Monday, January 07, 2019 / by Nancy Braun
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the Carolinas housing market headed in 2019?”
It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.
HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE
The value of real estate will continue to rise. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.1 While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, the combination of a strong economy, low unemployment, and a lack of inventory in many market segments continues to push prices higher.
"Ninety percent of markets are experiencing price gains while very few are experiencing consistent price declines," according to National As ...
Monday, July 16, 2018 / by Nancy Braun
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 ...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 / by Client Care
Nancy Braun, Founder and Broker-In-Charge of Showcase Realty has been accepted as a scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program (#10KSB) by prestigious business school Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Launched in 2009, the #10KSB program is a national curriculum created to empower small business owners with opportunities. It is geared towards promoting the value of job creation and economic stimulation through empowering small business owners with the tools they need to build stronger businesses.
“Babson College’s acceptance of my application to attend the esteemed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, is an honor,” says Braun. “I thrive through education and cannot wait to enhance my participation in the stimulation and growth of the North Carolina and South Carolina real estate markets through the training I’m about to receive.”
Based on 10,000 Small Business’ evaluatio ...