April 15th – Pain or Pleasure?

The Mortgage Meister believes most of us, after finishing our educations and getting that first full time job, that no day of the year (except our loved ones’ birthdays, anniversaries, holidays) is more sealed in our memory banks than…April 15th… THE day… The Tax Man comes a calling. Pain or Pleasure?  Come on, for most … Continue reading April 15th – Pain or Pleasure?


The Nuts and Bolts of The Fed, What Does It All Mean?

Many, many years ago the Mortgage Meister was a sometime regular guest on a radio show two of his rather crazy buddies had on AM radio, yes AM radio, in the City that made Rock n Roll.  The show aired once a week and topics were literally decided five minutes before air time. Generally, the … Continue reading The Nuts and Bolts of The Fed, What Does It All Mean?


The Mortgage Meister Says…Rent or Own? A Matter of Need vs Want

Oh for so long the wisdom of the Great and Wise Mortgage Meisters of days gone by, was…Buy that home; it’s a no brainer. Your home represents more than your castle, it’s your nest egg, the key to a great retirement.  Well, the Mortgage Meisters of old were asleep at the wheel not so many … Continue reading The Mortgage Meister Says…Rent or Own? A Matter of Need vs Want


The Mortgage Meister Says…The Real Estate Market Is HOT!

For all you potential buyers, sellers, acquisition rehab pros, and refinance junkies , ALCOVA’s  markets in the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and West Virginia, are, to put it mildly….HOT!!! Several weeks ago, the Mortgage Meister, visited one of ALCOVA’s best locations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the first … Continue reading The Mortgage Meister Says…The Real Estate Market Is HOT!


The Mortgage Meister Says…The Devil Is In The Details

What’s all the fuss about?  Everyone’s telling us the devil’s in the details when it comes to shopping for a Home Mortgage Loan. what is the best antivirus software Well…ALCOVA’S Mortgage Meister Says…The home mortgage shopping experience is like chopping your way through the weeds. How hard can this be you ask? Everyone thinks the … Continue reading The Mortgage Meister Says…The Devil Is In The Details


Renovate, Replace or Refurbish To Sell?

What to do? You want to sell your home but you know there are things that could be updated. Doing renovations that you can enjoy for 20 or 30 years is easily justified in your mind. Renovating to sell in the near future for someone else to enjoy is quite another thing. So how do … Continue reading Renovate, Replace or Refurbish To Sell?


It’s Time To Spring Ahead And Clean Up!

Well folks… Daylight Savings Time is upon us. While the time change may leave you feeling sleep deprived for a few days, it is a good reminder to check some of the important systems in your house to keep things running optimally.  Here are a few tips to consider: buy essay online It’s time to … Continue reading It’s Time To Spring Ahead And Clean Up!


FHA Mortgage-The Affordable Choice, Or Is It?

FHA is the Federal Housing Administration, the largest source of low-down-payment mortgage money in the country. Its minimum down payment is just 3.5 percent, compared with anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent or higher from conventional, nongovernment sources. For decades, FHA’s affordable financing has made homeownership possible for first-time buyers with modest incomes and … Continue reading FHA Mortgage-The Affordable Choice, Or Is It?


Curing Cabin Fever with Indoor Gardening

The end of February brings the hope that Spring is just around the corner. The wonder of snow and snow days has worn off as kids anxiously wait for days of playing outside without wearing three layers of clothing. One way to pass a little more indoor time is to start a garden, either choosing … Continue reading Curing Cabin Fever with Indoor Gardening


The Time To Prepare Is Before The Storm Hits

We’ve all witnessed the tragic devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the recent blizzard Nemo that left many homeowners desperately trying to salvage what they could of their homes and possessions. A natural disaster can strike at any time, sometimes with warning, sometimes not. The time to prepare is before the storm hits, when you can … Continue reading The Time To Prepare Is Before The Storm Hits


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