Jim Petry is a Trailblazer!  

Jim purchased his row home in North Point Village last December, and his settlement was the very first to include our $5,000 Golden Key Grant. Working with his real estate agent, Donna Bertoni of RE/MAX Components in Dundalk, and Jen Wassmann, our DRC Housing Projects Coordinator, they diligently navigated the grant process that was new to all of them, since the $5K Golden Key Grant was offered for the first time at the Dundalk Housing Fair and Neighborhood Tours last September. (Learn more about our home buyer grants here (http://www.unexpecteddundalk.com/events/housing-fair-neighborhood-tours/home-buyer-grants-counseling/). Furthermore, Donna helped Jim earn another $5K grant from a second source, so he had $10K in grants at the settlement table!

Once a Dundalk resident who has since lived in other greater Baltimore neighborhoods, Jim came back with his fiancée and lovable black lab to Dundalk for a list of great reasons.  As the manager of a Goodwill store, he loves his stress-free commute. As a fisherman, he likes being near waterfront. And, as a DIY guy, he’s happy that he bought a very affordable home with projects he can manage over time, save money, and increase the value of his property.

Jim also appreciates his friendly neighbors, a convenient parking spot right in front of his door, his go-to stores and restaurants close at hand (Hard Yacht and Costas in particular), and a pet-friendly fenced yard he can landscape the way he wants. And, his deck is perfect for the grilling he plans to do this first spring as a homeowner!