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2014 

Is that condo community certified for FHA financing?   Home buyers and home sellers that have interests in condos should be very much concerned with FHA certification. If FHA certification is not available, the purchaser prospects may be restricted to those that will qualify for conventional fina...
02/10/2014
Street Lights Maintenance in Kentlands   If a street light goes out on your block, you will want to know the number to call. Street lights in Kentlands are maintained by the City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works. You should call 301-258-6370 to report street light outages. There is a nu...
02/10/2014
Dress up the laundry room when your home is for sale   Most of the laundry rooms that we see in homes for sale do not create much excitement for the prospective home buyers. You may wish to take a closer look at what can be done to improve the appearance of your laundry room during the period of ...
02/09/2014
Concentrate on your successes   "Focusing on the negatives in your life will waste your time . . . . drain your energy . . . . and provide little or no results."   This advice comes from Lou Ludwig. You may wish to subscribe to his motivational blogs. Please go to the original blog if you wish to...
02/09/2014
Pat Kennedy's Favorites It is always a good idea to check Pat Kennedy's weekly list of her favorite ActiveRain blogs. You do not want to miss any of these posts. Please go to the original blog if you wish to leave comments that will be seen by Pat. Last week was a busy one, but there was still a ...
02/09/2014
African American History Month Celebrations in Gaithersburg   February is African History Month. Dolores and I especially enjoy the art, by African Americans, that is exhibited this month. The following notice was distributed by the City of Gaithersburg.  Enjoy the special programs that celebrate...
02/09/2014
Is gray the new neutral color for your home?   “Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave.” – Melissa Tracy Now is the time to be giving serious thought to the paint colors you will be using as you redecorate your home this s...
02/09/2014
Your garage may need some attention when you are selling your home   Many of us have seen lovely homes with garages that are not suitable for inspection. Every prospective home buyer will be looking at the garage as well as the living area of the home and smart home sellers also prepare their gar...
02/07/2014
Wells Fargo reduces required credit scores for FHA loans   According to a release by National Mortgage News, Wells Fargo has reduced the credit score requirement for FHA mortgage applicants. The FICO minimum has gone from 640 to 600. This change should provide opportunities for many more families...
02/07/2014
Butterfly Photographs on Pinterest   Do you like butterflies? There are thousands of butterfly photographs on Pinterest. You can create your own butterfly boards and pin as many photographs as you wish. Have some fun this weekend and learn more about Pinterest. The photograph in this blog is one ...
02/06/2014
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