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At Home With Jonathan Osman
18 minutes | 12 days ago
Preparing Your Home For Sale
This week, Charlotte Realtor Jonathan Osman explains his listing preparation process, addresses when the best time to sell your home is, and which improvements you should consider making when preparing to list your home for sale.
20 minutes | a month ago
Divorce and Real Estate with Dana Lehnhardt
This week, Jonathan is joined by family law attorney Dana Lehnhardt from Lehnhardt Price Family Law to discuss the most common mistakes that are made during the separation and divorce process, how real estate is factored in, when you should consider a prenup and purchasing a home while separated.
11 minutes | a month ago
Understanding Due Diligence and Contract to Close
In this third episode of the series, Jonathan covers the due diligence period, what to expect and what should be accomplished. Also, he will answer the question on when possession occurs in both North and South Carolina.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Hiring a Realtor and Making an Offer
Continuing the series on the home buying and selling process, this episode covers the best sources to find homes that are available for sale, when and why you should hire a Realtor and finally the items that we will negotiate when making an offer: Price Due Diligence Earnest Money Closing Seller Paid Concessions Personal Property
23 minutes | 2 months ago
The First Step to Purchasing a Home
This episode begins a series on purchasing your first home, starting with the needs analysis process and mortgage qualification. Learn how to establish criteria for your home purchase, tips on purchasing in a new neighborhood and why the mortgage pre-approval process is so important.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Why Second Home Housing Markets Are Popular Now
This week, I'm joined my Dave Noyes with ReMax Results in Asheville discuss the explosion of the second home housing market in the North Carolina mountains. Also, recap the latest Charlotte real estate market trends and why the suburbs and exburbs are outpacing the city.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Planning the Next Charlotte with Taiwo Jaiyeoba
Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Charlotte's Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning, Design and Development, joins me to discuss building a more pedestrian friendly city, addressing the transportation needs of a growing city, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) / Accessory Commercial Units (ACU) and building a new city square at Trade and Tryon in Uptown. As always, this podcast is sponsored by Tryon Realty Partners. When you're ready to talk real estate, give Jonathan a call at 704-960-1725.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Greg Jackson Talks Transitional Housing / Heal Charlotte
Greg Jackson from Heal Charlotte joins me to discuss his vision for a transitional housing campus in east Charlotte and what we can do to help his organization accomplish their goal. Follow Greg at @GregJackson704 on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Heal Charlotte @HealCharlotte1 on Twitter, @MyHealCharlotte on Instagram and Heal Charlotte on Facebook.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Are Impact Fees Heading to Charlotte?
This week, I am joined by Danielle Chemtob with the Charlotte Observer to discuss whether or not Charlotte or Mecklenburg county will introduce impact fees on new development and if they're allowed to. Also, hear a quick recap of the housing market update for July 2020. Read Danielle's article on Impact Fees in Charlotte: Charlotte May Try to Alleviate Growth With A Fee Developers Oppose. But Hurdles Remain: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article244408057.html
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Charlotte's Flood Plain Program and What Was AFFH?
This week, Jonathan is joined by David Love with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Engineering and Mitigation Program to discuss the city's Flood Plain acquisition program and how FEMA flood plains are determined. Also, Jonathan explains the HUD AFFH program, which was halted in 2017 and the President tweeted that he was repealing last week. Mecklenburg County residents: see if your property is located in a flood plain here on the 3D Floodzone Map: https://meckmap.mecklenburgcountync.gov/3dfz/
43 minutes | 4 months ago
We're Talking Trees with Trees Charlotte
This week, Jonathan is joined by Chuck Cole, Executive Director of Trees Charlotte, to discuss the loss of Charlotte's Tree Canopy and what we can do help restore the loss. Plus lots of other tree talk and a few tree puns. Visit https://treescharlotte.org/ view the canopy map and learn about their organization.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Is a Foreclosure Wave Coming?
This week, Jonathan delivers the real estate sales figures from June 2020 and dives into if a Covid-triggered foreclosure wave is headed for the Charlotte area.
64 minutes | 5 months ago
The History of Charlotte with Tom Hanchett
This week, we're discussing Sorting Out The New South City with author Tom Hanchett. Learn how Charlotte wasn't always a segregated city, the pivotal event that divided the city, how generations of black residents were kept from having a say in North Carolina and the landmark Supreme Court decision that re-integrated a generation of Charlotte students. Buy Tom's book Sorting Out the New South City: https://uncpress.org/book/9780807861882/sorting-out-the-new-south-city/ and follow him on Twitter at @historysouth
49 minutes | 5 months ago
We're Talking Food Again with Chrissie, Wynee and Kristen
This week, I am joined by Chrissie Nelson Rotko of Off the Eaten Path Blog, Wynee Bermudez of Wynee's World and Kristen Wile of the Unpretentious Palate to talk how Charlotte area restaurants are fairing with phase 2 Covid-19 restrictions, who's doing a good job at keeping their customers safe and recommendations of favorite Black, Asian and Latino owned restaurants.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
The Craziest Real Estate Transaction EVER!
This week, I share the story of the most insane real estate transaction that I've ever been apart of and I share a quick recap of the May Charlotte real estate sales figures. But first, I share some of my thoughts in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the feeling that things may change this time.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Solving the Charlotte Region's Housing Shortage
Since 2014, the Charlotte region has had a housing shortage that is only more exacerbated this year due to Covid-19. This week, I'll explore how the shortage came to be and what is a possible solution. Show notes: During the episode, I referenced an article citing the number of sales from iBuyers to Institutional Investors: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/47578-with-foreclosures-dwindling-investors-turn-to-direct-buyers-for-new-single-family-rentals/ iBuyers: A new choice for home Sellers but at what cost https://www.collateralanalytics.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CA-RESEARCH-iBuyers-A-new-choice-for-home-sellers-but-at-what-cost.pdf I referenced an example I had of the fees of an iBuyer:
45 minutes | 6 months ago
Wealth Gap Wednesdays
The Covid-19 Pandemic has exposed a significant wealth gap that is growing ever wider in Charlotte and our country as a whole. Ely Portio from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute joins me to discuss their latest report and their #WealthGapWednesdays Twitter Read The Racial Gap in Charlotte Mecklenburg here: http://ui.uncc.edu/sites/default/files/RWTry2.pdf and learn follow along with the related articles here: https://ui.uncc.edu/story/charlotte-mecklenburg-racial-wealth-gap-report
44 minutes | 6 months ago
The Casino Headed to Kings Mountain
This week, Jonathan is joined by Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler to discuss the "vegas style" Catawba Indian Gaming Casino that was approved in March for Kings Mountain. The economic impact, both for the Catawba tribe and the town, are massive as this will be the closest casino to Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg.
61 minutes | 7 months ago
Charlotte Shared Streets + Covid-19's Impact on Real Estate
This week, Jonathan is joined by Ely Portillo from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and volunteer Mecklenburg County Parks Commissioner Rick Winiker to talk about Charlotte's new Shared Streets program, which debuts this week. Also, hear how the the stay at home orders impacted real estate sales in the Charlotte region. Show Notes: Charlotte Shared Streets program: https://charlottenc.gov/Transportation/Programs/Pages/CharlotteSharedStreets.aspx Barcelona's Super Blocks program: https://vimeo.com/282972390
65 minutes | 7 months ago
Home Inspections in the era of Social Distancing
This week, Jonathan Osman is joined by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina to go through how the home inspection process has changed as a result of social distancing. Also, a quick update on how the stay at home order has impacted real estate viewings in the Charlotte area.
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