This renovated Ft. Lauderdale, FL home sold to a man who is a first-time homebuyer. He learned about the good work of NCST community buyer, Tayan Alliances, and wrote them a letter about his desire for a home of his own and also shared his life’s journey. He lived on his own since he was 17 years old, and although he worked and strived to keep his life together, he found himself in a cycle of addiction and poverty. However, he rebuilt his life, has been working steadily, conquered his addiction and now serves as an advocate for others overcoming addiction and poverty. He said, “I am extremely blessed in having this opportunity to even search for a home, something I never thought would even be possible for me.”
Tayan Alliance purchased this home through the NSI First Look program, and they generously reduced the sales price by $10,000 to meet this new owner’s mortgage pre-qualification letter, as well as provided closing cost concessions. They also added a new washer and dryer to the buyer’s appliance package.
More than $37,000 was invested to refurbish and update the home including a full gut renovation of the bathroom and kitchen. Fresh paint and drywall repairs, plus new laminate and tile flooring throughout, new kitchen appliances, and new window blinds updated the interior. For the exterior, fresh paint was applied, the driveway resurfaced, and the landscaping updated.
This neighborhood is on the east side of Ft. Lauderdale, and is bracketed by higher-end communities on each side, which is why this home was an important acquisition for Tayan Alliances – they’re working hard to preserve the area’s housing stock that is priced below $250,000.