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.

  • 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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  • Romeoville, IL — Greater Chicagoland Fellowship (GCF)

    Greater Chicagoland Fellowship (GCF), an NCST partner for over 10 years, is HUD-certified and has rehabbed over 400 properties during that time including this Freddie Mac NSI First Look property in Romeoville.  GCF spent just under $60,000 to rehab this three bedroom, two bath home.  Rehab included…

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  • Chicago, IL ⁠— Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

    NCST Chicago based buyer, Community Investment Corporation (CIC) purchased this Freddie Mac Enhanced First Look property located on the West Side of Chicago in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  Total rehab on this property cost $183,000 and was just short of a complete gut renovation which also included…

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  • Cleveland, OH — Cuyahoga County Land Bank (CCLRC)

    In partnering with some of the most innovative practitioners in the community development field over the past 10 years, NCST observes some truly creative approaches to neighborhood stabilization and vacant property reuse.  One of the most creative by far is Slavic Village Development’s (SVCDC) Rooms To Let:…

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  • Baltimore, MD – RPS Solutions, LLC

    Kevin Seawright, operating manager of RPS Solutions, LLC, and an NCST Community Buyer, purchased this townhome through the NSI First Look program and it was sold via word-of-mouth based on the affordable home renovation work that RPS is becoming known for in Baltimore City. “We are extremely…

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  • Taylor, MI – New Hope Community Development

    New Hope Community Development, an NCST community buyer, completed a single-family home in Wayne County, Michigan and now a new homeowner who earns less than 80 percent of area median income has a fully renovated property for her family to call home. The homeowner wrote New Hope…

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  • Chicago, IL – KeySay

    KeySay, an NCST community buyer, purchased this three-story, two-unit town house through the Enhanced First Look program. The property interior was very outdated and the exterior had deferred maintenance; there was also a large hole in the roof which exposed the interior to a great deal of…

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  • Philadelphia, PA – Giller Realty

    This once vacant Philadelphia property is now a decent, affordable home with three bedrooms, one bathroom, and approximately 1,200 square feet of living space. The new tenant is a single mother of two young children earning less than 120 percent of AMI. She moved to Philadelphia from…

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  • Jacksonville, FL – Community Development Coalition Corp.

    This two bedroom, two bath, 1,110 square foot single-family home was purchased through the NSI First Look program by Community Development Coalition Corporation (CDCC). It’s in the Mid-Westside community of Jacksonville, Florida, close to schools that offer a wide range of specialized educational programs, and near the…

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  • 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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