From Almost Homeless to Homeowner
Almost three years before purchasing her dream home, Mavis Creagh and her son were sleeping on the floor in a cramped apartment. As a single parent, Mavis always strived to provide the best life for her son, Jordan, even when times were hard. Mavis also has a passion for helping people and working with the homeless community, but her clients didn’t know that she was also struggling to find a home of her own.
Mavis had her eyes on her “dream home” on Main Street in Hattiesburg, MS, but she knew she needed help improving her credit and learning more about the home purchase process. With the help of Renaissance’s Home Purchase Advisors and our free educational webinars, Mavis learned about title preparation, equity, and insurance, as well as how to save money, repair her credit, and maintain her home after she moved in. “I am so thankful Gladamil, Melinda, and Margaret took the time to answer all my questions and support me throughout the whole process,” said Mavis.
After gaining education and support from Renaissance, Mavis closed on her first home just three years after she and her son had to pack up their belongings and start life over again. Mavis stated that one of her greatest accomplishments was moving into their new home with more than enough furniture and supplies to make their new home their own.
“Not only was I finally a homeowner again, but I was also able to close on the home of my dreams,” stated Mavis. Mavis’s historic Main Street home was built in 1900 and still features the original hardwood floors, 14-foot ceilings, a grand hallway, and antique fireplaces with original tile- perfect for Mavis, who loves antiques and old homes. “This is truly a dream come true for us. I am overjoyed and forever grateful. Being able to live in my dream home is a true blessing from God,” stated Mavis.