Where is Pinevillie? #RoadSignFail

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Good news!  The new fly-over ramp for I-485 from Johnston Road is finally open!  Now, homeowners living and workers in Ballantyne will not have to endure the long left turn light to access the highway.  I guess, in the excitement, someone forgot to hit the spell check button on the overhead sign… or did Pineville […]

7 Real Estate Hacks First Time Home Buyers Should Know

Traditional home exterior and landscaping in suburban setting.

1. Low Down Payment Options While I would never argue against any home buyer having at least 20% to put down on a home for a down payment, the reality is that the vast majority of first time home buyers invest very little money at all.  With the high cost of rent in the Charlotte […]

Neighborhood Listing Alerts Now Available in Charlotte

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For the last 6 years, we have offered clients the ability to receive a monthly report detailing the latest real estate activity in their neighborhood.  Clients love the Market Snapshot tool as it provides information that timely, accurate, and more beneficial than a recipe card for a red velvet bunt cake. Now, our Market Snapshot […]

“Coming Soon” Listings Are Bad For Both Buyer and Seller

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Last week, a real estate marketing website announced that they will allow Sellers and their agents to market a property on their site as “coming soon.”  The benefit for the marketing website is to have more eyes on their site, which means they can charge more in marketing fees to agents, brokers, advertisers, etc.  Some […]

Have a HAMP Modified Mortgage? Prepare for Your Mortgage Payment to Increase

HAMP Mortgage Modification Resets

In 2009, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was introduced to help homeowners that were struggling to make their mortgage payments.  The program offered “permanent” mortgage interest rate modifications that were as low as 2%.  In its first year, only 35,000 mortgages were modified but by the end of 2013, the number had risen close […]