Charlotte, NC Real Estate News

By Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market
(Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC)
 The presentation of an offer to purchase property is a crucial part of the offer and negotiation process. It's the opening of a communication between buyers who have decided they've found the right house and the sellers of that house. (Important note: bank/reo/corporate owned properties have unique considerations and are not the subject of this post).  Pretty important step in the process. If it were as easy as sending in an offer to a computer or machine and waiting for an automated response, perhaps the presentation piece wouldn't matter. But, when human beings are involved, the presentation of a buyer's offer is absolutely critical.  Faxing, e-mailing or physically providing the offer is how it's delivered to the other party, that is not the presentation of that offer. Delivering th...
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By Rich Ferretti, ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a
(Rich Ferretti Real Estate)
13521 Michael Lynn Road Charlotte, NC 28278 Ready for the Family! Home Complete Details Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request Showing Contact Me Rich Ferretti Office:704-564-0807 Mobile:704-564-0807 Website:Visit Website Price : $159,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 1,989 Community : Steelecroft County : Mecklenburg Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1999 MLS Number : 774058 click for more pictures Property Description Beautiful home recently painted and new carpet. Ready for your family. Very large open floor plan. Large Master with walk in closet on the First Floor. Gas fireplace in Living room. All this plus a one year home warranty. Why wait??? Features List New Carpet Fresh Paint Large floor plan 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths 2 sided fireplace Formal dining room G...
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By Maximiliano "Max" Carrillo, CRS GRI
(AMor REALTY / North Carolina - Charlotte Metro - South Carol)
Our favorite used book shop in South Charlotte called to confirm they got a copy in stock of "THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON".  I had already told my sons this is "must" reading.  Before getting in the car I decided to go through our shelves for some older books that they (we) have outgrown.  The store gave me credit for the older books and I was pleased to have walked out with a total investment of $1.65 for this priceless book by George S. Clason. There was one old book the store did not take off my hands because they had too many in stock: "WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU"RE EXPECTING".  This is well known required reading material for expecting parents by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, and Sandee Hathaway. As I was driving back home, the book's cover provoked memories of when my sons were due...
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It has been brought to our attention through recent articles and publications that the Charlotte, NC housing market is now declining. A mere 0.1% from last year's stats. Compared to the rest of the country Charlotte is still holding strong. Though the media has painted a grim picture and expect the market to steadily decline until it bottoms out we remain confident! In my direct real estate niche the average days on market is a reasonable 71 days. This number clearly reflects a strong market. I attribute Charlotte's growth to our solid job market, economic growth, temperate climate and good ol' southern hospitality! As with most things in life, real estate is cyclical. What goes down must come up and vicea versa. In the meantime The Homan/Williams team continues to hit it hard! We look ...
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By Bill Homan
(Keller Williams Realty)
According to Charlotte's local newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, it was reported today that Charlotte home prices have dropped 0.1% in the past year. This is of course minor in comparison to cities across the nation however, I see the pain in local Realtor's faces. It is reported to continue to drop before it bottoms out and begins climbing again. Charlotte was lucky to never have hit the bubble that other cities did such as Las Vegas, Miami and Detroit. Never being part of this bubble and a strong job market has largely attributed to a somewhat steady housing market during a slow economy. Charlotte has been good to it's citizens. I feel lucky to live in such a well rounded City! Even though there is an evident change in the market, what goes down must come up. I'm confident the change...
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By Jill Carson Matthews Real Estate Agent/Realtor
(RE/MAX Metro Realty - Carolina Home Pros Team)
Call Jill Carson to find out more information about Charlotte real estate, Ballantyne real estate, Matthews real estate or Mint Hill real estate.  Jill is a full-time real estate agent with the Carolina Home Pros team which is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you're considering buying or selling real estate in Matthews, Mint Hill or South Charlotte be sure to give me a call. 
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By Lee Hannibal
(DPW Real Estate)
For everyone that likes to look at charts and such then this page http://www.queencityarea.com/blogs/lee_hannibal/archive/2008/06/23/may-2008-charlotte-real-estate-numbers.aspx will allow you to see what is happening in Mecklenburg county, Any questions remember to shoot an email or call.   Also if your relocating to Charlotte you can always chat with the locals at http://www.queencityarea.net   Talk to you soon!
