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What Is A HUD Home and Can I Buy One?

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 “HUD home” as “a 1 to 4 unit residential property acquired by HUD as a result of a foreclosure action on an FHA-insured mortgage”.

HUD becomes the property owner and offers it for sale to recover the loss on the foreclosure claim. In other words, it’s a property bought using an FHA-insured loan, didn’t meet the monthly mortgage, ended up in foreclosure, bought back by HUD, who is now selling it. That’s how it became a HUD home.

As to why it is available at a lower cost than other homes for sale in Charlotte, it is because the possible cost of repairs is reflected from the price.

HUD wants to sell these homes as soon as possible. To sweeten the deal, they even offer benefits and incentives for the buyers.

The HUD incentives

One such incentive is “The Good Neighbor Next Door Program” which seeks to “encourage renewal of revitalization areas by providing an opportunity for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and teachers to purchase homes in these communities…in the form of 50% discount off the list of eligible properties”.

If you happen be a community worker mentioned on the list, you are entitled to 50% off on top of the already low-priced home! Imagine the money you’ll be able to save from that!

If the foreclosed homes are not sold within six months, HUD has another special offer. The agency may sell them for $1 each to local governments to  “foster housing opportunities for low to moderate income families and address specific community needs”.

How can you buy one?

For the list of available HUD real estate owned (REO) single-family properties, you can visit the HUD Home Store. This site offers the public, brokers, potential owner-occupants, state and local governments and nonprofit organizations a centralized location where they can search for HUD properties for sale.

It is also the site where registered real estate brokers and other organizations can send bids on behalf of their clients who want to purchase a HUD property.

When you’ve found a Charlotte home you like, contact a HUD-approved real estate broker who can setup a showing for you to visit the home. Unlike the process of buying regular homes, you have to place bids through your agent, and there is a time period where bids are accepted. When that bidding period is over, HUD checks all the bids and accepts the best bid where their agency can get the highest net.

HUD homes are sold as is. If the home you like requires repairs, you will be the one responsible for it. Which is why HUD encourages interested home buyers to get a home inspection before submitting an offer for the home.

Are you considering purchasing a HUD home? Call me, Nancy Braun, at (704) 997-3794.

🏠What Are the Steps to Getting Your Charlotte NC Home Sale-Ready

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Are you getting geared up to put your home on the market?

As a seller, it's your responsibility to ensure that your home is going to show well to potential buyers. Each new visitor is a "first-date" for your house, so you'll want to do everything you can to make sure it's looking its best. You want the buyers who walk in through your doors to be impressed, and for someone to make an offer as soon as possible.

Make sure to set yourself apart from the competition. Remember that the effort and money you'll spend on getting your house ready will affect your chances of securing a successful sale.

There are many things you can do to increase the odds of selling your Charlotte NC home fast and for your full asking price. You can start with these simple steps.

1. Think about First Impressions

The most important aspect of a home showing is the buyer's first impression. However, buyers don't form their first impression of your home when they walk through your door. It happens when they look at the photographs on your online listings.

When looking for a home online, buyers like to see what the home looks like. Without photos, it will be hard for them to determine if it's a home worth considering. Make sure your online photos show your home in its best light.

2. Declutter and depersonalize

This is a task home sellers should never ignore. Get rid of any clutter and personal touches, like many portraits. When people walk into a home that's for sale, they want to be able to picture themselves in it, not the previous owners. Your goal is to create a welcoming, neutral home for every potential buyer.  It' s a simple step that will have a major impact on how your house shows.

3. Stage the house

Home staging can help make your home attractive to buyers. It is also an essential part of marketing a property for sale.

You can either do this yourself or hire one of the staging companies in your area. A professional home stager will have expertise in planning and choosing furniture and accessories, and arranging them in a way that shows off your home to its best advantage so that it sells quickly for maximum profit.

4. Make small repairs

Nothing good comes out of telling an interested buyer. oh, we've been meaning to do that, but we never got round to it. So before you put your home on the market, make all the small repairs you've been putting off.

Your home should be finely tuned before you put it on the market if you want it to attract more buyers and sell for top dollar.

Preparing a home for sale can be a lot easier with the help of the top real estate agent in Charlotte NC!

Enlist my help today!

Call me, Nancy Braun, at 704-997-3794. I can help you maximize your home's appeal and secure a swift sale.

Read: How to Sell My Home Fast in Charlotte - a Comprehensive Guide

👇What Are the Risks of Selling Your Charlotte NC Home Without an Agent?

