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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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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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These three key factors in marketing your property will get it sold for a higher price on time.

August 09, 2019


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Are you ready for the hurricane season?

July 11, 2019


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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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First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers 3 Things To Know In The Housing Market Today!

June 15, 2019

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet.The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, and the ...

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Classic, Charming, Elegant: ​Are some of the components of ​two more common home styles in South Carolina, ​both equally beautiful.

June 11, 2019


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9 Tips to Buying Foreclosed Homes

May 16, 2019

 The credit goes to The Lenders Network.  Website source: https://thelendersnetwork.com/tips-to-buying-foreclosed-homes/The credit goes to The Lenders Network.  Website source: https://thelendersnetwork.com/tips-to-buying-foreclosed-homes/ ...

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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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Economic Indicators That Will Help You Understand the Housing Market

March 18, 2019

From home prices and sales to construction and mortgage rates, these are the real estate gauges to watch.By Dima Williams, Contributor |March 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Economic Indicators That Will Help You Understand the Housing Market Look carefully at year-over-year changes between home prices, the number of sales and available homes to better interpret the ...

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Why You Should Sell Your Home in 2019

March 13, 2019

By Devon Thorsby, Editor, Real Estate |March 7, 2019, Few people are predicting that 2019 will be a record-breaking year for home prices.But relatively speaking, 2019 might be the best time for you to put your house on the market. Especially if you’re on the fence about selling this year or next, Nick Ron, CEO of ...

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2019's Hottest Home Remodel Trends That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

March 12, 2019


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Showcase Realty Hosts Successfully Selling HUD Homes Agent Workshop in Charlotte

March 08, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Agent Workshop At Showcase Realty Charlotte Generated Great Local Agent Interest Nancy Bruan and her team at Showcase Realty in Charlotte hosted a workshop on March 6th for agents interested in selling HUD homes.  The event was sponsored by Camilla McCall of Bay Equity Loans, who provided the agents with finance ...

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This love month, spend a romantic dining experience in Beaufort's top 3 most romantic restaurants!

February 12, 2019


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Emotional Intelligence and Real Estate

January 15, 2019

The following article appeared in INMAN. The original article can be found here: https://www.inman.com/2019/01/14/connect-the-speakers-marc-brackett-on-emotional-intelligence-and-real-estate/Connect the Speakers: Marc Brackett on emotional intelligence and real estateWhat you need to know about emotional intelligence and how it helps rule your worldBYINMANStaff Writer  You’ve probably heard of the concept of emotional intelligence before — but if you’ve brushed ...

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5 housing takeways: What should you expect from home sales in 2019? Janna Herron, USA TODAY

January 14, 2019

Forget fevered bidding wars and snap home-buying decisions. Slower and steadier will characterize next year's housing market.That follows a 2018 that started off hot but softened into the fall as buyers – put off by high prices and few choices – sat out rather than paid up.Affordability issues will remain a top concern going ...

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What Are Charlotte NC Home Sellers Closing Costs?

January 07, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty The seller’s closing costYour Charlotte NC home-selling journey ends at the closing. You are probably looking forward to it, thinking of how much profit you’ll reap from the transaction. Before you get carried away computing your returns, don’t forget that you have to pay the seller’s closing cost....

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7 Important Things Home Sellers Often Forget to Do

November 15, 2018

The following is a copy of an article that originally appeared on realtor.com, written by Jennifer O'Neill. The link to the original is: https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/7-things-home-sellers-forget/***When you’re selling your home there’s so much to do: find a Realtor®, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging... It’s no wonder that sometimes ...

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5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home For Sale

November 01, 2018

5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home For SaleWith the help of a good agent and quality advertising, getting prospective buyers for your home should be an easy task, especially with the current buyer demand for properties. But you can also help the process along by presenting your home in its best possible light. Not only will you get ...

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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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