keller williams charlotte: Do you still feel needed as an agent? - 02/02/12 01:29 AM
    What do you think as a buyer? Back in December, our team was interviewed about way buyers are finding their new home.   Realtors try to convince clients they’re still needed, even in the Internet age By Scott Baughman, staff writer   People buy all kinds of things on the Internet. Cars, TVs, computers, clothes and even groceries get sold at various online retailers. But if you’re thinking of buying your house solely on the web, several Charlotte-area Realtors say – not so fast.
More and more agents in the modern real estate world find themselves almost replaced by … (4 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Staging 101 for Charlotte sellers - 12/30/11 01:03 PM

Hi! My name is Jarrod Clay and I am excited to join the Charlotte Real Estate Blog for a series of guest posts. I work every day helping real estate agents and home stagers prepare a property for market, and with companies nationwide to help relocating employees find temporary or permanent housing in the Charlotte area.
From increasing home values to decreasing the amount of time a home spends on the market, the value of home staging is undeniable. Depending on the property, you may want to consider hiring a professional home stager. For times when that is not in … (2 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Slides are fun, real estate can be too - 12/10/11 12:04 PM
Last month our team was featured in The Mecklenburg Times. It was a fun piece, kind of like how we run our business. On the Level: Lisa Ludlow Archer, broker for Keller Williams Team Ludlow Some people use Facebook to write about what they ate for lunch or other mundane details. Lisa Ludlow Archer has used it to hit pay dirt, generating $1 million dollars in sales in one month based on Facebook referrals. By Tara Ramsey, staff writerPublished: October 13, 2011Time posted: 2:06 pmTags: Geeky Girls, HGTV, Keller Williams Team Ludlow, Laurie Davis, Lisa Ludlow Archer

 
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keller williams charlotte: How do FHA loan limits affect Charlotte real estate? - 11/21/11 08:26 AM
I received a quick update on where FHA Loan Limits stand from our local mortgage broker:
 -          Final word could be decided on the extension of the previous loan limits as soon as Thursday
-          The new loan limits for our area fell over 32K
-          The changes could raise the FHA Loan Limits back to $303,750 until 2013
 You can read the whole story here.
 FHA loans are different than Conforming Loans……
 Conforming Loan Update
 Conforming mortgages “conform” to the mortgage underwriting guidelines of Fannie Mae or Fannie Mac.   Mortgages meeting these criteria are securitized on Wall Street as mortgage … (0 comments)

keller williams charlotte: We are searching high and low for a great buyers agent in Charlotte...know anyone? - 10/19/11 03:59 PM
We have desperately been looking for the last 4 months for a great buyers agent to add to our team. Team Ludlow Realty is generating over 150 buyer leads a month and the 3 of us can not handle that amount of volume. We need you or that perfect person you know that would want to hit the ground running with more leads than they can handle.
 

 
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keller williams charlotte: Whoa, that is a lot of loan changes - 09/28/11 03:16 AM
Have you heard about all the upcoming changes to the lending world? People are asking us everyday about this change or that new regulation so why not hear it from the expert. Thank you to Johnatan Romero with New American Mortgage for shedding some light on these questions.
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With several major changes occurring to FHA and USDA on October 1st,  I’d like to focus on another great loan program with a low down payment and NO PMI!   Fannie Mae's HomePath program is available to purchase qualified foreclosed homes (owned by Fannie Mae) with expanded conventional guidelines, competitive mortgage rates,  and often times … (3 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Does your Charlotte mortgage company just have the hammer? - 09/16/11 04:10 AM
 The last 2 closings we did had to be saved from one of the big bank mortgage companies by our wonderful team lender. We wanted to them to talk about how they are different just a little today…..
 “When you are a hammer…Everything looks like a Nail!”   
 At New American Mortgage, we are NOT just a hammer!  We have the full Toolkit !!!!!!!! 
 Conventional, VA, FHA 203K, Good Neighbor Next Door, NC Bond, House Charlotte, $100 HUD, Reverse Mortgages, FHA 203K Rehab, 5% down no PMI, 10% down, no PMI, 100% financing, Piggyback Loans  etc!
 Please feel free to … (2 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Another Charotte home sold for top dollar...the Ballantyne area is HOT! - 08/28/11 10:53 AM
Team Ludlow Realty just sold another Charlotte area home. Are you needing to sell, buy or invest in Charlotte real estate?

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keller williams charlotte: This month in real estate Charlotte, NC - 08/15/11 02:19 AM

 
Want to know what is going on this month in the real estate market? Our team provides monthly information for you.
Visit Team Ludlow Realty to find out about trends in the market, what is for sale and even what your neighbors home sold
for with the Market Insider report.
Are you looking to buy, sell, rent or know someone who is? Contact our team today. Hire a trusted real estate professional
that offers the Ultimate Client Experience.
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keller williams charlotte: Local Charlotte Real Estate Team to be on HGTV tomorrow at 10 AM - 08/07/11 02:58 PM
Tomorrow our team will be featured as the selling agent on HGTV’s episode of My First Sale. Our sellers Jeff and Melanie Freshour along with their 4 kids had been trying to sell their home for over a year when they enlisted our teams help. Here is a blog post Melanie wrote about how the process started with the show.Team Ludlow Realty is very excited to see how it plays out on television tomorrow at 10 AM.
 
My First Sale, Vol. 1   This is a story about a Cameraman named Andy, and the awesome morning he had at our house.  
Back … (0 comments)

keller williams charlotte: The Debt Ceiling Debate Effected Mortgage Rates in Charlotte, NC - 08/05/11 05:14 PM
 
 
   
Today, I wanted to call in an expert. Everyone is talking about the issue of the debt ceiling but there is a lot of confusion. I called my good friend and one of our team mortgage lenders Johnatan Romero with New American Mortgage to tell us exactly what that was going to mean to mortgage rates.
 
 
 
"Everything we feared about the debt ceiling debate became a reality. We didn’t want it to be extended to the last minute, of course it was. We didn’t want the government to raise the debt ceiling, of course … (3 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Want to know what your Charlotte, NC neighbor sold their home for? - 07/20/11 03:53 PM
The most frequently asked question I get from people once they find out that I am in real estate is, "What did my neighbor's house sell for"? Want to become the Market Insider? Check this out....
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keller williams charlotte: Get a great 5 bedroom Ballantyne home with this salt water pool. - 06/06/11 01:51 PM
Address: 8156 Oxford Commons DR City: Charlotte State: NC Zip: 28277 Area: 5 County: Mecklenburg Price: $385,000 MLS #: 2018758 Property Type: Single Family Listing Type: Resale/New Subdivision: Balmoral Park  
Bedrooms: 5 Full Baths: 3 Year Built: 2003 Sq. Feet: 2900 – 3500 Lot Size: 0.45 Basement: Crawl Space Air: Central Air Heat: Gas Hot Air Pool: In-Ground Construction: Brick Veneer Full Stories: 2 Exterior: Deck, Fenced Yard, In-Ground Irrigation, Pool-In-Ground, Porch – Screened Interior: Attic Stairs Pulldown, Whirlpool;Insulated Windows Utilities: City Water; City Sewer; HOA Dues: 200/ANNUL School Information:
Jr. / Mid: Community House Elementary: Hawk Ridge Sr. / … (1 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Taking applications for buyers to be on HGTV's My First Sale this Friday - 05/31/11 03:36 PM
Ever wanted to own a famous home?  
Want to be on HGTV or buy a house featured on “MyFirst Sale”. This is it. English Cottage Charm on a wooded half acre lot. This completely renovated home boasts a master bedroom down with a bath to rival a spa. Newly remodled baths and kitchen with upgraded cabinets, appliances & light fixtures.  

