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Fairway Celebrates Happy Homebuyers in August

We are excited for our happy homebuyers this week at Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas! The Stoner Venable Team helped Angela and James S. purchase a home in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Cydni Crain with Keller Williams served as the seller’s agent, Katie Brown with Scarlett Real Estate served as the seller’s agent, and Baker Law, PLLC helped to close. Senior Mortgage Planner Jenny Stoner was happy to help Angela and James start their life Charlotte. She shared: “Angela and James were referred to us by our trusted agent Katie Brown. They were moving from a different state, and... Read More »

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Brian Floyd Awarded Rookie of the Year!

Recently, at the Fairway National Sales Meeting in Grapevine, TX, Brian Floyd was named ‘Rookie of the Year.’ This award is given to a Mortgage Planner who is fairly new to the industry, but has shown exemplary sales numbers for the year. Mortgage Planner and Concord office Branch Manager Bruce Lawing was so excited for Brian! He said: “It was great to see Brian recognized for the commitment he’s made as a new loan officer. He’s always risen quickly in whatever he’s tried – serving his country in Iraq as a leader, teaching high school students, coaching, and now in the... Read More »

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August Mortgage News Review

Charlotte-area housing market trends are showing increasing home sales, increasing pricing, and decreasing inventory. Wilmington is ranked as a top spot to spend your golden years. Here are some of the stories we are watching:   What’s Trending in the Charlotte Housing Market? According to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, the Charlotte region had 4,246 home sales in July. This is a 3.1% increase from July of last year. At the same time, inventory slid again this month, leaving 2.6 months’ supply on the market. Charlotte’s average home sales price is $280,696, climbing 5% compared to 2016. Similarly, the median... Read More »


Happy Carolina Homebuyers in August!

We are excited for our happy homebuyers this week at Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas! Rick Melville helped Son T. purchase a home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Katie Olejniczak with Keller Williams SouthPark served as the seller’s agent, Jason Waldrop of Jason Waldrop Realty served as the buyer’s agent, and McMillan Psaroudis and Markey helped to the close the transaction. Rick is thrilled for Son. He shared, “This was a great outcome for Son, now he owns a house and can continue to focus on growing his law practice!” Son was grateful to Rick for his guidance. He said, “Rick, thanks... Read More »


Fairway of the Carolinas Participates in 24 Hours of Booty

Fairway Independent Mortgage of the Carolinas participated in 24 Foundation’s 24 Hours of Booty event in Charlotte. The 24 Hours of Booty event takes place in Charlotte’s Myers Park area on the ‘Booty Loop,’ and is a 24-hour event where walkers and cyclists ride and walk on a closed loop for 24 hours to benefit cancer treatment and research. Fairway of the Carolinas’ Fairway Street Team included both walkers and cyclists who worked together to log miles at the event in an effort to change the course of cancer. Fairway of the Carolinas also had a tent on the loop where... Read More »

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August Mortgage News Roundup

The Queen City is considered a top spot for those who are starting out in their career, and Concord is gaining a large, new home community. Realtors in the Cape Fear region are interested in determining what impact a recent chemical spill in the Cape Fear River is having on local real estate, and Charleston is on its way to becoming a new technology hub. Here are some of the stories we are watching:   Charlotte Is No. 2 in the ‘10 Best Cities to Launch a Career’ Realtor.com released its recommendation of where the best metro areas are for... Read More »


August Happy Homebuyers

We are excited for our happy homebuyers this week at Fairway of the Carolinas! The Shapiro Team helped Jordan M. purchase a home in York, SC. Josh Byrd with Allen Tate served as both the seller’s and buyer’s agent and Brice Law Firm, LLC helped to close the transaction. Lisa Marie is thrilled for Jordan and his family. She shared, “Jordan was such an enjoyable borrower and we were grateful to work with him. He looked for a long time and finally found the house that worked best for him and his family. His agent Josh did a fabulous job... Read More »


July Mortgage News Review

Housing prices across the nation and in the Charlotte region continue to rise. The Charlotte real estate market is being redefined, and the real estate market in Brunswick County experiences ongoing gains. Here are some of the stories we are watching: Home Prices Continue Six-Month High The latest figures released by the Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic have the national home price index increasing 5.6% in May. This is 3.2% higher as compared to July 2006 when it was at its peak. Similarly, the price index kept by the National Association of Realtors is also rising, although it has not reached... Read More »


Happy Carolina Homebuyers in July!

We are excited for our happy homebuyers this week at Fairway of the Carolinas! The Blondin Team assisted four families in the purchase of homes this week. First, they helped Robert and Grace purchase a home in Lancaster, SC. Jay Faulkenberry, Jr. with Heartland Realty served as the seller’s agent, Tammy Breisacher with Carolina Realty Experts / David Upchurch Real Estate served as the buyer’s agent, and Trimnal & Myers, LLC helped to close the transaction.  The Blondin Team enjoyed working with Robert and Grace. They shared, “What a great young couple Robert & Grace are! They were on every... Read More »


July Mortgage News Roundup

Low housing inventory is contributing to increased home sale prices, and 11 ZIP codes in the Charlotte area are considered a wise real estate investment. The Charlotte region is one of the most attractive real estate markets in the nation, and Cabarrus County is experiencing a housing boom. Here are some of the stories we are watching: Lack of Inventory Creates Challenging Housing Market The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association reported that 4,719 homes sold in the Charlotte region during June, which is a 3.8% drop from last year at the same time. Another key point is that even though homes... Read More »