In this third episode of the series, Jonathan covers the due diligence period, what to expect and what should be accomplished. Also, he will answer the question on when possession occurs in both North and South Carolina.
Continuing the series on the home buying and selling process, this episode covers the best sources to find homes that are available for sale, when and why you should hire a Realtor and finally the items that we will negotiate when making an offer:
- Due Diligence
- Earnest Money
- Seller Paid Concessions
- Personal Property
There are three groups when it comes to homes with swimming pools: those that absolutely want a pool, those firmly against and a small group that are interested in having a pool but are put off by the cost and maintenance required. It wasn’t too long ago that I recommended to a homeowner to fill in their pool because there was more resale value by not having a pool than by having one that was older and less desirable.
Well, thanks to Covid, having a house with a pool has become a lot more desirable. Sure, there are people who are still firmly against having one but, as we are spending more time at home, having a your own pool is an attractive option for exercise and entertainment. Like before, some of the same rules apply. Home buyers are still wanting a pool that is well-kept, preferring salt over chlorine and the hard scape around the pool is as important as the pool itself.
New pools are in such demand at the moment that local installers are busy through next Spring, which may give a slight edge to property owners with pools already installed and ready to enjoy.
Here are the current homes available for sale in the Charlotte area with Swimming Pools
This episode begins a series on purchasing your first home, starting with the needs analysis process and mortgage qualification. Learn how to establish criteria for your home purchase, tips on purchasing in a new neighborhood and why the mortgage pre-approval process is so important.
This week, I’m joined my Dave Noyes with ReMax Results in Asheville discuss the explosion of the second home housing market in the North Carolina mountains. Also, recap the latest Charlotte real estate market trends and why the suburbs and exburbs are outpacing the city.
Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Charlotte’s Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning, Design and Development, joins me to discuss building a more pedestrian friendly city, addressing the transportation needs of a growing city, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) / Accessory Commercial Units (ACU) and building a new city square at Trade and Tryon in Uptown.
As always, this podcast is sponsored by Tryon Realty Partners. When you’re ready to talk real estate, give Jonathan a call at 704-960-1725.
Greg Jackson from Heal Charlotte joins me to discuss his vision for a transitional housing campus in east Charlotte and what we can do to help his organization accomplish their goal.
This week, I am joined by Danielle Chemtob with the Charlotte Observer to discuss whether or not Charlotte or Mecklenburg county will introduce impact fees on new development and if they’re allowed to. Also, hear a quick recap of the housing market update for July 2020.
Read Danielle’s article on Impact Fees in Charlotte: Charlotte May Try to Alleviate Growth With A Fee Developers Oppose. But Hurdles Remain: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article244408057.html
This week, Jonathan is joined by David Love with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Engineering and Mitigation Program to discuss the city’s Flood Plain acquisition program and how FEMA flood plains are determined. Also, Jonathan explains the HUD AFFH program, which was halted in 2017 and the President tweeted that he was repealing last week.
Mecklenburg County residents: see if your property is located in a flood plain here on the 3D Floodzone Map: https://meckmap.mecklenburgcountync.gov/3dfz/
This week, Jonathan is joined by Chuck Cole, Executive Director of Trees Charlotte, to discuss the loss of Charlotte’s Tree Canopy and what we can do help restore the loss. Plus lots of other tree talk and a few tree puns. Visit https://treescharlotte.org/ view the canopy map and learn about their organization.