Stonehaven Open House THIS Sunday, December 22nd!

Avoid the shopping crowds and come take a look at 711 Ashmeade.
Newly reduced!

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You’re not going to believe how many upgrades this home has, making it a perfect choice for any family. With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a massive backyard, it’s hard to articulate what a fabulous deal this home is at the newly-reduced price of only $290,000. Come see for yourself!

Sunday, December 22nd from 11:00am-2:00pm, 711 Ashmeade Road will be open for you to tour. Explore the home’s huge master bedroom, check out the gorgeous hardwood floors and even take in the updated exterior! As if all these upgrades weren’t enough, this home is located within Stonehaven, one of the most desirable communities in Charlotte, and is within a short drive to many of the area’s best schools.

For more information on 711 Ashmeade Road, stop by the open house this weekend or contact Leigh Bryant with On the Move Charlotte!

 

 

“We’ve Gotten a Chance to Make This House Into a Home”

The sellers at 711 Ashmeade Road have made many, many memories
in their first family home.

It’s time for them to transition to a different house, but we asked them to tell us
a little bit about why they’ve loved living here so much…

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Q: What made you most excited about your home when you purchased it? 

It is a solid, well-built home.  We were excited about rolling up our sleeves, getting to work and seeing the transformation.  From the deck to the hardiplank siding to the granite counter-tops in the kitchen, we’ve gotten a chance to make this house into our home.  Yard

Q: What will you miss most about your home?
The bay window in the kitchen, the screened porch, the deck.  We have spent lots of time enjoying the private wooded backyard and our children have made many memories outside.  
 
Q: What is something nearby that you enjoyed the most?  
Getting involved in the neighborhood has been wonderful.  From playgroups to Bunco and Halloween parades and Easter Egg hunts, the neighborhood has it all.  We’ve made life-long friends with neighbors, both young and old.  We love being close to a great playground, biking to Poppy’s for a bagel, visiting the pet store and toy store at Cotswold shopping center, etc.
 
Q: Anything special to share with the family who purchases it?
We brought our two children home from the hospital to this house. We pushed them on swings hung in the magnolia out front.  It has been a wonderful home and I am sure the next family will feel the same way.  

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Want to see for yourself why the owners of 711 Ashmeade love this home so much? Call Leigh Bryant today to schedule a showing!

 

 

 

Featured Neighborhood: Sedgefield

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Sedgefield is one of Charlotte’s fastest-growing neighborhoods.

Located just south of historic Dilworth, the Sedgefield neighborhood is truly on the move. A popular spot for young professionals and families, Sedgefield is mostly comprised of ranch-style homes, craftsman houses, and traditional brick homes. There’s a lot of renovation going on in this area and it’s a hot place to score a deal on a property that’s ripe for upgrades. Close to Park Road, I-77, and all the restaurants and shops of Dilworth and Southend, Sedgefield is Charlotte’s next big neighborhood.

A few of the best features of the Sedgefield neighborhood include…

 

park road shopping centerShops and Restaurants:

Sedgefield is sandwiched between Park Road and South Boulevard, both teeming with retail and restaurants. From Park Road Shopping Center (which has tons of eateries and even a movie theater!) to the ethnic restaurants and big-box home stores of South Boulevard, there are few things homeowners could need that aren’t a short drive from Sedgefield.

Access to Highways:

Many commuters choose to live in Sedgefield whether they work in Uptown or South Charlotte. Just minutes from several entrances to I-77 and just a few miles from Independence Boulevard. Sedgefield’s far enough from the highways to avoid major traffic issues but close enough for a short commute. The light rail is also walkable from some parts of Sedgefield.

sedgefield parkNearby Parks:

Freedom Park, Charlotte’s flagship outdoor space, is less than a mile from most parts of Sedgefield. Additionally, the neighborhood has its own 5-acre park, the aptly-named Sedgefield Park, as well as E.B. Moore Park. The streets of Sedgefield are wide and tree-lined and most have sidewalks which make it a perfect place for avid runners, walkers, or young families to stroll.

Community Atmosphere:

People are always out and about in Sedgefield. With a 20-year old neighborhood association, the neighborhood has a real sense of community and often features street clean ups, block parties, and neighborhood fundraisers. The Sedgefield public school district is a plus for many families, too. If you’re looking for subdivision-style living without all the hassle of an organized political system within the community, Sedgefield may be the place.

