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Friday, June 4, 2021   /   by Client Care

Charlotte Market Update - Episode 1

What’s Set Our Market on Fire?
I have a brand new Charlotte market Update to share as we begin 2021. The statistics from last December are jaw-dropping, and we’re approaching an important juncture in our market. I have a brand new Charlotte market Update to share as we begin 2021. The statistics from last December are jaw-dropping. The real kicker, though, is inventory: Our supply of resale homes is at a record low right now at 0.7 months of available inventory — down by a whopping 60%. Home prices are up by 13%, with a median sales price at $285,000 for single-family homes, and an average sales price of 13.6%. To find out what this means for you and learn all the latest important data from our market, watch my latest video. ...

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Friday, June 4, 2021   /   by Client Care

Charlotte Market Update - Episode 2

March Stats Show the Craziest Market, Ever! ??
Let's recap the March market.... there are massive increases in almost every aspect of the market right now, with records being broken across the board. Single-family home sales increased by over 30% over last year.  Prices are through the roof, where we saw the Median Price rise by 12% to $305,000, and the average price rose by 18% to $370,706. Extremely low inventory is driving home prices up! The number of homes for sale on the open market is down by 70% from last year! We only have on a 0.6 month supply available vs last year where we had a 2 month supply. A healthy market stays between a 6 to 7 monthly inventory availability. Our market is that high in demand! Another crazy stat is the percentage of Sold to List Price... it is now over 100%!Here in Charlotte, we have low interest rates combined with the fact that people are flooding into our market because we're one of the top cities with work-from-home opp ...

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Saturday, April 17, 2021   /   by Nancy Braun

Can I Buy or Sell My Charlotte NC Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

We’re living in unprecedented times, with the real estate market turning into one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. Inventory is low, bringing about multiple offers on homes to the extent of leading to bidding wars for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods in Charlotte and its surrounding areas.
Every real estate resource you see is telling you that the correct real estate market across the United States is a Seller’s market, with low housing inventory and high buyer demand. It’s true… but does this mean that you should sell or buy your Charlotte home without a REALTOR®? Not at all.
It’s very important at this time that you use a qualified and experienced real estate agent like Nancy Braun and her team of REALTORS® for that competitive edge and peace of mind that you will move through your real estate transaction to your benefit.
It’s not about how fast you can sell or Saving a little money on the commission, it’s a ...

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Saturday, February 8, 2020   /   by Nancy Braun

Can You Negotiate HUD Home Price?

If you’re thinking of purchasing a home and would like to get a good deal, you may want to consider buying a Charlotte HUD home. HUD homes are homes owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and they are usually offered for sale at affordable prices.
When buying a HUD home, there is no negotiation process. Unlike a regular home for sale on the market, there is no back and forth discussion with the seller. Instead, there is a bidding process, and the highest acceptable offer will be chosen.
Before you go bidding on a HUD home, let us first understand what a HUD home is, and why it offers a great deal.

What is a HUD Home?
HUD stands for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A HUD home is a home that was acquired through an FHA-insured mortgage, but when the borrower failed to pay the mortgage, the property was foreclosed.


Since the FHA loan was insured by the government, if the borrower was unable to pay the mortgage, the FHA pays. ...

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Saturday, October 5, 2019   /   by Nancy Braun

National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?

The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1
However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that we could be headed toward a recession. Global trade tensions and a slow down in the GDP growth rate have sparked volatility in the stock market, leading to economic uncertainty.
Given these differing signals, you may be wondering: How has the U.S. housing market been impacted? Where is it headed? And more importantly … what does it mean for me?

MORTGAGE RATES ARE NEAR HISTORIC LOWS
In August, Freddie Mac reported that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate hit its lowest level since November 2016, falling to 3.6%, down a full percentage point from a year earlier.2 Variable mortgage rates also fell when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates at the end o ...

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