New Home Construction in the Luxury Home Market April’s Focus for the Luxury Home Marketing Group

The Raleigh-based Luxury Home Marketing Group focused on advising new home buyers on their options to finance, during April’s networking meeting.

“Our exclusive marketing partner, Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800) outlined developments in a key loan type for those building in the $750,000 and up market” said LHMG President Linda Craft. “The construction-to permanent loan offers a one-stop lending option to carry our clients from home construction through move-in to occupancy.”

Towne Mortgage’s Denise Beatty and Chris Whitaker reviewed details of the construction to permanent loan during the meeting.

The group also offered condolences to the family LHMG member Ginger Rogers who recently passed away following a brief illness.

April’s tour of Luxury Homes featured estate-style homes represented by Mollie Owen (2419 Anderson Drive, Inside the Beltline, Raleigh), Ida Terbet (3715 Lassiter Mill, Inside the Beltline, Raleigh), Linda Craft (7124 North Ridge Drive, North Ridge Raleigh), Shawn Britt (6040 Over Hadden Court, Chatsworth, Raleigh), and Linda Bird Kolarov, (1516 Consett Court, Stonemoor, Raleigh). The Luxury Home Marketing Group website includes profiles of every member, and a home-search feature for homes in the estate-home marketplace (http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com/search).

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Linda Craft at 919-235-6300. Visit the LHMG blog,https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details.

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 Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Teams, REALTORS®, Vice-President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Secretary: Kimberly Conroy, Coldwell Banker HPW, Treasurer Shawn Britt of Realty World-Triangle Living and Past-President Kathy Beacham, Coldwell Banker HPW. Members include Linda Bird Kolarov, Steina DeAndrade, Deborah Nance, Lindsay Taylor, Becky Davis, Ida Terbet , Mary Edna Williams, Molly Owen, Leslie Young and Gail Perry.

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Meeting the Demands of an Increasingly Active Market March’s Focus for the Luxury Home Marketing Group

The Raleigh-based Luxury Home Marketing Group focused on matching home seller’s needs to home buyer’s demands during March’s networking meeting

“Our exclusive marketing partner, Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800) briefed us on developments in the mortgage marketplace” said LHMG President Linda Craft. “Part of our organization’s strength is having market research and ongoing education like this to help us deliver the best possible service to our clients.”

Towne Mortgage’s Denise Beatty discussed how increased demand for Adjustable Rate Mortgages and Jumbo loans is impacting the $750,000 and up marketplace, which is the focus of the Luxury Home Marketing Group’s expertise. “These loans earned a bad reputation during the housing-bubble,” said Beatty. “However, for borrowers who have great credit in the estate-home marketplace, they are an extraordinary option for a great home.”

The group brushed up on the use of social media to enhance their relationships with clients in a presentation by Cameron Knowles of Cameron Knowles Creative Services, a Durham-based media consultant. The team focused on engaging more frequently through their Blog, Facebook and Pinterest accounts.

March’s tour of Luxury Homes featured an estate-style home represented by Lindsay Taylor (11215 Empire Lakes Drive, Brier Creek, Raleigh). The Luxury Home Marketing Group website includes profiles of every member, and a home-search feature for homes in the estate-home marketplace (http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com/search).

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Linda Craft at 919-235-6300. Visit the LHMG blog,https://luxuryhomemarketinggroup.wordpress.com, website, http://www.luxuryhomemarketinggroup.com, and Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lhmgraleigh/) for more details.