great homes in charlotte: Dreaming Of A Home?Think Buying A Home Is Unaffordable? Think Again... - 02/23/19 04:29 AM
 
Dreaming Of Buying A Home And Thinking It's Unaffordable? Think Again...
No doubt home price increases have contibuted to making homes less affordable over the past few years. Here in the Charlotte region average home sale prices have increased every year since 2014 -- 4.1% in 2014; 4.5% in 2015; 6.5% in 2016; 5.2% in 2017 and 6.4% in 2018.
 
But keep in mind that there's more to keeping the cost of homeownership affordable than a homes' price.  The interest rate you secure when buying your home impacts more than just your monthly mortgage payment. The higher the rate, the more money you will pay … (37 comments)

great homes in charlotte: This Month In Real Estate: Charlotte Region Housing Update: Jan 2019 - 02/20/19 04:20 AM
 
Charlotte, North Carolina Housing Market Report:
January 2019
 
This month in real estate: Charlotte region remained a seller’s market in January 2019 with inventory remaining tight, resulting in higher home list and sale prices due to continued strong buyer demand, although the price increases are not quite as high as in previous months and last year. Closed sales were down, but pending sales were up. Days on market were also down. The housing affordability index continued to decrease, as well.
 
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE REGION'S HOUSING MARKET PERFORMANCE IN JANUARY 2019, CLICK HERE
 
 
 
FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHARLOTTE REGION HOME BUYERS & SELLERS
 
 
  LOOKING FOR … (20 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Your First Step... If You're Serious About Buying A Charlotte Home - 02/20/19 03:38 AM
 
Your First Step... If You're Serious About Buying A Charlotte Area Home In 2019
 
Are you planning on buying a home this year? Do you know the first step you need to take to show homeowners you are serious about buying is to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you do anything else! Getting pre-approved is one of the critical steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying and capable to do so. And it often helps speed up the process once your offer has been accepted. Besides, understanding your budget up-front will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your … (38 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Tired Of Renting In 2019? So Many Good Reasons To Be! - 02/15/19 04:54 AM
 
Is It Time To Stop Renting In Charlotte And Buy A Home?
 
Are you tired of renting? Is 2019 finally the year to stop renting, to buy your Charlotte area home and stop paying your landlord's mortgage instead of your own? 
 
Is it time to consider how much less expensive it might be to buy versus renting when you see how much of your income goes to rent versus how much goes to paying a mortgage? Will your income go up as quickly as rents might increase? Will it be more or less expensive to buy next year?
 
 
 
Video: Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting A Home
 
 
 
Video: The … (32 comments)

great homes in charlotte: This Month In Real Estate: Indian Land, SC Housing Market-January 2019 - 02/13/19 05:27 AM
 
Indian Land, SC Housing Market Report:
January 2019
 
Indian Land, South Carolina (28707 zip code) housing market update for January 2019. The Indian Land housing market remained a seller’s market in January 2019 with just 2.9 months supply of inventory despite a 5.7% increase in new listings. Although the average sale price of Indian Land homes dropped in January 2019, it shouldn’t be assumed Indian Land homes are losing value. It had more to do with the price mix of homes sold. New construction remains a big factor in Indian Land home sales. New homes sold at about $10,000 more on average than in … (18 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 14 Reasons To Love Charlotte On February 14th (Valentine's Day)! - 02/12/19 12:43 PM
 
Is there a better day than Valentine's Day to talk about why I love living in Charlotte? When people ask me why as a transplant to Charlotte, I love living in the Queen City, I can tick off a dozen reasons (wll, actually 14 of them) without hardly thinking about it.
The Charlotte Business Journal's 2018 40 Under 40 Honorees in 2018 were also asked why they loved living in Charlotte... to my astonishment their answers were exactly what mine are when I'm asked and incorporated many of the reasons we made a choice to move to Charlotte in 1998 and why we … (26 comments)

great homes in charlotte: This Month In Real Estate: Indian Trail, NC (28079 Zip Code): Jan 2019 - 02/12/19 09:18 AM
 
Indian Trail/28079 Zip Code Housing Market Update:
January 2019
 
 
Indian Trail Housing Market Update for January 2019. Indian Trail, NC (28079 zip code) area includes the towns of Stallings, Hemby Bridge, and Lake Park in Union County. Home prices increased lightly in January compared with the same month one year ago. Despite an increase in new listings and inventory, the months supply of homes remained low at 2.2 month keeping Indian Trail a seller’s market. Closed sales increase in January 2018 and days on market dropped.
 