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One of the best things about Sedgefield is the variety of home styles available here. No matter what kind of budget you’re working with you can usually find something in the area that works for you – but you may have to be willing to do some renovating! Plenty of homes here have been lovingly restored and maintained and Sedgefield is truly a neighborhood you can buy a first home in, raise a family in, and retire in.

 

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No one knows Sedgefield better than On the Move Charlotte.

Want to learn more about buying or selling in Sedgefield? Contact Leigh Bryant and Michelle Duyck at 704.516.3318 today to talk about your options.

One, Two, Three, FOUR Open Houses This Weekend!

group favoriteWe’re showing off some of our favorite listings this weekend!

The On the Move Charlotte team is staying busy. See below for information on the open houses as well as video tours that allow you to preview these great properties. We hope to see you this weekend!

Click on the photos below to begin your video tour.

7046 Rocky Falls Road
$285,000
Sunday, September 8, 2:00-4:00pm

Located in the south Charlotte neighborhood of Stonehaven, Rocky Falls Rd. is a stunning brick home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. You have to check out its great cul-de-sac location and the amazing backyard!
7046 Rocky Falls

 

716 English Tudor Lane
$400,000 (fully furnished)
Sunday, September 8, 2:00-4:00pm

This luxury townhome is located in The Gardens at Wendover and is being offered fully furnished. With over 3,000 square feet of living space as well as 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms you won’t find a better value on the Charlotte townhome market.
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5312 Unaka Avenue
$165,000
Sunday, September 8, 1:00-4:00pm

Conveniently located, Unaka Avenue has plenty of room for a growing family! Three bedrooms, two bathrooms with a full garage workshop as well as a HUGE yard. You truly have to see this lot to believe it!
Unaka outside picture

 

6534 Ciscayne Place
$295,000
Sunday, September 8, 2:00-4:00pm

This hot property is going on the market just this weekend! Stay tuned for details and come visit the open house to see this great property for yourself!

 Ciscayne

 

 

Video Tour Of Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is a growing, vibrant city! Check out this informational video tour to find out what the Queen City has to offer…

7 Home Improvements for Spring to Get Your House Sold by Summer

Studies show over 80% of first-time home buyers are looking for a house that’s “move-in ready.” Although most buyers are willing to overlook a few needed renovations for the opportunity to land the perfect house, some just can’t see past a home’s flaws. Never count on a buyer’s ability to imagine how good your house would look IF…IF the porch was clean, IF the paint was fresh, IF the cabinets were new.

Spring is the perfect time to make a few simple improvements to your home to greatly increase its liklihood of being sold. Your house only has one chance to make a first impression. These tips from On the Move Charlotte offer simple, inexpensive fixes for some of your home’s biggest selling hurdles.

7. Improve the Exterior

When potential buyers drive up, you want them to be blown away by your house. You’ve learned to look past those rusty gutters and peeling paint but buyers won’t. Spend a few hours doing the touch-ups you can handle on your own and consider spending the money to have the house repainted and professional landscaping installed this May.

6. Update the Fixtures

It’s amazing what an impact little details can have on a buyer’s impression of your home. If your fixtures – the bathroom faucet, the cabinet handles, even the door hinges – scream “1980s!” the rest of your home will too. Changing out the fixtures is one of the cheapest ways to bring your house into the 21st century.

5. Clean the Nooks

Over time, every home gets dirty. Does your bathroom grout have a gray, worn tinge to it? What about the deck…has green lichen started to spread up the posts? Hiring a professional cleaning crew (or putting the kids to work!) and renting a pressure washer will freshen up your house and give your buyers the impression you’ve taken excellent care of your home.

4. Work the Windows

Your windows are one of your home’s greatest assets – make sure they’re being used effectively. Remove any heavy curtains or blinds and change out old, cloudy screens with new ones. Give your windows a thorough cleaning inside and outside to make sure every ray of sunlight can be exploited. Natural light is a home seller’s best friend and can make the difference between “it’s nice” and “I have to have it!”

3. Spiff Up the Floors

Buyers love hardwood, but if your wood floors are dented, dinged, or scratched, now may be the time to shell out for refinishing. Likewise, outdated, blonde-wood floors may be dating your house rather than adding value so consider choosing a more modern stain color. If you’ve got carpets just make sure they’re very clean – hire a steam cleaning company to come in or better yet, replace the carpets altogether if you can afford it.

