charlotte real estate: Guaranteed! 400 EXCLUSIVE Charlotte Real Estate Deals! - 08/30/10 04:12 PM
Charlotte Real Estate Market
Sellers are dropping prices to sell by the end of the year, and banks are unloading there Charlotte foreclosure inventory- so get the Charlotte Real Estate DEALS with HUGE price reductions NOW. The areas I pulled from are Charlotte real estate in and around, South Charlotte, Uptown Charlotte Condos, Myers Park , Dilworth, Union County, Lake Wylie, Matthews, Mint Hill, Gastonia, Lake Norman, and Huntersville properties in  the Charlotte Metro Area of North and South Carolina If you seen anything that intrigues you be sure to give us a SHOUT!! Subscribe to my RSS feeds and … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Top 10 things to know about buying a Charlotte home - 08/03/10 09:35 PM
1. Don't buy a Charlotte home if you don't plan to stay!
Buying a Charlotte home is not a short term commitment. If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years (I like to say 5,) then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, it's an even worse scenario.  You need to understand you most likely will not recoup your … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Sizzling Charlotte Real Estate Deals! - 07/16/10 06:50 PM
ome of the most recommended and sought after Charlotte communities are Myers Park, Dilworth, Cotswold, NoDa, South Park, and Charlotte condos uptown. I personally like the convenience of living in South Park Charlotte. I find it interesting that in the heart of Charlotte where these stable Charlotte communities exist it is quite hard to convince a Charlotte newcomer why they are so special. Eventually they will appreciate the  mature trees,  sidewalks, convenience, ice cream trucks, and friendly Charlotte neighbors. and these are just a few reasons. Still, newcomers quite often still go for the commute for the newer larger homes far … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: One Potato, Two Potato, THREE! - 04/23/10 04:51 PM


One potato, two potato, three potato, four...have you filled out your 2010 Census?  You need to get this taken care of! Not only is it required by law but it also benefits our area with federal money that we need in order to subsidize funds that our local taxes do not provide. In fact, there are more than $300 billion worth of funds the federal government can send to certain communities that are deficient in areas like healthcare, education, and law enforcement. These are exactly the places Charlotte-Mecklenburg can use a little help from Uncle Sam to make the … (2 comments)

charlotte real estate: No thorns in this Cotswold Briarpatch - 04/23/10 04:20 PM

"What do you see?...a trusted old friend...a place for first steps, snowball fights and "watch me, no really Daddy are you watching" moments at the pool..." (see the Bansemer's Homestory below)  that's the way Brenda and Ken Bansemer describe their home (for sale) at 401 Briarpatch Lane in the heart of Charlotte's beloved Cotswold area. Cotswold has long been one of this areas where you were just close enough to everything but far enough away that this home could be called a retreat. Close enough to Cotswold Mall, Shun Lee Chinese, Starbucks....ten minutes from uptown Charlotte and around the block … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Apples, Oranges? Appraisals Are Becoming Rotten Fruit - 09/29/09 12:26 PM

I share my friend, Miami Realtor Ines Hegedus-Garcia’s appraisal that whether you’re in Miami or Charlotte nobody is happy with the current state of residential real estate appraisals.
Home appraisals used to be, more or less a check off (not a good thing), a part of the process to ensure that someone did not buy a home that was wildly over or under priced (as Martha would say that’s a good thing). Nevertheless the exact and only true value of a house is the price that a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept, today … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Uptown Charlotte in High Definition and Moving Fast - 05/22/09 02:38 PM
Just a very cool, very well done trip through uptown Charlotte at Night. Charlotte is Moving Fast!
 
