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Open House : 10524 Harrisburg Road Indian Land SC 29707

Homes for Sale in Indian Land

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$1,695/mo

10524 Harrisburg Road, Indian Land, SC 29707

3 beds • 2.5 baths 

Enjoy your country living in this 3.66 acres of land just minutes from all the great amenities of Ballantyne! Full brick with cathedral ceiling great room with a sunroom. Master bedroom with 2 walk in closets and tons of storage. Heat and cooled storage room in the back door.

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Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty
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Huge Price Reduction on A Split Level, Partial Brick Home Located in Cul-de-Sac Lot For Sale

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Wonderful Split level, partial brick home located in cul-de-sac lot. Spacious living room with wood flooring. Kitchen with ample cabinet space and breakfast area over looking the den.

Lower level den with cozy fireplace. Lower level separate bedroom with private entrance. Full bathroom on lower and upper level. Upper level features three bedrooms with full bathroom. Wonderful opportunity to add your personal touch!

Huge Price Reduction Of $20K : 6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212

$89,900

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,582 sq ft | Attic | 2 Carport | Building - Storage Shed/Outbuilding

Schools:
Elementary School: IdlewildMiddle School: McclintockHigh School: East Mecklenburg

Call Nancy Braun at 704.997.3794 or email OfficeAdmin@ShowcaseRealty.net

for the most up-to-date information on this property

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6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212
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6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212
6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212
6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212
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6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212
6615 Bluestone Court, Charlotte NC 28212

Can You Guess Who the Second Largest First-Time Home Buying Group is?

Can You Guess Who the Second Largest First-Time Home Buying Group is

In 2015, 18% of first time home buyers were single women, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. With home buying the largest group made up for 54% of first-time home buyers, which were married couples.

Male home buyers trailed single women, sitting at 11% of first-time home buyers. Of the rapidly growing group of women buying, details from the survey of recent home buyers is shown below:

  • Income average is $49,400
  • Average age is 32 years’ old
  • A larger percentage of women seek pre-approval of mortgage so that they can make informed decisions based on their budget
  • Most female home buyers think long-term when buying a home, considering what amenities they may need in the future

Can You Guess Who the Second Largest First-Time Home Buying Group is

It seems women are interested in investing in their own futures regardless of relationship status and they are seeking financial security. They are happy to be independent and no longer pay for their landlord’s mortgage. Independence is a strong factor.

Home Buying is no longer a mindset of marriage before mortgage regardless of gender. Unmarried couples represent 13% of home buyers and another 11% are single male home buyers as per the report.

BOTTOM LINE

If you’ve been putting off purchasing a home simply because of relationship status, then you may want to consider the choices of other home buyers and take on a mortgage of your own. More and more, single women are taking on the responsibility of home ownership and reaping the benefits.

Still not sure about buying on your own? Should You Rent or Buy? In Both Scenarios, You’re Paying a Mortgage is a great read to help in explaining the benefits of home buying if you are currently renting.

Are you looking for Charlotte, NC homes for sale? Feel free to contact us at 704.997.3794 or message us here to connect with one of our real estate consultants about the properties we have to offer!

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May 1, 2016

Is Your Home Up For Sale? Ensure Your Price Is Accurate

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One of the biggest challenges in today's real estate market is the continued demand for a shortage of home for sale properties. Because of the shortage, many homeowners who are looking to sell are considering pricing their properties higher than recommended.

For real estate professionals, it is important to advise homeowners to price properly, as opposed to trying to make them happy; if a seller marks their price too high, there may be consequences later. Homeowners who do not sell quickly are sometimes forced to lower their prices, which in term may cause buyers to stray.

University-distinguished Faculty Award recipient John Knight from Eberhardt School of Business - University of the Pacific researched the cost (in time and money) for a seller who price their home too high initially and were forced to lower.

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In his article entitled “Listing Price, Time of Market and Ultimate Selling Price” published in Real Estate Economics, Eberhardt revealed that homes whose prices were revised later for a lesser price tended to be sold for less, compared to homes that were priced accordingly. He also revealed that the longer a home stayed on the market, the lower the selling price would be.

When homeowners have the mindset of “I'll lower the price later”, there may be consequences. Home buyers may think that something is wrong with the home, or they may take advantage of a desperate home seller. They may also low-ball the price and force homeowners to accept a much lower price than they initially hoped for.

A lot of home sellers may consider that pricing high will allow for “negotiation room”, however real estate professionals should warn home sellers that this tactic may eventually limit the likability of a home being sold. When one limits the demand for their home, it can create a negative impact on the sales price of a home for sale.

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Consider this: It is becoming more common for potential home buyers to look for properties online, and here they have the opportunity to enter in their desired price range. A seller who looks to sell his home for $400,000 but has it listed for $425,000 for “negotiation room” will not even reach buyers who have entered in a preferred price range of $350,000 - $400,000.

The chart below displays how the higher you price your home over its market value the less chance potential buyers will actually see your home when searching.

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The best strategy a home seller can adopt is to have the home priced properly at the very beginning, so that multiple offers are made on your home. This will allow potential buyers to compete against each other for the “right” price for your home.

Quite simply, if only one offer comes in for your home, you will have to settle into whatever demands the buyer has. In contrast, having multiple offers creates a better chance for you to choose which offer you prefer the most.

It helps to have a grasp on the current real estate market, and to have knowledge of the rest estate dynamics in your neighborhood. Being able to compare your home for sale than others in the area will help you get an offer a price that reflect its value and brings in more potential buyers.

