Waxhaw, NC Real Estate News

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Under Contract 1406 Venetian Way Drive, Waxhaw, NC UNDER CONTRACT In One Weekend! Luxury Home With Full Basement in Providence Downs South Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6 full, 2 half Living Area Approx: 7627 List Price: $1,100,000 Schedule a Showing Most Popular Charlotte NC Home Search Myers Park Homes for Sale Dilworth Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale in Charlotte NC Ballantyne Homes for Sale Uptown Charlotte Condos for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth? See Property Details Debe Maxwell, CRS, Realtor®/Broker The Maxwell House Group 1920 E. 7th Street Charlotte, NC 28204 Mobile: (704) 491-3310 Fax: (704) 353-7014 Email: Broker@TheCharlotteScoop.com Visit Property Website OOPS Too Late! Charlotte Luxury Home SOLD in Providence Downs S...
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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)
7-Bedroom, 5/2-Bath Luxury Home With Full Basement for Sale |  $1.200,000 MLS# 2138904 Nearly 8,000 Square Foot of Pure Luxury - Home with Basement for Sale in Providence Downs South Waxhaw NC - Marvin Ridge School Zone**Click the photo below for a walk-through tour of this luxurious Providence Downs South home on YouTube**Entertaining has never been more enjoyable!  This fabulous custom home offers everything you could want in a luxury home and more!  Gorgeous European influenced brick, stone and cedar shake home sits on a beautifully landscaped lot in one of South Charlotte’s most popular gated communities, Providence Downs South.  With elegant curb appeal, the landscape includes full-yard irrigation and fenced backyard with multiple outdoor living ‘spaces’ to suit everyone’s needs!En...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Three Steps To Home Inspection ZenFor many prospective home sellers, going through the process of a home inspection can be a painful process that entails letting a stranger into the home to judge every nook and cranny. As the biggest and most prized possession of most consumers, having the home inspected in this way is a bit like having the inner sanctum of your life on display. Inspections certainly do not have to be like this.By maintaining an even perspective and keeping in mind three core tenets, you can keep your home inspection process easy and calm. As with most business transactions, getting yourself to view the transaction as someone from the outside might can be difficult, but will ultimately take a lot of the stress out of the situation.Keep Your Feelings Grounded In RealityE...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Your Showing: Beyond The BasicsCleaning is perhaps the most crucial part of a successful showing. When communicating the value and uniqueness of your home, dirty clothes in the laundry room and stains in the carpet will cut you off at the knees every time. However, while most people think to clean a property and remove clutter from areas of the house, there are some ways that a seller can go the extra mile to interest a potential buyer.It is important to remember that when you put your home on the market, you are entering into a competition with every other home for sale in your general price range in your area. That means that anything you can do to set yourself apart from the rest of the homes in your area will pay dividends as potential buyers think more about your home than the othe...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Enhance Your Investment For SaleThere comes a time during the course of any real estate investment when it becomes clear that selling off the property is the best course. When that time comes, getting the most out of your piece of real estate is crucial to seeing the big payoff at the end of the real estate investment experience that you have been expecting over the course of the investment, often many years.When selling your personal home, improvements like new landscaping and new interior work can net big benefits in a raised sale price. Investment properties are much different and going through those types of improvements are nice, but they will not add real value to a property that is being investigated by potential investors.Raising the value of your investment property goes beyond...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Insuring Your Biggest PossessionFor many home owners, real estate is the single biggest asset they have. Along with that comes a lot of extra time and care spent on the home, everything from mowing the lawn to paying property taxes. Home owners' insurance is one of those bits of upkeep that must be done to make sure that the significant investment you've made in your piece of real estate is protected.Choosing a home owners' insurance package can seem like a standard bit of business but not all agents and not all insurance packages are created equal. There are a few things you should keep in mind when investigating insurance agencies and the kind of home insurance packages they offer.Be ComprehensiveDon't settle for one quote from the biggest insurance agency you can think of. Big insura...
