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This Month in Real Estate: December 2015

What does the national real estate market look like right now?

Check out this short video from Keller Williams for a peek inside some important numbers for buyers and sellers from December 2015.

And of course, contact us if you’ve got questions about what these numbers mean for you!

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Where Will Home Prices be in 5 Years?

That’s a big question, huh?

It’s hard enough to predict the value of a home even six months from now, much less several years. But quarterly, consulting firm Pulsenomics surveys over 100 researchers, professionals, and economists to get a handle on where the real estate market’s heading. And the good news is…the news is good!

The big data points are:

  • Cumulative home appreciation is expected to be 18.1% (!!!) by 2019
  • Home prices are up year-over-year in the Southeast by 6.12%
  • Even bear-ish minds speculate cumulative appreciation will be over 10% in the next five years

So, what does all this mean? It means smart investors are ready to buy homes NOW. Values aren’t going down any time soon and with inventory short and prices inching towards pre-bubble rates, the sooner buyers dig in, the better.

Take a look at this graph and think about what it means for your home search.

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Looking to buy? Now is the time. Hoping to sell? Talk to us about whether it’s smarter to take advantage of the current seller’s market or if your value could go even higher by holding for a while.

We’re ready to chat.

This Month in Real Estate: July 2015

What does the national real estate market look like this month?

Check out this short video from Keller Williams for a peek inside some important numbers for buyers and sellers from July 2015.

And of course, contact us if you’ve got questions about what these numbers mean for you!

704-516-3318

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Charlotte Open Houses – May 16th & 17th

What a weekend for open houses.
Four great homes to come see this weekend!

The weather’s supposed to be great and the spring selling season is in full swing. Come see one of these fabulous homes (several are new to the market!) and maybe even find your dream home! You never know…
Give us a call at 704.451.3135 for more info on these properties
or on selling your Charlotte property!

Click on any of the addresses below for a complete video tour

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7801 Park Road
new to the market!

Sunday, May 17th from 1pm – 3pm
$357,500  4BR/3BA

Gorgeous renovation, even better location! Custom hardwood flooring, a beautiful stone fireplace, and a huge kitchen with all-new stainless appliances and cabinets make this home a must-see. A huge fenced-in deck and lower-level rec room (complete with its own fireplace!) are all you need to make your family feel at home. And if you need a big yard? This home sits on almost a full acre! Come see this one before it’s gone!

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1135 Blueberry Lane
brand new listing!

Sunday, May 17th, 1pm – 4pm
$255,000  5BR/3BA

This ranch basement has an amazing south Charlotte location just off of Providence Road. Fresh paint throughout, refinished hardwood floors, and lots of “new” including newer HVAC, kitchen appliances, and more! Check out the full one-story basement with complete bathroom and bedroom with separate entrance…not to mention a private backyard and great big deck!

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6816 Rea Croft Drive

Saturday, May 16th from 1pm – 3pm
$435,000  4BR/3.5BA

Wow…talk about SPACE! With four bedrooms (plus a bonus!) and three full baths, this all-brick South CLT charmer won’t last long. Amazing upgrades, great outdoor space, open floor plan, and a fabulous fireplace…you’ve got to see this one in person. Features include a renovated kitchen, huge screened-in porch with fireplace and a spot for an outdoor TV, and fabulous walkable location!

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824 Cerretto Court

Sunday, May 17th, 1pm – 4pm
$325,000  3BR/2.5BA

You’ll never find a townhome that lives so much like a single-family. Located in a beautiful part of Matthews (walk to downtown!), this immaculate home has over 2700 square feet of living space. Updated kitchen, master bath, and a great custom closet make this home the perfect buy. Features include a main-floor master, private enclosed patio, loft and office space, and walk-in attic storage!

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Want to know more about any of these homes?
Call us today!

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What’s New in Real Estate: April 2015

The real estate market in April 2015 is busy!

What does Keller Williams have to say about the real estate climate this month? This short video features quick stats and charts that give you a big-picture view of the buying and selling marketplace. What does this mean for you? Call us to find out!

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Spring is Springing! FOUR Amazing Opens this Weekend

Could this warm weather be any more welcome?

We don’t know about y’all but this has felt like the longest winter in history. Why not come celebrate the beginning of SPRING with us this weekend at one of our four amazing open houses? This list has something for everyone and we recommend starting your search now before the spring/summer market really becomes hectic. Click any of the addresses below for a video tour!

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10422 Woodview Circle

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, March 22nd from 2pm – 4pm
$359,900  4BR/2.5BA

This huge Quail Acres home looks brand new and offers tons of recently-renovated room to grow. Situated on almost an acre of land (.82 acres to be exact) near new construction and great schools, this kind of property doesn’t come around often. New flooring throughout, an updated kitchen, and a large mud room are just some of its perks.

