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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Home Loan Toolkit

Posted by Rebecca Williams on November 14, 2020 in  Mortgages
Happy Fall!  Interest rates have been amazingly low recently and my husband and I were able to take advantage of that to refinance and reduce the interest rate on our mortgage by a full 1%!  During that process, our lender shared with us a Home Loan Toolkit published by the Consumer Finance Protection Board.  Whether you are a first time buyer or have experience with mortgages, this document provides a great deal of information about the process, things to consider along the way, and just plain makes... read more

Raleigh Area Real Estate Stats from September 2020

Posted by Rebecca Williams on October 25, 2020 in  uncategorized

Check these numbers out!  Want more info on what that means for you............is it time to buy or sell?  Give me a call and we can talk it out and I can give you some tidbits to help you decide! 

Should you Refinance?

Posted by Rebecca Williams on September 02, 2020 in  uncategorized
https://www.moneyunder30.com/what-to-consider-before-refinance-mortgageThis article is a great read if you are considering refinancing your mortgage.  For a clear answer, you should always talk to a trusted loan officer - but this article will answer some questions and help you create a list of questions to ask!  If you need a reference for a lender to talk to, let me know - I would be happy to help! ... read more

Tips and Tricks

Posted by Rebecca Williams on August 18, 2020 in  General Info
Whenever I find myself with a few minutes to spare between appointments or tasks, I like to google Real Estate topics to see if there are new ideas for marketing or new facts that are useful etc.  This week, I spent some time on the Homelight Website and found lots of info that was interesting and mostly useful.  There are a few items that really are location specific and only work in some markets, but overall this is a great place to go for general info and for a buyer or seller to start a list of q... read more

Owning Vacation Rental Property

Great Info!
Posted by Rebecca Williams on June 01, 2020 in  Vacation Homes
As an owner of real estate in a North Carolina resort location, have you ever thought of renting it to others for their vacation use? If so, you need to be aware of the North Carolina Vacation Rental Act. The Act applies to any person or entity (partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, etc.) acting as a landlord or real estate broker in the rental or management of residential property for vacation rental purposes. This brochure focuses on basic information that you should have if you intend... read more