Tag Archive: Economy

Dec 23

Housing Market Makes a Comeback In 2013

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What a difference a year makes. Not just here in the Charlotte NC real estate market but across the country. There are many reasons to be thankful in 2013, one of those reasons are that homes across America have gained back $2.8 trillion over the last two years ($1.9 Trillion this year alone), gaining back …

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Dec 16

HUD Home Buyer Webinar

This week on December 19th there will be a HUD Homebuyer webinar hosted by Nancy Braun, Owner of Showcase Realty, perfect for homebuyers and investors. In this Webinar we will discuss who can purchase HUD homes and when. Myth battles fact in common misconceptions about HUD homes. Did you know? -HUD does not provide direct financing …

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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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Jul 08

An Easy Way to Improve Your Credit

Revolving Debt is Sizable Factor of Your Credit Score That All Too Often Goes Unnoticed   In the credit game, you are supposed to lose. If you lose, THEY win. “They” of course, refers to the big Banks and Credit Bureaus. Both of whom benefit greatly when your credit score is lower. The Banks charge …

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Apr 07

Charlotte Home Prices Continue to Fall

Home prices have continuously fallen in 18 of 20 US States over the past year. This statistic was found by a report made by Standard & Poor’s Case-Schiller Home Price Index released early this month. The Mecklenburg Times published an article on this data last week. According to that article, home prices in the Charlotte …

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Apr 06

Charlotte’s Unemployment Rate Dropping…

The Charlotte Business Journal published today that according to the N.C. Employment Security Commission unemployment in the Charlotte metro area dropped to 10.7 percent in February from 11.2 percent in January. The following is an excerpt from this article detailing employment pertentages in the Charlotte Metro & surrounding areas: “Mecklenburg County’s jobless rate in February was …

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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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Jan 11

Credit Suisse Reports December Traffic: “Charlotte Buyers Lack Urgency”

According to a report released by Credit Suisse on January 6, 2011 demand in the Charlotte home market remains weak as buyers fear further price declines. Charlotte, NC is the 13th largest market in the country. The following are quotes directly from the December 2010 report for the Charlotte, NC real estate market: “Buyer traffic …

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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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Dec 15

Interest Rate RoundUp, Mortgage Rates on the Rise

The election is over and so is the need to keep interest rates artificially low. If we absorb the pain now, we’ll be less likely to remember it during the 2012 election. Don’t wait! Rates are rising! Interest Rate Roundup for Dec. 2, 2010 from Bankrate.com Mortgages 4.71% (30-year fixed) 0.36 (average points) Here’s a …

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