Gifting Part of Down Payment Can be the Best Christmas Present of All

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Gifting Part of Down Payment Can be the Best Christmas Present of All

by Michelle Carr Crowe

Gifting part of the down payment can be a huge blessing for my clients, especially first-time buyers. Relatives providing $10,000 in gift funds help can make that huge transition from perennially renters to actually achieving home ownership.

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I personally received down payment gift funds from my mother, Silicon Valley real estate legend, Judy Carr, when I bought my first San Jose, Calif. condo back in 1985 (at 14 percent interest by the way). Her financial generosity during a time of extreme economic troubles (we were still experiencing real estate market fallout from the Savings & Loan crisis) strengthened our relationship. 

By making it possible for me to buy that first home and experience home ownership myself, she motivated me to achieve more in my career, too. Before buying a home, I was content just being a real estate marketing assistant. You could it's because of her gift fund that I obtained my real estate license.

Gift Funds help first time home buyers buy a Silicon Valley, Calif. home Michelle Carr Crowe

That gift encouraged me to be more like her, to be the kind of person who could help other people like me achieve that same success, strength and sense of community home ownership I experienced.

Whether buying a condo in Cupertino, a single family home in Saratoga or any home in San Jose, first-time home buyers should explore how and whether gift funds can help them make home ownership a reality. 

Are you curious about how gift funds work? Just Call 408-252-8900 and I'll be glad to talk with you and answer your questions. 

 

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Aloha & God bless you,

Michelle

Michelle Carr Crowe, Cal BRE #00901962
Real Estate Consultant, Coach, Trainer
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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, Cal BRE #00901962, and the Get Results Team (established by the late Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her a creative catalyst for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations include: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Michelle is in the process of obtaining her Global Property Specialist and Certified International Property Specialist designations. In addition, she is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,000 traditional articles in print and online, as well as over 65,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com or www.lynbrookhighhomes.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.

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Les & Sarah Oswald
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Michelle - you are lucky to have someone as talented as your mom to model after.

If anyone out there can't decide on what to give their loved ones...gift downpayment might be on top of the wish list.

Dec 10, 2012 04:39 AM #1
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Sarah & Les, I agree. It is a gift that will last and keep on giving.

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Michelle, that is a wonderful thing your mother did, this is a great idea for families to help their loved ones when they want to purchase their first home.

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Erna, yes it was and it certainly made a huge difference in my life.

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