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How we helped a low income grandmother get her first home

Real Estate can be a very rewarding career in more ways than one. Just before Christmas 2006 we were able to get a grandmother who is raising her 3 grandchildren into her very first home of her own. It was the most gratifying experience in our lives. She never believed she could own a home and now she is a proud home owner. We had the programs that helped, and the great part is it only cost her $1,000 of her own money and her monthly payments are $560 per month (less than the rent she was paying). It was a GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON FOR ALL!!!
Maggie Dokic /Indialantic | 321-252-8696
Magdalena Dokic - Indialantic, FL
Selling the beach in Florida's space coast
What a great story.  It's wonderful when people who need the help the most end up with knowledgeable realtors who can help them.  Sleep comes better at night when you know you've made a difference. Congratulations! 
May 18, 2007 10:18 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
I enjoy those kind of clients the most, when you feel like it's really "not about the money".
May 18, 2007 10:50 PM
Roxanne Ardary
Long and Foster Real Estate Inc - Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Congratulations on a job well done.
May 18, 2007 11:28 PM
Lea Deo, REALTOR® - KW Realty Partners
Keller Williams Legacy Partners, Inc. - Shawnee, KS
Johnson County REALTOR®| Shawnee KS Homes for Sale
You just can't beat that feeling.   Sometimes I hear other realtors talking about those "little houses" in a negative way and I just think - "You'll never know that special feeling."   Thanks for sharing such a great story.
May 18, 2007 11:52 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
That is awesome.  Our market is such that I could never provide this sort of assistance to a first time buyer.  Wow, her mortgage is as low as a car payment!  Fantastic!
May 19, 2007 12:42 AM
Nick Rappa &Lori Petrozza

Yes, it's hard to believe, but some things are more important than money. It was truly a magical moment.I had alot easier deals that provided more $$ returns, but this one bets them all.

May 19, 2007 02:14 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC
I would give up a commission to help someone with those circumstances. Congratulations.
May 19, 2007 04:49 AM
Michael Hutchins - Consumer Advocate, Chicago
Michael Hutchins Ent. - Chicago, IL
Hi Nick & Lori.  I just wanted to welcome you to the Rain!  I hope you enjoy it here and keep blogging!
May 19, 2007 06:30 AM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Nick & Lori,

What a great story! Thats was makes this job so rewarding! Welcome :)

May 19, 2007 06:49 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Welcome to ActiveRain, Nick and Lori! Always nice to read stories like this from fellow KW agents. Can you expand a little more on what programs were able to help your client?
May 19, 2007 09:02 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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