Absolutely, but not many lenders like to do them. I am trying to get one now in SC. Expect a very long process: 60-90 days to close. The broker will take probably 30 days to do his/her part...then it's another 30-60 day process with the actual bank. Unfortunately the second part was not disclosed to me. I thought I was 95% done when actually it's more like halfway.... more
Rebates are legal in 40 states. Some inexperienced brokers use the rebate to get an advantage so be careful of those that offer rebates being a lil' green in the field. Shop the rebate around until you come across a broker who is experienced and competent. Realtors will always tell you 50 reasons why a discount broker is less inferior but don't listen to their yada yada yada as 80% of them are clueless and are more trouble then their worth.
Don't move there, it's cold, not tropical, too many oak and pine trees so your car will get ruined. Cost of living is high and it's depressing. Move to Tampa Bay, it's so much nicer and affordable.... more