Does anyone remember how Bradenton used to be before the banks and Realtors destroyed everything?
In 2005 I bought a home as a single person. I paid almost a quarter million for a 900-something square foot home. I was told by the Realtors and the banks that the value would only go up!
I didn't buy to invest, I wanted to secure a home. I ended up having to walk away in 2012.
I could not pay over $2,000 a month in mortgage for a home that was misrepresented to me as having a sound roof (I replaced it once and it still leaked), and the mortgage lender would do nothing to work with me to adjust the payments.
I got married and my husband and I moved into a rental. We emphasized to the property manager that we needed a stable rental.
We were told the owner bought it and wanted to move in one day. We were notified that it was going up for sale on Feb. 9. We were told that we have to be out at the end of March.
I have been ill and in the hospital but there is no mercy from this company. It's legal but the ethics are completely wrong.
This is what this town is turning into. Your neighborhoods are full of investment properties. There are no neighbors. There is no compassion.
There will be no community if these tactics continue.
My husband and I have been trying to buy a home. We are finding we are constantly outbid by cash buyers.
Say goodbye to the Bradenton you used to know. It's heartless now. I hope my husband and I can find a home for ourselves and our two sons.