FMREalty FMLending Approved

“What about the Dollar family’s loan? I know you mentioned from the start that there were some challenging credit issues to fix.”

The following is by Dan Shedrick, Mortgage Consultant with FM Lending based out of our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Office. He is joined by Martha Newport, Sales Associate with FM Chapel Hill. Together they take a satirical look at the difference between working with an FM Lending loan officer and another lender, especially one affiliated with a “big bank”.

With mortgage rates so low right now, it’s not only a GREAT time to buy in the Triangle; it’s also a great time to SELL your home.

Home buyers, get pre-approved for your loan by going through the process with your FM Lending Mortgage Consultant today.

Home sellers, talk to your Fonville Morisey Sales Associate to find out how much your home is worth and list it accordingly.

Either way, as 2014 comes to a close, let us help you make the best decision for you!


The following contribution is from our Jon Fletcher, Sales Associate out of our Fonville Morisey Highway 54 office in Durham. The entire post can be found on his blog at Thanks for sharing, Jon!

Get Out and Vote!

Voter Ballot Instructions via FlickrWhile voting itself can be an arduous process (the ballots are very long for this particular election – please make yourself aware of ALL of the races and issues that you’ll be voting on), there are some things that you can do to make the process easier. As a Precinct Judge, I’ve worked many elections, and here are some suggestions I have:

The first is to VOTE EARLY. In North Carolina, early voting starts on October 23rd and ends on November 1st. To find out where to “early vote” and the hours, go to and enter your County. Pretty simple! The best thing about early voting is that you can go to any early voting site, no matter where you live in that County. But you must stay in the County where you’re registered.

While you’re at the website, go to and enter your name and County, and you’ll find a multitude of information. The most important things here are your precinct, your polling place, and a Sample Ballot. On Election Day, you MUST vote at your precinct. In past elections, voters could vote a “provisional ballot” at a precinct that wasn’t their home precinct. I’m paraphrasing this, but the law now says that “provisional ballots” cast out of “convenience or necessity” (meaning not in your home precinct) will probably not be counted. Yet another reason to vote early – especially if it is difficult to get to your home precinct on Election Day.

To read more, including Jon’s 5 things that you’ll need to know for voting, whether you vote early or on Election Day, please visit the entire blog post on voting in 2014 at

Image of ballot instructions by Liz West on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons. All Rights Reserved.



Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Celebrates Its Agents!

October 16, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Office. Recently, they held an “Agent Appreciation Day” celebrating their Sales Associates and all they do for their clients and community. Kudos to all! Our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Associates work tirelessly all year long assisting their clients with the purchase or sale […]

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REALTOR Tip: Our 3 BEST Tips for Preventing Fire in the Home

October 8, 2014

It’s National Fire Prevention Week. Educators across the country are teaching the children in their charge all kinds of tips & tricks to prevent (or escape from) fires in their homes. Some schools bring in guest speakers or even one of the BIG fire trucks from their local fire department! Fire Prevention Week began as […]

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The Annual Parade of Homes is Here!

October 1, 2014

It’s that time of year when the various associations of new home builders around our Triangle community open up several of the homes they’ve built to the public for touring. This gives the building companies of these new homes a chance to showcase their product, but it also gives future (and current) home buyers an […]

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The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s #FoodBank24 24-Hour New MediaTelethon is Here!

September 25, 2014

As a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina we wanted to share our excitement for their annual event – #FoodBank24. On Friday, September 26th beginning at NOON until Saturday, September 27th at NOON, the Food Bank is hosting a one of a kind telethon – a new media […]

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Triangle Housing Market Watch: Current Contracts UP 17%

September 24, 2014

Around mid-month each month of the year, data for the Triangle housing market is released giving home sellers and home buyers in the communities we serve (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas) an idea of what the market looks like. News outlets such as the News and Observer and the Triangle Business Journal report […]

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In the Community: Celebrate With The North Carolina State Capitol Foundation on October 10th at Annual Oyster Roast

September 17, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Sharon Pelt, Vice President of Career Development with the Fonville Morisey Center for Real Estate Studies who is also a member of the Board of Directors for The North Carolina State Capitol Foundation. Here she shares a little history of our State Capitol building and invites our readers to […]

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10 Tips to Keep REALTORS Safe While on the Job

September 12, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Jan Pulley, Sales Associate with the Fonville Morisey Highway 54 office in Durham. She recently attended the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® safety seminar and shares the tips she learned as part of REALTOR® Safety Month. Thanks for sharing, Jan! I struggle with a healthy dose of fear in […]

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Fonville Morisey’s Beth Smoot – 2014 Finalist for REALTOR Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award

September 10, 2014

Real estate agents really know their communities…and we’re not just talking about the statistics on home sales or home prices either. In order to best serve their clients, they need to know their communities inside and out, backwards and forwards, and every way in between. Many of our Fonville Morisey Sales Associates spend time in […]

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