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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Despite a cool start to the year, prices began to thaw in February, and demand for Charlotte real estate is picking up as we move into Spring. While we’re still seeing incremental increases in home prices, the rate of growth is clearly slowing down, a trend we’ve noted for the past few months. Th...
03/16/2019
Despite a robust national and local economy, as well as strong consumer demand for Charlotte, NC homes, we’re seeing a dramatic slowdown in home sales. Maybe “because of” is a better term than “despite.” Skyrocketing demand has led to high prices which in turn have contributed to a shrinking inve...
02/14/2019
Home prices remain high, but demand for Charlotte homes is also high. There’s good reason to look forward to a Happy 2019, but for the time being, it’s going to look a lot like 2018 for home buyers. One indication that optimism is warranted is the slowdown in price increases, a trend we’ve noted ...
01/17/2019
While the Charlotte real estate market remains strong due to the region’s growing economy and high quality of living, it isn’t isolated from either the national real estate market or overall economy. That’s especially true when it comes to mortgage rates, which are ultimately determined by the Fe...
12/12/2018
After a year’s worth of reports about a relentless sellers’ market for Charlotte homes, complete with pictures underscoring buyers’ woes, last month our report showed scales tipping back toward some balance between buyers and sellers.This month’s featured image represents another glimmer of hope ...
11/14/2018
For the past several months, we’ve seen hints that the Charlotte real estate market was finally edging toward more balance between buyers and sellers. The latest figures strongly suggest those hints were not flukes, but were instead the first indicators of a much-needed correction.The numbers for...
10/10/2018
Of all the factors affecting the Charlotte real estate market, the most significant are currently the rising cost of building materials, higher interest rates, and persistently low inventory. We’ve been reporting on the steady rise of home prices for some time now, and this long-term trend shows...
09/13/2018
Nothing succeeds like success, and it’s certainly true for Charlotte, NC homes. But lately we’ve been seeing that too much of a good thing – growing consumer demand – can be a bad thing. The buyer’s side of the equation is strong, with high demand and strong wage growth. Yet, inventory is so depl...
08/18/2018
Thanks to the Charlotte metro area’s robust economy, low unemployment, and quality of life, the demand for Charlotte homes keeps growing. Mortgage rates remain low. And many sellers, motivated by a market promising substantial returns on their biggest investment, would like to sell. So why have t...
07/12/2018
While the market for Charlotte real estate has been heated for several years, trends among both buyers and sellers have pushed the competition for homes to an entirely new level. Call it a case of both ends against the middle.Buyer demand continues to grow, buoyed by a strong economy fueling posi...
06/14/2018
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