Preferred Mortgage Lender

raleigh-lender-billBill Sessoms, a Raleigh, NC native, began his mortgage banking career in 1990 after graduating from East Carolina University with a BSBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance.  Over the last twenty plus years Bill has originated over $400,000,000 in residential mortgages.  Bill has expertise in VA, FHA, USDA, Conventional and Jumbo financing.

“Recognizing a lack of competitive alternatives for consumers led me to start Residential Mortgage Advisors, LLC in 2011.  With the mortgage and real estate market meltdown in 2008, there became a void of competitive alternatives in residential lending as originators, brokers and mortgage banks went out of business.  Due to the regulatory environment and reduced competition, the megabanks became the primary source of residential lending for consumers. This led to huge profit margins for these megabanks while service levels worsened. Residential Mortgage Advisors, LLC (RMA) fills this void with the most experienced originators and staff, paired with the most experienced wholesale lenders and technology which allow RMA to offer the lowest rates with the highest levels of service….. Better Rates. Better Service.”

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5711 Six Forks Rd., Suite 308
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-890-3057
Fax: 919-890-3058

Q:  How do I know how much house I can afford?

A:  Generally speaking, you can purchase a home with a value of two or three times your annual household income. However, the amount that you can borrow will also depend upon your employment history, credit history, current savings and debts, and the amount of down payment you are willing to make. You may also be able to take advantage of special loan programs for first time buyers to purchase a home with a higher value. Give us a call, and we can help you determine exactly how much you can afford.

Q:  What is the difference between a fixed-rate loan and an adjustable-rate loan?

A:  With a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate stays the same during the life of the loan. With an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the interest changes periodically, typically in relation to an index. While the monthly payments that you make with a fixed-rate mortgage are relatively stable, payments on an ARM loan will likely change. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of mortgage, and the best way to select a loan product is by talking to us.

Q:  How is an index and margin used in an ARM?

A:  An index is an economic indicator that lenders use to set the interest rate for an ARM. Generally the interest rate that you pay is a combination of the index rate and a pre-specified margin. Three commonly used indices are the One-Year Treasury Bill, the Cost of Funds of the 11th District Federal Home Loan Bank (COFI), and the London InterBank Offering Rate (LIBOR).

Q:  How do I know which type of mortgage is best for me?

A:  There is no simple formula to determine the type of mortgage that is best for you. This choice depends on a number of factors, including your current financial picture and how long you intend to keep your house. Residential Mortgage Advisors LLC can help you evaluate your choices and help you make the most appropriate decision.

Q:  What does my mortgage payment include?

A:  For most homeowners, the monthly mortgage payments include three separate parts:

  • Principal: Repayment on the amount borrowed
  • Interest: Payment to the lender for the amount borrowed
  • Taxes & Insurance: Monthly payments are normally made into a special escrow account for items like hazard insurance and property taxes. This feature is sometimes optional, in which case the fees will be paid by you directly to the County Tax Assessor and property insurance company.


Q:  How much cash will I need to purchase a home?

A:  The amount of cash that is necessary depends on a number of items. Generally speaking, though, you will need to supply:

  • Earnest Money: The deposit that is supplied when you make an offer on the house
  • Down Payment: A percentage of the cost of the home that is due at settlement
  • Closing Costs: Costs associated with processing paperwork to purchase or refinance a house