This home in District Heights, Maryland was purchased through the First Look program. Unfortunately it was in overall poor condition when NCST community buyer, KCE, Inc., purchased it; however, the property is located on a block with mostly well-kept older homes in an established neighborhood with some nearby homes also being renovated. KCE hired an architect to prepare the construction drawings and pull all of the required building permits as they added a full second-story addition to this house to better meet the needs of today’s families.
The new owners are first-time home buyers with an income below 80% AMI. The couple was recently married – one is a probation officer and the other an elementary school teacher. They were able to use a special loan program administered by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to purchase the house – the program provides 100% financing and pays a high percentage of the buyers’ required closing costs.
This like new home has repaired drywall and fresh paint throughout, new cabinets and appliances, all windows and doors repaired, new flooring and carpeting, new door locks and light fixtures, new smoke detectors, and all the HVAC, electrical and plumbing fixtures were serviced and repaired. In addition the roof was repaired, the exterior was power washed and the landscaping was trimmed.