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It Started With a Flier


Pauline Tiako, a former resident of New Carrolton (a few minutes from DC) was in search of a place she could call home. Wanting to get away from the busy streets and cold neighbors, she explored areas that were safe and convenient for her family.   During her search, she received a flier for Dundalk Renaissance Corporation’s September 2014 Dundalk Housing Fair and Neighborhood Tours. Pauline attended the housing fair and gathered information she felt was useful but had reservations about qualifying for a mortgage. Tyler Banks, a vendor at the fair and CEO of Charm City Builders, had some encouraging words, “You’d be surprised. You never know till you try.”    Motivated by the tour, Pauline attended every DRC housing event to date, including the September and April Fairs (now annually held in April) and the two Neighborhood Close Ups that took place last spring. She [...]

It Started With a Flier2021-03-16T17:00:34-04:00

Tips from Residential Mortgage Solutions: Selecting the Right Lender for You


Residential Mortgage Solutions has been a proud sponsor of Dundalk Renaissance since 2015.  Dundalk Renaissance does not require any prospective grant program participant to use a particular lender or realtor to access our grant.  Purchasing a home can feel overwhelming. There are various moving parts and sometimes it seems like they will never fit together. Save yourself the headache and work with a lender who can work for you. We recommend creating a list of considerations before interviewing potential lenders. 1. Speed. With mortgage rates at some of the lowest we have seen in years and [...]

Tips from Residential Mortgage Solutions: Selecting the Right Lender for You2020-08-03T16:51:54-04:00

Why buying a home shouldn’t be your only financial goal


You found your lender, your realtor, and your home.  You made it through home inspections and closing.  Now you’re officially a homeowner! When the excitement of purchasing your first home wears off you might start to notice some things.  A need for furniture in this room, a repair in that room, a fresh coat of paint in the bathroom.  The bills start to add up. Budgeting for expenses after you’ve moved into your home is not just a great idea, it’s necessary.  Home repairs can really add up and take a chunk out of your savings or worse plummet your credit [...]

Why buying a home shouldn’t be your only financial goal2020-03-04T13:34:10-04:00

Here’s What it Takes to be a Home Owner


Buying a home can be tricky. There’s so much information out there, where do you even start? Dundalk Renaissance always recommends you start with a housing counseling agency to help make sure you can afford to purchase a home and be financially solvent. Our sponsors at Residential Mortgage Solutions put together a quick check list to tick off before you go to your next open house: 1. Do you have a steady income? To qualify for a mortgage, lenders will be looking for regular sources of income over a series of months. 2. Do you pay your bills on time? If [...]

Here’s What it Takes to be a Home Owner2020-10-22T14:26:28-04:00

Hey Dundalk, We’ve Got a New Neighbor!


Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association has opened a branch on 1301 Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk. Their new location offers 24-hour deposit taking ATMs (drive-thru and walk up), a drive-thru teller during business hours, safe deposit boxes, notary services, and 4 residential loan officers. One loan officer, JoAnn Britt, is permanently assigned to the Dundalk Branch. Ms. Britt brings her 20 years of lending experience to the Dundalk community. She knows that the mortgage process can be overwhelming for home buyers and works with them to provide the best guidance and solutions for her clients. “As a long-time resident of the [...]

Hey Dundalk, We’ve Got a New Neighbor!2020-03-18T16:38:18-04:00
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