HomeFundMe Celebrates First Home Funded
Monterey, CA – HomeFundMe, the first and only approved down payment crowdfunding platform, is proud to confirm its first funded home. Under the guidance of their mortgage loan officer, Wendy Bluhm, Jeff and Hannah Smith gave the new financing solution a try when a grant opportunity fell through.
Jeff and his daughter Hannah had been looking for a home for almost ten years but had been unable to qualify for a loan because of their inability to amass a large enough down payment. When they finally found a grant that would work, the loss of their wife and mother to cancer caused them to suspend their home search. Almost a year later, they were back on the market and found the perfect home. They decided to try HomeFundMe to see if it would help their efforts. Within days, they had exceeded their down payment goal and were ready to close on their new home.
“I have a lot of customers that can qualify for the loans that they want but they don’t have the down payment to make that loan process possible,” Wendy Bluhm explained, “when HomeFundMe was launch it excited me like nothing else in this business. It’s going to change who can buy homes and how they can do it.”
HomeFundMe has changed the way people give gifts for mortgage down payments. In the past, down payment gifts were restricted to close family, religious groups, or employers. Gifts also required extensive, sometimes invasive, documentation like bank statements. With HomeFundMe, anyone in your community can give any amount. All gift letters are documented digitally, and all funds are safely stored in escrow until the time of home purchase.
“When Wendy told us about HomeFundMe, it was new to us, we didn’t know what to expect. In a very short period of time, we were completely funded to buy the house and it was just incredible,” Jeff Smith said from the front yard of his new home.
To learn more about the HomeFundMe platform visit www.homefundme.com.
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