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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  June 14th Is Flag Day! Happy 247th Birthday To Old Glory! "The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride, and history."... Mike Fitzpatrick "Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be."... John Wayne DO YOU KNOW WHAT OUR FLAG'S RED, WHITE & BLUE COLORS STAND FOR?Red stands for valor and hardiness.Blue stands for justice, perseverance and vigilance.White stands for purity and innocence. HOW TO HANDLE & FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG:  Give worn out flags to the American Legion or the Boy and Girl Scouts, who burn these flags in a formal ceremony on June 14th. The American flag should never be allowed to touch the ground when taken down. The American flag sh...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
As a real estate agent in Charlotte, I value the importance of historical homes to my clients. A few years back, I helped a family search for a home. Despite the appeal of modern houses, they were drawn to the charm of an old Victorian in Myers Park.  Old houses like these in Charlotte are a part of the city’s history. They are waiting to be explored by buyers who seek to connect with Charlotte’s rich heritage.  In this article, let’s explore these historical homes in Charlotte, NC. What are the Historical Neighborhoods in Charlotte?1. Fourth Ward The Fourth Ward is a lively and historic neighborhood in Charlotte, full of charm!The Fourth Ward started in the mid-1800s and was a busy neighborhood close to downtown. But, as suburban migration grew in the 1900s, the Fourth Ward experienced...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Are you a homeowner in Charlotte, NC, facing financial problems and considering selling? Understanding the concept of a short sale is relevant in such circumstances. A short sale sells your property for less than the remaining mortgage balance. This is often pursued by homeowners in financial troubles to avoid foreclosure.  This guide provides information about short sales in Charlotte, NC. Topics include the eligibility criteria for a short sale and the process involved.  What is a Short Sale in Charlotte NC?  A short sale in Charlotte, NC, occurs when a homeowner sells their home for less than the mortgage balance. This situation happens when the homeowner is having financial difficulties and can’t afford to pay the mortgage anymore. Homeowners consider short sales financial hardship ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Value Proposition - Prioritizing Transparency, Integrity and Client-Centric Service I've been eager to share this post the entire month of May, but the graphic held me up, as usual! I wanted to issue a challenge to keep us sharp and demonstrate our value, especially given the current NAR situation. A huge thank you to Kathy Streib for co-hosting May's challenge with me. I loved reading each and every one of the entries. We have an amazing group of members here, with diverse and wonderful personalities. Our common thread is our dedication to our clients and our commitment to enhancing the trust consumers have in our profession.Value PropositionWith two decades of experience in the real estate industry, I bring unparalleled knowledge, exceptional negotiation skills, and a commitment to de...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Honoring Our Heroes: The True Meaning of Memorial Day Memorial Day is more than just a time for relaxation, barbecues, or beach trips. It’s a solemn day of remembrance, honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. This day is a collective tribute to the courageous souls who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.As we welcome Monday, let's come together to pay unwavering respect to those who never returned. This devotion should be a part of our daily lives, reminding us of the immense cost of our freedom borne by these heroes. This Memorial Day, take a moment to pause and reflect on the true meaning of the holiday. Honor the legacy of those who served and sacrificed everything. Remember, freedom isn’t free. “Those who have long enjoyed su...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 On Memorial Day:  Honor, Remember, Give Thanks For Those Who Gave All "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."... St Ambrose Let's each of us pause for a moment today to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for our country and our cherished freedoms. Let's also reflect on the sacrifices made by the families of the fallen.  On this Memorial Day, I hope each of us will take the opportunity to acknowledge their selfless sacrifice, pay our respects and express our heartfelt gratitude. "This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn't come home. This is not Veteran's Day, it's not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom."... Tamra Bolton In the words of President John F. Kennedy:"A nation re...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Smart homes are shaping the future of housing! Gone are the days when smart homes were seen as mere conveniences. They are now offering a host of benefits that extend far beyond that.   They boost home safety, aid energy conservation, and support environmental sustainability.  In this article, we’ll learn how smart homes affect Charlotte's housing market. We’ll see how they influence property values and what that means for buyers and sellers. What is a Smart Home? “Smart homes” have changed a lot over time. They prioritize energy efficiency, especially beneficial for elderly or disabled individuals (El-Azab, 2021). But now, smart homes are way more than that.  