Author - Anthony Cummuta

Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Home Pi

Happy National Pi Day 3.14.16

Did you know that Pi can be used to build and design the perfect circular home?  Use Pi to find….. Circumference: the perimeter, or exterior boundary, of a circular home Did you know? The exterior boundary (circumference) of a circular home has “superior structural strength. A testament to round buildings around the globe, they are...

Single Females Buy More Homes than Single Men

Single Females Buy More Homes than Single Men

Guess who is making a comeback and starting to buy: single females, the second largest prospective buyer next to married couples. Over the past few years, they have been purchasing houses more than single men. “For decades, single women played an important role in the U.S. housing market, buying more homes than single men,” says...

Wedding Bells or Door Bells

Wedding Bells or Door Bells

What’s your preference: wedding bells or door bells? How about both? Interestingly enough, in some states within the United States, the average cost of a wedding can actually be equivalent to a 20% down payment. According to Zillow, homeowners typically save between 5%-20% for a down payment of a home. Scroll down to see examples of the average...

What Kind of Football Fan are You?

What kind of football fan are you | blog.phmc.com

By now, we all know that the big game taking place on Sunday is between Carolina and Denver. Since last year’s event drew 114.4 million viewers, this year’s game is sure to draw that if not even more.  Unless you’re a diehard Carolina or Denver fan, most people fall into 2 other categories: the true football fans and those who just tune in...

We have our 12th Winner!!

December Free Mortgage Payment Contest Winner | blog.phmc.com

The results are in and the final winners of the free mortgage payment contest are more repeat Platinum customers! Richard and Sherry H. have successfully closed four loans with Platinum, and it looks like the fourth time was the charm, because they are the latest (and final) winners of the contest. Richard and Sherry have completed many...

PHMC Wants to Send you to College!

PHMC Wants to Send you to College |blog.phmc.com

Your college years are indeed the best years of your life! Yes, there’s a 10 pound backpack and endless amounts of caffeine involved, paired with an overload of homework and lack of sleep. However, knowledge is power, and that’s not the only bonus from furthering your education. Hear it from some of our own employees: At PHMC, we want to show...

phmc WINter wonderland

November free mortgage payment contest winner: Chelsie and Kyle K | blog.phmc.com

The New Year is off to a great start for these lucky new homeowners in Idaho, because they just won a free mortgage payment from Platinum Home Mortgage! THE POWER OF WORD OF MOUTH When Kyle and Chelsie decided to purchase their first home they didn’t know where to start. Luckily, a family member (and recent Platinum customer) recommended that...

FED’s Decision: All the Good Stuff

The FEDs Decision: All the Good Stuff

Yes, it happened. The Fed’s decision to raise rates for the first time in over a decade is a buzzing topic everywhere. A common concern floating around conversations is “how will the rate hike affect me?” While higher interest rates have a negative connotation to some, despite the unanswered questions for the change, there is much...

Employee Spotlight: Lucas Schell

Employee Spotlight Lucas Schell | blog.phmc.com

Attitude is everything. That’s why Platinum is grateful to have an employee like Lucas Schell on the team! His clients and coworkers appreciate his positive attitude and the energy he puts into his work every day. He is committed to helping his clients achieve their dreams of homeownership, and is available to help them every step of the...

Keep the Money In and the Cold Out!

Keep Money in and the Cold out

The days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder! There’s only 5 days left until winter begins and hibernation mode sets in. We all dread the bone chilling weather that comes with winter, but with every negative comes a positive: ‘Tis the season to save money and enjoy the comfort of our own homes. Did you know one of the best...

Employee Spotlight: Andrea Broenneke

Employee Spotlight: Andrea Broenneke

Gold, silver, opal, and other rare minerals are not the only gems found in Idaho’s roots. Mortgage consultant, Andrea Broenneke is another gem to be discovered! She works hard to help Platinum customers settle into their homes to fully enjoy the snow-capped mountains, vast lakes, and steep canyons of Idaho. When she is not helping...

When it’s Time to Raise the Roof

When its time to raise the roof | blog.phmc.com

Ignoring something painful or expensive and putting it out of your mind may make you feel better initially, but that doesn’t make it go away. For example, not thinking about a credit card bill doesn’t make it disappear (in fact you’ll probably end up with a late fee on top of the original bill). What about a cavity? Ignoring it won’t make...

“Platinum Rocked my Socks Off!”

October Free Mortgage Payment Winner: Andrew L.

A young, Idaho family bought their first home just in time to cozy up this holiday season. Andy M. and his family have more to be thankful for this year than just their new home. Two days before Thanksgiving, they received the news that they won a free mortgage payment! We are honored to hear how Platinum affected a family’s past, present, and...

9 Tips for the Ultimate Friendsgiving

9 tips for the ultimate friendsgiving | blog.phmc.com

Traditionally, the holidays are supposed to be happy times spent with family around a dinner table, but that might not be an option for all of us.  For some, the holidays are a painful reminder of the perfect family life that is currently missing. Whether you are thousands of miles away, or maybe even experiencing some negative family vibes this...

Your House is your Largest Ashtray

Warning: Your House is your largest Ash Tray

There has been extensive research over the years on tobacco products and the harmful chemicals found in them: arsenic, ammonia, tar, and nicotine to name just a few. The number of cigarette smokers has dropped significantly as research reveals the disgusting truth about a bad habit that has been labeled harder to quit than heroin. We all know...

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