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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?
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!
We’re all familiar with the term "buyer’s market," and, when you’re the one in the buyer’s position, it’s a phrase you love to hear. The good news about current real estate trends in Charlotte, North Carolina is that it is, indeed, a buyer’s market. In this way, Charlotte is emblematic of broader real estate trends throughout the country, but nevertheless: Now is a great time to buy a home in the Queen City, for a number of reasons.