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2020 vision: More of the same for resales, luxury

The 2020 outlook for home prices is strong—another way of saying it looks like the seller’s market will continue next year, and first-time buyers will go farther to find affordable properties. “Supply channels show little to no relief in sight,” says Pat Riley, CEO of Allen Tate Realtors. Builders are building new homes at a […]

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Charlotte home prices still climbing as much of the country slows down

By Dave Yochum.  The rate of home-price increases fell in June to the lowest level in nearly seven years, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Down Jones Indices and CoreLogic. June 2019 saw an annual increase of 3.1 percent for home prices nationwide, falling from  the previous month’s 3.3 percent gain. […]


Residential outlook remains positive for owners, sellers

The astronomical gains in home prices around much of the country are slowing down, but Charlotte resale prices are still climbing at a moderate pace. Charlotte home prices rose 4.2% year over year, according to Case-Shiller, part of the S&P CoreLogic Indices. The rate of home price increases across the U.S. continues to slow, but […]

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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 […]

The Knox Estate

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 […]


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 […]