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Let us help you put together a successful sales plan for your home, so that you can sell at the price you want! Are you hoping to sell your home in Charlotte? Send us a message here or call us at (704) 997-3794 and one of our real estate professionals will be happy to assist you.

Having trouble selling your current home? Here is an article to know what seems to be lacking on your sale. Read 13 Reasons Why You Should Not Sell without a Real Estate Professional's Help.

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April 27, 2016

How to AMP up the Resale Value of Your Home

How to AMP up the Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day.

Small Maintenance and Repairs

If you think that home maintenance on the week-ends is a low priority, think again. The small chores you do around your home prevents it from losing value. Neglecting small maintenance and repairs causes 10% of your home's value to walk out your door and slip through your windows. Most appraisers claim that homes showing little to no preventative maintenance can depreciate from $15,000 to $20,000!

Preventative maintenance can also actively increase your homes resale value - according to a recent study, by about 1% per year! Also, because homebuyers generally notice any repairs needed upon buying a new home, proactive maintenance lets the homebuyer know that he or she will not have to spend extra money to maintain the basics. This makes your home more attractive, and thus more likely to get higher priced offers.

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Remodeling Ideas and Tips That Work

Studies show that a home valued at $150,000 could increase is value between $8,300 and $19,000 with the addition of Landscaping. These studies also note that positive landscaping can reduce the amount of time your home spends on the market!

Changing out the doors of your home is also generally a smart design choice. Lately, fiberglass and steel doors are a coveted aesthetic by home buyers. A steel door costs $1,335 but has a whopping 91% return on investment. A fiberglass door, on the other hand, costs about $3,126 with an 82.3% return on investment. Likewise, a new fiber glass or steel garage door distinguishes your home from the rest on your block and provides a 91.5% return on a $1,652 investment.

Finally, matte paint finishes will trend in 2016 because of its transitional qualities. With a matte finish, your potential home buyer can easily match his or her stainless steel or black and white appliances. It's touches like these that make your home appealing to a wide variety of home buyers, and that drives up its resale value.

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Your Needs and Buyers' Wants

On that note, if you need to renovate your home, be sure to consider how those changes will affect its appeal to future buyers. Knowing design trends will give you the opportunity to make changes to your home based on where your needs and your potential buyer's desires intersect, thus increasing your property's resale value drastically.

Designers and design websites provide great ideas when you're brainstorming home renovations. Keep in mind as you research, however, that you don't want to sacrifice your needs for a comfortable home just for the sake of what you think a future buyer will want!

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Therefore, before you begin making any changes to your home, consult your real estate agent. Real estate agents, because we are constantly working with new buyer clients, have insider insight into what home buyers are looking for now and in the future. We'll be able to help you make smart choices when remodeling or renovating your home.

If you think you might want to remodel or renovate your home in the near future, or if you are just curious about other ways you can increase its resale value, please reach out to us at 704.997.3794. If you'd like to find out what your home is worth, visit us here for a free, no-obligation home valuation.

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April 16, 2016

Should You Rent or Buy? In Both Scenarios, You’re Paying a Mortgage

Should You Rent or Buy? In Both Scenarios, You're Paying a Mortgage

Most renters struggle with the decision to purchase a home if they are uncomfortable with the idea of paying a mortgage. However, there is little difference between paying for your own mortgage and paying for your landlord's mortgage. Renters should take this into consideration when deciding between renting and buying, as they will always be paying for a mortgage unless they live rent-free.

Harvard University at the Joint Center for Housing Studies proposed:

“Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord plus a rate of return. That's yet another reason owning often does-as Americans intuit-end up making more financial sense than renting.”

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Head of Single - Family Sales & Relationship Management, a Senior Vice President at Freddie Mac, Christina Boyle further emphasized the security of a personal mortgage vs. paying rent:

“With a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, you'll have the certainty & stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be for the next 30 years - unlike rents which will continue to rise over the next three decades.”

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The mortgage payments you collect serve as “forced savings” that prepare you for the equity payments that will occur for. A guarantee that secures every landlord of their equity comes from their renters.

The graph below explains the gap, which separates the net worth of a renter vs. a homeowner:

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Bottom Line

More than ever, it makes more sense to be a homeowner than to rent over a long period. Whether you're looking for a primary residence or a vacation home, buying will be more advantageous especially in today's market. Looking to buy? We can help you find Homes for Sale in the Charlotte area. Our friendly team would be happy to answer any questions and assist you every step of the way.

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April 16, 2016

Did You Know? 2016 is Projected to Be the BEST Year in Real Estate in a Decade!

Did You Know? 2016 is Projected to Be the BEST Year in Real Estate in a Decade!

The Chief Economist at Realtor.com, Jonathan Smoke, reported that “All indicators point to this spring being the busiest since 2006.”

Freddie Mac is also supporting this statement and is saying that 2016 will be the best year that the real estate industry has seen in a decade. In their March Housing Outlook Report, Freddie Mac stated:

“Despite the challenges facing the housing market, we expect this to be the best year for housing in a decade. Home sales, housing starts, and house prices will reach their highest level since 2006 according to our latest forecast”¦Challenges remain, with low housing supply and declining affordability being a key concern in many markets, but on balance, the housing markets in the U.S. are poised for the best year since 2006.”

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The 4 key research statistics pointing to 2016 being the best year in real estate in the last 10 years are:

  • Low interest rates
  • A resilient labor market
  • An increase in household formations
  • A projected increase in newly constructed homes

Bottom Line

2016 looks to be shaping up as a great year for residential real estate! If you are considering buying or selling this year in the Charlotte market, give us a call to discuss all of the options available! One of our team members can help you at (704) 997-3794.

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