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  • Is Charlotte Real Estate Cooling Off?

    About this time of year, almost every year, people start asking if the real estate market is cooling off. This year it seems like people are asking that question a little more than previous years, probably because the market has been so hot. Inventory remains…

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  • David and Goliath – by Brandon Finch

    For many, this real estate market feels like the story of David and Goliath – buyers, seemingly in an underdog situation, are up against what seems like a much stronger adversary in sellers. In a recent analysis published by Ely Portillo from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute,…

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  • Real Estate Across the Nation

    Real estate is local and the nuanced specifics vary from market to market. But there is still much to learn from national trends, especially when industry professionals from across the nation get together to share ideas. Early this month, Maria and I attended a real…

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  • Charlotte Real Estate Market: Crazy? Or just different?

    Time to get some things straight.  Yes, the real estate market in Charlotte is experiencing an imbalance between supply and demand right now.  A well-priced home in good condition is likely to be on the market for only a matter of days and in many…

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  • Spring Season Starts at Record High Prices

    Spring is here and with it comes a spring selling season that seems to have started early this year. Actually, the spring selling season feels like it started last year and never slowed down. Seasonality plays a larger role in real estate sales here in…

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  • Leaving Money on the Table

    Demand for Charlotte real estate continues to be strong almost three months into the new year. The biggest challenge the industry faces is a lack of supply, and this issue has created its own set of concerns. Having been very active in the business for…

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  • Year End Stats Suggest Strong Start in Charlotte

    The Charlotte real estate market finished strong in 2020 with key indicators suggesting that this new year is going to continue in the same pattern. In December compared to the prior year, home sales were up 13%, average price was up 11%, time on market…

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  • Coming Soon: The Great Reset of 2021

    As this year draws near to a close, I’ve spent some time reflecting on 20 years of real estate.  It was a little over 20 years ago since I bought my first home, almost 20 years since I bought my first investment property, and almost…

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  • Thankful for Real Estate in 2020

    2020 is almost over and we are heading into the home stretch. Next week is Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, which generally zooms by in a blur. Then BAM! It’s 2021. There is no doubt that 2020 is a year that we…

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  • Charlotte Real Estate Booms into Fall

    It is typically this time of year that we begin to see a seasonal slow down of the real estate market in Charlotte. Well of course, in 2020 everything is different! Regarding real estate, things might be different but they are not surprising. The market…

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  • Late Summer Charlotte Prices Still Climbing

    The seasonality of the Charlotte real estate market typically turns the corner in mid summer, and we usually see prices start to begin a slow descent into the fall and winter months. Not so this year! The average sales price for single family homes in…

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  • Charlotte Real Estate Prices Hit All Time High

    The pandemic has not slowed the Charlotte, North Carolina real estate market. It may have actually had the opposite effect. Working from home, people are recognizing the importance of the place where they live. The home improvement and renovations industry has been a huge benefactor.…

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  • Charlotte Pending Sales Reach Four Year High

    The last several months have been filled with uncertainty, ups, and downs. From a real estate perspective, Covid-19 brought a very short term shut down of the home buying and selling process because of the stay at home order and fear of getting sick. However,…

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  • These Charlotte Real Estate Stats are Confusing!

    Yes, they are! Is the market up? Is the market down? What’s going on? If you are looking at market reports and asking yourself these questions, don’t worry because you are not alone. The effects of Covid-19 on the real estate market have certainly changed…

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  • Charlotte Pending Sales Back Up & Prices Holding Steady

    Over the past two months of the coronavirus pandemic, my team and I have been practicing proper physical distancing, but we most certainly haven’t been socially (or professionally) distant. In my conversations with clients and friends alike, everyone wants to know “how’s the real estate…

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  • Charlotte Pending Sales Show First Signs of Slow Down for Real Estate

    I always find that the numbers speak the truth. We are in the middle of a global pandemic and things are changing rapidly. When fear sets in and emotions start taking over, I always find that numbers have a way of bringing me back to…

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  • A Strong Charlotte Real Estate Market in Uncertain Times

    We all have a foundational need for certainty in our lives in order to feel safe in the world. Current events are causing many of us to feel that certainty on shaky ground right now. But for the time being, at least the local real…

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  • The Groundhog said the spring (selling season) will come early this year

    On February 2nd the groundhog predicted an early spring.  Y’all didn’t realize that he isn’t just predicting the weather, he is also predicting the real estate market!  Yes, spring has come early this year, and the spring selling season has already begun.  The market is…

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  • 2020 Market off to a HOT start in Charlotte

    Just when when we think real estate sales are going to start cooling off, the market picks up again. It’s a new decade, and the market in Charlotte is off to a HOT start. Year over year, just about every indicator I’ve been tracking shows…

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  • Prices are up, but payments are down!

    The real estate market in Charlotte is usually cooling off this time of year, but the numbers are telling a different story. There’s been talk of recession, but no signs of one materializing in 2020. All in all, the outlook is great for Charlotte real…

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