Luxury Home Marketing Group October Focus: Homes Tour

Raleigh’s Luxury Home Marketing Group focused on Raleigh-area homes in October.

October’s homes toured include: 2007 Avery Drive, The Oaks at Fallon Park, Raleigh, represented by Kimberly Conroy; 6577 Wakefalls Drive, Wakefield Estates, Wake Forest and 12517 Tuscan Lake Road, Tuscan Lake, Raleigh, represented by Shawn Britt.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Group’s marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

 

 

Luxury Home Marketing Group September Focus: Valued Partnerships & Value to Clients

Raleigh’s Luxury Home Marketing Group reviewed connections and information from their valued partnerships during their September meeting and tour. The group’s partners span several industries related to Realtors and Real Estate.

“We have nearly a dozen partners we interact with regularly,” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “Our partners share their experiences with us from their various career paths. They’ve become great resources for our members and help us deliver unique services to the group’s luxury home clients.”

LHMG’s 2015 partners include: Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS#51213); Horsley Law; California Closets; Midtown Shutter; Yardology; Bob Watral, Ameriprize Financial; RDC Services; Neuwave Audio Visual and Help Me Rhonda Interiors.

September’s homes toured include: 1117 Falls Bridge Drive, Carlyle, Raleigh, represented by Mary Edna Williams; 11005 Soco Gap Court and 11201 Jonas Ridge Lane, Linville, Raleigh, represented by Shawn Britt; 8409 Society Place, Madison Park, represented by Lindsay Taylor.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Group’s marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

Luxury Home Marketing Group August Focus: Consumer Protection Rules and the Luxury Home Market

(Raleigh) – Raleigh’s Luxury Home Marketing Group focused on upcoming rules changes which may affect home buyers and sellers, starting this October.

“The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a series of new rules for homebuyers and sellers, beginning this fall,” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “We share information about regulation changes like this as part of our ongoing education among our membership. It’s one of the advantages we deliver to our clients, via the Luxury Home Marketing Group.”

Denise Beatty of Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS#51213) outlined the details of the proposed changes. She briefed members on the rules, and indicated that while they were new regulations, they were unlikely to cause closing delays. The members discussed how important it is to have a close relationship with their staff and closing attorneys to ensure a smooth closing process.

August’s homes tour included the following homes: 2109 Mountain High Road, Wakefield, Wake Forest, represented by Linda Bird Kolarov, and 1020 Dickinson Circle, Chatsworth, Raleigh, represented by Kathy Beacham.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Group’s marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

Luxury Home Marketing Group July Focus: Networking & New Luxury Home Opportunities

(Raleigh) – Raleigh’s Luxury Home Marketing Group looks forward to touring a new luxury neighborhood next year in North Raleigh. LHMG member Leslie Young introduced the new exclusive community Avalaire, to the membership, as the exclusive listing agent.

“One of the strengths we bring to our clients is opportunities like this,” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “Leslie briefed us to the Avalaire community. It features lot sizes from .75 to 2+ acres, and home prices starting at one million dollars. We look forward to touring homes within Avalaire, and sharing this unique opportunity now with our home buyers.”

Denise Beatty of Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS#51213) shared an update on new regulations for integrated mortgage disclosures (TRID), and new Fannie Mae mortgage guidelines for REALTORS® as part of the group’s continuing education.

July’s tour included the following homes: 1417 Ballyclare Court, Crossmoor, Raleigh represented by Linda Craft; 2429 Kirks Ridge Drive, Raleigh represented by Mary Edna Williams; 3909 Stratford Court, Lakestone, Raleigh represented by Mollie Owen and 6701 Green Hollow Court, Wakefield Estates, Raleigh represented by Ida Terbet.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Groups marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

Luxury Home Marketing Group June Focus: Prepping Clients for New Home Loan Closing Procedures in 2015

Continuing education is a core value for members of the Raleigh-based Luxury Home Marketing Group. June’s meeting focused on a presentation from Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS#51213) detailing new mortgage disclosures that will be impacting the real estate closing process.

