MYTH, reposted from KCM Blog: "'You need to put 20% down to get a mortgage these days'. I hear this crazy notion from people far too often. Besides the FHA insuring loans with as little as 3.5% down (on loans up to $729,250 in high cost areas), people often forget that veterans can still finance 100% of the purchase price, and that Private Mortgage Insurance Companies are still insuring loans with 5-10% down."
This is an interesting op-ed from the perspective of someone who worked fro the investment firm. Quote: "To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money." A surprisingly candid report which makes me hope we can return to valuing work that serves a particular purpose over the mere accumulation of profit.
Dating from the early 1770's Rock Creek Cemetery is the oldest in DC. Check out the National Park Services Website: http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/landscape/2011/Rock_Creek_Church_Yard_and_Cemetery.htm.
I learned today that J. Edgar Hoover is buried in Congressional Cemetery. My grandfather worked for him as a fingerprint analyst. The oldest cemetery in Washington, DC started in 1775 -- That's Rock Creek Cemetery. And Hellen Keller and Anne Sullivan, her teacher, are buried in the National Cathedral.
Here's some info on Cemeteries in DC to visit: