Ashley Moran outgrew her Roosevelt Park home after five years of residence – it was time to move on to something new.
“There was no basement and I was running out of room for storage,” she said. “The backyard was huge; I had a hard time keeping up with the lawn work by myself.”
Her home sold without issue with the help of Nexes Realty professional Matt Johnson.
“Thankfully, my mom let me move back in for a few months until I was able to find my new home,” Ashley said. “I had been looking for a few months and May happened to be the lucky month when the right house came along!”
When she found the perfect home with lots of room for her “unhealthy shoe obsession,” she hit the ground running.
“Matt listens to his clients and finds exactly what they are looking for,” Ashley said. “I got a smaller yard, a walk-in closet and a kitchen with lots of cupboards. The house is only a few years old, so that’s a bonus!”
Unfortunately, on the lending side of the transaction, things didn’t go according to plan.
“My aunt and family friends referred me to Shawn Norden after I had some issues with another mortgage company,” Ashley said. “I called her in a panic because the mortgage company I was using was not the most trustworthy and my anxiety was through the roof.”
“Shawn had me send her my information and she had a majority of the work done on her end in 24 hours,” she said. “I was very pleased with how smoothly the process went.”
Shawn was able to relieve some of Ashley’s stresses and save her a little money along the way.
“Not only did Shawn lock me into a lower interest rate, but she saved me about $3,000 in closing costs,” Ashley said.
Now that she’s settled in, she’s taking the time to complete a few home-improvement projects and unpack her things. It’s been a busy few months, but she hopes the next few weeks will offer a little more free time to focus on her new home.
“I should start working on finishing the basement, but I don’t to spend my summer cooped up inside, so that will have to wait until later this year,” she said. “For now, I want to enjoy my beautiful deck in the backyard.”
“I’m so excited to have company over and grill out back there!”
Ashley hopes that this home is her forever home, but should she move again, Shawn and Matt will be at the top of her must-call list.