Joneen Nielsen | West Bradenton, Fla.

This is my home. My grandmother bought it new in 1954. I mortgaged to pay for Mom's medical expenses, then unable to sell once I got in over my head. Was one week away from foreclosure sale, and managed to pull back house from the brink. Since last November I have a new mortgage, note that is higher than I would like, but monthly payments are reasonable. I show this house, because I among of the few success stories.

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