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Farmwood in Mint Hill NC--2010 Real Estate Market Update - 07/31/11 01:22 PM
Farmwood in Mint Hill NC—2010 Real Estate Market Update Farmwood is a large Mint Hill NC neighborhood that was built from the mid-1970s into the 1990s. A variety of home styles and large wooded lots characterize the neighborhood. The neighborhood wraps around Pine Lake County Club giving some lots golf course views. There are no homeowners association dues in Farmwood. How did the 2010 real estate market in Farmwood compare with the 2009 market in the neighborhood? The table below shows median values for several characteristics of the marketplace. Twenty two homes sold in 2010 compared with 15 in 2009. Farmwood (0 comments)
Meriwether in Indian Trail NC--2010 Real Estate Market Update - 07/30/11 04:30 PM
Meriwether in Indian Trail NC—2010 Real Estate Market Update A great neighborhood for first time homebuyers, Meriwether in Indian Trail NC is located in the Sun Valley area where schools, shopping and restaurants are nearby. Neighborhood amenities include a swimming pool, fishing lake, walking trails and volleyball and basketball courts. A number of small ranch homes can be found in Meriwether. Most homes in the neighborhood have one or two-car garages. How did the 2010 real estate market in Meriwether compare with the 2009 market in the neighborhood? The table below shows median values for several characteristics of the marketplace. Nineteen (0 comments)
"Discover Stallings" is a Rich Resource for Stallings NC Residents and Newcomers - 07/29/11 10:40 AM
“Discover Stallings” is a Rich Resource for Stallings NC Residents and Newcomers Know your town and shop local. This could be the slogan of the new website called Discover Stallings. Created by the Town of Stallings, the website offers tidbits about Stallings NC events and history as well as a list of local businesses. The purpose of the website is to identify and promote current businesses in the town as well as promote increased business and commercial development. Although I’ve lived in Stallings for almost ten years, I learned quite a bit from the Discover Stallings website. Here are a few (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Sun Valley District - 07/28/11 01:38 PM
Union County NC Schools—Sun Valley District Considering a move to Union County NC? If so, two questions are at the top of your list. Where will I live? Where will my children go to school? Every child in Union County is served by the Union County Public Schools (UCPS). UCPS is a large, county-wide school system. It is organized into districts for the purposes of pupil assignment. These districts are called clusters and they are organized around the county high schools. Each of the nine high schools has a set of elementary schools and a middle school that feed into the (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Sun Valley High School - 07/26/11 11:43 AM
Union County NC Schools—Sun Valley High School Sun Valley High5211 Old Charlotte HighwayMonroe NC 28110704-296-3020 School Mascot: SpartansSchool Colors: Maroon, Gold and White Sun Valley High School in Indian Trail NC is located in the Sun Valley Schools complex with Shiloh Elementary, Sun Valley Middle School and Sun Valley Elementary School. Opened in 1961, Sun Valley High is one of the older schools in the Union County NC public system. Sun Valley High School serves grades nine through twelve. Sun Valley Middle School students feed into Sun Valley High School. Feeder elementaries for the school are Indian Trail Elementary, Rocky River (0 comments)
Union County NC Real Estate Market--April-June 2011 - 07/25/11 10:57 AM
Union County NC Real Estate Market—April-June 2011 The single family real estate market in Union County NC bounced back in the second quarter of 2011 with a 17.1% increase in the median sales price over the first quarter and a 2.5% increase over the median sales price in 2010. The number of homes sold in the second quarter was up 58.65 over the first quarter while median days on market decreased 25.9%. The median sales price for townhomes and condominiums also increased. The second quarter median price was up 22.5% over the first quarter and only 4.2% off 2010 prices. Seventeen (0 comments)
Mint Hill NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/23/11 03:45 PM
Mint Hill NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Single family median sales prices in Mint Hill NC increased 13.6% in the second quarter of 2011. The number of single family homes sold increased as well by 34.2%. Median days on market dropped to 58, a 27.5% decrease. The townhome and condominium median sales price was only $16,350 in the second quarter. This price is the result of three out of the four sales being foreclosures in the same complex. What do the second quarter 2011 numbers mean for Mint Hill NC buyers and sellers? Sellers of single family homes in Mint (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Sun Valley Middle School - 07/21/11 06:27 PM
Union County NC Schools—Sun Valley Middle School Sun Valley Middle1409 Wesley Chapel RoadIndian Trail NC 28079704-296-3009 School Mascot: SpartansSchool Colors: Maroon, Gold and White Sun Valley Middle School in Indian Trail NC is located in the Sun Valley Schools complex with Shiloh Elementary, Sun Valley High School and Sun Valley Elementary School. Sun Valley Middle School serves grades six, seven and eight. Sun Valley Middle School students attend Sun Valley High School. Feeder elementaries for the school are Indian Trail Elementary, Rocky River Elementary (partial), Sardis Elementary (partial), Porter Ridge (partial), Shiloh Elementary, and Sun Valley Elementary. Approximately 1200 students currently (0 comments)
Matthews NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/20/11 07:01 PM
Matthews NC NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 The real estate market in Matthews NC improved dramatically during the second quarter of 2011. The single family median price was 26% higher than the first quarter of 2011 and 8.1% higher than 2008. The number of sales jumped 66% higher to 50 homes sold. Days on market dropped to 93 days. The townhome market showed improvement as well with most of the seven townhome sales in Bella Sera Villas. These sales drove the median price higher to $170,000. Median days on market increased 64.4% to 125 days. What do the second quarter (0 comments)
Property Taxes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Union County NC--A Comparison - 07/19/11 02:54 PM
Property Taxes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Union County NC—A Comparison Charlotte NC home buyers often ask me to compare the property taxes in Charlotte versus Union County NC and its small towns. Everyone has heard that taxes are lower outside Charlotte. Are they really lower? If so, by how much? It’s July and counties and municipalities have just completed the process of adopting their budgets and setting the tax rate to fund those budgets for the coming year. Using the new tax rates, let’s compare property taxes for three cities in Mecklenburg County with some of Union County’s towns. The numbers in (0 comments)
Monroe NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/17/11 11:21 AM
Monroe NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Monroe NC is the county seat of Union County NC. A beautiful restored courthouse sits in the heart of downtown Monroe where many historic homes can be found. The single family median price improved in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the first. The median price was up 9.5% although still below median prices for 2010. The number of homes sold from April to June remained nearly the same as the first quarter. Median days on market dropped slightly. Only two townhomes or condos sold in the second quarter. The median price increased (0 comments)
Lake Park NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/16/11 05:10 PM
Lake Park NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Lake Park NC is a small town planned around a number of parks and lakes with a small town center as its hub. Lake Park was designed to accommodate homeowners of all life stages from singles to young families to seniors. A variety of housing types was built in Lake Park to accommodate these lifestyles. The number of single family homes sold in Lake Park during the second quarter of 2011 jumped 275% over the first quarter. Median home prices, however, dropped 6.7% during the same period. Days on market remained nearly the (0 comments)
How to Read the MLS Property Report--A Guide for Charlotte NC Home Buyers (Part 6) - 07/14/11 10:22 AM
How to Read the MLS Property Report—A Guide for Charlotte NC Home Buyers (Part 6) If you are a Charlotte NC home buyer, you will want to understand the wealth of information you can get from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) property reports that your real estate agent gives you. This guide will lead you through a property report and make you a better-informed home buyer. Part 1 covered the basic property information found at the top of the report. Part 2 addressed what you should know and what you should investigate if the report indicates that the property is subject (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Sun Valley Elementary School - 07/13/11 10:49 AM
Union County NC Schools—Sun Valley Elementary School Sun Valley Elementary5200 Rogers RoadMonroe NC 28110704-290-1559 School Mascot: SpartansSchool Colors: Red and Gold Sun Valley Elementary in Indian Trail NC is located in the Sun Valley Schools complex with Shiloh Elementary, Sun Valley High School and Sun Valley Middle School. Sun Valley Elementary School is a few years old, the newest school in the complex. The school operates on a traditional calendar with grades Pre-K through 5. Approximately 630 students currently attend the school. Average class sizes range from 18 to 23 students. In 2009-2010, Sun Valley Elementary School was named a North (0 comments)
Indian Trail NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/12/11 11:21 AM
Indian Trail NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Indian Trail NC has grown over the past decade to become Union County’s largest town. Indian Trail has a number of affordable neighborhoods and new commercial areas providing shopping and restaurants. During the second quarter of 2011, the Indian Trail real estate market showed improvement with 80 single family homes sold, a 56.8% jump over first quarter sales. The median sales price increased 2.6% and median days on market fell 30%. The townhome/condo market in Indian Trail is very small with few sales. What do the second quarter 2011 numbers mean for Indian (0 comments)
Fun Things to Do in Charlotte NC--Queens Feast Restaurant Week - 07/11/11 10:19 AM
Fun Things To Do in Charlotte NC—Queens Feast Restaurant Week Are the hot days of July getting you down? Can’t get away from Charlotte NC to ride the waves at the beach or chill in the mountains? Here’s a cool alternative to getting out of town. Book your reservations at Queens Feast also known as Charlotte Restaurant Week. From Friday July 15th through Sunday July 24th, a group of participating restaurants offers three course meals for $30. It’s a great opportunity to eat at that upscale restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. The Charlotte Restaurant Week website lists almost 100 participating (0 comments)
Stallings NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/10/11 09:32 AM