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By John and Gaye Vickers
(Keller Williams Realty)
As natives of Charlotte and its surrounding counties, both John and Gaye love working in the Real Estate industry here in Charlotte, NC. After working in North Charlotte for several years with Lake Norman Realty, they moved to South Charlotte where they joined Keller Williams Realty Southpark and are still there today. As the national news has recently proven, John and Gaye feel very fortunate to be working in this market. While sales have slowed, prices are still appreciating, and interest rates are still reasonable. Charlotte is not only a great place to live, but a wonderful opportunity for investment property. As a matter of fact, not only does John specialize in investment properties, he and Gaye are investors themselves. Some of John's investor clients buy and hold their property ...
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By William Owens
(South Charlotte Properties)
The 2008 selling season has been one of the more interesting ones, as our economy is uncertain and there are many homes up for sale. Buyers have many choices to choose from and if they have solid financial backgrounds, can be solid gold to that home seller competing on the market with an actractive list price.  Another solid gold buyer is the Active Adult, or better known as the Baby Boomer.  This segment of the market is making up a large majority of the home buying public.  There have been a larger number of homes being sold in Active Adult communities such as Sun City Carolina Lakes than any other single neighborhood in the Charlotte Metro area.  This segment is the elite in the home buying population.  They usually have sold their home or don't need to sell their home.  They are ver...
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By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Whitegate is located right in the heart of South Charlotte making it a convenient commute to uptown as well as local shopping and the everyday needs of life. Some of Charlotte's finest home builders have signed on to build at Whitegate. If you are looking to live in an area that is well developed and want the benefits of new construction, Whitegate is the perfect fit for you. City: South Charlotte Area County: Mecklenburg Pricing: $1.2 Million to $2.2 Million Sq. Ft. - 4000 to 6500 Lot Size: 0.3 to 0.4 acres Home Sites: Lightly Wooded, Open School Information: E-Olde Providence    M-Carmel    H-Meyers Park  CURRENT WHITEGATE LISTINGS  Visit the Charlotte Luxury Community Directory   If the slide show is not working correctly press the "REFRESH" button on your tool bar above. Email: E-...
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By Jan Chilton, Real Estate Marketing
  I've long been preaching to my Realtor friends that they need to buy a camera and start making short videos of their properties.  I've seen several agents doing it, and I think it's an excellent way to market your listings - or other listings if you don't have one yourself.  I don't understand why it isn't utilized more.  As a buyer's agent or listing agent, you always visit homes and condos for sale.  Why would you not bring a little camera and film the property? I have a friend, Sunny Yates, who sells Charlotte real estate (North Carolina) and understands the value of video promotions.  She also has a top ranking website, www.sunnyyates.com.  I've seen a couple of the videos tonight, and was literally floored with them, and what an excellent marketing tool this can be. One was a sho...
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By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
FEATURED LISTINGS Courance: Experience, Charlottes very own French Countryside Village Imagine going back in time to a real rustic French Countryside village with cobblestone streets, old world architecture, gas lanterns, flowing waterways, elegant fountains, finely manicured landscapes and winding walking paths. This is "COURANCE", a gated French Countryside style village on the outskirts of Charlotte. Truly a unique living experience.... Once you drive through the gates of Courance, you experience old world charm and one of the most tranquil communities in all of Charlotte.   Community: Courance Price Range: $850k to $1.5 Million Location: South Charlotte County: Mecklenburg Community Description: Gated French Countryside   Amenities: Pond, Walking Paths   Home Site Sizes: 0.2 to 0.3...
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By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
FEATURED LISTINGS Eastover is a high end luxury home community on the outskirts of south Charlotte just east of the popular and area of Myers Park. This area of Charlotte has been around for nearly century and offers the elegant architecture of the Traditional, Colonial and Georgian styles. New development and second generation luxury homes are still being built in Eastover and are currently available for purchase. For detailed current home listings or home showings contact: Charlotte's Luxury Home Specialist Craig R. LePage at 704-618-2412 Community: Eastover Price Range: $400's to $3.5 Million Location: Southeast Charlotte County: Mecklenburg Community Description: Historic Charlotte Look   Amenities: N/A   Home Site Sizes: 0.2 to 1.0 Number of Home Sites: N/A Sq. Ft. Range: 1800 to ...
