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.

  • 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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  • Elgin, IL – Black Square Midwest

    “The NSI First Look program is fantastic as it really helps communities and promotes homeownership,” said Mike Olszewski, of Black Square Midwest, an NCST community buyer. “We feel good about our partnership with NCST, as we’re able to improve area neighborhoods, as well as improve area home…

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  • Morrisville, PA – Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

    Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County purchased this property through the NSI First Look program, and it is now home for Dawn and her four children. Unfortunately, Dawn’s husband left her after years of marriage, and she was also left with massive debt. She and her four…

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  • Harvard, IL – Black Square Midwest

    An area firefighter, his spouse, and their two young children are now the proud owner-occupants of this three bedroom, two bath home in Harvard, IL. This suburban community offers a more rural feel which attracts families who want to live a quieter, slower pace of life. NCST…

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  • Jacksonville, FL – Community Development Coalition Corporation (CDCC)

    Community Development Coalition Corporation (CDCC) purchased this Jacksonville, Florida, home through the NSI First Look program for the purpose of rehabbing it to resell to buyers needing a renovated, affordable home. As CDCC was renovating the home, it was broken into on three occasions. The first time…

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  • Palatine, IL – KeySay

    Gretchen wanted to move back to Chicago from Florida to be near her children and grandchildren. She needed to buy an affordable home to ensure that if she has to stop working soon she will be able to live on her social security benefit. Gretchen looked at…

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