All flooring has been replaces including hardoods, tile and carpet throughout. There is a fresh coat of paint on every wall in this home. Also replaced in 2010-2011 were the roof and air conditioners. The yard has a … (3 comments)

keller williams charlotte: A new steakhouse in Charlotte is worth the wait-Michael Arthur's Restaurant - 04/19/11 09:59 AM
Last week my brother invited me to eat at a new restaurant he started waiting tables at.  At first I was reluctant because well there are a lot of great places to eat in Charlotte. Michael Arthur's Restaurant  is a family owned and operated steak house. The restaurant is centrally located in The Fountains at Ardrey Kell off of Tom Short.
I had a business lunch planned for this day and took along one of my favorite lenders.Johnatan Romero with New American Mortgage   joined me for this first experience with Michael Anthony's. We were introduced to the owners, chef and other staff while we … (3 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Shhh...Don't tell everyone about these steals in Charlotte - 04/04/11 10:19 AM
Have you been looking for a bank owned, foreclosure, short sale or just a great deal in the Charlotte Metro area? I have compiled a list of properties that meet that criteria and I would love to share it with you on one condition.
I get requests all the time from people that I meet in the community for a list of steals in our area. I know that some people just like to look at property but I decided that I would post that list here as long as you promise not to let anyone know about it.
(Most people … (0 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Rental needed near UNCC, CIC or Northlake Area? - 03/09/11 09:14 AM
Do you work at CIC, NorthLake or go to school at UNCC? Here is the perfect 4 bedroom rental home that has a great yard and lots of space. Clean, neat and READY TO MOVE IN.                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                            Listing Information:
 

Address: 6517 Pepperbush CT City: Charlotte State: NC Zip: 28262 Area: 1 County: Mecklenburg Price: $1,300/mo MLS #: 994233 Property Type: Rental Properties Listing Type: Lease/Rent Subdivision: Forest Pond Status: ACT Property Information:
Bedrooms: 4 Total Baths: 3 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 1 Year Built: 1998 Sq. Feet: 1400 - 1700 Lot Size: 0.18 Exterior: … (2 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Forget high gas prices-you can walk to the Galleria in Charlotte from this townhome - 03/09/11 08:49 AM
 Team Ludlow listed a great 3 bedroom townhome within walking distance of the Galleria in Charlotte this week. With gas prices this high, you will love just how close this townhome is to the grocery store, movies,and even Wal-Mart.


 
Listing Information:
Address: 1367 Maple Shade LN City: Charlotte State: NC Zip: 28270 Area: 4 County: Mecklenburg Price: $112,000 MLS #: 2004373 Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op Listing Type: Resale/New Subdivision: Sardis Glen  
Property Information:
Style: Transitional Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 3 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 1 Year Built: 1986 Sq. Feet: 1100 - 1400 Basement: Slab Garage: 2 … (5 comments)

keller williams charlotte: You really should jump off the fence this time. - 02/02/11 09:58 AM
Have you been waiting to see what the housing market in the Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas was going to do? My advice is jump off the fence and find the perfect home of your dreams now. Why, you might ask. Well, with rates at historical lows, what else can they do but go up?  The lenders that I have been talking to the last couple of months are all saying the same thing. Rates hit the bottom and they are now creeping back up.  

 
With that said, here are some of the best priced homes in the Charlotte … (3 comments)

keller williams charlotte: Do you have a paper business card, virtual or simply a QR code? - 01/21/11 09:57 AM
What do you hand out to clients when they ask for your card? I have been pondering this for a couple of weeks. Discussing social media matters with someone this morning we came to this topic. We both said we still used paper cards but what we put on them would be changing. 
She showed me a site called about.me and it is simply a virtual business card. Instead of putting your blog, your website, your twitter, Facebook and YouTube information on your card, you can just put all of this on the virtual site. Then your business card is free of … (3 comments)

 
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