Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget
in a Season of Inflation

You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings. For example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can save […]

Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer
Before Purchasing Your First Home

Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership.   A real estate boom during the pandemic pushed home prices to […]

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

  Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.1 This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However, with proper planning, you can work toward […]

Zahn Group Coffee Talk – Charlotte Real Estate Update

Watch the latest episode of Coffee Talk with The Zahn Group – this month, Molly and Lauren chat about what is happening in the Charlotte market, changing interest rates, what our buyers and sellers are seeing, and more. Then check out the local market conditions in our City of Charlotte report for the most recent […]

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market

Some Highlights The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity of bidding wars may ease as buyer demand moderates, leading to fewer homes selling above asking price. If you’re ready to […]

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at a 40-year high. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB): “Consumer prices accelerated again in May as shelter, energy and food prices continued to surge at the fastest pace in decades. This marked the third straight month for inflation above an 8% […]

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

Americans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual survey from Gallup. Not only is real estate viewed as the best investment for the ninth year in a row, but more Americans selected it than ever before. The graph below shows the results of the survey since Gallup began asking the […]

#HappeninginCLT – March 2022

March 2022 A couple of fun suggestions from The Zahn Group to try in March Family Activities DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA AT ACCENTURE IMAX THEATREFebruary 19 – May 15 Sports 2022 Hercules Tires Big South Basketball Championships March 1-6Tickets Charlotte FC vs. LA Galaxy March 5Tickets Concerts

6 Essential Tips for Relocating For Your Career

If you’ve recently accepted a job offer in a new city, you’re gearing up for your big move, and you’re wondering what you should do to make the most of it. Whether you want to embrace your fresh start by getting in shape, meet new people at networking events, or simply make a great first […]