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real estate: Here's What's Open and Closed in Charlotte on President's Day!!! - 02/14/08 12:15 PM
GERRY HOSTETLER, of the Charlotte Observer, compiled a very informative list of institutions that will be observing President's Day on Monday. So, no need to waste your time going to any of the places that will be closed. Just click on the following link. What's Open, What's Closed? This is just one way that I can make your life easier. If you're in the market to buy or sell a home, give me a call and let me explain all of the things I can do to make that process hassle free as well. I'm here to help and I'm just a phone call (1 comments)
real estate: All Home Buyers Need to Read This! - 01/15/08 03:11 PM
I read an article in Saturday's Charlotte Observer that should be a mandatory read for all buyers, at least first-time home buyers. It was titled Spending Spree Before Closing Could Bag Deal. Ilyce Glink explained the importance of buyers not going on a spending spree prior to closing. Yes, it sounds self explanatory enough, but we know that it can be tempting to go out and buy "just a few things" for that new home. For buyers that are skating on thin ice, those purchases can cost them their house. If you are under contract to purchase a home, STOP, and read this article, (2 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Gilead Village in Huntersville - 01/09/08 05:45 PM
As a Huntersville Realtor, I find it to be extremely important to know how well individual Huntersville neighborhoods are selling. This is valuable information that I pass along to my buyers and sellers. Gilead Village is a Huntersville neighborhood that has been building beautiful Saussy Burbank homes since 2001. There are over 150 homes in Gilead Village. The neighborhood offers a pool, clubhouse, and recreation area. Currently there are 5 Gilead Village homes listed in the Multiple Listing Service. These homes average 1,590 square feet and a list price of $179,878. The homes that are on the market range between $168,590 and 194,900. Within (0 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Macaulay in Huntersville - 01/08/08 02:18 PM
Macaulay is a Huntersville neighborhood of more than 630 beautiful homes. Construction began in 2000. Macaualy's builders are Ryland, St. Lawrence, Shea, and D.R. Horton. Currently there are 25 Macaulay homes listed in the Multiple Listing Service. These homes average 3,269 square feet and a list price of $369,531. Homes that are on the market in Macaulay range in price from $249,000-$499,900. Within the past 6 months, 16 homes have sold in Macaulay, with an average of 2,831 square feet and a sale price of $317,645, which is 97% of what the sellers had the homes listed for in the MLS! These homes sold in (0 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Wynfield Creek, Wynfield Forest, and Wynfield in Huntersville - 01/07/08 09:15 AM
In Huntersville, there are three distinctly separate neighborhoods known as Wynfield Creek, Wynfield Forest, and Wynfield. Often, they are all referred to as Wynfield, but they are three different neighborhoods nonetheless. All three are very desirable neighborhoods with mature trees, oodles of lush landscaping, and breathtaking homes. In Wynfield Creek there is currently 1, 2600 square foot home listed in the Multiple Listing Service for $274,900. Within the past 6 months, 4 homes have sold in Wynfield Creek with an average list price of $273,375. The sellers received an average of 99% of their list prices! These four homes were on the market for an (0 comments)
real estate: Here's to a Happy New Year for Your Home! - 01/07/08 08:18 AM
Allen Norwood did a great piece in the Charlotte Observer on how to keep your home in shape by doing a little bit of maintenance each month. This way, the work load is manageable and doesn't take the entire Summer to complete. He gives great reminders about all of the little things that we might forget or try not to remember. I love it that he starts the year with making a list of projects that will need completed throughout the year. You need a plan for success! As a Realtor, I see firsthand how important it is to keep your home (0 comments)
real estate: Charlotte's Real Estate Market tops the Nation!!! - 12/26/07 09:29 PM
Hello, Here is some great info to share with your clients. Charlotte, NC is just one of three areas in the United States where home values are up. Charlotte, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle posted year over year price increases in October. Charlotte lead the US with the largest gain at 4.3% according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Wednesday. Here is a link to the article from the Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotte.com/109/story/420456.html Hope this helps! Sara D'Amico SaraD@kw.com www.BuyandSellwithSara.com (3 comments)
