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HUD AWARDS $36 MILLION TO BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS

November 11, 2021

HUD No. 21-184HUD Public Affairs(202) 708-0685FOR RELEASETuesdayNovember 9, 2021 WASHINGTON - More than 250 communities across the country will be able to increase the economic impact of their local community development and affordable housing programs for low- and moderate-income persons through $36 million in "capacity-building" grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ...

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10 BENEFITS OF SELLING BY AUTIONS!!!

September 16, 2021

10 BENEFITS OF SELLING BY AUTIONS!!!1. eliminates prolonged negotiations.2. creates a sense of urgency amongst buyers.3. exposes property to targeted potential buyers.4 sells property within a relatively short period of time.5. assures property will be sold at true market value.6. seller establishes the terms of the sale prior to the auction.7. the ...

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Buying Vs. Renting Your home

September 15, 2021

Is now the right time for you to buy a home? You have many options to consider and choices to make. Buying a home is a big responsibility, financially and emotionally, but, most people want to own a home. Homeownership often is referred to as "The American Dream." Why is it so special? Among the reasons: Real ...

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How the Moratorium’s End is Affecting Foreclosure Activity

September 13, 2021

Housing professionals have long been anticipating the response to the July 31 expiration of the federal moratorium on foreclosures. With August numbers coming in, analysts say there has indeed been a rise in foreclosure activity, but they do not expect a large influx. Borrowers across the nation collectively have record levels of home equity, and the sellers' market is ...

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Millennials are looking for dream homes, but Michigan’s competitive housing market keeps them out of reach

September 07, 2021

A promotion, a pay raise and a 30th birthday all felt like the right time for St. Clair Shores resident Justin Donoghue to purchase his first home.As he enters his seventh month of house hunting, he’s been outbid five times.“It’s just been really disheartening to fall in love with a home, write my cutesy ...

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Home Prices Are Soaring. Is That the Fed's Problem?

August 12, 2021

Robert S. Kaplan, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has been nervously eyeing the housing market as he ponders the path ahead for monetary policy. Home prices are rising at a double-digit pace this year. The typical house in and around the city he calls home sold for $306,031 in June of this year, Zillow ...

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How To Improve Your Credit Score To Help Secure a Home Loan

July 16, 2021

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TOP 5 QUESTIONS I’M ASKED AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

July 15, 2021

TOP 5 QUESTIONS I’M ASKED AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL  1:  How Much Do Real Estate Agents Charge? Typically, you aren’t paying a real estate agent to help you find your dream home. A home seller pays their real estate agent a percentage of the home sale price, and that agent pays the buyer’s ...

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3 Best Tips For Buyer's Agents In A Seller's Market

May 13, 2021

The real estate game has gone tougher this year with the low inventory and homes selling fast like hotcakes (for about 20-40% above the asking price!). It's no doubt a seller's market this year and agents commonly go through a bidding war given the low supply and the high demand. We have new agents who just ...

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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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3 Things You Want To Know Before Buying A Home This Fall

November 12, 2020

If you are planning to become a homeowner this year, these three facts about fall real estate will help you make an informed decision.Image by Jens Neumann from Pixabay 1. Price Fluctuations. Zillow reports show that around the same time last year, there is a 4.1% increase in the median home value in the USA. With ...

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Real-Estate Tips for Assisting Millennials Buying Their First Homes

November 02, 2020

Right now may seem to be one of the worst possible times for millennials to invest in their first-ever homes. And yet, the real estate market is booming for millennials. According to Realtor.com’s 2020 Housing Market Predictions, millennials will comprise the largest percentage of home buyers this year. This shouldn’t seem too surprising, as the millennial ...

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July’s new housing activity jumps back up amid increased demand

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020, 9:00 am By Alex Roha Single-family housing authorizations rose 6.43% month-over-month in July – a sign that housing activity is advancing in the face of the ongoing pandemic, according to a report by Buildfax, a property condition data service provider.Despite the slight uptick last month, single-family authorizations are still down 5.25% year-over-year – ...

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Staging a home to sell quicker!

August 14, 2020

There are several tips and tricks that go into the selling of a house. A trending topic in realestate is the staging of homes. Many realtors will furnish and touch up homes prior to thebuyers visit in order to appeal to the buyer’s wants and needs. Home staging is able tomaximize the strengths of a house while simultaneously ...

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Top Three Best Cities in South Carolina to Live and Raise a Family

August 10, 2020

 Families have different priorities when it comes to relocating to different areas. Some would favor location with great amenities for the kids and the entire family to enjoy. While others will consider the size of the property and the number of rooms at the top of their must-have list. The moving season officially starts in April and ends ...

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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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5 Ways to make your real estate business adapt to the new normal. Here are simple safety tips to keep you healthy, safe, and productive during these uncertain times.

May 06, 2020

Photo Credit: Image by Klaus Hausmann from Pixabay  Real estate agents are considered to be essential workers in many areas. Therefore, even the pandemic is not going to make it completely go on a pause. Realtors are one of the frontline heroes who help keep our communities and economy intact. For this reason, there are local safety protocols ...

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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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Keep your business running smoothly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with these 3 simple and practical tips.

April 07, 2020

The only thing in this world that is constant is CHANGE. COVID-19 is forcing the world right now to face yet again, another great transformation that will bring about revisions to our social and economic organizations. Our current situation has impacted all industries, and the challenge now is how do we keep our businesses afloat. Now more than ...

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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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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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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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Housing Rents in U.S. Dip for First Time in 2 Years

October 16, 2019

The U.S. average rent down to $1,471 a monthAccording to Yardi Matrix, as part of a seasonal respite, the national average residential rent in the U.S. decreased for the first time since February 2017, dipping by -0.1% ($1) from last month to $1,471. The decrease might seem insignificant, but coupled with the slowest year-over-year ...

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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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