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Monday, June 4, 2012

Inspirational Home Owner Story About Persevering Through Adversity

Louise was a victim of Hurricane Katrina. Her house was flooded and all of her belongings washed away. She was thankful, though, all of her family survived; including the beloved family dog Nala. After the devastation in New Orleans, Louise, her husband, her two sons, and Nala headed off to live with Louise's aunt in Cape Coral, Florida. Soon after, Louise found a job working as a school bus driver, and her husband found employment as a construction supervisor. Louise and her family were able to move out of her aunt's house and into their own, brand-new home within a few of months.
 However, in 2008 the housing crisis hit. First, Louise's husband lost his job to the slowing construction rate. Then, Louise lost her job with the school district as families started moving away and less bus drivers were needed. They looked, but there were no jobs to be found in Cape Coral.

Louise and her family were lucky; they were able to sell their home by a short sale before it went into foreclosure. Unsure of what to do next, Louise and her family ended up moving in with Louise's cousin in Memphis, Tennessee. Louise and her husband were both able to find jobs. They decided to buy a house again and were able to get help from a local real estate agent. The agent showed them foreclosures and short sales all around Shelby County that they could afford. Louise decided to buy a short sale, just like her prior home had sold. She was happy to have a home again, and to be able to give another family the chance to avoid foreclosure.

Louise persevered through adversity with the help of a knowledgeable real estate agent. Let The Carstensen Team help you persevere. The Carstensen Team serves Lakeland, East Memphis, Midtown, Arlington, Germantown, Harbor Town, Cordova, Collierville, Bartlett, and many other areas of Shelby County.

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