JD Terry
VP of Mortgage Lending

I started my career in the Mortgage Industry in early 2003. I wanted to work in a challenging industry with the opportunity to help others achieve their financial dream of owning their own home. I can not think of any other field where I would have the chance to help clients daily, with the largest financial decision of their lives at that time. With over 14 years of experience, I have developed a very enhanced knowledge of the mortgage process, and what it takes to deliver an experience like no other! My father served 26 Yrs. in the military, and my brother is currently on active duty. My experiences growing up in a military family have really enabled me to hone in on important characteristics that directly apply to my business. Being respectful, being timely, being committed to excellence, being appreciative for what you have, being trustworthy, and knowing that anything worth doing is worth doing it right the first time is just a few backbones to the way I approach my business for my clients and referral partners. I have lived in the Wilmington area since high school. I went to the University of NC at Wilmington where I received my BS and a minor in Marketing. I also met my wife, Beth, at UNCW as well. We have been married for 16 Yrs. and have three beautiful children; Emerson, Anderson, and Jackson. We love the Wilmington area and the surrounding counties! Where else can you have the beach, the intercoastal waterway, a vibrant and historic downtown, and the country all within 25 min? We truly are lucky to live and work where do! Every day when I come to work I am so excited to do what I love! Helping clients to buy their new home is such a rewarding feeling! I want to make sure that when we close I have a client for life, I want our clients to be able to rave about their experience and to feel like they are family. The home is where your heart is, and family is what makes it a home….

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Mortgage rates are offered exclusively through Guaranteed Rate and are subject to change without notice. If the down payment is less than 20%, mortgage insurance may be required and could increase the monthly payment and APR. The payment amount does not include homeowners’ insurance, flood insurance (if applicable), or property taxes that must be paid in addition to your loan payment. The displayed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a measure of the cost to borrow money expressed as a yearly percentage. For mortgage loans, excluding home equity lines of credit, it includes the interest rate plus other charges or fees (such as mortgage insurance, discount points, and origination charges). For home equity lines, the APR simply reflects the interest rate. When shopping for a mortgage, you can use the APR to compare the costs of similar loans between lenders.

One discount points equals one percent of your loan amount.

Some jumbo loan options may not be available to first-time home buyers.

We based the mortgage interest rates shown on a 30-day rate lock period. Under certain circumstances, a 30-day rate lock may not be available. When you apply, you can choose to lock or float your interest rate range.

Mortgage rates and loan options displayed depend on a number of variables, including the accuracy of the information you have entered, which is subject to verification, credit and property approval.

These mortgage rates are based upon a variety of assumptions and conditions, which include a consumer credit score that may be higher or lower than your individual credit score.

Your loan's interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit history up to the time of closing.


If you meet the eligibility requirements of the VA program, gifts or grants may be used for down payments. Up to 100% financing may be available for qualified borrowers. Most VA loans require the borrower to pay a 'funding fee'. This fee may be paid out of pocket or financed into the loan amount. At the direction of the United States Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Funding Fees may increase or decrease without notice. Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Agriculture, or any other government agency.

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARMs)

Interest rates and payments may increase after consummation. After the initial fixed period, your interest rate may change periodically according to the market index. Any change may significantly impact your monthly payment. Since the index in the future is unknown, the First Adjusted Rate and Payments displayed are based on the current index plus the margin (fully indexed rate) at time of scenario/disclosure. Before choosing an ARM, you should decide if you can manage the maximum estimated payment if the rate increases. To fully understand minimum and maximum payments, please speak to a mortgage loan expert.