“At our heart, we are a networking group,” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “Continuing education is critical to the advantage we provide. We represent clients selling homes in the $750,000 range and higher. Sessions like this provide the most updated information possible to buyers and sellers in this segment of the Real Estate marketplace, while helping them maximize the value in their transactions.

Denise Beatty of Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas detailed the new mortgage disclosures and closing procedure-changes, for loan applications taking on or after October 3rd. These new integrated mortgage disclosures are all in an effort to help the consumer “Know before they Owe.” These new changes may increase the amount of time necessary to close residential real estate transactions.

June’s tour included the following homes: 1004 Chagford Way, Devon, Raleigh represented by Kimberly Conroy; 1118 Baslow Brook Court, Chatsworth, Raleigh, represented by Linda Bird Kolarov; 6833 MacTavish Way, MacTavish, Raleigh, represented by Linda Craft; 8816 Valentine Court, Richmond Hills, Raleigh, represented by Lindsay Taylor.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Group’s marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

LHMG Focus – Impact of New Regulations on the Luxury Home Marketing Place

Continuing education is a core value for members of the Raleigh-based Luxury Home Marketing Group. June’s meeting focused on a presentation from Town Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS#51213) detailing new rules for loans ahead of closing transactions.

“At our heart, we are a networking group,” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “Continuing education is critical to the advantage we provide our clients. We represent people selling homes in the $750,000 range and higher. Sessions like this provide the most updated information possible to buyers and sellers in this segment of the Real Estate marketplace, while helping them maximize the value in their transactions.

Denise Beatty of Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas detailed the closing procedure-changes, for loan applications taking place beginning August 1st or later. The program goes by the slogan “Know before you Owe”, and may delay closings past the current industry target of 45 days.

June’s tour included the following homes: 1004 Chagford Way, Devon, Raleigh represented by Kimberly Conroy; 1118 Baslow Brook Court, Chatsworth, Raleigh, represented by Linda Bird Kolarov; 6833 MacTavish Way, MacTavish, Raleigh, represented by Linda Craft; 8816 Valentine Court, Richmond Hills, Raleigh, represented by Lindsay Taylor.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Group’s marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

Luxury Home Marketing Group April Focus: Homes in North Raleigh

The Raleigh-based Luxury Home Marketing Group focused on homes in North Raleigh during their April gathering.

“This area of Wake County includes some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in our market,” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “Our meeting and tour focused on homes north of I-540, including the neighborhoods of The Moorlands, Crossmoor, Swan’s Mill, Devon and Wakefield. These communities are among the most dynamic in the Estate Home Marketplace, with increased interest & activity in home sales.”

LHMG Past President Linda Craft shared details of a luxury broker she shadowed in Austin Texas. Board members compared and contrasted methods used by a group similar to the Luxury Home Marketing Group.

The board reviewed a presentation by Denise Beatty of Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS#512138), of an extended rate lock program to assist borrowers in securing a rate. “This is an ideal program for buyers who are building a new home,” said Beatty. “The program allows a rate-lock for up to 6 or 12 months and a float-down if the market warrants.”

Additionally, board members were proud to support a fundraiser for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), hosted by board member Kathy Beacham’s daughter, Shae.

April’s tour included the following homes: 1005 Salcomb Lane, Devon, Raleigh represented by Ida Terbet; 1213 Dorleath Court, Crossmoor, represented by Linda Craft; 1329 Caistor Lane, The Moorlands, Raleigh, represented by Kimberly Conroy; 12200 Lockhart Lane, Swan’s Mill, Raleigh, represented by Shawn Britt; 12416 Richmond Run Drive, Wakefield, Raleigh, represented by Kathy Beacham.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Jill Rekuc at 919-389-0555. Visit the LHMG blog, https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details. The Luxury Home Marketing Group’s marketing partner is Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Vice-President Linda Bird Kolarov, Secretary Deborah Nance Treasurer, Lindsay Taylor and Past-President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®. Members include Kathy Beacham, Shawn Britt, Kimberly Conroy, Steina DeAndrade, Ida Terbet, Mary Edna Williams, Mollie Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.