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Articles on Real Estate

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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10 Things to Look for When Buying a House

March 05, 2018

 By Jiordan CastleBuying a house is a bit like planning for your wedding day — there are months packed with excitement, stress, planning, and then, finally, the big payoff. I know because I have 2 exceedingly interesting sisters (a hummus-making social worker and a gluten-free marketing maven) who both committed to the big stuff — husbands and houses ...

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Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort!

February 19, 2018

Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the home buying process manageable and help you make the best decisions possible. Step 1: Start Your Research Early (if you found this blog you are ready for step 2)As soon as you can, start reading Web sites, newspapers, and magazines ...

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Beyond Experience

February 15, 2018

I've been in the real estate business for over 35 years: new construction, residential resale, some land, a lot of REO properties. In all honesty, I'm not bragging nor exaggerating when I say all of those years, all of those transactions have given me a lot of experience. Coupled with my ongoing efforts to educate myself about ...

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Tips on selling a home to a millennial

February 15, 2018

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

February 12, 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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The Tax Bill and The Mortgage Interest Deduction

January 15, 2018

 While we always want to see changes in the market and governmental policy that make homeownership more attractive, the changes to the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) in the recent tax bill probably (hopefully) won't negatively impact the majority of homeowners. What are the changes and how do they impact you? The MID will be capped ...

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Fashionable home design trends in 2018

January 05, 2018

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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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Should You Buy Now or Wait?

December 15, 2017

Should You Buy Now or Wait?Infographic ---Some Highlights:- The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.- Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next year.CoreLogic predicts home prices ...

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