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Nov 25

Radio Show Recap: Renting Vs. Buying: Which Is Better For You?

Did you miss our radio show that aired live last Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM? No worries, if you missed it or want to listen again you can watch the podcast available now on ITunes and coming soon to www.charlottemarketradio.com.   Our last episode discussed one common dilemma most homeowners face and this …

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Oct 28

A Brief History of Halloween

  Just like other holidays and important events, Halloween has evolved a lot since it started thousands of years ago. As one of the world’s oldest holidays, it has been celebrated today by more individuals from different parts of the world than ever before.   The term Halloween was originally spelled as “Hallowe’en,” which is …

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Aug 29

Short Sales Becoming More Popular With Time

Short sales, which many people are still unfamiliar with, are becoming more and more popular throughout the country with a noticeable increase in many states. Large banks including Bank of America and Wells Fargo have also had an increase in the amount of short sales they have seen in the last year, expecting more than double of what they had in 2009.  Short sales …

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Feb 03

Half of U.S. Families Can Afford Homes on the Market

According to an article published on February 1, 2011 in DSNews, a study done by Movoto.com, a real estate site based in California, more than half of American families can afford to buy a new home based on income levels and listing prices. The following is an excerpt from the article which gives insight on the reasoning behind …

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Dec 20

“For Sale By Owner” Not as Successful in 2010

Homes sold without the help of a real estate professional dropped to a record low over the past year. According to the 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, unrepresented sellers made up only 11 percent of the market, down from 13 percent in 2009. Owners who sell their home without the help of …

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Nov 26

Foreclosure Freeze is Thawing! Important news for buyers & sellers

According to Fannie Mae, they are lifting some of the holds on eviction actions and REO closings that were put in place in September 2010. The holds were placed in response to the issues of possible defects with affidavits submitted in foreclosure actions. This means the homes that were removed from the market will be …

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Nov 24

Charlotte ranks as 18th-largest U.S. city

Charlotte is the 18th-largest city in the United States, according to a projections based on the latest U.S. Census data. The Charlotte area has 729,781 residents as of Monday, up from 569,858 in 2000, according to projections compiled by Business First of Buffalo, N.Y. Business First is a sister publication of the Charlotte Business Journal. …

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Nov 10

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Oct 26

Charlotte Home Prices Drop, US Existing Home Sales Jump

According to the Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte-area home prices drop 3.4% and existing US home sales jump 10%. The following are two excerpts from articles about each of these subjects: Charlotte-area home prices drop 3.4% “Homes prices in the Charlotte market fell 3.4 percent in August from a year earlier, according to the Standard & …

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Oct 25

What You Need to Know About HUD Homes -AND- Why They Are So Affordable

Showcase Realty has recently acquired the honor of being one of the few brokerages able to list HUD Homes in the Charlotte, NC Metro and surrounding areas. The following is a quick helpful explanation of HUD Homes from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development: What is a HUD Home? A HUD Home may …

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