Wednesday, April 5, 2023 / by Bella I.
Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households
Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone larger seasonal tasks.
The effort is worthwhile, however. A sanitary environment can keep you and your family healthier by minimizing your exposure to germs and allergens.1 Plus, researchers have found that organized, uncluttered homes have quantifiable mental health benefits, too, including reduced stress, improved emotional regulation, and increased productivity.2
The reality is, we enjoy our homes more when they are in good order. It’s much easier to relax without piles of unopened mail or a messy kitchen reminding us of work to be done. And don’t we all feel more inclined to entertain family and friends when our homes are well-kept?
That’s why we’ve rounded u; ...
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / by Bella I.
Are We In A Housing Bubble?
Buyers are wary of purchasing a home in this market. They see multiple offer bidding wars and Prices going up and they don’t want to over pay. I, however, do not see the market going down. In fact, I see the housing market to continue to rise. Every day we learn of a new major company moving to Charlotte or our local companies expanding. Even today we learned that Centene, a health insurance Giant, will add 6,000 jobs to our market and invest $1B to bring its east coast regional headquarters here. Credit Karma will be adding 600 new jobs in Mecklenburg County with a new high -tech engineering hub. And there are so many more companies expanding or moving here. It is all about supply and demand. High demand will continue to drive up the prices. Which will support your home value and support your home purchase. Some very interesting stats are emerging from our Charlotte Metro market as we enter summer 2021.Sales are still crazy, and numbers are ...
Monday, June 14, 2021 / by Bella I.
The Charlotte Metro Area's Market in April Was Incredible For Homeowners
Let's recap the March market.... As North Carolina continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, April home sales — unhampered by the pandemic-induced lockdowns of last Spring, rose 25% year-over-year with 4,678 homes sold across the Charlotte region.
His time last year, residential home sales activity was interrupted and declined nearly 21% over-over-year as both buyers and sellers were sidelined during lockdowns.
So, homes under-contract that have not yet closed rose by 46% year-over-year and total 5,453, compared to only 3,727 in April of 2020.
CLICK HERE to watch my Market Update for May 2021 in which I cover:
A comparison year-over-year in the Charlotte Metro market since initial lockdowns
What Sellers are experienced in April 2021, and the trends we're noticing
Number of pending sales in our current market and their impact
How to get more money for your home
What you can do to se ...
Friday, June 4, 2021 / by Bella I.
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 ...
Saturday, April 17, 2021 / by Nancy Braun
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 ...