Buyer Success Stories

We are successful together.

NCST helps hundreds of communities by serving as the intermediary for property sales – more than $1.5 billion to-date – that transform and stabilize neighborhoods. Every one of these dollars is a direct investment in the strength of a community. Thanks to our local housing providers (buyers), approximately 25,000 properties have been returned to the community for rehab and affordable housing opportunities.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read these Buyer Success Stories and learn more about the important work accomplished.

  • Zion, IL – KeySay

    Jose and his wife, who are expecting their first child, have taken the step from renting to homeownership with the help of NCST community buyer, KeySay, the NSI First Look program, and Jose’s father. Jose wanted to live close to his Father, and they now do in…

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  • Westland, MI – New Hope Community Development

    This home in Westland, MI, received more than $40,000 in rehab before being sold to an owner-occupant. The kitchen was remodeled, including new ceramic tile, cabinets, and paint, and the living room was freshly painted and a new ceramic tile entryway installed. The bedrooms had numerous updates…

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  • Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County – Levittown, PA

    Twenty years ago, Omar came to the U.S. with $20 in his pocket. Seven years and lots of paperwork later, his wife joined him. They have since built a family with four boys, the youngest of whom has Downs Syndrome. Omar works at a local factory earning…

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  • Lake Worth, FL – R.E.A.C.H.

    Our community buyer, R.E.A.C.H., met a 68-year old veteran through a local source familiar with their program. They interviewed him and learned he is 100% disabled from PTSD and had never owned a home. He wanted to live in the historic “alphabet streets” of Lake Worth as…

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  • Port Huron, MI – Port Huron Neighborhood Housing Corp.

    The Port Huron Neighborhood Housing Corp., a Michigan non-profit, purchased this property through the NSI First Look program. They spent more than $60,000 to renovate this home and then offered it for sale at five-percent under the appraised value. The new owner occupants are a family of…

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  • Baltimore, MD – From House to Home

    A first-time homebuyer who works full-time, is a volunteer firefighter, and is only 24 years-old, is the new owner occupant of this Baltimore home that was acquired and rehabbed by NCST community buyer, From House to Home, through the NSI First Look program. The new owner, who…

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  • Taylor, MI – New Hope Community Development

    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,…

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  • Baltimore, MD – Hogar Hispano, Northeast

    Hogar Hispano, Northeast Region, purchased this property through the NSI First Look program. “This neighborhood has been in decline and there are vacant houses in the area,” said Max Cabellos, Operations Manager for Hogar Hispano. “However, through the NSI program and other CRA programs this neighborhood is…

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  • Covington, GA – Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP)

    Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP) purchased this Covington, Georgia property through the NSI First Look program. ANDP rehabbed and sold the home to a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Tony was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1976. He served on the USS Independence, and…

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  • Philadelphia, PA – Giller Realty, LLC

    This single-family home was purchased by Giller Realty, LLC, through the NSI First Look program. The property is in a transitional area, so it was an important acquisition in Giller’s neighborhood revitalization plan to preserve affordable rentals. The area has a mix of higher-end development and lower-end…

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