Waxhaw, NC Real Estate News

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Hunter Oaks homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Hunter Oakshome sales.   Hunter OaksHousing Market Report: January, 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 10 $348,080   101 Pending 1 $234,900   121 Status=SOLD         2011 25 $337,810 $324,242 80 2010 35 $351,894 $340,208 103 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin If you are a h...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Somerset homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Somersethome sales.   SomersetHousing Market Report: January, 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 5 $286,660   103 Pending 1 $329,900   176 Status=SOLD         2011 8 $317,788 $307,594 36 2010 19 $305,063 $292,974 93 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin If you are a homebuyer or ...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Chatsworthhomes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Chatsworthhome sales.   ChatsworthHousing Market Report: January, 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 0 $     Pending 1 $758,000   223 Status=SOLD         2011 0       2010 0 $ $   OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin If you are a homebuyer or seller, interested in buying a home...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Skyecroft  homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Skyecrofthome sales.   SkyecroftHousing Market Report: January, 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 8 $1,213,238   95 Pending         Status=SOLD         2011 5 $1,050,180 $950,500 94 2010 5 $775,780 $694,240 103 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin If you are a homebuyer or se...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
Barrington in Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report—2011 Year-to-Date Review Barrington is a popular new construction neighborhood in Waxhaw NC.  Nearing completion, the Barrington community is a great place to find full brick homes.  Neighborhood residents enjoy community amenities including a clubhouse, two pools, a playground and walking trails. Barrington Real Estate Market Comparison A detailed comparison of the 2011 year-to-date real estate market in Barrington can be found in the tables below.  What can Barrington buyers and sellers learn from these statistics? There were only two resales in Barrington in 2011.  Resale sellers will have to compete with new construction homes until the neighborhood is complete.  This means that the resales will have to be in tip top condition and pr...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Chatelaine homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Chatelaine home sales.   Chatelaine Housing Market Report: January 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 3 $1,065,833   138 Pending 1 $729,000   83 Status=SOLD         2011 7 $595,671 $582,286 91 2010 11 $598,224 $572,627 89 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin If you are a homeb...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Sedgefield  homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Sedgefieldhome sales.   SedgefieldHousing Market Report: January 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 1 $1,499,000   180 Pending 0 $     Status=SOLD         2011 1 $999,999 $866,500 128 2010 1 $1,567,500 $955,500 142 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin If you are a homebuyer o...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Highgate homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Weddington, NC-Union County. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Highgatehome sales.   HighgateHousing Market Report: January 2010-December 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 11 $1,195,609   111 Pending 3 $1,449,300   102 Status=SOLD         2011 6 $885,517 $799,167 40 2010 13 $966,346 $866,154 153 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in Indian Trail     *  Homes for Sale in Marvin ...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Providence Downs homes for sale and Providence Downs South homes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw, Union County-NC. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Providence Downs home sales.   Providence Downs Housing Market Report: January, 2010-December, 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 12 $640,367   90 Pending 0 $     Status=SOLD         2011 8 $609,325 $585,572 66 2010 25 $583,282 $570,119 117 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for S...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Longview Country Clubhomes for sale, housing data and links for neighborhoods real estate listings in Waxhaw, NC-Union County real estate. The following report numbers are market averages for “sold” properties (as noted in the MLS), using recorded Longviewhome sales.   Longview Country ClubHousing Market Report: January, 2010-December, 2011: Status # of Homes Listing Price Sold Price Days on Market Active 14 $1,178,314   106 Pending 4 $1,677,500   101 Status=SOLD         2011 9 $1,153,422 $1,088,366 103 2010 9 $1,139,322 $1,095,932 143 OUR LINKS ARE UPDATED DAILY, but will not work with AOL browsers.     *  Waxhaw Homes for Sale     *  Weddington Homes     *  Matthews Real Estate for Sale     *  South Charlotte Homes for Sale     *  Ballantyne Homes for Sale     *  Homes for Sale in In...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
Lawson in Waxhaw NC--A Video Tour Lawson is a master-planned community near Waxhaw NC, one of the small towns in the southern part of the Charlotte region. It is named for John Lawson, an English naturalist who explored the area in the early 1700s.  A third of the communities 500 acres has been preserved in common areas with walking trails and natural parks. Watch this video to learn more about Lawson's communities amenities and its homes.   Want to know more about other Waxhaw NC neighborhoods?  Visit www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com. Copyright 2011.  Carol Fox.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Lawson in Waxhaw NC--A Video Tour*
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
  Good News for housing! New Home Sales actually INCREASED…. According to data released this morning by the Commerce Department, sales of new homes hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 307,000 in October, up 1.3% from the previous month and up 9% from October 2010. While demand is still weak — in a healthy housing market roughly one million new homes sell each year — some experts see the uptick as a sign the long-suffering new home market may be on the mend. Call me now for your New Home!    
