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

Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Grab the chance to own this home for sale in Charlotte NC! This jaw-dropping ranch is located in South Charlotte’s premier neighborhood Providence Plantation on one of the most coveted tree lined streets located on a wooded and private acre lot.

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –9416 Hampton Oaks Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270– This SUNDAY! June 3 – 2PM – 4PM!

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 Charlotte NC homes for sale and similar properties in surrounding areas, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

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

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 for sale in Charlotte NC! This SATURDAY and SUNDAY! April 7 and 8 – 1PM – 3PM!

Charlotte NC Home for Sale

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 Charlotte NC homes for sale, foreclosed homes in Charlotte NC for rent or similar properties in surrounding areas, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net. Our website features listings of new homes for sale in Charlotte NC.

Nancy Braun Shares Keys to Buying A Home in a Seller’s Market

Real Estate in Charlotte NC

Are you searching for your next home?  

Get expert tips from Nancy Braun, the top real estate agent in Charlotte NC, as she talks about the keys to buying a home in a seller’s market,  on Charlotte Today at WCNC NBC.

Buying a home in a seller’s market can be a bit more challenging. According to Nancy, a buyer has to move fast and be prepared to write a strong, flexible offer. Expect that there will be multiple offers, cash offers, and bidding wars.

In this type of market, there are more buyers than there are homes available for sale. There will be fierce competition. So, how in the world do you set yourself apart from the rest of the buyers?

Here is where Nancy’s expertise can help you!

She highlights the importance of knowing what the sellers are looking for and finding out as much as you can about the sellers’ situation. With the information, she offers her clients advice regarding the best way to approach the seller, and  how and what to offer.

She also mentions the necessity of writing a personal letter and how it can be a deciding factor for sellers. The “love letter” gives the buyers the opportunity to connect with the sellers on a personal level, and explain why they want the home and why their offer should be chosen.

If you need more information on buying and selling Charlotte NC real estate, call  Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794. If you’re a buyer, she can also help you find the home of your choice from the new homes for sale in Charlotte NC. 

Colleen: If you're thinking about buying a home soon, it's time to get your game on.

Eugene: It's a seller's market and that means there’s some tough competition for buyers who are interested in the same property.

Colleen: Yeah. Nancy Braun with Showcase Realty can help. So Nancy, it really is a seller's market. What does that mean for buyers?

Nancy: It's very challenging for some buyers especially anything under $500,000. There's such a demand. So the buyers have to be very, very quick to look at homes and be prepared to write an offer right when they're at the house. 

Colleen: Because a lot of times multiple buyers will be putting an offer on the same home.

Nancy: That's right. Any of the best houses especially some of the homes that are close in into the Charlotte region are going to sell very, very quickly and there's gonna be multiple offers.

Colleen: Now, you really help your clients, your buyers stand out. Talk about how you do that.

Nancy: So one of the things I do right when I'm at the house, showing the house, I call the agent directly and then I ask the agent, “Well, tell me what the sellers are looking for?” It’s not always price. It could be timing. It could be that they love that stove. It could be that they want time to move after closing and rent back from the buyer. And I want to know those criteria because those might appeal to that seller more than just writing a traditional offer. 

Colleen: So you like to put together a good claim - that solid offer. Talk more about what that looks like.

Nancy: So, yes. We always use that term, “clean” but it includes not asking for a lot of things. So if you might ask for that patio furniture in the backyard, well that might be his grandmother's, you know. You don't know what it's important to that seller. So that phone call really kind of narrows down what are permissible for me to include in the offer and what isn't. But as simple as how many days for due diligence might alter my offer to take second place over another offer. So I want to have a short period of time for us to do our investigation as far as making sure that they know that we can move forward. I want to make sure that we can put up as much due diligence fee and earnest money deposit as my clients can afford.If they can do cash, cash always wins. Or if they can't do cash, then I want an actual approval letter from the lender. I don't want some weak pre-qualification letter. I want a letter actually written specifically for this property from my lender that the seller can look at and go, “Wow! This is a really solid buyer.” 

Colleen: So you actually have the buyer write a letter about why someone likes the house so much, maybe even include a family photo?

Nancy: Absolutely. Absolutely. That really makes a big difference. I recently sold my parents house and I can tell you that the first buyer that came through wrote me one of those letters. And I could feel, you know, this is a home I grew up in. My mom would love this home. It really meant a lot to me. So, I know that that personal letter from a buyer is critical in a multiple offer situation especially, if they're going to be owner-occupants. I was at an appointment last night and they were talking about them selling another home that they had and they were disappointed that the For Rent sign went up in the yard right after they sold it. And they internalized and personalized the home. So those letters - we in the industry call them love letters - really could be effective. So when I sit down and meet with a buyer, initially, I'll say, start writing the letter. We'll eventually get the particulars about the home that might really be relevant to this specific home we find but you can start getting pictures of your dogs, your kids, and reasons why you moved to Charlotte or some hot buttons that someone might, you know, be interested in hearing. 