real estate: Godaddy.com to the rescue! - 12/23/07 09:41 PM
Hello, For a while now I have been wrestling with what to do about my website. I always hear about the importance of SEO and Google Rankings. The template site that my company provides is great. It is user friendly. It looks professional. But most of all, it is free. The only bad this about this site is that it cannot be verified with Google and is not formatted in a way to encourage high search rankings. I had been contemplating whether or not to just bite the bullet and hire someone to design my site for me. However, I just discovered (8 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Gilead Ridge in Huntersville - 12/22/07 04:14 PM
Gilead Ridge is a Huntersville neighborhood that offers large homes at affordable prices. There are townhomes/condos and single family homes in Gilead Ridge. Construction in this neighborhood began in 2003 and continues, with just over 230 homes today. There are currently 7 townhomes/condos listed on the Multiple Listing Service, all of which have 2 car garages. These homes average 32 DOM (days on the market), list prices of $199,135, and HLA (heated living area) of 1,961 square feet. There are also 9 single family homes listed on the Multiple Listing Service, which average 2,599 square feet and list prices of $267,853. Within the past 6 months, 5 single family (1 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Douglas Park in Huntersville - 12/22/07 03:44 PM
Douglas Park is a charming neighborhood of only 90 homes nestled, almost hidden, in the town of Huntersville. These beautiful Saussy Burbank homes were built from 2000 until 2005. This neighborhood is within walking distance to local schools. Within the neighborhood, there is a large common space for playing and swim club passes from a neighboring community can be purchased by Douglas Park residents. There are currently 2 homes in Douglas Park listed on the Multiple Listing Service. These home average 1,906 square feet and a list price of $212,258. Both homes offer 2 car garages. Within the past 6 months 5 homes have sold in Douglas (1 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Cambridge Grove in Huntersville - 12/22/07 03:12 PM
Cambridge Grove is a relatively small neighborhood in Huntersville, with approximately 275 homes that were built in large part from the mid 90's until 2003. Cambridge Grove offers a club house, playground, pool, recreation area, and tennis courts. It is also located within walking distance to shopping and dining. This community is within a mile from Birkdale Village and interstate 77. Currently there are 4 homes listed on the Multiple Listing Service with an average list price of $255,700 and HLA (heated living area) of 2,099 square feet. Within the past 6 months 10 homes have sold in Cambridge Grove. On average, sellers received $239,650, which was (1 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Birdale in Huntersville - 12/22/07 02:43 PM
Birkdale is a beautiful neighborhood in Huntersville that is located near shopping, dining, and interstate 77. Birkdale Village is one of the main attractions! There are nearly 1000 homes in Birkdale and the majority of them were built between 1996 and 2004. There are a wide variety of homes, including apartments, townhomes/condos, and single family homes, in quite a range of prices. There are currently 3 townhomes/condos listed in the Multiple Listing Service. The average list price is $186,566 with an average of 1,351 square feet and all have private garages. Within the past 6 months, 4 townhomes/condos have sold. The average sale (1 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Plum Creek in Huntersville - 12/19/07 07:58 PM
Unless you are really paying attention, you might not even notice Plum Creek in Huntersville. This small, quiet gem of a neighborhood hides from the hustle and bustle of busy Huntersville life by being conveniently located off of Old Statesville Road. There are 172 homes in Plum Creek, all built between 1995 and 2000. Right now, there are 7 homes listed in the Multiple Listing Service. These homes range in price from $179,900 to $234,900, with an average list price of $205,785. Within the past six months 15 homes have sold. These homes averaged 1,971 square feet and a low 40 days on the (2 comments)
real estate: The Current Market of Cedarfield in Huntersville - 12/19/07 06:06 PM
