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.

  • 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    An outdated, vacant condominium is now home to a 25-year veteran high school special education teacher in Crystal Lake, Illinois, who recently divorced and needed a new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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  • Philadelphia, PA – Raza Homes, LLC

    A grandmother who earns less than 80 percent of AMI is now renting an affordable, updated three-bedroom home in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Her daughter and four-year-old grandson live with her. Haddington is a high demand area with easy access to public transportation, including the…

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  • Middle River, MD – HSR Property Group

    This home was vacant for many years when it was purchased by NCST community buyer, HSR Property Group, LLC. It is located in a well-kept community with an HOA. After more than $50,000 in rehab the home once again is a benefit to the neighborhood versus being…

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  • Westland, MI – New Hope Community Development

    New Hope Community Development purchased this Westland, Michigan home through the NSI First Look program. The new owner, who earns less than 80% of AMI, wrote a letter to the community buyer, and noted that since day one they were a pleasure to work with, and responded…

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

    A National Guard veteran and his wife are now the owners of this Georgia home purchased through the NSI First Look program. NCST community buyer, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP), offers a Veteran Program to meet the housing needs of veterans in their region. ANDP offers…

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  • Hillside, NJ – Hogar Hispano

    The buyers of this renovated New Jersey home are first-time homebuyers who earn under 80% of the area’s median income. They really desired a place to call home, and a place of their own to start a family. They completed homebuyer counseling to ensure they were ready…

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