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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 9, 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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018   /   by Nancy Braun

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

What the 2018 Real Estate Market Outlook Means For You


As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” 



It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year.




HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE

Get ready for another strong year! U.S. home values and sales volume will continue to rise in 2018. 



Experts agree that home prices will increase in 2018, but predict a slower rate of appreciation than 2017, which clocked in at nearly 7 percent nationwide. National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts a growth rate ...

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