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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Charlotte has different neighborhoods. Some are well-known, while others are not talked about as much.  As real estate agents, we understand the appeal of Charlotte’s well-known districts. Yet, we also see the untapped potential in the quieter corners of the city. Despite their lack of fame, these neighborhoods are great places to live.  Why should you consider these hidden neighborhoods? It’s because they are unique! Beyond being affordable, these neighborhoods have undeniable charm.   Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the perfect home in one of these hidden gems.  What are the Hidden Gem Neighborhoods in Charlotte NC? 1. Myers Park Myers Park was once a sprawling farm owned by John Spring Myers. The neighborhood’s change started with George Stephens, John's son-in-law, who envisioned a str...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Charlotte Ranks FIFTH in the Best Places to Live in the US (2024-2025) Exciting news for Charlotte! According to US News & World Report, our beloved city has been ranked #5 in the Best Places to Live in the U.S. for 2024-2025. The city's tourism slogan proudly declares that “Charlotte’s Got a Lot!” The numbers definitely confirm this, showcasing Charlotte's impressive scores in various key categories: job market (#22), desirability (# 26), quality of life (# 34), and value (# 43). Just ten years ago, finding a true Charlotte native was uncommon. Now, thanks to consistent positive net migration, a new generation of born-and-bred Charlotteans is rising, poised to continue the city's royal legacy. Here are the top 6 cities: Naples, FL Boise, Idaho Colorado Springs, CO Greenville, SC Charlo...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAYHONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever!  Thank you, Linda Blumenthal for the reminder. For some reason this particular day has always "tickled me." And I don't even wear socks!  By the way, in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day! The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have ...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
As Charlotte experiences growth, there’s a shift towards environmental consciousness among its residents. This presents an opportune moment for homeowners to engage in initiatives that promote sustainability. Our intention is to help homeowners in implementing eco-friendly practices. Small changes such as reducing energy consumption and water usage can help.  Implement these changes to enhance your home’s environmental footprint!  What are the Popular Eco-Friendly Home Features in Charlotte, NC? Homeowners in Charlotte are incorporating eco-friendly features into their homes. Here are some popular ones:  1. Energy Star Appliances Charlotte homeowners have favored Energy Star appliances due to their energy-saving capabilities. These appliances, from refrigerators to washing machines, off...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Getting a HUD home in Charlotte, NC, is an opportunity for buyers looking for good deals. To get one of these homes, you need to be good at talking about the price and negotiating.  We’ll help you learn these skills to make more substantial offers.  Is It Possible to Negotiate the HUD Home Price in Charlotte, NC?  Negotiating the price of a HUD home in Charlotte, even when it’s listed at a fixed price, is possible by bidding smart. Here’s what you can do:   When a HUD home has a predetermined price, your bidding options vary. You can match the listed price, offer more, or less. However, avoid undervaluing the property, as HUD may dismiss such offers.  Submitting a bid higher than the listed price can grab HUD’s attention. This increases the possibility of HUD considering your offer, amo...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Enhancing your Charlotte home's value doesn’t always demand major investments or renovations. Even minor adjustments can make it more attractive to prospective buyers.  This guide helps you elevate your home’s market appeal. It highlights methods to make your home nicer without straining your budget. It tells you exactly how to make your home stand out in Charlotte’s real estate market.  How Can I Add Value To My Charlotte, NC, Home On A Budget? 1. Decluttering Decluttering means reorganizing and tidying your home to enhance its appearance and functionality. Having too much stuff can make rooms look messy and small. But when you get rid of things you don’t need, it makes your home feel bigger and more organized.Focus on decluttering key areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and main rooms....
