charlotte home buyers: Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condos in Charlotte - 07/10/19 04:21 AM
Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condos in Charlotte
When shopping for homes, there are a multitude of options out there for homebuyers. Depending upon your needs, budget, and in many cases, the desired maintenance level, your choices are narrowed. For many millennials, their choice is really to buy a condominium.
According to CoreLogic, about 43% of all condo home-purchase mortgage applications were submitted by first-time homebuyers in 2018. As well, the data show condos were more popular with young homebuyers and empty nesters.
Millennials are buying condos instead of a single-family house because prices are still somewhat affordable in the condo market, compared to single family … (13 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Top 10 on the Charlotte Homebuyer Wish List for 2019 - 06/20/19 09:32 PM
Top 10 on the Charlotte Homebuyer Wish List for 2019  
Home design trends have really changed over the past decade. As the busiest selling season is well under way, home buyers are really honing in on their wish lists. We are seeing a continuation of many of the design trends of the past few years but also some refreshing new concepts.
Top 10 Wish List Elements for 2019

1. Open Floorplans – Spacious rooms which lead seamlessly through the living spaces.

2. Smaller Homes – The Tiny House trend has created a desire for more compact homes which offer usable space without the heavy … (9 comments)

charlotte home buyers: 10 Homebuyer Myths Debunked! - 06/16/19 07:33 PM
10 Homebuyer Myths Debunked!From the first tour or open house to securing a mortgage to closing day, purchasing a home is a complex and daunting process. Here are 10 myths that home buyers should clear from their heads to maintain realistic expectations during the home-buying process.
MYTH #1: Buyers Must Always Put 20% Down

FACT: As home prices climb, home buyers have a tougher time accumulating a cash down payment that amounts to 20% of the typical purchase price. The good news is that you can usually get your dream house with a smaller up-front payment. The downside, however, is that you’ll have … (15 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Should You Buy a Home in Charlotte Now or Wait Until Next Year? - 05/23/19 10:24 AM
Should You Buy a Home in Charlotte Now or Wait Until Next Year?
I get this question quite often. My response is that it’s often best to go with what you know than the unknown! 
Is it wise to consider that next year is an election year and investments of all kinds (stocks & real estate alike) are far more volatile during an election year. Conversely, the interest rates remain quite low and sales price continue to rise due to low inventory.
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So, waiting until next year to buy a home could make a significant financial impact. In the … (18 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Why Homeowners Host Better Super Bowl Parties than Renters - 02/02/19 09:21 PM
Why Homeowners Host Better Super Bowl Parties than Renters!
There is often a passionate debate when it comes to renting vs. buying a home.  What makes the most financial sense is as individual as the location of the rental property or the property being considered for purchase!
We’ve all heard the mantra, “Real estate is local” or “Location, location, location” when it comes to the most important thing about buying a home. Well, it’s even more specific than that - it’s hyperlocal. 
Bottom line:
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home in the last quarter of 2018 was 28.4%. The percentage needed to buy a … (38 comments)

charlotte home buyers: A Love Story Times Four - 02/27/18 09:48 PM
A Love Story Times Four
In 2010, I received a call from a Charlotte home seller who had their home on the market and just couldn't get showings or any traction on the market. A friend of theirs had listed and sold with me earlier during the recession and had recommend that they phone me to ask for help.
I met with them and soon, the photos were done and their Uptown condo listed for sale. At the time, the condo market was incredibly tough but, we got it sold in under 2 months and for nearly full list price - both unheard … (24 comments)

charlotte home buyers: To Preview or NOT to Preview? - 10/29/17 07:18 PM
To Preview or NOT to Preview?

Have you ever been on a mad, short-notice search (less than 16 hours!) of a mother-in-law (MIL) suite for your clients?
I took a wonderful couple shopping for homes in my area, looking for brick ranch homes with either separate living quarters (kitchen included) or a full, finished basement (also with a kitchen) to be used as a mother-in-law suite.  The problem here in Charlotte is that there are not a lot of high-end ranch style homes available that were built after the 1980's.  This is primarily due to the subdivision of property into much smaller lots and … (17 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Happy Charlotte Homebuyers - The Long Road Home - 10/05/17 05:30 AM
Happy Charlotte Homebuyers - The Long Road Home
Dear past clients of mine referred me their children to help them find their first home. It didn't take long to locate the perfect home for them - with even more in a home than they had hoped they would find!

