First Time Home Buyers Buy the First Home They See! Canadian Lakes, MI

Real Estate Agent with Greenridge Realty Oakmont

First Time Home Buyers Buy the First Home They See! Canadian Lakes, MI

New homeFrom 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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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Another easy deal:) Lynn this is when buyers see what the value of a good  Realtor is truly worth "a home",  Congrats to you and your clients,Endre

Feb 24, 2014 02:17 PM #1
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Wow Lynn, sounds like these buyers were fortunate to have your assistance.  It's amazing that the first home they saw was 'the one'.

Feb 25, 2014 03:29 AM #2
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Oooh, I am so reblogging this!  What a great story about determination, dreams and perserverance!!!  Thanks for the inspiration!

Feb 26, 2014 06:51 AM #3
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Lynn,

As your story demonstrates - patience and perseverance are two key elements to success in our business!

Feb 28, 2014 10:57 AM #4
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