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Articles on Real Estate

The Women in Real Estate: Sabriya Scott, from being a Hairstylist to Realtor

March 08, 2021

According to the NAR Member Profile highlights 2020, 64% of all realtors were women and nationwide they dominate the residential real estate market. Women have come so far in terms of making a house more than just a HOME. On International Women's Day, we are celebrating the women in real estate and their contributions to the community they ...

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How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Applying for Home Loan

July 11, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Buying a house in Charlotte NC can be a lot of work. You need time to save, documents to prepare, mortgage brokers to talk to, and application forms to fill out. One aspect that affects the home buying process is applying for a mortgage, which in turn is significantly influenced by the ...

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Americans Are Still Moving—With Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, and Thermometers

April 03, 2020

By Louise Witt | Apr 2, 2020By any standards, the moving industry, like so many others right now, is substantially down in numbers, even if it is considered an essential business. More than 71% of the independent moving companies (not including the big companies) reported a decrease in business since the pandemic spread across the U.S., according to ...

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Take Advantage of Your Home Equity

February 15, 2020

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of the biggest perks of ...

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Establish a loving and lasting relationship with first-time homebuyers with these 3 awesome tips on how to win their hearts!

February 14, 2020

 According to experts, 2020 will be a positive year for the housing market. Although most homebuyers will likely buy during the spring season, it is beneficial for real estate agents to start building a connection with homebuyers as early as the first quarter of the year, especially with 1st-time homebuyers. With this in mind, here are 3 tips ...

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2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast

January 15, 2020

We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.1Still, given that recessions are a natural (and necessary) part of a business ...

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Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House

December 15, 2019

Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for every room in the house.These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and a “cool factor” that will delight your friends and family.  ...

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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

November 15, 2019

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home01 Nov 2019  by Gerald J. RichardsonWhether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1Buying a home is a significant ...

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National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate

October 15, 2019

The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that we could be headed toward a recession. Global trade ...

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6 Things to Know Before Buying a New Home

September 15, 2019

One of the biggest mistakes new homebuyers make is assuming that everything in their house will work perfectly because it’s brand new.No matter how precise and careful builders are, there is no such thing as a perfect house, asserts Diane Saatchi, a senior vice president at real estate firm The Corcoran Group’s East Hampton, N.Y., ...

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What to Ask When Choosing a Lender

August 13, 2019

 AboutTiffany Howard of Nicole James Real Estate Group is a top 1% agent and has participated in a variety of real estate transactions, including residential properties in the secondary home, REO, new construction markets in both the Triangle and Atlanta areas. Tiffany prides herself on maintaining a high level of professionalism and being a tireless advocate of her ...

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Serious About Selling?

June 15, 2019

 We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it ...

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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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How Long Will Your House Last?

February 15, 2019


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REALTORS® and the Qualified Business Deduction Rule by Tony Smith, Wanda Smith & Associates

February 14, 2019

Unless you’re new to planet Earth, you are aware that tax-time is just around the corner (if you are new to planet Earth, Welcome! Tax time is just around the corner. Please recycle and always tip your server). In January of 2017, a new law regarding business deductions took effect. It’s known as The Qualified Business Deduction ...

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Emotional Intelligence and Real Estate

January 15, 2019

The following article appeared in INMAN. The original article can be found here: https://www.inman.com/2019/01/14/connect-the-speakers-marc-brackett-on-emotional-intelligence-and-real-estate/Connect the Speakers: Marc Brackett on emotional intelligence and real estateWhat you need to know about emotional intelligence and how it helps rule your worldBYINMANStaff Writer  You’ve probably heard of the concept of emotional intelligence before — but if you’ve brushed ...

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What does it mean seeing pre-foreclosure auction

December 14, 2018

 I briefly spoke with another Realtor about pre-foreclosures/auctions on Zillow. We’re actually noticing more of these coming up on Zillow. Maybe its because our market has so little inventory and our buyers are becoming more “aggressive” in their search. Potentially in my opinion I think this is a leading indicator of a shift in the real ...

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Make your clients remember your business this holiday season by giving them one of these special gifts.

December 11, 2018


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Role of the Realtor

November 15, 2018

A REALTOR, whether acting as an agent for the Seller or the Buyer, is bound by the Code of Ethics to give fair and honest treatment to all parties in the transactionThe goal of the REALTOR and the buyer is to find a property which meets the buyer’s needs, within his/her budget and time frame and bring the ...

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5 Decorating Tips for the Holidays

November 12, 2018


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Can I Get a Home Mortgage with a Low Credit Score?

November 03, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase RealtyCan I Get a Home Mortgage with a Low Credit Score? Dealing with home mortgage rejectionIf you think it is time to get your own Charlotte NC home but are afraid you’ll be denied because your credit score is less than ideal, you’re not alone. Many people would like to ...

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6 Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget

October 16, 2018

Match your MetalsGive your bathroom continuity by matching the cabinet knobs to the shower head and water faucets. And don’t be afraid to explore new options. Hint: brass is back! ReGlaze that old tubRetro colors in old bathrooms can be quirky and fun. Usually, though, they just don’t work. Rather than replacing that green tub ...

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Take professional photos of your property listings like a pro using your handy smartphone!

October 12, 2018


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Outlook: What Will the U.S. Real Estate Market Do in 2019?

October 09, 2018

By Brandon Cornett | July 6, 2018 | © HBI, all rights reservedWe’ve passed the midpoint of 2018, which means some home buyers are starting to look ahead to next year. And a lot of them share the same questions: What will the real estate market be like in 2019? Will home prices keep rising, level off, ...

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Mobile Home Values Might Rise as Fast as Regular Homes—Here’s Why That Matters

September 24, 2018

Mobile Home Values Might Rise as Fast as Regular Homes—Here’s Why That MattersMany have long held the assumption that mobile homes don’t increase in value — or, at the very least, they rise in value at a much slower rate than traditional homes.But recent data suggests the opposite is true —and that could have ...

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