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Hidden Figures: 5 Factors That Influence Home Values

June 17, 2018

Hidden Figures: 5 Factors That Influence Home ValuesVery often it’s easy to see why one house comes to market bearing a bigger-than-average price tag, but in other instances, it’s not so obvious. In those cases, it’s likely that a handful of more obscure and hard-to-measure price influencers are at play, according to a study by HouseCanary....

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Five tips for first-time buyers

June 15, 2018

No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistakes with your first home purchase. 1. Save as early as you can: Even if you think you’re years away from buying your first home, try ...

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Freshen up Your Home's Curb Appeal

June 15, 2018

 Freshen Up Your Home's Curb AppealStep outside and use these tips to show off your home to its best advantage this summer.  Time to pack away the winter coats and pull out those Wellies — summer is finally here! With this checklist as your guide, help your home burst into summer with a curb appeal makeover. ...

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8 Signs That You Were Destined to Work in Real Estate

June 15, 2018

Very few people are lucky enough to know what they want to do from a young age and even fewer are fortunate enough to see their dream through. You might have wanted to become an astronaut when you were 4 years old, but the chances that you're currently orbiting earth in the International State Station are fairly slim....

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GREEN HOME FEATURES TO IMPROVE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

June 15, 2018

Green Home Features That Can Improve The Value Of Your HomeA green home is a home that is more energy efficient than the average home and has been built/remodeled using environmental friendly techniques and materials. Often times the use of environmental friendly materials or building techniques result in a better environment for those living in the home due to ...

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THE TAX BENEFITS OF OWNING A HOME

June 15, 2018

There are many benefits to home ownership. Owning your own home means you are your own landlord and can customize your home the way you see fit without having to worry about breaking the terms of your lease. Additionally by owning a home that is either paid off or on a fixed mortgage you don’t have to worry ...

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Open your door to a slower pace of life, walk to the beach, and everyday vacation living.

June 15, 2018

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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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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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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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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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HUD-rricane preparation 101

June 14, 2018

Hurricane season has begun! What can you do to secure and protect your home frompossible storm and hurricane damage?Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, devastated the southeast coast of the US and sentFlorida, Georgia and North Carolina residents to evacuate. Matthew has generated over$218 million in insurance claims and left behind more than $6 billion worth of propertydamages, according to ...

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15 best places to buy a house in Alabama

June 14, 2018

In the market for a house?If you're in the market for a home, here are Alabama's hot spots.Niche's 2018 list of Best Places to Buy a House in Alabama was recently released. The grade takes into account key factors of a location's housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of ...

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15 best places to buy a house in Alabama

June 14, 2018

In the market for a house?By Leada Gore | lgore@al.comIf you're in the market for a home, here are Alabama's hot spots.Niche's 2018 list of Best Places to Buy a House in Alabama was recently released. The grade takes into account key factors of a location's housing market, including home values, taxes, ...

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Buying A HUD Owned Property by Sandra C Brown, Broker Dream Catcher Realty

June 14, 2018

Buying A HUD  Owned Property by Sandra  C Brown, Broker Dream Catcher RealtyFirst get prereapproved for a loan, a FHA 203b or FHA  203K Loan  is usually best.  It will tell you  your payments and amount you can spend.  Hire a  Realtor with HUD  Properties experienceFor HUD Homes make sure the  Real Estate ...

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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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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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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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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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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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FHA helps millions of Americans with low down payments

June 06, 2018

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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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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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