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What’s New in Real Estate: April 2015

The real estate market in April 2015 is busy!

What does Keller Williams have to say about the real estate climate this month? This short video features quick stats and charts that give you a big-picture view of the buying and selling marketplace. What does this mean for you? Call us to find out!

We’re happy to talk to you about Charlotte real estate

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

Spring is Springing! FOUR Amazing Opens this Weekend

Could this warm weather be any more welcome?

We don’t know about y’all but this has felt like the longest winter in history. Why not come celebrate the beginning of SPRING with us this weekend at one of our four amazing open houses? This list has something for everyone and we recommend starting your search now before the spring/summer market really becomes hectic. Click any of the addresses below for a video tour!

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10422 Woodview Circle

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, March 22nd from 2pm – 4pm
$359,900  4BR/2.5BA

This huge Quail Acres home looks brand new and offers tons of recently-renovated room to grow. Situated on almost an acre of land (.82 acres to be exact) near new construction and great schools, this kind of property doesn’t come around often. New flooring throughout, an updated kitchen, and a large mud room are just some of its perks.

Almost an acre of land!
Huge master suite
Tons of storage
Big backyard

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824 Cerretto Court

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, March 22nd from 2pm – 4pm
$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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6611 Old Providence Road

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
$225,000  2BR/2.5BA

This two-story home has a fantastic location and access to some really great schools. Upgrades like hardwood floors in all living areas and a fabulous loft make it super liveable and ready for your personal touches! At this price and in this area, this house won’t last long so come check it out for yourself this Saturday.

Four season porch and wrap-around deck
Stainless steel appliances
Newer roof and HVAC
Tons of storage space

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8412 Ramath Drive

Saturday, March 21st from 2pm – 4pm
$97,500  3BR/2.5BA

A Stonehaven townhome for less than $100k? Believe it! With tons of room – over 1500 sq. ft. of living space – and beautiful upgrades, you have to see this one for yourself. It’s bright and open and there’s even a main-level bedroom for convenience. If you’re looking for a huge townhome with little maintenance, this is it.

Updated flooring
Private patio and storage
Vaulted ceilings
Active community with a pool!

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

704.516.3318

This Month in Real Estate: March 2015

What’s going on in the real estate market this month?

The folks at Keller Williams have just released a video full of stats and facts about the national real estate market for March 2015. What does this mean for you? Call us to find out!

We can’t wait to talk Charlotte real estate with you.

14 Things You Should Always Tell Your Agent

Hiring a real estate agent is a big decision.

We’ve talked before about why you need a real estate agent and given you plenty of advice about how to choose the right agent, when to sell/buy, and what the Charlotte market is like. Once you pick an agent, though, what should you discuss? Here are 14 things you should always, always tell your real estate agent whether you’re a seller or a buyer.

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  1. Be upfront about whether or not you’re planning to update any aspect of your home. Adding a porch? Fixing the gutters? Having the fireplace serviced next week? Tell your Realtor.
  2. Tell your Realtor why you want to buy or sell. Need more space? Downsizing after the kids left the nest? They need to know these things to serve you well.
  3. Are you just starting to look for homes or have you been looking for a while? How many houses have you been shown…and are you under contract with another Realtor?exhausted
  4. Likewise, sellers should disclose whether or not the home’s been listed recently (as in, anytime in the last year) and what happened. If you couldn’t get any interest, say so.
  5. Tell your agent your concerns about the area. Are you worried about the new middle school going in, or have you noticed neighbors’ homes selling for less than usual?
  6. Your agent should know about your past experience with Realtors. If you prefer to work with a team rather than a single agent, say so. If you’ve only had negative Realtor experiences, tell them why.
  7. Along the same vein, tell your agent if you have a preferred method of communication. Hate checking voicemails but read your email constantly? Let them know how best to get in touch with you.
  8. Similarly, be upfront about how often you want to stay in communication. Some clients like weekly check-ins…some prefer only to be bothered when there’s news to share.
  9. Talk to your agent about your dealbreakers, buying or selling. As a seller, do you have a bottom-line price? As a buyer, would you never consider a single-story home or a house with a pool?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  10. Your agent should know what you expect from them. If you chose them because you liked the way they marketed listings via Facebook, tell them that’s important to you.
  11. Be honest about marketing hurdles they may face. If you’re absolutely opposed to having an open house be upfront about it. If your neighborhood has outlawed For Sale signs they need to know that, too.
  12. Tell them what your #1 priority is when it comes to your transaction. Do you need to be in a new house within the month? Or is it imperative you get a certain price for your home to satisfy your mortgage debt? Knowing where they have wiggle room gives agents room to work for you.
  13. Be clear about whether you’re interviewing other Realtors, and also talk about how you plan to make your decision.
  14. Talk to your agent about mortgage issues you’re facing. If you’ve been denied pre-approval, they should know that (and they also may have some resources available to help you navigate the current problems.)

