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Charlotte, NC Real Estate Insurance and Taxes| The Cost of Living in Charlotte, NC

April 2nd, 2008 8 Comments » Listed Under: Charlotte News, FAQs About Charlotte, Living Here

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The Cost of Living in Charlotte- "Objectively Affordable" Why have so many people been moving from the north-east down to Charlotte, NC? Is it because they get tired of the long winters? Well thats part of it but another major reason for moving to Charlotte is the low cost of living index. Looking at the Chamber of Commerces website the average new house in Charlotte cost $243,773 in 2007, had 2,400 sq ft of living space and was...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte, NC|Adjustable Rate Mortgages are NOT EVIL! Ask-The-Broker

February 22nd, 2008 2 Comments » Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte

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Adjustable Loans Are Scary! Not! Fixed or Adjustable? You Decide by Olan Carder Have you ever overreacted? I mean really thrown the baby out with the bath water?? I have many times. My business partner Gary and I laugh sometimes about some of the ridiculous ideas we have come up with in the past to solve horrifying problems that didn't even exist. The mortgage industry has been turned upside down over the...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte NC|Mortgages, Rates And Terms: Best Rate? or Best Value? Ask The Broker- Mortgage FAQ's

February 14th, 2008 Leave A Comment Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte

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The Best Deal?? What everyone wants right? So that means the Best Rate, doesn't it? Does it? Is it the best rate or best value I am looking for? by Olan Carder, Loan Officer, Myers Park Mortgage I have been helping people finance the "American Dream" for over 10 years. Over the years, something has started to stand out as being very odd to me. When home buyers are shopping for a home or mortgage, they...Continue Reading!

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Buyer Agency Illustrated, A True Life Story|Do's and Don'ts of Home Buying, Part 1

December 29th, 2007 6 Comments » Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte, Living Here

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Often, home buyers ask themselves, "Why do I need a Buyer Agent?" Here in Charlotte NC, my answer is, "Because you need someone to represent your interests, and if you don't have that, it will show itself at the worst possible time-like when you are talking money." Many don't know that I speak from first hand experience. This happened to me when I was not quite 30, my agent was a little younger, and is a great illustration...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte NC|It's Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas…NOT|Ask the Broker

December 10th, 2007 3 Comments » Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte

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Weather Nice Enough To Move To Charlotte! That is what I tell folks moving to Charlotte, or considering a move... about days like today. Welcome to Sunny southern Calif.... no it's Charlotte, North Carolina where today's high will be a balmy 75 degrees... tomorrow it is supposed to be near 80! And temperatures are to stay in the 70's all week. I saw several neighbors raking leaves in shorts yesterday, one without a shirt! I am frequently asked, "What are the...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte NC Ranks LOWEST in Cost of Living in Southern Cities

December 1st, 2007 5 Comments » Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte

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"What is the Cost of Living Like in Charlotte?" is a frequent question I get from families considering a move to Charlotte. We've been called the third most "affordable city" in the country, here are some more details and comparisons, I point out Portland and Seattle because those are the 2nd and 3rd fastest appreciating cities in the country behind Charlotte. Charlotte cost of living is 26% less than Portland Charlotte cost of living is 27% less than Seattle Charlotte...Continue Reading!

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Charotte, NC|Buyer Agents? Why You ALWAYS Need a GOOD Buyer Agent|Ask the Broker

November 9th, 2007 15 Comments » Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte

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Do you need a good Buyer Agent To buy your new Charlotte Home? YES!!! 50% of all new home sales in Charlotte use a Buyer Agent. As the home prices go up, the number increases to 2/3's... but why do still 1/3 of Charlotte home buyers NOT have a Buyer Agent? Two reasons I think, I think they are under the mistaken impression they can get a better deal if they don't have an Agent, (thinking the builder is...Continue Reading!

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