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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2008 

Ask anyone who works heavily in the REO market like myself and it's no surprise to them that all of these financial institutions are in trouble.  Only the banks think it's a good idea to not negotiate with potential buyers during the short sale period, rely on old appraisals for values, foreclose...
09/29/2008
Ask anyone who works heavily in the REO market like myself and it's no surprise to them that all of these financial institutions are in trouble.  Only the banks think it's a good idea to not negotiate with potential buyers during the short sale period, rely on old appraisals for values, foreclose...
09/29/2008
This morning, I awoke to the news that the FDIC is brokering a deal between Citigroup and Wachovia.  News had broke over the weekend that Citi and Wells Fargo were bidding heavily for the banking giant and just a few weeks ago, Wachovia was looking to purchase another large bank to sure up its as...
09/29/2008
I am putting this blog together with your help to create a listing of the specific information related to various lenders and their requirements.  This entry contains information specific to GreenPoint Mortgage and the information was gathered from the fractured bits and pieces of information gle...
09/25/2008
I think that this current short-sale listing that I represent may very well be my last.  I sell a lot of distressed properties as a buyer's agent and on occasion I will facilitate a short-sale.  The process is involved, time consuming, and the result usually is not what you expected.  Take for in...
09/24/2008
On January 4, 2005, then Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd was speaking at the Congressional Black Caucuss swearing-in ceremony.  Introduced by Fannie Mae Chairman and President of Howard University Patrick Swygert, his speech is extremely cryptic given the problems that manifested a year ago.  In his s...
09/19/2008
One of the hardest decisions we had to make when we were relocating to the Carolinas was in which city we would settle down in.  Myself, being relatively self employed, could go anywhere and my wife had opportunities in Chapel Hill, Charlotte, and Winston Salem.  It was a tough call but we decide...
09/18/2008
I know that it has been a long time since anyone mentioned Enron but everything last week with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and this week with Lehman Brothers got me thinking (never a good thing).  In case you need a refresher, here's a quick summary: At the time of its demise, Enron Corporation was t...
09/15/2008
Over the last year, I have been continuously amazed at the offers that I've received on a few of my listings.  I'm not sure if the buyers or their agents mistake my homes for used cars but often times, they're offering the same price as a used Jetta.  Negotiating has become a lost art and many ag...
09/11/2008
For the last few months, I have been experimenting with a few new tools to see how we might seller a few of my listings a little faster.  One of the technologies that I have played with is a single property website.  Now, I don't want to confuse you because there is a site called SinglePropertySi...
09/08/2008
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