2. Invest in the Kitchen

Some home improvements won’t ever “pay you back,” particularly if you over-upgrade the kitchen. However, a great kitchen can sell your home so it’s worth the bulk of your improvement cash. Changing out the appliances is worth it if yours are especially old, as is replacing the countertops. Don’t worry about not having custom tile or top-of-the-line granite – just do what you can to make your kitchen look fresh, clean, and updated within reason.

1. Replace the Roof

Nothing makes your home look less livable than a stained, cracking roof. Likewise, nothing improves the wow factor of the outside of your house like a shiny new roof. This is an expensive fix but Spring is the perfect time. The winter weather’s over and a new roof can actually save you money on summer’s hefty cooling bills. If you’re on the fence about springing for a new roof, remember that most sellers have to replace worn out roofs anyway once an offer moves to the inspection stage.

 

Picture of Leigh Bryant, Realtor - Keller Williams RealtyIf you’re considering putting your house on the market this Spring, know that selling prices in Charlotte are at their highest point in years. Leigh Bryant of On the Move Charlotte represents sellers all over Charlotte, from Ballantyne to the University area. Call Leigh at 704.513.3318 today to discuss your home’s market value.

Charlotte’s Best Spring and Summer Festivals

“Charlotte’s Got a Lot,” that much is for certain. One of the reasons residents and visitors from all over North Carolina love spring in Charlotte is the plethora of fun, family-friendly festivals the city has to offer this time of year. Between May and September, Charlotte, NC comes alive with events.

Check out On the Move Charlotte’s list of the city’s best spring and summer festivals and get them on your calendar today!

 

Charlotte Fair
May 3rd-12th  various times
Metrolina Expo Center

Charlotte’s Fair rivals any state fair in the nation (well, almost) and comes complete with games, rides, and all the funnel cakes you can eat! This classic American fair is a perfect family spot and ticket prices vary depending on the activities you choose. Between all the stuffed animals you can win and the 5th time on the merry-go-round, you’re going to fall in love with Charlotte here.

 

Charlotte Dragon Boat Race and Asian Festival
May 4th   all day
Ramsey Creek Park

Charlotte’s biggest Asian festival also includes a dragon boat race…how neat is that? Ramsey Creek is the perfect place to bring the family and take in some Asian culture. From music to food to historical dragon boat racing, the Asian festival is fun for all ages.

 

Carolina Claymatters Pottery Festival
May 11th  10;00am-4:00pm
McAlpine Creek Park (Dairy Barn)

Over 45 claymakers and potters will be in attendance at this year’s claymatters festival. It’s the perfect place to find some totally unique Carolina crafts you can’t get anywhere else.

 

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival
May 11th  two sessions
Symphony Park, Southpark

If pottery isn’t what you had in mind, head over to gorgeous Symphony Park to try some of the area’s best beer, bourbon and of course, barbecue. Expect to wait in line a bit but know you’ll get to sample some of Charlotte’s most unique culinary offerings – washed down by stout bourbon, of course.

 

Family Festival at Historic Rosedale Plantation
May 18th   11:00am-6:00pm
Rosedale Plantation

Rosedale is one of Charlotte’s best kept antebellum homes and offers historical lessons complete with character dress all throughout the year! The spring is when the plantation really puts on a show, however, offering arts festivals and their big event, the Family Festival. Crafts, music and food will all be available to families with kids.

 

Food Lion Speed Street
May 23-25th  12:00pm-11:00pm
Uptown Charlotte

Speed Street is a Charlotte tradition! Uptown closes off many of its busiest streets for an urban festival – food trucks, vendors, and of course, live music. Speed Street leads up to the Coca Cola 600, the largest NASCAR race in Charlotte, and this year’s headliners include 90’s favorite Sister Hazel.

 

Taste of Charlotte
June 7-9th  various times
Uptown Charlotte

Taste of Charlotte has become one of the area’s preiminent food festivals. It’s a great place to sample some of Charlotte’s best restaurants and take in some music and games as well. Kids are welcome and the event goes on all weekend so it’s a perfect pit stop for lunch or dinner. Price is determined by coins purchased.

 

Summer Love Music Festival
August 10th   1:00pm-10:00pm
Area Fifteen

Summer Love Music Fest is a locally-sponsored music gathering featuring a host of local artists. Live music as well as art will be on display. Admission is $15 and goes to support local arts and musicians.

