Clients attending Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Homebuyer Education Classes often ask what is the key to success in purchasing a home. As part of our curriculum, we go over the importance of credit, manageable debt, and household assets, but perhaps the answer is much more simple – PERSEVERANCE!!!
A few weeks ago, a single mother of six young daughters purchased a home in Montgomery County – her first home- after over a year and a half of working hard to improve her credit, paying down her debts, and increasing assets. This hardworking mother, Ashlee, took on a second job as a home health professional and began building up a savings account towards a down payment. On April 30, at 5:00 pm, she signed the closing disclosure, collected her keys, and walked out of closing as a homeowner. At times, her goal had seemed impossible, but she persevered and now she lives down the street from one of her clients and they are now making this house their HOME.
Katy Thorstenberg, Home of Your Own Montgomery County Home Fund Program, Easter Seals Greater Houston