This 1,200 square foot home in Taylor, MI, has three bedrooms and one bathroom, and was originally built in 1954. New Hope Community Development purchased this home through the NSI First Look program.
The new owner occupants, who are under 80% AMI, had searched for a home, but found homes that needed extensive repairs, where appraisals came in significantly lower than anticipated, and where the seller decided not to sell the home. They reluctantly put their dream on hold and renewed the lease at their apartment. Fast forward one year and they found this home the day it was listed, and New Hope helped them through the entire process, including offering homebuyer counseling. They were worried about the purchase and closing process since their first experience was not a positive one, but the buyers wrote in a letter that “We owe our family dream coming true to New Hope and Chris George.”
Renovations totaled $40,000 and included a brand new kitchen with all new cabinets & countertops, removing carpet throughout & updating with tile or new carpet, applying fresh paint throughout, refinishing the existing hardwood floors, updating the master bath with a new vanity, tile, paint and toilet, plus rehabbing the basement and adding a new epoxy floor, repairing the walls, rebuilding a bathroom and repairing all mechanicals to current standards. The garage was also cleaned out, patched and painted, the deck was repaired and painted, and trip hazards in the driveway were repaired.