By Kristin Byrne, TMJ4

It took Heather Long about seven months to go from a renter to a first time home buyer. And she did it during a pandemic.

"You have to stick to a strict budget going through the process but also even after you buy your home," Long said.

Long credits homeownership counseling she took advantage of at Housing Resources. Due to COVID-19, many of her interactions with staff, realtors and lenders had to be by phone or computer. Also, at times, she had to sign waivers before touring homes, saying she didn't have COVID-19. 

View the full story by Kristin Byrne at TMJ4 here.