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Remodel or Move

March 21, 2019

Spring isn't only for homebuyers, it's for remodelers, tooPolls say 90% of homeowners plan to remodel their homesSpring is just around the corner, and the housing market is gearing up for a hot home buying season.And while data suggest many Americans are likely to purchase homes, a recent survey from  Trulia indicates a significant number of ...

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2019 Trends in Real Estate

March 19, 2019

As we make our way into the New Year, we also head into many new upcoming changes in real estate.  New business startups and an aging Millennial and Gen Z population means real estate agents can look forward to an increased industrialized market and amenity driven locations.Reasons for these trends include the increase in the online presence ...

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Economic Indicators That Will Help You Understand the Housing Market

March 18, 2019

From home prices and sales to construction and mortgage rates, these are the real estate gauges to watch.By Dima Williams, Contributor |March 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Economic Indicators That Will Help You Understand the Housing Market Look carefully at year-over-year changes between home prices, the number of sales and available homes to better interpret the ...

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Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

March 18, 2019

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase ...

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USDA Section 502 loans can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home

March 16, 2019

Rural Housing Programs NAR Issue Summary Rural Americans rely on programs like the 502 Rural Housing Loan Program to provide them with services that can be difficult to come by in some communities. Section 502 loans can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities. ...

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What’s Your Home Actually Worth?

March 15, 2019

It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too ...

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DIY Upgrades That Make Your Home Sell for More

March 15, 2019

Spring is upon us, and with spring comes another anticipated time of year: home selling season. Traditionally, spring is one of the most popular times to list a home for sale. It’s also an excellent season for spring cleaning and trying out a few home-improvement projects on the weekends.If you’re thinking about selling your property, or ...

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Wall Repairs

March 15, 2019

Make sure to read these handy tips for drywall repair before painting!  www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/diy-repair/repair-walls-give-rooms-fresh-face/...

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Rosewood

March 15, 2019

If you are looking for a place to be in Columbia, Rosewood may just be the place. Rosewood is located on the south side of downtown Columbia and has amazing nightlife, fun and exciting events, and historic homes brought back to life. Most events and shopping are within walking distance. It’s wonderful to relax in one of the ...

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Must-Have Tools for Homeowners

March 15, 2019

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover many of your basic projects.Cordless ...

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Why You Should Sell Your Home in 2019

March 15, 2019

Housing markets may not be as hot as previous years, but selling now could be your best bet.By Devon Thorsby, Editor, Real Estate |March 7, 2019, at 9:42 a.m.Few people are predicting that 2019 will be a record-breaking year for home prices.But relatively speaking, 2019 might be the best time for you to put your ...

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Spring is almost here.

March 14, 2019

March Tasks For Your Pre-Spring LawnThese March to-dos may not make spring arrive sooner (if only), but they will help your yard make the most of its big coming out party. From pruning to preordering, here are eight pre-spring projects your landscape needs.   https://www.houselogic.com/by-room/yard-patio/spring-lawn-care-tasks/?cid=eo_em_mkt_newsletter...

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How to prepare for House Hunting

March 14, 2019

Know that there’s no “right” time to buy.If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and interest rates are going. Those factors usually don’t change fast enough to make a difference in an individual home’s price.Don’t ask for ...

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Can I sell my house if I have a loan on it?

March 14, 2019

Can I Sell My Home if I Have an FHA Loan on it?By Brandon Cornett | © 2019, all rights reserved | Duplication prohibitedFind out if you're eligible for an FHA loan. LendingTree.comReader question: “We purchased a home a while back with an FHA mortgage loan. Now we would like to sell the home in ...

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Why You Should Sell Your Home in 2019

March 13, 2019

By Devon Thorsby, Editor, Real Estate |March 7, 2019, Few people are predicting that 2019 will be a record-breaking year for home prices.But relatively speaking, 2019 might be the best time for you to put your house on the market. Especially if you’re on the fence about selling this year or next, Nick Ron, CEO of ...

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Tips for good photography when listing your home

March 13, 2019

Having excellent photos are one of the key ingredients when marketing your home. Here are some tips to make the most of your pictures.1) Hire a professional photographer! Hands down, this will be the best money you spend in marketing your home! Don't try to use your smart phone... that isn't smart! But, if you MUST ...

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage!

March 13, 2019

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact ...

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Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

March 12, 2019

When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.Brought to you by Houzz With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. Now that the threat of winter storms has passed, you can look for damage and make ...

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Tax Breaks for First-Time Homebuyers

March 12, 2019

Tax season is here, so make sure you’re tapping into homebuyer tax benefits. Buying a home requires hefty initial costs, like a down payment and closing expenses. There are a host of things, however, such as federal grants, tax credits and other options you can research to make your first home more affordable. Take note of the first-time ...

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2019's Hottest Home Remodel Trends That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

March 12, 2019

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Tax values

March 08, 2019

6 steps to appealing your property tax bill.It’s possible to trim your property tax bill by appealing the value the taxman assigned to your home. That “assessed value” is what’s used to calculate how much tax you owe. One way to lower your property tax is to show that your home is worth less than ...

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Showcase Realty Hosts Successfully Selling HUD Homes Agent Workshop in Charlotte

March 08, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Agent Workshop At Showcase Realty Charlotte Generated Great Local Agent Interest Nancy Bruan and her team at Showcase Realty in Charlotte hosted a workshop on March 6th for agents interested in selling HUD homes.  The event was sponsored by Camilla McCall of Bay Equity Loans, who provided the agents with finance ...

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Painting the exterior of your home in the Spring.

March 08, 2019

                Winter weather’s elements expose the exterior of your home to certain vulnerabilities, such as moisture causing paint to swell and soften, leading to cracking, blistering, flaking and peeling, as well as inducing the growth of mildew.       ...

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What You Should Know Before Buying a Charlotte NC HUD Home

March 08, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  What’s a HUD home?Are you thinking of buying a home in Charlotte? Owning a home is something most people look forward to. It is a symbol of stability and security. It is a place of refuge and retreat.If you are looking for an affordable home for sale in ...

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What You Need to Know About Flooding

March 08, 2019

Did you know . . .  The most common and most costly natural disaster is floods.Properties located outside the high risk flood zones account for about 20% of flood claims.Most of the time homeowners’ insurance and renter’s policies do not cover flood damage.Even if there is not a Presidential Disaster Declaration flood insurance can still pay for ...

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