Colleen: And quickly, I should mention too, you don't just do this via email. You put it all together in a nice little packet to give to the other agent.

Nancy: Yes, right. So traditionally most people just email the offer to purchase. Whereas, our multiple offer package could be really quite thick and it's going to have letters from the lender and letters from the buyers. It's going to have the specific disclosures included. It's going to have more documents documenting that they have the earnest money copies of their checks that they're submitting. It's a very, very thorough package including a table of contents. So always I think of seller includes if it's a husband and wife you've got one that's more detailed, number focused. One's more emotionally focused. So obviously the letters are more emotionally driven but then the table of contents and all the documentation appeals to the other partner who's going to be more detailed. 

Colleen: It’s a nice touch. You'll get that here at Showcase Realty. Nancy, thank you so much.

Nancy: Thank you.

Colleen: If you're interested in buying a home or if you're ready to put yours on the market, visit ShowcaseRealty.net or better yet, call Nancy Braun at Showcase Realty. The number is 704-997-3794.Make sure you mention Charlotte Today. If you do, you'll receive a free copy of Nancy's book, The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Selling & Buying a Home in the Carolinas. Again, the number is 704-997-3794. Nancy, thank you so much.

Eugene: Nancy, thank you.

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.

PRICE REDUCED! 2200 Cloister Dr Charlotte NC 28211 | Home for Sale

PRICE REDUCED! 2200 Cloister Dr Charlotte NC 28211 | Home for Sale

Gorgeous modern open floor plan home in the heart of Southpark!

Great features include detached garage with full bedroom upstairs, 3 outdoor entertaining area for your dream garden and gatherings, huge library with built-ins and rolling ladder, recessed lights throughout, kitchen and baths are accented with beautiful stones and glass tiles, modern light fixtures, jack n Jill bath, 2nd story is the master suite with balcony, platform bed, large walk-in closet, walk-in pantry, invisible fencing and so much more!

This property can be yours for ONLY $999,900.

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.

124 N Laurel Ave #2 Charlotte NC 28207 | Home for Sale

Home for Sale Open House: 124 N Laurel Ave #2 Charlotte NC 28207

Rare opportunity to purchase this ground floor unit in historic Elizabeth neighborhood! 

Enjoy the mix of old world charm with modern amenities and elegant renovation. Sandwiched between Eastover and Elizabeth, this property is close to hospitals, center city, and South Park.

Walk or Bike to all the closest shops and features of the sought after area including Laurel Market and Starbucks! 

Imagine sitting in your screened in porch, enjoying a fine glass of wine admiring the tree lined streets of Elizabeth. 

Check out some of the features of this Charlotte NC home for sale below:

  • Own dedicated parking space
  • Original hardwood floors
  • Tiled bathroom and kitchen
  • Kitchen features all appliances, double stainless sink, white cabinets
  • Vintage picture molding
  • Cedar closet in the hallway
  • Lots of storage space
  • Original brass doorknobs
  • 1 Year Home Warranty Offered

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.

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.

 

5524 Chasewind Drive Charlotte NC 28269 | Home for Sale

5524 Chasewind Drive Charlotte NC 28269 | Home for Sale

Great 2 story home with large back yard with mature trees in Springcroft subdivision in North Charlotte! Spacious living area, dining room and kitchen with 1 car garage, upstairs feature 3 bedrooms and a bonus! Homes has been remodeled top to bottom, new roof, kitchen, flooring, fresh paint, new HVAC, lighting and etc. Come see this amazing Charlotte NC home for sale!

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

If you’re looking for similar homes for sale in Charlotte NC, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net!

 

North Carolina Is Now Ranked The 8th Most Moved-To State In America

Moving is a common life experience. In fact, every day, thousands of people are moving to a new home all over the country. There are many reasons why people move. Some have to do with finances and job relocation, others with personal relationships and changes to the family unit.

Charlotte NC homes for sale

Just recently, United Van Lines released the results of their annual study which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. United Van Lines is a full-service American moving and relocation company. They help tens of thousands of families move all of their belongings each year.

According to  United Van Lines’ 2017 National Study, North Carolina officially ranked as the #8 most moved-to state in America for 2017.

So why are people moving? And where are they going?
Here’s what they have to say:

“This year’s data reflects longer-term trends of movement to the western and southern states, especially to those where housing costs are relatively lower, climates are more temperate and job growth has been at or above the national average, among other factors,” said Michael Stoll, economist and professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. “We’re also seeing continued migration to the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West as young professionals and retirees leave California.”

Read more about this article here: http://www.charlottestories.com/north-carolina-now-ranked-8th-moved-state-america/

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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