All About North Carolina Real Estate

By Michael St. Germain
(The St. Germain Group, LLC brokered by eXp Realty, LLC)
Albemarle, NC, homeowners generally want to boost their home's worth. The changing market makes it hard to keep up. To raise your home's value, you'll want to make upgrades that buyers will find appealing. This could include anything from renovating the kitchen to adding a fresh coat of paint. By making your home more attractive to potential buyers, you can increase its value and hopefully get a better return on your investment.What are the other effective ways to bump your home's worth? Here are tips that will help you get started.How to Increase the Value of Your HomeBelow are some ways to help you increase the value of your home.Make Improvements to Your Home's ExteriorThe façade of a home is as essential as the interior. Potential buyers will examine your home's façade.There are sev...
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By Michael St. Germain
(The St. Germain Group, LLC brokered by eXp Realty, LLC)
What is a home inspection, and why do you need one before you buy a home in Stanly County? Once you have an offer on your house, the buyer will arrange a home inspection on your property by a home inspector. I prepared this home inspection preparation guide for you. I want you to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” home.The St. Germain Group believes that knowledge is power, and so is preparation.1. Keep in Mind that the Home Inspection Process is Not PersonalHome inspection gets a bad reputation from most sellers. The idea that a stranger is inspecting every nook and cranny is uncomfortable. Remember that it is not a personal attack, even if it feels like one. Flaws may arise during the inspection. Most of these flaws may even be unknown to you before the inspection. A ...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Buying a home in Charlotte, NC is often seen as the more traditional route, but that isn’t always the right choice for everyone. For example, if you’re not planning on staying in one place for very long, then it might make more sense to rent. The same is true if you’re not ready to commit to a mortgage or if you’re still trying to save up for a down payment. On the other hand, buying a home can be a significant investment, allowing you to build long-term equity. The best option for you will still depend on your unique circumstances. As a real estate agent of Showcase Realty, I have extensive experience helping clients navigate the complex world of renting and buying homes in Charlotte, NC. Let’s take a closer look at some of these pros and cons to help you decide whether it’s better to ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Historic Community Elizabeth Market Report | Charlotte NC – DEC 2022 About Elizabeth The Elizabeth neighborhood was home to department store magnate William Henry Belk, and the city’s first neighborhood movie theater, The Visulite, a popular night spot in Elizabeth which continues to feature live music nightly. New shops, up-scale restaurants and revitalization along Elizabeth Avenue has created a trendy Charlotte NC hot spot which attracts many visitors to the Elizabeth community. Needless to say, in most markets,homes do not stay on the market long in Elizabeth. Favorite local spots in Elizabeth Charlotte NC – All are just a stone’s throw away from homes in Elizabeth including:Hawthorne’s NY Pizza | 1701 E 7th ST | 704-358-9339 La-Tea-da’s | 3401 Commonwealth AVE | 704-338-6864The Fig...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Deerfield Creek (South Charlotte) Market Report DEC 2022This lovely South Charlotte community offers a variety of home styles, convenient location & lifestyle and excellent schools. If you’re in search of a Charlotte area luxury neighborhood, look no farther than Deerfield Creek.   Although Deerfield Creek has a Matthews address, it is located in southern Mecklenburg County. Deerfield  Creek is a gorgeous community that boasts fabulous neighborhood amenities including pool, playground, tennis courts, an open air cabana, basketball court and more.  You’ll also enjoy wonderful neighbors in this popular South Charlotte neighborhood. Top-ranked school assignments include Providence High School.Now, how’s the Deerfield Creek residential real estate market doing?  Here are the final numbers f...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HAPPENING IN CHARLOTTE'S BALLANTYNE & BLAKENEY AREAS THIS HOLIDAY SEASONFun for the entire family! Carolina Holiday Light Spectacular: it's the first annual holiday light tour in Ballantyne's Backyard. Explore an outdoor walking trail of a million lights, larger-than-life snow globes, a giant snow tubing slide, a Christmas village and more! Ballantyne's Backyard will turn in a winter wonderland  December 12th through 31st. (Free) Gingerbread Lane at The Ballantyne Hotel: stroll through an enchanting display of gingerbread creations by both professionals and amateurs. Open 11:00 AM till 7:00 PM through December 26th. (Free) Strolling Holiday Entertainment at Blakeney Town Center: enjoy strolling holiday performers roaming Blakeney Town Center. A variety of entertainers, including stilt ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
