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WEST FARGO—A unique program through Park Company Realtors made it easier for a veteran and his family to buy a home.

It's been an exciting week for Nick and Kathleen Jalbert.

They were able to call a house in West Fargo their official home on Monday.

It's the couple's third home.

"We needed to upsize, our son is getting older, want to give him more room," said Nick Jalbert, home buyer.

But, this one means a little more.

As he and Kathleen started looking for their new home, an interesting proposal came their way.

"We wanted to pay back our community," said Tom Clusiau, Park Co. Realtors.

"We were out looking for homes, met Tom and he told us about this program," said Kathleen Jalbert.

Park Company Realtors has a rebate for the men and women who fought for our country, called Military on the Move.

"Gives a cash rebate to these members for a sale or purchase of a home. Which is 20 percent of what Park company makes," said Clusiau.

For example, a $200,000 dollar home would give a $1,200 rebate.

Nick is a veteran.

He served with the Marine Corps for 6 years, with a deployment in Iraq.

"It was a big incentive to buy. I don't think we would have done it if it weren't there," said Nick Jalbert.

The rebate has become a perfect way for last minute essentials.

"To help with the struggles purchasing things you might need for your home as well," said Kathleen Jalbert.

The program has been going on since May, but has already seen a lot of success.

"We've had 15 rebates given back already through this," said Clusiau.

For the Jalberts, it's more than just a thank you for the time he's served, it's become a way to give this couple a home they truly love.

This is the only program like this in North Dakota.

If you or a veteran you know are interested in the Park Co. rebate program, click the link below:

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