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Laura Hepworth
800 Village Square Crossing
Suite 307 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561 346-6723
800 579-7810

laura@sandcastlehomesrealty.com

 

We are a full service real estate brokerage firm. The real estate market is always changing and it is important that you choose the right REALTOR. I have over 20 years of experience as a residential real estate agent. As a Listing Broker for Sage Aqcuisitions we market the HUD owned residential Real Estate Owned Properties in our area. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need more information about purchasing a HUD owned home.

Whether it is your first purchase or you are an experienced investor, I will make sure that you experience a smooth process. I have extensive experience negotiating for both the buyer and the sellers. I have first hand knowledge of the values in the communities in my area. I can help you to correctly value your home. This is an important first step when making a decision about selling your home. Please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to helping you whether it is looking for a your first home or finding the value of your current home.

 

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Approved Listing Broker for Sage Acquisitions as prime contractor to HUD. For more information on purchasing a HUD home please call Laura @ (800) 579-7810 toll free.

HUD AWARDS $144 MILLION TO REVITALIZE FIVE NEIGHBORHOODS 
Federal investments expected to generate more than $1 billion in neighborhood reinvestment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced five communities across the country will receive a combined $144 million to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing and to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods. Provided through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, these grants, and the more than $1 billion they will stimulate from other sources, will transform long-struggling neighborhoods and distressed HUD-assisted housing.

Secretary Carson announced that the following communities are selected to receive Choice Neighborhoods grants to implement their neighborhood transformation plans:

Fiscal Year 2017 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants
Awardee(s)
Target Neighborhood

Amount

City of Baltimore, Maryland/Housing Authority of Baltimore City Perkins, Somerset, and Oldtown Neighborhoods

$30,000,000

City of Flint, Michigan/Flint Housing Commission South Flint

$30,000,000

City of Phoenix, Arizona Edison-Eastlake Community $30,000,000
City of Shreveport, Louisiana/Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport Allendale, Ledbetter Heights, and West Edge Neighborhoods

$24,214,284

City of Tulsa, Oklahoma/Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Eugene Field Neighborhood

$30,000,000


Read more about these communities’ transformation plans.

“Choice Neighborhoods Grants are significant investments to transform struggling neighborhoods and improve living conditions for thousands of families,” said Secretary Carson. “The public dollars we award today will generate major investment to revitalize entire neighborhoods and create more opportunities for those who live there.”

HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted

housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools.

Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:

1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;

2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and

3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

The five awardees will replace 1,788 severely distressed public housing units with 3,800 new mixed-income, mixed-use housing units as part of an overall effort to revitalize neighborhoods. For every $1 in Choice Neighborhoods funding they receive, the awardees and their partners will leverage an additional $9.40 in public and private funding for their project proposals. Together, these five communities are leveraging an initial $1.35 billion through other public/private sources to magnify their impact.

Choice Neighborhoods builds on the successes of HUD's HOPE VI Program, linking housing improvements with a wide variety of public services and neighborhood improvements to create neighborhoods of opportunity. Choice Neighborhoods is HUD's signature place-based program, which supports innovative and inclusive strategies that bring public and private partners together to help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

 

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I would like to thank Laura Hepworth for an excellent job during the sales process, as I am a local investor and it is nice to work with investor friendly brokers, who understand the business. I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a smooth transaction. Scott
A few years ago, Laura was a licensed real estate agent with my real estate company and I was her Broker-in-charge --- I always found Laura to be honest, dependable and trustworthy as well as knowledgeable. I would recommend Laura as a real estate professional as well as a nice person. Liz Loadholt Chief Operating Officer AgentOwned Realty Liz Loadholt
Laura is the epitome of what I look for in a real estate broker. Her charisma and market knowledge is only out done by her hard work and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients. She really has her thumb on the pulse of the Palm Beach County single-family market. James
I'm extremely happy to be in a position to give testimonial to the professionalism and competence of Laura Hepworth. For many months, I agonized over the decision of selling my property in Port St. Lucie. Once I made the decision the rest was easy. Laura guided me through the entire process and the fact that I was living outside the state of Florida made no difference. Every document was thoroughly explained in a simple and concise manner. Laura is a consummate professional, with vast knowledge in the field of real estate. She is competent, honest and stood by me from the beginning to the end. If I should ever conduct another real estate transaction in the state of Florida, I will will not do it without the advice and guidance of Laura Hepworth..............Thank you Laura! Sincerely, Melvon Herbert Melvon Herbert
I have know Laura for over 20 years and she is a FIRST class lady with the highest skills and integrity. She is a real hard worker and always strive for perfection. Her honesty and hard work are second to none. she is the BEST! July 23 at 5:31pm JC Buffington
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