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Come Join Us! For FREE agent sales training on HUD Homes at our Charlotte NC real estate office in SouthEnd. Breakfast provided by Home Inspection Carolina.
* Learn the steps to close in record time
* Understand the selling process to maximize your results
* Become a HUD expert with this hands on workshop.
* And Much More…
Showcase Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate offices in the city, so why not put it in the fastest growing city in the country!? Recent studies show that Charlotte, North Carolina is the fastest growing metro area in the U.S. with more than a 64% increase in population from 2000-2010!
Charlotte is the largest city in N.C. and the 17th largest in the U.S. Residents of Charlotte, N.C. are not the only ones who realize what a wonderful place it is to live! In the recent article “Best Cities for Housing Values, 2011“ by Yahoo! Real Estate, Charlotte was ranked 2nd in the country as the Best City to live, based on its vibrant economy, reasonable living costs, and great amenities!
Still need convincing?
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Nancy Braun, Owner and Broker in Charge of Showcase Realty, LLC and her investment expert, Doug Gardner, spoke to business finance students at UNC Charlotte on Monday, April 2nd. They covered many topics, including the benefits of investing in distressed properties in today’s market! Showcase decided to reach out to these students, because it is crutial that those age 21-25 know exactly what’s going on in the market and how to approach the buying process because they are the closest to the age of many first-time homebuyers! These students not only gave positive feedback, but were more interested in housing market than most would guess of college students!
In 2012, the housing market is continuing to improve as the U.S. economy moves forward on its slow but steady recovery.
Demand in many areas and price points are now greater than supply and there has been upward pressure on home prices! In fact, there is so much good news to share that we are having a FREE MEETING on March 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at our NEW! Showcase Realty Charlotte location to present it all!
These are just a few of the topics we’ll cover:
All Homes 66% Off!
I’ll bet you’d stop if you saw this sign at a builder’s subdivision! Believe it or not, the cost of a home really is 66% off! With low prices and low interest rates the same home bought in 2005 is three times as affordable today than they were in 2005! The following example should help you understand just how good the deals are right now.
If you borrowed $200,000 to buy a home in 2005 and got a loan with a 6% interest rate, the interest would cost $12,000 per year or $1,000 per month.
That same home today can probably be purchased for about half its 2005 value, so your loan would be $100,000. The interest rate wouldn’t be 6%, it would only be 4% so you would spend only $4,000 per year or $333 per month! One-third the payment FOR THE SAME HOUSE!!!
Worried prices are still falling? Wouldn’t it be nice to know which areas are still falling in value and which are increasing? I have statistical evidence of what is happening in every price range, property type, and neighborhood in and around Charlotte.
This information will empower you to make smart decisions whether you’re buying or selling. If you’ve been thinking about moving up, down, or sideways, there is no better time. Hurry before the market heats up when school lets out!
Plan to attend our Housing Market Update on Monday, March 26th from 6:00 – 7:30PM at Showcase Realty’s New Office in Southend Charlotte (1430 S. Mint Street Suite 106, Charlotte, NC 28203). Seats are limited, so register here to reserve your place. We will provide light snacks and door prizes to those who RSVP and attend!
Our pictures have been posted from our monthly agent HUD training workshop held at Carolina Premier Bank in Ballantyne on Oct. 26th. Over 20 agents attended the training, where Nancy Braun shared her knowledge and experience on HUD programs and procedures, ways to top your competition and how to better serve your clients through the sale of a HUD home. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified about our upcoming agent workshops in November!
Below is Showcase Realty’s BRAND NEW HUD video, which not only explains the purpose behind buying and selling HUD homes, but it also has personal interviews with those who have experienced first-hand the many benefits of purchasing a HUD property. HUD Homes are not just “distressed” homes that are sold for less, they are a way to revitalize neighborhoods and sell to those who otherwise couldn’t buy a home!