How Much Is the Right Amount to Commit to Your Down Payment? Let Us Take a Look
By Peta-Gay
October 25, 2017

Are you thinking about buying a new house or apartment? If you are going to take out mortgage financing, one consideration you will have is your down payment, which is the amount you pay up front in cash to cover some of the purchase cost. Let's consider a few points that will help you to decide how much is the right amount for your down payment.

How Much Do You Have?

The most obvious question you ...

The Quick and Easy Guide to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
By Peta-Gay
October 24, 2017

Is it time to move on from your house, townhouse or condo? If a sale is in your near future, you will want to start looking for a professional selling agent or broker to help manage the process. Let's take a look at our quick and easy guide to finding the best real estate agent to handle your home sale.

Check Your Social Network

The easiest place to is your social network, as almost ...

Understanding the Differences Between Prequalified And Preapproved For a Mortgage
By Peta-Gay
October 16, 2017

Are you in the market for a new home? If you are going to rely on mortgage financing to cover some of the purchase cost, you will need to start the application process as soon as possible. However, what if you just need to know how much you will be able to borrow so you can start finding homes in your price range?

Let's take a quick look at the difference between being 'prequalified' and 'preapproved' for mortgage financing.

2018 Housing Opportunity Committee Member Regional Representative 2018 2019
By Peta-Gay
October 12, 2017


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October 12, 2017

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Washington, DC 

Dear Peta-Gay:

Determining what’s next for our association and for our industry is not an easy task – difficult decisions will need to be made. However, when ...

Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood Floors
By Peta-Gay
October 11, 2017

Are you tired of scouring the internet, trying to find the secret recipe for whatever will take stains out of your carpet? And the irritating annual steam cleaning ritual where your whole home is soaking wet for a couple of days? Ugh. If your old carpet has you down, it might be time for a change. In today's blog post we'll share five great reasons why you'll want to make the switch from carpet to hardwood floors.

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