D.C. Home Purchase Assistance

by Charlie Maykrantz 19. March 2015
Are you looking to purchase your first home in the District of Columbia, but short on funds that are needed for down payment and closing costs? Here at 1st Mariner Bank, we offer a program that you may qualify for to help with your exact needs. It is called the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) and helps low and moderate income residents purchase a home in the District of Columbia. Qualified applicants can receive financial assistance for down payment and closing costs to buy a home. It is... [More]

3 Ways to Get Government Help with Buying a New Home

by Virginia McGuire 12. March 2015
Many people think government assistance is only for the lower income borrower. But there are several ways average Americans can get help buying a home – if they meet the requirements. If you qualify for a government-backed mortgage because of your military service, your geographic location or your income, you might get surprisingly good terms. In many cases it’s a better deal than taking out a conventional mortgage, which isn’t backed by the federal government. Let’s look... [More]

Quick Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

by Sara Seeger 10. March 2015
There are a number of attributes that can help a house sell, such as location, updates, size, and proximity to renowned schools, just to name a few. However, you have little to no control over many of these things when you go to sell your home. What you can control is how your house looks when it's on the market. Once you place your house on the market, you are ultimately selling a product, so it is important that your product looks and feels as appealing and comfortable as possible. Here are fi... [More]


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