’s family has lived for generations.
The Perfect Place to Spend Time Together as a Family▸
The first thing you see when you walk through the front door of Ricardo and Claudia’s Albuquerque home is a pool table. They used to have to go out to play at bars and clubs, but now they can stay home and play together.
Solar Opportunity Loan Fund created▸
Today solar energy is becoming more accessible to low and moderate income households in Santa Fe thanks to two local environmentalists turned investors. Richard Khanlian and Ann Alexander have set out to make solar available to everyone. Once they had an idea in place and the funds to support it, the couple began looking for a partner to facilitate the program. They chose to work with Homewise to create the SOL (Solar Opportunity Loan) fund to provide long-term fixed rate loans for solar installations to low and moderate income households. “We want to make a meaningful statement with the SOL fund and provide clean energy options for everyone,” says Khanlian.
Home Expansion Plans Aided by Solar Savings▸
Eric wanted to go solar primarily to save money on his electric bill and take advantage of tax credits. After his first month on solar, he saw not only significant savings on his bill, but actually got a $5 check back from PNM.
Room for the Whole Family▸
Rafael and Maria first tried to buy a home nearly 10 years ago. They’d been pre-approved by a bank for a mortgage loan, but then the recession hit. Rafael was working in construction at the time and his once-steady income dropped quickly and dramatically.
A Bright, Fun and Inviting Space: Amanda’s Story▸
After renting for her entire adult life, Amanda came to Homewise to purchase her own home in 2009. Coming from a family of Santa Fe artists, it was important to her to find a home where she could express her unique artistic style.