IS A NEW CHARLOTTE REGION HOME ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST THIS YEAR?THERE'S STILL TIME TO FIND ONE IN 2022! If a new Charlotte area home is on your Christmas list for 2022, but you haven't yet found your dream home, there's still time to find a home this year. Why not end your house search in 2022 the right way... with Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners/Coldwell Banker Realty  helping you find your way home? We've been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers for over 22 years, both in North Carolina and South Carolina.  WHAT TO KNOW IF YOU'RE PURSUING YOUR DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP Charlotte Area Property Search: We Make It EasySearch GreatHomesInCharlotte.com for real estate and homes for sale throughout the Charlotte region. You can search real estate listings by basic and adv...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Dilworth (Charlotte NC) Market Report - DEC 2022Charlotte NC - Dilworth envelopes residents and visitors with tree-lined streets, fronting beautiful, architecturally designed homes - many with wrap-around porches and mostly craftsman-style homes.  As well, quaint little shops and restaurants are all within walking distance to homes in Dilworth Charlotte NC.  Local merchants offer personal attention as well as an ambiance that is simply Dilworth’s trademark.  It is difficult to believe that anyone ever considered Dilworth a 'suburb' as they did in the late 1800's.    Take a tour and see why Dilworth is the choice among many Uptown young professionals, retirees and families who simply adore the 'neighborhood' feel of Dilworth.    *Dilworth residents enjoy Dilworth being home to Freedom Pa...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Creekshire Estates Market Report DEC 2022 (Steele Creek) Creekshire Estates residents are enjoying the fabulous community as we are in the final days of the fall season. Residents are out and about in the community, enjoying the cooler 'almost-winter' weather. Imagine living in such a welcoming community, with their incredibly 'social' residents. This popular Steele Creek neighborhood is not only 'the place to be' but, it is also located in one of Charlotte’s most sought-after, growing areas. The HOA dues are also quite reasonable and, as I mentioned, the neighbors, exceptionally friendly! The convenient location in Steele Creek makes Creekshire the kind of community that many Charlotte home buyers want to call home. For those reasons and more, Creekshire Estates homes tend to command t...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Beverly Woods Market Report DEC 2022 (SouthPark Neighborhood)The SouthPark community of Beverly Woods, developed during the 1960's and 1970's, remains one of Charlotte's most coveted Crosland communities.  Beverly Woods is known for its spacious, arboreous lots - simply filled with mature landscaping - and the wonderful 'community' feel within. The premier SouthPark location and the variety of homes - from ranches to split levels to two-story homes, making the streetscape inviting. Beverly Woods (SouthPark Neighborhood) Market Report is reflective of just how popular this community really is. There's just no community in Charlotte like it!  The Beverly Woods real estate market continues to be in a strong sellers market with sales prices continuing to level out during November, 2022. Upd...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Popular SouthPark Neighborhood Market Update DEC 2022  - Barclay Downs Barclay Downs - A SouthPark Community - Market Report SEP 2022 How's the Market in Barclay Downs? BARCLAY DOWNS SOUTHPARK CHARLOTTE:  SouthPark, once part of a 3,000-acre farm owned by N.C. Gov. Cameron Morrison, that has since been transformed into one of North Carolina’s most esteemed and successful live/work communities. It contains one of the most popular neighborhoods in Charlotte - Barclay Downs. Neighbors include SouthPark Mall, The Colony, Piedmont Row and more. Barclay Downs features several award winning public schools, a regional library, and plenty of general and specialty retail shopping.Barclay Down’s livability score is 68 – ranked #66 in Charlotte and #76 in North Carolina. It currently has a 97% high...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD IN JUST 5 DAYS!** 3br/2bth home w/screened porch in the Millbrook neighborhood, Wilmington NC! Listed, marketed, & SOLD IN JUST 5 DAYS by our own Jennifer Coxe! Need help selling your Wilmington area property? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/millbrook-homes-for-sale/
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By Michael St. Germain
(The St. Germain Group, LLC brokered by eXp Realty, LLC)
