First Time Home Buyers Buy the First Home They See! Canadian Lakes, MI
From the outside, this home looked something like a cabin in the woods in the rolling hills of Canadian Lakes, Michigan.
The inside was a different story! A four bedroom home with two bathrooms; a window wall across the front of the 40 foot living room/dining room area with a floor-to-cathedral ceiling majestic fireplace!
Things to love-at-first-sight with this home.
So, it seemed like an easy sale for this young couple... until his new job priced them out of their chosen financing type. (Previously he had worked for the University he just graduated from.)
And... he was now considered self-employed! So, we kept plugging away trying to find financing, through challenges such as the roofing that had to be replaced entirely, including roof boards in some areas; removing a porch that was decomposing; fixing/replacing faucets; repairing drywall ceiling area where the roof leaked...
...all the while putting out the word that we were looking for an investor for this local-bank-owned property. At one point it seemed that we had exhausted all possible ways of financing for this young couple determined to purchase this beautiful home.
With the repairs finished, (the bank paid for half of the roof and allowed other repairs by the couple and their family and friends), the young buyers had their prayers answered when an investor came forward and agreed to purchase the home and sell it to them on a land contract.
The couple never doubted that this home would be theirs, and their determination at every challenge, (and their Realtor's® perserverance!) helped make this dream come true. No doubt that this was one of my favorite transactions ever... even though one of the most difficult and frustrating at times!
(Story is told with the buyer's permission)
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