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How are Charlotte HUD Homes Sold?

June 12, 2021

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty HUD homes are sold based on fair market value, which attracts both owner-occupants and investors alike. These properties are perfect for buyers who wish to move or invest in Charlotte NC.  Through HUD, homebuyers have access to quality housing options but with affordable mortgages. Investors, on the other hand, can ...

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How Do I Find The Right HUD Home For Me?

March 13, 2021

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Here Are Some Tips On How To Secure The HUD Home That Is Right For You Choosing the place you are going to call home is a big decision to make, and not one to take lightly. HUD homes are a popular choice, especially for first-time homebuyers. This is not surprising because ...

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9 Tips to Improve Your Chances of Getting Approved for a Home Loan

September 08, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty 9 Tips to Improve Your Chances of Getting Approved for a Home Loan If you're planning to buy a home in Charlotte NC, you're also going to need to get a mortgage – not everyone can pay in cash.A home loan can be thousands of dollars. Because it's ...

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What is Homeowners Insurance and Do I Need It?

June 12, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty What is Homeowners Insurance and Do I Need It?One of the many expenses overlooked by some buyers is the homeowners insurance.What is homeowners insurance? It is an insurance that protects your Charlotte NC home against unexpected events. Your home is more likely one of your most valuable assets, so it ...

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Top 3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved Before You Buy a Charlotte NC Home

May 02, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  Are you preparing to buy a home in Charlotte? Looking at homes for sale is fun and exciting.Before you make the mistake of fixating over a certain type of home or on certain features you want in a home, you need to know what you can really afford. Knowing your ...

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Can You Negotiate HUD Home Price?

February 08, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty If you’re thinking of purchasing a home and would like to get a good deal, you may want to consider buying a Charlotte HUD home. HUD homes are homes owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and they are usually offered for sale at affordable prices.When ...

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Top Tips to Lower Your Insurance Premiums

January 20, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  Home insurance for your Charlotte NC home - expensive but necessaryIt is exciting to own a new home, but in the process of acquiring it, many homeowners forget the additional costs that go with it - home insurance.Home insurance is pricey, but it is something you cannot do without. ...

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Is It the Right Time to Buy My First Home in Charlotte NC?

September 13, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  If you’re young and earning, owning a home is probably one of your greatest aspirations. However, buying a home in Charlotte is a major purchase and entails a huge responsibility, so the question you should really be asking is “Am I ready to buy my first home?”Many ...

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How to Make Your HUD Home Energy Efficient

July 04, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  Dreaming of lower utility bills?The consistently increasing cost of utility bills is a source of concern among many homeowners. When you are trying to pay off the monthly mortgage of your Charlotte home, put food on the table, send children to school, and save some amount for rainy days, each ...

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Five Ways to Buy a HUD Home in Charlotte NC

May 02, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty   Are you looking for a HUD home?Acquiring a Charlotte NC HUD home is excellent for many reasons. Maybe you've been dreaming of becoming an investor in real estate. Perhaps you enjoy building with your hands and would like a project, like a fixer-upper home. Or it could be ...

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What You Should Know Before Buying a Charlotte NC HUD Home

March 08, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  What’s a HUD home?Are you thinking of buying a home in Charlotte? Owning a home is something most people look forward to. It is a symbol of stability and security. It is a place of refuge and retreat.If you are looking for an affordable home for sale in ...

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Why Is My Credit Score Important When Buying a Charlotte NC Home

October 19, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Why Is My Credit Score Important When Buying a Charlotte NC HomeCheck your credit score before you buyLike many first time home buyers, you are probably excited to look for your Charlotte NC home. Maybe you’ve even started looking at listings of homes, searching for homes that may fit your requirements....

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Reasons To Get A Home Inspection | Nancy Braun on Charlotte Today

August 29, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  In the latest episode of Charlotte Today, Nancy Braun talks about why a buyer should never skip a home inspection.It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying a new home that some buyers tend to forget to make the important decision of having a home inspection ...

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Affordable Housing

August 17, 2018

Affordable HousingPosted on August 15, 2018 in UncategorizedMany people make the words affordable housing synonymous with “Low Income”.   As our economy changes, the faces of those in need of affordable housing are changing too.  We’d like to share some suggestions on ways we can individually all create more affordable housing for hard working Americans ...

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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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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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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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Keys to Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market | Nancy Braun on Charlotte Today (WCNC - NBC)

April 06, 2018

Nancy Braun Shares Keys to Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market Are you searching for your next home?  Get expert tips from Nancy Braun, the top real estate agent in Charlotte NC, as she talks about the keys to buying a home in a seller’s market,  on Charlotte Today at WCNC NBC. Watch ...

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What Are the Closing Costs When Buying a Home?

April 05, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  What are closing costs?Home buying involves a lot of  paperwork, and it can all be confusing especially if you are a first time buyer. There are plenty of misunderstood areas, mostly because it is the first time you have purchased a home.. Among the misunderstood areas are closing costs. ...

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What Is A HUD Home and Can I Buy One?

March 05, 2018

 Post By: Nancy Braun, ShowcaseRealty.net HUD homes - the backstory  You may have heard that HUD homes are a good deal if you are looking into buying a home. But what is a HUD home and why is it available at such a bargain cost?The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines a "...

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Get A Realtor

February 02, 2018

Get a RealtorPosted on February 2, 2018 in UncategorizedIs it possible for you to purchase or sell your home without a real estate agent? Possibly. However, what will that cost you? As a buyer, the seller pays for your agent. Regardless of buying or selling, a realtor’s greatest value is saving you time, money, and stress.A great ...

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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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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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How Much Home Can I Afford?

December 11, 2017

A step towards a home you can call yoursYou've decided it is time to take the next step in achieving independence. You need more space for the business you ran at home. Your family is growing.These are a few of the reasons why you may need a new home, which leads you to wonder how much home ...

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