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What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know Before They Buy a Home

One of the first things you should know as a First Time Home Buyer is that there are many national and local first time home buying programs available to you!

Understanding your options is an important step in buying your first home. In this article, we are going to jump in and explore what to do, as well as what to expect when buying your first home!

Without further ado, here are 7 things to know before buying your first home:

  • Plan Ahead
  • Downpayment
  • Mortgage Options
  • Neighborhoods + Location
  • School Districts
  • Commute to Work
  • Choosing a Realtor 

Plan Ahead

Whether you're buying a first home, you'll want to make sure you are planning far enough ahead that you understand the process. Planning ahead when buying a home

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Living in Mooresville, NC

Find out why so many folks are moving to Mooresville in 2019!

If you're one of the many folks moving to Mooresville, NC or intending to call Mooresville home, there are some things you should know first! With a growing population of nearly 40,000, Mooresville has a lot to offer. Check out some of the homes for sale in Mooresville, NC there are some pretty amazing lakefront views!Mooresville, NC Home for Sale on Lake Norman just north of Charlotte, NC

Without further ado, let's jump in and learn why the town of Mooresville is such an excellent option for people relocating to the Charlotte area.

Lake Norman

The town of Mooresville is an amazing place to live and one of the largest attractions Mooresville has to offer is Lake Norman. Lake Norman is a 50-square-mile body of water offering

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If you're a first time home buyer in Charlotte, NC we are here to help! Thank you for taking the time to jump in and learn more about how to make your first time home buying experience a great one!  We help so many first time home buyers in Charlotte, NC that we knew we had to write an article on the topic to help folks!

Whether you're a first time home buyer in Charlotte, NC or anywhere in the country, the next few minutes you spend reading this article is an investment in yourself and your knowledge about buying a home. As a First Time Home Buyer in NC you can even buy a home with no money down thanks to state-wide programs!

This article is intended to walk you through EVERYTHING you need to know when it comes to buying a home for the first time.

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19 Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte NC

109 people are moving to Charlotte each day and these same folks are searching online for information about the best neighborhoods in the area. So we took it upon ourselves to give you a little overview of some of the great areas in Charlotte and if you have additional questions feel free to reach out here.

There are a lot of pros and cons to living in Charlotte, NC and for anyone moving here, you're probably wondering 'where to live?!' or 'what are the best spots for families in Charlotte?' As such, we are taking the opportunity to put together a Queen City guide to living in Charlotte with links to everything the city has to offer (including the best subdivisions and safest hoods)!

The Top Neighborhoods in Charlotte NC - What Are They?

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Buying a Home in 2020

Buying a Home in 2020? 12 things you should consider before diving in!

For most buyers, there are many questions that arise when buying a home, and timing is arguably one of the greatest concerns. With the ever-changing economic market, it is important to know when buying conditions are favorable, as purchasing a home in a strong market could save you thousands (or sometimes even hundreds of thousands) of dollars in the long-term.

1. Is 2020 a good year to buy a home?

Charlotte homes have been consistently appreciating over the past several years. There are a variety of factors influencing these metrics that I will delve into a bit more below, but I advise buying in 2019 if possible. Charlotte’s strong market and powerful economy will

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Things to Do in Charlotte NC

This may sound cliché, but Charlotte is truly the city that has it all. From exciting amusement parks to lush parks and botanical gardens to hilarious comedy bus tours and lively breweries, Charlotte has a wide selection of great activities for all ages. I’ll begin this list with some of the most well-known attractions that Charlotte has to offer, such as the Carowinds Amusement Park and NASCAR motor speedway, and then I’ll work my way down to some of the more local activities. Whether you’re a resident or just passing through, I have no doubt you will enjoy this great city as much as I do!

Free Things to do Inside/Outside in Charlotte:

Carowinds Amusement Park

No list of Charlotte activities would be complete without including the Carowinds!

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Moving to Charlotte, NC - What is it like Living in Charlotte?

Find out why 100+ people are moving to the Charlotte area daily!

If you're thinking of moving to Charlotte, NC you'll want to be sure to read this article in its entirety before you do. Also, feel free to contact us if you need any assistance in finding a home. There are many reasons why someone may want to move to Charlotte. Whether its a job change, a new start, better weather, the great food, and entertainment or even the affordability of the homes for sale in Charlotte makes it an attractive place to live for everyone!

This is part of the reason 100+ people are moving to the Charlotte area each day, comparatively 70+ people are moving to Raleigh, making these two NC cities some of the fastest growing in the country. This trend in 2017 should

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Moving to Concord, NC 2019

Living in Concord 

After reading this guide, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that the word ‘concord’ means ‘harmony.’ This town truly is harmonious in every way, from its lush parks and golf courses to its warm, friendly environment. Concord boasts great restaurants, popular breweries, a flourishing art scene, fascinating history, and beautiful parks and gardens. Concord is located somewhat towards the center of the state of North Carolina, making it fairly equal distance from both the mountains and the beach. Located in Cabarrus County, Concord is in close proximity to Charlotte (approx. 25 miles) and is considered an affordable, safe, and family-friendly city.

Population

With a population of a little over 87,600 people, this

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Charlotte, NC

Congratulations on choosing to take this exciting step! Being a real estate agent is an exciting and fulfilling career, and every day offers something new.

Here at uphomes, we pride ourselves on having some of the best Realtors in the Charlotte area and each Agent started in the same place, with real estate license classes here in NC. The cost for a real estate class varies from school to school, so do your research not only on the cost but on the quality as well.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I strongly advise shadowing a friend or family member who is a real estate agent in Charlotte. If you do not know anyone in your personal life who is a real estate agent, reach out to an agent who is well-known in your area and request to shadow

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Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Charlotte, NC

Things To Consider When Buying a Home Charlotte

What do basketball, barbecue, and banking all have in common? The answer: Charlotte, North Carolina.

We’ll delve into each of these in more detail below, along with several other details you will want to know as you prepare to buy a home in Queen City.

Why is Charlotte nicknamed ‘Queen City’?

In 1768, Great Britain’s King George III named Charlotte, North Carolina after his wife, Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. It has since come to be nicknamed ‘Queen City’ in her honor.

The Weather

If you are not a fan of the snow, Charlotte is the city for you. There is an average of about 4 inches of snowfall per year, making the winters very manageable. On the flip side, the weather

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