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]

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLB)

by Charlie Maykrantz 25. February 2015
Are you a first-time buyer who is looking for assistance to help with down payment and closing costs? Do you know 1st Mariner Bank can offer you a program that can help provide funds to assist with your transaction? It’s called the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLB) Affordable Housing Program. This program is offered in the following geographic areas; Alabama, Georgia, District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. If you are military or a veteran this p... [More]

Harford County Neighborhood Conservation Initiative (NCI)

by Charlie Maykrantz 12. February 2015
If you are looking to purchase a home in the Harford County area and need assistance with closing costs, there's a great program designed to encourage Harford County residents to consider homeownership in the areas of Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), and Edgewood (21040). It's called the Neighborhood Conservation Initiative (NCI) program that is administered by Home Partnership, Inc. (HPI) on behalf of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Loans will be available for q... [More]


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