Charlotte House Hunter Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Jonathan and Associates, Inc
A look on what's happening in and around Charlotte North Carolina, the hottest city in the South East. Reading and commenting on my blog has been known to cause hair to grow back, relationships to get mended, to increase your pay, and make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

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2007 

Just Announced: the Fed cuts rate 1/4 point, to help ease those homeowners who have adjustable rate mortgages.  This means that that federal funds rate to 4.5% and the discount rate to 5%.  Unfortunately, this won't lower 30 year mortgage interest rates any great deal but it should bring more buy...
10/31/2007
Today, the S&P released its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which is a 20 city index showing the average increase or decline for the month of August 2007.  While the overall index shows a 4.4% decline from a year earlier (this is what the news will report), Charlotte North Carolina and Seatt...
10/30/2007
Just listed this great rancher in Lincolnton, NC. Its close to HWY 321 and 73 East to Cornelius / Lake Norman. 1.033 Acres, 1735 square ft, hardwood flooring throughout the living areas (carpet in the bedrooms), tub and separate shower in the Master Bath, walk-in closet. Split bedroom plan with 3...
10/29/2007
I was surfing through the MLS today looking for some deals for a client of mine and I've run across quite a few listings that have "Seller will accept between $200,000-$225,000" in the customer remarks.  Of course, the agent listed the price in the appropriate section as $225,000.  Variable rate ...
10/29/2007
With the slowdown in other markets around the country, we consistently have agents who are willing to move their family and their business to the Charlotte area.  To my knowledge, no one has ever written on the subject so I figured I would share my first had experience.  I changed markets a littl...
10/26/2007
This is Caleb, my 85lb. 3 year old Golden Retriever.  If you haven't had the pleasure of having a golden, you're missing out.  They are the absolute best buddy dogs, provide zero protection, and are mostly high energy companions.  Since he's a social butterfly, I take him with my everywhere I can...
10/25/2007
Do you remember how akward it was to be in Junior High?  At the time, I just thought it was a horrible but after college when I served a stint as a youth pastor, I got a chance to see things from a whole different and comical perspective.  For the most part, the sixth graders had not found an int...
10/23/2007
Yes Active Rain readers, I give you all permission to go out and have a Mojito in celebration of my 26th birthday.  I'm getting so old and its kinda freaking me a out a little the more I think about it.  Four years ago, I became a REALTOR after losing my high-paying Capitol Hill job and needing s...
10/19/2007
Does the grand opening of a Target and Home Depot a big deal in your city? It is here in Charlotte because not only will this provide much needed retail establishments to the Uptown, Midtown, and South End, but it's just the beginning of a rebirth of Charlotte's center city. You wouldn't know to ...
10/17/2007
First of all, have you guys seen the new Fox Business Channel?  If you have directv, its channel 359 and if you have their high definition service, the experience is even better.  It's a business channel for the common folk: if they use jargon, they explain what it is and they're taking a new app...
10/16/2007