By Aundreana Jones-Poole
Holt Journal staff reporter
Krista Oesterle-Smith is a mother in Holt. She moved here as a young woman and has loved it ever since. “I moved away from my parents at age 24 to Holt because I liked the small town atmosphere,” said Oesterle-Smith. “I got married, bought a house and had two children here.”
She’s not alone in her feelings. Last year, Holt was placed in the top 10 for best places for home ownership in a study done by NerdWallet, a consumer finance advocacy Website. When choosing a home, Oesterle-Smith and her husband wanted to purchase a place in their price range that they wouldn’t have to put a lot of money into fixing.