Ben Clifton from PNC mortgage and I had the opportunity to talk about jumbo loan programs recently. There has been a lot of talk about jumbo loan programs in the market and I thought it would be great to get some answers. How much is a jumbo loan? According to Ben, a jumbo loan is exactly ... » Learn More about Talking Jumbo Loans with Ben Clifton
What are the benefits of buying versus renting in the current market? There is a lot of information online about apartments being built. With interest rates on the rise, many people are wondering if buying still makes sense or if they should continue to rent. Here are my top reasons that ... » Learn More about Buying vs. Renting in the current market
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Sabrina Schell from Southeastern Mortgage and discuss the mortgage process for new construction. Sabrina clears some of the confusion. Should Buyers Shop Around? Many builders’ contracts are long. There may be 30, 50, 80 pages of an addendum. ... » Learn More about Navigating New Construction Loans with Sabrina Schell from Southeastern Mortgage
In November 2018 Amazon announced that they chose to split their new headquarters between New York City and D.C. Although Raleigh was one of the cities Amazon was considering we are not disappointed with this decision. There are several reasons why. Number one - Our job market here is already ... » Learn More about Amazon not coming to Raleigh-Durham
Do buyers care about school districts even if they do not have school-aged children living in their homes? How important is it for buyers to live close to where they work? Is the old real estate saying "location, location, location" still accurate? You bet! NAR’s 2018 third quarter Housing ... » Learn More about What Location Factors are Top Considerations for Buyers?