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Welcome to the Team, Chelsea Ashworth!

On the Move Charlotte is SO excited to officially announce our newest team member: Chelsea Ashworth!

KW2249204ASHWORTH6039EXTChelsea is a Charlotte native so she’s got a terrific understanding of the area. She’s seen Charlotte change and grow firsthand which offers her clients invaluable experience. As a Buyer Specialist, Chelsea will be working with On the Move Charlotte buyers to help them find the perfect home.

Thanks to her previous experience working with a local design and renovation firm, Chelsea has a fantastic eye for renovation. If you’re looking for a fixer-upper, she’s got the vision! Even if you have a hard time imagining that second story or wall-to-wall hardwood flooring, she can – and that expertise might just help you find a diamond in the rough.

If you’re looking at houses for sale in Charlotte we encourage you to give Chelsea a call! She’s excited to take on additional clients and become an integrated part of the cooperative On the Move Charlotte team.

Glad to have you, Chelsea!

Four Amazing Open Houses This Weekend, March 28-29th

The spring home buying season is ramping up!

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, now’s the time to move. The spring real estate season in Charlotte this year is bound to be a big one with many properties seeing multiple offers and going very quickly. We’ve got four amazing opens this weekend in Charlotte – come see which one is right for you!

Click on any of the addresses below for a complete video tour

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5926 Brace Road

Saturday, March 28th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
$339,900  4BR/2.5BA

This beautiful two-story in Stonehaven is new to the market and has lots of recent upgrades. Sitting on a well-maintained, flat lot, this great family home has over 2,400 square feet of space and is close to both Southpark and Cotswold! You’ve got to come see this fabulous screened-in porch, too.

Recent master bath renovation
Custom cabinetry and granite countertops
Huge mud room/utility zone
Gorgeous hardwoods

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824 Cerretto Court

Sunday, March 29th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
$329,900  3BR/2.5BA

You’ll never find a townhome that lives so much like a single-family. Located in a beautiful part of Matthews (walk to downtown!), this immaculate home has over 2700 square feet of living space. Updated kitchen, master bath, and a great custom closet make this home the perfect buy.

Master on main
Private enclosed patio
Office/den space and loft area
Walk-in attic storage

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711 Charter Place

Saturday, March 28th from 11:00am – 1:00pm
$214,900  3BR/2.5BA

What a fabulous value in desirable Stonehaven! Priced below tax value, this house won’t last long. A corner lot gives you room to roam and the home itself features upgrades like a new-in-2013 HVAC system and gas fireplace. This is your chance to get into one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Charlotte.

Detached garage and storage building
Two local swim clubs accepting applications
Ceramic tile in kitchen and baths
Great corner lot

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2320 Barry Street

Sunday, March 29th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
$369,900  3BR/3BA

A newly finished bungalow, fresh to the market, located in HOT Villa Heights! Bedrooms are on main level with a large bonus/flex space on the second…beautifully renovated kitchen and baths with all the design choices you’d make yourself!

Soaking tub in master
Walk-in attic storage
Gorgeous kitchen with granite island
Huge family room + study

Got questions about any of these homes?
Give us a call now!

704.516.3318

Open House Roundup: August 9-10th

Come find your perfect home this weekend!

Three terrific open houses this weekend all over town. Whether you’ve been itching to live in the urban center of Charlotte, need room to roam in south Charlotte, or crave the privacy of a wooded Southpark lot, we’ve got you covered!

 

3332 mountainbrook den3332 Mountainbrook Road

Saturday, August 9th –
11:00am-1:00pm
$389,000  4BR/3BA
PRICE REDUCED!

Why should you live here?

  • Located in great CMS school district & community with swim and tennis club!
  • Upgrades galore: Carerra marble, 3 skylights, exposed brick wall, stainless, and more!
  • New roof in 2013, new hardwood floors in 2012 – fenced in yard, too!