 

All real estate agents are not created equal. Every great client/Realtor relationship begins with dialogue and it’s as important for you to be as upfront and honest as you expect your agent to be. Good agents will use your honesty to more effectively, efficiently market your home.

Want to talk to a great agent about buying or selling your Charlotte home? Call us now.

 

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Snow What? FOUR Great Open Houses this Weekend!

Y’all, we know. It’s been a rough weather week.

Can you imagine anything more fun than spending the weekend finally finding your dream home? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’ve been looking for a mid-century modern in south Charlotte or a spacious family home in Matthews, your new house may be one of these gems. Come see them for yourself this Saturday and Sunday!

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10422 Woodview Circle

Sunday, March 1st from 1pm – 3pm
$369,900  4BR/2.5BA

This huge Quail Acres home looks brand new and offers tons of recently-renovated room to grow. Situated on almost an acre of land (.82 acres to be exact) near new construction and great schools, this kind of property doesn’t come around often. New flooring throughout, an updated kitchen, and a large mud room are just some of its perks. If you’ve been looking for a big master suite, tons of storage, and a great big backyard, this is your home!
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Saturday, February 28th – 1pm – 3pm
– JUST REDUCED! –
$245,000  4BR/2.5BA

This Stonehaven gem has lots of room to spread out and tons of upgrades. Upstairs and downstairs hardwoods, triple-pane windows, and a new HVAC and water heater upstairs mean it’s low maintenance! Gorgeous kitchen with eat-in breakfast area and a generously-sized master with walk-in closet – plus a quiet location in a cul-de-sac…what more could you want?

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7101 Terrace Drive

Saturday, February 28th – 11am – 1pm
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Sunday, March 1st – 2pm – 5pm
– NEW TO MARKET! –
$364,900  4BR/2.5BA

Located in Stonehaven, this mid-century modern was architect-design and Thomasson-built. Beautifully maintained: includes everything from gorgeous hardwood floors to Ceasarstone kitchen countertops and a glass refrigerator door! With a half-acre lot and a multi-tiered deck this home is perfect for entertaining. Come see it before it’s gone!

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11510 Chestnut Hill Drive

Saturday, February 28th – 2pm – 5pm
– NEW TO MARKET! –
$445,000  4BR/2.5BA

Need space? Here it is! In addition to four nice-sized bedrooms this Matthews home has a bonus room and a second great room for entertaining. Granite, hardwoods, his-and-hers closets, and a butler’s pantry are just a few of the fabulous inside features – but wait til you see this yard! It features a multi-level deck and a koi pond with waterfall feature. See this one to believe it.

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

704.516.3318

What Blizzard? There are Open Houses to Get to!

The weather’s fine in Charlotte!

This weekend’s supposed to be chilly but there’s not a hint of snow in sight – it’s the perfect time to come to one of our two fabulous open houses in Charlotte! One of these properties is brand new to the market and they’re both priced so well they won’t be around long. Come find your dream home with On the Move Charlotte this weekend.

