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Last summer, I was chosen by Habitat for Humanity to be their exclusive buyer agent for Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Coldwell Banker and I donate the majority of any commissions earned on these purchases back to Habitat.
This Habitat program has been funded in part by contributions from the City of Menlo Park.
The City has considered buying properties in Belle Haven and doing the rehab work. Instead the City has made a wise decision IMHO in helping Habitat with their program. The bottom line is Habitat can do a better job doing what they always have done than the City that has no experience in these types of programs.
This will allow Habitat to continue their mission of restoring abandoned dilapidated homes to provide low cost affordable housing to deserving families.
For those unfamiliar with Habitat’s program, let me provide a little information.
Habitat for Humanity just entered into contract to purchase a home in the Belle Haven area of Menlo Park.
With the price of bank foreclosure REOs being so low, Habitat has started a program to buy existing homes, rehab them with volunteer labor and turn them over to new owner occupants.
If you have any lender contacts that handle REOs, please let me know as it might be to everyone’s benefit to have some of these REO purchased by Habitat for sale to owner occupants as opposed to selling to investors. (At the present time, most REOs are purchased by investors.)
As the exclusive buyer agent for Habitat in San Mateo County, give me a call and let’s talk.