Author Archives: Motenia Deaver

Don’t Suffer Homebuying Heartbreak This Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2016

Just when you thought you’d gotten out of those awkward conversations with relatives over the holidays, Valentine’s Day rolls around. And like finding your perfect match, searching for the perfect home can stir up a mix of emotions. According to… Read More »

A Year of New Beginnings

February 1, 2016

2016 has begun and we are all looking forward to a year with goal fulfilled celebrations. Whether that goal is to book an exotic vacation to Bora Bora, join a fitness program to be at your healthiest, to check off… Read More »

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

December 23, 2015

Heart warming little girl mistakes a bearded shopper for Santa.. His reaction? PERFECTLY PRICELESS   Wishing you a nice Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Story of Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day… Read More »

10 Tips to Help You Save Home Energy

September 17, 2015

Before you spend money on the latest energy-efficient gizmo that’s supposed to save you money let’s look at some energy saving ideas that will really help you save home energy. The strategies that we will look at maximize the effort… Read More »

Tackle Clutter and Make Your Space Work For You – With Style

February 20, 2015

For many people, the new year represents a clean slate, and brings a renewed sense of possibility and enthusiasm. It’s a wonderful time to get your home organized in anticipation of the busy months ahead. Effective storage solutions and organization systems will enable you to enjoy your home… Read More »

Prequalification for Home Mortgage

January 27, 2015

When applying for a loan, make sure to take the following items for each borrower. If you have not already spoken to a loan officer, make sure to ask me about my “special connection” to one. 2 year employment history… Read More »

CHFA assistance programs are now a grant!

December 30, 2014

CHFA is changing how they offer down payment assistance (DPA). CHFA is planning to replace the CHFA Second Mortgage Loan with a CHFA down payment assistance Grant. The CHFA DPA Grants will be: Effective January 2015 Non-repayable An amount of… Read More »

Relocating With Your Family

November 12, 2014

If you are moving to a nearby location, take a series of family exploration trips during the month prior to the move to give your children an opportunity to become familiar with the new neighborhood. If the previous owners of… Read More »

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

October 27, 2014

To help preserve the American dream of home ownership, Congress has established favorable tax treatment for home owners. No other country makes owning a home as affordable as we do in America by our Pro-Housing tax deductions. A typical payment… Read More »