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How to Get the Best First Time Home Buyer Mortgage

Are you excited to have your own home?

If you’re tired of renting, or living with roommates, and you want to feel like an adult and be independent, or you are getting married and starting a family, you are emotionally ready to have a home of your own.

But are you ready for the fees and responsibilities that come with it?

A home is an investment, and it may be among the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make. Many of us rush the process of home purchase, when it requires a lot of preparation and careful planning.

Decisions, decisions

Among the many decisions you have to make in buying a home in Charlotte NC  is which lender to choose.

It can be challenging to find the right lender to work with, especially since there are so many mortgage lenders ready to accept your loan application.  However, just because the lender is willing does not mean it is the right one for you.

Remember, you’ll be paying your mortgage for years to come, so you might as well take the time to study the different mortgage options available to you.

Top tips on picking the right mortgage lender

Getting a house loan is not as easy as walking into a bank or any lending institution, presenting your situation, signing some paperwork and walking out with what you need. It’s a little more complicated than that.

  • Get to know the different mortgage lenders. Before you decide on a particular mortgage lender, do some research on the different lenders in your area.  The most common types of lenders are big banks, mortgage banks, credit unions and mortgage brokers.

You want to find a organization that offers a good loan program with low interest rates, one which is invested in its clients, and one which can help you close the deal fast. You can do this by searching online, asking for references from friends, family members, and your real estate agent.

  • Decide on whether you need a mortgage broker or a mortgage banker.  A mortgage broker is someone who can make the job of finding lenders easy. There are several benefits associated with mortgage brokers like convenience and expertise in handling the requirements. But you should know that there are also some less than appealing aspects.

Mortgage brokers get a commission when they arrange the deal between the lender and the new homeowner.  You’ll find that there are mortgage brokers who’ll set you up with a lending institution simply because they’ll receive a higher commission, regardless of whether the interests in the mortgage lending institution will cost you more.

A mortgage banker is essentially a loan officer. These are people who have either a real estate background or someone who has worked for a different department in the bank. When you decide to get a home loan from the bank, they are the ones who will present the different products or services their bank offers, and guide you in choosing the most suitable one for your situation.

An advantage of working with mortgage bankers is they don’t get any commission on whatever mortgage you choose. Regardless of the amount of the mortgage you’ll have, mortgage bankers don’t have the financial incentive to push you to get a large mortgage deal. In fact, a lot of them say “No” to whatever outrageous requests or demands you ask for because they strictly follow their bank policies and rules.  

  • Interview the lenders. Create a shortlist of mortgage lenders, and set up an interview with the best three. Prepare a series of questions to help you determine if they offer the services you have in mind.

You don’t need to get a loan to ask questions. You can simply ask the loan office or mortgage banker to assist you in understand some things. That way you can have a good amount of information when you leave.

Mortgage shopping allows you to see the different products and interest rates, which will make decision making easier.

Buying a Charlotte NC home for the first time is a great learning experience. With the right help and support from an experienced real estate agent, it will also be a beautiful journey.

Call me, Nancy Braun, at (704) 997-3794. Let me make your first home purchase a success.


How To Sell My Fixer-Upper Home?


Thinking of selling your fixer-upper home?

When you own a Charlotte NC home that has a lot of repair issues and you would like to list it, you may think “Who would want to buy a home like this?”. The answer: Many people will buy it.

It is actually easier to sell a fixer-upper than a new construction because it is more affordable. It is a good deal which many buyers are looking for.  Also, they love the freedom to customize the home according to their preferences, and there are even some buyers who are searching for fixer-uppers because they love the idea of being hands-on in home projects.

Tips on listing your not so charming home.

When you need to sell your fixer-upper house quickly, here are a few things you can do to get the most out of it.

Hire the right REALTOR®. An experienced REALTOR® can do so much for you and your home. He or she will know the right price for your home, what repairs are needed and who to market your home to.

Price it right. It can be difficult to price your home according to the comparables in your area because yours has more flaws and issues, so have the real estate agent assess your home to get the right market value for it, then set it at a bargain price. Your price should be at a value which leaves sufficient amount for the buyer to fix and repair the home. Then prepare your home for the market!

