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According to the FBI, seniors lose more than $3 billion annually from financial exploitation. Millions of America’s seniors become victims of fraud each year and are the most targeted victims of this crime. The Georgia Division of Aging Services Adult...
Haven’t received your stimulus payment? In early March, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began issuing a third round of stimulus payments as part of the federal government’s coronavirus economic relief plan. Payments have been and are still being issued by...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2020 Media Contact: Raquel Cobb, Marketing Manager (706) 454-5275 [email protected] GREENSBORO – BankSouth has appointed Corinna Dahl as Retail Branch Manager of their downtown Greensboro branch. Dahl previously served as Universal Banker at...
Mortgage wire fraud occurs when a criminal impersonates a real estate closing firm, a lender, or a real estate agent and provides false wiring instructions to a borrower. The goal of this fraud is to have the funds wired directly...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2020 Media Contact: Raquel Cobb, Marketing Manager (706) 454-5275 [email protected] GREENSBORO – The BankSouth Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the BankSouth Citizenship Award and Scholarship. Each year, the Foundation...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 Media Contact: Susan Hancock Abshire Public Relations [email protected] (912)844-9549 GREENSBORO, Ga. - BankSouth, after considering direct survey feedback from customers, has reopened all branch lobbies during regular business hours while exercising strict...
Waiting to Buy Can Decrease Your Purchase Power In this uncertain real estate market, many buyers may be playing the waiting game when it comes to purchasing a home. There are advantages and disadvantages to this strategy. Waiting could mean...
If you're thinking about buying a new home soon, you've taken the first step to homeownership! Are you excited? You should be! Homeownership is an exciting journey. After all, the home you'll be in will be YOUR home, not your...
The Mortgage Bankers Association recently reported that home refinances are up 210% from last year's levels. Interest rates have a lot to do with that. After all, when rates drop, monthly housing payments can also decrease, potentially saving homeowners thousands...
The COVID-19 pandemic that has spread across the world has brought with it, not only concerns for our physical health, but also our financial health. According to the Labor Department, 1 in 5 Americans has lost a job or seen...
How Real Estate Attorneys are Making Closings Safe for Everyone During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in Georgia, the real estate and mortgage industries have made rapid changes in order to keep the market going during a difficult time. To keep our...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2020 Media Contact: Raquel Cobb, Marketing Manager (706) 454-5275 [email protected] GREENSBORO – Last week BankSouth launched its Paid with Purpose program to support locally owned restaurants in its markets during the coronavirus pandemic....
Why is April National Fair Housing Month? Beginning in April of 1968, National Fair Housing Month has been observed during the month of April. The Fair Housing Act gives all citizens of the United States equal rights to the sale,...
What You Need to Know FACTS • As part of the CARES Act, the federal government states that borrowers with loans owned, guaranteed, or insured by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and USDA can apply for forbearance for up...
We understand that there are many questions regarding the loan process during the COVID-19 crisis we are facing. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers that can be found below, and we will continue to update...
How to Lower Property Taxes with Homestead Exemption If you have recently closed on a home in the past calendar year, you are able to take advantage of a homestead exemption. A homestead exemption exempts a portion or a flat...
We have all seen the home improvement TV shows where the bathroom or kitchen gets an easy update in an hour or less, but when we try to do that in our own home, somehow a whole weekend goes by...
Sometimes you need something when you don't, and other times you think you don't need something when you do. That's why we made this list of documents that you may need in order to refinance your mortgage. Every refinance deal...
Sometimes you need something when you don't, and other times you think you don't need something when you do. That's why we made this list of documents that you may need in order to refinance your mortgage. Every refinance deal...
Get a Lower Rate, Take Cash Out of Equity, or Get Rid of PMI When you refinance a loan, you essentially replace the current loan with a new loan. There are a variety of reasons to go through this process,...
Gain a better plan rather than living paycheck-to-paycheck with your next mortgage Homeownership is a goal that most of us have. In order to make this dream come true, future homebuyers need to do some financial planning and budget their...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2020 Media Contact: Susan Hancock Abshire Public Relations [email protected] (912)844-9549   SAVANNAH, Ga. - BankSouth, a leading community bank continuously recognized as a top-performing bank in the country, is pleased to welcome Sean...
A renovation loan is a type of loan that borrowers can use to make renovations to their current or future home. It could mean turning a fixer-upper into the home of your dreams. Renovation loans can be taken out at...
What industry experts are predicting for Georgia mortgages in 2020 I think it's safe to say that 2019 has been a historical year when speaking about the mortgage and real estate markets. Several Georgia markets saw record-low interest rates on...