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February 28, 2018

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents

“This file is now closed! Wooohooo!

I just want to take a moment to genuinely thank you both as well as the asset manager for your patience and understanding. There were several setbacks, but with a compassionate, responsive team such as yours, we were able to finally reach common ground and satisfaction on both ends.

Thank you again!”

– N. Wilson

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

If you’re looking for homes for sale, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

February 24, 2018

OPEN HOUSE: 8929 Driftwood Commo, Mint Hill, NC, 28227 | Home for Sale

Fabulous 2 story home in sought after community in Versage!

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! – 8929 Driftwood Commo, Mint Hill, NC, 28227 – How to be a homeowner successfully purchasing this HUD-owned home! This SATURDAY! February 24 – 11 AM – 1PM!

Homes has recently been renovated with fresh paint, new SS appliances, new flooring, HVAC repairs, roof repairs and so much more. There is a bonus room downstairs with a full bath which is perfect for a guest room. Bay windows in the breakfast room, shiny prefinished wood floors in the formal dining room and living room. Open concept floorplan! Home is ready to be moved in.

Schools

  • Elementary School: Lebanon
  • Middle School: Northeast
  • High School: Independence

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

If you’re looking for similar properties in Mint Hill NC and surrounding areas, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

January 25, 2018

OPEN HOUSE: 300 W 5th St Apt 229 Charlotte NC 28202 | Condo for Sale

Enjoy stunning views of uptown skyline from the lovely covered balcony! Check out this 2nd floor unit in Fifth and Poplar, one of Uptown’s most prestigious condos!

This 2 bedroom 1 bath condo features upgraded cabinets, open floorplan, wood floors, huge kitchen island with granite counters, recent upgrades include fresh paint, new carpets, new kitchen and bath faucet, new bath tub, HVAC serviced, and new ceiling fans.

Join our OPEN HOUSE event on January 25 THURSDAY, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

If you’re looking for similar properties in Charlotte NC and surrounding areas, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

North Carolina is One of the Fastest Growing States in the United States

Charlotte, North Carolina

The Tar Heel State is a combination of bustling cities and natural beauty. From the states' coasts and rolling mountains to busy streets, North Carolina is by far one of the most favorite haunts.

While you can find more than 10 brilliant facts about North Carolina to be awed at, the US Census released a list of states that have the most number of growing population from 2016 to 2017. This left North Carolina immovable at number 9 as one of the contributors to The United States' population increase, and number 5 in the fastest growing population in the nation.

Top 10 States in Numeric Growth: 2016 to 2017

Rank

Name

2010

2016

2017

Numeric growth

1

Texas

25,146,100

27,904,862

28,304,596

399,734

2

Florida

18,804,594

20,656,589

20,984,400

327,811

3

California

37,254,518

39,296,476

39,536,653

240,177

4

Washington

 6,724,545

 7,280,934

 7,405,743

124,809

5

North Carolina

 9,535,721

10,156,689

10,273,419

116,730

6

Georgia

 9,688,690

10,313,620

10,429,379

115,759

7

Arizona

 6,392,309

 6,908,642

7,016,270

107,628

8

Colorado

 5,029,325

 5,530,105

 5,607,154

77,049

9

Tennessee

 6,346,295

 6,649,404

 6,715,984

66,580

10

South Carolina

 4,625,381

 4,959,822

 5,024,369

64,547

Read more about the article at //www.charlottestories.com/new-census-data-ranks-north-carolina-one-fastest-growing-states-america/

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

Charlotte NC Homes

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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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.

May 2017 Housing Highlights for Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC Real Estate

Existing Home Sales
May 2017
Image Source: NCRealtors.org

With the busy summer months in full swing, the housing market in Charlotte, NC remains active for prospective buyers and eager sellers. Now is the time to act! Housing affordability might become problematic as the year progresses, impacted by the low inventory of available homes for sale, with the possibility of the Federal Reserve hiking the interest rates. So, if you are looking at buying or selling a Charlotte home, here are the housing highlights from May 2017 that you won’t want to miss:

  • Homes are seeing fewer days on the market. This is good news for Charlotte buyers and sellers! Since 2011, numbers of days a home is on the market has declined. Today, the average length of time a home for sale is on the market is now at 52 days. This is lower than in April when it was at 56 days and even lower than a year ago when it was at 63 days making it close to the record lows seen in 2004.
  • Lower median sale prices. Homes in Charlotte sold at an average of $274,957, down slightly from April’s figure of $275,490. Year over year totals are still up at 6.6% and the annual average is at 8.6%.
  • Closed sales are rising. While figures are down .3% for year over year totals, they have increased to 7% for year-to-date for homes that sold in Charlotte and its suburbs.
  • An increase in pending sales. In both the year over year and year-to-date figures, pending sales have steadily increased. Year over year, they are up to 16.6%, and up to 8.1% year-to-date.
  • Low housing supply for higher demands. Anything less than a 6 month supply of homes tends to make it easier for sellers but drives up the competition with buyers. In Charlotte, the average was 2.5 months; from down 26.5% of the year over year figure 3.4 months making it close to lows experienced all the way back in 2005.

Are You Buying or Selling a Charlotte, NC Home?

Now is the best time to make your move. The rate for a 30 year mortgage is now the lowest it has been in 7 months it is at 3.90% according to Freddie Mac. Turn to the expertise of Showcase Realty so you can buy or sell a Charlotte home without delay! To get started, contact our team at 704-997-3794 or send us a message here.

 

January 30, 2016

Quick HVAC Maintenance Tips And Tricks for Winter

Your HVAC system works overtime during the winter, so it’s important to take preventative maintenance measures to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips to help you prevent outages and keep your HVAC system in top shape for the season:

How to Maintain Your HVAC

Avoid wasting money on various HVAC repairs and take these preventative steps to keep your system in order:

Check vents and ducts for any debris or dust that may prevent hot air from moving into your rooms.

Have a heating professional perform routine maintenance on a schedule.

See how your thermostat is performing and increase efficiency by turning it down to 55 degrees at night.

Inspect air filters to ensure they aren’t clogged and interfering with regular airflow.

Potential Issues to Look For

Keep an eye out for potential issues when inspecting your HVAC system:

Unexpectedly high energy bills. If you’re spending a lot of money on heating bills despite regular maintenance, you may need to address air leaks within your home.

Unusually dirty or dusty air filters. If your air filters are getting dirty after only one month of use, look for holes in vents and the ducts, as well as any external issues that may be affecting the system.

Low levels of airflow from your ducts and vents. If you’re seeing low airflow after cleaning your ducts and vents, you may have a bigger problem on your hands. Check for holes and breaks.

A particularly cold room in your well heated home. With the heat on, every room in your house should be warm. If one room is cold, there may be leaks or holes in your insulation.

Dented or collapsed ducts. These can cause many of the problems mentioned above. Make sure you fix them immediately to avoid more issues.

Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

When you invest in maintenance, you reap many financial and other long-term benefits, including:

Ensuring a safe and comfortable home

Keeping your warranty intact

Reducing your energy bills in the winter

Conclusion

Don’t delay regular maintenance on your HVAC system. If you don’t perform maintenance in the fall, it’s imperative that you do it before the next big winter storm. Do it yourself or hire a heating technician to do it for you. Just make sure that it’s done regularly and effectively to ensure that you and your family will remain safe and warm through the winter.

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