May 2017

Found 5 blog entries for May 2017.

A no nonsense review of due diligence and earnest money in the NC Offer to Purchase and Contract

In 2011, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission introduced a revised Offer to Purchase and Contract (always seeking to protect consumers) and with that, a new term called "due diligence."  Well, change doesn't come easy, and this new concept and contract came with its own challenges for many NC Realtors either.  However, once you understand it, it's pretty cool and is definitely designed to protect both real estate buyers and sellers.

 

 

Prior to 2011, "earnest money" was the only money that was paid up front.  

Earnest money was put in place primarily to show "earnestness" from the buyer and as a way to compensate the seller for

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It's almost Memorial Day weekend and if you have been busy with end of the school year activities like everyone else, you probably haven't taken time to find out what is on the local calendar, so we thought we'd lend a hand. Charlotte has access to so many great amenities, from our area Lakes (3 to be exact!!), and local sports teams, to Carrowinds, the White Water Center, and tons of local food and drink destinations, there is plenty of activity to go around, and something sure to fit any budget or social calendar. Here are 10 things we recommend checking out over Memorial Day Weekend in Charlotte:   Image: USNWC  

The Sixth Annual Memorial Day Celebration
When: May 28, 2017 beginning at 9am
Where: The US National Whitewater Center
Check out

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Low inventory seems to be the norm in the Charlotte real estate scene these days. We are into year two of historically low inventory levels, and we're starting to see the fall out from that, as April 2017 marked the first time in almost a year (Since July 2016) that we have not seen an increase in home sales, year over year, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. There is still much to be pleased with, as home values continue to climb, and pending transactions and closings remain steady. Another great sign for the market? Builder confidence is up, which means that folks are out creating inventory where there was none to fit their needs, by purchasing new construction homes across the Charlotte Metro area. Inventory levels can shape the landscape of

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Buying a house is complicated enough. The mortgage process only makes things harder.

We help dozens of clients navigate the complexities of buying a home in Charlotte on an annual basis; mortgages are usually the most treacherous part. The mortgage process is most likely to hold up - and even sink - an eventual sale.

Are you buying your first home in Charlotte? Or maybe you're back on the market again? Here's a quick primer on the steps behind getting a mortgage in Charlotte, from pre-approval to closing fees.

Choosing a Lender

Let's start with some facts: Charlotte's real estate market is white-hot which means you've got more competition from other homebuyers than you've had in years. For that reason, most sellers prefer to see a

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Are you researching high schools in Charlotte?

Charlotte Mecklenburg schools are some of the best in the state, but like any huge school district, the quality varies from school-to-school. There are dozens of variables that factor into how "good" a school is at the end of the day, and of course, that superlative is totally subjective. Please note that Hendrix Properties is making no claims about what we think is best or most - we just want to pass all the relevant information along to you that our clients have found helpful in the past.

What makes a high school "good?" Attributes like class size, facilities, faculty experience, and AP classes offered are all part of the puzzle, but they're just a part. These are the six "best high schools in

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