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.

  • Pontiac, MI — New Hope Community Development

    Longtime NCST Buyer Partner, New Hope Community Development in Detroit, MI completed a major transformation on this Freddie Mac NSI First Look property located in Pontiac, Michigan. Originally built in 1929, this 1436 square foot bungalow style home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms underwent just over $53,000…

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  • Kettering, OH — County Corp of Montgomery County

    NCST Community Coordinator Partner, County Corp of Montgomery County invested almost $20,000 into this previously vacant property in Kettering, Ohio. Originally built in 1955, the renovation of this three-bedroom, one bath home included replacing the existing main structure roof and garage roof as well as a complete…

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  • Kissimmee, FL — The Housing League (THL)

    This Fannie Mae NSI First Look property was acquired by longtime NCST partner, The Housing League (THL).  Built in 1960, this 1200 square foot home with three bedrooms, two baths underwent just under $50,000 in renovations.  A new roof as well as additional wood replacements were needed…

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  • Baltimore, MD — RPS Solutions

    RPS Solutions, an NCST Strategic Developer Partner in Baltimore, MD completed a major transformation on this Fannie Mae NSI First Look property located in Baltimore City.  Originally built in 1958, this 1700 square foot townhome with three bedrooms, one and half baths underwent just under $45,000 in…

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  • Youngstown, OH — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC)

    This formerly vacant property was acquired by NCST Partner, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and required over $50,000 to complete the rehabilitation.  This single family home, in Youngstown’s Kirkmere neighborhood, was originally built in 1940.  The home offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms with over 1,400 square…

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  • Chicago, IL — Rifkin Investments

    This Fannie Mae NSI First Look property was sold for just under $136,000 to one of NCST’s strategic development partners, Rifkin Investments.  Rifkin was referred to NCST by the City of Chicago’s Housing Department and worked with one of their development partners to renovate this home that…

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  • Pittsburgh, PA — National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

    This formerly vacant property was acquired by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and required over $50,000 to complete the rehabilitation. The 110 year-old home in Pittsburgh’s Avalon neighborhood offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms with nearly 2,000 square feet of living space. This project included full…

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  • Westerville, OH — Johnson Real Estate Investment Group, Ltd.

    This formerly vacant property was acquired by NCST Strategic Development Partner, Johnson Real Estate Investment Group, Ltd. and required over $40,000 to complete the rehabilitation. This townhome, in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio was originally built in 1973. The home offers two bedrooms and three bathrooms…

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  • Chicago, IL — VDR Real Estate

    VDR Real Estate, is a minority owned SDP developer in the NSI program.  VDR purchased this NSI Enhanced First Look property from Fannie Mae and completely renovated this brick two-flat home in a northwest neighborhood of Chicago called Belmont Cragin.  VDR spent almost $150,000 in the rehabilitation…

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  • Rosedale, MD — Cityscape Properties

    NCST SDP Partner, Cityscape Properties purchased this NSI First Look property from Fannie Mae in the Rosedale neighborhood of Baltimore County.  Originally built in 1961, this four bedroom, two bath home underwent $30,000 in renovations. With just under 1500 sq. feet of living space, the home received…

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