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The Robby Oakes team remains North
Carolina’s top choice for new mortgages.

We are proud to announce that Robby and his team have been named the #1 Purchase Lender in North Carolina for the fourth year in a row.
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“This accolade is significant to Robby and his entire team because it highlights their focus oncustomer and realtor relationships; a core tenet of our business model since we started the company 22 years ago. Robby and his team continue to drive relationships and increase our customer expectations.”

- JEREMY SALEMSON   |  CEO, CORPORATE INVESTORS MORTGAGE GROUP, INC.

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About Us

Robby Oakes, Managing Director, NMLS#91606

In 2012- 2017, Robby was named to The Scotsmans Guide’s list of Top 50 Mortgage Loan Originators in the United States and #1 in NC. The Scotmans Guide list is the most comprehensive list of top Mortgage Originators in the nation. Robby was also ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 loan officers in 2015-2018 by Mortgage Executive Magazine and National Mortgage News.

Our Satisfied Clients

“It has been a pleasure to work with Robby Oakes and his staff at Corporate Investors Mortgage Group. Their professionalism, efficiency and knowledge of the mortgage industry made our transaction of buying a home in Chapel Hill very easy. We believe that they worked on our behalf and developed a mortgage package that was tailored to our needs.”

Bubba and Tina Cunningham
UNC Dir. of Athletics

“There’s a reason Robby tops all the lists; he delivers. The last thing one needs these days is funding issues interfering with a transaction. Robby and his team manage the process so it’s not a worry. Their service is impeccable. Combined with the rates he offers, the value is untouchable.”

Mark Zimmerman
Broker in Charge/Owner,
Re/Max Winning Edge

“When my wife Elizabeth and I were looking to refinance our home last year Robby Oakes and his team at Corporate Investors Mortgage Group were recommended to us by several people and they did not disappoint. Corporate Investors Mortgage Group made what could have been a confusing process a simple one for us and helped save us a lot of money as well. Robby and his team were professional, reliable and timely. We had a great experience and I’m confident you will, too.”

Jones Angell
Voice of the TarHeels

Will Missing Mortgage Payments Impact My FICO Score? Yes – and Here’s How

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably believe that one missed mortgage payment won’t have a noticeable impact on your FICO score. People get behind now and then, and besides, you’ve been faithfully making payments on time for years. How bad could it be?

S&P Case-Schiller Indices Report Record Rise in Home Prices

Home prices continued to rise at record rates in May according to S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. National home prices rose by 16.60 percent year-over-year in May as compared to 14.80 percent year-over-year price growth in April. The 10-City Home Price Index reported home prices rose 16.40 percent year-over-year and 1.90 percent month-to-month.

FHA Cash-Out Refinance – Are You Eligible?

If you have equity in your home, you may wonder how you can access it. You don’t want to sell your home, but you know you’ve earned a profit from it.

We have many options to secure your home’s equity, one of which is the FHA cash-out refinance. Unlike the FHA streamline refinance, you don’t have to be a current FHA borrower. As long as you meet the requirements below, you can use an FHA loan to cash into your home’s equity.

Homeownership And The American Dream: Is It Changing?

There are a few parts of American culture that people believe define this country. One element is the dream of homeownership. There is a strong belief that people need a place to call home. Therefore, since the dawn of this country, the government has tried to incentivize people to purchase a home. At the same time, there are some people who are looking at the younger generation, wondering if this American Dream is starting to change. Is homeownership still a part of the American Dream?

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 26, 2021

Last week’s economic reporting included readings from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, data on sales of new and previously-owned homes, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and jobless claims.

Taking A Closer Look At Affordability: Renting And Buying

There are many people who are looking at the housing market wondering if now is the time to make the jump from renting to owning. At the same time, is it more affordable to rent a home? Or, is it a smarter move to buy a home? Even though many people like the comfort of renting because it is someone else’s problem if something goes wrong, waiting too long to purchase a home could be costly. What are a few of the most important points people need to keep in mind when it comes to renting versus buying a home?

How to Plan for a Smooth Move-in

With all of the rigmarole that goes into packing up your old home and moving into the new one, there are a lot of details that can get lost in the mix. From cleaning up the old house to handing over the keys, there’s no shortage of small tasks that need to be completed. If you’ll soon be prepping for the exciting move into your next home, here are some ways to prepare yourself for this busy time.

The Pros and Cons of Mortgage Rate Locks

If you’re just jumping into the game of home purchasing, you are likely considering all of your loan options and may even have heard the term mortgage lock. For those who don’t like to gamble, a mortgage rate lock can offer a bit of reassurance, but there are also some downsides to this type of protection. Before signing off on this, here are the details on rate locks so you can make an informed decision.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 19, 2021

Last week’s scheduled economic reports included readings on inflation, Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, and the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.