great homes in charlotte: What Happened In Ballantyne's Housing Market In Charlotte, NC~March 2017 - 04/06/17 04:42 AM

 
March 2017 home sales in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina (28277 zip code) continued the strong start of the new year with home prices up, inventory down, pending and closed sales up.
 
The average sale price of Ballantyne area homes increased by 4.5% to just under $351,000 as compared with the same period one year ago. (Median price in March 2017 was also up 7.5% versus one year ago.)
 
Average days on market for property listings dropped to 32 days from 39 days just one year ago--a 17.9% improvement over the same period last year. Median days on market also dropped by 31.3% to 11 days in … (12 comments)

great homes in charlotte: No Fooling Around On April Fool's Day: It's A Great Time To Buy/Sell A Home In Charlotte, NC - 03/31/17 05:05 AM
 
It's April 1st, a day when pranksters and jokers seem to come out of the woodwork! But don't let anyone fool you today (or any other day for that matter) when it comes to real estate and owning a home.
Real estate and homeownership are a great investment! 
 
 
So don't be fooled today or any day about homeownership ~ it's a great investment financially and emotionally!
 
And, all foolishness aside, there's never been a better time to buy or sell a home in the Charlotte metro area.
 
If you want serious agents who won't fool around in helping you buy or sell your home, contact Carolinas Realty … (30 comments)

great homes in charlotte: One Minute Video Housing Market Update: March 2017 - 03/31/17 04:22 AM
 
 
Here's your one minute housing market video update from RE/MAX for March 2017 using February 2017 housing data based on 53 metro areas around the country.
 
February 2017 was a strong month nationally compared to one year ago with the exception of a small downturn in closed sales, which was primarily due to lack of inventory. Meantime, that lack of inventory impacted the other primary metrics in that median price of homes was up and reached a new high, days on market were down by a full week, and inventory of homes was down reaching 100 consecutive months of decreasing inventory.
 
Home sales down .02%  Median price … (19 comments)

great homes in charlotte: How Supply & Demand In The Housing Market Impacts Charlotte Real Estate - 03/29/17 11:28 AM
 
Supply and demand -- the most basic of economic principles we learn in Economics 101! The more supply of homes, the lower the price of homes. The lower the supply, the higher the price. And real estate is NO exception. Any time we have less than six months of housing inventory it's a seller's market and we can expect home prices to increase. Did you realize that nationally we have not seen a six month supply of homes for almost five years now?
 
The Charlotte, North Carolina region has seen a precipitous drop in housing inventory since January 2012, when we began … (18 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Foreclosure Rates Ever Lower In Charlotte, NC Region And Nationwide - 03/28/17 11:51 AM
 
If you've been shopping for a foreclosure home bargain in the Charlotte, North Carolina region and having a hard time finding one, here's why:  foreclosure rates continue dropping to new post-housing crisis lows and if this trend continues, by the end of 2017 foreclosure rates should be down to 2005 levels. Foreclosures peaked in 2010 when approximately 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on and more than 7.7 million families lost their homes. Since the peak in 2010, foreclosure declined steadily by nearly 100,000 per year through the end of 2016, as seen in the chart below.
 
 
 
Clearly, this is great news for home owners and … (22 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 10 Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Spring/Summer - 03/27/17 07:39 AM
 
 
From one of our favorite inspection companies in the Charlotte metro area, Pillar to Post, come the following 10 top tips on getting your home's outdoor maintenance done early in the spring season. Early spring is the perfect time to start your outdoor maintenance projects. Get these project done early in the season and all you'll need to do for the rest of the spring and summer months is relax and enjoy your home's outdoor space.
 
