Jenkins did not see a home that was too far gone to restore; she saw a historical gem.
She found a creative way to obtain financing for the renovation project, not an easy task for an old structure needing extensive repairs. She qualified for a 203(k) loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
But the HUD loan has a daunting requirement to get the funds – the renovations have to be completed within six months.
It’s not surprising that a paralegal found a way to save a historic home, complete enough renovations to meet the HUD loan requirements, and then move in within eight months of purchase.
This story proves, yet again, where there’s a will, a paralegal will find a way.
Source: Sun Herald
The photos are before and after pictures of the Wilkinson-Bible Cottage. To see more pictures of the restoration project, check out the photo gallery at rankinledger.com.