 

2221 Mermans den2221 Mermans Road

Sunday, August 10th
2:00-4:00pm
$409,000  4BR/3.5BA

Why should you live here?

  • Immaculately cared for including fresh paint, upgraded carpet, and all-hardwood downstairs!
  • Great school district and easy access to tons of shopping, dining, and even the Siskey YMCA!
  • Tons of light with a two-story great room that includes a balcony catwalk!

 

 

517 Graham517 N. Graham Street, Unit 3B

Sunday, August 10th –  1:00pm-3:00pm
$154,000  1BR/1BA

Why should you live here?

  • Walk to Fourth Ward amenities: restaurants, bars, museums, art, and work in Uptown!
  • Totally upgraded top-floor unit with stainless, hardwood, granite, and surround sound!
  • Condo amenities include dedicated parking, gym, pool, and incredible Skyline views!

 

Got questions?
Give us a call!

704.516.3318

 

 

Find Your New Home at an Open House this Weekend!

It’s August!
Time to find your perfect house.

We’ve got several really great open houses this weekend and we’re holding them all on SATURDAY (and one on both days!) to make them even more convenient for you to visit. Bring the kids, bring the in-laws, bring your welcome mat! You’re going to fall in love with one of these homes.

3332 Mountainbrook Road

3332 Mountainbrook Road

Saturday, August 2nd –  2:00pm-4:00pm
$399,000  4BR/3BA

This beautiful Southpark gem has all the privacy you need. Screened in porch, multiple skylights and a great backyard make you feel like you’ve got your own oasis! Tons of amazing upgrades like a new roof, a sprinkler system, and even rare Carerra Marble make this a home you’ve got to see in a terrific school district.

 

9446 Nugget Hill Road

Saturday, August 2nd
2:00pm-4:00pm
$259,000  4BR/2.5BA

You’re getting a ton for your money here: beautiful, private, huge lot; hardwood floors; a rec room that has its own entrance (mother-in-law suite!) You’ve got to see this Mint Hill charmer to see for yourself what a great investment it is.

 

2221 Mermans Road

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Saturday, August 2nd
2:00-4:00pm
$409,000  4BR/3.5BA

This home, located in desirable Canterbury Place, feels like new construction because it’s been graciously cared for. It has a huge master with a sitting room on main, a gorgeous “morning room” off the kitchen and hardwood throughout the downstairs. It’s a perfect family home!

 

517 N. Graham Street, Unit 3B

North grahamSaturday, August 2nd –  2:00pm-4:00pm   AND
Sunday, August 3nd –  2:00pm-4:00pm
$154,000  1BR/1BA

This condo has an urban feel and excellent Uptown views. Immaculately cared for and freshly painted, its upgrades include everything from tile backsplash to granite to hardwoods. Stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, and a tray ceiling (did we mention it’s a top-floor unit?) make this home a can’t miss.

 

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Got questions?
Give us a call!

704.516.3318

If You Lived on Mermans Road…

2302 Mermans Road is back on the market and better than ever.

What’s not to love about this property?

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Click Here for a Video Tour

This two-story executive home has been meticulously kept and it’s got every upgrade imaginable. Amazing kitchen, hardwood floors, bonus room, tons of light, and massive bedrooms make it a must-see. There’s even a wet bar! Located in Canterbury Place, 2302 Mermans Road has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and over a quarter of an acre of land.

If you lived here, you could…

 

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Contact Michelle Duyck to set up a time to see 2302 Mermans Road and find out why you belong in South Charlotte.

Homes of the Week: Move-Up Homes in Charlotte

5719 Providence Glen

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
$335,000

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5719 Providence Glen is the perfect home for a growing family with all the elegant details a buyer could want. With five full bedrooms, including a master with vaulted ceiling and a spa bathroom, there’s plenty of room to grow in this home. The home has a huge fenced-in yard and a new deck to boot and is located within a desirable school district in one of south Charlotte’s most popular communities, Providence Plantation.

