Harrisburg, NC Real Estate News

By Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES
(RE/MAX Signature Properties)
Harrisburg came by the name from Mr. Robert Harris and his family in 1874.  Mr Harris owned land in Harrisburg as early as 1766, he sold right-of-way  to the railroad in the 1850s.  The depot then took the name of Harris Depot after the family.  In 1874 the depot underwent a name change and became Harrisburg.  The Harrisburg Depot closed in 1933.In 2006 the old depot was moved a few feet from it's original location and reopened as the Historic Harrisburg Post Office and General Mercantile.  The local Farmer's Market is located there and offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods, canned items as well as local craftsmen and is open from 4-7pm on Monday afternoons through October 28th.  This general store offers a glimpse into Harrisburg's rich history.  Our t...
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By Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES
(RE/MAX Signature Properties)
If you are interested in living in a neighborhood with a down home feel then maybe Rocky River Crossing is for you. Started in the late 1990s Rocky River Crossing is one of Harrisburg's gems. Sidewalks line the main drive and the side streets and cul-de-sacs are wide enough to enjoy a bike ride or a stroll through the neighborhood. Built by Pulte, Shea, and MDC (now McCar) homes, this neighborhood offers an more than the cookie cutter style of so many neighborhoods. With a clubhouse, a pool, basketball, and walking trails, you will find something for everyone. Home prices range from the high $190's to the mid $300s. There are currently 15 homes on the market, including this lovely 4 bedroom home on Ironwood Dr. CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing.The current average list price ...
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By Mark Zwieback
(Keller Williams Ballantyne Area Market Center)
Harrisburg Real Estate & Homes for Sale in North CarolinaHarrisburg, North Carolina, is a friendly community in the county of Cabarrus, just 12 miles from Charlotte. The town was incorporated in 1973 and has since become home to 5,467 residents, a population that grew by 176 percent in the 1990s and continues expanding. Some of Harrisburg's inhabitants can trace their heritage back to the people who founded the city in the early 1700s. The close community atmosphere of the city and its proximity to larger nearby cities appeal to single professionals, young families and older residents alike. Real estate options consist of a variety of single-family homes and townhouses. Harrisburg's primary industries of employment in order of prominence are educational, health and social services, manu...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
And am no longer a candidate for Harrisburg NC Town Council.The main reason that I've decided to withdraw my candidacy is that I've been selected to sing in a very small choral group-and it's an opportunity that I can't pass up at this time.  After all, I'm getting older and I won't be able to sing forever (at least not without sounding like someone in the Mayberry choir!).  The new group is called VOX- led by David Tang and Peppie Culvar, and we'll be singing Bach's St John's Passion in a movie, as well as participating as the chorus for Aida, with Opera Carolina.  And since rehearsals are on Monday nights, and so are Town Council meetings, I'm choosing to sing. There are sure to be a lot of folks with a comment about my leaving this (ugly) race, but so be it.  God gave me a gift of vo...
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By Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES
(RE/MAX Signature Properties)
I am sure you all have seen the headlines. We can’t even hide from them can we! The real estate market around the country is faltering. The good news is that the Charlotte area market is not, I repeat, NOT losing value. Our properties are continuing to work for us. In Harrisburg this is especially true.   Our average homes sale in 2006 was $272,607. Thus far in 2007 our home sale is $296,654. This is great news folks! We have had 192 homes sell in Harrisburg in 2007. 131 Resale homes averaged sales price were $260,569 for an average of 2402 square feet; while new construction slowed a bit with only 61 sales averaging $374,149 for 3246 square feet.   We do have a lot of active inventory right now. We have 145 active listings in Harrisburg with an average list price of $341,540 (99 resale...
