Charlotte House Hunter Blog

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.
A few months back, I wrote a post that "inspired" a lot of debate on the topic of short sale fraud.  In short, I cautioned those facing foreclosure to perform a bit of due diligence before they just call anybody to help them with their situation.  To that end is a new twist on my favorite short ...
Taken from my Charlotte Short Sale, Foreclosure, and Loan Modification Blog When facing foreclosure, the number one issue that homeowners fail to consider is the possibility of a deficiency judgment. Deficiency Judgments allow your former lender to sue you for the balance of what was owed at the ...
So you want to list REO properties? Here's a quick training video on what to expect. Matthews NC Homes For Sale
It seems that every day, some agent in my market adds my email address to their email flyer distribution list.  On the average day, I receive 20-30 emails inviting me to a broker lunch, some new listing they just listed, and or one they recently reduced.  Thanks to my handy dandy email filter, th...
In the latest compilation of data from the CMLS, the 3rd Quarter of 2010 posted the second highest average home sale prices over a seven year period for Mecklenburg county.  Ending last month, sales from July 1 - September 30 had an average sales price of $242,104 - second only to 2007 when the a...
July 2010's miserable residential real estate sales have, once again, renewed fears of a double dip recession and more trouble ahead for the housing sector.  In many parts of the country, the end of the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at the end of April created a sales bubble that result...
MY FIRST SALE, the popular primetime HGTV show, is looking for first-time home sellers (and their real estate agents!) in the Charlotte NC area. We are looking for fun, high-energy people who are just starting the process of selling their first place!  Our cameras will be there to capture all th...
Rap star Chamillionaire admitted to TMZ in June that he simply walked away from a mansion that he owned outside Houston as the market tanked.  "So I just decided to make a business decision, to let it go, give it back to the bank. I just didn't feel like it was a good business investment to keep...
  SHORT SALES IN NORTH CAROLINA   Over the past couple of years I have observed the rise of the Short Sale. At a recent National Reo Brokers Association function, the President of REOMAC, one of the major default industry trade organizations indicated that 2010 would be the year of the ShortSale....
If you are reader of my blog, you get a different picture of the Charlotte Real Estate market than if you simply followed the local media reports on the Charlotte market.  This became more glaringly apparent this month as my sales figures were 15% below the stats the local media reported on Augus...

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