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New Hanford Worker Paying Double Mortgages

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- Some people who have moved to the Tri-Cities for a Hanford job can't sell their houses from where they moved.

KNDU talked to a couple that's paying mortgages on two homes. The Booth family moved here from Augusta, Georgia, when URS lost their contract. They then relocated with the company to the Tri-Cities last August.

The Booth's put their house on the market in Augusta last July and there have been no offers and barely any interest.

Recently, they purchased a new home in Cottonwood Creek in Kennewick. Now they are in a situation where they are paying two mortgages. The problem real estate agents say is high-end houses in regions where the economy is bad, like Augusta, Georgia, are just not selling.

The Booths say they're making due with both mortgages.

"It's hard but I think we are fortunate that we can be in a home and still be dealing with the cost of having a house back in Georgia.  The company has helped us with some of the expenses but now we're past that, so we'll be dealing with the full brunt of both houses," said Scott Booth.

They've dropped the price of their Georgia home twice and they are hoping it well sell within the year.