Mitch

Traveling the world while playing professional soccer? That’s awesome.

Couch surfing every time you come back to your hometown? Not awesome.

After graduating from Rockhurst University in 2017 where he completed a successful collegiate soccer career, Mitch went from Sweden to Iceland to Costa Rica and most places in between playing professionally. While most people dream of a life like his, Mitch’s dream was only 90 percent complete.

“I was always coming back home in between seasons or during tryouts, but I didn’t have my own home base,” Mitch says. “I wanted a place I could call my own and maybe rent out while I was away for months at a time.”

The challenge for Mitch was twofold. First, there were precious few houses on the market. And secondly, his unique and varied work history made it difficult to qualify for a mortgage at traditional, old-school banks.

“Finding the right place to call home was the hard part,” Mitch says. “I lost my first bid, which was a blow because I loved the house. But then that deal fell through so the sellers came back to us, and I was finally able to go under contract to buy it. The easy part was getting the loan by working with Lindsay at Fountain Mortgage. She walked me through it very simply and quickly. After struggling to get the right house, having the loan process go so smoothly was extra helpful.”

When Covid hit and the leagues were forced to stop, having a place to call home could not have come at a better time for Mitch.

“The peace of mind that I have knowing that I always have somewhere to go back to is invaluable,” Mitch says. “I’m here in KC working a regular office job for now until my next team picks me up. Coming home to my own place every night is the next best thing to playing right now.”

Kansas City, KS

Related Articles

Casey and Anne Novak

Casey and Anne Novak

When Casey and Anne bought their home in Kansas City, Kansas, they had one kid and two busy jobs. Casey is a firefighter/EMT and Anne is a school teacher. Five years and three more kids later, Casey started to hear some chatter around the station about mortgage...

read more
Maggie

Maggie

"I started looking for a home for me and my daughters during a crazy housing market," Maggie says. That's kind of an understatement. Maggie started looking for a home in 2020 - a.k.a. the year of Covid, where there were hardly any homes for sale and those that were on...

read more
Kelsey & James

Kelsey & James

When you fall in love, it's hard to think of anything else. So when Kelsey & James fell hard for the South Hyde Park neighborhood in Kansas City, they knew that no other place would quite do. The problem? It was 2018 and few houses were for sale. "We lost out on...

read more

Fountain Mortgage 2021 — NMLS ID 1138268

Company State Licenses

nmlsconsumeraccess.org

M Squared Financial LLC
DBA Fountain Mortgage
7501 Mission Road, Suite 200
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Pin It on Pinterest