azfamily.com: Phoenix woman forced from condo after complex sold to investor
By azfamily.com News Staff
July 29, 2010
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) –
Ever since she was a little girl, Courtney Hoogervorst, who grew up in Surprise and graduated Arizona State University, had a goal to pay cash for her first house.
“I started working when I was 15 and started saving every single week and little by little I was able to save,” said Hoogervorst.
In October 2016, Hoogervorst realized her dream. She found a great condo at Solstice Condominiums at 54th Street and Thomas Avenue in Phoenix, and purchased a 2-bedroom condo for $93,000 outright.
Hoogervorst and her boyfriend estimate they spent $15,000 on remodeling in the first few months they lived there, getting new cabinets, new floors, upgraded arcadia door and more.
“So, this is my first home. It’s all paid off, no mortgage. So, I put a lot of love into it and a lot of time and love into it,” said Hoogervorst.
Imagine her surprise when she got a letter in the mail less than nine months after moving in, telling her the condo complex was being sold, and she had 60 days to get out and she would be compensated $95,000 and had no recourse. Read more: