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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I have friends all over - and one of the things I'm finding very interesting is how many people ARE Geo-tagging everything... and how many people just AREN'T. I mean - seriously... have you seen someone in NC posting that they are "checking in" at a listing? Well folks in Colorado are! One friend...
06/20/2010
I've lived all over North Carolina, and didn't really "grow" up in any one city... but I've spent more summer hours (since I was in 4th grade) at a PLACE that's special to my heart... the Hanover Seaside Club at Wrightsville Beach, NC. From our home in Cary - it takes exactly two hours to get the...
06/14/2010
I'm writing this as much for myself as I am anyone else... I am an Economics junkie - always have been. With the lower than expected jobs numbers released last Friday, there are really smart folks who think the numbers might actually be off because of some complicated seasonal adjustments /equati...
06/07/2010
  As you might know, my husband's name is Steve Thorne, and there's an Astronaut and a British Singer/Song Writer with that name.  We know first hand how hard it is to get your name established.  I can NOT imagine having to compete for Google Juice against a scandal like Carolyn Capalbo is!  We a...
06/01/2010
USDA has been "out of money" for a couple of weeks, and they finally have a couple of dollars (2.5 Billion) to loan!  We get Rural FAST in North Carolina - which is why USDA Rural Development Loans are so important! People who purchased and want to take advantage of the Tax Credit, are now waitin...
05/28/2010
For the last 18 months most lenders have added additional "Quality Control" in the mortgage process between Underwriting and Funding.  Many of those same Investors require the tax transcripts pulled prior to the loan being submitted for Underwriting, and they perform additional Automated Appraisa...
05/26/2010
This is a great time to pruchase in the Triangle!  Rates are at the bottom (seriously low right now) and houses are selling! What are you waiting for??!! Call Steve and Eleanor Thorne for more information on financing your new home, or refinancing 919-649-5058 Apex NC Market Report for April 201...
05/22/2010
If you are one of the millions of people who lost a job in the last couple of years - you might have some "bad" marks on your credit report.  Just because you had a few late payments, or lived off of your credit cards, or went bankrupt... or had a short sale...  There are things you CAN do to inc...
05/17/2010
The USDA Single Family Housing Mortgage guys just sent out notification that they will likely be out of the "2010" money on May 12, 2010.  Assuming the Senate passes the House Bill (H.R. 5017) then USDA says in the memo it will continue to issue Commitments with the following language: "subject t...
05/11/2010
  These are great tools for all of us!     Google is going to take over the world ~ I'm convinced of it...  To prove my point just look at what you can NOW do with Google maps!   About 5 years ago Google bought Keyhole and integrated their technology with Google Maps and brought us a satellite vi...
04/28/2010
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