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2201 Grimmersborough Lane

by Buddy Frey
Build your dream home on this great lot in desirable Providence Plantation!  Swim & Tennis Community near schools, restaurants, shopping...fantastic location!  ***NOTE:  Seller willing to contribute up to $10,000 towards grading and lot prep***


How to Have a Unique Open House

by Buddy Frey

How to Have a Unique Open House


How to Have a Unique Open House | MyKCM

According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you want to stand out in the crowd!

This quote from Grandscope puts it well:

You can differentiate from competition by WOWing or exciting customers, not just trying to compete on price.

What better way than to be creative with your Open House!

Here are a few ideas for how to do this in this era of technology.

1) Facebook Live Virtual Open House

This can also work as a ‘preview’ before an official Open House. Let your agent walk potential buyers through your home using a webcam or cell phone, highlighting the unique features of your house and taking questions. This can be of great benefit, especially for those out-of-state buyers looking to relocate to your area.

2) Youtube Live Virtual Open House

YouTube is forecasted to have 187.8 million video users in 2019 in the United States alone! One of those users might be the buyer you’re looking for! Like Facebook Live, allowing your agent to have a virtual open house will make it available, especially for all those first-time homebuyers house hunting on their phones! This allows access to your home from the comfort of their own. Broadcasting at peak time (during lunch between 12 and 2 P.M.) also prevents buyers from having to leave work.

What if you do not want to show your house online?

3) Have a Garage Sale at The Same Time

This serves two purposes. First, you can start getting rid of some of the clutter inside your home. This will help it to show better and make packing a little easier. Second, people will come to a garage sale.  Whether it’s the neighbors or bargain-hunters, each garage sale attendee is a potential “salesperson for your home”.  They could be looking for themselves or talking to someone else in the market.  The more people who are aware that your house is for sale, the better.

4) Go With Off-Peak Times

Why not host an Open House during the week when people are on their way home? This works especially well if the home is convenient for commuters. Add a little wine & cheese as a transition to going home for dinner! Or, why not have an Open House at 9:00 in the morning? After parents drop their kids at school, they can stop by your Open House for coffee & cake. Promote the Open House in community chats. Maybe one of the neighbors has a family member that wants to move to the area.

Bottom Line

With new inventory coming to market, you need your house to stand out from the crowd! Contact a local real estate professional to see what alternatives will work best in your area.

The Housing Market Will "Spring Forward" This Year

by Buddy Frey

The Housing Market Will "Spring Forward" This Year


The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year! | MyKCM

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market.

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right.

Buyer demand has seasonality to it. Usually, this falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic conditions.

That hasn’t happened this year.

Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. Even with an increase in rates forecasted for 2019, buyers are still able to lock in an affordable monthly payment. Buyers are increasingly jumping off the fence and into the market to secure a lower rate.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that in 2018 the top 10 dates sellers listed their homes all fell in April, May, or June.

Those who act quickly and list now, before a flood of increased competition, will benefit from additional exposure to buyers.

Bottom Line

If you are planning on selling your home in 2019, meet with a local real estate professional to evaluate the opportunities in your market.

Charlotte Investment Property

by Buddy Frey


6015 Branch Hill Circle-4 BR Duplex

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Just Listed-$200K

by Buddy Frey

Dear Friends,

This home was JUST LISTED in Highland Creek.  We have created this Just Listed eFlyer to increase the marketing exposure of the home. We would appreciate it very much if you would forward this to as many people as possible to help get the home SOLD faster (especially if you know someone interested in HC).  We will certainly do the same for you if you are ever in a position to sell.

Thanks for your help!

To view the online version of this eFlyer, please click here:

3118 Amesbury Hill Dr Charlotte NC 28269

by Buddy Frey
~Absolutely Stunning! Grand Entry w/Gleaming Hardwoods that extend throughout main level. LR off foyer. DR has custom moldings/beautiful windows. Gourmet Kitchen-island, granite countertops, dbl oven. 2 sty Great Room w/gas FP. Luxurious Master on Main-trey ceiling, sitting area, His/Her vanities, garden tub/separate showr. Awesome walk-out Basement w/BRs, kitchen, family room & media room...ideal for family fun & entertaining. Custom deck. Security System. 3 car side load garage...AND MUCH MORE!

Just Listed - 2405 Carmathen Rd

by Buddy Frey

Former Model Home w/Tons of Upgrades! Brick walkway leads to covered front porch. Hardwoods throughout main level. Custom moldings, brushed nickel hardware, lighted ceiling fans. DR w/arched entries to FR & Kitchen. Kitchen has 42" cabinets, built-in microwave, adjoining breakfast area. Family Room w/TV niche above gas fireplace. Master Suite-trey ceiling, huge walk-in closet, double vanity, garden tub/separate shower. 2nd floor laundry. Brick Patio. Security System. In-Ground Irrigation.

Great Housing News from Charlotte NC

by Buddy Frey

The Charlotte Real Estate market is beginning to tick higher...enjoy this article from Sunday’s Charlotte Observer.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions...if you are thinking of selling your home we would be happy to schedule a no obligation market consultation.  If you are thinking of buying a home, MTG rates are still at all time lows.  Our team of experts are ready to help!  
 Call us today:  704-409-4900

It's a good life!
Buddy Frey

MTG Rates Creep Higher

by Buddy Frey

Good afternoon and Happy Valentines Day!  Wanted to point out that MTG rates have been creeping up a bit lately and some say we've seen the bottom.  The cost of a $200,000 loan goes up about $115 per month or about $1,400 year when MTG rates go from 3.5% to 4.5%.  Something for sure to think about whether you are buying a home to live in or, buying a home as investment.  Please feel free to call me to discuss your options...I have great lender sources!  :-)  Call TODAY  704.409.4900


30 Year Fixed    3.625%

30 Year FHA     3.250%

15 Year Fixed    2.875%

5/1 Arm             2.625%

7/1 Arm             2.750%

It's A Good Life,
Buddy    704.409.4900

Improving Traffic A Good Sign

by Buddy Frey

Highest level of traffic index since tax credit, but waiting for buyerinterest in new homes:  Another month of improved traffic – the third straight month now, and the highest level for the traffic index since April 2010, the last month of the homebuyer tax credit. The improved economy and stronger consumer confidence has translated into an increase in homebuyer traffic. However, buyers remain focused on bargains. This creates trouble for new homes, as homebuilders have not reduced prices by as much as existing home prices have fallen. As a result, it appears that the better homebuyer traffic is largely bypassing the new home communities when it comes to signing a contract.

Attractive prices, pent-up demand, and higher mortgage rates cause increase in traffic, but much concentrated in warm weather locations:
Buyers were led out of hibernation by the attractive prices (most pronounced on foreclosures and short sales) along with pent-up demand that is being released by the increased confidence in the outlook for the economy. In addition, the sense of urgency created by the rising mortgage rates continued, as buyers attempted to act at a time when affordability remains extremely favorable. 

If you're in the market to buy a home please gives us a call today...we'd love to help!

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