|Off Broadway Theater Family Helped by HOMECorp|
Margaret Holtz and her family lived around the corner from HOMECorp and her children attended Glenfield Middle School, but she had no idea that this unknown organization would help her family move to a brand new condominium.
For over ten years, the Holtz family rented an apartment in a two family house on Irving Street. They were resigned to renting due to the rising housing prices and taxes in Montclair. They eventually entered into an agreement with their landlord to rent with the option to purchase. Yet, at the time of the possible sale, the house was assessed at a price that was out of the Holtz family’s price range, making a purchase unlikely.
Margaret and her husband, Gregory, are the founders of Real Life Theater Ministries which uses theater, film, radio, and other media to promote the finding of solutions to everyday issues, while fostering a spiritual environment that reflects the glory of God and encourages individuals to grow in their devotions. They write and produce theater productions that encourage and enlighten people in the NY/NJ area.
Gregory is also a drama teacher at Raphael Hernandez School in Newark. They are clearly a couple with ambition, skill, and a need to be close to the New York area to promote their craft. In her homebuyer research, Margaret began to understand that because her children graduated from the Montclair Public Schools, she could expand her search to other towns such as Maplewood and Newark with lower home prices and taxes. Her husband discovered that there were condominiums in Newark that were newly built and affordable. They began the daunting mortgage process with the help of Gwen Battle, HOMECorp Housing Counselor, and in 2010 settled into a two bedroom condominium at Branch Brook .
Park Condominiums with prices starting at $200,000.
The Holtz family is grateful to have found a brand new condo near excellent transportation options to travel in and out of New York City. According to Margaret “ HOMECorp is a very helpful and needed organization. People need to know, step by step, what it takes to buy a home.” You can read about the Holtz’s wonderful theater at www.reallifetheater.org.