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By Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES
(RE/MAX Signature Properties)
I f you aren’t already aware, when a property requests a zoning designation change, the city puts a big, red zoning “Z” out front.  This sign is there to let the fine folks of Harrisburg know that change is afoot.  It is, then, the citizen’s responsibility to find out what they feel they need to know. Well, there are plenty of “Z”s out there right now so i thought I would share with you some of the current proposals. The most important of these is the “Z” on Morehead Road.  It is directly across from the entrance to Rocky River Crossing.  This property is a little over 2 acres and is flanked on each side by other homes in the neighborhood.  The proposed change is a daycare. The person/people looking to buy the property have approached the city to obtain a conditional use permit (They wa...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
If you live in or around Harrisburg NC, you very likely travel down Morehead Road on a regular basis (this is our connector between 29 and 49).  Today, you noticed a new sign on the property for sale on Morehead right before the Rocky River, rezoning notice.  A timely call placed to the Harrisburg Town Hall will tell you that it's not really a rezoning notice-rather it's for a hearing to change the conditional use on the property.A 17,000 square foot daycare facility is planned for that location.  You heard me-17000 sqft-huge!  And in case you're not quite sure how to envision that size-the Ruckus House daycare, located on Hwy 49 at Harrisburg Town Center, is 15000 sqft.    Whether you're for or against this enormous daycare center, if you want your voice to be heard, the hearing for th...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
Hot off the presses....we now have mandatory water restrictions in Harrisburg NC as a response to the current drought situation. Yes, we had a thunderstorm last night (first rain in what, 6 weeks?), but it wasn't enough.  And too many people aren't conscious of their water usage.  So here we go:*Watering and irrigation of lawns, ornamental plants, and gardens shall occur only between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM on Wednesday and Saturday. Businesses whose stock in trade is live plants, including nurseries and retail garden centers are exempt from this provision.*Planting of new ornamental plants or seeding of lawns shall be deferred until the water emergency no longer exists.*Use of water for washdown of outside areas, including but not limited to driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and public bu...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
Here's an easy way to save a little money today, if you live in Harrisburg NC or in the Harrisburg NC fire districts!Our fire equipment has been upgraded, and as such, we're eligible for a reduction in our homeowner's insurance rates.  Just call your insurance agent (if you don't like the one you have, I highly recommend Lou Lagana with State Farm in Harrisburg, he's wonderful). And of course, if you need any information regarding real estate in and around Harrisburg NC, you know who to call.  We're always glad to help.   
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
Hot off the presses in Harrisburg NC, where we've been struggling with the issues that surround smart growth!Our town turned down a zoning request from Lowe's Home Improvement in the fall, and the town was promptly sued by Lowe's.  Lovely, right?Last night, the town received word from the judge that the town's decision to deny rezoning was upheld.  If we don't want Lowe's there, we don't have to have Lowe's there.Of course as most of you know, my biggest goal for the town is to keep out Wal-Mart and its ilk.  This kind of decision should give heart to the folks who support smart growth.  Which means sometimes saying yes, and sometimes saying no.My only disappointment in not having Lowe's on that site, is that they were going to provide a 10 acre site for our new Harrisburg YMCA.  So the...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
What in the world am I thinking, you say?  Well, I figure a little new blood might be good for the town council.  We've had a lot of drama around these parts in trying to determine what we want the future of Harrisburg to be.Stay tuned for the campaign updates (such as they are).  I'm determined to spend no more money on this campaign than the $5.00 required to file my candidacy.  It's truly ridiculous, the waste of money and trees that is represented by the little signs all over town...Oh-and you heard it here first!!
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Harrisburg, North Carolina is gearing up for their annual July 4th celebration. Get ready for three days of family fun! If you are in the area, this is one celebration you don't want to miss!Here's the schedule of events:Monday July 2nd, 2007 - Harrisburg Town Center6:00pm - 9:00pmMiss July 4th PageantTuesday July 3rd, 2007 - Harrisburg Park4:00pmPark Opens5:00pm - 8:00pmBattle of the Quartets6:00pm - 9:30pmAmusements Open8:00pm - 10:00pmMusic by Too MUCH Sylvia9:30pmAmusements Close10:00pmFireworks10:30pm - 11:00pmMusic by Too MUCH Sylvia11:00pmPark ClosesWednesday July 4th, 2007 - Harrisburg Park9amParade begins10:00amPark Opens11:00am - 3:00pmAmusements Open11:00am - NoonBattle of the BandsNoonPrayer, National Anthem, Pledge12:15pmMayor's Pro-Am Invitational Cow Milking Contest12:30p...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
If you've just completed a relocation to Harrisburg NC (north and slightly east of Charlotte NC), you don't want to miss one of the biggest events in our small town! The annual July 4th celebration is more than a parade!        Here's the schedule of events:Click here for 2006 Contest Winners!Monday July 2nd, 2007 - Harrisburg Town Center6:00pm - 9:00pmMiss July 4th PageantTuesday July 3rd, 2007 - Harrisburg Park4:00pmPark Opens5:00pm - 8:00pmBattle of the Quartets6:00pm - 9:30pmAmusements Open8:00pm - 10:00pmMusic by Too MUCH Sylvia9:30pmAmusements Close10:00pmFireworks10:30pm - 11:00pmMusic by Too MUCH Sylvia11:00pmPark ClosesWednesday July 4th, 2007 - Harrisburg Park9amParade begins10:00amPark Opens11:00am - 3:00pmAmusements Open11:00am - NoonBattle of the BandsNoonPrayer, National A...
