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Wednesday, February 26, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Value-Boosting Renovations For Your Home

Buying a home is likely one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. So why not maintain and grow that investment so if or when you decide to sell, you can reap maximum return? Below are a few value-boosting ideas to get you started.

Change your color scheme. Never overlook what a fresh coat of paint can do for a home. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to give it a whole new look and feel before putting it on the market to sell. You can commit to doing the job yourself, or splurge just a little bit more to hire a professional.

Update your landscaping. Curb appeal is incredibly important in capturing potential buyers’ attention, so investing in your landscaping should be at the top of your list. On top of regular fertilizing and weed control, consider planting a variety of plants against the house or along your driveway, mixing heights and colors. Add a focal point by creating a stone walkway or installing fountains or trellis to truly up the curb ap ...

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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year!

The average tax refund in the state of NC is $2,762 and in the state of SC $2,716. Using your tax refund for a downpayment on a home can bring you closer to making your dreams of homeownership a reality!

The average tax refund covers 43% of a 3% down payment in NC, and covers 48% in SC! That can make a huge difference when purchasing a home!

If you'd like to start your home search, give us a call at 704.467.8877 today!

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Friday, February 21, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

10 Steps to Buying a Home

Buying your first home can be scary! If you've been wanting to take that next step, but aren't sure where exactly to start follow the below checklist to stay on track!

A bonus step? Hire a Yancey Realty agent to help you along the way. Our trusted, local experts can help you narrow down areas of interest, find you homes/condos/townhomes that meet your criteria the minute they hit the market, and will help you negotiate the best price possible!

Give our team a call at 704.467.8877 for more information about how to get started!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Rental Prices Continue to Rise

Despite more and more apartment complexes opening and being built throughout the greater Charlotte area, rental prices continue to rise.

According to a report by ApartmentList.com, "...median rents in Charlotte stand at $991 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,156 for a two-bedroom. Charlotte’s year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 2.5%, but exceeds the national average of 1.7%.”

If you're sick of paying someone else's mortgage, and want to start paying your own, give us a call at 704.467.8877! Our team would love to help you find the perfect place to call home for good!

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Monday, February 17, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Buyer & Seller Traffic Index Across the US

Buyer traffic is strong around the entire US. This means that buyers need to be patient when house hunting, as there are so many out there looking. It does also mean that once buyers find a house that they like, they need to act quickly so as not to miss out on the home of their dreams. Stronger offers are generally needed right now to stand out against the other offers also coming in.

Now is the perfect time to sell your home if you've been thinking about it. As you can see, seller traffic is stable to weak all over the US signifying less competition out there. If you wait until the Spring Market hits, you may not get as much for your home!

Whether you need help buying, selling, or investing, the Yancey Realty team would live to lend a helping hand! Give us a call today at 704.467.8877 to get started!

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