Is it time to downsize?

Having a small house wasn’t all that appealing just a couple years ago, but now, smaller homes are in! Whether it’s because of environmental concerns, financial concerns, or simply just the desire for more time and freedom, people across the country are downsizing their living spaces.

The average tiny home is somewhere typically under 700 square feet and designed to meet function first. Tiny homes are stylized, modern and even breathtaking! They help cut down on living costs without cutting out comfort. Tiny Homes are self-sufficient and low cost, which makes life’s adventures that much easier.

According to a study, 68% of tiny house owners have no mortgage and 55% have more savings than the average American. Also, 89% of tiny house owners have less credit card debt than the typical American homeowner.

Living a simpler life doesn’t have to be confined to 700 square feet. Even if the idea of a tiny house doesn’t sound appealing, there are ways we can help you find homes with the efficiency, comfort and price tag of a tiny home.

Is it time to downsize your home? We’re here for all of your housing questions, whether they’re tiny or big!

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Keys For A Cure: Working Together For A Great Local Cause

It’s no secret that at Premier Property Solutions, helping our clients buy, sell and invest in the Charlotte area is our passion! With a population of 842,051 people and rising, Charlotte is the second biggest city in the southeastern US yet still remains a close-knit community. There’s so much to love about CLT, especially all of our amazing local nonprofits and charities. This year, we’ve had the opportunity to team up with Joedance Film Festival to give new hope with each of our closings.

Joedance Film Festival was established in loving memory of Joe Restaino to support rare pediatric cancer research right here in our community at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Every dollar given to the nonprofit directly benefits research at Levine. One of the goals of Joedance is raise money locally and keep the money here to benefit pediatric cancer research in our community.

Premier Property Solutions is a proud sponsor of this wonderful nonprofit and we’e committed to donating a portion of every closing to a great local cause. “To have a corporate sponsor that gives perpetually makes a huge difference for a nonprofit of our size”, said Diane Restaino President of Joedance Film Festival.

The nonprofit also uses donations to fund clinical trials to help find alternatives to the harsh treatments that many pediatric cancers require. They support those affected by pediatric cancer through their Joedance Internship opportunities.

The 8th Annual Joedance Film Festival will be held August 4-5 from 8:00pm-11:00pm at Uptown Charlotte’s Historic Fourth Ward neighborhood in the 10th Street Townhomes Courtyard. If you are interested in attending or would like to make a donation, head over to their website

Pinterest & Real Estate: Tips for Success

Pinterest is one of the hottest social media networks around! It’s also an amazing tool for marketing your real estate company. In case you haven’t heard of Pinterest, it is a social media network that allows users to share and discover interests. You pin an image to your board (a board meaning a collection of pins that usually have a common theme) and it saves your ideas.

People can re-pin a pin you post. Linking back to a website creates traffic with each re-pin. Creating the right boards is an essential part your Pinterest account. Think about boards that will both define your brand and engage your target market. Include everything from local pins from around your community to home improvement and, of course, your real estate blog.

Pinterest is also helpful to your real estate team as a way to draw potential clients to your website. Pin your listings with a link back to the website so that people know that their dream home is attainable.

Infographics typically get the most re-pins, just be sure to keep it Pinterest-friendly by using attractive fonts, bright colors and appropriate Pinterest sizing. Looking for some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest account HERE

Charlotte: A Millennial Paradise

As we said last week in our blog, there are many factors that contribute to Charlotte’s booming population growth but there’s one group in particular that’s flocking to the Queen City in record numbers.

More and more millennials are calling Charlotte home and it’s easy to see why! In a recent survey by Growella, Charlotte was named the fifth best city for young people. The best part? Job openings are 27 percent better than average in this large banking hub. And, for millennials, that means a better chance of getting a job right out of school.

As if that wasn’t appealing enough, research shows that your paycheck will also take you farther in Charlotte. Wage growth is also expected to jump from 5.4% annually to 6.5% in 2018 as the city continues to flourish. Pair all of these economical factors with trendy brunch spots, locally-owned coffee shops and a fun night life scene and it’s easy to see why Charlotte is a millennial paradise!

Our agents know Charlotte inside and out and we’re here to find you the perfect spot to call home. Even if you don’t know the difference between a mortgage and paying rent, our realtors will guide you every step along the way. Let us help you become a proud homeowner in our thriving city!

Not sure how or where to start? Call Premier Property Solutions at (704) 964-8718.

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A City On The Rise

There’s no denying that Charlotte is a booming city! With a strong economy, thriving real estate market and attractive jobs, it’s no surprise that the Queen City’s population has one of the strongest urban growths out of any southern city! As the city continues to expand and the suburbs sprawl, it’s clear that there’s a demand for houses to keep up with the cities growth.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Charlotte is now $182,100 which is a 7.9% increase over the past year! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again….NOW is the best time to sell in Charlotte! If you’ve been thinking about selling, don’t wait to jump into the HOT sellers market. Selling season has just begun and we’ve already seen numerous multi-offer situations for our sellers! Let our trusted team of experienced agents help you get top dollar for your home this summer.

Not sure where to start? Give us a call today! (704) 964-8718