Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Housing Fair and Home Lottery in Gorgeous Prince George's

Department of Housing and Community Development

Eric C. Brown

County Executive

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2012

Contact: Alexis Revis Yeoman
(301) 883-2760

Prince George’s County to Host Housing Fair Sponsors and Exhibitors Invited

Largo, MD --- The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community
Development (DHCD) and the Housing Authority of Prince George’s County invites housing
providers, realtors, property managers, housing counselors, businesses, banks, credit unions,
community organizations, government agencies and non-profits to be sponsors and exhibitors at
the Prince George’s County Housing Fair. The Fair will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff
Road, Landover, MD 20785, next to FedEx Field.

Sponsors receive recognition for their organization depending on the level of sponsorship. Some
examples include special recognition on local radio shows and promotional spots; inclusion in
the Housing Fair program; display of sponsor logos on marketing collateral, which may include
publicity posters distributed at libraries, bus stops and other location throughout the County.
Sponsors receive prime booth space at the Fair for displaying their promotional materials. The
Prince George’s County Housing Fair is one of the County’s most successful events, with over
80 sponsors and exhibitors and more than 3,500 participants.

This year, the Housing Fair will offer its first Housing Lottery. Pre-qualified candidates can
enter into a lottery drawing to purchase a home in Prince George’s County for a substantially
reduced price. In addition, DHCD will provide a 5% down payment and closing costs for the

“Our Housing Fair will offer something for everyone,” said Eric Brown, Director of the Prince
George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development. “We are expecting
hundreds of homeowners, first-time home buyers and people in the rental market. The Fair will
be filled with exhibitors, workshops, seminars and important information about a variety of
housing issues.”

The Housing Fair is organized by the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and
Community Development in partnership with the state of Maryland Department of Housing and
Community Development and Howard University’s radio station WHUR-FM 96.3.

9400 Peppercorn Place, Suite 200 • Largo, Maryland 20774
(301) 883-5531 FAX (301) 883-9832
TDD (301) 883-5428

To become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Nicole Garrett at 301-883-5094 or email

Program Contact: Nicole Garrett

Media Contact: Alexis Revis Yeoman

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Can You Refinance When You Are Upside-Down?


Some of you may or may not know that the HARP guidelines are about to improve in the middle of March.  So be sure to tell everyone that you know about the new opportunity to refinance regardless of the home value!  There are some basic criteria that must be met, but most importantly it must be a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac owned loan in order to refinance thru the HARP Program.  Don’t assume that your mortgage loan is not owned by these investors look it on both Fannie and Freddie Look -Up Tool.

Don’t forget about FHA streamlines too.  The guidelines for refinancing can be even better if you have an FHA loan!

Terry Griffith, Loan Officer
NMLS # 455163 

888 Bestgate Road, Ste 417
AnnapolisMD 21401
Email: tgriffith@embracehomeloans.com
Tel: 800.333.3004, ext. 3613
Fax: 877.865.5386
Cell: 202.262.2512
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