NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."

 

 Since 1999, the "Nailing it Down"articles have been published in the Daily World and other countywide weekly newspapers. NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor County has collaborated with local newspapers, elected officials and local experts to publish articles covering hundreds of topics.

 

 

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March 28, 2018

My wife and I were born and raised on the Harbor. After earning our bachelor's degrees in 2016, we decided it was time to come home. The only problem was, the housing market and the homebuying process in general seemed to an impenetrable mess. 

We weren't sure how much house we could afford, or who to ask. We didn't know whether we should talk to a bank or realtor first. We didn't even know what our credit scores were. As millennial's entering the market for the first time, we felt totally lost.

On top of all this, we carried more student loan debt than we care to admit, and I struggled paying medical bills related to my lifelong battle with auto-immune disease. We had seen friends our age and income level successfully purchase houses in the area, so we knew we could do it. We just didn't know where to start. 

NeighborWorks Grays Harbor turned out to be the answer to all our questions, and indeed, our prayers. We signed up for housing counseling, and NeighborWorks housing counselor J...

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