Welcome to No Place Like My House!

Our goal is to provide useful information on mortgages, real estate and for what's going on under your roof.

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Today's real estate market offers buyers wonderful opportunities to own a house at a reasonable cost and at a low interest rate. Whether you are a first time buyer or a repeat buyer, there are many steps you have to take to get ready for your house hunting experience.

It is so important to understand exactly where you stand financially before you start looking at property. Being an educated consumer puts you in the driver's seat. The more you know about home buying, which questions to ask and what the true costs will be to you, the more control you will have throughout the entire transaction.

Being ready makes it easier to achieve your dream!


Gary Lajeunesse is a residential and commercial construction and rehab inspector with an education in Connecticut building codes. Gary is also a real estate agent with The Brown Group Realty in Westerly, RI. Gary represents the Connecticut side of The Brown Group. His expert background in the construction of buildings gives him an edge in his industry. For over 30 years Gary has been working with banks, real estate companies, mortgage companies, builders, land developers and town officials. Anyone would want Gary to be on their side of the real estate transaction!

Ava Colonna is a Loan Officer with Northpoint Mortgage covering Connecticut and Rhode Island. Ava has been in the lending industry for over 25 years on both the bank side and the mortgage side. While in banking Ava worked in management to create a centralized lending department and hired and trained loan officers. Property owners who are asking on how to refinance my home can count on us, her personal mission is to educate consumers so they have a clear understanding of the entire mortgage process from start to finish in order to avoid tension and learn how to handle unexpected issues.

A word from Gary and Ava: "we enjoy helping people!"

Contact us anytime at:

gary at browngrouprealty.com or 860-884-4962.

acolonna at trynorthpoint.com or 860-303-3758.

Warm Regards,

Ava & Gary

Avoid Foreclosure

For information on Foreclosure Prevention clinics contact the Connecticut Fair Housing Center at 1-888-247-4401. You can also visit www.ct.gov.dob.

The state of Connecticut offers a Foreclosure Hotline. This service is available Monday thru Friday from 8AM until 5PM at: 1-877-472-8313.

Connecticut Finance Housing Authority - CHFA - offers foreclosure prevention by refinancing your current mortgage. For further information call 1-860-571-3500 or please call 1-877-571-CHFA.

For help with foreclosure prevention in Rhode Island visit the Department of Business Regulation: www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/banking.

Just scroll down a little and under ' Banking Regulation Information' click on Rhode Island Housing Help Center.