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 »

Tagged with: , , , ,

July 4th Fireworks. Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America's Independence Day celebrations.

It has been said that July 4 is the most important of secular American holidays. If not for the inclusion of pyrotechnic displays, contemporary observation of our nation’s birth typically looks like any other summertime gathering. But what is the …

What’s Religion have to do with American Independence? Read more »

Tagged with: , , ,

July 4th Fireworks. Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America's Independence Day celebrations.

Celebrate Independence Day with the family in a variety of ways — at a variety of locations across the Triangle. From fireworks displays to historic demonstrations and family fun, there are plenty of festivities to choose from.

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Aerial view of Citrix's new campus under construction in Raleigh NC

By now everyone is pretty hip to the fact that Citrix is building a campus in what’s known as the Warehouse District of Raleigh which is a mere blocks from downtown Raleigh. Less than a year after Citrix Systems acquired a Raleigh company …

An Aerial View of the Citrix Campus Under Construction Raleigh NC Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

In this Google Hangout we discuss the recent changes to the USDA Rural Development Loan Program

Tagged with: , , ,

Contents Six Things You Should NEVER do When Buying a Home Six Things You Should NEVER do When Buying a Home 1. Don’t go buying a lot of junk, or even quasi-junk. Draining your savings or running up credit card debt to buy a …

6 Things You Should NEVER do When Buying a Home Read more »

Tagged with: , , ,

Is Raleigh's housing markets headed for another bubble?

However, here in Raleigh, there’s a different story. According to NAR, the Median Sales Price of Existing Single-Family Homes rose a healthy 2.9% in Q2 2013 from $193,200 during the same quarter last year to $198,800. But the real surprise for me was in Durham which saw a 3.6% overall gain from $198,500 to $205,700 for the quarter ending July 30, 2013.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Unlike the summer of 2011 that was one of the hottest on record, this summer seems to be quite mild. However, for those of us …

How I Cut My July Duke-Progress Energy Bill 34% Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ricardo Cobos is a Mortgage Loan Officer in Raleigh North Carolina helping people achieve financial security through responsible homeownership using great no money down loans programs like the USDA Guaranteed Rural Development Loans call 877-212-7784 to speak with an experienced loan officer today.

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Even though the Great Recession has been with us for more than 4 years, and Short Sales have been around for years, nobody has really been able to find a way to deal with them very efficiently. Fannie Mae is attempting to change that with the launch of the new tool they call The HomePath for Short Sales tool. The tools is divided into three categories:

Tagged with: , , , , ,