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10422 Woodview Circle

Saturday, Jan. 31st from 11am – 1pm
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Sunday, Feb. 1st from 1pm – 3pm
– JUST LISTED! –
$339,900  4BR/2.5BA

This huge Quail Acres home looks brand new and offers tons of recently-renovated room to grow. New flooring throughout, an updated kitchen, and a large mud room are just some of its perks. If you’ve been looking for a big master suite, tons or storage, and a great big backyard, this is your home!
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6324 Rocky Falls Road

Sunday, January 11th
1:00pm-3:00pm
– JUST REDUCED! –
$275,000  4BR/2.5BA

This two-story charmer has hardwoods upstairs and downstairs as well as four generously sized bedrooms off the upstairs landing. Large kitchen, plantation shutters, and a walk-in attic big enough to store all your stuff…this home is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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

704.516.3318

Charlotte’s Experiencing a Commercial Real Estate Boom

Did you know that over one billion dollars in office building real estate sales occurred in Charlotte last year?

That’s a nearly 25% increase in sales from the same period the year before (2013.) And it’s not just office buildings in Charlotte that are attracting the attention of big time investors: industrial space, retail space, and apartment buildings are all being snapped up here at a record pace. And that’s great news for your property value if you’re a homeowner!

fifth third centerSo, what big sales helped the Queen City hit these record numbers? Let’s take a look.

The Fifth Third Center, an Uptown flagship building, went under contract in mid-July to sell for over $215,000,000. The deal set a new benchmark for per-square-foot office space pricing in Charlotte.

400 South Tryon, one of the…ahem…least attractive buildings in Uptown, sold in October for $61,000,000 to several adviser groups. At the time the building was 96% occupied.

Northlake Mall, one of our favorites in town, sold for a record $248,000,000 in December which marked the largest commercial real estate transaction of the year. The sale was part of an overall $1.7 portfolio building effort by Starwood.

allyIn May, the ever-troubled EpiCentre in Uptown Charlotte sold to a California investment group for an estimated $130,000,000. Since then construction work has started on a new attached hotel property.

The Ally Center office building in Uptown (recognizable by the huge “Ally” lettering across the top) sold to a UK company mid-year for $109,000,000. The building itself only stands 15 stories tall.

 

Although office buildings hit new records in terms of square footage pricing and big sales, the real winners in the Charlotte market were industrial and retail property owners. Retail sales totals for 2014 jumped to over a billion, up from a little over $500 million in 2013 while industrial properties hit $733 billion, up from $293 billion in 2013.

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Overall, Charlotte real estate had a banner year. 2014 real estate totals – including commercial, retail, and residential – hit well over $4.5 billion total, up over a billion from the year before.

What can we say? It’s good to live in a city on the move!

 

 

3 Stonehaven Open Houses This Weekend!

Time to get house shopping again!

Between the holidays and family and the kids being out of school, a lot of people may have put their home search on the backburner the last few weeks. Well Charlotte’s market hasn’t stopped moving and it’s time to get back out there and find your dream home…before someone else does! Why not come visit us at one of our 3 amazing open houses in Stonehaven this weekend, January 10-11th?

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Saturday, January 10th
2:00pm-4:00pm
– JUST REDUCED! –
$250,000  4BR/2.5BA

This Stonehaven gem has lots of room to spread out and tons of upgrades. Upstairs and downstairs hardwoods, triple-pane windows, and a new HVAC and water heater upstairs mean it’s low maintenance! Gorgeous kitchen with eat-in breakfast area and a generously-sized master with walk-in closet – plus a quiet location in a cul-de-sac…what more could you want?
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6324 Rocky Falls Road

Sunday, January 11th
2:00pm-4:00pm
– RECENT PRICE REDUCTION! –
$289,000  4BR/2.5BA

This two-story charmer has hardwoods upstairs and downstairs as well as four generously sized bedrooms off the upstairs landing. Large kitchen, plantation shutters, and a walk-in attic big enough to store all your stuff…this home is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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6201 Glenridge Road

Saturday, January 10th
AND Sunday, January 11th
2:00pm-4:00pm (both days)
$287,000  3BR/2.5BA

Mid-century moderns don’t come around too often in Stonehaven so when they do, they go fast. This large home has multiple living areas and lots of recent upgrades like new granite, paint, and ceramic tile floors. Nestled among mature trees on a very mature lot, this home is your oasis!

Got questions?
Give us a call!

704.516.3318