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
I have been on the low carb diet for a month and have lost 15lbs. So I'm going to use these tip that I'll share with you on Healthy Eating During the Holidays!   During the holiday season, there are plenty of tasty temptations to derail the eating plans of even the most disciplined people. Here are some tips to help avoid dreaded weight gain while still enjoying the holidays:    *Eat a light snack before going to a party. Arriving famished means you’re more likely to overeat.   *Choose beverages wisely. Alcohol is high in calories, which are stored as fat.  Watch out for calories in soda, punch and egg nog as well.   • Be physically active every day. A brisk 30 minute walk can reduce appetite and burn calories.    • Avoid recreational eating at gatherings. Use small plates, take   smal...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Anytime you lease as many houses as me you have made a lot of mistakes. Hopefully we have learned from these mistakes and can help our clients keep from making the same ones.   Here are just some of the hard lesions we have learned.  1. “Let’ set the rent high and look for an offer Tenants make decisions on what to preview based on digital photos, property descriptions and asking rent. They look at 5 to 8 homes before they complete an application. They are comparative shoppers and know when the asking rent is too high. Setting the rent high, and waiting for an offer, will guarantee you a longer vacancy. Tenants are typically not good at negotiating. Filling out an application and paying a fee, “just to see what the owner might take”, is costly and time consuming. They won’t do it!  Pri...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
  According to Harvard Business School professor Laura Roberts, your professional image is the set of qualities and characteristics that represent perceptions of your competence and character as judged by your key constituents (i.e., clients, superiors, subordinates and colleagues). You must take a strategic, proactive approach to managing your professional image. "If you aren't managing your own professional image, then someone else is," says Roberts. Since your constituents are constantly observing you, sizing you up as a professional, Roberts says, "It's only wise to add your voice in framing others' theories about who you are and what you can accomplish." The first thing you need to do is determine how you want to be regarded. Most working professionals list things such as highly co...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
  U.S. foreclosure filings rose an average 7 percent in October compared with September but remain below last year's levels, a new report shows. Filings rose more dramatically in the Carolinas last month. The data add to a growing belief among real estate experts that more foreclosures are on their way as the banks work through paperwork problems that led to a temporary moratorium on foreclosure filings last year. "The October foreclosure numbers continue to show strong signs that foreclosure activity is coming out of the rain delay we've been in for the past year. Foreclosure filings in North Carolina increased 35 percent between September and October. South Carolina's foreclosure filings also rose sharply, jumping 36 percent between September and October and rising 19 percent from th...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Behind Existing-Home Sales Stats The existing-home sales report is released on or near the 25th of each month. Behind the stats, you will find four important factors that help explain how existing-home sales are configured. Why existing-home sales are calculated on a seasonally adjusted annual rate. Seasonally adjusted annual rates are used in reporting existing-home sales data to factor seasonal variations in resale activity. For example, home sales volume is higher in the summer than in the winter, primarily because of differences in the weather and family-buying patterns in the U.S. How seasonally adjusted annual sales rates are calculated. When calculating seasonally adjusted annual rates, the sales rate for a particular month represents what the total number of actual sales for a y...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
Lawson in Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report—2011 Year-to-Date Review 2011-11-14 Lawson is a planned community in historic Waxhaw NC.  Distinct villages are arranged around common areas and walking trails.  Cuthbertson Middle and High Schools are located near the neighborhood. Lawson Real Estate Market Comparison A detailed comparison of the 2011 year-to-date real estate market in Lawson can be found in the tables below.  What can Lawson buyers and sellers learn from these statistics? Forty five percent of the sales in Lawson year-to-date are new construction.  Several new builders entered the neighborhood building at a price point lower than previous neighborhood builders.  These sales combined with several foreclosures and short sales accounted for a drop in the 2011 median sales pri...
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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)
Marvin Creek Home for Sale WITH INGROUND POOL Searching for homes for sale in Marvin Creek with inground pools?  You won’t want to miss this gem!  Not only does it have a fabulous pool but, over 7,000 square feet of pure luxury!  This home includes an incredible basement that is finished to a ‘t’ and includes a full kitchen, work-out room, full bath, den, cigar/poker room and spacious bedroom–and this is only the basement!  Check out this amazing home for sale in Marvin Creek and give us a call at (704) 491-3310 if you’d like to take a private tour!  You can also reach us by email at Broker@TheCharlotteScoop.com. 125 Orchard Hill Court, Waxhaw, NC 28173 (MLS # 2036738)(all data current as of 11/12/2011)  View Virtual Tour PriceBedsBathsHome sizeLot Size $1,000,000 6 5 full, 1 half n/a 4...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Setting the right rent–preferably the first time around, is crucial to keeping rental properties profitable. Online real estate marketplace Zillow has launched “Rent Zestimates,” a one-of-a-kind tool that can be used as a starting point for determining a home or apartment’s estimated monthly rent price. Tenants and landlords alike can research estimated rent prices for more than 90 million homes and apartments across the country. The tool can be especially helpful for “accidental landlords,” who don’t have a starting point to determine market rent. Zestimates allows landlords to compare their properties to others on the market to determine a realistic rental price. Rent Zestimates offer a unique data point for landlords. Information includes a range for monthly rent, the rental price p...
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