Yard Sale Saves Family's Home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Reblogger Marie Graham
Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

For all the positive market reports, and anecdotal stories, these are still very difficult times for too many. 

While probably not Janna's intent, am re-blogging because it reminded me that as more comfortable it is to go with all the happy stuff, it's crucial to remember that in a little over five months we will have one of the best opportunities ever to bolster real change.

As a citizen, focus on the core issues, what is close to your heart, and make sure you are registered to VOTE.

And REALTORS-it would not be a bad thing to include a voter change of information form from your local Board of Elections for your new homeowners, along with the registration deadline. Even blog about it, put it in your newsletter...you have this power to do amazing good, at no real cost.  Just sayin'.


Original content by Janna Scharf AB37665

Yard sale saves family's home in Coeur d'AleneJanna Rankin Scharf, PMN, SFR, GRI, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho homes for sale

There was a heart warming story in the local news this week.  Seems a family of 8 was facing foreclosure of their home if they didn't come up with $1005.  Having been unemployed until recently, the newly employed dad wouldn't have received pay enough in time.

This family of 8 lives in a double wide mobile home on five rural acres.  They came up with a plan.  They announced a yard sale to save their home.  They would have a yard sale, and sell everything they own, anything they had that anyone was willing to buy. 

Their story hit the newspaper, and the rest is history.  People showed up for two days, not to buy their few earthly possessions, but to make donations.  The family raised three times the amount needed, in spite of their efforts to decline donations once they had the sum they needed. 

In another heartwarming twist, the homeowners plan to partner with local churches to use their windfall to assist local elderly with services such as house cleaning.

Click here to read the story in The Coeur d'Alene Press 

Every day I help people avoid foreclosure by short selling their homes.  It is often the way to make the best of an unfortunate situation.  Call me if you would like to discuss whether or not short selling to avoid foreclosure could be an option for you.

Janna SignJanna Rankin Scharf  provides a superior level of real estate services to home buyers and sellers in Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County, Idaho. Visit Janna.ServingNorthIdaho.com to search for homes in the Coeur d'Alene MLS for anywhere in spectacular North Idaho.

No matter how grand or modest your real estate dreams may be, you can turn to me in confidence.  Give me a call today and let me know what I can do to be of service to you!

Janna Rankin Scharf AB, GRI, CSP, CNS, CLHMS  208.651.9700


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Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

You will always find that American's are still Americans and they will help with any excess they have.  it is just the American Spirit and that is what this weekend is all about is CELEBRATING this American Spirit.

May 27, 2012 06:06 AM #1
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Kevin-you are so right. I had commented on Janna's post that I was in tears, reading about the kindness of others. I love that spirit, it is what will continue to make us better and stronger as a nation, it is what makes us whole. Thanks for stopping by!

May 27, 2012 06:45 AM #2
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Maybe Greece needs a YARD SALE on a HUGE scale...before the 18th of June!

May 29, 2012 09:06 PM #3
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Marie, nice to know there are still people who care and are willing give of themselves.

May 30, 2012 10:05 AM #4
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