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Small Home Benefits

January 10, 2018

There are tons of online “how much mortgage can I afford” calculators, but what if instead we analyzed how much mortgage we really need?  The small home trend is growing.  Here are a few benefits of owning a smaller home:Cost – This should be the biggest perk of buying or building a smaller home.  Less ...

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MM Realty Mining for gold

January 10, 2018

Mining for GoldPosted on January 10, 2018 Mining for Gold Real estate and gold have a lot in common. They are both highly desired tangibles that hedge inflation, and usually appreciate.  If you are looking to make an investment, the name of the game is buying low and selling high.  If you are looking to invest in ...

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Busted Pipes

January 09, 2018

5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes from Exploding Ideally you should winterize your pipes in the fall but if you have forgotten and in the middle of a deep freeze there is still time to prevent disaster:#1) Turn on your faucets. If the temperatures have dropped into freezing and intent to stay there, turning on your faucets both indoors ...

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10 Fun Ways to Shake Things Up for 2018!

January 09, 2018

What are you doing new this year?  There's something in the new year air that makes you want to change things up - do something different, something fun. Have you started making plans for this year? Are your goals set?  One of the reasons many people abandon their New Year's resolutions before the ...

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Impact of the New 2018 Tax Law on Real Estate

January 09, 2018

See link below on 1031 Exchange updates to tax lawhttp://1031-exchange-news.com/20121221/...

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Winter home safety

January 08, 2018

Winter Safety tip.Happy New Year to everyone out there. We sincerely hope that 2018 brings health, happiness andprosperity to you and yours.Since this is the beginning of the new year, this is a good time to take a breather and check a few thingsthat will keep you safe throughout the remaining winter months.The most obvious but ...

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Distressed Property

January 08, 2018

  Prospective homebuyers are always looking for a bargain price but, typically, when a property can be snapped up for a low price there’s a reason. Most often, a house with a drastically reduced price will be on the market as a short sale because the owners are hoping to avoid a foreclosure or because the ...

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What do I need to do to buy a house?

January 08, 2018

What do I need to do to buy a house?  I get this a lot from prospective home buyers and it’s a great question that I wish more people would ask me! I have outlined a quick summary of the seven main steps to making your homeownership dreams come true! Step 1: Get pre-qualified with a local ...

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Fashionable home design trends in 2018

January 05, 2018

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5 Tips for first Time Home Buyers

January 04, 2018

5 Tips for First Time Home BuyersThe average age for first-time home buyers in the U.S. is around 33, a relatively young age for such a big life choice. That said, buying your first home at any age can be a stressful and time-consuming experience.Luckily, there are a few crucial pointers that will help make the journey ...

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Reliable Tactics For When the Appraisal is Low

January 04, 2018

RELIABLE TACTICS FOR WHEN THE APPRAISAL IS LOWFew things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall below your offer. But all is not lost! If the appraisal comes in below your offer, there are several tactics and strategies that can lead to a happy solution.Get a ...

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How To Prevent Home Mold Growth In Winter

January 04, 2018

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How To Prevent Home Mold Growth In Winter

January 04, 2018

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INCREASED LOAN LIMITS FOR 2018 FHA LOANS!

January 04, 2018

INCREASED LOAN LIMITS FOR 2018 FHA LOANSOn 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 ...

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How Much Is My FHA Home Loan Down Payment?

January 04, 2018

How Much Is My FHA Home Loan Down Payment?What is my FHA home loan down payment? It’s an important question to ask as early as possible in the home loan planning process.You will need to save up for an FHA loan down payment and there are a few variables that will factor in when it comes ...

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Higher FHA Loan Limits For 2018

January 03, 2018

The FHA has announced FHA loan limits for 2018, and the new numbers mean good news for those looking to buy a home in the new year. The “national conforming loan limit” for 2018 is set at $453,100, up from last year’s limit of $424,100 (see below). The higher limit means more potential borrowing power ...

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Exploding Trees? 5 Shockers That Can Make a House Catch Fire

December 21, 2017

1. Exploding treesIf you have any eucalyptus trees on your property, watch out!"Many Southern California homes are adjacent to eucalyptus trees, which tend to explode during fire season," Los Angeles real estate developer Tyler Drew tells realtor.com®. Eucalyptus oil is highly flammable, so when brush fires bake these trees from underneath, they can ...

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10 Questions to help you declutter for the new year

December 20, 2017

In this blog I will help you with ways to declutter so you can start 2018 fresh.  There are 10 questions to you declutter:1.  Is this item something I use regularly?2.  If not, is it something I love?3.  Am I keeping this out of obligation or expectation?4.  Am I holding onto ...

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Staging a home to sell!

December 20, 2017

Thinking of putting your home on the market? Is your home "stage ready"? Sellers often think they need to hire a professional to stage their home to sell however there are many ways you can stage on your own at very little cost. Curb appeal is key, walking up to a decorative door mat, and some potted flowers ...

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Home Ownership Opportunities Workshop Hosted By Showcase Realty, A Huge Success

December 19, 2017

Hosted at the Showcase Realty offices at South Mint Street in Charlotte, NC, our Home Ownership Opportunities Workshop on December 14, 2017 was almost house full with eager home buyers and investors interested in learning about the overall homebuying process, as well as the merits of buying a HUD home.  Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty's Owner and ...

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Myths about the home buying Process

December 19, 2017

Myths About the Home Buying ProcessUrban Legend                                                                       FactA 20% down payment required                         ...

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HOME SELLING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

December 19, 2017

Below are some tips to help sell your home during the holiday seasonDeck the halls, but don’t go overboard. Homes often look their best during the holidays, but sellers should be careful not to overdo it Hire a reliable real estate agent That means someone who will work hard for you even during this time of the ...

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Real Deal at Greenville: Guide for HUD buyers

December 17, 2017

Nicknamed as “The Spirit of the East” or "The Emerald City", this 10th most populous city in North Carolina is really soaring its name in terms of Real Estate industry. From schools, shopping malls to tourist attractions, owning a house in Greenville is the real deal. Purchasing a property can sometimes be intimidating, plus the planning process ...

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10 Tips for Buyers and Sellers

December 15, 2017

In this blog,  I wanted to give 10 tips that can be used to help the buying and selling process. For Sellers1.  Clear Clutter- Tackle one room at a time. Separate into keep, donate, toss2.  Get Packing - Start packing the things you want to keep but won't use for a while3.  Research ...

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Great gift ideas for loved ones who are selling their homes

December 15, 2017

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