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Selling a property can be quite a complex and daunting process.

So, it’s really surprising that some homeowners decide to go through this huge task themselves without the help of an experienced real estate agent.

There are many reasons why people try to sell their homes on their own—for sale by owners (FSBO). Most of these homeowners want to save money that they would have otherwise spent on real estate commission.  

However, data from a National Association of Realtors survey shows that less than 10 percent of all home sales are FSBOs. There are serious reasons why nearly 90% of sellers choose to work with a real estate agent.

Here are some of the drawbacks of selling your home on your own:

1. Lack of experience

Unless you’ve sold a house before, you may actually sabotage the process of selling your home due to ignorance and naivety. With no prior real estate experience, you’ll have limited knowledge of the process of selling a property and the complex legislation that goes with it. You may end up putting yourself at risk of non-compliance with real estate legislation.

Real estate agents, such as our team at Showcase Realty, sell properties every day. We know the process inside and out. We have complete knowledge of taking a deal to the final stage and closing it successfully.

2. Incorrect Property Appraisal

As a private seller, you may not have the skills to correctly appraise your home. You may end up overpricing your it, which may deter buyers. On the other hand, you may also make the mistake of underpricing your property resulting in a price lower than the market value.

Real estate agents can create an evaluation of your home based on the current real estate market status. We have access to data which will help us compare your home to other similar properties to see if you are overpricing or selling for too low.

3. Limited Marketing Resources and Strategies

Do you have a marketing strategy that is at par with the real estate market this time of the year?

Most homeowners don’t have the same marketing resources and strategy as an agent. If you choose to sell your home on your own, you will need to pay for advertising costs out of your own pocket.

Marketing is one area where we really shine!  We use top marketing, strategies, technology, and systems to give our clients cutting-edge results, at top dollar, and in the least amount of time.

As real estate agents, we also have a wide network of contacts which can help us reach more buyers. This is not just through advertising sites but from our own company databases and potential buyers we’ve come in contact with at other properties. In fact, we have over 35,832 home buyers in waiting for an NC or SC home for sale in our Database.

Selling a home on your own will have a huge impact on your lifestyle. You should not underestimate the time, work, and effort involved in selling a property. It can be a big task for you to coordinate the sale on your spare time.

When you work with us, you have more time for things that matter most while we handle all  the tedious particulars of your home sale.

If you’re looking for the best agent to sell your property, you can call me, Nancy Braun at 704-997-3794. My team and I are always ready to assist you with all your real estate needs in Charlotte NC.  

Read: How to Sell My Home Fast in Charlotte – a Comprehensive Guide

COMING SOON! 10222 Atkins Ridge Dr Charlotte NC 28213-4290 | Home for Sale

Creekside at Wyndham Place Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

A spacious suburban haven

Set on the corner lot of Atkins Ridge Drive and Parsifal Lane is this generously proportioned Transitional style home. It features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car attached garage with 3, 140 square feet of living space you can enjoy. 

Homes for Sale in Creekside at Wyndham Place Charlotte NC

This Charlotte home was built fairly recently, so everything is in great condition. With a wooded area behind the backyard, you can have all the privacy that you need.

If you are looking for your own haven in the suburbs where you can entertain, relax, or retreat, this is the home you will want to own.

In proximity to great amenities

Located in Creekside at Wyndham Place Subdivision, this place is part of the Newell community where residents enjoy a short commute to get to everywhere, from Downtown Charlotte to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

There are plenty of dining and shopping options within a two-mile radius.  

If you have elementary age children, University Meadows Elementary School is only a mile away while both James Martin Middle School and Zebulon B Vance High School are 3.3 miles away.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is only a seven-minute drive, perfect if you intend to get a new degree or finish your previous one.

Enjoy this home's lovely amenities

The main floor of the home features an inviting foyer complete with polished wood floors, a bright and airy dining room, a staircase leading to the second floor, a great room with wood floors and a gas log fireplace, a lovely ample-spaced eat-in kitchen with an island, beautiful cabinetry, stainless appliances, and a pantry.  There's also a breakfast nook that's open to the family room.

The second level features the master bedroom as well as 2 other bedrooms. The master bedroom is bright and large and has a loft, a sitting area, and a walk-in closet. It also has an ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and a garden tub. Another bathroom is available to be shared by the two other bedrooms. The laundry room and utility room are also located on the second floor.

This property features an attractive brick veneer and stone exterior, a covered front porch, a two car attached garage, an attic, a patio, a storage shed, and a fenced yard.

