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The Robby Oakes team remains North
Carolina’stop 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

Should You Go to The Gym When You Are Sick?

If you are dedicated to a fitness routine, it can be really frustrating when getting sick derails your healthy habits.

So what should you do when you had planned to go for a workout but are not feeling so well?

Some experts state that moderate exercise can actually improve the symptoms of a mild cold and will help you feel better quicker.

However, if you are too sick to go to the gym you also risk wearing out your body when you really should be devoting your energy to recuperating, and this can make a simple sickness last much longer than it should.

Also, gyms are communal environments with lots of opportunities to spread germs, so is it really bad etiquette to be coughing and sneezing all over the equipment?

The Importance of Paying Yourself First

If you are like most other average Americans you will have a list of bills that you have to pay every month, such as rent, cable, internet, cell phone, water, electricity and much more.

If you were to list each of these monthly expenses in order of importance, which would be number one?

The answer is……

How to Make Friends When You Move Somewhere New

When you first move to a new town or a new country, it can be quite lonely.

Whether you are moving for adventure, a job, or other reasons, it’s hard to leave your social network behind and start again.

Developing friendships takes time and it will be several months before you feel fully connected with your new community.

However, there are some things that you can do to make forming friendships in your new home easier.

Here are a few important tips to remember about making friends when you move:

How to Reduce Your Expenses During Retirement

You have worked hard for most of your adult life and the day has come that you will retire and enjoy the freedom of your golden years.

You might take up a hobby, volunteer, or just enjoy working in your garden and socializing with your friends.

If you have been planning ahead and contributing to your retirement fund, you will likely have a nest egg built up which will help you support yourself once you leave your job.

However, it is important to keep your expenses down when you are retired so that your spending won’t outgrow your savings.

If you can reduce your outgoing costs during your retirement years, you can stretch out your savings fund for longer and not have to worry about running out of money.

Here are a few ways that you can reduce your expenses during your retirement:

Tips for the Best Fourth of July Picnic Ever

The Fourth of July, otherwise known as Independence Day, is the federal holiday in the USA which celebrates the Declaration of Independence.

On July 4th, 1776 this was the document which declared America as independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Traditionally Independence Day is commemorates with fireworks, parades, carnivals, outdoor concerts, ceremonies and of course, family picnics.

If you are planning a picnic for this Independence Day, here are some tips for making it the best outdoor feast ever!

What Your Dog Can Teach You About Being Healthy

There is a lot that man’s best friend can teach you about leading a long and healthy life, namely in their enthusiasm for exercise and their loyalty to others.

Weird and Wonderful Holidays in the Month of July

Independence Day might be the most well known holiday in July, but did you know that this month also contains many other fun and quirky celebrations?

Here are some of the strangest holidays in the month of July:

Smart Tips for Beginning Investors

So you have reached the point where you have some money in savings that you want to keep for the long term future.

However, you realize that putting it in your run of the mill savings account will likely result in its compound interest rates barely keeping up with inflation.

You are willing to accept a little bit more risk in return for a higher reward and you are interested in investing in the stock market.

Investing can be intimidating for the beginner and there is a lot to learn about the world of stocks and bonds.

Here are a few things to remember when you are first starting out:

The Best Summer Camping Spots in the USA

Summer is on its way and the warm weather means that thousands of families across the USA will be bringing out their tents, tarps, folding chairs, camping stoves, fishing rods, and sleeping bags.

The summer camping holiday is somewhat of an American family tradition which is celebrated on every long weekend and school break of the year.

There is nothing quite like the experience of eating hot dogs roasted over an open fire, making smores, telling ghost stories and falling asleep in the peaceful silence of the forest.

Camping is a great way to spend a holiday with your family. Camping sites are cheaper than motels, you can cook your own food and the kids will love playing in the forest and swimming in the lake.

Camping can also be a romantic way to spend a getaway with your sweetheart, as you take scenic walks together and cuddle by a roaring fire.

If you are planning on taking a camping trip this year, here are some of the very best camping spots in the USA where you can enjoy the best of the outdoors: