November 12, 2018

Are you visiting our area? Looking for kid friendly and/or pet friendly places to go? Do you like listening to live music, dining, outdoor yoga or participating in a 5K? Then try the Rocky Mount Mills, they offer all of the above and more.

November 6, 2018

Where do I start on saving for a down payment on a home? First, determine how much home you can afford, your total down payment, bank expenses in conjunction with the loan, closing costs, inspections, insurance, etc.

July 15, 2016

One of Life's Biggest Investments

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part.

1. Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church—you engage in regularly and stores you vis...

July 1, 2016

Put Your Best Foot Forward

1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs.

2. Have...

June 15, 2016

Be Sure to Consider All the Costs

Not only does owning a home give you a haven for yourself and your family, it makes great financial sense, too.

This calculation assumes a 28 percent income tax bracket. If your bracket is higher, your savings will be, too.

Rent: ________...

June 1, 2016

One of Life's Biggest Investments

1.  A real estate transaction is complicated. In most cases, buying or selling a home requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page government-mandated settlement statement...

May 15, 2016

Working with a Trusted Advisor

It’s important to understand what legal responsibilities your real estate salesperson has to you and to other parties in the transactions. 

Ask your salesperson to explain what type of agency relationship you have with him or her and with t...

May 1, 2016

What type of mortgage should you get?

Check local mortgage loan limits at The Mortgage Reports.

April 15, 2016

You Have to Be a Good Detective

No home is flawless, but certain physical problems can be expensive. Watch for:

1. Water leaks.  Look for stains on ceilings and near the baseboards, especially in basements or attics.

2. Shifting foundations.  Look for large cracks along t...

April 1, 2016

A Little Goes a Long Way

1. Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.

2. Wash your windows and screens to let m...

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I hope you find this resource center to help you as you are buying a home, selling a home, or looking for more information about mortgages. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kathy Akers, CRS, GRI, SFR

District Director/Broker-In-Charge

Fathom Realty NC LLC

NC License #235952

Rocky Mount, NC  27804

Email: akersbroker@suddenlink.net

Mobile:   (252) 266-4038

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