Homeselling can be exciting and rewarding, but it is not without its challenges. When selling your home, it's essential to make sure you do everything you can to boost your chances of a successful sale. Unfortunately, many home sellers make common mistakes that can sabotage their sales.One of the most common mistakes when selling your home in Albemarle, NC is overpricing. This can lead to your home sitting on the market for too long, costing you more in the long run. Not doing your research is also another mistake sellers commit.Selling your home can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. By avoiding these mistakes, the process can go as smoothly as possible. So what are these mistakes, and how do you avoid them? Keep reading to find out! What Are the Most Important Things to Fix When...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS? Should you wait for spring to list your home for sale? Should you take your home off the market during the holidays if you're already listed for sale?Tomorrow is December 1st... I guess you could say the holiday season is officially on! One question I always get at this time of year is "should we sell our home during the holidays or should we wait for the spring season?" My answer is always an unequivocal YES, you should sell your home during the holidays. The holiday season can be a great time to sell your home. TOP REASONS TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE AREA HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYSThe "conventional wisdom" that says the holidays are not a good time to sell a home isn't all that wise and should be put to rest once and for all! ...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Picture this: After years of hard work, you've finally saved enough for a new home. You're excited and more than ready to look for one, but you're unsure where to begin. Should you settle for driving around and looking for properties with “For Sale” cardboards to choose from? When buying a Southpark Charlotte, NC home, employing the professional help of a real estate agent is a great way to save valuable time and effort. Through this, you are getting the best guidance before you jump on a decision. DIYs or ‘do-it-yourself’ might be the hype nowadays. Yet, it's not the best choice for your house hunting. Homeownership is a serious commitment. You are spending hard-earned money, so you want to do everything right.Browsing the web can be an excellent start, but doing proper research will t...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD!** Gorgeous cul-de-sac home in Covil Estates, Wilmington NC! Listed, marketed, and SOLD IN JUST 10 DAYS! Need help selling your Wilmington area home? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/covil-estates-homes-for-sale/
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
9 PLACES TO SEE THE NUTCRACKER BALLET IN THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA THIS HOLIDAY SEASONAre You A Nutcracker Ballet Fan?Is attending a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet a Christmas tradition for your family?  Attending a performance of the Nutcrack Ballet was a tradition I grew up with. Seeing the New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine's Nutcracker Ballet each Christmas season is where I first developed my love of the ballet. The tradition of attending a performance of The Nutcracker is still something I look forward to each holiday season. If you're Nutcracker Ballet fan, Charlotte offers numerous venues throughout the Charlotte region in the month of December to attend and enjoy this much beloved ballet and Tchaikovsky's beautiful music (including even a hip hop version of t...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
HOW MUCH HAS YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME'S VALUE INCREASED IN 2022? Throughout much of 2022 the Greater Charlotte Region continued to suffer from a persistent lack of inventory. The lack of inventory was further exacerbated by the region's continued population growth at a pace greater than the national average, baby boomers who continue to live in their homes, and less new construction inventory.  Demand for homes outweighing the supply of homes has been the story of the Charlotte region's housing market in 2020, 2021, and into 2022 resulting in price appreciation that is leading many areas of the nation in annual gains. The Charlotte region continues to rank high on the hottest housing market lists. And that also means that Charlotte region homeowners have more equity in their homes th...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
McAdenville, North Carolina, also known as Christmas Town, USA  kicks off its 66th annual Christmas Light Festival, Thursday, December 1st, with the official tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM. From December 1st through December 26th, you can visit Christmas Town, USA where McAdenville's Christmas lights will burn bright each night from 5:30 PM till 10:00 pm.  And don't forget about the Yule Log Parade on December 15th, beginning at 5:30 PM. The Yule Log Parade has been a McAdenville Christmas tradition since 1949. Why is McAdenville, North Carolina called Christmas Town, USA? Since 1956, the town has been transformed in the month of December into a "winter wonderland," featuring the biggest holiday light display in the USA with over 500,000 lights, plus hundreds of decorated , live tree...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD!** Beautiful 3br/2bth home in Tranquil Harbor, Oak Island NC! Listed, marketed, and SOLD by our very own Jennifer Coxe! Need help selling your Oak Island property? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/tranquil-harbor-oak-island-nc/
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