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First-Time Buyer – First of Six Siblings to Buy – Chooses HomePath

Jun 10 2016

Single-mom Chezarea Withers and her 11-year-old daughter came home one day last February to learn their rental condo in Kennesaw, GA, was being sold in just a few days on the courthouse steps and they had to move out.

“I didn’t know what to do,” says Withers. “I’d paid my rent on time for six and a half years, and it was really frustrating. I could not deal with the instability of renting anymore,” she recalls. “I couldn’t let that happen to us again.”

Ready to Buy

Homeownership had been an “unspoken dream” for Withers, 33, a full-time medical staff recruiter. “I just didn’t know how to make it happen.”

She contacted family friend and real estate agent Alphonso Wyatt of PalmerHouse Properties in Atlanta and started to look for homes in her price range. She even made offers on a few, but none were accepted.

Then, they visited a HomePath®.com property in Atlanta that Withers “fell in love with.” But there was one drawback. She didn’t want to take the educational course that’s part of Fannie Mae’s HomePath Ready BuyerTM program. (Fannie Mae is also the publisher of The Home Story.)

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