Tammy Anderson
November 2019
Tammy Anderson | 919.271.7997
RE/MAX Advantage

Scary Issues That Can Kill Your New Home Joy
Be afraid. Be very afraid. That new home you’re thinking of buying might not be as perfect as you think. Danger lurks behind every wall. Or maybe just one. Either way, it's probably something you should know about. 
      Buying a home is full of challenges, and the one that might be the most frustrating of all is finding out there’s something wrong after you’ve already closed escrow. In many cases, you may have recourse against the seller if there is an issue that wasn’t disclosed, or against the home inspector if he or she missed something serious. But even then, you’re still left with a problem you have to deal with when all you want is to be enjoying your new
Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of November 2019:

30 yr. fixed: 3.75%
15 yr. fixed: 3.18%
5/1 yr. adj: 3.4%

are eight things to look for before signing on the dotted
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Now That It’s Fall, Did You Miss the Home Selling Boat?
     Worried you missed your window when it comes to selling your home this year? It’s true that spring and summer are the hottest (literally) seasons of the year, with more buyers out there looking to purchase a home and get settled before school starts. Also, there is some recent data out there that says that October and December are two of the slowest months of the year for home sales. 
      But that doesn’t mean you can’t offload your home now, or that you won’t get a good price if you do. If you have to list now and you want to get your home in the best position to sell quickly and for a good number, heed these tips. 
      Make sure your home is market ready Buyers at this time of

New Appraisal Rule: What Does It Mean for You?
     A new home appraisal rule just went into effect—the first time in 25 years that "federal regulators have increased the property value limit of the homes that require an appraisal as part of the selling process,” said REALTOR® Magazine. The rule exempts some home sales priced at $400,000 and below from requiring an appraisal. That figure was previously capped at $250,000. "The new rules likely apply to about 40% of home sales, regulators estimate.”
      So how will this affect home buyers and sellers? First, it should be noted that those homes that do receive the exemption still have to be evaluated "to provide an estimate of the market value of real estate collateral,” said Housingwire. "The agencies state that the evaluation must be ‘consistent with safe and sound banking practices.’ To that point, the rule establishes that an evaluation "should contain sufficient information and

Have you been to Uncle Julio's?

 I know it is a chain restaurant and I REALLY prefer locally owned places BUT they do bring good jobs to the local area AND they are delicious. There are two so far in the Triangle area. One is in Durham at Southpoint Mall & the other just opened in the former McCormick & Schmicks location at Crabtree Valley Mall. It is a scratch made Mexican restaurant. Both locations are really open where you can see the kitchen as well as most of the dining room. The bar is large & open to outside seating in nice weather conditions (there are space heaters too). There are tv's in the bar for those don't want to miss games & other events. The food is just wonderful though & just a bit different than what we know around here of Mexican food. It is fresh, with different chilis and flavors too. I LOVE the skirt steak fajitas with the freshly made corn tortillas (not the typical flour, although they have those too). Go try it! As always, enjoy yourselves & live life with great food!


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