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VA Home Loan FAQs

For many members of the military, a house is much more than a home—it is a place to call your own after years of moving around from place to place. Many members of the...Read more

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

With hurricane season still in full swing, many homeowners across North Carolina are seeking to prepare their homes to weather any more storms that might come. Here are a...Read more

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How to Build a Home Disaster Emergency Kit

With several weeks left in this year’s hurricane season, Hurricane Florence has already provided us with a grim reminder of just how unforgiving mother nature can be....Read more

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The First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Equity

There are many upsides to being a homeowner, but one of the biggest financial benefits of home ownership is building real estate equity. Homeowners can think of their home...Read more

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The Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

Home buyers know that buying a home incurs certain costs—after all home ownership doesn’t come free! However, aside from the down payment and mortgage payment, there are...Read more