Sunday, July 16, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Thanks to Rebecca Ward of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, here are the things your agent should be asking before you even set foot in the first home for sale ...
1) Why do you want to buy a home now? This question can elicit relevant information, including pregnancies, job changes or a child leaving for college. The agent can then use this insight to tailor services to your specific needs, so that you are only viewing homes that you are interested in.
2) Are you working with a lender? If you are not pre-approved, your agent will have the opportunity to help by recommending a lender.
3) What are your maximum acceptable monthly payments? Just because you have been approved for a $600,000 mortgage does not mean you are willing to purchase a $600,000 house. It’s important to assess whether you will be able to handle a specific monthly payment, and you don’t want to waste time viewing homes that you can’t afford.
4) What are your desires and needs? ...
Friday, June 23, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Our area is booming, and if you want a condo in Charlotte for under $350,000, it's not always easy to find. But ProStead Realty is here to help! There are lots of things to consider when buying a condo: do you want a first-floor or upper unit? What's the monthly homeowner's fee? What utilities are covered? What amenities do you want for your condo in Charlotte for under $350,000 -- pool, gym, walking trails? All of these questions should be answered as you search for your new home. Let the experts at ProStead help!
Charlotte, the “Queen City,” is the largest city in North Carolina and county seat of Mecklenburg County. This city is growing at top speed, making it one of the five fastest-growing in the U.S. (and the second largest in the Southeast!). Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial instit ...
Monday, May 1, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Homes for sale in Fort Mill, SC, under $400,000 give you the chance to live in one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing communities. You can be just minutes from Charlotte and all its amenities, but have the over-the-border pluses of low taxes, excellent schools and very affordable housing.
Fort Mill is centered around its historic downtown, with some of the buildings dating back to the late 1800s. There are plenty of restaurants, antique stores, specialty shops, parks and more to fill an afternoon. Close by are subdivisions such as the mixed-development community of Baxter Village, a pedestrian-centric village renowned for miles of sidewalks and trails and more than 500 acres of open space and parks, plus shopping and businesses in walking distance.
Fort Mill originally was a major center for textile manufacturing. Today, the Fort Mill Township is home to major employers such as Black and Decker, Comporium, Daimler Trucks North America, One Main Fina ...
Sunday, April 16, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Dreaming of life on or near the lake? Look no farther than Lake Norman in the Charlotte NC area.
Homes for Sale at Lake Norman
With more than 500 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman stretches across four counties and several cities, including Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Denver and Mooresville -- and it's the NASCAR racing capital of the world!
Lake Norman is just minutes north of downtown Charlotte NC and boasts every kind of dining and shopping you can possibly imagine. It features some of the finest golf courses on the east coast as well, including the Trump National Golf Club at The Point at Lake Norman.
Home prices range from the low $100,000's to well over a million dollars for waterfront properties and estates on Lake Norman.
Waterfront homes on Lake Norman start at around $275,000 in the more rural areas and over $325,000 for the more popular areas on the south side of the lake closer to the city of Charlotte.
If you love the water, then Lake Norman is the ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
If you have kids, you know how important it is to find the right school for them when you’re buying a house in the Charlotte area. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are nationally known for balancing academic achievement with amazing opportunities in the arts and humanities.
Thanks to an ever-growing group of technology and magnet schools, students can focus on classes that include classical studies, international programs, performing arts, Montessori and language immersion — while still building a strong basis in reading, writing and mathematics.
If you prefer a private school, Charlotte has a wide variety of choices, such as its growing Catholic school system, denominational church schools, non-religious institutions and publicly-funded, privately-operated charter schools.
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