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Purchasing Long-Distance

May 09, 2018

Whether your job is relocating you, you’re gearing up for a fresh start, or you’re moving back home. Here are a few tips to help the process be a little less hectic.The home search and buying process locally can have its hurdles. Add to that hundreds or thousands of miles and it can become that much ...

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Summer is coming. Power outage tips

May 09, 2018

Summer is coming. Warm weather, sunny days and cook outs. While you are having fun this year, please take a moment and prepare your home and family for Hurricane season. A little preparedness could save you hours or days of discomfort.The following are Some Safety tips from the Red Cross for when the power goes out. Staying Safe ...

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What is your school's grade?

May 09, 2018

Are you considering moving to a different school district but need information about the schools?  Have you wondered how your child's school performs compared to others?  Look no further!The school's report card is published once a year, and reflects many different aspects of how a school performs.  In North Carolina, for example, the ...

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One Way to Reduce Your House Payment

May 08, 2018

Reduce Your House Payment | Master Brokers | 828-726-9180If you put less than a 20% down payment on your home when you purchased it, chances are you are paying private mortgage insurance (PMI).  The amount of PMI that you pay every month is for the benefit of the lender in case you default on your loan.  According ...

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What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know Before Making an Offer

May 07, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  Planning to make an offer in the Charlotte home you’ve been eyeing?  Home buying is a process you cannot rush, especially if it is  your first time.Owning your first home is a milestone, a sign of adulthood and independence. It means more than paying for a monthly ...

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FIVE CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

May 03, 2018

FIVE CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for ...

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3 Easy Home Updates Potential Buyers Will Love

May 02, 2018

Not only is selling your home a daunting task, but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. There are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! Here are a few that you should do right now. 1. Take A Minimalist ApproachOrganizing and decluttering ...

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FHA Home Loan Basics For 2018

May 01, 2018

FHA home loan basics for 2018 include a range of options depending on your financial needs and goals. Do you want to buy a new home or have one built for you with an FHA construction loan?Do you already have a mortgage but want to get into better terms or lower rates? FHA new purchase loans and refinance ...

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2018 FHA Loan Limits Just Announced: And They Went Up

May 01, 2018

On December 7, 2017, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a new set of FHA loan limits for 2018. As we predicted in a previous blog post, the limits are being increased for 2018, due to significant home-price gains that occurred over the last year or so.These maximum loan amounts vary from one county to the next, because ...

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Flip or Not To Flip in Myrtle Beach

April 30, 2018

Many people are trying to jump into the "fast money" real estate flipping dream. While it looks easy on a 60-minute TV show, some have no idea how much work, time and money go into a successful flip. As a seasoned agent I have worked with quite a few investors and new "flippers".  The biggest factor ...

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7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REAL ESTATE

April 23, 2018

7 things you need to know about real estate and mortgagehttp://blog.raymorton.point2agent.com/7-things-need-know-real-estate-mortgage/7 things you need to know about buying real estate Working with a RealtorIt is customary for the seller to pay for all realtor fees.  If for some reason you decide to purchase a home that is for sale by owner, you’ll pay ...

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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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