Enjoy a quiet and private retreat in this beautiful Charlotte home for sale, yours for ONLY $270,000.

Want to see other available properties here in the Charlotte area? Visit www.ShowcaseRealty.net for more info.

Call me, Nancy Braun, (704) 997-3794. As the top real estate agent in Charlotte, I can help you find the best home.

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Where Should You Be Growing Your Business, Pat Hiban Interviews Nancy Braun

Where Should You Be Growing Your Business, Pat Hiban Interviews Nancy Braun

Have you always wanted to become a real estate rockstar? 

Listen to this interview with Wall Street Journal’s #7 U.S. real estate agent and REO expert Nancy Braun. Pat Hiban of Real Estate Rockstar Radio talks to Braun as she discusses why now is the time to run away from REOs and focus your energy on growing your retail business.

If you’re a real estate agent and want to learn more, listen to the podcast by clicking here: //hibandigital.com/?s=nancy+braun

If you have any questions, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794!

2201 Mary Ann Dr Charlotte NC 28214 | Home for Sale

2201 Mary Ann Dr Charlotte NC 28214 | Home for Sale

Amazing price for a charming home!

Don’t miss out on this 1,764 square bart single family home which features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

Schedule a private viewing by calling Nancy Braun at 704-997-3794 today!

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Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

We just sold another house and our client has some really nice barely used furniture for sale!

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Sofa and tables in new condition selling for ONLY $600!

Guest bedroom is rarely used and the mattress is always covered by protective mattress cover. The whole bedroom is ONLY for $700!

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes

Gorgeous Furniture for Sale | Charlotte NC Homes


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If you are looking to sell your home, call 704-997-3794 today!

Charlotte Ranked #1 Most Up-And-Coming City in America

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Charlotte is a city where the cosmopolitan vibe of an international hub meets the best of southern charm. A unique culture has evolved through its metro area, where residents enjoy sophisticated art, to world-class culinary delights, entertainment, sports and more. It is also the home of NASCAR and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, to the delight of many motorsports enthusiasts.

Living is affordable, the weather tis wonderful, and there is always something to do — including attending free events.

Charlotte is not just a “banking town” because Bank of America and Wells Fargo have their headquarters in the Queen City. Other major employers include Lowe’s (headquartered in Mooresville), and American Airlines. The metro area’s unemployment rate is on par with the national average, at 4.9%; and its average annual salary is slightly higher than national averages, at $48,370. Charlotte was listed as one of the best cities for job hunters on WalletHub.com’s 2017’s Best and Worst Cities for Jobs.

A recent study conducted by Time Magazine and Yelp on the best cities in America for economic growth considered data ranging from search frequency, page visits, to how long each business has been in operation. The results, according to Time Magazine, showed that Charlotte proved the largest growth driven by the bard industry. Additional rankings for Charlotte in various industries included Shopping (#3), Restaurants (#6), Nightlife (#19), Automotive (#3), Event Planning and Services (#14), Health and Medical (#4), Active Life (#6), Home Services (#2), and Beauty and Spas (#5).

According to Yelp’s Data Editor, Carl Bialik, “This program is an ongoing effort to surface insights from Yelp’s deep data stores to help businesses succeed and to arm policymakers with the information they need to make effective change that will boost local economies.”

The data used was collected by Yelp using intricate analytics and statistics models. As the data is in real time and “current”, measuring indicators are more precise, providing far more accurate results.

With Charlotte growing at an impressive rate, and housing development increasing, my team and I at Showcase Realty are ideally positioned to assist home buyers, renters, home sellers and investors realize every real estate goal. If you’re planning on moving to or within the Charlotte Metro area, please do not hesitate to contact us for prompt and professional service.

Contact me, Nancy Braun, at Nancy@ShowcaseRealty.net or call 704-997-3794. My team and I would love to support your real estate needs.


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The average agent sells a home in 67 days while our average time for selling a home is only 43 days!

With Showcase’s proven track record of results, your home is more likely to sell for more money, in less time, and least amount of hassle!

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Home Repositioned in the Market! 8427 Quintrell Dr Charlotte NC 28277 | Home for Sale

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The space and security you want in a home

Just a block away from the pool and park of the highly sought after Landen Meadow community is this beautiful and spacious two-story home which stands on a corner lot.  

This traditional style Charlotte home for sale features 5 spacious bedrooms,  2.5 bathrooms, a formal living room, a cozy den and a 2 car attached garage.  It has a large front and backyard.

