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OPEN HOUSE: 9416 Hampton Oaks Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270 | Home for Sale

Grab the chance to own this jaw-dropping ranch in Providence Plantation! Enjoy the scenic drive through the neighborhood and tree lined driveway to the house.

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! – 9416 Hampton Oaks Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270 – How to be a homeowner successfully purchasing this HUD-owned home! This SATURDAY! May 12 – 12 PM – 2PM!

Enter into the exposed brick foyer with character and lots of natural light! Chef’s Dream Kitchen with huge center island and imported Italian Hand Blown Glass lights above. The kitchen features recessed lighting, under counter lights, SS appliances: wall oven, GE profile gas stove and oven (2008), and dishwasher. Chef’s built in desk. Living Room has vaulted ceilings, brick mantle, andexposed beams! Fabulous Den with custom full bar and sink – perfect for entertaining and wood burning fireplace. Master suite with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, walk in closet with California style organizers, overlooking the greenery, heated floors, shower with multi jets and garden soaking tub with jets. Oversized Laundry with cabinets and sink. Moroccan style panels separate Sunroom and living room. Beautiful sunroom with custom glass door insert and lots of windows overlooking the flat, deep wooded backyard with lots of privacy!

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.

OPEN HOUSE: 5122 Allen Rd E, Charlotte, NC 28269 | Home for Sale

Custom hard stucco ranch on over half an acre!

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –5122 Allen Rd E, Charlotte, NC 28269 – How to be a homeowner successfully purchasing this HUD-owned home! This SATURDAY and SUNDAY! April 7 and 8 – 1PM – 3PM!

The home boasts a roomy master suite, with relaxing large whirlpool jetted tub and separate large tiled shower with frame-less glass door and walk-in closet. Great room with wood burning rock fireplace with gas starter and vaulted ceilings. Dining room and office octagon. Very spacious dream kitchen with SS appliances, granite, island, ceramic tile backsplash, porcelain sink, large pantry, gas 5 burner cooktop, garbage compactor and cherry cabinets. Home features rich dark hard woods and tile. Large deck with pergola for shade overlooking the Beautifully landscaped backyard.

Schools

  • Elementary School: Nathaniel Alexander
  • Middle School: James Martin
  • High School: North Mecklenburg

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.

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.

Charlotte Ranked Among Best Cities in America for Young Professionals

I recently came across an article that ranked the top cities in America where contented young professionals live.

To compile the list, the online career site Careerbliss.com analyzed thousands of employee-generated reviews from hundreds of American cities. Career Bliss is an online career community designed to help individuals find happiness in the workplace and in their career.

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In their latest list, The Queen City came in 4th with a score of 3.63, beating out LA, Atlanta, San Francisco, and even Boston.

So how exactly did they get the ranking? According to the article:

“A ‘young professional’ was defined by CareerBliss to mean an employee with less than 10 years’ experience in a full-time position. They were asked to rate eight factors that are thought to happiness the most, including; growth opportunities, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, career advancement, senior management, job security, and whether or not they would recommend their job to others.

They valued each factor on a five-point scale and also indicated how important it was to their overall happiness at work. The numbers were combined to find an average rating of overall employee happiness for each respondent and then sorted by location to find which cities had the happiest workers.”

Read more about this article here: //www.charlottestories.com/charlotte-ranks-among-best-cities-in-america-for-young-professionals-by-forbes-magazine/

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/

Showcase Realty has a New Lender Partner: Diane Wilkowski

Showcase Realty has a New Lender Partner: Diane Wilkowski

A business is only as good as its team members. The strength of any team lies within the relationships built by trust within each of its team members.

As such, we at Showcase Realty, partner only with the best of the best. Meet our newest lender partner, Diane Wilkowski –

Showcase Realty has a New Lender Partner: Diane Wilkowski

About Diane:

Diane has been in the Mortgage business for over 23 years. She has worn many hats: loan originator, trainer, senior level executive, owner. Currently, she is a Sales Manager/Mortgage Planner for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. She has found success in the mortgage business for many reasons but most notably for her follow up, always putting the customer first and having a good sense of humor doing it. Customers become friends.

She grew up in Bayonne, NJ and for the past 7 years she reside in Charlotte, NC with her husband and 2 daughters. Diane is very involved in her community and the surrounding suburbs of Charlotte.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation’s goal is to simplify the mortgage process. You can call at anytime, anywhere, and she will pick up her phone. She strives to get loans closed quickly and in record time. Diane is building a team and wants to share the platform with you. Don’t miss out on getting in on the ground floor. Also looking to open satellite offices in different pockets of surrounding Charlotte Towns and South Carolina to accommodate your partner base.

Looking for a new real estate office to work at? Work with #ShowcaseRealty today! Make at Least $25,000* more over the next 12 months or I’ll pay you the Difference.

*Conditions Apply

Call us at 704-997-3794 or send me an email at Nancy@ShowcaseRealty.net today!

