A typical ~1,300 square foot home on Southgate

August 2018 (Garner, NC 27529) Southgate in Garner is a mature large lot subdivision in S. Garner in Johnston …

Southgate Subdivision – Market Update Read more »

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Wake County real estate average prices have had an overall upward trend since December rising a healthy 3.5% while the Median is nearly flat with only a modest gain of .375%.

Wake County Real Estate Market Update June 2014 Second to Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest purchaser of mortgage backed securities is where you will find Freddie Mac. Each month Freddie publishes a variety of insightful industry reports. One of those reports …

Raleigh’s “Weak and Declining” Real Estate Market Read more »

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Emerald Isle is one of North Carolina's fabulous beaches along its Crystal Coast.

Living in Raleigh we are blessed to live only 130 miles or so from our favorite beaches. And we really love our beaches! Even if you don’t live in this area, but are planning on visiting some time soon, it …

12 Amazing North Carolina Beach Rentals Read more »

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The 2014 Income Limits for the very popular no money down USDA Single Family Guaranteed Loan Program were published on February 12, 2014.  The Guaranteed Underwriting System and the Income Eligibility calculator in the Eligibility website have been updated to …

USDA has updated its Income Limits for Raleigh-Cary 2014! Read more »

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Don tells me that nearly ALL Thanksgiving Day homeowner’s insurance claims almost always involve a deep fryer and a raw/frozen turkey. I dug up a press release from North Carolina Farm Bureau dated November 25, 2008 and thought I would share with my readers important safety tips that you should know about if you are planning to Deep Fry a Turkey this Thanksgiving.

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This 15 page letter outlines how the FHA plans to make exceptions that will allow borrowers with troubled past related to the economic malaise commonly called the Great Recession, to reenter the market in a shorter time-frame.

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With most of the country still reeling from the hangover caused by the Roman Orgy of Real Estate it sounds a little premature to begin taking cash out of your home for something as unsure as a child’s education, but that’s exactly what some people are doing. Recently I have encountered a growing number of 40 something Gen-X’ers doing something even crazier;

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Until recently, getting a loan to purchase a home in Raleigh North Carolina for borrowers with credit scores greater than 620 but less than 640 was nearly impossible. However, because of the improving real estate markets, lenders are beginning …

FHA 203(b) Loans for North Carolina borrowers with 620 Fico Scores Read more »

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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.

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