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.

  • Cincinnati, OH – Homesteading & Urban Redevelopment Corporation (HURC)

    NCST Community Buyer, Homesteading & Urban Redevelopment Corporation (HURC), has been working in the focus neighborhood of Walnut Hills since 2015, in collaboration with the City of Cincinnati, Walnut Hills Community, and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (the Port) manages the…

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  • Baltimore, MD – RPS Solutions LLC

    RPS Solutions LLC, an NCST community buyer, is focused on providing opportunities for first-time buyers in the Baltimore area. The new owners of this fully renovated Baltimore City townhome, who earn less than 80 percent of area median income, were ecstatic to purchase their first home. “RPS…

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  • Parkville, MD – HSR Property Group

    This Parkville, Maryland property was most likely vacant for several years and was in complete disrepair which attracted squatters and crime; however, the majority of the neighborhood has well-kept homes. Thanks to NCST community buyer, HSR Property Group, this home is no longer a detriment to the…

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  • Millford Mill, MD – Diversified Housing Development, Inc.

    NCST community buyer, Diversified Housing Development, Inc. (DHD), acquired this Baltimore County property through the NCST First Look program. They were able to acquire and rehab the home by using the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), a federal program that provides funds to the State and certain…

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  • Jacksonville, FL – Community Development Coalition Corp.

    NCST community buyer, Community Development Coalition Corporation (CDCC), acquired this single-family home through the NSI First Look program with a goal of rehabbing and returning it to the community as a safe, decent, affordable property for a tenant in the Housing Choice Voucher program. Unfortunately, the home…

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  • Pinellas Park, FL – Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has built more than 350 homes since 1985, and the Ortega family is one of their latest success stories. This once vacant lot now holds a new single-family Energy Star-rated home – helping to rebuild a neighborhood, as well as add…

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  • Chicago, IL – Riklin Investments

    NCST community buyer, Riklin Investments, acquired this property through the NCST First Look program, and originally planned to rehab this two-story duplex into three affordable rental units by having it rezoned and building out an apartment in the basement. The building is in the Logan Square neighborhood…

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  • Detroit, MI – MJ Realty

    This three bedroom, two bath home in the historic North Rosedale Park neighborhood in Detroit was completely renovated, with the kitchen and bathrooms accounting for most of the $48,000 invested in rehab. The entire basement was cleaned, and a section was also completely finished out, including adding…

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  • Detroit, MI – MJ Realty Service

    This single family home was built in 1916, and NCST Community Buyer MJ Realty Service completely restored it while maintaining the character and charm that makes it unique. Located in the heart of Southwest Detroit, the Springwells neighborhood is still transitioning; there are some vacant properties and…

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  • Crystal Lake, IL – KeySay

    An outdated, vacant condominium is now home to a 25-year veteran high school special education teacher in Crystal Lake, Illinois, who recently divorced and needed a new affordable home near her school. This buyer qualified for a mortgage that only required a $3,000 down payment, and she…

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