MORE DETAILS + VIDEO ABOUT THE INDIAN TRAIL AREA HOUSING MARKET'S PERFORMANCE IN JANUARY 2019
 
 
 
8 HOT INDIAN TRAIL … (16 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Buying Or Selling A Home? 10 Reasons To Love Using A Realtor. - 02/11/19 08:45 AM
 
5 Reasons To Love Using A Realtor® If You're Buying Or Selling A Home This Valentine's Day Season: Infographic
 
It's Valentine's Day tomorrow... and love is definitely in the air! Valentine's Day is also a good day to take note of five reasons you should love using a real estate professional if you're buying or selling a home in the Charlotte metro area.
 
 
 
 
5 More Reasons To Love Using A Realtor® If You're Buying Or Selling A Home
 
1. Realtors® Help You Understand The Process
Whether it is your first time purchasing or selling a home, or whether you’re an experienced buyer/seller, there are hundreds of actions that happen during the course … (62 comments)

great homes in charlotte: This Month In Real Estate: Matthews, NC (28105 Zip Code): January 2019 - 02/11/19 07:54 AM
 
Matthews, NC Housing Market Update: January 2019January home sales in Matthews, North Carolina saw continued, significant home sale prices increases compared with the same month one year ago. Market inventory remained tight despite a slight increase and the months supply of homes at 2 months indicated a continuing seller’s market. Closed sales were down, but pending sales, as well as new listings, were both up. Lack of affordable inventory can be considered a contributing factor for the drop in closed sales despite a large increase in new listings.
 
MORE INFORMATION + VIDEO ON THE MATTHEWS HOUSING MARKET'S PERFORMANCE IN JANUARY 2019
 

 
It continues to … (8 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Ballantyne Area 2019 Summer Day Camps Guide - 02/10/19 11:31 AM
 
2019 Summer Day Camps Guide For Charlotte's Ballantyne Area
 
It might still be winter and spring officially still more than one month away, but it's not too soon to begin planning for your child's summer camp activities and to register them. In fact, some of the camps offer "early bird" discounts for registration now.
 
The Ballantyne area provides a number of great summer camp options to keep your children occupied and learning. Summer camp program provide numerous benefits for children including learning new skills, boosting their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, increasing social skills, and reducing  learning loss during the summer. 
 
6 Ballantyne Area … (24 comments)

great homes in charlotte: This Month In Real Estate: Waxhaw, NC (28173 Zip Code) - January 2019 - 02/10/19 10:36 AM
Waxhaw | Weddington | Marvin Housing Market Update: January 2019 
January home sales in the Waxhaw area of the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (the 28173 zip code --encompassing the three towns of Waxhaw, Marvin and Weddington) -- saw a change in the trends we were seeing in 2018 with both home prices and price per square foot decreasing in January 2019, while new listings increased by 50.8% after decreasing by double digits in December 2018. Nonetheless, housing inventory remains low, especially in affordable homes. With pending sales increasing by 21.6% in January 2019, it remains to be seen if this is the start of … (14 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 4 Questions To Ask BEFORE Selling Your Charlotte Area Home (Video) - 02/09/19 10:20 AM
 
4 Questions You Must Ask BEFORE You Sell Your Home
 
Are you planning on selling your Charlotte area home in 2019? Do you know the 4 questions you must ask before you sell your home about price, market demand, etc? I'm sure you'll have more than 4 questions on your mind, but knowing the answers to these 4 questions will get you started with confidence! Let's get together to answer these and any other questions you may have!
 
 
 
 
Get Your FREE 2019 Winter Home Seller Guide: "Things To Consider When Selling Your House"
 
Our free home seller guide, "Things To Consider When Selling Your House" will … (30 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Sold Over Asking Price In Brookside In York, SC: 805 Chipmeadow Lane. - 02/08/19 11:52 AM
 
Sold & Closed In Brookside In York, South Carolina:
805 Chipmeadow Lane
 
 
805 Chipmeadow Lane in York's Brookside neighborhood listed for sale by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has sold and closed at above asking price for $180,000 after receiving multiple offers the first day on market. The entire sale was completed within 29 days from listing date to closing date
 
Move-In Ready, Spacious Ranch Home
805 Chipmeadow Lane is a spacious, open and sunny 4 bedroom/2 bath ranch home with a split bedroom floor plan in Brookside, a well-established community with reasonably priced, mid-sized homes in York, South Carolina in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area.
 
This … (32 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 5 Hot Selling Neighborhoods In Matthews (28105 Zip) To Watch in 2019 - 02/06/19 12:31 PM
 
5 Hot Matthews, NC (28105 Zip Code) Neighborhoods To Watch In 2019
 
The story behind the hot neighborhoods in Matthews in 2018 is the relatively sharp increases in the average sale prices of homes. With one exception, these neighborhoods did not see very large increases in the number of homes sold in 2018 compared with 2017, but home prices did escalate. Matthews remains a reasonably affordable area for home buyers despite the 2018 price increases with three of these neighborhoods averaging sale prices under $300,000.
 
