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; ...
Thursday, March 16, 2023 / by Bella I.
My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?
When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can end up stuck (months later) with a property that hasn’t sold.
If that’s you, don’t panic! We’ve outlined the top five reasons a home doesn’t sell—and action steps you can take to overcome each of these issues.
Not sure why your property didn’t sell? If you’re not already working with an agent or your listing has expired or been withdrawn, give us a call! We’d be happy to offer a free, no-obligation assessment and create an action plan to get your home SOLD.
1. BAD TIMING
If your home didn’t sell after several months on the market, timing could’ve been a factor. Ma ...
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.
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. ...