Longwell, a local business owner, first bought a home through the former Farmers Home Administration in 1993 and then again in 2012 through its successor agency, USDA Rural Development. The oddity in this process is that both homes were purchased with the assistance of the same realtor and both have the same floor plan.
Longwell put in an offer on his home in Durango, Colorado and six weeks later moved in with his son on July 4th. There is nothing more patriotic than homeownership and he is still busy putting on the finished look and adding his own touches to the three bedroom home. The house is not only functional for Longwell but is utilitarian as it has a garage workshop.
Longwell had previously rented for five years and is very content to be in his new home. “I am working for myself in my own home and thank God every day to be able to do so,” said Longwell. With his tropical fish business firmly established in the community for over 20 years, Longwell is not going anywhere. The home is just the right size and manageable for him.
He hopes to remain in this house for thirty years and is already trying to figure out how to pay the loan off early.