Raleigh’s “Weak and Declining” Real Estate Market

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 is called the Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market IndexSM (MiMiSM). In this report various data points are weighted…

Deep Fried Turkey Safety Tips

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.

5 tips to pay for college tuition

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;

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

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 to once again to loosen their credit guidelines.

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.