Get your home cleaned. Whether you DIY or have it done by a professional, getting your home clean will make it look much better. This is the best opportunity for you to declutter. Remove any unused and unnecessary appliances and furniture. You will be surprised to see how you can clear out a good deal of space after decluttering. Step up your cleaning game by deep cleaning the bathroom and kitchen. Buyers are aware your home for sale needs significant repair, but they will be offended when you do not take the effort to clean your home.

Highlight the best features. Just because your home’s porch may be falling apart doesn’t mean that all other areas need fixing and repair. Look for the best features of your home which would make it worth an investment and highlight it to the real estate agent so it can be emphasized in the marketing materials. Your home probably has an open floor concept, a spacious kitchen or an amazing backyard. Those are the areas you should work on.

Be honest about your home’s flaws. It is in your best interest to disclose any flaws or repairs needed in your home to your real estate agent and the potential buyer. It is much better for them to be aware of it, rather than finding out the flaws after the home inspection.

Show the buyer your home’s potential and help them see the possibilities your home offers. When you can do it successfully, you will sell your fixer-upper home in Charlotte NC.

For more home selling tips, visit //ShowcaseRealty.net. Call me, Nancy Braun, at (704) 997-3794. As one of Charlotte NC’s top REALTOR®, I can help sell your fixer-upper home.

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“In June 2014 I hired Nancy Braun to sell my home in Matthews and everything from signing the listing agreement to the closing went exceptionally well. While not Nancy’s fault, a couple buyers pulled out of their offers and Nancy called me immediately to explain why they cancelled – and she reassured me to hang in there because my house would sell, and it did for full asking price! Nancy and her team are very knowledgeable, responded to my calls quickly, and were very professional. In addition to that, their system allowed me to know when the house was shown and provided prospective buyer’s feedback about my house. I’ve never seen a system like it. It kept me informed, which came in handy as I live in San Diego. Based upon my experience, I highly recommend Nancy Braun and her team!” – Metrocmj, Zillow

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“Nancy was of great help! I contacted her and about a month later she had a few buyers for my home! She even convinced the buyers to pay off some things that were affecting my credit due to my mortgage loan! I would recommend her services to anyone looking to sell their home in a promptly manner! Thanks Nancy!” – Clareeseblackmon, Zillow

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“Nancy Braun helped us find our first house and guided us through the whole process. We would definitely recommend Nancy and would call if we are ever in the market for another house.” – Mriver97, Zillow

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UNDER CONTRACT! 3704 Selwyn Farms Lane #2 Charlotte NC 28209 / Condo for Sale

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Live in one of the sought-after locations in Charlotte!

The best of privacy and location are yours to enjoy in this beautifully appointed 1,655 square bart condo unit at Selwyn Farms.

If you long to live in a quiet and conveniently located home, this 3 bed, 3 bath condo is what you are looking for.

Move-in ready, this 2-story transitional style condo has been recently updated. New deck boards, new runner on stairs, and newer faucets in the master bedroom ensure convenience for the future homeowners.  

A wide porch runs along the front length of this condo, creating a nice welcoming entry to the home.

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Relax in the bright and spacious great room

Step inside an amply sized foyer which opens to the great room of this Charlotte condo for sale. To the left of the foyer are the wooden stairs leading to the second level.

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You’ll love the gorgeous hardwood floor throughout the foyer, great room, breakfast, and kitchen. It adds a rustic appeal and warmth to this condo’s interior, a welcome break from the contemporary look many condos offer.

Crown molding graces the ceiling, enhancing the elegant appeal of this condo.

The living room is bright and welcoming, thanks to the neutral tone walls and ceiling.

Relaxation comes easy when you are in a light and airy environment, which this living room provides. The neutral tone walls also create a perfect canvas for the type of decor and chair pieces you’ll choose.

This great room also features a fireplace where you can cozy up on cool nights.

Inviting your friends over is easy when you have the space to accommodate them in your home.

Fill this condo with the aroma of your favorite meals

On the other side of the great room is this condo’s dining room.

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This dining room is bright and cozy, thanks to the big windows letting in natural light.

Beside this dining space is a modern and efficient kitchen.