Cedarfield is the Huntersville neighborhood for you if you love mature trees and beautiful landscapes! Construction in Cedarfield began in the late 80's and continued until 2003. There are over 500 homes in the neighborhood. To get to Cedarfield from I-77North, take Exit 23/Gilead Rd., turn left onto Gilead, left onto McCoy, and right onto Stratton Farm Road, which is the entrance to Cedarfield. Prepare yourself to fall in love with this neighborhood. Cedarfield offers a community playground, pool, pond, recreation area, and walking trails. There are currently 16 homes on the market ranging between $184 ,500 and $265,000, with an average list price of $224,406. Within the past six (4 comments)
real estate: Lake Norman Market Update - 12/18/07 05:57 PM
If you are thinking about moving to the Lake Norman area, or know someone that might be, you definitely want to know this current market information about Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville. Huntersville: There are currently 516 properties listed in the Multiple Listing Service. Average Statistics for homes on the market: Square Footage: 2,712List Price: $358,425Days on Market: 104For more information about Huntersville contact me at SaraD@kw.com or visit http://www.huntersville.org/ Cornelius: There are currently 326 properties listed in the Multiple Listing Service. Average Statistics for homes on the market: Square Footage: 2,938List Price: $639,890Days on Market: 113For more information about Cornelius contact me at SaraD@kw.com or visit http://www.cornelius.org/ Davidson: There are currently 163 (1 comments)
real estate: Fun ways to get involved in the community!!! - 12/17/07 09:08 PM
Hello, As we all know, a big part of being successful in this business comes from being actively involved in the community. I hear a lot of agents talking about how they want to be involved, but they just don't know how or what to do. I thought I would share some of the ways that I stay active in my neighborhood as well as the community as a whole. This past year, I sponsored three major events. All of these events generated a lot of buzz. Two of them actually made the local papers. The first event that I did was (7 comments)
real estate: The Book of Lists has finally arrived!!!! - 12/17/07 08:28 PM
Hello, For all of you that subscribe to the Charlotte Business Journal, you probably received your much anticipated copy of The Book of Lists in the mail today. For those of you who do not subscribe to The Business Journal, The Book of Lists is, well just as it sounds. It is a book of lists. The Business Journal has compiled data and ranked the top 25 companies in a wide range of fields. For example, if you want to know what is the largest residential neighborhood in the Charlotte area, you can simply turn to page 62 of The Book of (3 comments)
real estate: Become a Member of the ASPCA in 2008 - 12/15/07 09:22 PM
As an ASPCA member, which stands for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, I would like to warmly invite you to become a member of this wonderful organization that allows helpless animals to get a second chance at a life worth living. Contributions from caring individuals allows the ASPCA to make huge strides in the animal community every year. As a member, you will receive newsletters and updates from the ASPCA that will keep you informed of all of the wonderful things that the ASPCA is able to do for animals all around the United States. You can actually (7 comments)
real estate: Kudos for a Random Act of Kindness by "Santa" - 12/15/07 08:23 PM
Today, I read a story in the Charlotte Observer about a man dressed as Santa that passes out money to people that are less fortunate. "Santa" chooses to keep his identity secret as he and his elves travel from city to city brightening the holiday season for people that appear to be in need of a little pick-me-up. By day, this particular "Santa" is a management consultant from Kansas City. On Friday, he and his posse of helpers gave away $40,000 in Charlotte! Of course, not everyone can go around town passing out one hundred dollar bills, but there are smaller things that (4 comments)
real estate: NC Rule Change: Good or Bad? - 12/13/07 06:42 PM
What do you think about the NC Real Estate Commission's decision to make written notice of agent bonuses to buyers? Personally, I think it's a great idea because it's basically putting in writing what we already spend the time to disclose to our buyers and sellers orally and if one doesn't take the time to do this, then that is precisely why this rule is needed in the first place. This way, it seems more "solid," more "legal," if you will. There is no way for buyers to say that they weren't aware of the bonus if you've got it in writing. I've always felt like my clients might question why the (2 comments)
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