buyer information: NC Real Estate Q&A - Neighborhood Demographics - 07/19/19 09:16 AM
NC Real Estate Q&A - Neighborhood Demographics
 
Q: Why won’t my agent discuss neighborhood demographic information with me? 
 
A: The federal Fair Housing Act and North Carolina’s State Fair Housing Act both prohibit discrimination against any individual based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status in the sale, rental or advertising of any and all residential property. As well, a violation of federal and state fair housing laws by a real estate agent is also a violation of our Real Estate License Law. 
In our state, we are bound to be mindful in, not only advertising but, verbal comments, with … (12 comments)

buyer information: Are Buyers Liars or Do We Simply Need To Be Better Listeners? - 10/15/11 10:36 AM
Are 'Buyers Liars' or Do We Need To Be Better Listeners? I've always detested that little saying about buyers being liars but, you'll understand the point of my title if you read further...

I'm always thrilled to be the recipient of a phone call from a disgruntled customer in need of an agent immediately!  However, there's a part of me who feels a little sorry for the 'other' agent.  Silly, I know but, we've all either been new or done something that we have looked back on and thought, "How on earth did I blow that?!"  I just can't help … (67 comments)

buyer information: Which Type of Mortgage Lender Do You Use? - 01/13/11 01:56 PM
Which Type of Mortgage Lender Do You Use? One of the least understood aspects of Charlotte home loans is the different types of lending that is available to buyers.  Most buyers mistakenly assume they have to obtain a home loan from a traditional savings and loan. 

There are several different types of lenders; here are the main types of mortgage lenders and how each of them function:

Mortgage Bankers:  Mortgage bankers are loan originators that operate with the sole objective to sell the loan they create to another source. Even though they will sell the loan they must … (19 comments)

buyer information: Buyer Representation – Is It Really Necessary? - 03/18/10 02:48 AM
Buyer Representation – Is It Really Necessary?
 
Question:   Do home buyers need the help of a Buyers Agent?
Answer:   You bet !  When buyers work with a real estate professional who is 100% loyal and completely committed to them, chances are that the entire home-buying process will go smoothly and with a higher level of buyer satisfaction.
 
 Question:   What is a Buyers Agent?
Answer:   A Buyers Agent works solely for you, the buyer, and has no legal or other responsibilities to the seller.* When working with a Buyers Agent, you have the advantage of personal representation, independent counseling, loyalty, confidentiality, and … (22 comments)

buyer information: Buyer Representation – How Can We Help? - 01/03/10 04:16 AM
Buyer Representation – How Can We Help? Question:   Do home buyers need the help of a Buyers Agent?
Answer:   You bet !  When buyers work with a real estate professional who is 100% loyal and completely committed to them, chances are that the entire home-buying process will go smoothly, with a higher level of buyer satisfaction.
 Question:   What is a Buyers Agent?
Answer:   A Buyers Agent works solely for you and has no legal or other responsibilities to the seller.*  When working with a Buyers Agent, you have the advantage of personal representation, independent counseling, loyalty, confidentiality, and trust.  On the other hand, while … (13 comments)

buyer information: Why Do Buyers Need a Buyer's Agent--That ISN'T Representing the Seller? - 04/16/09 05:02 AM
Why Do You Need a Buyer's Agent? I've had numerous calls from customers who are requesting that I show them homes that I have listed and don't want to see any other properties.  I am representing the seller, and I am asked by these customers if I can only show them my listings.  When I discover that the person is NOT represented by an agent, I engage them in a conversational review of the types of agency.   MANY of them absolutely refuse to listen to advice about dual agency, saying that they "WANT to purchase from the listing agent so that they … (91 comments)

buyer information: Are You Shopping for a New Home? - 11/22/08 01:41 AM
How to Prepare for Homeownership? Are You Preparing for Homeownership?
Here are a few tips to consider before you get started:

1. What can you afford?  Ideally, you can afford a home that is equal in value to between two and three times your gross annual income.
2. Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment?  Ideally, you should have 20 percent of the purchase price saved as a down payment. There are opportunities to purchase with less money down but, you want to be certain that you're not getting in over … (2 comments)

buyer information: The UPside of the DOWNturn - 11/21/08 07:19 AM
The UPside of the DOWNturn The UPside of the DOWNturn Real estate is certainly a cyclical and everchanging business!  Lately, not only those who have been in the business for a short period of time, but those in it for years now, have experienced the roller coaster ride of the downturn in the economy.  As the nation began reeling from crumbling markets, Charlotte was one of just a couple who were still standing strong.  November, 2008 brings a slightly different picture for those of us in Charlotte, who thought 6 months ago that we were immune to the downturning economic environment. … (3 comments)

buyer information: Buyer Tips: Locating the Perfect Neighborhood - 08/13/08 03:34 PM
Locating the Perfect Neighborhood
BuyerTips:  Locating the Perfect Neighborhood
Charlottehas a multitude of areas, subareas, communities, subdivisions andneighborhoods and if you're new to the area, you really doneed aknowledgeable agent to guide you through the process of elimination asfar as neighborhoods are concerned.  
There are a few goodsites that I recommend to my clients to learn moreabout the different areas/neighborhoods in Charlotte. First,you'll want to consult your agent and let him/her know, specifically,what you're looking for.  If your agent is a CertifiedNeighborhood Specialist, he/she will be able to assist you in matchingyour current neighborhood to one very similar in your destination city. If at all … (7 comments)

buyer information: Now is THE Time to Buy: 10 Reasons Why! - 01/24/08 02:38 AM
Take your time…  Many Buyers in 2007 felt ‘rushed’ to make a decision to purchase property for fear that they would either get into a bidding war or the ‘cream of the crop’ would fly off the market.  We have a bit more time in 2008.No worries, no (bidding) wars!  The stress of buying have been reduced by the elimination of bidding wars—with more inventory, bidding wars have been reduced significantly.No more ‘lottery tickets’!  There are plenty of new construction units available that don’t require participation in the lottery process (in order to ‘possibly’ have the opportunity to purchase a new … (12 comments)

 
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Charlotte, NC

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Author Bio: Debe Maxwell is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) in the Charlotte Metro region with a focus on the Charlotte luxury home market. My team of agents each have their own specialty areas, a benefit to anyone buying a home in Charlotte NC. If you're thinking of listing your home, I would love to meet with you and share our marketing success package with you. My homes sell faster and for more money and after all, isn't that what every seller wants?! We'd love to help you buy or sell in the Charlotte Metro region.          Tweets by DebeInCharlotte


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