Jimmy Grappone's Blog Posts

National Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term WealthA recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead

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York County, South Carolina is One of the Fastest Growing Counties in the United States - Here's Why

With a projected population increase of 99% in the next three decades according to a recent post of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s LinkedIn page, York County is one of the

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Four Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall 🍂🏡

4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This FallEven in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first

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111,825 Reasons You Should Buy a Home in 2021

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This YearThe financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the

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Today's Strong Sellers' Market is the Direct Result of High Demand and Low Supply

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsToday’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low 

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A Couple of Reasons Why Waiting a Year to Buy Could Cost You

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You Thursday September 23rd, 2021  Buying Myths, Featured, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, 

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Has The Time Come For You To Move To A New Home?

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical

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To Buy a Home in Charlotte, Do I Have to Put Down 20% or More?

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks

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Meet Shannon Sloop, Owner of RendezBrew Cafe in Indian Land, South Carolina

Meet Shannon Sloop, the owner of RendezBrew in Indian Land, South Carolina.Shannon and her husband opened RendezBrew in Bridgemill Commons Shopping Center earlier this year after Shannon's sister,

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If You're a Buyer in Today's Market, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to

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Good News for Home Buyers AND Sellers. Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

Some HighlightsWhether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around.Buyers can take advantage of today's mortgage 

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This Modern Home Was Made From Five Custom Prefab Modules (via Contemporist.com)

This Modern Home Was Made From Five Custom Prefab ModulesOctober 28, 2020Figurr Architects Collective has designed a modern country home in Canada, consisting of five prefabricated custom

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Your Checklist to Get Ready to Sell Your Home

Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for,

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CREATE THE HOME OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMS

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home

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The Truths Young Homebuyers in Charlotte Need to Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

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How You Can Finance Your Home Renovation

Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home renovation project on the mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the

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Spirited Sprout Ribbon Cutting in Waxhaw, North Carolina

The Spirited Sprout in Waxhaw, North Carolina is not your typical small business. According to owner, Ashley Redden, her business is a calling from God. Ashley and her husband are parents to

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A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for

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Three Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is

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What Does Home Price Appreciation Mean for Sellers?

A Look at When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a,

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The Best Uses of Time and Money for Home Renovations

In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in.

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Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]

Check out the average equity gains in North Carolina ($21,000) and South Carolina ($18,000).  If you purchased a home in the Charlotte area two years ago, there's a good chance your home's

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Real Estate Made Simple: Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]

Check out the average equity gains in North Carolina ($21,000) and South Carolina ($18,000).  If you purchased a home in the Charlotte area two years ago, there's a good chance your home's

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Introducing Kristin Mitchell, Artist & Owner at Art Box Ceramics in Waxhaw, NC

Meet Kristin Mitchell, owner and art instructor at Art Box Ceramic and Canvas in Waxhaw, North Carolina.Watch as we throw pots and take a tour of Kristin's studio!This was one of the more fun and

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May 12 - Charlotte Region Real Estate Market Update

Let's take a look the numbers behind the Charlotte area's current real estate market to get a better understanding of what is happening...and!

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Introducing Kevin Priest, Bagel Chef & Owner of BagelGram NC in Waxhaw

You can now get bagels without leaving your home if you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area through a service called BagelGram NC.I interviewed BagelGram NC owner and bagel maker, Kevin,

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Meet Kevin Priest, Chef & Owner of BagelGram NC in Waxhaw

You can now get bagels without leaving your home if you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area through a service called BagelGram NC.I interviewed BagelGram NC owner and bagel maker, Kevin,

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Meet Rudy Thoms, Founder of Autism Strong Foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina

Meet Rudy Thoms, Founder of Autism Strong Foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina.Get ready for a moving interview with Autism Strong Foundation (ASF) founder, Rudy Thoms, as he shares the story of

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Meet Jen Stevenson, Owner of Jen Stevenson Payroll in Waxhaw

I recently sat down for a Zoom interview with Jen Stevenson, the founder and owner of Jen Stevenson Payroll, LLC, to learn more about her and her business.Jen Stevenson got her start in payroll

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Charlotte Region Real Estate Market Update for May 12, 2021

Let's take a look the numbers behind the Charlotte area's current real estate market to get a better understanding of what is happening...and why!Production CreditsThe CLT Life Presents is hosted by

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The CLT Life Home Team Blog: 3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re

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