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...

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...

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...

March 1, 2016

Understanding All the Fees Associated with Your Investment

The lender must disclose a good faith estimate of all settlement costs. A check to cover your closing costs will probably have to be a cashier’s check. 

The title company or other entity conducting the closing wi...

January 15, 2016

Making Your List and Checking It Twice

Be sure that:

  • Repairs you’ve requested have been made. Obtain copies of paid bills and any related warranties

  • All items that were included in the sale price—draperies, lighting fixtures—are still there

  • Screens and stor...

December 1, 2015

Avoid Problems in Advance

1. What are your qualifications? Are you a member of the American Association of Home Inspectors?

2. Do you have a current license? Inspectors are not required to be licensed in every state.

3. How many inspections of properties such as this do y...

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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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