1. Closing Costs in North Carolina Real Estate

    I just did a quick check on one of those National Rate Quote sites that claimed to have the inside “scoop” on Closing Costs in NC.  OMG!  They said the average closing costs for a home costing $200,000 to $300,000 was $1500 to $3500, or roughly 1.18%. Then I scrolled down on the page, and they…Read More

  2. Shopping for a Mortgage Loan in North Carolina’s Real Estate Market

    Home Buyers in North Carolina often ask us questions about mortgage loans, and mortgage rates – because no one wants to pay more than they should!  Here are some practical tips on how to shop for a Mortgage Loan, that have been written based on our years of experience in the mortgage business. …Read More

  3. Low Appraisal in North Carolina’s Real Estate Market, What Happens Next?

    We get questions from Sellers and Buyers about the Process of Selling/Buying a home. During that first educational discussion – the matter of the Appraisal normally comes up. As the Lender, we are often asked, “If there’s a low Appraisal what happens next?” The answer to that question is not…Read More

  4. Holly Springs Realtor Weighs In on What to Consider when Choosing your Retirement Home!

    As the baby boomers enter retirement age, they are faced with the decision as to whether they should keep the home in which they raised their family or sell it for a "downsized" dream home. In today’s "hot" housing market, there is a low inventory of homes in the "down-sizing home" category. One o…Read More