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Using Your Home As a Financial Tool: 
Mortgage Strategies
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On the Dock

AUG- OCT 2008
Volume 14 Number 3

build renovate your own castle

COVER CREDITS

Personal mortgage consultant, Donna Smith, simplifies the choices of mortgage products that are available to help
you build or renovate your castle. Meet her at POH’s Build/Renovate Your Own Castle III.

Photo by Camille Mosley-Pasley of Pasley Place Photography.

Makeup by Kawana. Doll house from Once Upon a Time. Jewelry by Anthony Driver.

COVER STORY
20 Using Your House As a Financial Tool:     Mortgage Strategies

Building or renovating your house into your dream castle requires the right tools, which include the right financial products. In the cover story, personal mortgage consultant Donna Smith discusses the different types of mortgages, and how you can use your home as a financial tool to reach your homeownership and other dreams.

FOCUS: Build/Renovate Your Own Castle III
23 In Your Castle

FEATURE:  
24 Poetry Pier

DEPARTMENTS 
2 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE PUBLISHER’S POINT
4 You Are Invited

PRAISING THE PAST
5 Njinga

THE OTHER SIDE
6 Where Hope Still Lives

THE MIDDLE PASSAGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL
7 Walking Along the Edge of Foreclosure

MONEY MATTERS
8 Survival Marketing for Today’s Economy

OUR SPACE
10 Recession-Proof Decorating

TRAVEL STORY
12 Back to Banjul

HEALTH
14 Interactions of the Wrong Kind

16 Thriving with Lupus

RECIPE
25 Café Trope’s Tuna Tartar

BOOK REVIEW
26 Bent Knees
Straighten Crooked

COMING UP       
27 Harlem Week Marketplace, Democratic, and Republican Conventions

ENTERTAINMENT
28 The 45s’ Comeback


build renovate your own castle
 
build renovate your own castle

 

build renovate your own castle