Almost an acre of land!
Huge master suite
Tons of storage
Big backyard

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824 Cerretto Court

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, March 22nd from 2pm – 4pm
$329,900  3BR/2.5BA

You’ll never find a townhome that lives so much like a single-family. Located in a beautiful part of Matthews (walk to downtown!), this immaculate home has over 2700 square feet of living space. Updated kitchen, master bath, and a great custom closet make this home the perfect buy.

Master on main
Private enclosed patio
Office/den space and loft area
Walk-in attic storage

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6611 Old Providence Road

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
$225,000  2BR/2.5BA

This two-story home has a fantastic location and access to some really great schools. Upgrades like hardwood floors in all living areas and a fabulous loft make it super liveable and ready for your personal touches! At this price and in this area, this house won’t last long so come check it out for yourself this Saturday.

Four season porch and wrap-around deck
Stainless steel appliances
Newer roof and HVAC
Tons of storage space

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8412 Ramath Drive

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
$97,500  3BR/2.5BA

A Stonehaven townhome for less than $100k? Believe it! With tons of room – over 1500 sq. ft. of living space – and beautiful upgrades, you have to see this one for yourself. It’s bright and open and there’s even a main-level bedroom for convenience. If you’re looking for a huge townhome with little maintenance, this is it.

Updated flooring
Private patio and storage
Vaulted ceilings
Active community with a pool!

Got questions about any of these homes?
Give us a call now!

704.516.3318

This Month in Real Estate: March 2015

What’s going on in the real estate market this month?

The folks at Keller Williams have just released a video full of stats and facts about the national real estate market for March 2015. What does this mean for you? Call us to find out!

We can’t wait to talk Charlotte real estate with you.

14 Things You Should Always Tell Your Agent

Hiring a real estate agent is a big decision.

We’ve talked before about why you need a real estate agent and given you plenty of advice about how to choose the right agent, when to sell/buy, and what the Charlotte market is like. Once you pick an agent, though, what should you discuss? Here are 14 things you should always, always tell your real estate agent whether you’re a seller or a buyer.

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  1. Be upfront about whether or not you’re planning to update any aspect of your home. Adding a porch? Fixing the gutters? Having the fireplace serviced next week? Tell your Realtor.
  2. Tell your Realtor why you want to buy or sell. Need more space? Downsizing after the kids left the nest? They need to know these things to serve you well.
  3. Are you just starting to look for homes or have you been looking for a while? How many houses have you been shown…and are you under contract with another Realtor?exhausted
  4. Likewise, sellers should disclose whether or not the home’s been listed recently (as in, anytime in the last year) and what happened. If you couldn’t get any interest, say so.
  5. Tell your agent your concerns about the area. Are you worried about the new middle school going in, or have you noticed neighbors’ homes selling for less than usual?
  6. Your agent should know about your past experience with Realtors. If you prefer to work with a team rather than a single agent, say so. If you’ve only had negative Realtor experiences, tell them why.
  7. Along the same vein, tell your agent if you have a preferred method of communication. Hate checking voicemails but read your email constantly? Let them know how best to get in touch with you.
  8. Similarly, be upfront about how often you want to stay in communication. Some clients like weekly check-ins…some prefer only to be bothered when there’s news to share.
  9. Talk to your agent about your dealbreakers, buying or selling. As a seller, do you have a bottom-line price? As a buyer, would you never consider a single-story home or a house with a pool?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  10. Your agent should know what you expect from them. If you chose them because you liked the way they marketed listings via Facebook, tell them that’s important to you.
  11. Be honest about marketing hurdles they may face. If you’re absolutely opposed to having an open house be upfront about it. If your neighborhood has outlawed For Sale signs they need to know that, too.
  12. Tell them what your #1 priority is when it comes to your transaction. Do you need to be in a new house within the month? Or is it imperative you get a certain price for your home to satisfy your mortgage debt? Knowing where they have wiggle room gives agents room to work for you.
  13. Be clear about whether you’re interviewing other Realtors, and also talk about how you plan to make your decision.
  14. Talk to your agent about mortgage issues you’re facing. If you’ve been denied pre-approval, they should know that (and they also may have some resources available to help you navigate the current problems.)

 

All real estate agents are not created equal. Every great client/Realtor relationship begins with dialogue and it’s as important for you to be as upfront and honest as you expect your agent to be. Good agents will use your honesty to more effectively, efficiently market your home.

Want to talk to a great agent about buying or selling your Charlotte home? Call us now.

 

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