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Prepare delicious and healthy meals in this eat-in kitchen which comes with an electric cooktop, dishwasher, disposal, electric range, microwave, kitchen island and breakfast bar.

This Charlotte condo also has plenty of cabinets for your storage needs.

Turn the master bedroom into a private haven

The main floor has one bedroom, and the two other bedrooms, including the master bedroom, are on the second level.

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One of the highlights of your day will be to come home and relax in this condo’s master bedroom.

Spacious yet cozy, this room also features a walk-in closet with organizer for all your things. Your personal items will have space and be kept organized in this closet.

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The master bedroom also has an en suite bathroom with oversized shower and tub, and a dual vanity.

End your day with a good long soak in the tub for relaxation, then sink under the covers and sleep all your worries away.

If you need more space, this condo has an attic where you can store your things.

Relax and entertain in this condo’s outdoor oasis

Another wonderful feature of this condo is its outdoor retreat.

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The large backyard deck provides the ultimate rest and entertainment spot. On days where you have great weather, you can simply hang out and relax on this deck.

Furnish it with some outdoor chairs and a patio umbrella and you already have a wonderful backyard retreat. It is also fenced for privacy and security. Your kids will surely love playing on this spacious deck.

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Right outside the enclosed deck is an ample sized backyard bordered with greenery and trees.

Experience living in the vibrant Sedgefield neighborhood

When you need to cool off, you can take a dip in the pool nearby.

This Charlotte condo shares a swimming pool with the other condos of this neighborhood.

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On top of all its amazing features, this condo is just walking distance to amenities. It is only seven minutes from the vibrant South End neighborhood, the heartbeat of Charlotte.

You can enjoy plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options in the South End. It is a hip neighborhood infused with historic charm, and residents and tourists love its character and vibe.  

You will love living in this home. The local elementary and middle schools are within a 1.5-mile radius, so if you have kids, commuting is convenient. There are also parks and sports facilities within walking distance.

Don’t miss the chance to live in this highly desirable Charlotte condo for sale at ONLY $259,000. Visit //ShowcaseRealty.net/ to check out other condos for sale in the Charlotte area.

For more information about this condo, call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794.  Helping my clients find their dream home or condo is my passion.

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“Showcase Realty is not just a place to work, its a family! Nancy Braun is a wonderful business woman with a HUGE heart! Nancy has built Showcase Realty on personal values and professional experience. I am honored to be able to be a part of this team of talented people as we come together to create the completed vision of Showcase! Every client, every agent, every employee is important and appreciated! We are growing and continually improving the overall experience here at Showcase Realty! Team work makes the dream work!” – Jazma S., Yelp

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For Rent: 3585 Draycott Avenue Charlotte NC 28213

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Take advantage of this beautiful two-story unit in Berkshire complex!

This highly desired home features 3 bedrooms, and a kitchen filled with modern appliances that has a breakfast bar with dual sink and a pantry area. Be relaxed and enjoy an amazing view of the garden on the oversized outside patio as well!

Apply today and move-in!

For inquiries on applications, call (704) 440-0007 today!

For application requirements and to apply, visit www.RHSSrentals.com.

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“Nancy and team do an outstanding job! Personable, diligent and aggressive. Nancy has handled several of our listings and always feel in good hands. She and her team consistently have our best interests in mind. Would highly recommend Showcase Realty to anyone coming into the area or local residents wanting to buy/sell property!” – Shirley B., Yelp

Find your dream home with best Charlotte NC real estate agent Nancy Braun and the Showcase Realty Team! Call (704) 997-3794 today!

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6346 Carpentaria Ct Charlotte NC 28215 Home for Sale

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You will love this gorgeous 2 story home in a cul-de-sac lot! This house features 4 bedrooms in the upper room level. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a garden tub you will enjoy for sure! The kitchen has beautiful cherry cabinets with black appliances. This beautiful house in Kingstree Charlotte is perfect for you and your family!
Make an offer for this home for sale by calling Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794 today! As the premier REALTOR® in Charlotte I am here to assist you in finding the best home for your family.

If you’d like to know more about the property, send us a message here: //showcaserealty.net/contact-us/.

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