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
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?
Shopping for a home is a daunting task. You have a list a mile long of what you want. So does your spouse. Add some kids in the mix and the list grows longer. At first, you set out to get everything on your list and assume that new construction or a newer home is going to do the best job at giving ... » Learn More about More Money and More Freedom with an Older Home
Because of the increasing housing demands in the Triangle Area, many families are realizing that their price range won’t afford them as big of a house as they were hoping. At first, they begrudgingly see the smaller homes, but at some point between their housing search and moving into the home ... » Learn More about Bigger is Not Always Better: Benefits of a Smaller Home
With approximately 75 people moving to the Triangle area each day, house prices and rents have increased steadily since 2013. An article published in July 2017 says the average price of a house in Wake County is now over $300,000. Wake County includes Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly ... » Learn More about How to Buy a House Under $300,000 in Wake County, NC