An 80-year-old woman and her family are renovating their home to house their children, their pets and their belongings, with help from a contractor.
The property, at the corner of Highway 95 and the Highway 24 northbound interchange, is part of the Renova Financial Financial Group’s new renovation project, a $3 million investment that also includes an outdoor dining room and new kitchen appliances.
The woman, who has lived at the home since 1973, has lived in the home with her husband and five children for nearly 20 years.
They built the home in 2002 after a long search for a suitable home to live in for their grandchildren.
Renova is using the money to pay for its construction, renovation and other costs, including materials, electrical and other equipment.
“We built the house on the land, but we didn’t know it would be the home we now have,” said Julie Schumacher, a project manager at Renova.
“It’s not like we bought it and then it became our home.”
The family used to rent a second-floor apartment from the federal government, but that wasn’t possible due to the federal foreclosure law that limits how many units can be built in a county.
“I’m going to have a new place,” Schumachers said.
The family said they were able to afford the renovation after receiving a loan from the bank.
Schumakers and her husband, David, had no idea the federal mortgage program was giving them the chance to purchase a home on the east side of the river.
The couple had a good relationship with the bank, but Schumchers had never had to use the bank’s mortgage-related loan service.
It was a mistake they would make again.
The Schumasters said they decided to start renovations because they wanted a more spacious home that would be closer to the river, close to their business, and closer to their daughter, who is about two years old.
“When I first got the call, I thought it was a joke,” Schummachers said of the bank loan.
“But it was real.
It wasn’t just a joke.
It meant something to me.”
Schumers and her partners had planned to purchase the property in September, but a judge delayed their plan until after Thanksgiving.
That gave them time to look at several options for the home.
The building permit application, which was approved last month, shows that a local contractor completed the renovations on Feb. 2, 2019.
A home renovation is a type of property tax abatement that allows local governments to reduce taxes on their property by the amount they paid to the state.
The state collects a portion of the property tax to use to pay the mortgage.
It is not possible to build on public land or pay for the improvements on private land.
“This is just the first step of the process,” said Dan Stuckey, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance.
The renovations will be done at a cost of $3,000, plus $1,500 in city property tax.
Renovators will have to pay $1.25 per square foot for the kitchen and $1 per square yard for the dining room, which is located in a back room.
The kitchen, kitchen counter and living room will have a $2,500 remodel cost.
The living room is a $1 million project.
Schummers said the family will have their own bathrooms, a pool and a deck that overlooks the river and overlooks a lake.
They will also have a separate deck that will overlook the property’s backyard.
The project is one of several that the state has undertaken to help people who have lost their homes because of the foreclosure crisis.
For example, the state recently approved a $7 million loan to a business owner who bought the home he lives on and is renting it out.
The federal government is also offering to help the family pay for a remodel of their house.
The money will go toward the purchase of the new home, renovation of the existing home and construction of a new house.
“People should not be priced out of being able to live where they want to live,” Schaumers said.