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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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The Buyer's Road Map

April 02, 2018

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What Is a Seller's Market?

April 01, 2018

What is a seller’s market? Simply put, it's a market where there are more home buyers than sellers. Based on basic laws of supply and demand, this means sellers have the upper hand: They will likely sell their place quickly, perhaps for over asking price, with a minimum of fuss or pushback from buyers.Meanwhile, home buyers ...

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Appraisal Problems: Reasons Why FHA Loans Fall Through Before Closing

April 01, 2018

This is the first in a series of articles that will cover some of the most common reasons why FHA loans fall through prior to closing. Many borrowers sail through the FHA review process with no issues whatsoever, while others encounter roadblocks along the way. So it’s important to know what those obstacles are, and what you can ...

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Alabama Realtors

March 23, 2018

Alabama is an excellent place to relocate to at any time of the year. The state of Alabama offers newcomers and residents alike the perfect place for education, recreation, relaxation, and is an extremely good place for home buyers and sellers because of its rapid real estate growth. Most of the real estate agents in Alabama have decades of ...

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

March 22, 2018

March☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)April☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)May☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)Quarterly☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors☐ ...

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Homebuyers are not bothered by higher rates or taxes, but sellers are

March 21, 2018

Home sales rebounded more strongly than expected in February, and the National Association of Realtors says they could have been even higher if there were more homes for sale. A critical shortage of listings is the No. 1 obstacle, especially in higher price ranges — not rising mortgage rates or new tax laws that reduce certain homeowner deductions....

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SPRING CLEANING!!

March 18, 2018

That famous "Spring buying season" is right around the corner. ARE YOU READY???Replace popcorn ceilings. This type of ceiling finishing was common in homes built from 1950-1980. Most modern day homebuyers don’t like it. Removing it can increase your home's marketabilityApply fresh paint. A new coat of interior and exterior paint dramatically improves ...

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Home Improvement Shortcuts to Avoid

March 16, 2018

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