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Encroachment

It's a word that can strike fear into the hearts of buyers and sellers everywhere, and quickly sabotage a property sale. But what does it mean?

In real estate, an encroachment is defined as when, "A structure from one property extends over the property line of another." Seems pretty simple, right? Well, encroachments can be real deal breakers even if they don't adversely affect anyone's quality of life. There's actually a statute of limitations on how long someone has to claim an encroachment on their property and what the consequences are if they're proven correct.

So, how do encroachment's happen? Usually as a result of an improperly-performed survey or incorrectly drawn property lines. They can also be caused by unpermitted or

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Today kicks off the first article in a series of four we’re launching to help you buy a home in Charlotte.

 

The home buying process can be confusing…and it shouldn’t be! At Hendrix Properties we’re big believers in making things as simple as possible: Real estate relationships should be built on trust, and it all starts with choosing a qualified buyer’s agent.

Here in Charlotte, buyer’s agents are actually known as “brokers.” Licensed brokers can help you both buy and sell a home. If you’re looking to kick off a home search here in the Queen City we’d like to help. To kick it all off, we’ll tell you five things to look for when choosing a buyer’s agent.

1. Look for an agent that works pretty exclusively with buyers…but has other

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Every year the National Association of Realtors (NAR) puts together an informational study on the state of the national real estate market. They recently released their data from the 2014 calendar year and we have to say, some of it's pretty interesting!

What were we all hearing over and over in 2014? Well, first-time home buyers were more scarce than usual and of course, mortgage rates were hovering near record lows. Sellers in (some) areas were still enjoying high sales prices but the bubble's said to be bursting soon for even the most robust real estate markets. So, did the data NAR gathered support the hype surrounding real estate over the last year? Here are some of the most interesting pieces of info from the study.

 

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Well that's the million dollar question, isn't it?

Before I even get into this, I want to clarify and stress that there is NO standard or set commission structure.  Real estate commissions are negotiable, not set by any government or organization, not agreed upon by local boards, etc.  Every company has their own policies and can charge whatever they choose to charge.  And even within certain companies, agents may also even have flexibility to charge what they want as well.  In addition, the structure of payment may differ from one region to the next.  There is absolutely NO price setting in real estate.

In this article, I’ll be discussing how listing agents and buyers agents typically get paid as is fairly customary in the Charlotte, NC region and I’m

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Well, in a nutshell, real estate agents help people buy and sell residential real estate such as single family homes, town homes, or condominiums.  Depending on their specialty, they may also help with buying and selling land/lots, managing rental properties, or working with time shares. More times than not, you’ll come across real estate agents while selling your home or searching for one.

Generally speaking, when helping people buy or sell real estate, real estate agents (also commonly referred to as "Realtors" or "Brokers") have the following duties:

Agents working with buyers:

- connect buyers with a good lenders and help to get them pre-qualified if necessary
- help buyers locate suitable areas and neighborhoods for their home search
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Did you know only about 47% of people say they "loved working with" their real estate agent?

All agents are not created equal and just like in any profession, the right agent for you may not be the right one for someone else. Consider all the other service-oriented pros you patronize: doctors, lawyers, dry cleaners. A lot of variables go into whether or not you have a good experience or become a long term client of any business professional, and it's the same for brokers too.

Choosing a listing agent can feel really overwhelming. Everyone has a suggestion and a simple online search for "local real estate agents" can bring up thousands upon thousands of conflicting results. So how do you make the very important decision about who you ask to help

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Did y'all know we're all over social media?

Here at Hendrix Properties we do our best to stay on top of real estate trends, goings-on in Charlotte, and the general happenings online. Plus we just love to talk to all our friends and clients who also love social!

Point is, if you haven't checked us out in other places, we want to connect with you!

Wanna participate in lively conversation and get the scoop on local news, awards, and real estate updates?
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LakeWylievsLakeNormanCharlotte

Click HERE to view some Homes for Sale on Lake Norman. Or if you prefer Lake Wylie, start HERE.  And if you have a home to sell, you'll definitely want to download and read my ebook called "13 Things Every Seller Should Know"

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