15 Jan 2019

How to become a real estate agent in NC

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If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, people admire your unstoppable work ethic, and you love building relationships with people, you could be the perfect candidate for a career in real estate. But where do you even start? If licensing, course work and selecting a firm seem overwhelming, you can relax. We've laid out each step in the process of becoming a real estate agent in North Carolina. And if you find yourself with questions, we're here to help. Contact us any time with your questions and we'll gladly help you through the process - because we know firsthand how fulfilling a real estate career can be. Step 1: Know the Requirements The requirements for obtaining a license to practice real estate vary from state to...
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4 Jan 2019

Buying a home? Learn about your down payment options now

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Lack of savings and the inability to outlay any cash for a down payment continues to be the biggest hurdle facing first time home buyers. Unfortunately, many would-be buyers incorrectly assume they must come to the closing table with a hefty amount of money, and as a result, they continue to delay homeownership. Yes, lenders love to see buyers put 20% down, but they also know that amount of money is very difficult for first-time buyers to amass. Just to give you a baseline, in 2018, the median down payment was 13% for all buyers and 7% for first-time buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. So if you’re considering buying your first home but stopped your search when you came...
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