Jen's a bike commuter, so when she considered homeownership, cost was, of course, an issue, but so was location. It was important that she be able to easily ride her bike or take mass transit.
And she does! Jen's on-the-bike-route, close-to-transit, affordable home was purchased through Proud Ground's Smart Growth Buyer Initiated program. The program weds affordability with livability by promoting homeownership near mass transit.
But, for Jen, it's not just about location and personal affordability.
"Owning a Proud Ground house means that I am part of something bigger," Jen says. "When I am ready to sell my house I will be able to pass on an affordable home to the next buyer. As I make repairs, work on my garden, I think about the next Proud Ground owners. And I am glad I have a partner in my homeownership."