Tag Archive: News

Dec 26

Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

With the increasing number of environmental problems these days, each of us has the responsibility to do something to help save the environment. In your own simple ways, you can help through making home improvements that do not only beautify and add value to your home, but also helps conserve the environment. Below are some …

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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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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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Apr 01

Showcase Realty’s New Website!

All of the agents and staff here at Showcase Realty are very excited to introduce our brand new website! Same url: www.showcaserealty.net but different layout! We hope to add to it as we go and continue to supply  all of the viewers with as much information as possible to help make your buying or selling journey …

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Feb 16

Still Looking for a Reason to Buy? FHA Raising Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

FHA Announcement: Raising Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums Are you still in need of one more reason to kickstart the process of buying a home? You could possibly end up saving money if you choose to do so before April 2011. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced this week that it will be raising its annual …

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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 21

Are You a First-Time Homeseller in Charlotte? Great Opportunity!

HGTV is looking for fun, high-energy, enthusiastic people in Charlotte NC who are selling their first place! Singles, couples and families selling homes of all kinds are all invited and encouraged to apply. My First Sale is kicking off its THIRD season, focusing on the trials and tribulations of preparing to sell, pricing/marketing, and ultimately …

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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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