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Finding the right Realtor

January 15, 2024

Buying or selling a home is a monumental life event, and finding the right Realtor to guide you through the process can make all the difference. With so many agents out there, selecting the best one can feel daunting. But fear not! This guide will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to discover your real estate perfect match....

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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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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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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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5 HUD Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid

December 14, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Know the pitfalls of buying a HUD home If you plan to be a home-flipper, investing in a Charlotte NC HUD home may seem like a good idea. But if it is your first time, and you don’t know anyone who has bought a HUD home in your area, investing in ...

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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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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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Is It the Right Time to Sell My Charlotte NC Home?

August 17, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Are you ready? Or not?One of the most commonly asked questions I often hear from sellers is “Is it the right time to sell my home?”If you’ve been considering it for a long time but cannot let go, perhaps it’s time to put your courage to ...

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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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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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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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Top 5 Budget-Friendly Staging Tips for Your Home

April 16, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty    The benefits of stagingOne of the most important processes of selling your Charlotte home is staging it. Staging is the combination of decorating and adding small touches to create the lifestyle your buyers would like to see.Staging helps bring out the home’s best features. The right staging ...

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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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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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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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Charlotte NC Home Selling Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

December 05, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  When you’ve decided to sell your Charlotte home, did you brace yourself for future concerns and challenges? The travails of many home sellers are well-documented online, and if you happen to be fond of reading about it, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it all. No wonder many ...

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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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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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Top 10 Myths about Realtors

October 15, 2018

1) Real Estate Agents are Always Late for AppointmentsFalse. There is no excuse for habitual tardiness among professionals. None. I don’t care if it’s your doctor, your cable TV installer or your Realtor.Every person deserves respect, and respect is earned by providing what is promised and being on time.2) The More You Pay for ...

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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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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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Top 3 Things to Do Today to Get your Home Sold in Tuscaloosa & Birmingham Area

July 12, 2018

 No viewings for the past few weeks? Getting plenty of viewings but no offers?Selling your home for top dollar takes hard work and the right mindset to strike a deal. To make that happen,DSEAYCOM put together a list of things all home sellers should do to get their home sold in the Tuscaloosa & Birmingham areas....

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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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