The following contribution is by Beth Prochaska, FM Lending Mortgage Consultant based out of our Fonville Morisey Inside the Beltline Sales Office. Thanks, Beth!

2716 Montgomery St Durham FMRealtyNow is a great time for First Time Homebuyers! Through the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, if you do not own a home and make $85,000 or less, you can qualify for down payment assistance. The down payment loan is interest free and forgiven if you live in your home for 15 years.

Additionally, there are many loan programs that allow a gift from a family member to help with the closing costs of a loan. The minimal amount of money you will need up front when making an offer on a home is $1500 for earnest money and due diligence fees and approximately $550 for a home inspection. Parents can gift you this money if necessary.

At FM Lending, we offer a number of loan programs for First Time Homebuyers and we also are approved to originate the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency loans with down payment assistance.  The link will take you to the website to learn more about these wonderful programs.

Contact your FM Lending Mortgage Consultant TODAY to answer any questions and get pre-approved to buy your first home!

Image of 2716 Montgomery Street in Durham courtesy of Image current at time of publishing.


The Spring home buying season is in full swing in the Triangle. Once again, we’ve planned our annual Open House event where Triangle home buyers can tour OVER 100 of the homes our Agents have for sale. So, plan well!

This year’s event takes place THIS Sunday, April 19th from 2-5pm.

Fonville Morisey Open House Event 2015

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, emptying the nest, transferring into our community, or moving across town, we believe there is a home listed for sale that’s just for you! Please take a look at our inventory and start planning.

If you’ve got a question on mortgage rates and options, contact one of our FM Lending Mortgage Consultants as well. They’ll help you get approved for a loan that fits your budget!

‘Tis the Season! Now is the time to buy as mortgage interest rates remain at historic lows.

Got a question? We’ll be happy to help! Just contact your Fonville Morisey Sales Associate today.

We hope to see many of YOU on Sunday. Happy House Hunting!


Fonville Morisey Agents Celebrate 25 Plus Years!

April 15, 2015

And you thought 20 years was an accomplishment! Today, we celebrate those have been with Fonville Morisey for 25 years or more. Listen as they tell us why they chose to have a career with Fonville Morisey. Why Fonville Morisey? Mella Pool of the highly successful Pool-Hamilton Team out of our Fonville Morisey Falls office […]

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Fonville Morisey Agents Celebrate 20 Plus Years!

April 14, 2015

In our on-going celebration of our agents and their commitment to having a successful career with Fonville Morisey, we celebrate those who have been with us for 20 PLUS years…and that’s quite an accomplishment! Listen to what some of them have to say about being associated with Fonville Morisey. Why Fonville Morisey? “I have been […]

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Fonville Morisey Agents Celebrate 15 Years Plus – Part 2!

April 10, 2015

Continuing our celebration of those who have chosen their careers with Fonville Morisey, here is Part 2 from our 15 Years Plus group! Why Fonville Morisey? “There is no other place that I would rather work. Fonville Morisey trains its agents well, respects us for the work we do, and gives us all the opportunities […]

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Fonville Morisey Agents Celebrate 15 Plus Years – Part 1!

April 8, 2015

In the next installment celebrating the longevity of our Fonville Morisey family members, those who have chosen to maintain their career with our brokerage, we celebrate those who have been with us for 15+ years. Just like with our 10+ celebration, we had so many that wished to explain why they chose Fonville Morisey that […]

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Fonville Morisey Agents & Managers Celebrate 10 Plus Years – Part 2!

April 3, 2015

Earlier this week, we shared some fantastic testimonials from our Agents and Managers sharing the many reasons why they have continued their real estate career at Fonville Morisey. Since the group of “10 plus years” is so large, we had to split up their testimonials into two posts. Please continue reading – Why Fonville Morisey? […]

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Help Us Give Breast Cancer the Boot! Fonville Morisey Fundraises for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

April 2, 2015

by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director According to, in 2015 there will be almost 300,000 new cases of Breast Cancer in women and nearly 60,000 new cases in men in the United States. There is still not a cure for this disease and considering it affects so many of us – ourselves, our […]

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Fonville Morisey Agents & Managers Celebrate 10 Plus Years – Part 1!

April 1, 2015

Each February, Fonville Morisey hosts an Awards Breakfast celebrating the accomplishments of our Fonville Morisey family. Whether Sales Associates, Managers, FM Lending Loan Officers, etc. it’s the one day a year we gather together to thank them for all they do for their clientele and celebrate their accomplishments. This year, Mother Nature prevented us from […]

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REALTOR Tip: Create an Entryway Even if You Don’t Have One

March 27, 2015

With over 14,000 homes for sale in the Triangle real estate market as the spring season has begun, undoubtedly these home sellers are constantly ensuring their home is “ready for show”. Whether it’s because the professional photographer will be coming soon to take new (or updated) pictures of their property or their agent has an […]

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