 
 
 BRIGHTMOOR
 
Brightmoor remains a "hot" selling neighborhood in Matthews with 26 home sales in 2018 (up one versus 2017). As … (24 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 8 Hot Indian Trail, NC Neighborhoods To Watch In 2019 - 02/05/19 04:29 AM
 
8 Hot Indian Trail, NC (28079 Zip Code) Neighborhoods To Watch In 2019
 
Indian Trail in Union County remains an affordable area for homes with six of the 8 hottest selling neighborhoods averaging sale prices below $300,000. Only one averaged above $400,000. It should be noted that average sales prices, nonetheless, increased in all eight neighborhoods compared with 2017. 
 
 
 
 BRANDON OAKS
 
83 homes sold in Brandon Oaks in 2018 (up two versus 2017). Brandon Oaks remains a perennially favorite affordable Indian Trail neighborhood, although average sale prices in 2018 were higher at $262,159 compared with $251,772 in 2017.
 
 
 
 
SEARCH ALL BRANDON OAKS HOMES FOR SALE
 
 
 
 
LAKE PARK
 
Lake Park … (12 comments)

great homes in charlotte: 12 Hot Fort Mill/Tega Cay, SC Neighborhoods To Watch In 2019 - 02/03/19 12:52 PM
 
12 Hot Fort Mill/Tega Cay, SC Neighborhoods To Watch In 2019
 
When you're hot, you're hot... and the Fort Mill/Tega Cay, South Carolina housing market in Charlotte's metro area was hot in 2018! Nine of the hot neighborhoods are on this list of 12 hottest selling communities for a second year in a row. Three communities are new to the list. It's clear that new construction sells in Fort Mill and that buyers are willing to pay more for those new homes. 
 
 
 
BAXTER VILLAGE

Baxter Village remained the best selling Fort Mill in neighborhood in 2018 for a second year in a row. 91 homes sold … (16 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Why You Want To Be A Homeowner Not A Renter On Superbowl Sunday - 02/03/19 03:59 AM
 
Infographic: 5 Reasons It's Good To Be A Homeowner On Superbowl Sunday 
 
It's Superbowl Sunday...watching the big game at your home with your friends and family can offer many advantages.
 
 
 
4 More Reasons It's Good To Be A Homeowner On Any Sunday, Not Just On Superbowl Sunday!
 
High rental costs. The median cost of renting has risen steadily over the past 30 years. There is a long-standing rule that a household should not spend more than 28% of its income on housing expenses. With nearly half of renters (48%) surveyed already spending more than that, and with their rents likely to rise again… becoming … (26 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Ignore Groundhog Predictions-4 Reasons To Sell Your Home Before Spring - 02/02/19 03:45 AM
 
4 Reasons To Sell Your Home Before Spring, No Matter What The Groundhog Says Today!
 
Hoping to hear we'll be having an early spring so you can put your Charlotte area home on the market for sale in the spring selling season? Check out the video with four reasons why you should ignore the groundhog's predictions this morning and sell your home this winter BEFORE spring arrives!
 
 
Video: 4 Reasons To Ignore The Groundhog's Prediction And To Sell Your Home Before Spring
 
 
 
 
The Charlotte Housing Market Remains Strong & Inventory Levels Remain Low
 
You may have heard that the housing market is softening. Buyer traffic … (32 comments)

great homes in charlotte: National Wear Red Day Is Today, February 1, 2019 - Get Your Red On! - 02/01/19 03:51 AM
 
National Wear Red Day: February 1, 2019
 
The first Friday of each February (that's today!) is National Wear Red Day as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® campaign. We tend to think of heart disease as primarily a male problem, but heart disease and strokes kill one in three women every year! This has been referred to as the "silent killer" of women.  Did you know that cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds? Did you know that the American Heart Association says nearly 50% of American adults have some sort of heart diseas?
 
Fortunately, … (44 comments)

great homes in charlotte: Insurance Rate Hikes Threaten Charlotte & North Carolina Homeowners - 01/29/19 11:27 AM
 
Huge Proposed Insurance Rate Hikes Threaten Charlotte & North Carolina Homeowners
 
Did you know that insurance companies have proposed massive rate increases for homeowners ranging from 17.4% to 30%? This is the second rate increase request in just TWO YEARS, with rates being increased 4.8% statewide on average in 2017. On top of the recent property revaluations in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, the last thing that homeowners need right now is a big increase in insurance rates. See the message below from the NC Homeowners Allicance.
 
"Last year, North Carolina’s homeowners convinced Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to block an unreasonable homeowners insurance rate hike. We need to do it again!
The … (42 comments)

 
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