I first met Bianca many years ago when she purchased her first home with a partner. We spent this past fall & winter in a challenging search for a space she could call her own, on a very limited budget. This would be her first foray into the real estate market without a partner, and she was excited to take that leap of independence!
Prices in the market at that time were rising fast, and each property in her range was selling a little higher with every passing week. She was outbid on several offers, but, she kept looking forward, and was so determined to find a home she could afford, in a location she could love.
Eventually, we did find a small apartment in a great building, at the tippy top of her budget. But, the place needed work. Lots of work. Plenty to be done before she could even move in. She was up for the challenge, and took possession in February of this year.
And then came Covid. It may have been a mixed situation for her ~ she works in a school, so suddenly had plenty of time to work on this project, but, access to stores was limited and difficult, and, of course, getting help was even more so.
She was up to that challenge too! The apartment has been scrubbed, painted, and beautifully renovated top to bottom, on a tight budget. She has increased the value significantly, and plans to sell just as soon as her work life can get back to something a bit more normal. She'll use all that gained "sweat equity" and look for a little house with a yard for her and her best dog Callie.
Bianca was willing to do whatever it took to get where she wanted to be, all on her own. I have no doubt that she will end up in her dream home sooner than later. This girl has some real spunk!
Stories like this make me so happy to do what I do!