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Best Tips for Choosing the Right REALTOR® | Nancy Braun on Charlotte Today (WCNC-NBC)

April 21, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  What Are the Keys to Hiring the Right REALTOR®? Not all REALTORS® are the same so it’s important to find out as much as you can about your potential agent. This can make a huge difference in your experience as buyer or seller. Asking the right questions can help ...

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SAVING UP FOR A DOWN PAYMENT

April 19, 2018

Saving Up For A Down PaymentSaving up for a down payment is something that can easily be done once you have an idea of how much home you can afford after getting a pre-approval statement a mortgage lender. The key for saving up enough money for your down payment is to do it well ahead of the actual home ...

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FIRE SAFETY TIPS

April 19, 2018

One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to keep your home safe from fire is by making sure smoke detectors are installed in and around the house and that they are tested on a regular basis. Smoke detectors that are connected to your home’s electrical system usually also have batter backup so that they can operate ...

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Interesting Ways to Meet Your Neighbors

April 17, 2018

HOW TO MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS:  Interesting Icebreakers that anyone can try Meeting your neighbors can sometimes feel daunting. It does not have to be with these creative ways of introducing yourself. 1. Garage Sale - Not only will a garage sale put some money in your pocket, but it can help you meet new people around your neighborhood....

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Charlotte Today Strategies from Showcase Realty for Selling Your Home at Top Dollar | Nancy Braun

April 17, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  Are you looking for tried and tested tips to sell your property quickly and for the highest possible price? Nancy Braun, on her third guest appearance at Charlotte Today at WCNC NBC, talked about the essential marketing strategies that will help sell your home for top dollar. CLICK HERE ...

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Preventing Home Fires

April 17, 2018

 According to the Federal Goverrnment, "each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually."   Here are some safety tips to prevent a home fire:- Test fire alarms once ...

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6 Tips for buying in today's increasing market

April 17, 2018

Search off the beaten pathConsider properties in what Bernstein calls “non-brand-name towns.” In other words, skip searching in Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, or other high-profile communities.Towns and communities with lower public profiles tend to have houses that cost less because they see fewer potential home buyers coming through, says Bernstein, adding, “Don’t be afraid ...

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Looking to Make Your New Home Fung Shui

April 16, 2018

Looking to Make Your New Home Fung Shui Once you move into a new home, you are immediatly overwhelmed with boxes and furniture and multiple possibilities. This is such an exciting time. Deciding how to decorate and what goes where. This article is writen to help you make the most out of your new space.Tip #1:  Decide the ...

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Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment

April 15, 2018

With rising rental costs and the amount of student debt at an all-time high, it's no surprise that many potential buyers are unable to save up for a down payment. If you've found yourself in this boat, don't lose hope. With the help of technology and a little foresight, you can save for that down payment ...

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Understanding the Good Neighbor Next Door Lottery

April 13, 2018

When most of us hear the word “Lottery,” we start mentally spending the $100 million dollars we’ll get if we win. Though, not going to lie, I still have the occasional disturbing dream leftover from reading Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” when I was a junior in high school decades ago. The Hunger ...

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These Simple Tips On Planning Your Open House Will Guarantee A Successful Event

April 13, 2018

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Only enough money to remodel one room?

April 13, 2018

Roh Habibi, realtor and star of Million Dollar Listing, San Francisco, lists landscaping as the number one remodel that pays off -- but the kitchen is second on his list. Habibi describes the kitchen as the “heart of the home,” and recommends focusing on colors and textures when making upgrades. “You don't need to break ...

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Dreaming of a Deck? 4 Ways to Save on Construction

April 12, 2018

Your visions of hosting fancy family barbecues and planting elaborate container gardens can come with a big cost: building a backyard deck.The average cost for a wood deck is about $10,950, according to Remodeling magazine’s “2018 Cost vs. Value Report,” while a composite deck — typically made of recycled wood fibers and plastic — ...

