JAMESTOWN - Courtesy Title, which has been serving the county for years, has a new home on U.S. 127 beside the new South Kentucky RECC headquarters.
Sally and Joel Pike said they had to expand into new offices after outgrowing the space they shared with their partners Don Byrom and Mathew DeHart.
While doing so they added a new service, home mortgages.
Ray Mortgage is the service they added to offer fixed rate secondary market home loans to people in this area, from several national lenders.
Sally said they opened their new office in November after an extensive renovation of the stone house beside the Mini-Indy golf course and race-cart track.
“We thought it would be simple but it ended up being a total makeover,” Joel said.
Mathew added. “It was a lot of work but it turned out real good.”
Joel explained that they had hoped to simply remodel but they ended up gutting the building and even having to replace some structural members.
Joel said he entered the title business in 1989 and his wife joined him in 1997 before they opened their partnership with the law firm in 2002.
In addition to offering a full range of title work and escrow services for home buyers and sellers both locally and out of state, the addition of the mortgage business allows them to offer fixed rate loans from 10 to 40 years in term, Joel said.
Sally said they work with both local lenders and national mortgage companies in both their title and mortgage services.
Joel added that the time is ripe for home buyers given the present market both for homes and for mortgages.
“Rates are very low,” he said.
They added that they expect the local market to be more energetic after last year’s scare over the lowered lake levels.
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