Why Work with Showcase Realty | Great Broker Leads

Why Work with Showcase Realty | Great Broker Leads

If you’re looking for a company that not only provides you the tools and the training to be successful but also offers an enjoyable work environment, Showcase Realty might be the perfect place for you!

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Looking for a new real estate office to work at? Work with #ShowcaseRealty today! Make at Least $25,000*💵 more over the next 12 months or I’ll pay you the Difference.

*Conditions Apply

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7 Best Strategies To Prevail In a Bidding War

7 Best Strategies To Prevail In a Bidding War

Stuck in a bidding war? Here are the best strategies to help you prevail!

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Learn more about the home buying and selling process when you work with Showcase Realty! f you’re looking for a company that not only provides you the tools and the training to be successful but also offers an enjoyable work environment, this might be the perfect place for you!

Looking for a new real estate office to work at? Work with #ShowcaseRealty today! Make at Least $25,000*💵 more over the next 12 months or I’ll pay you the Difference.

*Conditions Apply

Call us at 704-997-3794 or send me an email at Nancy@ShowcaseRealty.net today!

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agent Career at Showcase Realty LLC

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agent Career at Showcase Realty LLC

Sell more homes and make more money by doing only the parts of the job that you like.

What’s it like being a Charlotte NC real estate agent at Showcase Realty?

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Looking for a new real estate office to work at? Work with #ShowcaseRealty today! Make at Least $25,000* more over the next 12 months or I’ll pay you the Difference.

*Conditions Apply

Call us at 704-997-3794 or send me an email at Nancy@ShowcaseRealty.net today!

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Plans in the Charlotte NC Area

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While booking overnight accommodations or a last-minute dinner reservation in Charlotte NC for Valentine's Day might be hard to come by, you can still check on availability from this list of romantic eats and stays as well as these Valentine's Day recommendations from OpenTable.

Otherwise, if you are looking for some last-minute Valentine's Day ideas for tomorrow in and around Charlotte, NC, there are so many other Valentine's Day specials available! From creating unique gifts, to attending events, here are 12 ways to spend your Valentine's Day in Charlotte together for a memorable experience:

1. Watch a movie at Cinemark 10. See what's playing and take advantage of their Tuesday $1.50 ticket deals all day, in between the rest of your Valentine's Day festivities. Cinemark Movies 10 is located at 9508 Northeast Court, Matthews, NC.

2. Take a walking tour of the city or visit a museum together. Depending on what interests you most, there are several walking tours in Charlotte, plus museums have their regularly-scheduled free admission days on Tuesdays, with Valentine's Day being no exception! Here's a list of participating museums.

Botanical Garden, Last-Minute Valentine's Day Plans in the Charlotte NC Area, Charlotte NC, Homes for Sale in Charlotte NC, Showcase Realty, NC Realtors, Property Investment

photo credit: proflowers.com (Botanical Garden)

3. Tour any of Charlotte's breweries on Valentine's Day. There are so many in the area, but this top 20 list of breweries might help narrow down the possibilities.

4. Buy orchids for your lady love or prince charming at the UNCC Botanical Gardens Valentine's Orchid Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll the grounds and learn all about the beauty of orchids together. The McMillan Greenhouse is located at 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. Admission is free, and parking is available at the Botanical Gardens or at McMillan Greenhouse.

5. Attend a free wine tasting at The Bottle Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy Kaiken, Malbec with some meats and cheeses. The Bottle Shop is located at Charlotte Mariott City Center, 100 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC.

6. Have a brew while having some light-hearted fun for comedy night at EagleSpeak Coffee House and Bar at 7:30 p.m. EagleSpeak is located at 3907 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. There is no cover charge to attend.

7. Take in a free theatrical performance at UNC Charlotte in Rowe Recital Hall. “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature chamber music and poetry that captures the essence of New York City. To make reservations today, email boxoffice@uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte is located at 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte NC.

8. Go to The McLovins Valentine's Day Throwdown at the Rabbit Hole at 8 p.m. for some funky rock music that's sure to entertain. The Rabbit Hole is located at 1801 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC. Cost of admission is $8.

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photo credit: sugarcreekbrewing.com

9. Serenade your valentine honky-tonk style at Open Mic at Puckett's Farm Equipment at 8:30 p.m. Free to attend, have some beer and sing along to country and blues tunes. Puckett's is located at 2740 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte NC.

10. Play free rounds of BINGO together for prizes at Hattie's Tap & Tavern from 9-11 p.m. Hattie's is located at 2918 The Plaza, Charlotte NC.

11. Attend Sayword Tuesday at The Tavern at 9:30 p.m. It's a free poetry open mic night featuring over a dozen local talented poets and the music of DJ Daddy D. The Tavern is located at 300 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC.

12. Paint and sip wine or beer at Studio Cellar from 5-10 p.m. They offer freestyle painting, where you pay $11 for a 6x6 canvas to paint as you desire, no reservation necessary. Studio Cellar is located at 1800 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC.

Nancy Braun and the Showcase Realty team wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

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