The good news is that home sales, pending contracts, and closings are on the rise. As I said before we hope this is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I don't mean a freight train. Our Market Center has had two very good months, for both gross commissions earned and profitability.
One of the things I have become aware of is the increased building activity among homebuilders in the Waxhaw, NC and Weddington, NC areas, as well as the areas of Lancaster and York Counties just next door to Charlotte. This is going to be a key factor in getting the economy rolling again, and some relief to the unemployment numbers.
One area that you, if you are a near future buyer, should be investgating is Waxhaw NC. Waxhwaw is located at the south end of Hwy 16, due south of Charlotte. It is 6 miles south of Weddington, at Hwy 84, and just 9 miles south of the I-485 loop. Check you map for reference.
Waxhaw is an old, historic, little railroad communtity with an original landmark footbridge over the rails, in between N. Main and S. Main Streets. There are several antique shops in Waxhaw, and it is becoming home to artist and craftsmen of all sorts, and has several small festivals every year to celebrate its heritage, and put its wares on display. There is even an annual Highland Games, with a gathering of the Clans.
Some of the most attractive land positions in Union County are located around Waxhaw, featuring planned communities with wonderful amenities, and surrounded by the best schools in the State of North Carolina. I know because I live down there, and my wife is an education professional in the Union County School System.
If you are surfing the internet and you come across neighborhoods in Waxhaw, Weddington, Marvin and Wesley Chapel, take pause. You may be home. Communties like Lawson, Millbridge, Edenmoor, Skyecroft, Weddington Chase are those you will want to visit.
All of this quaint, near-country living is within 10 miles of I-485 and 15 miles of some of the most desired shopping venues in the Charlotte and Ballantyne Area. There are also several equestrian and golf communities if those activities have special appeal to your family. And because the area is growing, so are the entertainment venues, like excellent restaurants and food finds of all kinds.
You owe it to yourself to meet this area personally, and I am one of its own.