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Now is a Great time to buy!

August 04, 2020

2020 has been a rollercoaster so far, we started off with flooding in the south east then covid19 hit in March, then massive unemployment and unprecedented business closures. Due to rates staying low most Americans still felt confident in buying a home according to the  US Census Bureau which reported….  “The homeownership rate of 67.9 percent ...

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How to Create a Floor Plan

July 23, 2020

In this ever changing world of buying and selling real estate, during 2020 - we see more and more buyers purchasing homes they have never seen 'in person' .Out of state buyers are relying on virtual tours, videos, facetime as some of the means to 'see' the prospective properties.  They often need specific room measurements and ...

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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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Buying in a Seller’s Market: 9 Ways to Win

July 10, 2020

Lexi Klinkenberg What is a Seller’s Market?A seller’s market is when there are more homebuyers in a particular area looking to purchase a home than actual houses listed for sale. A seller’s market usually results in rising home prices and stiffer competition among homebuyers. Also, home sellers will have the upper hand when it comes ...

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5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

June 24, 2020

By Svitlana Gubriy Coronavirus has impacted not only the demand for hand sanitizer and facemasks, but also every corner of the market, including real estate. In March, when COVID-19 cases experienced a swift and steep uptick, real estate investment trusts (REITs) corrected sharply and quickly.Initial REIT underperformance in the time of COVID-19 stemmed from three major causes: rising ...

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Selling your home during COVID-19: Is it a good time to sell?

June 05, 2020

The common question is "Is it a good time to sell a property given the current situation?"Homelight recommends listing your home as soon as possible if you are planning to sell your property within the next 24 months. If the economy comes to a significant decline, it will be more challenging to sell your home in ...

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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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Spring homebuying season is all but canceled — but will it hurt home values?

May 01, 2020

The longest U.S. economic expansion in history is writing its final chapter as COVID-19 casts a long shadow on the economy, including what was a vigorous housing market just a few months ago, prior to the outbreak. ast year's active spring homebuying season was driven by robust house-buying power, a stark contrast from this season's ...

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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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Summertime is the perfect time for outdoor barbeques, beach, water adventures, lemonade, yard sales, traveling and of course purchasing a new family home!

March 09, 2020

For most people, moving from one home to another can be wearisome. Scheduling your move is one great way to make the experience a smoother and happier one for you and your entire family. When is the best time to move? Many people will say that summertime is the most ideal time to pack your bags and call ...

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March 01, 2020

Here’s everything you need to know about how to buy a house in 10 steps:1. Hire a real estate agent.Finding a good real estate agent is all-benefits, no drawbacks for buyers. It costs you nothing, but will save you so much time—and you’ll have a pro’s know-how throughout the process. Agents have access to ...

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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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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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How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates

January 16, 2020

Mortgage rates can change daily, and can vary widely depending on the borrower's personal situation. The difference can mean tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Here are some tactics to help you find the best mortgage rate for your new home loan.Shop AroundYou may be tempted to just use the lender who ...

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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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2020 Real Estate Outlook: Expert Predictions For Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, Tech And More

December 12, 2019

  The 2019 housing market has been one of low rates, high demand and limited supply—particularly on the lower-priced end of the market. Will 2020 be more of the same? According to experts, yes and no.We spoke to six mortgage, real estate, and housing professionals. Here’s what they say is in store for the ...

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A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

December 11, 2019

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them:Refinance: If you already own a home, you may want to decide if you’re going to refinance. It’s ...

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Top 13 Tasks To Complete After Closing On A Home

December 01, 2019

What Are The Most Important Things To Do After Closing On A House?There are many steps to buying a house that buyers are often aware of.  On the other hand, there are also many steps that buyers should take after closing on a new home that many buyers aren’t aware of.  It’s important ...

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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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How to Get a Mortgage Preapproval

October 09, 2019

HAL M. BUNDRICK, CFPA mortgage pre-qualification can be the first move“A pre-qualification is a conversation,” says Yael Ishakis, a mortgage loan officer with First Meridian Mortgage in Brooklyn, New York. A mortgage preapproval takes a much deeper dive into your personal finances than a pre-qualification, including the pulling of a credit report. But a conversation is the ...

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6 Planning Strategies to Help First-Time Homebuyers Become House-Rich

October 01, 2019

6 Planning Strategies to Help First-Time Homebuyers Become House-Rich The largest and most important investment for most people is their home. It is your shelter, a tax benefit and, after you have paid down the mortgage, a source of wealth you can tap in your retirement.If you are a first-time home buyer, here are six guidelines to assist ...

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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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Homeownership

September 10, 2019

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security. – Suze Orman...

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HELOC: Understanding Home Equity Lines of Credit by Holden Lewis

August 23, 2019

A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, is a second mortgage that gives you access to cash based on the value of your home. You can draw from a home equity line of credit and repay all or some of it monthly, somewhat like a credit card.With a HELOC, you borrow against your equity, which is the ...

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Builder confidence rises in August

August 15, 2019

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index rose to 66, up 1 point from JulyBYVERONIKA BONDARENKO Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes rose to 66 in August, up one point from July, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo.The Housing Market Index (HMI) is a weighted ...

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