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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.
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.”
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.”
Voice of the TarHeels
Branching Out – How to Celebrate Arbor Day
Trees are amazing living things.
They can live for hundreds of years, they can grow under all kinds of extreme conditions and they quietly cleanse CO2 from our atmosphere and provide us with oxygen.
They sway in the breeze, freeze in the winter and offer us welcome shade on a hot summer’s day. Trees give us everything from a perch for our childhood clubhouse to the wood in our pencils to the heat in our fireplace.
We should celebrate trees every day of the year, but the official holiday to honor these leafy wonders is Arbor Day.
The name Arbor Day comes from the Latin word “arbor” which means tree.
This holiday is dedicated to the planting and care of trees and it originated in Nebraska in 1872.
The holiday is observed in the springtime and the date changes according to the suitable planting conditions. In 2012, Arbor Day will be held on April 27th.
Here are a few ideas of what you can do on Arbor Day:
Get Some Sunshine For Cheaper: Budget Beach Destinations
Although winter snow can be lovely, there comes a point after your hands have gone numb from scraping the ice from your windshield and your back is sore from shoveling, when you wish that you could just lie back on a hammock under a palm tree and soak up some sun for a change.
If your budget is a bit tight this year you might be thinking that a beach holiday to a warmer climate is outside of your price range.
However, there are many cheap and hot travel destinations that can be reached from the USA for a lot less than you might think.
Here are a few ideas:
It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!
The snow is starting to melt, the sun is starting to come out of hiding and the birds are starting to sing in the trees.
Soon the flower buds will begin to open and the grass will transform into a lush carpet of green.
Spring is on the way and this time of rebirth and renewal is a great time to give a “spring cleaning” to all aspects of your life. You might do a spring cleaning on your home every year, getting rid of clutter and brushing away the cobwebs.
However, have you ever thought about giving a metaphorical spring clean to your lifestyle?
Taking some time to spring clean your life can help you eliminate old stresses, set new goals and approach the summer feeling fresh and energized.
Celebrating National Volunteer Month
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?
Volunteering is the art of giving your labor or expertise for free and many charities and local programs could not exist without the help of volunteers.
This month is the time to think about how you can give some of your time and efforts away to help your community.
How to Keep Your Car Organized
Your car is your important mode of transport between point A and B, but if you are like many people you might also be in the habit of using it as a trash can on wheels.
Are you embarrassed when you offer someone else a ride in your vehicle because of the detritus of empty bottles, pieces of paper and food wrappers that litter the floor?
If you have children, do you have to clear an entire army of toys and stuffed animals from the back seat before anyone can sit down?
If your car is becoming a disaster zone, here are some tips for regaining control of the clutter.
Exploring the Historical Sites of Puerto Rico
The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has a long and fascinating history. Because it is located right in the middle of the “New World” it has been a target of conquest for many centuries.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493, on his second voyage of discovery. It was later settled by the Spanish explorer known as Ponce de Leon and was under possession by the Spanish for over 400 years.
At the end of the Spanish American war, the island of Puerto Rico became United States territory due to the Treaty of Paris.
There are many battlements and fortifications throughout Puerto Rico, built to protect the island from its many invaders.
These are very interesting places on the island that reveal fascinating stories about the past. Here are some of the best historical sites:
How to Avoid the Awkward Moment When You Forget Someone’s Name
Dale Carnegie, author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” said that a person’s name is the “sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
Whether in a business networking situation or a friendly party, being able to remember people’s names is an important skill for your career and your social life.
Here are a few tips for cementing those names in your memory so that you never have to be embarrassed again:
Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund
If you are expecting a large tax refund this year, what will you do with it?
It might be tempting to spend this large windfall on shopping, eating out and other fun things.
However, a tax refund is also an opportunity to gain some financial headway and set you up in a better situation for the future.
Here are a few smart ways to use your tax refund this year: