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Hunters Pointe in Wesley Chapel NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile - 08/31/10 03:03 PM
Hunters Pointe in Wesley Chapel NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Hunters Pointe Community Features Landscaped berms on either side of Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road identify the Hunters Pointe neighborhood. Hunters Pointe was built in two phases on both sides of the road. The first section of Hunters Pointe has homes of more than 2400 square feet while the second phase has somewhat smaller homes. Neighborhood homes were built in the late 1990s by various small custom builders. Like other Wesley Chapel NC neighborhoods, Hunters Pointe has generous lots ranging from just under a half acre to three quarters of an acre. (0 comments)
Use FHA 203k Financing to Make the Ugly Distressed Property Your Charlotte Dream Home - 08/30/10 12:38 PM
Use FHA 203k Financing to Make that Ugly Distressed Property Your Charlotte Dream Home Interest rates at historic lows. Lots of homes at discounted prices. Foreclosures, short sales, distressed properties. There’s never been a better opportunity for a Charlotte NC home buyer to get a great deal on a home with an affordable payment. You agree. You should take advantage of the opportunities in this real estate market. What holds you back is the condition of all those distressed properties. Ugly outdated kitchens. Missing appliances and light fixtures. Walls with holes. Stained worn carpet. Furnaces and air conditioners that don’t work. (0 comments)
Colton Ridge in Indian Trail NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile - 08/27/10 11:57 AM
Colton Ridge in Indian Trail NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Click here for an update to the 2011 real estate market in Colton Ridge. Would you like to live in a small community with an active neighborhood association? If so, Colton Ridge in Indian Trail NC may be the perfect place for you. Colton Ridge has a pool, clubhouse and tennis courts for your active outdoor life. Better yet, the neighborhood association is actively sponsors events for residents. A back-to-school bash at the pool, a community yard sale, and a fall festival are neighborhood events. Colton Ridge homes were built (0 comments)
Union County NC Relocation--Public Schools and What You Need to Know - 08/24/10 11:13 AM
Union County NC Relocation—Public Schools and What You Need to Know The Union County NC school buses start rolling tomorrow, August 25, to start the 2010-2011 school year. Union County Public Schools (UCPS) operates 308 buses, which drive 24,000 miles each day for a total of 4 million miles each year. Families contemplating a relocation to Union County NC typically have an intense interest in the school system. The school systems in North Carolina might operate quite differently than the systems back home. Here are some things that you might want to know about UCPS if you are a newcomer. UCPS (0 comments)
Matthews NC Homes for Sale--2438 Alaqua Court - 08/23/10 02:07 PM
Matthews NC Homes for Sale--2438 Alaqua Court 2438 Alaqua Court in Williams Crossing. Discover this stately brick-front home located on a quiet cul-de-sac street in quaint Matthews NC. A side-load garage adds to the curb appeal of this home. The two-story foyer with architectural columns and moldings is a preview of the home's open floorplan. Wood floors extend from the foyer into the formal dining room. A formal living room with crown molding flanks the foyer and provides space for entertaining. Enjoy holiday dinners in the formal dining room with its crown molding and chair rail with wainscoting accents. A pretty (0 comments)
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market Report--Second Quarter 2010 - 08/20/10 10:24 AM
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market Report—Second Quarter 2010 The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Carolina Multiple Listing Service publish a quarterly economic and market watch report for the Charlotte NC metropolitan area. The just-published report for the second quarter of 2010 focuses on the impact of the federal tax credit program for first-time and repeat homebuyers and what the end of this stimulus program means for the local and national real estate market in the coming months.
The table below shows housing market statistics for Mecklenburg County where Charlotte is located. First quarter data (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Porter Ridge High School - 08/18/10 10:39 AM
Union County NC Schools—Porter Ridge High School Porter Ridge High2839 Ridge RoadIndian Trail, NC 28079704-292-7662 School Mascot: PiratesSchool Colors: Purple Porter Ridge High School opened in 2005 as a part of a 183-acre campus that includes Porter Ridge Elementary and Porter Ridge Middle School. The name of the school comes from the first name of the landowner, Porter Byrum, who donated land for the complex and from Ridge Road where the campus is located. Porter Ridge High serves Grades 9 through 12 with student enrollment over 1500. Class sizes average 16 to 30 students. The school operates on a traditional calendar (0 comments)
Wellington Woods in Weddington NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile - 08/17/10 10:27 AM
Wellington Woods in Weddington NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Can you picture yourself living in the woods? Enjoying the privacy of two or three acres? Just you, the trees, and nature? If this is your favorite lifestyle, Wellington Woods in Weddington NC is the perfect neighborhood for you. Developed in the 1970s, Wellington Woods was subdivided into two and three acre lots. Trees are protected in Wellington Woods. The neighborhood has a convenient location along Potters Road and Forest Lawn Road. A new shopping complex with a grocery store is nearby at Chestnut Lane and Potters Road. Wellington Woods home (0 comments)
Union County NC Relocation--How Much Are the Property Taxes? - 08/16/10 10:56 AM
Union County NC Relocation—How Much Are the Property Taxes? It’s that time of year again. Union County NC and the small towns within the county have adopted budgets for the 2010-2011 fiscal year and set tax rates to pay for those budgets. They’ll be mailing property tax bills to each property owner in September. Property taxes will be due in early January 2011. How much are the property taxes in Union County NC? I am asked this question by locals and relocation clients alike. In fact, it’s usually the first question I’m asked by folks considering a Union County NC relocation (0 comments)
Stallings NC Homes for Sale--620 Gelderland Drive is Reduced Again! - 08/15/10 10:20 AM
Stallings NC Homes for Sale--620 Gelderland Drive is Reduced Again! Reduced again to $120,000! Don't miss this great Arlington Downs townhome at 620 Gelderland Drive. Located just minutes from downtown Matthews NC and just inside Union County NC with its lower property taxes, 620 Gelderland combines great value with great location. You'll love the downstairs master bedroom, a very hard-to-find feature in townhomes in this price range. Take a virtual tour of 620 Gelderland Drive. Learn more about the Arlington Downs neighborhood. Arlington Downs in Stallings NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Copyright 2010. Carol Fox. Allen Tate Realtors. *Stallings NC (1 comments)
Charlotte NC Homes for Sale--Price Reduced on 3708 Ayscough Drive - 08/14/10 08:51 AM
Charlotte NC Homes for Sale--Price Reduced on 3708 Ayscough Drive 3708 Ayscough Drive in Barclay Downs has been reduced to $415,000. This classic ranch home is located in a great neighborhood near SouthPark Mall in the heart of South Charlotte. The home is priced so that you can update it to your wishes. View a virtual tour of 3708 Ayscough Drive here. Copyright 2010. Carol Fox. Allen Tate Realtors. *Charlotte NC Homes for Sale--Price Reduced on 3708 Ayscough Drive* (2 comments)
Williams Crossing in Matthews NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile - 08/13/10 02:33 PM
Williams Crossing in Matthews NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Click here for an update to the 2011 real estate market in Williams Crossing. Williams Crossing is tucked away on the quiet side of Matthews NC. This small neighborhood is located off Williams Road, which still has the feel of a country road. Shopping centers with big box retailers, restaurants, and other businesses are conveniently located within two to three miles of the neighborhood along Independence Blvd. Historic downtown Matthews with its farmers market and quaint shops is a short drive away as well. Williams Crossing homes were built in the (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Porter Ridge Middle School - 08/12/10 11:59 AM
Union County NC Schools—Porter Ridge Middle School Porter Ridge Middle2827 Ridge RoadIndian Trail, NC 28079704-225-7555 School Mascot: PiratesSchool Colors: Purple Porter Ridge Middle School opened in 2005 as a part of a 183-acre campus that includes Porter Ridge Elementary and Porter Ridge High School. The name of the school comes from the first name of the landowner, Porter Byrum, who donated land for the complex and from Ridge Road where the campus is located. Porter Ridge Middle serves Grades 6 through 8 with student enrollment over 1000. Class sizes average 22 to 25 students. The school operates on a traditional calendar (0 comments)
Union County NC Relocation--Where are the Malls? - 08/10/10 10:41 AM
Union County NC Relocation—Where are the Malls? Considering a Union County NC relocation? You asked about the neighborhoods. You’ve investigated the schools. If you are like most people moving to Union County, your next question is about shopping. Where are the malls? Let me take you on a tour of the malls in and near Union County NC. Small and local, middle of the road, upscale, or large and outlet. You can find a shopping destination to satisfy every shopping need. Monroe Crossing
Monroe Crossing is Union County’s own enclosed mall. Recently renovated, this mall has a small and easy (0 comments)
Mint Hill NC Homes for Sale--6515 Danbrooke Park Drive Open August 15, 2010 - 08/09/10 05:22 PM
Mint Hill NC Homes for Sale--6515 Danbrooke Park Drive Open August 15, 2010 A covered front porch with enough space for your wicker furniture. A 30' deck overlooking a lushly landscaped private backyard. A beautifully updated interior with new kitchen cabinetry and granite countertops, flooring, doors, and windows all sparkling. Come see this beautiful Mint Hill NC home for yourself on August 15, 2010. The open house will be held from 2pm to 4pm. The address is 6515 Danbrooke Park Drive in the Danbrooke Park neighborhood. Get more information about 6515 Danbrooke Park Drive here. Learn more about the Danbrooke Park neighborhood. (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Porter Ridge Elementary - 08/08/10 05:26 PM
Union County NC Schools—Porter Ridge Elementary Porter Ridge Elementary2843 Ridge RoadIndian Trail, NC 28079704-289-1965 School Mascot: PiratesSchool Colors: Purple Porter Ridge Elementary is located in the Porter Ridge schools complex with Porter Ridge Middle and Porter Ridge Senior High. Grades K-5 attend the school on a traditional school calendar. Porter Ridge also has pre-kindergarten classes. The school has approximately 1000 students with average class sizes ranging from 18 students to 22 students in the fifth grade. The 2010-2011 school year begins on August 25, 2010. An after-school program is available at Porter Ridge Elementary School. Porter Ridge Elementary serves neighborhoods in (0 comments)
Ellington Farm in Mint Hill NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile - 08/06/10 12:43 PM
Ellington Farm in Mint Hill NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Click here for an update to the 2011 real estate market in Ellington Farm. Want to live on a half acre to three quarter acre lot in the heart of Mint Hill NC? Ellington Farm may be the perfect neighborhood for you. Ellington Farm homes were built from 1999 until 2008 by various custom builders. A drive through the neighborhood reveals homes set on lushly landscaped lots with plenty of space for privacy. Ellington Farm homes have exteriors of brick or brick and stone. They range in size from approximately (0 comments)
Mint Hill NC Homes for Sale--6515 Danbrooke Park Drive - 08/05/10 03:34 PM
Mint Hill NC Homes for Sale--6515 Danbrooke Park Drive Looking for a ranch that has been exquisitely updated and beautifully maintained? 6515 Danbrooke Drive in Mint Hill NC is impeccable inside and out. A new architectural roof in 2001, fresh exterior paint in 2007 and new carriage-style garage door update the exterior. Lush landscaping welcomes you to the covered front porch. Step inside to find a spacious great room with stone fireplace with gas logs. Flooring in the public areas of the home have been updated with beautiful laminate flooring. Prepare your meals in the beautifully updated kitchen located between the office/dining room and (0 comments)
Matthews NC Homes for Sale--302 Demaree Lane - 08/04/10 08:22 AM
Matthews NC Homes for Sale--302 Demaree Lane Discover the pleasure of living in the heart of historic Matthews NC. You'll love this updated brick-front home tucked away on a quiet double cul-de-sac street in Hampton Green. Mature trees and landscaping shelter all the homes on this pretty street. Step inside the front door to find a large great room. Crown molding accents this room, which has abundant wall space for your furniture. Fresh neutral carpet enhances the spacious feel and flow of the room.The focal point of the great room is a masonry fireplace with gas logs. Picture cozy winter evenings (2 comments)
Danbrooke Park in Mint Hill NC--Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile - 08/03/10 03:50 PM
Danbrooke Park in Mint Hill NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Danbrooke Park in Mint Hill NC is the perfect neighborhood if you are looking for an affordable home in a neighborhood with mature trees and landscaping. Located in Mint Hill NC off Lawyers Road near the intersection of Wilson Grove Road, Danbrooke Park offers community shopping centers nearby and convenient access to uptown Charlotte. Danbrooke Park is a great place to find ranch-style homes. Homes in the neighborhood range in size from 1300 square feet to approximately 2000 square feet. The earliest homes in the neighborhood, built in the early (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools #1 in Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind Law - 08/01/10 08:25 AM
Union County NC Schools #1 in Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind Law The Union County Public Schools (UCPS) ranked number one among the 15th largest districts in North Carolina in the number of schools making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the 2009-2010 school year. North Carolina released preliminary results for AYP on July 21st. UCPS serves all of Union County NC. Over eighty percent or 42 out of 52 UCPS schools met AYP by achieving 100 percent of the target goals set by the No Child Left Behind Law. Three additional schools missed by only one goal and (0 comments)
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