HUD Predicts Some Rents increased by as much as 25% in Raleigh – Cary MSA 2013

Simply put, if you’re planning a move to the Raleigh – Cary MSA of the Triangle area of North Carolina in 2013 and your housing needs are such that you require a four bedroom home, renting may not be your most economical option today.

Uncovering Hidden Treasures: Finding Stability in Unstable Times

My husband and I always operated under the premise that each house would be a stepping stone to the next bigger, better home. Our first house was purchased with an ARM loan, and we sold it about a year before the balloon payment was due. This house was never supposed to be our long-term home, but a stepping stone for a few years. We viewed buying and selling a house like trading cars, and it was often easier, in fact, than buying another car.

The Trouble With Trial Mortgage Loan Modifications

These days there seems to be no shortage today of people or politicians angry at mortgage companies.  Most however tend to be  customers of the nations five largest mortgage servicers; Bank of America, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase & Ally Financial. The source of anger tends to be  focused on  foreclosure, short sale request or loan modifications aka work-outs that never seem…

Apex has tornado alerts by phone but many residents do not know about this service

Residents of Apex, NC had witnessed the terrible tornadoes that passed through the area recently, causing massive amounts of damage to local communities.  The town of Apex is now paying for a service that many town residents don’t even know exists.  Apex pays about $15,000 per year for an early notification service whenever dangerous weather is…

Moving to Raleigh – North Carolina has largest gain in financial jobs

According to the Triangle Business Journal, employment in the financial sector has risen above 2001 levels in 21 states. North Carolina has had the 2nd largest increase! (behind Texas which holds the number one spot)   North Carolina now has 16,100 more financial jobs than it had in April 2001.   29 states had a…