As a mortgage lender since 1998 I have helped literally thousands of … More How to Prepare for Your Move
Wake Forest began as a college town in the 1830’s. in 1820 Dr. Calvin Jones bought 615 acres … More Wake Forest Historic District | Heritage Wake Forest Homes for Sale
When meeting with Historic Oakwood Real Estate Broker, Marie Scheuring of Oakwood Realty, where is a better place to meet than at Pie Bird on Person Street? That’s where I was headed to on Thursday afternoon when I had to stop and snap these lovely photos of the historic homes in the Oakwood neighborhood amidst the backdrop of the late fall colors in Raleigh. Thankfully I had a few minutes to spare because with each passing city block I had to stop to snap a few more photos. Continue reading Historic Oakwood Raleigh NC – A Great Alternative to Downtown Condos
Through good and bad times, one of the things that make the American experience unique is our mobility. Whether it is migration from one region of the country to another or economic mobility, Americans are always on the move. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country, was heralded by Horace Greeley in the 19th century, and there have been similar waves through much of our history. More recently, Florida, and other southern states were prime destinations for snow weary Boomers.
Forbes recently cited a 38% surge in new home sales since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. For those of you with short-term memory, that would be the last good year of real estate sales before the bust. Yet, despite a monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last year as well, according to the National Association of Realtor’s. Continue reading Housing Affordability Declines in Raleigh as Mortgage Rates Rise and Inventory Dwindles
HUD has just published the 2013 Area Median Income limits and the 2013 Fair Market Rents for use in Raleigh – Cary MSA. You may be asking yourself “why should I care about HUD Median Income Limits”? If your plans to move to Raleigh or Cary include buying, selling or simply renting a home (and by “home” I also mean an apartment) in the Raleigh – Cary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) this should be very important to you. That is why I’m filing this post under the category of “SAQ” or what I like to call “Should Ask Questions”. Continue reading HUD Predicts Some Rents increased by as much as 25% in Raleigh – Cary MSA 2013
Recently I completed the Broker Pre-Licensing Education required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission before you can take the state license examination in order to obtain a Real Estate Agents license in North Carolina.
There was another licensed agent from Florida who was also in the class who among other professional licenses held a mortgage loan officers license in Florida. When first I asked him why he was pursuing a license to sell real estate in North Carolina he said “you gotta follow the money“. I’m not sure if this is the kind of person I would want to represent me as a Buyer OR Seller but I don’t have to worry about it because I have my own real estate license. Continue reading Flexing Your Discipline Muscle
HTC opened a research and development office in the Crowe building early this year and had about 50 workers as of June. On Thursday, the company had 14 open positions listed on its website for North Carolina.
I need your help to put me Over the Edge of the Wachovia Bank Building Saturday October 1st.
With your help I will rapel 400 feet from the top of the Wachovia Bank Building in Downtown Raleigh to the ground below. Continue reading I’m Going Over the Edge!