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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!

 

 

Video: The Real Estate Market in January 2015

Play the video below to find out real estate trends and predictions for the January 2015 market.

What’s all this information mean for your home sale or purchase in Charlotte? Let’s talk! Call On the Move Charlotte today!

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?

6621 ROnda FrontMLS6621 Ronda Avenue

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

This Month in Real Estate: December 2014

A recap of the December 2014 real estate market from the Keller Williams team.

If you have questions about what these numbers mean for you and your home, call On the Move Charlotte today!
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Two Great Open Houses to Visit This Saturday!

Baby it’s cold outside!

That’s why you should spend your Saturday visiting one or both of our warm, cozy open houses! Whether you want to live in a gorgeous family home in Stonehaven or a totally-remodeled condo in Southpark we’ve got a listing you’ll love.

 

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6324 Rocky Falls Road

Saturday, November 15th
2:00pm-4:00pm
$295,000  4BR/2BA

Everyone wants to live in Stonehaven! This two-story charmer has hardwoods present 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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3200 Heathstead Place, E

Saturday, November 15th
2:00pm-4:00pm

$105,000  2BR/2BA

Located right in the heart of Southpark this beautifully-redone 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is perfect for a young professional or growing family! It’s got tons of space, a newly remodeled kitchen (with granite!) and a secluded woodsy setting. If you’ve been looking for privacy close to all the conveniences of Southpark, this is your home.

Got questions?
Give us a call!

704.516.3318

 

 

Your Open Houses for the Weekend of July 19-20th

Come see us this weekend!

We’ve got some truly special properties on offer this weekend and the best way to see them is in person. Don’t just rely on online photos! If you’re serious about a new home get out this weekend and check out one (or more!) of these gems with your own eyes.

 

3332 Mountainbrook Rd, Charlotte, NC 282103332 Mountainbrook Road

Saturday, July 19th –  11:00am-1:00pm
$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 Rd, Mint Hill, NC 282279446 Nugget Hill Road

Saturday, July 19th
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 Rd, Charlotte, NC 282702221 Mermans Road

Sunday, July 20th
2:00-4:00pm
$409,000  4BR/3.5BA

This home, located in desirable Canterbury Place, find 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!

 

6816 Rea Croft Dr, Charlotte, NC 282266816 Rea Croft Drive

Saturday, July 19 –  10:00am-1:00pm
$409,000  5BR/3.5BA

This home is a gorgeous all brick, located in the heart of Reacroft, and priced to move. Amazing open floor plan and a kitchen that stretches right into the great room, this charmer has to be seen in person. Oh yeah, and it’s got a fireplace on the porch.

 

 

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Got questions? Give us a call!

704.516.3318

Four Great Open Houses this Weekend, July 12-13!

Open houses out the wazoo!

On the Move Charlotte has FOUR fabulous open houses this weekend all over the south Charlotte area. Come out and see us at one of these great homes and maybe even find the house you’ve been looking for.

mountainbrook main room3332 Mountainbrook Road

Saturday, July 12th –  2:00-5:00pm
$399,000  4BR/3BA
RECENTLY REDUCED!

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.

 

Mermans rec room2221 Mermans Road

Saturday, July 12th
2:00-4:00pm
$409,000  4BR/4BA
RECENTLY REDUCED!

This Canterbury Place find feels brand new – it’s been immaculately kept. With a master bedroom on the main floor (complete with sitting room!), a sunny morning room off the kitchen and all-hardwood downstairs, you’re going to love this family home.

 

wingrave kitchen800 Wingrave Drive

Sunday, July 13th –  2:00-4:00pm
$349,900  4BR/3BA

This kitchen. This kitchen! It’s beautifully upgraded with a wine rack and a sitting room, complete with gas fireplace. The amazing backyard has low-voltage lighting features and most of the floors are beautifully-kept hardwood and the home is located in the desirable Lansdowne neighborhood. If the large deck and 2-car garage aren’t enough room to expand, plans for an addition and garden are available, too.

 

nugget hill den9446 Nugget Hill Road

Saturday, July 12th
10:00am-1:00pm
$259,000  4BR/2.5BA

This Mint Hill charmer sits on a massive lot and it’s been recently reduced. You’re getting a ton for your money here: beautiful, private wooded yard; hardwood floors; a rec room that has its own entrance (mother-in-law suite!) You’ve got to see this one to really tell what a great investment it is.

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Got questions? Give us a call!

704.516.3318

Charlotte Area Property Tax Rates

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How much do you know about your property tax rate?

Which North Carolina county you live in and the size of your home are just  few of the factors that help determine your tax rate. In Mecklenburg county, property taxes for the 2014 year are due on September 1st which is coming up quick! (But don’t worry, you have until January to pay them without penalty.)

Your tax rate is liable to change every year, but they usually don’t change quite that often thanks to the red tape involved. Many Charlotte residents were surprised and excited to hear earlier this year that the city plans to meet its $2.1 billion dollar budget without property tax hikes, although the rates went up about 7% last year.

Questions about your area’s specific tax rate? Take a look at this handy property tax chart from one of our preferred lenders, Melissa Messick at Movement Mortgage:

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And of course, give us a call if you’ve got more questions! We can walk you through your own property tax situation and also help you find a home in a more favorable tax district if you prefer.

We’re here to help.