PMI affects your monthly mortgage cost. Learn how to get rid of it.

Cancelling Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? If you’ve been shopping for a conventional mortgage loan, you’ve probably come across PMI. You’re likely wondering how it applies to you. It’s easy to assume that this insurance covers you and your mortgage if you fall behind on payments. After all, it’s called...

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City of Houston Updates Down Payment Assistance Guidelines

The City of Houston Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) has recently released some new changes to its Down Payment Assistance program. For our clients that have participated in Avenue's First-Time Homebuyer Program, we wanted to communicate this information to you early in your home buying process: The HAP program will not...

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Water Safety Program at Washington Courtyards

Avenue Promotes Water Safety in Partnership with YMCA

Avenue was thrilled to partner with two YMCA branches, MD ANDERSON and HARRIET AND JOE FOSTER FAMILY, to offer a week-long Safety Around Water (SAW) Program for children and adults at several of our mixed-income multifamily properties including Washington Courtyards, Avenue Terrace, Avenue Station, and Oak Arbor Townhomes. The purpose...

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Safety Meeting at HCC brings Northline Community Together

On July 31st, residents, business owners, law enforcement representatives and community leaders met at the Houston Community College Northline Campus to discuss safety in the Northline Community. The discussion was led by a group of law enforcement representatives from Metro Police, HPD and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Stella Mireles...

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Northside Community Helps Students Get Ready for School

On August 1st, hundreds of volunteers arrived early in the morning at the ABC 13 KTRK-TV parking lot to stuff backpacks for kids in need. Volunteers worked in a large air conditioned tent resembling a well-constructed assembly line. Thousands of school supplies were stacked in boxes, while giant containers of...

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The Rebuild Texas Fund Supports Avenue Center as Disaster Recovery Hub

Avenue recently received a grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund - a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This generous $100,000 gift will support Avenue Center’s role as a community recovery hub in times of emergency...

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Simplify the Homebuying Process

Navigating the Home Buying Process

The home buying process can be daunting for first time and veteran buyers alike. With so many individuals involved in the process it can be difficult keeping it all straight. That is why it is crucial you understand the process from beginning to end. Let's breakdown the important professionals involved...

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Avenue and Legacy Community Health Partner to Bring First Clinic to Near Northside

Avenue knows that healthy communities start with healthy families and we are thrilled to announce a collaboration with Legacy Community Health to bring a state-of-the-art community health clinic to Near Northside which will provide much-needed primary care and behavioral health services. The 6,200-square foot facility will be located in Avenue...

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Lindale Park Celebrates 20th Annual July 4th Parade

Avenue came out strong with a decorated car, Frisbees, and lots of smiles at Lindale Park’s 20th annual July 4th parade. Mary Lawler, Berenice Yu, board members, and other staff and friends of Avenue arrived early at the corner of Eleanor and Helmer’s on a humid Thursday morning to cover...

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Movie Night at Clark Park: Moana

On July 26, Avenue offered an unforgettable experience to Northline families at Clark Park Community Center. With the help of 16 volunteers, we organized the first movie night at the community center and created a great atmosphere for the hundreds of children excited to watch the Moana film, meet her...

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