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Luxury Home Marketing Group January Focus: Low Interest Rates And the Elite Home Market

The Raleigh-based Luxury Home Marketing Group focused on benefits of the low-interest rate environment for home buyers & sellers, in the beginning of 2015. Board members discussed information about mortgage rate declines, and the volume of mortgage applications, as presented by marketing partner Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas (NMLS #214800).

“We keep a close eye on mortgage interest rates for our clients in the $750,000 and greater marketplace” said LHMG President Jill Rekuc. “Every quarter of a percent of change translates into thousands of dollars saved over the lifetime of a mortgage, or may help buyers afford a bigger mortgage and home.”

Towne Mortgage of the Carolina’s Denise Beatty also discussed how the organization’s Homeownership 101 program can work with borrowers to improve their credit scores ahead of the mortgage-application process, delivering possible benefits like lower interest rates or mortgage insurance premiums.

January’s tour of homes included properties at 3313 Darien Drive, Raleigh (Inside the Beltline) represented by Mary Edna Williams; 6581 Wakefalls Drive, Wake Forest (The Estates at Wakefield) represented by Linda Craft and 1713 Talbot Ridge, Wake Forest (The Estates at Wakefield) represented by Linda Bird Kolarov.

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,, website,, and Pinterest board ( 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 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

3313 Darien Drive, Raleigh Provincial Style
3313 Darien Drive, Raleigh Inside the Beltline
Represented by Mary Edna Williams
6581 Wakefalls Drive, Wake Forest

Beautiful Bedroom
6581 Wakefalls Drive, Wake Forest, The Estates at Wakefield
Represented by Linda Craft

1713 Talbot Ridge, Wake Forest


Plenty of Property!
1713 Talbot Ridge, Wake Forest, The Estates at Wakefield
Represented by Linda Bird Kolarov