How to Save Grandma’s House

Grant Awarded Fall 2021

How to Save Grandma’s House is a seven-week online educational program and fourteen-episode podcast focused on educating and empowering individuals on what it takes to actually save Grandma’s house.
In many cases, losing Grandma’s house is a function of a lack of estate planning, proper estate administration, financial resources, and financial literacy. For individuals up to the task, this process can take years, but saving Grandma’s house can be next to impossible without the proper tools.
Through this program, two licensed attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will educate families of color and listeners on how to save Grandma’s home by increasing their income, understanding local support programs and how to qualify for them, and understanding the value of real estate, estate planning, and estate administration.
The program’s goal is to “save” $1,000,000 in real estate within two years, or approximately ten properties.

Program Overview

  • Week 1: How to increase income/resources​
  • Week 2: How to increase credit
  • Week 3: How to pick a contractor
  • Week 4: Understanding real estate value
  • Week 5: Factors to consider when sellingor keeping the property
  • Week 6: Basics of estate administration and planning
  • Week 7: Dangers to Grandma’s house

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About Courtney N. Richardson, Esq.

Courtney Richardson

Courtney Richardson has over eighteen years of experience in the Financial Services industry. She started as a Financial and Investment Advisor in 2003 and worked her way up to Assistant Vice President at one of the top brokerage firms in the world before the 2008 stock market crash. After graduating from law school in 2012, Courtney founded The Ivy Investor in 2014. The Ivy Investor is a resource for women seeking to navigate the maze of the investment world in simple terms.

About Chandra Betner-Gray, Esq.

Chandra Betner-Gray is an Attorney and licensed Real Estate Salesperson.She is the owner of the Betner-Gray Law Office located in Mt. Holly, NJ. Chandra focuses primarily on Real Estate, Business Formation, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration.

Chandra has been practicing law since 2016. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey. She is also a Continuing Education Instructor.Chandra received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden,in 2011 and her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University in 2009.

Chandra Betner-Grey
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