Archive for the ‘Home Buyer and Seller Tips.’ Category

Chatham County Homes: On the Brink of a Supply Boom

As I briefly touched on in my last blog post, homes for sale in the Triangle area are becoming more of a common theme. Chatham County homes, in particular, are at the forefront of a major boost to housing supply in the area. After several years of planning, the area is set to construct thousands […]

4 Considerations for Durham First Time Home Buyers

For Durham First Time Home Buyers… As a mortgage specialist who has been involved in the industry for several years, I know how stressed people can get when they’re buying their first home. Before you do anything else, you need to sit down and consider a few things. What are your goals for the long-term? […]

Durham Mortgage Broker vs. the SECU Credit Union?

A client referred his son and daughter-in-law, a new home buyer, to me to finance their first home. She had spoken with the SECU (State Employees Credit Union) and had what she thought was an excellent program and rate. She was calling me as a courtesy to her dad-in-law. After speaking and finding out her priorities, I gave her […]

Home Buyer Alert: Conventional 97 Mortgage Loans are ending Nov. 15th, 2013

Conventional 97 Mortgage Loans with 3% down payment are ending Nov. 15th, 2013 When it comes to your Durham mortgage, this means files must be run through Desktop Underwriter by this date. Buyers with minimum down payment should get all the details before waiting longer to purchase a home. FHA 3.5% down VS Conventional 97 with […]

Parade of Homes, Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties

Whether you’re shopping for Durham new homes, homes on the resale market or just curious about homes, the Parade of Homes is something you’re probably interested in. Review of Durham and Chatham County Parade Homes from $200,000.00-$341,000.00 There was no W.W.F. rating (Wife Wow Factor) as our daughter was in town and it was Hot […]

Mortgage Broker Tips for Durham and Chapel Hill Buyers

When it comes to mortgage tips, there is one  TIP that is not spoken of often. Not all mortgage lenders do it, and most of the big mortgage banks definitely do not do it. It is glossed over by those who do not as a non-factor due to the virtual nature of business, the cloud, and technology. […]