Stallings NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 With three I-485 interchanges adjoining the town, Stallings NC is one of the most conveniently located of Union County’s small towns. Stallings has a variety of neighborhoods from two golf course communities in the northern part of town to neotraditional neighborhoods where everyone has a front porch to townhome communities. The number of sales in Stallings increased 71.4% in the second quarter while the median sales price dropped slightly to $194,000. Median days on market more than doubled from April to June 2011. What do the second quarter 2011 numbers mean for Stallings NC (0 comments)
Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/08/11 11:04 AM
Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Historic downtown Waxhaw NC is the hub for the surrounding community of historic homes, new subdivisions and rural, large lot homesteads. The second quarter Waxhaw NC real estate market showed a dramatic improvement over the first. For single family homes, the median sales price was up 14.6%, the number of closings increased 166%, and median days on the market dropped 37.5%. With only two townhome/condominium sales during the quarter, statistics are not reliable. The median sales price of these two units with down about 16% from 2010 numbers. What do the second quarter 2011 (1 comments)
Wesley Chapel NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/07/11 09:29 AM
Wesley Chapel NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 If you like a rural atmosphere but convenient access to shopping and services, you’ll love Wesley Chapel NC. The Wesley Chapel Village Commons with its grocery stores, Target and other shops, banks and restaurants is the center of this village that requires half acre lots and larger. The Wesley Chapel real estate market improved in the the second quarter of 2011. The median sales price jumped 14.5% over the first quarter of 2011. Nine homes sold during the quarter and median days on market dropped 10.1%. What do the second quarter 2011 numbers (0 comments)
Does That Pretty Little Stream in the Backyard Put You in a Flood Plain? - 07/06/11 10:47 AM
Does That Pretty Little Stream in the Backyard Put You in a Flood Plain? The Charlotte NC area is a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, forests and streams. It is also an area of abundant rainfall most years. Some of the area’s streams are subject to flooding during especially heavy rains. If you are a Charlotte NC home buyer, you should check to see whether that pretty little stream in the backyard of the property you’re considering lies within a flood plain zone. The purpose of this particular due diligence is not only to see whether the property might flood but (0 comments)
How to Read the MLS Property Report—A Guide for Charlotte NC Home Buyers (Part 5) If you are a Charlotte NC home buyer, you will want to understand the wealth of information you can get from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) property reports that your real estate agent gives you. This guide will lead you through a property report and make you a better-informed home buyer. Part 1 covered the basic property information found at the top of the report. Part 2 addressed what you should know and what you should investigate if the report indicates that the property is (0 comments)
Weddington NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/04/11 10:24 AM
Weddington NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Weddington NC is home to large lots and luxury neighborhoods. The real estate market in Weddington during the second quarter of 2011 improved over the first quarter. Twenty three homes sold during this time period compared with only 13 during the first quarter. The median sales price improved slightly over the first quarter. Median days on market declined 17.3% in the second quarter. What do the second quarter 2011 numbers mean for Weddington buyers and sellers? Sellers in Weddington may find the market improving as more buyers mean stabilizing prices and fewer days on (0 comments)
Marvin NC Real Estate Market Report--April-June 2011 - 07/03/11 11:33 AM
Marvin NC Real Estate Market Report—April-June 2011 Marvin NC is a rural town in the northwestern part of Union County. Because of its low density development, Marvin doesn’t have very many home sales. During the second quarter of 2011, there were thirteen home sales. Although the median square footage of home sold in Marvin remained nearly the same as the first quarter of 2011, the median price dropped 11.2% in the second quarter. Median days on market increased nearly five-fold. What do the second quarter 2011 numbers mean for Marvin buyers and sellers? Sellers in Marvin will have to deal with (0 comments)
Matthews NC Homes for Sale--801 Laurel Fork Drive - 07/02/11 01:50 PM
Matthews NC Homes for Sale--801 Laurel Fork Drive How would you like to live on a wooded acre lot in quaint Matthews NC? How about a full-brick home with a screen porch overlooking your private backyard? Would you like your children to walk to Elizabeth Lane Elementary School? If this sounds like your dream home, take a look at 801 Laurel Fork Drive in Sardis Plantation. Priced at $305,000, this home has had a lot of recent updating and is lovingly maintained. Here's more about 801 Laurel Fork Drive... Enjoy a peaceful lifestyle on a private wooded acre lot in the (0 comments)
Union County NC Schools--Indian Trail Elementary School - 07/01/11 03:35 PM
Union County NC Schools—Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail Elementary200 Education RoadIndian Trail NC704-821-7614 School Mascot: TimberwolvesSchool Colors: Yellow and Red Indian Trail Elementary in Indian Trail NC is located in the heart of the town. With an older building at its core, Indian Trail Elementary has served Indian Trail students for many years. The school operates on a traditional calendar with grades Pre-K through 5. Approximately 690 students currently attend the school. Average class sizes range from 20 to 23 students. In 2009-2010, Indian Trail Elementary School was named a North Carolina Honor School of Excellence with High Growth. Indian (0 comments)
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