Good things come to those who wait. Sometimes the wait is short and sweet – sometimes the wait can last roughly two years.
A Holland couple looking for their forever condo experienced the latter.
“We wanted to purchase a condo but wanted one we felt was well built, in a nice area and within our price range,” the couple said. “Some of our must haves were storage, a sunroom, and outdoor space.”
“Many condo’s that we looked at were very nice but had little storage space.”
The couple asked to speak on the condition of anonymity because of their involvement in the local community.
The search took longer than expected, but the wait was worth it when they found the perfect place to call home.
Shortly after, the search continued. This time, though, they were searching for a reliable mortgage lender.
“We were introduced through our Realtor to Hayley after we were pre-approved through another financial institution and later told they could not finance us because the condominium by-laws would not pass their condominium underwriting,” the couple said.
“This lender told us at different points that he was almost ready to close. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed.”
The couple relied on their Realtor, Joannie Bouman of Coldwell Banker, for a recommendation.
“Joannie told us about Hayley and was confident that she could assist us,” they said. “Hayley was given the information regarding the condominium by-laws and stated that the by-laws had a clause that would make this loan unsaleable. Hayley took our application and told us she would contact investors to look at this loan.”
Both Hayley and Joannie exceeded the couple’s expectations.
“Hayley kept us informed throughout the process and we felt encouraged,” they said. “She was so accommodating.”
“We were given a gift at closing and we felt that we should be giving her a gift.”
“Joannie was so helpful in deciding the asking price and also taking us through the process of selling our current home.”
After closing, the couple took the time to update the condo and turn their new house into a home. They moved in at the end of July and look forward to settling into their new lifestyle.
“We would highly recommend Hayley for your mortgage needs,” the couple said. “Thank you, Hayley, for a job well done!”