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Home Buyer Questions in Charlotte NC

May 9th, 2009 Comments Off on Home Buyer Questions in Charlotte NC Listed Under: Real Estate

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FAQ's for First Home Buyers and First Buyers In North Carolina A  Few Key Questions answered by Terry McDonald, NC/SC Real Estate Broker Why is buying real estate so different than buying anything else?  What makes it so complex? The answer lies in what it is you are buying, and the complications that go with buying "real property."  Most of what we buy is "personal property," stuff we can take with us as we move around. The "real" in real estate, is short...Continue Reading!

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Buying Smart the First Time: 5 Essentials for First Time Home Buyers

April 22nd, 2009 Comments Off on Buying Smart the First Time: 5 Essentials for First Time Home Buyers Listed Under: Real Estate

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Quick Search Charlotte Homes Charlotte Condos and Townhomes Quick Search Luxury Homes Luxury Condos and Townhomes Quick Search Fort Mill Homes Fort Mill Townhouses Condos Charlotte, NC. The $8000 tax credit makes buying a home for the first time very attractive, but in today's market, a buyer recently asked, "How do I Buy Smart?" If you think it more than "buying low", you are right. These 5 keys to successful home buying help to insure your happiness, which will lead you to want to stay, and...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Real Estate News 2-27

February 27th, 2009 Comments Off on Charlotte Real Estate News 2-27 Listed Under: Real Estate

It was a big week in real estate-including the former Wachovia Tower now becoming  a part of Duke Energy, and CP Morgan is going out of business. Charlotte Real Estate news is below First Time Home Owner to Receive  $8,000 Tax Credit on Home Purchases By 11/30/2009 If you are a first time home buyer, or have been out of the market 3 years,  you'll qualify for the 10% Tax Credit, up to $8,000, and currently, you'll see it on next year's...Continue Reading!

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Anatomy of a Charlotte NC Offer To Purchase (Home)

February 15th, 2009 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Buy a Home, Real Estate

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An ongoing series for first-time home buyers in North Carolina. Buying a Home In Charlotte NC- The Offer To Purchase Everyone who Buys a Home in Charlotte Writes an Offer to Purchase, or as sometimes called at a new home site, a  Sales Contract. In North Carolina, the standard re-sale contract is both- first an offer (with conditions) and once agreed to and signed by both parties, it becomes the binding contract.  First a word about contract types, these are ranked from...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Real Estate Market Report January 2009, Housing Stimulus Gaining

February 3rd, 2009 Comments Off on Charlotte Real Estate Market Report January 2009, Housing Stimulus Gaining Listed Under: Real Estate

Nationwide Housing Downturn Comes to Charlotte Charlotte NC   Persistently low demand, 50% 0ff 2008's pace by volume, has pushed average Charlotte home prices lower still in January, 13% off the same averages in 2008, and 13% off for the last 90 days of closings.  Sold to list has average 90%, as single family closings fell in January to 1,108 "Solds." Sales by units are around 2001 levels, Sales by price are still above January 2006 prices.  What the sub-prime/foreclosure fiasco couldn't do...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Real Estate Updates- January Home Sales Burst For McDonald Team and More

February 3rd, 2009 Comments Off on Charlotte Real Estate Updates- January Home Sales Burst For McDonald Team and More Listed Under: Living Here, Real Estate

Charlotte Sales, Market Wide, remain low, and prices took a hit in January look for that post later today. Demand is Up for McDonald Team In November and December, things were so quiet we joked about whether the local car washes need any help.  It is increasingly harder to "feel" the market as our Team demand was up in January, 2009. We had 4 new contracts accepted, 2 with buyers, 2 of our bank listings went under contract. We had more than 50...Continue Reading!

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Latest on Housing Stimulus, Charlotte Real Estate Stats, Slumdog- Millionaire, Inaugural Update

January 30th, 2009 1 Comment » Listed Under: Living Here, Real Estate

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Charlotte NC Senate Finance Bill Similar to House Housing Stimulus The House Stimulus Bill passed with a $7500 tax  credit on home purchases, and the Senate Finance committee approved a similar measure extending the credits through September 1, 2009. Latest details on the Housing Stimulus Details are here. It could be still  improved in the Conference Committee, and my hope is Congress will extend the credits through the December 31 of this  year. What can you do? Call or write your Representatives...Continue Reading!

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