The seller was just wrapping up a major renovation on this property and we were able to get a sneak peak of all that this home had to offer...and of course, this was THE one!  I had worked with the agent on the other side in the past and knew this would be a … (13 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Charlotte NC Buyer Steps to Homeownership, Part II - 08/25/17 10:55 AM
Charlotte NC Buyer Steps to Homeownership, Part II
CHARLOTTE NC HOME BUYERS - What should you expect when buying a home in Charlotte NC? You should expect unsurpassed customer service and knowledge of the area. You should expect to have this be the easiest home-buying processes you've ever experienced!  You will no longer be allowed to worry, we will take care of the details for YOU! When you work with The Maxwell House Group, the home buying process will be broken down to four simple stages:
1.  Pre-Purchase Consult
2.  Shopping for Your Home
3.  Purchasing Your Home
4.  Settling-in
This is the second in a four-part series.  We've … (6 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Another South Charlotte Home Buyer has CLOSED on Their New Home! - 07/21/17 09:39 AM
Another South Charlotte Home Buyer has CLOSED on Their New Home!
Don't you just LOVE fun buyers?! We had the most wonderful buyers, referred to us from New York and they were simply a delight to work with. The wife and mother-in-law spent a week here in Charlotte, discovering all of the wonderful areas of town and decided upon Ballantyne. 
After a heated bidding war, they won the home of their dreams and couldn't be happier! 
Because they were still in the process of selling their New York home, we did a FaceTime inspection, re-inspection and final walk-through. They also signed their Closing documents … (24 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Let's Get This Thing CLOSED! 5 Tips to a Timely Closing - 03/05/15 11:42 AM
Let's Get This Thing CLOSED!  Five Tips to a Timely Closing 
When a Charlotte home Seller accepts an Offer from a Buyer, the process of obtaining the property has only just begun.  The Buyer now has to perform detailed due diligence including all inspections, survey, appraisal, approval (Title search, pay-offs from seller) from an attorney and obtain a mortgage – all of which can be time consuming.  Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage process and close the deal ON TIME.
Get Conditional Approval Before Touring Homes
If you have not been conditionally approved for a loan before making an … (11 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Charlotte NC Home Buyers Guide, Step 4 - Shopping for Your Charlotte Dream Home - 10/15/11 06:07 AM
Charlotte Home Buyers Guide Step 4 – Now, Let’s Go Shopping! After you’ve defined your goals pertaining to your Charlotte real estate purchase, you’ve  found a Charlotte Realtor® to get you through this process and located the lender that is right for you, it’s time to go shopping for Charlotte homes for sale!
Keep in mind that you will want your OWN Realtor® to represent YOU for the job.  Also, this article should clear things up for you if you need help deciding which type of real estate professional (agent, broker, Realtor®) is right for the job. Once you have established your ‘bottom line’ with your … (3 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Home Buyer Tips | Why Do You Need a Buyer’s Agent? - 09/23/11 03:25 PM
Charlotte Home Buyer Tips | Why Do You Need a Buyer’s Agent? I’ve had numerous calls from customers who are requesting that I show them my currently listed homes; they 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 various types of agency.
MANY of them absolutely refuse to heed advice with regards to dual agency, saying that they “WANT to purchase from the listing agent so … (26 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Charlotte Home Buyer's Remorse: You Don't Have To Sweat It - 02/20/11 07:15 AM
Charlotte Home Buyer's Remorse: You Don't Have To Sweat It
When you fell in love with your new Charlotte home and then got a “yes” from the sellers, you were probably on cloud nine for days. Getting approved for a mortgage on your new Charlotte home went without too many hitches.  
Now, you are lying in bed—sweating.  You only have a few days until Closing and you toss and turn with visions of mortgage payments dancing in your head. 
Take heart, you are not alone. It is a familiar scenario that happens to just about everyone faced with signing on … (2 comments)

charlotte home buyers: Charlotte Homes Become More Affordable - 12/19/10 03:51 PM
Charlotte Homes Become More Affordable Don’t you just love it when the evening news finally shares a bit of good news?  I surely do!   Of course, I want to do my part and share the good news with you today:  Charlotte homes  homes (as a matter of fact, homes nationwide) are becoming more affordable.   In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors®, housing affordability is close to reaching an all-time affordability high.  How does this Benefit Charlotte Home Buyers? A typical buyer can pay much less in mortgage costs for the same home, or buy a better home without increasing … (10 comments)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS

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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