 

Yiasou Greek Festival
September 13-16th  various times
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Charlotte’s biggest and best Greek festival is held the second week of September each year. Expect delicious Greek food (Spanakopita! Feta!) along with traditional Greek dancing and crafts. This festival is 100% family friendly.

 

Festival in the Park
September 20-22nd  various times
Freedom Park

One of Charlotte’s oldest events, Festival in the Park is the biggest event held in Freedom Park each year. Dilworth’s crowning jewel comes alive with music, craft vendors, artists, and all kinds of food. Bring the dogs and the kids and check out this year’s offerings.

 

Which of Charlotte’s spring festivals are you most looking forward to?

 

 

Featured Charlotte Neighborhood – Chantilly

Chantilly is one of Charlotte’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. 

Affectionately known as “little Elizabeth,” Chantilly has a flavor all its own. Located between Plaza Midwood and the Elizabeth neighborhoods in Midtown Charlotte, Chantilly was originally developed in the 1940s. Now its streets are lined with mature trees and beautifully restored craftsman-style homes, bustling with families and young professionals.

Many of Chantilly’s homes are in the craftsman style, some of which have been lovingly restored to their former glory. There’s also a lot of new construction in Chantilly but the neighborhood is growing gracefully – even the newest homes fit the streets’ aesthetics. Bordered by Independence Boulevard and Briar Creek, Chantilly is incredibly convenient to Uptown Charlotte as well as entrances to I-77 and I-277.

A few of the best features of Charlotte’s Chantilly neighborhood include…

Chantilly Park:

Chantilly Park is easily accessed by foot from most parts of the neighborhood. It’s 7 full acres of green space and includes a volleyball court, multi-purpose field, and even a playground. On weekends, the park teems with activity and the entire neighborhood is very dog friendly.

Independence Park:

Independence Park is one of the best parks in the city. Home to numerous festivals throughout the year (including Petpalooza!), the park has over 19 acres of picnic areas, playgrounds, and soccer fields. It’s an easy walk from Chantilly and there are plenty of dining options nearby, too.

Proximity to Shopping:

Chantilly Shopping Center has many retail offerings and 7th Avenue is an easy walk from most parts of Chantilly. Seventh is the beginning of the Elizabeth district and hosts tons of shops, convenience stores, and salons.

Dining Options:

Between Elizabeth and Independence, dining options abound just outside the residential streets of Chantilly. Kennedy’s Irish Pub, Crisp, Starbucks, and even fine dining at The Fig Tree are all within striking distance. Independence has dozens of fantastic ethnic restaurants, fast food options, and even a farmer’s stand.

Community:

The quiet, tree-lined streets of Chantilly are the perfect setting to raise a family. There’s a flourishing neighborhood association and the neighborhood’s on its way to commissioning signs to mark its borders. Chantilly is also close to several houses of worship as well as Novant Health (formerly Presbyterian Hospital.)

Charming Homes:

The average home for sale in Chantilly is listed around $350,000 and home values continue to rise. As development resumes in and around the neighborhood, homes in Chantilly aren’t staying on the market for long, particularly the pristine crafstmans that populate the neighborhood. Many of the homes in Chantilly must stick to historical guidelines when being redone, so homes here retain a lot of character.

 

On the Move Charlotte is your Chantilly real estate team.
If you’d like to know more about the homes for sale in one of Charlotte’s most desirable communities, call the On the Move Charlotte team at 704-516-3318 today.

Explore all the homes for sale in Chantilly here.

Open House Sunday: Gorgeous Brick Ranch AND a Giveaway!

What’s better than finding your dream property during an open house? Receiving a Spring Goody Bag just for showing up!

 

Sunday, April 14th from 2:00-4:00pm, On the Move Charlotte’s newest team member Michelle Duyck is hosing an Open House in the Stonehaven Neighborhood. And the first 12 families to attend will walk away with a special gift just for touring the property!

Located in South Charlotte, 7328 Easen Court is totally updated, beautifully appointed, and competitively priced. The home has 4 bedrooms (including a master suite), 3 bathrooms, an office-wired garage, and a stunning backyard. Not only is the home’s deck large enough for hosting, the house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac which makes the property perfect for families.


Visit 7328 Easen Court this Sunday from 2-4pm. Call or email Michelle Duyck with On the Move Charlotte if you have questions about this home or other properties in Charlotte.