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By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
  Museum of The Waxhaws in Waxhaw, NC begins the 2013 Lecture Series.                                                                     The Museum of the Waxhaws and the Weddington Rotary Club will be hosting the first lecture of the 2013 Lecture Series.     The first speaker in this 2013 series will present on February 17, 2013 at 3p.m.  His name is Benjamin Farley and he will be discussing his book titled “Three Thousand Days and Nights.”  It is historical fiction and sounds very interesting.     “Here is the speaker line-up for future Lecture Series Sessions:”    ■March 17 Dr. John Sykes, Wingate University | Professor of English and Religion “A History of St. Patrick.”    ■April 21 Tom Phlegar | Colonel, US Army “The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas”    ■May 19 Dr. Abannik Hino ...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Pump Up Your Credit ScoreThough the exact breakdowns of what credit score garners what interest rate vary from lender to lender, all will tell you that credit score does indeed play a role in the kind of financing you can receive. If you are interested in buying a home and taking out a mortgage to do so, your credit score must be something you spend some time thinking about and possibly investigating in order to make it better. The difference between two interest rate brackets can mean thousands of dollars of savings, so just how do you go about raising that score?Know Your Credit HistoryFederal law has allowed every consumer the ability to pull their own credit report each year from all three of the accredited companies in the United States that offer credit history services. In doing ...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Start A Kitchen Herb Garden There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables from your own garden to give your health and taste buds a treat. Starting a kitchen herb garden is a great and easy way to give your food the fresh taste of summer all year round, and it is easy and inexpensive, too! Pick A Spot That Gets Good Light Most herbs require a good amount of sunlight to grow, so choosing a spot where they get direct light is important to making sure your herbs flourish. If your kitchen doesn’t get sufficient light, consider moving your herbs to a room that gets better light or purchasing an indoor herb garden kit that has a grow lamp. Choose A Good Selection Of Herbs While there are great herb garden starter kits that offer a useful selection of herbs, if they are not herbs you use ...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
The line between buying and renting can often be a fine one for people just starting out and wondering which is right for them. The benefits of buying and the attractive prospect of having equity in a home often weigh against the less restrictive nature of renting and the deferred responsibility of home repairs through renting. Making the decision can depend on a variety of factors, but perhaps biggest among them are the general real estate appreciation seen in the area and the time you plan to be in the property.Real estate market appreciation can be a difficult figure to tie down in regards to a particular area. A considerable amount of data and time is needed to properly do homework on the expected appreciation on a certain home. We have all heard stories about booming areas that hav...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
First Friday In Waxhaw, NC: A Romantic Evening On February 1, 2013 In Historic, Downtown Waxhaw Looking for the perfect way to celebrate with your Valentine? Why not come out to Waxhaw's First Friday February event on February 1st, which will celebrate Valentine's Day? It's a great event whether you come just with your sweetheart or with the entire family. Enjoy: Romantic music played throughout the historica downtown area. Free carriage rides Culinary delights at local restaurants Shopping for Valentine's Day gifts Kids can have fun making Valentine's Day cards for Mom and Dad. Date: Friday, February 1, 2013Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PMLocation: Historic Downtown WaxhawAdmisson: Free   First Fridays in downtown, historic Waxhaw are organized by the Small Town Main Street Promotions Committee. ...
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By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
    A Great Place to Eat .. Maxwell’s Tavern in Waxhaw, NC     This evening I met friends at Maxwell’s Tavern in Waxhaw, NC.                                                                                             They are open everyday except for Monday.   Everyday they offer some great specials and todays specials were…   Thursday Specials*** Lunch-Pizza Quesadilla, Hamburger Steak with Grilled Onions Dinner-Two Thick cut Blackened Pork Chops with two sides At the bar-$4 Founders Porter Stout, $6 Firestone Merlot, $6 Crown and Ginger Bread Bowls are still available! Fill them with homemade Chili or Chicken Tortilla Soup   I had a pulled pork barbecue sandwich and it was delicious!  They give you huge portions and great prices!     I just recently discovered this great restaurant an...
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By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
Open Houses….Boring….NOT!!!                                                     Yesterday I had the privilege of holding an open house at one of my new listings… 1306 Dobson Drive in Waxhaw, NC., 28173   So many complain and belly ache about holding open houses.  ·        They are so boring ·        There is nothing to do ·        No one stops by to preview ·        It is a total waste of time   Well, let me tell you…I had 21 people come thru my open house in 2 hours and only one couple had an agent.  I had no time to sit down.  It was show time!!   It was so much fun.  It was revolving doors all afternoon. Open Houses....Boring....NOT!!!   Planning ahead, Getting the word out that there will be an open house, Placing directional signs in key locations and Choosing to hold an open house...