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
In Charlotte, selling homes on a short sale can get tricky. If you struggle to handle all the negotiations and paperwork, you’re not alone–many people feel the same way.  Let’s see how collaborating with a short sale expert in Charlotte can make things easier.  What is the Role of a Short Sale Expert in Charlotte, NC?  Short sale experts in Charlotte, NC, perform a range of tasks to help people sell their homes:  1. Guiding Complex SalesWe guide our clients through selling houses at reasonable prices. 2. Local Market InsightWe have knowledge of Charlotte’s real estate landscape. We know how much houses are worth and what people like when selling or buying houses in Charlotte. 3. Make Selling EasierWe make selling a house easier and faster. We help with papers and negotiate with banks to...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
The Charlotte housing market has changed recently. Before, prices kept increasing constantly, but now, it is a more varied landscape. Some places are experiencing price increases, while others are witnessing price decreases.  This is different from the previous trend because prices just kept increasing.  We want to help you know why this change is happening. This knowledge can help you make decisions when buying or selling a home in Charlotte, NC.  Will Housing Prices Fall in Charlotte, NC?  The prices are changing in different parts of Charlotte. Some areas that used to cost a lot in 2021 and 2022 are now getting cheaper. But in other parts, the prices are going up.  Around June 2023, house prices in Charlotte were expensive, about $425,000 on average. That’s a big jump of 5.1% from ho...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Charlotte has many different neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods feel old and historic, while others are modern. These neighborhoods show how Charlotte keeps growing and changing over time.  This guide discusses how these neighborhoods are changing and what makes them unique. We’ll learn about what’s special in each area and why they appeal to residents.  Find the right neighborhood with this guide, whether you like old-style, modern, or a blend of both.  Is Charlotte NC Up and Coming? Charlotte Regional Business Alliance found that many people are moving here in Charlotte.  About 113 people picked Charlotte as their new home every day between 2021 and 2022. That’s a significant number! It shows that many people favor Charlotte’s living environment. Charlotte is getting more new residents...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Now is a great time to sell your home! With experts like Nancy Braun, you can make the most of this seller’s market.  This guide is your source for selling your home in Charlotte. The real estate market is changing, but right now, there are a lot of people searching for homes to buy.   You need to follow tips to guarantee a fast and profitable sale. These include finding the right agent, enhancing curb appeal, or making prompt repairs. In this article, we'll discuss these tips and more.  How Can I Sell My Home in Charlotte, NC? Selling Your Charlotte Home at the Right Price When you want to sell your home in Charlotte, getting the price right is super important. It makes your sales quick and profitable. But don’t worry. We’ve got tips to help you with this.   Look at Similar Recently So...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Short sales differ, and predicting the exact timeline for each is often challenging. In Charlotte, NC, a city with an ever-changing real estate landscape, it’s important for sellers to be aware of the complexities of the short sale process.  The reality is that short sales rarely adhere to the same schedule as traditional home sales. In fact, these transactions sometimes extend up to three months longer or even more.  This article presents valuable insights about the short sales in Charlotte.  What is the Difference Between Short Sale and Traditional Home Sale in Charlotte, NC? Here are the differences between short sales and traditional home sales in Charlotte:  1. In a standard home sale, sellers list their property at market value. They use the sale proceeds to pay the original mortg...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Let’s Talk Renovations - Chic Changes, Champion ROIs 💰 Your home is, as you know, one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. So you want to make sure you're making smart improvements over time. Not all home projects are created equal, these are some that provide the highest ROI. Are you ready to get the best bang for your buck on home improvements? Check out these picks for renovations with great returns on investment! We all know that major bath and kitchen renovations, new flooring and lighting, painting and landscape are top picks for increasing your home’s value.But, there’s more! From sprucing up the kitchen to boosting curb appeal with a snazzy new garage door, these upgrades are also surefire ways to increase your home's value. Let's dive a little deeper:  Repl...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Popular SouthPark Neighborhood Market Update MAR 2024  - Barclay Downs Barclay Downs - A SouthPark Community - Market Report MAR 2024 How's the Market in Barclay Downs? BARCLAY DOWNS SOUTHPARK CHARLOTTE:  SouthPark, once part of a 3,000-acre farm owned by N.C. Gov. Cameron Morrison, that has since been transformed into one of North Carolina’s most esteemed and successful live/work communities. It contains one of the most popular neighborhoods in Charlotte - Barclay Downs. Neighbors include SouthPark Mall, The Colony, Piedmont Row and more. Barclay Downs features several award winning public schools, a regional library, and plenty of general and specialty retail shopping.Barclay Down’s livability score is 68 – ranked #68 in Charlotte and #63 in North Carolina. Ranked A+ for amenities clo...