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HUD Articles

Top Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Sell Your Home | Nancy Braun on Charlotte Today (WCNC-NBC)

June 14, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Thinking About Selling Your Charlotte Home?  Now Is The Perfect Time! Owner and broker-in-charge of Showcase Realty LLC, Nancy Braun, teams up again with Charlotte Today hosts, Colleen Odegaard and Eugene Robinson, to discuss real estate trends in Charlotte. They talked about why homeowners who are thinking about selling should ...

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NAID Recertification/SAMS-1111 Changes by Tony Smith, Wanda Smith & Associates

June 14, 2018

Almost everybody has done it. And if you’re not one of the broker’s who has done it, you’re probably one of the brokers who came awfully close. I’m talking about letting your NAID certification lapse.OOPS!It happens.  I think as an industry we’ve gotten so used to reminders and notifications, when we ...

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7 TIPS FOR GETTING A QUICK SALE ON YOUR PROPERTY

June 14, 2018

A lot of houses sit on the market for months before they sell, but sometimes that simply isn’t an option.When you need your house to sell your property quickly, you have to clean your house, update appliances, and make it look inviting from the outside. These changes may take a bit of work, but they will elevate ...

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These are the 5 issues impacting real estate right now

June 14, 2018

By Caroline Basile, Housing WireThese are the five issues impacting real estate right now:1. Rising rates and the economyAs we saw today, the Fed raised rates for the second time this year. CRE’s report said that increasing rates exacerbate the affordability crisis and has stakeholders concerned about a potential recession in 2019-2020, which would impact jobs. “...

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How to Control Gnats Outdoors

June 13, 2018

My back yard is infested with gnats, and it’s driving me nuts! I have a dog, so I want to be careful about what products I use. Could you please help? -TrishaGnats tend to congregate in mulch and shrubbery.While we frequently use the word “gnats” to refer to any number of tiny winged insects (such ...

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Tips for negotiating in a sellers market

June 12, 2018

A home buyer does not want to be caught off guard in a seller's market. It's one of the reasons that the most important thing a home buyer can do is trust his or her real estate agent to advise on market conditions. If it is a seller's market, it could be very difficult, if not ...

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What Questions Should You Ask Before Buying a Charlotte NC Home?

June 11, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  On the verge of signing a Charlotte home for sale contract? Read this first.  After years of saving and months of planning and searching, you’re now ready to buy a home. You’ve found one you love and you’ve created a payment plan. Before you take the ...

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The Pros & Cons of Owning Rental Property

June 11, 2018

The economics of buying rental property for current income and long-term capital appreciation have not been more favorable for a generation or more than they are right now, unless you were smart enough, or contrary enough, to buy at the bottom of the Great Recession of 2008. This is especially true with the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts ...

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1st time buyer options

June 11, 2018

Millennials make up the largest share of home buyers, low housing inventory and higher home prices are still keeping many out of the market. The NC housing finance agency offers affordable mortgage options statewide to turn these would be buyers into owners. The NC home advantage mortage offers stable fixed rate loans and down payment assistance up to 5% ...

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FIVE TIPS FOR A BETTER CLOSING DAY

June 08, 2018

FIVE TIPS FOR A BETTER CLOSING DAYBuying a home can be a long process. The last thing you want after all your time spent searching for homes and getting the best mortgage rate is to have everything go wrong on closing day. Here are five tips that’ll ensure it goes smoothly. 1. Schedule a date that works ...

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Yard care = time and money

June 07, 2018

When looking for a home, it’s important to think of how much yard you can afford to upkeep, as well as how much time you have to maintain it on a regular basis.Here are some things to consider:Lawn equipment.  Mowers are costly but can last many years if properly cared for.  You’ll need to ...

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Natural cleaners without the chemicals!

June 06, 2018

              Chemical free cleaning for your home!               Today, there is a plethora of detergents and cleaners that do a great job on those pesky household cleaning job. The            ...

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It's a Sellers Market in SE Tennessee

June 06, 2018

A famed anthropologist Dr Louis Leakey once said “Observe and be alert. It is the first rule of science. It is also the first rule of survival.” I might add this is key to successfully buying a HUD property in today’s market. Inventory is tight in our area, initially giving sellers the upper hand. I recommend ...

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Final Walk-throughs

June 06, 2018

The final walk-through in real estate is intended to allow the buyer to confirm the home is in the same condition as when they made their offer and had the home inspected. It gives the buyer a chance to make sure all the agreed-upon work has been done to specifications, and that everything is in working order.Here ...

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Looking to purchase? Check out Wilmington NC

June 06, 2018

Wilmington is an ideal place to settle down. As a college town, there likely has been and will continue to a large amount of graduates looking to stay in Wilmington just a little bit longer and purchase their first home. The median home value is around $210,000 and while home values have increased about 8.9%, they are ...

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Summer Home Check List!

June 06, 2018

1. Inspect your irrigation system. To avoid repairs, inspect your irrigation system from the backflow preventer to the valves. Be on the lookout for eroded soil, faulty valves, and soggy ground.2. Install solar window screens. Solar window screens are beneficial for heat reduction and privacy. They also reduce dust.   3. Clean out your garage....

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Pruning Maple Trees

June 06, 2018

Curb appeal: Take care of the trees. This Old House-Pruning Trees ...

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FHA helps millions of Americans with low down payments

June 06, 2018

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MOVING MADE "EASIER"

June 05, 2018

MOVING MADE "EASIER" We we all know moving isn't always fun whether you are moving from a one room loft or a 5000 square feet house.  There are several ways to make your move go smooth.  1. Get rid of things you don't use or need any longer before packing. Fewer boxes means less ...

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Tips to Avoid Foreclosure

June 05, 2018

 Over the years, Gibbs Realty and Auction Co., Inc. has specialized in listing, marketing and selling government owned and bank owned properties. It has been a blessing to be able to offer affordable housing  and to work with and help buyers become homeowners while holding homeowner education events and seminars to help prevent  foreclosure. But we also see ...

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Surge in First Time Buyers with Freddie Mac mortgages Q1 2018

June 05, 2018

Surge in First Time Buyers with Freddie Mac mortgages Q1 2018 First-time homebuyers made up almost half of the new mortgages issued by Freddie Mac in the first quarter this year, according to an article from Bloomberg.“This is a millennial-driven rise,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater told Bloomberg in a phone interview.“You’ve ...

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4 Steps To Follow When Presenting An Offer In Today’s Market!

June 05, 2018

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a great offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!Below are ...

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The 10 Commandments of Buying a Home

June 05, 2018

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Showing HUD Homes

June 05, 2018

Showing HUD Homes.Always make appointments with buyers to meet at home during daylight hours. Hud homes are very easy to show you do not need a appointment as long as you are a Realtor. Never give a code or key to customer . Hud homes do not have power on showing have to be during day light hours. ...

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Why Is Your Credit Score Low When You Pay Your Bills on Time?

June 04, 2018

There are many factors that go into determining your credit score.  One of the main factors is paying your bills on time.  But there are other factors that affect your score that you may not even be aware of.  Below are a few items that you can control and help your score. Having too many ...

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