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How to Buy a Foreclosure

April 12, 2018

How to Buy a Foreclosure: The Foreclosure ProcessLearning how to buy a foreclosure is not all that different from buying any other home – but the small differences can make the difference between getting the property you really want and be left with nothing. This post will walk you through the process of buying a foreclosure for either your ...

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One Story or Two Story

April 11, 2018

One story  or two. Which is better? When house hunting, this question is worth considering. The number of floors in a home affects not just the way it looks but also how easy it is to navigate and maintain, how much you;ll pay for heating and cooling and much more. Here are some advantages of living life on ...

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Updated or Remodeled? Which Is It?

April 11, 2018

Updated or Remodeled |Master Brokers | 828-726-9180When viewing homes, people often have expectations based on the description.   To eliminate confusion and frustration when viewing homes, descriptions should be very specific as to the items that have been replaced or the recent work that has been performed on a home.  Below are definitions of such terms that ...

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Former Smoker? A Quick Guide on Getting Rid of Smoke Smells and Paint Stains Before a Home Sale

April 10, 2018

As exciting as selling a home should be, there's no denying that it can be a stressful endeavor for those interested in making their home an attractive option for buyers. Nowhere is this more evident than for homeowners who were former smokers. While it's truly commendable to quit smoking, removing the smell of smoke from a home ...

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Selling Your Home? Use These 18 Home Decluttering Hacks Before Buyers View It

April 10, 2018

The time has come to sell your house and move on to the next chapter in life. Which means you have to get ready to show your home in order to entice potential buyers. And depending on how long you’ve lived there, it’s probably not clutter free after all those years building memories.But before you start ...

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Pollen season is here!!

April 09, 2018

The cold snowy winter may be behind us but that means pollen season is upon us!  If you suffer during pollen season, you are not alone.  A personal bubble to put yourself in during peak pollen season would be great, but not very practical.  However, there are some things you can do to help reduce your ...

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Digital Imprint in Marketing

April 07, 2018

Social media image is now an all but absolutely necessary component of any marketer’s strategy. Sites like the MLS may seem an obvious choice, but other platforms are also worth investing in the best example is Instagram and Twitter, for instance, can grab leads’ attention with beautiful visuals and keep you top-of-mind with short, simple posts to attract ...

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Keys to Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market | Nancy Braun on Charlotte Today (WCNC - NBC)

April 06, 2018

Nancy Braun Shares Keys to Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market Are you searching for your next home?  Get expert tips from Nancy Braun, the top real estate agent in Charlotte NC, as she talks about the keys to buying a home in a seller’s market,  on Charlotte Today at WCNC NBC. Watch ...

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Landscaping 101

April 05, 2018

Spring is here! The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming! The time has come to bring your yard back to life! First things first, especially if you’ve recently bought your home, walk around the yard and pick up trash (don’t forget your gloves!) You’ll want to be sure your yard is free of ...

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13 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing!

April 05, 2018

 Everyone knows there are problem areas in your home that you just can’t seem to get to smell good! The kitchen and bathrooms are known for bad smells whether it’s the trash cans, garbage disposal, or musty towels and mats. We have compiled some great tips to help keep your home smelling fresh and clean! ...

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What Are the Closing Costs When Buying a Home?

April 05, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  What are closing costs?Home buying involves a lot of  paperwork, and it can all be confusing especially if you are a first time buyer. There are plenty of misunderstood areas, mostly because it is the first time you have purchased a home.. Among the misunderstood areas are closing costs. ...

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MISTAKES 1ST TIME HOMEBUYERS MAKE

April 04, 2018

Buying a home is exciting, especially when you're buying for the first time. In the midst of all of the excitement, it's easy to become blinded by beautiful back-splashes, granite and quartz counter tops, hardwood floors, and fenced-in backyards. While looking at homes that are completely perfect from top to bottom, you may begin to rationalize a ...

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