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
HUD has long required properties to be held for 90 days by the seller before the property could qualify for an FHA mortgage loan. Effective June 9, 2008, HUD has waived the 90 day requirement in regards to homes being sold by lenders who foreclose on a property. CLARIFICATION: After further review it appears that this waiver will only affect properties for sale by mortgage companies due to foreclosure and the companies that they transfer the proeprties to in order to sell. Investors who "flip" properties may still be subject to the 90 day rule. This waiver is good for only one year and will expire June 9, 2009. For more information on how this will impact Charlotte FHA mortgage loans, visit Charlotte Home Loans _____________________________________________________ As a HUD approved FHA ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
                                      Nestled between the massive rising steel of Uptown Charlotte and the Bobcats Timewarner Arena, you'll find one of Charlotte's newest buildings, the EpiCentre.  The EpiCentre is a 53-story complex on College Street, planned mixed-use project of residential, retail and entertainment space. Enter Whiskey River!  Whiskey River proudly opened the EpiCentre and has become Charlotte's crown jewel of nightlife and entertainment, amping up to be THE nighttime landmark for both locals and tourists! The views of Uptown from Whiskey River are simply breathtaking!  Whether you're planning a casual drink after work or a night out on the town rocking away to the live entertainment on Thursday nights or dancin' to the DJ's eclectic blend of rock and country, you'll...
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
"Oh, so you are a mortgage guy huh? What's your Shtick? What gimmick do you run?" This was the question laid before me by someone calling themselves a sales professional. I asked, "what do you mean...Shtick?" "You know... what's your game? How are you different from the rest. I see all those websites out there offering free quotes, no 'hidden' fees (wink wink) and claiming to revolutionize the mortgage world. Where do you fit in? What's your Shtick?" Wow! Is that what we have become? Is the mortgage world this messed up? Have we relugated ourselves to such insane and insulting levels? Maybe so... I too see the gimmickry going on. I see the websites offering ways to revolutionize the world! All claiming that for years lenders have been stealing from borrowers and now they will turn the t...
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By Bill Homan
(Keller Williams Realty)
Attention Party Lovers!!! Keller Williams is going to give a huge party this year and all the proceeds will benefit Charity! The Fashion Victims Ball is going to be Friday November 7, 2008 at Center Stage in NoDa. Everyone is welcome to come join us and support the cause. If you would like more information please contact us at 704-602-0459. Please visit my website at www.homanshomes.com
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By Rich Ferretti, ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a
(Rich Ferretti Real Estate)
Dear Rich,  We want to thank you for all the hard work you did in helping us find a nice home in Charlotte. I certainly hope Southern Winds realizes what a credit you are to their company. I would appreciate you passing on to Southern Winds our praise for your work as you deserve a commendation for going the "extra mile" in making sure we found a home we were happy with. Your help in walking us through all the forms and being with us at the closing to explain things we didn't understand was greatly appreciated.  Thank you also the beautiful card and gift card also. It will be put to good use.  Sincerely, Ron and Nancy Burgess- Charlotte, NC
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By Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team, Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate
(Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team)
If you're interested in learning about the Charlotte North Carolina real estate market, check out this website www.CharlotteBetweenTheLines.com The Charlotte Home Builders Association created this great new website in March 2008 to provide consumers with news, facts and analysis of Charlotte's housing market.  The website's homepage states, " Here you'll find a credible blend of data and knowledgeable perspective from respected economic and real estate experts".  I found the information on the website to be interesting and informative.  Charlotte is a great place to live, work and play...so when you are ready to buy your new Charlotte area home, make sure to contact a competent local Realtor to receive full Buyer Representation!
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By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
FEATURED LISTINGS The Palisades is a large luxury community in the south Charlotte area. This community offers just about every amenity possible. Residents enjoy luxury living in a beautiful planned neighborhood setting. Luxury homes range from the $400's to $3 Million. For additional information or showings for The Palisades contact: Craig R. LePage Realty Group Inc. at 704-618-2412   Communities: The Palisades Price Range: $400's to $3 Million Location: South Charlotte, Near Lake Wylie County: Mecklenburg Community Description: Planned Luxury, Golf Club   Amenities: Club House, Equestrian Facilities, Gated Community, Golf Course, Pool, Rec. Area, Tennis Courts, Walking Trails, Playground   Home Site Sizes:  0.3 to 1.4 Acres Number of Home Sites: Multiple Sq. Ft. Range: 3000 to 8500 A...
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