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Real estate is, by its very nature, something that tends to look different in one city than it does in the next. Whether you’re buying or selling, the factors that can affect the valuation of the home in questions are numerous, and many of them are linked directly to the geography or culture of the city itself. That’s why anyone looking to make a real estate transaction would do well to educate himself or herself not just about real estate principles in general, but also about the specific chara
Published: 09/14/2011 by Todd Weir in Real Estate
Current market conditions have led to what they call a buyer’s market in the real estate world, a term that means exactly what it sounds like: There are a lot of houses on the market and interest rates are historically low, meaning those seeking to purchase a home have plenty of options and opportunities. But what about those seeking to sell their Charlotte homes in a market that is already saturated?
Published: 09/26/2011 by John Moore in Home & Family
It doesn’t matter why you’re selling your home—to move to a new city, to upgrade to a bigger place, or simply to make a profit; regardless, you’re going to want to make as much money as you can in the sale. For many homeowners, that means thinking hard about various home improvement projects that might increase the home’s value. But what are some of the best home improvement solutions that can help you ask for more money come sale time?
A realtor is someone who will be guiding and advising you as you seek to make what will likely be one of the most major financial decisions in your life—to say nothing of a decision that will have a big impact on the day-to-day lifestyle of you and your entire family. Naturally, you want someone whose character and professional expertise are both trustworthy. You want someone who can help you make a decision that is—bottom line—the right one for you.
Relocating your life to a new city and state can be both exciting and daunting. The prospect of starting fresh can be a pleasant and promising feeling; the thought of having to find a new job, a new church, new places to shop, new friends, and so forth can be significantly less so. And then, of course, there is the matter of a home. Simply knowing which cities and towns have great housing markets can be tricky in and of itself—to say nothing of questions as to whether life in those cities and to
Published: 09/09/2011 by David Martin in Real Estate
The question of whether to rent or buy is one that has plagued homeowners and would-be homeowners alike since the real estate industry was first created. Of course, both of these options have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it there is one that clearly outweighs the other. Though this may seem to make the choice easier, the clear answer often depends upon the market, the economy, and the goals that you have for your future.
Should you buy a home, or should you rent? That’s a familiar question for many of us, and one that doesn’t necessarily have an easy answer. There are many factors to consider, including both long-term and short-term financial decisions, but even beyond the financial aspect, there are plenty of ways in which the decision will impact your life on a day-to-day basis.
Published: 09/30/2012 by Thomas Klein in Real Estate
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about foreclosed and distressed homes, and whether they actually represent good opportunities for potential buyers. Those seeking a great deal on a home or piece of property often think that foreclosed homes offer singular possibilities for value. The truth, however, is that those who go looking for foreclosed or distressed homes often get more than they were bargaining for!
Published: 09/12/2011 by Pamela Harwell in Real Estate
Whether you’re flipping houses, trying to score a payoff on a real estate investment, or relocating your family to a new city or new part of town, most of us would prefer for a home sale to be quick and easy rather than long and drawn out. The sad news is that there are no guarantees, especially in these current, treacherous market conditions. And as we approach the winter season, selling a home only becomes more challenging. On the plus side, Charlotte has a bustling real estate market right no
If you know anything at all about real estate, you are probably familiar with the idea of a buyer’s market, or a seller’s market. These terms mean precisely what they sound like, and they indicate the kind of effect that the overall economy can have on real estate sales. However, the economy isn’t the only thing that affects home sales. The time of year is also a crucial factor. If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, you should know that, historically, some seasons yield more bu