 
 
Courtesy of Charlotte’s own Rob Armstrong check him out here.
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charlotte real estate: TalkCharlotte…Much More than a Hunch! - 05/22/09 02:34 PM


Here’s the story…(yes go ahead and click) ~ you know you want to! OK so maybe comparing the Charlotte real estate market to the Brady Bunch is a stretch BUT hey these days we could all use a dose of that fabled Brady mirth!
I’ve been mostly a fly on the wall the last few years writing this blog and watching my wife Rhonda build her very successful real estate business. Along the way Donna has built TalkCharlotte into something very special. I’ve learned three things:
Being a good Realtor® is hard, very hard work It is not about … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Rhonda Gibbons | Charlotte Realtor and Go-Giver! - 05/11/09 12:08 PM

Being a Realtor® is all about connection not connection(s). After all you have to connect with someone before you can sell them or help them ~ two very different things. So then a Realtor® is just a salesperson (for some that’s true).  I was at a meeting with one of the “big time” real estate industry gurus (can’t remember his name let’s call him Bart). Bart was coaching (not at RE/MAX) Realtors® about how to maximize their time with clients essentially how to get them to buy, buy, buy (click for a special treat) or move on to the next … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Secret to Selling Your Home? Get a geranium! - 05/08/09 12:55 PM
OK maybe it’s not quite that simple ~ but I am big believer in simple solutions for complex problems. It’s tough out there ~ I bet as a team we have 100 people who want to, are itching to move to Charlotte ~ but they can’t sell their homes! Sound familiar?
I think you’ll be interested in the “Cinderella Story” of little ole’ 1622 Geneva Court in the heart of Myers Park. This is one of Blake’s favorite listings, nestled on a secret cul de sac the lovely brick ranch is but a stones throw (literally) from the Freedom Park Lake. … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Charlotte NC, Boomtown? - 05/04/09 12:29 PM
Did you know Charlotte was once a goldrush boomtown! Things like the Reed Gold Mine, our Goldrush Trolley System, the Mint Museum, the beautiful miner statue (shown here) and our beloved UNCC 49ers all reflect the rich heritage of a gold mining boomtown (turn it up)!
So what now? Is Charlotte a boomtown, is any city really a boomtown anymore these days? One of our favorite Charlotte Observer columnists and bloggers is Peter St. Orge - he recently started up what he calls The Squeeze — I suppose Charlotte Scoop was taken haha. Peter does a nice job summing up Charlotte’s … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Out to make a killing in real estate? Charlotte’s probably not for you! - 05/04/09 11:12 AM
A Realtor telling you you’re probably not going to get rich** ~ depending upon your view that’s either killing the sale or refreshing. For those of you out to make a killing ~ you might check here, here or invent one of these.
Are they gone yet? OK good, for the rest of you…here’s some refreshing news on Charlotte Real Estate. The Charlotte market is sound — it has not collapsed nor is it (or was it ever) as apparently RED HOT as Naples, Florida (see above). Most of the people in Charlotte are working and living comfortably, happily in their … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: So you think we have it tough... - 03/13/09 09:29 AM
 
So you think we have it tough…
March 13th, 2009 categories: Home Financing, Jackie Stutts, Real Estate Grind

 
 
So you think we have it tough now, take a look at this. This was lifted off the front page of the Charlotte Observer on March 30, 1980. My wife Jackie Stutts and I bought our first house in closing months in 1980. Considering where the interest rates had been earlier in the year, we were more than thrilled when rates dropped below 12% and we got our first mortgage at the bargain basement rate of 11.75% for a … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Gimme a Break, Please - 12/08/08 10:55 AM
Gimme a Break, Please!
December 5th, 2008 categories: Charlotte Eats, Charlotte Lifestyle
 
Have you already had your fill of turkey, dressing , and ham for this holiday season?  Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are around the corner so why not take a break from the typical holiday staples.  I suggest that you try an ethnic restaurant to add some flavor to your palate.  Dilworth, a Charlotte community south of Uptown, has several options to give you that much desired break from turkey overload.
 
