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January 14, 2015

Welcome New Showcase Agents!

Showcase Realty Agents


CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 14, 2015 – Showcase Realty welcomes new agents to its team; Bill McCall and Tripp Ingle are the latest brokers looking forward to their new experience. Each broker is a talented asset that brings their own unique personality and attributes to the team.


Bill McCall

Bill McCall has been involved with real estate for 12 years. He specializes in single family homes and wants to optimize his use of technology and join that with his knowledge of real estate to maximize his experience at Showcase. Bill loves the dynamic environment at Showcase, as well as the flexibility real estate offers. He grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Outside of Showcase, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.


Tripp Ingle

Tripp Ingle is a caring and honest person who brings his passion for helping people to Showcase. He has always been involved and interested in real estate. Whether it’s buying or selling, he caters to his clients, helping them have a smooth process along the way. A native to Charlotte, Tripp enjoys everything Charlotte has to offer. He spends his free time paddleboarding and wakeboarding on the lakes, working out with friends and dining at different restaurants around town.


About Showcase Realty

Showcase Realty is an innovative boutique Charlotte real estate firm located at 1430 S. Mint St. in the Historic South End district. Owner and Broker-In-Charge, Nancy Braun, founded Showcase Realty in 2008 on the principles of innovation, teamwork and community mindfulness. Committed to selling homes and surpassing customers’ expectations, Showcase provides professional service, personally delivered. For more information visit www.showcaserealty.net.

November 4, 2014

Study: N.C. Ranks No. 3 in Business Environment

N.C. Ranks No. 3 in Business Environment

Study: N.C. Ranks No. 3 in Business Environment

The state of North Carolina ranked No. 3 in business environment by Development Counselors International, a New York based firm that ranks national economic development. In a recent study more than 300 corporate executives gave their opinion on the cities, states and regions with the best climate for future business development. The top five states with the best overall business environment were:

  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. Georgia and North Carolina (tie)
  4. South Carolina
  5. Tennessee

News like this could influence business and political leaders to not only continue what North Carolina has been doing right to garner such praise, but to double down on key data points that appear to spur business growth and development. Many realtors know that a healthy economy often creates an equally healthy demand for more housing. Developers in Charlotte are rushing to build Uptown housing units, apartments, and luxury condos. Seasoned real estate brokers will take note of this growth spurt and position themselves for the ripple effect caused by this wave of economic development and growth.

The top five regional or community economic development groups ranked by “best in class” included:

  1. Kansas City Area Development Council
  2. Charlotte Regional Partnership, Columbus 2020 (tie)
  3. Greater Phoenix Economic Council
  4. Greater Houston partnership, Nashville Chamber of Commerce (tie)

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November 4, 2014

Showcase Realty Property Featured at Ballantyne Country Club Open House

Showcase Realty Property Featured at Ballantyne Country Club Open House

Showcase Realty Property Featured at Ballantyne Country Club Open House

Showcase Realty is participating in the Broker Open House in Ballantyne Country Club on Thursday, Novermber 6th, 2014. Ballantyne Country Club will host breakfast at 9:30am at the Main Clubhouse.

Showcase owner and Broker in Charge Nancy Braun will host the featured property 11506 James Jack Lane. Overlooking the 14th green, this executive home has upgrades to enjoy at every turn, complete with surprises like two master suites.

Wes Pruitt with Stonegate Mortgage will also be on hand for the event.

The membership director, Lisa Cullbreath, will be available to answer 5 Club Membership questions and discuss physical improvements that are occurring throughout the Club. Blub Membership packets will be available for agents to pass onto clients who may be interested in BCC.

The homes will be open from 10am to 12:30 pm and directional maps to the homes will be available at Ballantyne’s Main Club House.

October 2, 2014

Mario’s Top 5 Reasons to Move to Charlotte

top 5 reasons to move to Charlotte NC

We’re proud at Showcase to have some of the best agents in the Charlotte area. Mario Restrepo is one of our best at Showcase, he has been a Broker/Realtor for the past 12 years and has been working with buyers and sellers in Charlotte for the last 7 years. We asked Mario why he loved the Charlotte area and what he highlights when showing homes to buyers, here’s what he had to say!

Marios Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Charlotte Area

1. North Carolina has a great climate, all seasons are represented in different parts of the state and are all in traveling distance.

2. There are so many different attractions that are in traveling distance from Charlotte, from the mountains of Asheville to the sandy shores of Wilmington it is a great place to start your family adventures from.

3. Charlotte has a ton of outdoor family oriented activities to discover: kayaking and boating on the rivers lakes and at the National White Water Center, Green ways for running jogging and walking, concerts at PNC Pavilion, and many professional sports teams to enjoy your favorite sport. Check out these fun things to do around Charlotte.

4. The city of Charlotte is constantly growing, because of the thriving economy new jobs and houses are sprouting everywhere around the area.

5. Money Magazine named Charlotte the best “Big City Bargain” and it truly is. The housing market is one of the most affordable around, from the investor to the first time home buyer, Charlotte is guaranteed to have a property for everyone.

September 18, 2014

Millennials on the Move to Charlotte

Charlotte Real Estate Showcase Realty

Many Millenials are moving to the Charlotte area.

RealtyTrac, a real estate information company, recently analyzed data from the Census Bureau and they were able to track the migration patterns of millennials from 2007 to 2013. As you can see from the map and the information these generation y buyers are on the move to the Charlotte area with a 32 percent increase in recent years.

Daren Blomquist, Vice President of RealtyTrac, was quoted saying “The millennial generation is the key to a sustained real estate recovery. Naturally, millenials are attracted to markets with good job prospects and low unemployment but that tend to have high rental rates and high home appreciation.”

With the exponential amount of jobs being added and the establishment of major sports teams, Charlotte is becoming an appealing location for many recent college graduates to either move to or move back to.

According to a new report released this week from The Demand Institute, Millennials and Their Homes: Still Seeking the American Dream, millennials are expected to make the move to the suburbs within the next 5 years. In fact, Millennials are expected to form 8.3 million households over the next five years and by 2018 they are projected to spend $1.6 trillion on home purchases.

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September 15, 2014

Homes Selling Faster Than Last Year

Homes Selling Faster Than Last Year

Real Estate Charlotte

As reported by Graziella Steele in the August 12, edition of The Mecklenburg Times, Charlotte homes are selling faster than last year. The National Association of Realtors website released the June data saying that houses were selling 4 days faster than the previous year. The website Realtor.com which is managed by the association also said that Charlotte is located in the top 10 housing markets positioned for growth in the third quarter, making this fall prime time to list your home. Steele presents many eye opening facts about the growing housing market quoting Redfin, that Charlotte is the 7th largest growing metro area in the country last year. With the expected growth of the housing market and the growth of Charlotte as a whole last year Redfin’s chief economist Nela Richardson wrote, “People aren’t just moving to where the jobs are; it now matters how much homes cost when they get there.” With the median home value being reported at $168, 839 in 2012, many people are looking to Charlotte for the jobs and home affordability. Two of the most notable neighborhoods being discussed in the Charlotte area are the South Charlotte neighborhood of Sedgefield and the new Shea Homes adult community of Carolina Ridge. Sedgefield which boasts the title of the 7th hottest community in the nation, is filled with beautiful lots with plenty of mature trees. The Shea community will be coming in late 2015 but is already one of the most talked about communities around Charlotte because of the prime real estate close to Lake Norman.

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