Author - Anthony Cummuta

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cinco de mayo blog.phmc.com

It’s Cinco de Mayo — mariachi bands, dancers in traditional costumes, authentic Mexican food, and crowds of people are filling the streets! Before you start mixing up a stiff margarita on the rocks or indulging in huge amounts of mouthwatering guacamole, take some time to educate yourself on why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican...

Wow the Neighbors and Welcome your Guests

Wow the Neighbors & Welcome Your Guests

Do you have neighbors competing for the best landscape or the greenest lawn on the block? They’re actually doing something right. Think about how many heads turn as people walk down the street, or how many people who stop to admire the view. Curb appeal is a foolproof way to attract passersby and welcome your visitors. Imagine a cupcake with no...

Learn More, Earn More

PHMC Platinum bootcamp

Whether a house is a condo, single-family home, McMansion, or a palace, a home is not just an investment–it means much more. Each room gives its own meaning to the word home: Your bedroom: It’s the place you get a good night’s sleep. It’s the first place we see when we wake up and the last when we fall asleep. Your kitchen: It’s...

Spend S’more Time Outdoors

Spend S'more Time Outdoors

Who’s ready for some s’mores, laughs, and memories this year? Throw a bonfire to make your backyard the place your family and friends want to be! Spring is upon us; summer and fall await us, making it the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. Soon the smell of toasted marshmallows smothered in chocolate will be in the air, and that’s not...

phmc’s Jim Bopp Takes Home National Award

Bill Cosgrove, MBA Chairman, Lee Gross, PHMC SVP, Jim Bopp, award recipient, Dave Stevens, MBA President and CEO, and William Giambrone, PHMC CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C (April 2015)– Yesterday, Dave Stevens, President and CEO of the  Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized one member for the Burton C. Wood Legislative Award at the National Advocacy Conference. This award is presented each year, based on superior service to the MBA and dedication to the real estate finance...

REALTORS®: Pizazz to Sell That Next Home

REALTORS: Pazazz to Sell That Next Home

REALTORS®, it is time to evaluate your marketing tactics and implement fresh ones to go with the Spring season.  Please know, we’re not just talking about spending a chunk of change on different advertising methods. These unique forms of marketing can benefit you by reaching your appropriate audience in all age groups, while keeping cash in...

Top 5 March Madness Upsets of All Time

Steve Manolis, one of Platinum’s Senior Mortgage Consultants and die-hard sports fans, describes his top 5 March Madness upsets of all time. #1. NC State vs Houston (1983) – It’s absolutely astounding when you consider that NC State had to win the ACC tournament just to get in the dance. Then, they did the impossible: they knocked...

Staycation 2015

#staycation2015

It’s Spring Break, and the news feed on your social media is blowing up with posts of your friends on planes or laying on the beach sipping a fruity drink–Jealous because you don’t have big plans?  It probably feels like the entire Facebook world is on vacation but you. Don’t let it ruin your break! Instead, give yourself something to...

Houses before Spouses

Houses before Spouses

The Millennial generation is walking a path opposite of that of Baby Boomer parents by purchasing homes before marriage. Single Millennials who want to live in a house are either moving into houses with friends, or purchasing for themselves. Many Millennial couples are moving in together–without putting a ring on it. Why are the Millennials...

For the love of Apps: MagicPlan

For the Love of Apps: Magicplan

Ready for something BIGGER and BETTER? We all are, but when it comes to a bigger and better home, it can be a hard decision to make. As time goes on, our families grow, our furniture becomes outdated or tattered and stained from wear and tear. The wallpaper is ripped, paint is chipped, and the carpet is worn down, etc. We are all busy bees with...

For the love of Apps: Homesnap

Okay, so how many of us are guilty of being glued to our phones? Most of us would raise our hands high, but we can’t help it! Technology has progressed quickly over the years, and it just keeps getting better! How, you ask? We’ve got an app that can make your life much easier while shopping for your dream home. It’s fun, easy, and it’s...

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