Sale of Westover Hills Home Helps Fund Greenhouse in Eastern Europe

It has been a crazy spring in Real Estate- at least here in Richmond.  Everyone I know who is tied to the Real Estate biz seems to be busier than they have been in years.

SOLD after 12 hrs on the market

And seriously- mortgage rates hit 3.67% a few weeks ago (they went up to 3.71 again… blast!) so people who are used to renting are finding that it’s actually a lot cheaper on your monthly budget to buy a house right now.

A few weeks ago, I helped some people sell their gem of a house on Sylvan Rd in Westover Hills (at right).


Easiest. Transaction. Ever.


Kennon & Sarah, the owners, were some of the easiest people to work with.  We struck up a fast friendship over living in strange and far off places- they having lived and worked in Nigeria for a spell and us in Indonesia.  We also happen to share the woes and wonders of living with a 3 year old boy.

Over the several years they owned the house they did all the right things to set it up to sell quickly and for a good price.

Sarah happens to have an amazing eye for interior design:


Tied Together.

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to give a loan to someone whenever a house sells.

This house provided a loan for Emrie, a farmer in the small Eastern European country of Georgia.

click for more on Emrie’s loan

Emrie will use her loan to build a greenhouse so that she can grow vegetables through the winter and earn additional income by selling them in the market.

What’s the connection between homes in Richmond and loans for struggling entrepreneurs?  Click here.

Jay McGee used to live in Southeast Asia, doing language research and literacy development. Now he’s a Real Estate Agent with Compass Realty. He gives a microloan to somebody in a developing country every time someone in Richmond buys or sells their home with him.  Learn why here.

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