Eleanor's RTP Blog

Mortgage and Lending - Equity Resources - NMLS 67179 Licensed in NC
Covering housing and economic trends of all points surrounding the RTP / RDU (Research Triangle Park), including the major markets of Cary, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham and Johnston County.



You have to love that in North Carolina you can pick between a pond with KOI or a pond with BASS!  Have no idea how they are keeping water in them right now, because we are in a HUGE drought!  We've had perfect sit on the dock weather clear through September!  90 degree days, few clouds, a littl...
I have a friend in Florida who wants to grow her online presence... and she wants to connect with many of the hundreds of contacts she has in her Top Producer Database.  If you've never used LinkedIn, and you are trying to find people that you have in your database as Stephen, and the person actu...
Buying a home, especially if it's your first one, is often quite scary. There are so many things you don't know and terms you've never heard before. People often fear what they don't understand... So it's not surprising that studies have shown that this fear literally prevents some people from ta...
Starting in January, 2011 the next part of the journey in underwriting loans that are "smart" and will "survive" the uncertain real estate market begins.  It's being called the Loan Quality Initiative, or LQI. Fannie Mae's system will "Fail" loans that might otherwise be approved, if they do not ...
  This is great information for folks considering a purchase in the Raleigh / Wake County market! Did you hear?  Forbes Magazine recently said that Raleigh / Cary will likely be the place to find homes APPRECIATING quicker than anywhere else in the country!  Why is that?  Because we have J-O-B-S,...
Chances are, if you are in North Carolina and I notice that you are not filling in the "Bottom Part" of your blog posts... we've talked. I know that other people have written posts about this - but I figured I'd show it again, and as I call more people, I can refer them to this page!  Soooo after...
We just answered a question from a Veteran that went something like this, "I sold a home last year that had two mortgages.  The first mortgage was paid in full, the second mortgage was not.  Can I get a VA Loan now that it's been more than 12 months?" There are two really, really important facts ...
  We really appreciated all of the help from our ActiveRain Family!  Debe Maxwell, Margaret Woda, Pat Kennedy, Penny Hull, David Patterson  and I all lead sessions!  One of my favorite sessions was with Craig Rutman, Penny, Amy Hahn, Pamela St. Peter, Tracy Santrock and David Patterson discussing...
We had 305 people at our 2nd REBarCamp in Raleigh last Friday... and as promised to several people, here's my list of things to DO when you are organizing a Camp, and some suggestions on what to AVOID. The camps I've been to, and the ones I've monitored, talked to others about, have 75 people.  T...

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