And if you're thinking about selling your home during the spring/summer months, getting a jump start on these projects will help get your home sold faster and for … (26 comments)

great homes in charlotte: The Season Of Change Is Here. Are You Planning A Change Of Address In Charlotte, NC? - 03/22/17 01:08 PM

 
Spring officially arrived this week and Daylight Savings Time arrived last week. No doubt, the season of change is here. Are you planning a change of address in the Charlotte metro region during this season of change? If you are, I'm ready to assist you whether you are buying or selling a home or doing both. I have access to the most up-to-date marketing and technology tools, social media platforms, local, national and international listing opportunities, and through the RE/MAX International network, I have strong connections in town, around the country, and around the world.
                … (16 comments)

great homes in charlotte: National Puppy Day Today, March 23rd (In Charlotte, NC And Everywhere) - 03/22/17 12:32 PM
 
 
It's National Puppy Day today!  Can you resist a puppy? I certainly can't! National Puppy Day was started 11 years ago in 2006 by Colleen Paige to bring awareness about homeless puppies in need of a caring and safe homes, as well as to make the public more aware of the horrors of puppy mills. The official slogan of National Puppy Day is "Love. Rescue. Adopt."
 
All of our dogs have been adopted, not "shopped." And without a doubt they have been very much loved! Each month when I go to the Humane Society of York County to deliver food and supplies, I see first-hand just how many … (32 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 5 Reasons YOU NEED A Realtor In Charlotte, NC And Not "Go It Alone" - 03/21/17 04:58 AM
 
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be and often is quite an adventurous journey.  YOU NEED an experienced Real Estate Professional to guide you to your ultimate goal. In our world of instant gratification and internet searches, many buyers and sellers think they can just "go it alone."

The 5 reasons YOU NEED an experienced real estate professional in your corner haven't changed. In fact, those reasons have only increased in importance due to the projections of higher mortgage interest rates and home prices, as well as to the lack of inventory in many markets around the country, including the Charlotte metro area. … (67 comments)

great homes in charlotte: RE/MAX National Housing Report: March 2017 {Infographic} - 03/20/17 03:27 PM
 
 
RE/MAX National Housing Report: 
February 2017 Housing Data
 
The RE/MAX National Housing Report for March 2017: "February home prices reached a new high as steady demand combined with record low inventory drove prices up" was the story of the month. 
 
According to the March 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report,  Active inventory reached a record low for February, dropping 17.9% year-over-year, marking the 100th consecutive month of year-over-year declines dating back to October 2008.
 
To quote Dave Liniger, Chairman and CEO of RE/MAX: “Inventory, not the rise in interest rates, remains the principal constraint on home sales. The resale market is driven dramatically by the availability of new homes. Most U.S. markets have a … (16 comments)

great homes in charlotte: St Patrick's Day Might Be Over, But Don't Let Your Luck Run Out! - 03/19/17 05:05 AM
 
Just because St. Patrick's day has come and gone for another year, there's no reason to let your luck run out when it comes to buying your Charlotte area home.  After widely signaling its intentions to do so, the Federal Reserve Bank raised its benchmark interest rate one quarter of one point just this past week. And all things being equal, the Federal Reserve continues to stick to its forecast of two more increases this year and as many as three of them in 2018. 
 
If you're anticipating purchasing a home in the forseeable future, it makes a lot of sense to … (36 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Happy St Patrick's Day From Carolinas Realty Partners In Charlotte, NC - 03/17/17 06:45 AM
 
 
Happy St Patrick's Day from Carolinas Realty Partners in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
 
May your pockets be heavy and
your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you
each morning and night.
 
 
And here are a four more Irish blessings and sayings to make your St. Patrick's Day special:
 
 
"May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out."
 
"As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way."
 
"May the blessings of each day, be the blessings you need most."
 
"May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest … (28 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Things To Consider Before Selling Your Home: Spring 2017 Seller Guide - 03/16/17 03:08 PM



Spring isn't but about four days away. Are you thinking about selling your home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? Before you put your house on the market, check out Carolinas Realty Partners' Spring 2017 Seller's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Selling A Home."
 
The Spring 2017 edition of "Things To Consider When Selling A Home" will provide information on some 20 timely topics home sellers should consider before selling their homes, which include the following:
 
 
5 reasons to sell your home this spring.
How the lack of listings is slowing down the housing market.
How buyer demand is continuing to outpace … (21 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Things To Consider When Buying A Home: Spring 2017 Buyer Guide - 03/16/17 01:54 PM

Spring 2017 Home Bueyr's Guide
 
 
Spring is less than five days away. Are you thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte, NC metro area this spring? Before you begin to shop in earnest, check out our Spring 2017 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home."
 