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Sherwood Forest Market Report - MAR 2024 The overall Charlotte real estate market is currently experiencing a low inventory level. Sherwood Forest only has a 1.36 months supply of homes available for sale. This indicates a high demand for properties in our market, leading to a competitive environment for both buyers and sellers.  Over the past 12 months, there has been a significant decrease in the months of inventory, with a change of -53.61%. This sharp decline in inventory levels further highlights the strong demand for homes in our market. Homes are selling quickly in this market, with a median of 55 days on the market before being sold. This fast pace of sales suggests that buyers need to act swiftly when they find a property of interest, as it may not stay on the market for long. ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Upscale Simonini Gem FOR SALE in Cotswold Proper Step into the realm of upscale elegance with this Simonini-built townhome nestled in the heart of Cotswold "Proper.” Simonini stands unrivaled as Charlotte's premier homebuilder, with their unparalleled craftsmanship shining distinctly through every inch of this elegant townhome. Boasting a sprawling 2,710 square feet of sophisticated living space, this prime piece of real estate is perfectly positioned near Cotswold and Providence Villages, offering the pinnacle of shopping and dining experiences. As an end unit, it revels in an abundance of natural light, highlighting the exquisite hardwood floors and soaring ceilings that grace the interior.  An ALL-GLASS CUSTOM ELEVATOR seamlessly connects all three levels of this refined home, offeri...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Decluttering for a Fresh Start - A Journey to Organized Living - PART 2 Organizing your garage can often feel like you're tackling the absolute IMPOSSIBLE! However, with the right strategy, you can win back your space and transform your garage from a cluttered catch-all into a well-organized, functional space. Here's how to level-up your organizational skills in your garage: 1. Set Clear GoalsBefore you start, define what you want to achieve. Do you want a workspace, a place for your car, or just general storage? 2. Empty and CategorizeREMOVE everything from your garage and sort it into categories: keep, donate, sell or 'to-the-dump-we-go. 3. Purge with a PurposeBe ruthless. If you haven't used it in a year, it's likely you don't need it. This will make organizing what’s left SO much ea...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
SouthPark's Montibello Market Report for FEB 2024 📊 Montibello is one of SouthPark's crème de la crème subdivisions when it comes to residential communities! Home to 571 elegant, custom-crafted residences, this neighborhood boasts spacious lots, heavily peppered with mature trees and lush greenery, creating an incredibly inviting streetscape. Let's talk location—you couldn't ask for better convenience. Living in Montibello puts you just a hop, skip and a jump away from shopping havens like SouthPark Mall and Phillips Place. Plus, you're a quick 15-minute drive to both Uptown Charlotte and Ballantyne. SouthPark is truly at the heart of everything Charlotte! And here's the cherry on top: Montibello is zoned for some of Charlotte's highest-rated public schools and is a stone's throw away f...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
SouthPark's Royden Real Estate Snapshot: FEB 2024 Market Overview 📊 This popular luxury neighborhood, situated in the heart of SouthPark, is approximately 2 miles from Quail Hollow Country Club, nearby Carmel Country & Myers Park Country Clubs and Cedarwood Golf Club is within close proximity as well.  Of course, if you’re into shopping and dining at fine restaurants, you will love the location, near SouthPark Mall and the mall’s surrounding fabulous restaurants.   Royden residents also enjoy the convenience of the Arboretum and it’s central location to all of Charlotte’s premier private schools.  This neighborhood boasts top-ranked public school assignments as well. How’s the market faring in popular Royden neighborhood?   The average price per square foot in Royden is $333.    Average...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Providence Springs Housing Trends: February 2024 Real Estate Review Providence Springs, being a community of only 128 homes, typically does not have a large selection of homes on the market - low turnover year-after-year.  Some years, there are more relocation sellers than others and we are seeing a bit of a slow down in the relocation business this year. The economy continues to recover, as our Providence Springs market improvements continue to show.  If you're a buyer, interested in a fabulous, neighborly community on the NORTH side of Highway 51 in a great school zone, visit www.ProvidenceSpringsInfo.com for more information on this popular Charlotte luxury community.  We know that you won't be disappointed!Here are the current real estate market stats for Providence Springs:Average...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Parkwood Knoll (Myers Park) Market Report FEB 2024Parkwood Knoll, an attractive, full-brick complex located in the ever-popular Park Road/Myers Park area of Charlotte, is your premier destination for luxury condos. As we begin 2024's spring market, we are seeing a slightly downward trend in sales prices. With no sales the last quarter of 2023 and so far in 2024, there hasn’t really been any change in the community. Additionally, the community’s days on the market has held steady, averaging only 31 days. In order to give you a more clear understanding, a few key details are below. You'll find the average sales price, the average number of days on the market, the ratio of list-to-sales price, as well as the current inventory status. Please note - the charts below aren't just static graphs...
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