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Home Buying in Charlotte : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 25, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Hi Sharon,

Yes, an abundance of great single story condo/s and townhome options. Also plenty of garden style , patio home options available as well, some have more expensive HOA fee's depending on the community. I would be happy to send you the available inventory if needed. Also if your not opposed to south carolina , right over the charlotte border a very nice Bob Webb Carolina Lakes / Sun City might be worth looking into, SC offers the homestead act / retirement benefits and the property taxes are little lower. Feel free to contact me anytime Thanks Ryan 704.608.4767 C/T or

Bob Webb - Sun City Carolina Lakes , South Carolina ( right across charlotte border )
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Hi Randi,

It depends on the buyer perception and the quality of the pool. Im from the north and moved south years back and i would have to say having a pool is a big plus on the lifestyle ! But often buyers its a 50/50 either safety concerns w/ the kids or the cost of servicing the pool can be a turn off. On the other end I have allot of buyers that just want a home w/ a pool because of the great carolina weather ! In terms of re sell value it would depend on many factors of the home and pool, the quality, size and landscaping etc but in my opinion you could find the right buyer to pay some more money for your pool/home if its in a good school / desirable area and all in good condition. Let me know if i can help , Ryan 704/608.4767 C/T or ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Sorry little late to this question but for others looking to sell or buy in this area I do service the 28226 & 28270 zip codes and Im very familiar with the market here. Let me know if i can help, thanks Ryan 704/608.4767 C/T or ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Hi Tfallon680,

Your scores are fine, i have a local lender recommendation who does 580+ scores. It often depends on your debt / income and if you had any recent late payments but you sound like you should be fine ! feel free to contact me anytime for recommendations or if you need a good realtor. Thanks Ryan 704-608-4767 C/T or

also you might want to check out NC advantage or talk w/ lenders about specific programs to allow you to keep more cash in your pocket when buying a home my lender has allot of programs to help save buyers money.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Hi Whodunit,

I have a great lender that might help you jump your score quickly, she has helped allot of my clients out over the last few years. also i can send you ( all ) current options on lease purchases and short sales in your preferred areas. Thanks Ryan 704/608.4767 C/T or ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Ryan Harlan-Expert Broker answered:
Hi Sixburgh90,

South End is great , park avenue condos is right there , the arlington, the factory are all options worth looking into. I can send you all the available options if you would like by email w/ full pictures /data. Just let me know your price range and minimum bedrooms/baths.

also first ward, Court 6,Courtside might be worth looking into , i do know an investor that has rented out a 1 bedroom that was interested in selling in the future.

Thanks Ryan 704/608.4767 C/T or
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Angela Guyer answered:
DIlworth and Southend are great options. 3030 South is right on the light rail stop and has 2 bedroom townhomes in that price range. Wilmore, Sedgefield, Collins Park, Madison Park are also other options. I would be happy to send you some listings in those areas. ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Areas are all about personal preferences, budgets, wants, needs, lifestyle; therefore consider researching areas of interest on your own, and take the time to visit more than once, then determine where your comfort level can best be reached; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you. If schools are a concern, perhaps the links below may be of help...
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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Brian F. Walsh answered:
All homes are listed on this site, and, and and more. It is just public information.
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
Beach Bum Investor answered:
You can find the list of vacant properties here...
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Amy Baker answered:
Hello Sixburgh90,

My best advice is to look for separate agent for those individual tasks. Many agents specialize in either property management (handling leased property) or general brokerage (buying and selling) but very few specialize in both. For example, I own rental property and I manage my two properties myself however, because property manage for clients demands a specialized set of skills, I do not manage rental properties for clients. I also know of great firms that work every day to manage every detail of rental properties but they do not do much dealing with buying and selling homes.

I would recommend finding a great property management agent and then separately finding a general brokerage agent to help with all aspects of purchasing a new home.

Amy Baker
Allen Tate Realtors
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
Alan May answered:
Until the seller signs the termination agreement, you've technically still got a contract on the first property.

That shouldn't prevent you from buying another home, however you could find yourself obligated to two separate contracts, if things go sour. If you can't afford to purchase both homes... you might want to wait for that termination. ... more
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Sun Jan 11, 2015
Melissa Polce answered:
yep...if it forecloses...the bank wipes out al liens/encumbrances here in are in luck...I am an agent in Charlotte, where you are looking, I deal ALOT with distressed homes...if you would like help, please contact me.
Melissa Polce, Allen Tate Realtors 704-450-4335
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
Melissa Polce answered:
Agree with Noah...some different things pertaining to HOA's and homeowners insurance have happened as of may want to check with the HOA management company first to see what if any other costs are being handed down to the townhome owners aside from monthly hoa's. Good Luck ... more
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
Carolyn Reynolds asked:
Currently in Chapter 13. Getting ready to let my house go because Chap 13 payments are unmanageable. Will anyone rent to me?
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Fri Dec 26, 2014
Bryan Horn answered:
Wells Fargo has credit scoring that may not consider Medical collections as harshly as other credit reporters.
I may be able to get you over the hump.

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Mon Dec 8, 2014
Warren Godfrey answered:
Hi Payal,

I would advise you to contact a local agent. It works to your advantage if you have a direct link to a local market expert who can help you find what you're looking for. Based on your criteria, however, you could start looking in the 28216 and 28269 area codes. These areas have quick access to the major interstates, are close to the University, and boast many homes within your price and age range.

Myself, or another local agent can set you up with a search that will send you homes that fit this criteria, directly to your inbox when they come on the market.

Hope this helps you get started!


Warren Godfrey
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
Melissa Polce answered:
There are actually some options and surely asking a regular real estate agent the answer is not one of them :) I would suggest talking to a mortgage lender on this site for some clarifications...not all answers are just clear you may have some different avenues to take, feel free to contact

Gabe Libutti, McLean Mortgage
Branch Manager, NC & SC Licensed
NMLS# 504917
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