How Easy Is It To Buy a Fixer-Upper Home in Charlotte?

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I must admit that over the Thanksgiving holiday, I watched a few episodes of the HGTV show Fixer-Upper.  The premise of the show is that the husband and wife contractor and Realtor team help their clients purchase and renovate “the worst homes in the best neighborhoods.”  Like all HGTV shows, there’s always a little built-in […]

Are 5-Star Real Estate Agent Reviews on Zillow Trustworthy?

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Online reviews are finally starting to take hold in the real estate community.  Whereas before, a real estate agent would gather positive testimonials from past clients, now sites like Zillow, Trulia, Facebook and Yelp offer clients the ability to rate their agent to provide a review.  Online reviews of anything are viewed as being truthful […]

5 Simple Bathroom Improvements You Can Make For Less Than $100

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Kitchen and bathrooms are the two areas of the home where improvements have the largest return on your investment.  In the bathroom, even small changes can have a big impact, especially when you’re preparing your home for sale.  Here are 5 simple improvements that you can do this week to prepare your home for sale: 1. […]

Deficiency Judgments Are On Their Way – What You Need to Know

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If you or someone you know was involved in a foreclosure since 2007, the news that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are not seeking deficiency judgments is not good news.  A deficiency judgment is a legal action that bank can take against a former mortgagee to reclaim any unpaid portion of the foreclosed mortgage.  Difference […]

Tips For Selling Your Home in Fall and Winter

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The common belief among home sellers is that the best time to sell your home is in the spring and summer.  That may be true in housing markets that are impacted by the weather but homes in the Charlotte area sell throughout the year – regardless of the season.  Additionally, the lack of housing competition […]