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Friday, September 29, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Want to sell your house? Stop believing these myths!

We all know pricing your home is hard. But a full-time, licensed Realtor will help guide you and educate you on the process, the market, and understanding the data we use.

Here are some myths you should not buy into!
1: You always make money when you sell a home. Let's face it, real estate prices and values fall and rise with the economy. Right now, we're in a time where we're seeing appreciation. But look back at some of the more turbulent economic times and you'll realize that isn't always the case.
2: Price your house high to make more money. While the payday may sound appealing to you, you're actually sacrificing your best marketing time in exchange for the remote possibility that someone will overpay for your home.

** Ready to sell? Let us tell you what your house is worth ** 


3: If your home is overpriced, it's no big deal to lower it later. False. Homes that are overpriced tend to linger on the market for months at a time or undergo price reductions. Guess ...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Moving to Charlotte? You'll love it!

Are you new to the Charlotte area? Stopping by to consider moving to this wonderful town? We're glad you're here!

Below are some guides to finding things to do in and around the Greater Charlotte area … from sporting events to museums to the symphony to the Whitewater Center, there’s something for everyone.

Come join us for some down-home, Southern hospitality! (And if you’re wondering what the photo above is, it’s Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Firebird” at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in uptown, always a favorite.)


Charlotte's Got A Lot
Charlotte Culture Guide
Arts & Science Council
Top 10 Things to Do in Charlotte
Sporting Events in Charlotte
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Giordana Velodrome
Charlotte Parks & Recreation
 
Ready to start searching for your new home? Start right here!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Showtime! What to do before a showing

So, a potential buyer is coming to see your house. Don’t panic! Follow these tips to present your house in the best way possible during a showing.

Ready to get your house on the market, or want to see what your house is worth? Click here!
Inside the house
·         Turn ON every light, even in closets, hallways and inside/under cabinets.
·         Open all curtains as wide as possible; leave blinds down but open the slats fully to let in light.
·         Turn OFF all ceiling fans.
·         Remove all photos and magnets from the refrigerator or other appliances.
·         Remove anything on top of refrigerator.
·         Put dirty dishes and sponges/scrubbers in dishwash ...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Homes for sale under $350,000 in Concord, North Carolina

Looking for houses under $350,000 in Concord, North Carolina? You’ve come to the right place! Concord is a great place to live – fabulous dining, shopping, speedway, so much more! Concord, Cabarrus County’s largest city, is just 20 miles northeast of Charlotte. The most-popular visitor attraction in the state, according to VisitNC.com, Concord Mills mall has more than 200 stores. And also nearby is the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is headquarters to many of your favorite NASCAR teams.  Downtown houses two live theaters, a museum, two art galleries, library, gourmet French chocolate shop, pottery studio, botanical garden, pedestrian greenway system, plus specialty shops and a variety of restaurants.
Working in Concord
The commute into Charlotte is easy, but if you’d like to work locally, Concord is home to employers such as Shoe Show, Inc., Celgard LLC, Connextions, Roush Fenway Racing, Sysco Foods, S&D Coffee, and Carolinas He ...

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Sunday, July 16, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Buyers: 8 important questions your Realtor should ask you

Thanks to Rebecca Ward of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, here are the things your agent should be asking before you even set foot in the first home for sale ...



1) Why do you want to buy a home now? This question can elicit relevant information, including pregnancies, job changes or a child leaving for college. The agent can then use this insight to tailor services to your specific needs, so that you are only viewing homes that you are interested in.

2) Are you working with a lender? If you are not pre-approved, your agent will have the opportunity to help by recommending a lender.

3) What are your maximum acceptable monthly payments? Just because you have been approved for a $600,000 mortgage does not mean you are willing to purchase a $600,000 house. It’s important to assess whether you will be able to handle a specific monthly payment, and you don’t want to waste time viewing homes that you can’t afford.

4) What are your desires and needs? ...

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