Real Estate Resources

Charlotte, NC Real Estate Resources

The Talk Charlotte Real Estate Team wants to help make your real estate buying or selling process as streamlined and stress-free as possible. We're constantly working to provide tips, advice, how-to's, and helpful resources that can get you prepared for different aspects of the real estate buying or selling process including how to ensure a smooth real estate closing and what you can do to prepare for a Home Inspection.

Here are some posts we've published here at the TalkCharlotte blog that provide useful tips on both buying and selling your home in Charlotte, NC.

Buying Your Home

What is PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) and why do I have to have it?

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is insurance payable to a lender that may be required when taking out a mortgage loan. We help you understand how PMI works and why you may be required to have it.

How to avoid Mortgage Insurance | Part 1
How to avoid Mortgage Insurance | Part 2
How to avoid Mortgage Insurance | Part 3

The Closing Process – How It Works

If you’re a first time homebuyer and are unfamiliar with the closing process, it can seem pretty daunting. The Talk Charlotte Team wants to help educate you on what you can expect at closing time. The following are the typical steps that an escrow, closing, or settlement officer takes to finalize a real estate transaction.

Why Buy in Highgate Community, Weddington NC?

Highgate Community in Weddington, NC is a beautifully developed neighborhood in Union County near Charlotte, NC. Filled with gorgeous homes, meticulous landscaping, and an ideal location, Highgate attracts buyers from all over the Charlotte region.

How to Help Ensure A Smooth Real Estate Closing

Buying a home in Charlotte, NC is a dream for many Charlotteans. Many folks have to rent a home for years before they either have a down payment or credit that is good enough to qualify for a mortgage.

Top 10 things to know about buying a Charlotte Home

Buying a Charlotte home is not a short term commitment. If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years (I like to say 5,) then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet.

Selling Your Home

Charlotte HomeStory: 7127 The Greens at Piper Glen – close to everything yet far away

Piper Glen Country Club Homestory, 7127 The Greens: I remember back when Piper Glen was just breaking ground in the late 1980s. It was a REALLY BIG DEAL – stunning wooded homesites and Charlotte’s first Tournament Players Club golf course – it still is a big deal and one of Charlotte’s most coveted neighborhoods

Home Inspection Checklist – Selling Your Charlotte NC Home

We put together a checklist to help sellers prepare for their home inspection. While much if it is specific to a home inspection, this is also a great list for anyone motivated for spring cleaning and basic, yearly home repairs.

How to Make your Older Charlotte Home Out-Show the Newbies

It’s no secret that we’re currently in a buyer’s market. And with that, many home owners are wondering if their older Charlotte home for sale has a chance in today’s competitive housing market.

5 Charlotte Home Upgrades That Will Make Your Life Easier

If you’d like to undertake a project this summer on your home in hopes of seeing a return on your funds down the road, here are five upgrades you can do now.