Hot Properties

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Housing here is just fine, despite slipping elsewhere

June 10. By Dave Yochum. While the the S&P Dow Jones Indices show declines for five cities—Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego—home price appreciation is doing just fine in Charlotte and the surrounding suburbs. It’s surprising housing isn’t still off the charts: Mortgage rates are at 4 percent, unemployment is close to […]

Prices are up about 4%, still double inflation rate

With home prices continuing to climb, millennials and even older adults are going further afield for better deals on homes—and mansions. Cheaper prices in the exurbs, where homes are more than 16 miles from central business districts, are motivating buyers to drive till they find what suits their pocketbooks. Relatively low gas prices are helping […]

Baby Boomers fix up with Millennial buyers in mind

By Erica Batten. When it comes to outdoor home improvements, Baby Boomers and Millennials are choosing the same products, if for slightly different reasons. “It’s like the Baby Boomers are almost getting ready for the Millennials to buy their homes,” said Todd Cioppa, director of sales at MetroGreenscape in Charlotte, which designs and installs landscaping, […]

High-end properties have more wiggle room in value

By Dave Yochum.  Residential property values in Mecklenburg County have soared, and the tax assessor has the numbers to prove it. But that’s true only up to a point, especially for high-end and luxury real estate. The experts are saying there is room to appeal if your new assessment is about 40 percent above your […]

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Who owns this house? Protect your interests

They picked the wrong house in which to squat: an estate belonging to the heirs of former Davidson Mayor Russell Knox. The family, including his son, current Mayor Rusty Knox, includes lawyers and real estate brokers, commercial and residential. They know what they are doing in all things real estate, and they got it done […]

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Meck property revals coming in: Some commercial up 60 percent since 2011

Jan. 24. The last few years have been awesome from a property owner’s point of view; their homes are worth considerably more. How much more is becoming apparent today as the new Mecklenburg County tax values come online. One lakefront property in The Peninsula in Cornelius, with around 5,000 square feet of living area, climbed […]

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New valuations: Ringing in the new year with a loud gong

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum.  The go-go housing market has been great news for sellers in Lake Norman for years. But now, for owners, the tax man cometh.  Quickly appreciating values, up 5 percent from October of 2017 to October of 2018, according to Case-Shiller, will be reflected in new valuations coming from Mecklenburg County […]

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Beautiful home on Belle Isle Drive sells for $1.25 million

This house at 17101 Belle Isle Drive in Cornelius sold for $1.25 million after almost three months on the market. Sandy Reynolds with ReMax Executive had the waterfront listing. Brian Fisher with Keller Williams represented the buyers.

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Exquisite estate on Lake Norman on market for $5.9 million

Picture a perfectly gorgeous 12,000-square-foot lakefront home on two private acres in The Point.  The house, at 127 Thurstons Way, was listed at $7.95 million in 2015, and reduced to $7.45 million in 2016.  It’s been re-listed at $5.9 million with Victor and Amy Petrenko of Premier Sotheby’s International.  The back story is interesting. With […]

Charlotte home prices are on the up and up, but how long?

Like the Energizer Bunny, the upward trajectory of Charlotte home prices keeps on going. Year-over-year, prices rose 5.7 percent in Charlotte from June of 2017 to June of this year. It’s slightly less than the 20-city composite average of 6.3 percent, according to Case-Shiller, the S&P Dow Jones index for home prices. Charlotte’s year-over-year came […]

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