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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)
Skyecroft, A Charlotte Luxury Neighborhood - Waxhaw NC ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD Imagine living along a European countryside that boasts a location that is also in close proximity to the city!  Skyecroft, a Charlotte luxury neighborhood, located just across the Mecklenburg County line in Waxhaw, features a beautifully landscaped streets and lots with impressive water features, serene walking/jogging trails and pure pizazz!  Discover one of Charlotte’s most popular, gated neighborhoods in Skyecroft.  Amenities include an impressive clubhouse, a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, lighted tennis courts and an adjoining lake.  Imagine living the Skyecroft lifestyle! Large lots feature regal, European architecture surrounded by mature, breathtaking landscaping as you traverse the lantern-lit s...
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By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
  Stewart’s Village Gallery in Waxhaw, NC is a small shop/boutique full of wonderful treasures.   Anytime that I need a special, one of a kind, gift I head to Waxhaw to visit the Village Gallery.   This gallery opened in 1993 and I love their mission statement…   “Bring the best of American Crafts together with great customer service in an inspiring and comfortable setting.   They offer a variety of mediums to choose from..   ·       Pottery   ·       Jewelry   ·       Iron   ·       Metal   ·       Glass   ·       Wood Working   ·       Garden Art   ·       Bill Stewart…signed pottery   Recently I visited for I needed some special gifts for special people.  While there, one piece of pottery caught my eye and it was a signed piece by Bill Stewart.  Love it! If you get a chance to visit ...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Are Foreclosures Worth The Risk?Many home buyers and real estate investors have been prompted by steadily increasing interest rates to be more aggressive in their hunt for bargain homes. Competition for the best-priced and most attractive homes has only increased in most real estate markets and because of that intensity, foreclosures are drawing more and more interest from prospective home buyers and investors.While foreclosures certainly offer some financial benefits, there are also risks involved, as you might expect. Not every foreclosure is the same and while the interest in them is growing, you need to be aware of what to look for when evaluating whether or not a foreclosure opportunist is right for you. Here are some things to look for.Pre-ForeclosuresPre-foreclosure properties ca...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
The Ultimate Selling Buzz Word: Curb AppealChances are, in the mind of a potential buyer, your home is not the unique gem that you might think see it as. It can be hard to understand that, but most homes have a pretty basic structure that might change from home to home but does not vary greatly overall. If you are aiming at creating that elusive buzz word, curb appeal, understanding that and playing up the strengths you do have can help you tremendously.Curb appeal can help you cut through a lot of the hassle of selling your home buy motivating buyers to want your property before even setting foot inside the real estate. With a surplus of interested buyers, you can skip the process of even hiring a real estate agent and simply sell it to one of the interested parties that has demonstra...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
An easy action that takes just 20 seconds can cut your risk for catching a cold, flu or other contagious diseases by up to 51 percent, recent studies show. And if everyone made it a regular habit, one million deaths a year would be prevented, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which calls this habit the single most important way to avoid spreading infection. Frequent hand washing with soap and water can save you money—and misery—by helping you avoid medical bills, missed workdays, or having to stay home with a sick child. And you’ll also protect your friends and family: A CDC survey found that 40 million Americans a year fall prey to illnesses spread by hands, which can harbor up to 500,000 bacteria per square centimeter. The 11 Germiest Places in Your Home Clean Hands Save L...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Enhance Your Investment For SaleThere comes a time during the course of any real estate investment when it becomes clear that selling off the property is the best course. When that time comes, getting the most out of your piece of real estate is crucial to seeing the big payoff at the end of the real estate investment experience that you have been expecting over the course of the investment, often many years.When selling your personal home, improvements like new landscaping and new interior work can net big benefits in a raised sale price. Investment properties are much different and going through those types of improvements are nice, but they will not add real value to a property that is being investigated by potential investors.Raising the value of your investment property goes beyond...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS - Did you price your Real Estate right?Comparing Sales of Existing Homes and How Those Comparables Affect The Real Estate Offer PriceHome pricing is the most important factor to consider in order to sell your home quickly and easily.The usual mistake made by the seller is that their asking price is way too high. You cannot fool the market. It is best to price your home right because if you overprice it and it stays in the market for a long time, buyers will lose interest, thinking that it has not sold because something is wrong with it, or other homes in your area similar to yours may be selling at a more realistic price. Pricing your home correctly will save you a lot of time and frustration. Generally, most of the best and highest offers come during the fir...
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