These modern smart homes feature advanced security systems and intuitive climate control. Everything in a smart home is connecte...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Congratulations on taking the leap to buy your first home in Charlotte NC! It’s a significant milestone in your life, and excitement and uncertainty are expected. But rest assured you’re in capable hands!  I’m Nancy Braun, a top real estate agent in Charlotte, and I’m here as your trusted guide. We’ll look into your budget, preferences, and vision for your dream home.  How to Buy a House for the First Time in Charlotte NC? 1. Save for a Down Payment Usually, the down payment is around 20 percent of the home’s price. In January 2024, the median listing home price in Charlotte NC was $415K. At this median price point, a 20 percent down payment would amount to $83,000 for a home. That seems like a hefty sum! There are alternative options to help you:  Explore down payment assistance progra...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Charlotte has different neighborhoods. Some are well-known, while others are not talked about as much.  As real estate agents, we understand the appeal of Charlotte’s well-known districts. Yet, we also see the untapped potential in the quieter corners of the city. Despite their lack of fame, these neighborhoods are great places to live.  Why should you consider these hidden neighborhoods? It’s because they are unique! Beyond being affordable, these neighborhoods have undeniable charm.   Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the perfect home in one of these hidden gems.  What are the Hidden Gem Neighborhoods in Charlotte NC? 1. Myers Park Myers Park was once a sprawling farm owned by John Spring Myers. The neighborhood’s change started with George Stephens, John's son-in-law, who envisioned a str...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Charlotte Ranks FIFTH in the Best Places to Live in the US (2024-2025) Exciting news for Charlotte! According to US News & World Report, our beloved city has been ranked #5 in the Best Places to Live in the U.S. for 2024-2025. The city's tourism slogan proudly declares that “Charlotte’s Got a Lot!” The numbers definitely confirm this, showcasing Charlotte's impressive scores in various key categories: job market (#22), desirability (# 26), quality of life (# 34), and value (# 43). Just ten years ago, finding a true Charlotte native was uncommon. Now, thanks to consistent positive net migration, a new generation of born-and-bred Charlotteans is rising, poised to continue the city's royal legacy. Here are the top 6 cities: Naples, FL Boise, Idaho Colorado Springs, CO Greenville, SC Charlo...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAYHONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever!  Thank you, Linda Blumenthal for the reminder. For some reason this particular day has always "tickled me." And I don't even wear socks!  By the way, in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day! The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have ...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
As Charlotte experiences growth, there’s a shift towards environmental consciousness among its residents. This presents an opportune moment for homeowners to engage in initiatives that promote sustainability. Our intention is to help homeowners in implementing eco-friendly practices. Small changes such as reducing energy consumption and water usage can help.  Implement these changes to enhance your home’s environmental footprint!  What are the Popular Eco-Friendly Home Features in Charlotte, NC? Homeowners in Charlotte are incorporating eco-friendly features into their homes. Here are some popular ones:  1. Energy Star Appliances Charlotte homeowners have favored Energy Star appliances due to their energy-saving capabilities. These appliances, from refrigerators to washing machines, off...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Getting a HUD home in Charlotte, NC, is an opportunity for buyers looking for good deals. To get one of these homes, you need to be good at talking about the price and negotiating.  We’ll help you learn these skills to make more substantial offers.  Is It Possible to Negotiate the HUD Home Price in Charlotte, NC?  Negotiating the price of a HUD home in Charlotte, even when it’s listed at a fixed price, is possible by bidding smart. Here’s what you can do:   When a HUD home has a predetermined price, your bidding options vary. You can match the listed price, offer more, or less. However, avoid undervaluing the property, as HUD may dismiss such offers.  Submitting a bid higher than the listed price can grab HUD’s attention. This increases the possibility of HUD considering your offer, amo...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Enhancing your Charlotte home's value doesn’t always demand major investments or renovations. Even minor adjustments can make it more attractive to prospective buyers.  This guide helps you elevate your home’s market appeal. It highlights methods to make your home nicer without straining your budget. It tells you exactly how to make your home stand out in Charlotte’s real estate market.  How Can I Add Value To My Charlotte, NC, Home On A Budget? 1. Decluttering Decluttering means reorganizing and tidying your home to enhance its appearance and functionality. Having too much stuff can make rooms look messy and small. But when you get rid of things you don’t need, it makes your home feel bigger and more organized.Focus on decluttering key areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and main rooms....
