Meet Lorre Diamond – MHO Downpayment Assistance Homeowner

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My name is Lorre Diamond. I was interested in purchasing a condo and getting out of renting. I had been renting this really nice condo for almost 3 ½ years and the owner was not  willing to sell yet. A friend of mine told me a few years ago that she would be selling and put me first on the list. She and her daughter had put a downpayment on a home in downtown Asheville and really needed to do this quickly. When I checked with the USDA, they said it was a long process and I didn’t have that length of time. So, I called Jonathan at OnTrack My name is Lorre Diamond. I was interested in purchasing a condo and getting out of renting. I had been renting this really nice condo for almost 3 ½ years and the owner was not  willing to sell yet. A friend of mine told me a few years ago that she would be selling and put me first on the list. She and her daughter had put a downpayment on a home in downtown Asheville and really needed to do this quickly. When I checked with the USDA, they said it was a long process and I didn’t have that length of time. So, I called Jonathan at OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling and he definitely suggested that I call over to Kelly at Mountain Housing Opportunities. I called her there and got the process started. I held my breath but I knew in my heart that this was going to happen. I really did. I didn’t doubt it for a moment. I really trusted Kelly and I felt good about it. With the help of Mountain Housing Opportunities and Kelly, I was able to secure the downpayment and it’s so nice to have my own home, which has color on every wall. Mountain Housing Opportunities has allowed me to continue to be in the land of freedom. I just need that in my life. With them, I definitely could not have purchased this place. The conventional loan was not enough. I needed the downpayment assistance. It was just beautiful how it came together. My life has totally changed now. It’s like “I just purchased a condo” instead of “Well, I rent.” It makes me feel so much better and as a single woman, to do this – – for all you single women out there –it’s quite an accomplishment. The peace has returned to my life. I know this is my home.