Space & Accessibility for Maddie

For most families, the prospect of buying a home is daunting, but exciting. They look forward to going to see homes and picking out the perfect fit for them. For Ian and Sarah Kennedy, the prospect of buying a home was simultaneously critical and impossible.Ian and Sarah’s sixteen-year-old daughter Maddie has disabilities and was struggling in their small three-bedroom apartment that was not accessible. She couldn’t even get into some rooms, including the kitchen, which limited the activities the family could do together. And because they rented the apartment, they couldn’t make any physical changes to the property.

Of course they dreamed of moving, but it seemed a financial impossibility, since they were living on one income. Then the apartment complex was sold and the neighborhood deteriorated quickly. Ian and Sarah knew they had to do something to improve the quality of life for Maddie and improve the safety for all of them, but they didn’t know what to do.That’s when they contacted the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center. The staff listened to their story and encouraged them to pursue homeownership. They were pleasantly shocked to find they could not only afford to own a home, but their mortgage payment would be $150 less than their rent payment.

 
The staff at the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center kept an open line of communication with Ian and Sarah, giving them realistic time estimates, and dealing with them pleasantly throughout all their many questions.
The new house has plenty of room for Maddie to get around in her wheelchair, and they even have enough room to invite friends and family over, which was something they’d never been able to do in their apartment. They are looking forward to the holidays: their first Christmas in their new home. They’ll even be able to put up lights outside!

 
The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center made the impossible a reality, and a family is now able to function and live in safety for the first time in years!

The staff at the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center kept an open line of communication with Ian and Sarah, giving them realistic time estimates, and dealing with them pleasantly throughout all their many questions.
The new house has plenty of room for Maddie to get around in her wheelchair, and they even have enough room to invite friends and family over, which was something they’d never been able to do in their apartment. They are looking forward to the holidays: their first Christmas in their new home. They’ll even be able to put up lights outside!

 
The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center made the impossible a reality, and a family is now able to function and live in safety for the first time in years!

 

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