Success Stories

Getting Her House in Order

Angela’s goal was to find security for her grown son when she was no longer around to help him. 

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A VA loan to the rescue

Coming home every day to her own fantastic townhome is a dream come true again and again for Ms. W.

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Inspired by others

Arlene was inspired by the success of two who worked with HomeFree-USA to purchase their first homes.

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Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving dinner was a special time for Lakisha and her 2 sons. She is the first in her family to be a homeowner. The family and friends who celebrated with her were dazzled.

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You gotta do what you gotta do

Dexter and Tamika aren't patient people. They desperately wanted to buy their first home, but progress moved very slowly. It was the process of improving their credit and saving for the down payment that felt painfully slow.

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A little advice goes a long way

The life-changing power of advice

For Tamara, coming to HomeFree-USA was a family affair. After hearing about how HomeFree-USA had helped her cousin maneuver through the homeownership process, she decided to give homeownership counseling a try. She was far from disappointed.

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You can never be too educated for counseling

When Christine was in graduate school studying speech pathology, her father strongly encouraged her to start building wealth through homeownership. Yet she didn’t believe she was ready. “I didn’t know how to go about it,” she says.

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A Picture Perfect Story of Homeownership

When artist Preston Sampson and his wife were expecting their first son, they knew that homeownership would give their growing family the foundation it needed. But there was one major problem. “I had no idea of how the homebuying process went,” Sampson says.

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A Solo Approach to Homeownership

Many women dream of meeting Prince Charming, starting a family and buying a home with a white picket fence. However, some single women are finding that it makes financial sense for the house to come first.

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The realization of an impossible dream

Pregnant and on her own at the age of 15, Shala believed that homeownership was for rich people and characters on TV. “Where I come from everyone thinks homeownership is unattainable,” she says. “Only if you’re a TV family can you realize such a goal.”

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The lender's view

Gabe understands VALUE.
 

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Steps to purchase a builder's home

When someone wants to buy a brand spanking new home, who looks out for the buyers’ interests?  The builder?  The builder’s lender? This has always been a subject of debate.

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A Member of Our Family

Curtis always says, “HomeFree-USA is like family.” Five years prior Curtis had completed the Homebuyer Program, but when he needed help with his mortgage after losing his job, he was pleased that the receptionist remembered his name.

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Cruising Just St NE

Marilyn knows professional advice and guidance are important, especially when you really don’t know what you are doing.  And she typically takes her time, acting only when she is very ready.

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What Renters Can't Do

If there’s one factor that contributes to Judanne’s happy nature and lifestyle, it’s being a homeowner.
 

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Sonja's Team Prevailed

Only a handful of tenacious women could have accomplished Sonja’s miracle modification.  Her story is one of amazing patience and undaunted persistence, and an inspiration to any single mom with mortgage challenges. 
 

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One Happy Family

There were many sleepless nights for Alex’s family between 2008 and 2010.  His wife was pregnant, a stay at home mom with 2 young children, and the bank was threatening to foreclose on the family home month after month.  Alex had submitted two modification packages with no results, and in a last minute, desperate attempt, he sought out HomeFree-USA for help.

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"Kimba" the White Lion

As a Washington DC native, Kim was nicknamed “Kimba” after the popular cartoon lion, and in 2000 she knew wanted to buy her first home in her DC childhood neighborhood.  Little did she know that her home would find her. 
 

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Miracle on a Baltimore Lane

Kim joyfully explained on the front porch of her gorgeous, new home that exactly 2 years ago she was living in a homeless shelter with her 2 children.  She added that she was also working on her master’s degree at the same time. So how could a successful, motivated and intelligent woman find herself in those circumstances?

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Finally, a Modification!

Janette struggled for 4 years after falling behind on her mortgage and suffering from a medical condition. 

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Lessons Learned

When asked what her greatest lesson was as a first time homebuyer, Ebony quickly answered, “Learning patience.”  And then she added, “I also learned to compromise.”
 

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Getting her financial house in order

Tracy listened with interest to a HomeFree-USA radio ad, quietly building up the courage to make a call.  The ad spoke of credit repair and the wisdom of saving for homeownership, and she knew she wanted both.

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The counselor’s view

HomeFree-USA had been working with Maria for 10 months when I was assigned to follow her Loss Mitigation file.
 

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Two times a charm

HomeFree-USA had the privilege of assisting Tim when he purchased his first small condo in the city.  Old credit issues had haunted him and his ability to get a mortgage was slim to none.

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Home Really Matters

Family means everything to Naji, and his home is the hub of his world with elderly mom and dad depending on him and his 2 adopted nieces.

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A Refinance Comes To The Rescue

Ana and Jose moved into their wonderful home before the birth of either of their two children, and they were looking forward to many years of happiness in the family neighborhood.

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Surviving tough economic times

Surviving tough economic times has been challenging for those in the construction industry, and Juan -- with a family of seven -- found himself two weeks away from foreclosure when he was referred to HomeFree-USA. 

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Partners in the homebuying experience

At the encouragement of a few office colleagues -- other single women who had successfully navigated the home buying process -- Towanna called HomeFree USA to register for classes and seek home buying help. 

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From spenders to homeowners

Before Sara met Chris, she found it to be a joy to shoe shop and spend her wages freely, but when dating evolved into engagement and a wedding, it became apparent that the couple wanted to get serious about finding the perfect home to build their lives together.

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Homeownership at 23 years old

After watching her parents rent their entire lives, Latika Wesley, having a fascination with real estate,  knew she wanted to buy her first home sooner rather than later.

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Chante's 1st home

Chante did not know where to start when it came to buying her first home, but fortunately she had a college friend who guided her to a HUD approved housing counseling agency, HomeFree USA. 

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Next Generation of Homeowners

Shalonda and Christopher's precious baby girl may not realize how incredibly lucky she was in the birth lottery.  Her mom and dad did all of the right things.

 

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