For ONLY $295,000 this home is the haven you have been dreaming of. It is a home where you can enjoy comfort and serenity and entertain family and friends.

Experience an active lifestyle in the community of Landen Meadows

Built in the 90’s, Landen Meadows neighborhood was one of the first residential neighborhoods in the popular Ballantyne region in South Charlotte.

It is located between Rea Rd and Ardrey Kell Rd and is literally just minutes from shopping, dining, and entertainment as well as access to I-485. All local schools are within a ten-minute drive.

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This community enjoys a pool, tennis courts and recreation area.

Work in the bright and welcoming study

If you love the symmetrical look and clean lines, you’ll love the design of this home.  Directly across the foyer is the staircase that leads to the second level.

To the right of the foyer is a welcoming study. This room has big windows,  making it bright and airy.

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The windows overlook the front lawn so you can enjoy a great view while you work. Large and casually elegant, this study is a great place to work in peace and privacy.

You can also transform this study into a formal living room.

Enjoy formal meals in the formal dining room

To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room.

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Well-lighted with big windows, this room is the best place for formal dining. If you love having guests over, this dining room is large enough to accommodate a six-person table.

Adding your favorite paintings on the wall, and a cabinet display in one corner will bring this room to life and make it the perfect entertaining spot.  

This dining area is also open to the kitchen, making meals convenient and easy.

Fill this home with the aroma of great bard

Next to the formal dining room is an inviting,  large eat-in kitchen, with an open concept floor plan.

This Charlotte NC kitchen has two pantries, stainless steel appliances, lots of cabinet space and no touch under cabinet lighting. Tile floors make cleaning easy and convenient. A breakfast nook is available on the other side of the breakfast bar, just beside the french door which leads to the backyard.

Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Dazzle your family with your inner chef skills and prepare the best meals in this amazing kitchen.

This NC home kitchen’s set up allows you to multitask; you can enjoy cooking and entertaining your guests at the same time.

A cozy family room with a fantastic backyard view

Across the charming kitchen is the spacious family room which is also accessible through the hallway from the foyer.

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Featuring large windows which keep this room bright and cheerful, neutral tone walls for a more open and contemporary ambiance, and a large fireplace to cozy up to on brisk night’s, this family room will easily turn into your family’s favorite spot.

Not to mention that it is right across from the kitchen and pantry, and just a door away from the relaxing backyard retreat.

Turn your bedroom into a soothing retreat

This home has five generous sized and well-appointed bedrooms.

The master bedroom is spacious and bright. Warm tone walls, carpet floor and big windows that let in light give this bedroom a warm and welcoming appeal.

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You’ll love its large space and the beautiful blend of neutral and warm colors, giving this room a feeling of warmth and relaxation.  With a king size bed and some drawers, this bedroom is the perfect escape from a long day of work.

This master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom so you can fully enjoy your privacy.

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Enjoy its double vanity, a large tub, a separate shower and new light fixtures.

You’ll look forward to coming home and ending your day with a good long soak while reading your favorite book.

Do you require storage space?

When you need more storage space, this home delivers. The attic is mostly floored and is the perfect place for storage. Or you can convert it into a craft room where you can paint and enjoy your arts and crafts.

This Charlotte home for sale offers a wonderful backyard retreat

A lovely surprise awaits you when you move to the backyard of the home. Featuring a good sized covered patio, you can entertain or relax in comfort while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

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Furnish it with a table and some comfortable chairs and you will have a wonderful setting perfect for relaxing and enjoyment. This porch overlooks a large flat backyard with lush grass and trees.

The backyard is fenced, so if you have kids, they can enjoy playing here.

Homes like this don’t stay on the market long, so grab this opportunity now! Call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794 to schedule a viewing of this lovely home. Let me help you find the best home to suit your needs.

This is a short sale and is subject to servicer’s and or note investor’s approval of offer to purchase.

Text Quintrell8427 to 704-870-2369 FOR MORE DETAILS!

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“We came to Charlotte to start a new life in a warmer climate. Nancy Braun and Cyndy Stout came highly recommended. We got in touch with them before moving to North Carolina. The day we got into town, Nancy showed us houses from her office and in person. We were looking at neighborhoods, and homes, old as well as new. She and Cyndy talked to us frequently, and always showed homes that were in our budget. They helped us explore areas we were unsure about. With all the information, we were able to focus on a specific area. We found a wonderful home. The process was smooth, and every question answered along the way. We highly recommend this agency for anyone.” – Eric B., Facebook

Find your dream home or list with Nancy Braun and get your home sold!

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