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Here are a few quick tips to make your home loan approval even easier:

  • Do not apply for any new credit
  • Do not make any larges purchases with existing credit
  • Do not open any new credit cards
  • Do not make late payments
  • Do not move substantial amounts of assets funds among your accounts during the loan process
  • Do not change employment or job positions during the loan process and before closing on your home (employment verification can be done the day of closing before funds are transferred). 

It is important that you do not make any changes to your financial profile: Five days prior to your closing the lender is required to pull a “credit refresh” report. This action will not have any impact on your credit scores but will tell us if

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On this Veteran’s Day as we honor the men and women who have served this great nation of ours, it is our privilege to help those in the military also accomplish the dream of home ownership.  Broker, Karen Lambrinides, has become a Certified Military Residential Specialist.  You have had our backs, now we want to give back and have yours – we want to make sure you are getting the proper type of loan, getting a fair price on your new home and making sure all the structures are in place to make your home buying experience a smooth, structured transaction.  

This is just a small way we want to honor the men and women in the United States Military and their families for the service to our nation.  

Please contact Karen at 704-641-8404 or

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Welcome to the new and improved website!  We hope you are enjoying this new, updated, more tech savvy website with some of its new features, which include the mobile app, walk scores, map search, street views, birds eye view, chat with agent and your own dashboard to see favorite listings and saved searches and even messages from one of our agents.  

When out and about in Charlotte and want more info about a particular property you may have just driven by or see in the area – make sure to check out our mobile app as it allows you to see the information about the homes right on your phone.  

If you are out of town or don’t really know the area you can check out the walk score on any searched properties – just click on

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Did you know that only approx 5 – 6% of all Charlotte area real estate agents have the ABRdesignation? This designation is the Accredited Buyer Representative and is a two day class and few hundred bucks.  To use the designation you must have five closed transactions. Simple enough.   After reviewing the CMLS agents roster I gathered this “rough” data. Of 11,000 members less than 600 had taken the time to get more education to enable themselves to better serve their buyer clients.At Carolina Home Buyers Connection, every agent on our team is required to obtain the ABR designation. This designation has helped me and my partner Shirl Jacobsen close hundreds of transactions in the Charlotte region. The ABR designation, along with over 15 years of

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