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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)
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home located in desirable Harrisburg Pool Community. Sellers will pay $3000 toward Buyer's closing costs with full price offer. ALL appliances included: Smooth top range with convection oven, side by side refrigerator, deluxe dishwasher, built in microwave, washer and dryer. Great Room with gas fireplace and nice ceiling fan.  Spacious kitchen and breakfast area with pantry and all appliances. Master Suite with walk-in closet, ceiling fan, garden tub and separate shower. Secondary bedrooms with ceiling fans. 2" Blinds throughout 2-car garage LOW Cabarrus County Taxes Only Offered at $172,900   Another home SOLD by Cheryl Powell and The Powell Team!  CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing.  MLS# 671221 For more information on this house or other homes for sale in...
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By Virginia Halter, ABR, CDPE, CRS, GREEN, SFR, SRES
(RE/MAX Signature Properties)
If you are considering moving to the Harrisburg, North Carolina area, I need to tell you about one of our newest neighborhoods, Litchfield Village.Built by Lennar, Litchfield Village will have 150 homesites.  Lennar will be building their Gold series and their Platinum series homes.  The homes will be built on both slabs or basements.  This is a 'Lennar, Everything's Included' neighborhood.  This means that the upgrades are already built into the price of the home.  Items such as stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, 42" maple or cherry cabinets, ceramic tile floors, etc. are already there.  You get to choose the color.There will be approximately 40 Platinum homesites.  These homesites will be on Savannah Road on the right side of the neighborhood.  These homes will be all bri...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
Folks around here are really excited about the opening of the new high school located in Harrisburg NC. Hickory Ridge High School!This is the new crest for the school, with its chosen colors of silver, navy and white. I guess we're out of mascots, though...=)The new facility is going to be nice, designed for 1500 students on 116 acres. The football facility is quite impressive and has helped to bring in the new head coach from Mooresville Senior High, Marty Paxton.The school's name has generated a lot of controversy, as it's located inside Harrisburg NC.  So, many folks were gunning for Harrisburg High School as a name. But the school board, in their infinite wisdom, decided to name it after the road instead, Hickory Ridge, since some of the students have Concord NC as a mailing address...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
So you like to visit the park? Go for runs on an open track?  Play flag football with the boys?  Watch the kids on the swingset and slides?  Harrisburg NC has great facilities for you!  For a town with less than 6000 people, you might be surprised to learn that we have this beautiful park, and two more under construction!  The new park on Stallings Road in Harrisburg NC will be adult-focused, with tennis courts and walking trails.  The new park on Pharr Mill Road in Harrisburg NC will be larger with ball fields, soccer fields, etc.  Notice how well-kept our park is!  Our town maintenance staff is fantastic-never a worry about trash at the park or dirty or unsafe equipment.Harrisburg NC is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Charlotte NC, with an average home price of $186,000.   ...
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By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
Overview of the single family market for Harrisburg NC for March 2007:Homes currently on the market:  99 properties (on the market an average of 100 days)Homes currently under contract (pending):  30 properties (on the market an average of 81 days)Homes sold between March 1 2007 and March 31 2007:  20 properties (on the market an average of 105 days)Average sale price $311,651 (98.4% of list price)Lowest current asking price:  $155,000Highest current asking price:  $669,000This single family house for sale in Harrisburg NC (Huntwick neighborhood) is currently available.  Asking price of $469,900 for 4008 heated square feet on 0.9 acre.For additional information on buying a home in Harrisburg NC or selling a home in Harrisburg NC or just real estate information about Harrisburg and surro...
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