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Monday, July 16, 2018   /   by Nancy Braun

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

Avoid These Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes When Buying Your Charlotte Home

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.

When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’s structures and systems. It’s a worthwhile investment that can save you money in the long run, either by warning you away from a bad purchase or by providing a list of deficiencies you can use to negotiate with the sellers.

The inspector’s report will also list minor repairs that, if made, will help to maintain your home over the long term. Additionally, a good inspector can often predict the standard life expectancy of your roof, HVAC, and other big-ticket items so you can start planning for their eventu ...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018   /   by Nancy Braun

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

Use this guide for an easier move



Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more.

Of course you’ll need to pack, make moving arrangements, and possibly sell your old home. With so much to do, you may be wondering: Where do I start?

In this guide, we outline seven steps to help you get prepared, get organized, and get settled in your new community. Our hope is to alleviate the hassle of relocating—so you can focus on the exciting adventure ahead!



1. Gather Information
If you’re unfamiliar with your new area, start by doing some research.1 Look for data on average housing prices, demographics, school rankings and crime statistics. Search for maps that illustrate lo ...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018   /   by Nancy Braun

Nancy Braun Advises Charlotte Today Viewers That Now Is The Perfect Time to Sell

Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your Charlotte Home

Owner and broker-in-charge of Showcase Realty LLC, Nancy Braun, teams up again with Charlotte Today hosts, Colleen Odegaard and Eugene Robinson, to discuss real estate trends in Charlotte. They talked about why homeowners who are thinking about selling should do so now.  Braun presented compelling facts that cover market updates, predictions and statistics, as well as her own experiences with assisting home buyers and sellers under the current market conditions.







Learn more about why you should sell your home now, get a free copy of Nancy’s 5 Reasons To Sell Your Home Now, visit:  PerfectTimeToSell.com

Braun started by stating that in her 23 years as a real estate agent, she could not imagine a better time to sell,  “Home sellers are poised to gain booming profits on their Charlotte homes for sale given the high demand for homes and low inventory.  If you’re contemplating selli ...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018   /   by Nancy Braun

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

Follow These Steps For A Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.2





Source: National Association of Realtors


Following are 10 tips you can use to get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to breathe new life into your existing home decor.
To get a plan customized for your particular property, give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We’d be happy to share our insider knowledge of the buyer preferences in ...

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Friday, March 09, 2018   /   by Marketing Team

Your Charlotte Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Spring is around the corner and the Charlotte real estate market is getting ready for some robust activity.  As you’re considering buying a home, don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially. 

If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers in North Carolina, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.

The requirements to secure a mortgage may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. But we’ve outlined three simple steps to get you started on your path to homeownership.


Even if you’re a current homeowner in Charlotte or its surrounding areas, it’s a good idea to prepare in advance so you don’t encounter any surprises along the way. Lending requirements have become more rigorous in recent years, and changes to your credit history, debt ...

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