Residential Lending Update

In the April 2015 iteration of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS), the Federal Reserve Board included a special question on residential real estate lending. That special question asked banks about how they had responded to new guidelines issued by the GSEs on November 20, 2014, on the definition of life-of-loan representation and warranty [...]

By |2020-04-09T12:39:37-04:00May 27th, 2015|Market Conditions|0 Comments

5 Signs That it is Time to Sell Your Home

Thoughts of putting your home on the market and moving up, down, or out of dodge all together have probably crossed your mind over the years. Choosing to sell is a big decision, a decision that requires careful consideration to a variety of factors, both lifestyle and financial. To help you think through your [...]

Major Factors That Have Home Prices On The Rise

With housing on a steady path to recovery, home prices have risen approximately 20 percent in the last three years according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Standards & Poor’s (S&P) Case-Shiller house price indices. Both consumers and industry professional expect that upward trajectory to continue this year. The anticipated increase is [...]

By |2020-04-09T15:50:09-04:00May 15th, 2015|Market Conditions|0 Comments

Questions Buyers Should Ask Before Hiring a Broker

What should buyers search for in a real estate professional to ensure success? Buyers benefit from specific real estate information, tailored processes, and customized service delivery related to their individual needs and goals, strengths and weaknesses. Generalizations can be misleading since each real estate property, each buyer, and the resulting transaction are unique, and, [...]

8 Misconceptions of Home Buyers and Sellers

Most home buyers and sellers start the process filled with questions. Though it may seem like a tall task, educate yourselves about the ins and outs of the process and find the right agent to assist you with your goals. Below your will learn about some of the common misconceptions about buying and selling [...]

The Empty Nest is Reality for Millions of Baby Boomers Every Year

The Empty nest, that tranquil, far-off place harried parents dream about. An idyllic state where the kids are grown and on their own, couples reacquaint and long-deferred leisure fills hours once claimed by domestic obligation. Whether reality fulfills those dreamy expectations, the empty nest is a new reality for millions of Baby Boomers every [...]

Carolinas Connect Realty Grand Opening Event

The Carolinas Connect Realty team welcomed local businesses, chamber members, friends, family and clients on Thursday April 30th for a celebration at our new office at 1427 N. Howe Street in Southport, NC. Strong community support brought close to a hundred people through the doors to meet the team and strategize for the upswing in the [...]

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