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Before Kick Off, You Can Cook Off

How will you be watching the game this year? No matter where you are, it’s likely that you’ll be surrounded by friends, fans and food! Every year before kickoff, our TowneBank Mortgage team gets together for the Annual Chili Cookoff. The competition gets pretty heated, and not just because the chili is spicy, and we’ve got talented chefs creating recipes too good not to share. Whether you enjoy it with cornbread, rice, noodles, or even serve [...]

January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Realtor’s Guide to Crushing your 2019 Resolution

Instead of piling on the ambitions from the get-go, why not try this New Year’s Resolution Monthly Challenge? Try to develop one good habit per month for the entire year, and see how it helps move your business forward! January- Get organized: Take the time to organize files and documents in your office and at home. Digitize as much as possible. Don’t forget to clean up and organize documents and files on your computer as well. It’s [...]

December 28th, 2018|

TowneBank Provides $200,000 in Grants for Florence Relief

TowneBank, which has banking, insurance, mortgage and other operations from the Outer Banks to Charlotte, North Carolina, has provided $200,000 in emergency assistance to three key entities working to help residents impacted by Tropical Storm Florence. They are: North Carolina Governor’s Relief Fund ($100,000) American Red Cross – Eastern North Carolina Chapter  ($50,000) Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina ($50,000) “We are fortunate that our company is able to quickly respond with funding to [...]

October 3rd, 2018|

All-American Recipes for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing for a day full of festivities! Independence Day is a day to celebrate all the freedoms we are afforded as Americans. No matter how you decide to celebrate this year, we hope you enjoy a day filled with fireworks, family, friends, and food! In honor of the holiday, we put together a few of our favorite easy, all-American summertime [...]

July 2nd, 2018|

Announcing HPW Towne Mortgage

June 4, 2018 For Immediate Release Raleigh, NC- North Carolina-based Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas and Coldwell Banker HPW are pleased to announce their joint venture as HPW Towne Mortgage, effective immediately. HPW Towne Mortgage, a subsidiary of TowneBank Mortgage, provides a variety of conventional, government-insured and niche mortgage products and programs to clients throughout the Triangle-area of North Carolina and beyond. The mortgage company produced over $157 million in residential loan volume in 2017. Under [...]

June 4th, 2018|

Events to Add to your Summer Bucket List

School’s almost out for summer, which means it’s time for some fun in the sun! No matter where you live, it’s always exciting to get out there and experience something new! So, whether you’re taking a road trip or enjoying a staycaction, here’s a resource list to help you plan your summer fun! Here's a list of some local's favorites in Hampton Roads: When What June 1-3 Patriotic Festival: A Celebration of our Military June [...]

June 1st, 2018|

Bill Weakley’s Big Break

When you ask Loan Officer Bill Weakley what led him to his career as a loan officer, the answer might surprise you. His initial search for a new job after a 15-year career in the restaurant industry began when he and his wife decided to start a family. But it wasn’t until the first ultrasound appointment when the doctor showed two heartbeats instead of one, that Bill knew he knew he had to make a change [...]

December 28th, 2017|Tags: , |

Tips to take your home to the next level this holiday season

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, full of parties, gifts, LOTS of food and, of course time spent with family and friends. As you prepare to host your loved ones this year, don’t panic! We’ve got a secret weapon. Here to help you transform any size space on a budget is Design Consultant Lorraine Carter with Summit Construction. Lorraine can make any room look like it’s straight from your Pinterest board dreams.  Right now, she’s working [...]

December 6th, 2017|

Are Homebuying Fears Haunting You?

Are home buying nightmares keeping you up at night? If so, then we have good news for you. Most first-time homebuyer fears are unfounded and completely avoidable! Sure—it can be downright scary making a decision as big as purchasing your first home. But don't let these fears spook you—they’re not as frightening as they seem! Fear Number 1. I don’t have enough money for a down payment. This fear is built upon the misconception that you [...]

October 31st, 2017|

TowneBank Mortgage Inspires Others to #LiveLikeBeth

On October 8, over 200 Towne employees gathered on the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach to “Stomp Out ALS” at the 10th annual JT Walk and Country Music Beach Party. The JT Walk is a charity event that raises proceeds to fund ALS research. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a degenerative motor neuron disease that reduces muscle functionality. The walk also raises money for community projects such as JT’s Grommet Island Beach Park & [...]

October 13th, 2017|

How To Prep Your Home For a Hurricane

Hurricanes are a major source of concern—not only for the health and wellbeing of your family and friends—but for your home as well. With heavy winds and long periods of rain, hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to your home. There are, however, preparations that can be made upfront that can save money and heartache in the long run. We spoke with Towne Insurance Agent Chandler Fulton, who gave us some great insight for during, and after [...]

September 8th, 2017|

TowneBank Mortgage Loan Officer Rides to Raise Autism Awareness

On July 28, Senior Loan Officer Maria Foster will participate in a bike ride from Washington DC to Dewey Beach, Delaware to raise awareness and money for autism. A total of over 100 grueling miles on a hot summer day and Maria couldn’t be more excited. “I signed up for the race back in April after hearing about it from a co-worker, and I’m excited to have my sons riding with me,” says Maria. This “Bike [...]

July 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream?

With Independence Day around the corner, we’re reflecting on what it means to be American. There is so much to be thankful for as we celebrate our freedom on the 4th—such as the dream that America was founded on. The American Dream stands for democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity, and equality. It is the idea that every American should have the same opportunity for success, and upward mobility for themselves and their family. An overwhelming majority of [...]

June 30th, 2017|

A Backyard Barbecue Fueled by TowneBank Mortgage Marketing

Last week, the marketing team at TowneBank Mortgage hosted an epic BBQ. From sliders, and snacks, to yard games and ice cold drinks, our party had all the ingredients for the perfect backyard bash. But, this was no ordinary cookout! Our event doubled as a creative networking event, focused on educating our sales people on the importance of video, social media, and content marketing in their marketing plans. Below are 5 digital marketing tips from [...]

May 12th, 2017|

Light the Fire: A Motivational Night to Remember

Calling all Richmond Area real estate agents! Lacking the motivation you need to take your sales to the next level? Join us on Thursday, February 9th for Light the Fire at the Salisbury Country Club for a motivational night with professional speaker Denise Ryan. At the event, Denise Ryan will share 6 critical steps to keep yourself motivated and fired up! It doesn’t matter what life throws your way—these six steps will keep you driven to make that million dollar sale.

January 30th, 2017|

About TowneTalk

We’re thrilled to debut our new, mobile-friendly blog! The TowneTalk blog is your new go-to source for mortgage and real estate industry news. At TowneBank Mortgage, we strive to educate our borrowers, and empower them to make smart financial decisions. Our blog is dedicated to that goal, and aims to inform readers by providing helpful mortgage advice, tips and best practices on home buying and homeownership.

January 9th, 2017|

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