The Kabob Grill,  which is on East Boulevard, offers "exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine."  In addition to mouth watering kabob entrees, the Kabob Grill offers spicy appetizers … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Red Tag SALE on Homes! - 12/01/08 02:49 PM
Red Tag Sale on Homes!
December 1st, 2008 categories: Real Estate Grind
It is shopping season and the perfect time to get a sale price on a new home especially for the family that needs a little more room. Interest rates are down, homes are on sale - some have been reduced by 35%! So what are you waiting for? It is the time to give yourself a great Holiday present...a new home!!
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charlotte real estate: Bordering on Bliss! - 11/30/08 11:12 PM
Bordering on Bliss
November 28th, 2008 categories: Charlotte Lifestyle, Real Estate Grind

Do you want to make a run for the border?  Is your mouth watering thinking of seeking your teeth into that delicious, meaty taco .  Well. . . you're thinking of the wrong border.   The border that I'm talking about is the South Carolina border and the town of Fort Mill, SC.  
Check out this YouTube video for a tour of Fort Mill.  Fort Mill has a lot to offer so you could be bordering on bliss if you lived there.
 
 
 
If you still aren't sure about venturing south of border, here's an … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Perfect Location Designer Home - 11/16/08 10:55 AM
Perfect Location Designer HomeLocation: ReavencrestExceptional home! This better than new townhouse features a bright & open floor plan. Professionally decorated w/neutral colors,dramatic foyer, great room w/fireplace,breakfast bar,dining area and lovely patio. Spacious owner suite w/vaulted ceiling,deluxe bath,garden tub,sep.shower. Designer lighting,2"blinds. One of a few 2 car garage,extra storage. Awesome location in prestige Ballantyne area. Walk to Blakeney & Stonecrest. Great amenities! Minutes from I-485. Swim & tennis Community.InformationContact Information Donna Johnston704-517-3925Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingPrice: $189,900.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location12416 Crowley CtCharlotte, NC 28277View MapFeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Parking Spaces: GarageYear Built: 2003Subdivision: ReavencrestAttached on: 2 SidesGarage Size: 2School District: Ardry KellSquare … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Best STEAL in Dilworth! - 11/16/08 10:45 AM
Best STEAL in Dilworth!Location: DilworthAttention to detail really shows in this home. Hvy molding, and all rooms are “smart wired.” Gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles, granite counters in kitchen and all baths. Upstairs entertainment with theaters and a 50”TV! Bright with lots of room to entertain. Irrigation and security system. Large deck off rear of the house with a private large landscaped yard backing to a 2 car garage. Best house for the $$! For a virtual floorplan see www.525Atherton.comInformationContact Information Donna Johnston704-517-3925Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingPrice: $649,900Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location525 Atherton StCharlotte, NC 28203View MapLinksVirtual … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: View of the 5th Fairway Ballantyne Country Club! - 11/16/08 10:42 AM
View of the 5th Fairway Ballantyne Country Club!Location: Ballantyne Country ClubThis hard coat stucco home with a stacked stone front entry has a glass front door with side lights and a graceful arched window accent to great you. You will be taken away by the soaring 2-story foyer with palladium arched windows. The stunning 2 story great room has hardwood floors, French doors to the patio and a wall of windows overlooking the 5th fairway of Ballantyne Country Club. Gas log fireplace is flanked by custom built-in cabinets and shelves. A gracious formal dining room features hardwood floors, crown, chair rail … (0 comments)

charlotte real estate: Perfect Updated Ranch! - 11/16/08 10:39 AM
Perfect Updated Ranch!Location: Faires FarmBeautifully updated ranch with bonus has tile in all baths & hardwoods in foyer, kitchen & breakfast. Great room w/ fireplace open to kitchen w/ breakfast bar. Master has trey ceiling, walk-in closet. Huge bonus room w/ built-in cabinet, half bath, access door to side of home and permanent stairs to floored attic storage. Deck overlooks level rear yard w/ mature privacy plantings and hardwoods. Attic has tons of storage space with the potential of 280 sq. ft. available for additional finished living space. Garage was converted into fabulous bonus room. Master bath as dual sinks. Driveway … (0 comments)

 
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