Click through the gallery below for photos of 5719 Providence Glen:

 

Contact the On the Move Charlotte team today to talk about your needs in a new home! No one knows the south Charlotte move up market better than On the Move.

 

 

6 Things You Must Do Before Listing Your Home

Spring is upon us! It’s one of the best times of the year to put your house on the market and many areas (including Charlotte) are posting their best numbers in years. If you’ve been considering selling your home, there are a few things you must do to appeal to buyers even in the best of markets, most of which are quick and relatively inexpensive.

Here are six tips from the On the Move Charlotte team to help get your house sold!

 

6. Get an Inspection Before Going to Market.

Traditionally, a home inspection is only ordered once an offer is on the table. Smart sellers are now getting their own inspections before ever even listing their home – it’s a great way to identify issues that could sink a sale once a contract’s been drawn up. A couple hundred dollars spent on a quality inspection now could save you months of lost time if problems are identified down the road.

5. Staging, Staging, Staging.

It’s impossible to underestimate the effect of proper staging! Home buyers find it notoriously difficult to imagine what a home will look like filled with furniture, and staging’s a great way to transform ambiguous parts of your home into purposeful spaces buyers can appreciate. Nothing confuses buyers more than an empty shell of a home, particularly when compared to a warm, homey, lived-in house.

4. Know Your Market Well.

Of course, your real estate agent will have a thorough understand of your neighborhood and comparables in the area but as a seller it’s important to check out the “competition.” Walk your neighborhood with buyers’ eyes and try to look at your home objectively. Check out online listings of homes within a few miles and see how they’re presented. Even consider asking your broker to take you through a few comps to check out the way they show relative to your home.

3. Clear Out, Clean Up, and Freshen Your House.

You don’t have to undergo a complete kitchen renovation to get your home sold. Consider which aspects of your home are the most glaringly negative and tackle those first. Does your bedroom look totally outdated? Change out the curtains and bedspread. Carpet look worn and dirty? Bring in a steam cleaner. A few hundred bucks goes a long way when preparing your house for market. And don’t forget to ‘de-clutter’ your house before showing it: remove family pictures, clear off countertops and shelves, and of course, keep the house clean at all times in case of an impromptu showing!

2. Pay Attention to Curb Appeal.

The fastest selling houses are always attractive from the moment a buyer pulls up. Spring is a great time to plant a few colorful flower beds or bring in a lawn care pro to spruce up the grass. Keep the yard clear of debris like pinecones and branches to make it look maintenance-free. It may be expensive but is often worth it to consider having your home repainted for a fresh, clean look.

1. Listen to Your Broker.

Sometimes sellers have a hard time hearing constructive criticism regarding their home. Remember, your broker has your best interests at heart and they want to sell your home for you as much as you want it sold! If your broker is telling you something needs to change – be it your price, your dining room table, or the litter box – listen carefully. Experienced brokers know what buyers in your area are looking for and are typically the best source of information you can hope to have.

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Thinking about listing your home? Call Leigh Bryant today at 704.513.3318 to find out more about your particular neighborhood and discuss your options as a seller. There’s no better time to sell than Spring!

Welcome to the Team, Michelle Duyck!

Michelle Duyck, Buyer’s Agent for On the Move Charlotte

Long overdue, it’s time to formally welcome Michelle Duyck to the On The Move Charlotte team!

Michelle has years of mortgage experience and a keen eye for negotiation. She works primarily with buyers and loves helping Charlotte residents and transplants alike find a first home, a family house, or even an appropriate downsize. Although she’s an active Buyer’s Agent, Michelle also works with sellers and has full knowledge of the Listing Agreement. She recently completed her accreditation through Keller Williams’ Bold training program as well as Ignite.

Michelle is a long-time Charlotte resident where she lives with her loving husband Jim and five wonderful kids. Give her a call today to welcome her to the team and discuss what you’re looking for in a new home!

You can reach Michelle Duyck by phone at 704-451-3135 or by email at MichelleDuyck@kw.com.