My sweet clients Jenn and Jenny hired me to find them a home. At first glance, I was facing a tall order with their needs and wants: $200k budget, good bones, nice lines, a comfortable space for their daughter, a place to operate their home based craft business, not too far away from amenities, etc. I was up for the challenge because my clients were serious, committed, prepared, dedicated, and ready to do what it takes to land a new home for their family.
We shopped high and low, wrote offers, and we got discouraged, but we kept getting back on the bike to ride. One day, after exercising significant patience, the right house came to us. It was rough but it was right. We competed for it, we secured the home under contract and got under way with our inspections and loan underwriting which created a whole new set of challenges: loads of deferred maintenance, elderly owner unable to make repairs, oil tank, dry rot, sketchy wiring,and several other mysteries. On top of this, the loan got shaky (both borrowers self employed). Our loan officer Vince Kingston of Eagle Home Mortgage was pacing at the title company they day we went in to sign...still on the phone, still pulling it together. But WE DID IT!!!
This weekend I received an email that made my day. Jenn and Jenny sent me before and after photos and a note that reminded me of why I am in this business. They purchased a home that even made me squeamish and turned it into a beautiful mid-century jewel. I am so happy for my clients. They faced the challenges and overcame the obstacles!