The 2nd Annual PGCAR RPAC Bowling Challenge was held on March 21st at Capital Plaza Lanes in Landover Hills. Over 100 REALTORS®
participated in the event. Sixteen teams were pitted against each other in competition to win the 2015 title. After a few hours of fun, pizza, and friendly competition, Team Muckle, featuring PGCAR Director Yolanda Muckle, soared to victory. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated and contributed.
BREAKING NEWS - March 5, 2015
DHCD just announced that the TriplePlay down payment assistance program, launched in November, has exhausted its funding. The State DHCD reports that "nearly 400" Prince George's County homebuyers received assistance under the program. A portion of the Attorney General's settlement with mortgage lenders was used to fund TriplePlay. Maryland DHCD has announced a new program "DoublePlay," where buyers can get a discount on loan rates and $5,000 in down payment assistance (DPA). That program is detailed in the DHCD press release
MMP TriplePlay was launched in November
and "sold out" in less than four months. "The success of the MMP TriplePlay Initiative
illustrates the economic impact of a well-designed homeownership program that meets the needs of today's homebuyer," said DHCD Secretary-designate Kenneth C. Holt, who also credited PGCAR with an important role in the TriplePlay Program success.
Of course, PGCAR will continue to work with our partners at the DHCD, locally and at State, to develop and promote similar programs as funding sources become available. Read more >
Over 350 REALTORS®
gathered on February 4 at an event sponsored by PGCAR and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, to learn how the new Maryland Mortgage Triple Play Program can enhance their business and assist their clients.
The packed house of REALTORS®
from around the Washington Metro area learned how this new $100 million initiative will help an estimated 500 buyers realize the American dream in Prince George's County. During the Networking Lunch, REALTORS®
heard from officials with the Maryland and Prince George's County Departments of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and had the opportunity to mingle with approved lenders.
Bill Ariano, Doris Kessebeh, Desiree Callender, Eric Brown, Katherine Sewell, Gene Frazier
Also see the press and DHCD coverage:
The Gazette: State aid program draws homebuyers to Prince George's
DHCD: Homeownership Initiative in Prince George's County Doing Record Business, Real Estate Brokers Told >
Thank you to our sponsors for helping to ensure the great success of this event:
First Home Mortgage, Prime Lending and Village Settlements!
President's Letter - January 30, 2015
In Response to The Washington Post Articles
2015 PGCAR President
By now I'm sure many of you are familiar with the recent real estate articles in The Washington Post. As you might imagine the articles are not being received well by your Board of Directors. In fact, I penned a article
and submitted it to The Washington Post. It is at this point unknown, as to whether or not they will choose to print it.
representing and selling Prince George's County, we know that investment here is a positive and fruitful proposition. We cannot let outside influences cast an untrue and unrealistic view of our marketplace. Hopefully our response will assist in dispelling the negative aspects of this narrative.
Read the letter here >
Due to recent changes in State and County Law, several forms have been revised or added.
President's Letter - January 9, 2015
Happy New Year!
As we wrap up the first week of 2015, your Association, PGCAR
, is in full swing. The Board of Directors and Committees are hard at work to ensure we do our part to help you have a positive and productive new year.
There are many workshops, community activities, and political actions gearing up, so I encourage you to stay tuned and engaged via our "PGCAR" email notices and at PGCAR.com
. Click here
to see photos from our recent events.
On the subject of "workshops", mark your calendars for February 4th
to come out and learn how your homebuyers might qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance through the new and exciting MMP Triple Play program, now available exclusively in Prince George's County. PGCAR is partnering with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to offer morning and afternoon instructional workshops in New Carrollton on Wednesday, February 4th
. Watch for more on this under separate cover.
Guarantee your success. Take time in 2015 to stay informed and get involved with the Prince George's Association of REALTORS®
Association. Do it now and take your career to the next level!!!
On behalf of the Officers and Directors, I wish you all the joy and success you can handle.
Desiree Callender, President
Prince George's County Association of REALTORS®
The Prince George's County Planning Department is conducting a comprehensive rewrite of the County Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. This project will transform the current zoning code. This action is of great importance to the future of economic development in Prince George's County and to REALTORS®
. It's been more than 50 years since the last comprehensive update. REALTORS®
are strongly encouraged to engage in this process.