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 

A few weeks ago, I sat down with my wife and began to look at our goals for next year.  This year, we have been fortunate enough to help dozens of buyers find their dream deal of the lifetime, usualy an REO or a short sale.  It was our best year since arriving in Charlotte.  Occasionally, we were...
12/27/2008
I don't know if you have noticed or not but many of the Ryan Homes communities in south Charlotte and Union County have gone quiet.  The bulldozers are gone, the sales models are listed for rent or sale and the sign boards are all down.  This is usually reserved for when the communities are done ...
12/27/2008
Agency is one of the moat confusing topic in real estate.  There's your typical buyer agents and seller agents, which are fairly straight forward.  Then there's dual agents, oh my.  To make things simple, let's first exchange the word "agent" with "firm".  You see, while most people think of buye...
12/23/2008
When I was sitting down to write my monthly newsletter to our clients tonight, I decided to take a different approach.  Typically, I include some of my best blog posts, a few hot properties, and a personal tidbit.  However, this one was personal.  You see, if you had asked me this time last year ...
12/23/2008
ActiveRain has so transformed our business that I couldn't think of a better avenue than to search for our Buyer's Specialist.  So here's our posting: Emerging real estate group is looking for a professional to come and work with us as a Buyer's Specialist.  Our group is very successful at genera...
12/19/2008
When most people think of the USDA, I would imagine they don't think that the USDA can assist you getting into your next home but they can.  You see, the USDA has a Rural Housing Development program that is charged with providing 100% mortgages in rural areas of the country.  Here in the Charlott...
12/16/2008
I absolutely despise bait and switch schemes and the government's $7,500 tax credit for first time borrowers is just that.  I've seen agents, builders, and lender all trying to lure buyers with the virtues of the supposed tax credit.  However, buyers need to beware the tax credit because it's not...
12/16/2008
Here in North Carolina, the state legislators have been looking at ways to boost income into the state's coffers.  Cutting spending seems to not register on any of their collective radars.  Therefore, the general assembly may be looking at reviving a few taxes that will affect us all.  Here's wha...
12/15/2008
Market Update for Matthews, Mint Hill, and Charlotte NC (MLS Area 3). November 2008 For all neighborhoods west of Independence Blvd and South of 24/27 in Mecklenburg County, including the towns of Mint Hill, Matthews, and Charlotte.  Active: In November, 111  new single family detached homes were...
12/15/2008
Real Estate Market Update for Single Family Homes in Mecklenburg County North Carolina Area 4 including: Charlotte, Matthews. Neighborhoods West of Hwy 74, Indepdendence Blvd. and East of Providence Road including, Grier Heights, Chantilly, Cotswold, Elizabeth, Eastover, Beverly Crest, Sardis Woo...
12/12/2008
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