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
In Charlotte, selling homes on a short sale can get tricky. If you struggle to handle all the negotiations and paperwork, you’re not alone–many people feel the same way.  Let’s see how collaborating with a short sale expert in Charlotte can make things easier.  What is the Role of a Short Sale Expert in Charlotte, NC?  Short sale experts in Charlotte, NC, perform a range of tasks to help people sell their homes:  1. Guiding Complex SalesWe guide our clients through selling houses at reasonable prices. 2. Local Market InsightWe have knowledge of Charlotte’s real estate landscape. We know how much houses are worth and what people like when selling or buying houses in Charlotte. 3. Make Selling EasierWe make selling a house easier and faster. We help with papers and negotiate with banks to...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
The Charlotte housing market has changed recently. Before, prices kept increasing constantly, but now, it is a more varied landscape. Some places are experiencing price increases, while others are witnessing price decreases.  This is different from the previous trend because prices just kept increasing.  We want to help you know why this change is happening. This knowledge can help you make decisions when buying or selling a home in Charlotte, NC.  Will Housing Prices Fall in Charlotte, NC?  The prices are changing in different parts of Charlotte. Some areas that used to cost a lot in 2021 and 2022 are now getting cheaper. But in other parts, the prices are going up.  Around June 2023, house prices in Charlotte were expensive, about $425,000 on average. That’s a big jump of 5.1% from ho...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Charlotte has many different neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods feel old and historic, while others are modern. These neighborhoods show how Charlotte keeps growing and changing over time.  This guide discusses how these neighborhoods are changing and what makes them unique. We’ll learn about what’s special in each area and why they appeal to residents.  Find the right neighborhood with this guide, whether you like old-style, modern, or a blend of both.  Is Charlotte NC Up and Coming? Charlotte Regional Business Alliance found that many people are moving here in Charlotte.  About 113 people picked Charlotte as their new home every day between 2021 and 2022. That’s a significant number! It shows that many people favor Charlotte’s living environment. Charlotte is getting more new residents...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Now is a great time to sell your home! With experts like Nancy Braun, you can make the most of this seller’s market.  This guide is your source for selling your home in Charlotte. The real estate market is changing, but right now, there are a lot of people searching for homes to buy.   You need to follow tips to guarantee a fast and profitable sale. These include finding the right agent, enhancing curb appeal, or making prompt repairs. In this article, we'll discuss these tips and more.  How Can I Sell My Home in Charlotte, NC? Selling Your Charlotte Home at the Right Price When you want to sell your home in Charlotte, getting the price right is super important. It makes your sales quick and profitable. But don’t worry. We’ve got tips to help you with this.   Look at Similar Recently So...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Short sales differ, and predicting the exact timeline for each is often challenging. In Charlotte, NC, a city with an ever-changing real estate landscape, it’s important for sellers to be aware of the complexities of the short sale process.  The reality is that short sales rarely adhere to the same schedule as traditional home sales. In fact, these transactions sometimes extend up to three months longer or even more.  This article presents valuable insights about the short sales in Charlotte.  What is the Difference Between Short Sale and Traditional Home Sale in Charlotte, NC? Here are the differences between short sales and traditional home sales in Charlotte:  1. In a standard home sale, sellers list their property at market value. They use the sale proceeds to pay the original mortg...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Let’s Talk Renovations - Chic Changes, Champion ROIs 💰 Your home is, as you know, one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. So you want to make sure you're making smart improvements over time. Not all home projects are created equal, these are some that provide the highest ROI. Are you ready to get the best bang for your buck on home improvements? Check out these picks for renovations with great returns on investment! We all know that major bath and kitchen renovations, new flooring and lighting, painting and landscape are top picks for increasing your home’s value.But, there’s more! From sprucing up the kitchen to boosting curb appeal with a snazzy new garage door, these upgrades are also surefire ways to increase your home's value. Let's dive a little deeper:  Repl...
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