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This formerly vacant property was acquired by NCST Partner, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and required over $50,000 to complete the rehabilitation. This single family home, in Youngstown’s Kirkmere neighborhood, was originally built in 1940. The home offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms with over 1,400 square feet of living space.
YNDC addressed nearly every portion of the interior and exterior of this property. This project included replacement of the roof, windows and gutters. Key systems were addressed, including replacing the furnace and insulting the property. Additionally, a central feature of the home, the brick chimney was repaired. Kitchen cabinets were replaced and the home was given a fresh coat of paint. Finally, glass blocks were added to bring extra security to the home.
The Kirkmere neighborhood has a mix of both owner-occupied and rented homes, but is generally considered to be a stable Youngstown community. In fact, the new homebuyer had been renting the property next door and expressed interest in completing homeownership counseling to acquire this property when YNDC began its renovation. Kirkmere offers close proximity to the Mill Creek Metro Parks system which is known for great hiking, fishing and kayaking. YNDC produced a neighborhood study in 2017 and has since completed a total of 12 single family rehabs in this targeted area.