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Articles on Real Estate

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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5 Home-Selling Tips Everyone Hears—and Should Ignore

September 15, 2018

One of the hardest parts of selling your home is all the unknowns: Who will buy your place, and for how much? How long will it take? That uncertainty might make you particularly eager to soak up advice from just about anyone who's willing to share. Problem is, just because your sister or co-worker swear by ...

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Four Creative Financing Options For Real Estate Buyers

August 13, 2018

Financing a home is one of the most critical factors for buyers looking to purchase real estate. In fact, for individuals with bad credit, financing can be a big issue. However, bad credit does not have to prevent you from purchasing real estate. 1. Seller or Owner FinancingIn 2017, there were 89,779 owner-financed notes, which totaled $17....

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Choosing a Charlotte NC REALTOR® to Work with in 3 Easy Steps

August 09, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  The many roles of an agentChoosing the Charlotte NC REALTOR® to work with is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you’re selling your home.One of the common mistakes I see many first time home sellers do is list their homes with the first agent they ...

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You need to know these three home buying myths before purchasing a home.

August 09, 2018

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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

July 15, 2018

What may seem like a good idea, often isn’t. Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners often make. #1 Get Rid of Your Only TubIf resale value is important to you, don’t get rid of your only bathtub no matter how dreamy that walk-in shower looks.It will make it harder to sell when ...

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Terry Watson's Three Sheets

July 12, 2018

By Tony Smith, Wanda Smith & AssociatesRecently, I was honored to attend a Leadership Conference & Training at the National Association of REALTORS® headquarters in Chicago. It was a remarkable and intense few days with lots of meaningful and useful information, both on being a leader and being a REALTOR®. One of the most memorable (and amazing) speakers was ...

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How Do I Get My Charlotte NC Home Ready to Sell?

July 05, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Want to sell your Charlotte NC Home Fast and For Top Dollar?  Here's what you need to do...  Organize and prioritizeAre you thinking of putting your  Charlotte NC home up for sale?  For many sellers, one of the most dreaded tasks is to prepare the home for ...

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Middle Tennessee Real Estate Market Update

June 27, 2018

The real estate market is still hot! In the Middle Tennessee area of Manchester, TN; Home sales are up 8% from last year to date. Even with limited inventory, not only the number of sales, but the sales price is increasing. Median home prices for 2018 are up 8% vs. 2017 year to date.  Thinking of ...

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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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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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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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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask For A Pre-Approval?

May 15, 2018

One of the most common home buying myths that exists is that when buying a home, you should find a home before getting a pre-approval.  There are some real estate agents who will show a home, or several homes, to a buyer without knowing whether a buyer is pre-approved or not.  This is a trait that you ...

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask For A Pre-Approval?

May 15, 2018

One of the most common home buying myths that exists is that when buying a home, you should find a home before getting a pre-approval.  There are some real estate agents who will show a home, or several homes, to a buyer without knowing whether a buyer is pre-approved or not.  This is a trait that you ...

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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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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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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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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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Marketing HUD Homes for Your Business Even When You're Not the LLB!

March 15, 2018

Being a HUD Local Listing Broker is both a privilege and an honor; it's something that a lot of real estate agents aspire to, but unfortunately, because of limited inventory not everyone can be a HUD LLB. That's the bad news.  Here's the good news: Even if you are not a HUD Local Listing Broker, ...

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Marketing HUD Homes for Your Business Even When You're Not the LLB!

March 15, 2018

Being a HUD Local Listing Broker is both a privilege and an honor; it's something that a lot of real estate agents aspire to, but unfortunately, because of limited inventory not everyone can be a HUD LLB. That's the bad news.  Here's the good news: Even if you are not a HUD Local Listing Broker, ...

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How To Get Ready To Sell Your Home

March 12, 2018

 How To Get Ready To Sell Your HomePrepping your home. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. ...

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