The Spring 2017 Buyer's Guide edition of "Things To Consider When Buying A Home" will provide great information on 20 timely topics home buyers should consider before buying their home, which include the following:
 
 
4 reasons to buy a home this spring.
Buying is now 37.7% cheaper than renting across the nation.
Why you need to consider … (13 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 1983 McKirkland Court/Matthews, NC Listed/Sold In One Day - 03/14/17 10:22 AM

 
 
1983 McKirkland Court in Matthew's popular Village of St Andrews patio home neighborhood listed for sale at $330,000 in contract within one day after receiving multiple offers. It's all about location and lifestyle with this move-in ready patio home featuring high quality finishes throughout.
 
1983 McKirkland Court is a transitional-style 3 bedroom/2 bathroom patio home with split bedrooms -- ideal for empty nesters, retirees, or those simply wanting low-maintenance one-story living. A unique feature of the home is the heated and cooled, finished space above the garage, which offers many uses -- as a crafts room, exercise room, a private office, for storage.
 
1983 … (24 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Coffee With A Cop In South Charlotte/Ballantyne Area: March 15th - 03/12/17 05:19 AM
 
 
Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is hosting a Coffee With A Cop event in the South Charlotte/Ballantyne area this coming Wednesday, March 15th from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity to meet the local police officers who serve the South Charlotte/Ballantyne area and to learn more about how the CMPD works in our neighborhoods. 
 
As the majority of contacts police officers have with the public typically revolve around emergencies, those times aren't always the most effective for building relationships within the community. Coffee with a Cop offers a simple "meet and greet" environment, allowing the public to have a one-on-one, no barriers conversation with local police officers and detectives in … (30 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Can Just One Hour Make A Difference In The Housing Market? - 03/11/17 05:59 AM
 
By now, most of us know that last night, in many part of the United States, we "sprang forward" and moved our clocks ahead by one hour. Just the fact that it's still dark out at almost 8:00am reminds us. Hopefully you didn't forget to move your clocks forward by one hour. For many, losing that extra hour of sleep we got back last fall makes a huge difference! But did you know that one hour in the housing market can also make a difference?
 
The infographic below shows just how much of a difference an hour can make in the housing market.
 
 
If you're a home … (33 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Spring Forward & Stay One Step Ahead Of The Spring '17 Housing Market - 03/08/17 01:26 PM
Ready for spring and to spring forward?  
 
Tonight's the night to turn your clocks ahead by one hour and to welcome the new spring season. Carolinas Realty Partners wish you a bright, cheerful and happy spring... may it fill your life with love and laughter.
 
 
 
"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again."
      Sarah Ban Breathnach

 
 
When you are ready to Spring Ahead with purchasing or selling a Charlotte metro area home, contact
CAROLINAS REALTY PARTNERS
 
We'd love to help keep you one step ahead … (25 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Housing Trends Newsletter From Carolinas Realty Partners-February 2017 - 03/07/17 02:54 PM
 
Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Carolinas Realty Partners' Housing Trends eNewsletter. The current edition of the Housing Trends eNewsletter provides updates on real estate trends in 150 metropolitan housing markets, including the Charlotte region.

In this Newsletter, you'll also find timely articles, tips, and advice for current and future homeowners. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, have recently moved, are staying put, or simply want to stay current with real estate trends in the Charlotte region and beyond, there's something for everyone in Carolinas Realty Partners' Housing Trends eNewsletter.
 
The February 2017 edition also features the following timely articles … (10 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Charlotte, NC Region Housing Market Update: February 2017 - 03/07/17 02:47 PM
 
Charlotte, NC Region Housing Market Update:
February 2017
 
The Charlotte region's housing market continued the new year on a high note with closed and pending sales up  compared with February 2016. Average and median sale prices were also up in the second month of 2017. Inventory and the months supply of homes remain low and well below what they were one year ago. 
 
February 2017 Closed Sales:   up  0.5% versus February 2016.
  February 2017 Pending Sales:  up 18.4% versus February 2016.
  February 2017 Average List Price:  increased 5.9% to just under $322,00 versus February 2016.
  February 2017 Average Sale Prices:  up 12.5% to just over $243,000 versus February 2016. … (6 comments)

 
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