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What’s the Average Down Payment Amount for NC Home Buyers?


There are many different factors for mortgage lenders to consider when offering financing for a new home; a home buyer's credit score, the approved lending amount, current interest rates, and how much money is being put down. Home buyers, on average, are putting down 14.6 percent on new home loans in North Carolina according to a new report by Lending … [Read more...]

Remodel Your Home For a Cozy Feel With These Projects & Ideas


If you're ready to remodel your home, we've got some ideas to increase the coziness and comfort.  North Carolina winters can be cheered up with a few easy updates. First off, bring in more fabric to catch drafts. Thicker carpets or just a quality throw rug will trap warm air in the room, keeping it from escaping through the floor. Thicker curtains or shade … [Read more...]

Speedy Sale To-Do List

selling a home in Clayton

Selling your house can be a long and tedious process, as anyone who's sold a house can tell you, but it doesn't have to be. There are a couple of things you can do to help speed up the whole process and sell a home in Clayton, NC in no time at all. Get a realtor. This is perhaps the most important part of getting your house on the market and sold fast. A … [Read more...]

Making an Offer on a Home: The Basics

Tina Barletta

There’s nothing more exciting than deciding to make an offer on the house you want to buy. However, there’s more to it than just offering the seller a price and then shaking hands. Making the offer is an entire process, and a very important one at that. When you decide to make an offer, you need to make it in writing. An oral offer is not legally … [Read more...]

Changes to Clayton’s Tap Water Still in Effect

Tina Barletta

Once each year the federal government requires local and municipal water companies to alter their treatment methods. Starting March 1, 2013 the City of Clayton is using only chlorine as part of the water treatment process. This routine process ensures removal of bacteria living in our water supply that have become resistant to the ammonia in the usual … [Read more...]