Charlotte, NC Real Estate News

By Carolina Buyers Agent, We Specialize in Buyer Representation Only!
(Carolina Buyers Agent)
A Shrinking Pool Of BuyersPotential homebuyers can’t help but notice that the number of their competitors for Charlotte homes  is shrinking. This is evident in a number of trends, including fewer Google searches for homes for sale, a decreasing number of requests for home tours, a drop in the number of new mortgage applications, and the Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index, which tracks the number of requests for home-buying services from Redfin agents, fell by 7%.The result is a gradual cooling down of buying activity, which in the long term is expected to exert a moderating pressure on home prices. With mortgage rates in the Charlotte area at their highest level since 2011, it’s no surprise the number of mortgage applications has fallen by 70% from last year. However, it’s unrealistic to exp...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
WHERE TO HONOR THE FALLEN ON MEMORIAL DAY IN THE CHARLOTTE REGION "And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave."... Joseph Rodman Drake So many people just think of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend as the official start of the summer season... but let's not forget the real meaning and reason behind Memorial Day. Memorial Day exists for us to honor and celebrate the men and women who died while serving in the U. S. military. More information about the history of Memorial Day, click here. DID YOU KNOW that each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time? “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”... Claudia Pemberton In the Charlotte...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Greater Charlotte Region's real estate market in April 2022...What you need to know... What it means for you...  With median home prices reaching record highs in April 2022, we saw the continuation of the strong housing market in the 16 county greater Charlotte region. Buyer demand continued to exceed pre-pandemic levels straining inventory and sales momentum. Sales were down for a fourth consecutive month as was new listing activity in 2022. A fast-paced market, which it clearly is with homes seeing 16 average days on market, means buyers have less time to make decisions and negotiate, as multiple offers in high-demand areas cause homes to sell and close quickly. MARKET OVERVIEW FOR CHARLOTTE REGION: APRIL 2022 Pent-up demand from the days of the pandemic continued t...
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By David Snell 704.545.0098, CERTIFIED MOLD INSPECTOR, CERTIFIED MOLD REMOVAL.
(Www.gotmoldwehavethecure.com)
What Have I Done,  To Improve My Life?  What have you done to improve your life?I was talking to a friend of mine, who has recently challenged me to write, about what have I done to improve my life?  I have been thinking and thinking about this and given it much thought, so here goes.I am also writing this to be totally open about what I have changed in my life for the good.  Eating healthy. I care about what I eat and what I drink now.  I am finding out that your health and my health is very important or at least, it should be. I cook every day.  I cook homemade meals.  I rarely eat out, unless I have to.  I cook food from scratch and things that are healthy for me.  No more fast food for me.  I only eat out if I am away from home and I have to eat out and I am on the go.Drink healthy ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
CHARLOTTE, NC RANKED A BEST PLACE TO RETIRE IN 2022 BY FORBESForbes' "Best Places To Retire 2022" list has listed Charlotte as one of the top 25 cities to retire in. Just one other city in North Carolina (Winston Salem) made the top 25 list. Selection of best places to retire was based on a comparison by Forbes of more than 800 cities in America on everything from housing costs, taxes, healthcare, air quality, crime and climate change and natural hazard risks. Here are some of the reasons, Forbes is "high on Charlotte:" High number of health care professionals in the area Warm weather climate High level of air quality Thriving economic, financial, transportation hub No state estate tax No income tax on Social Security   BUT THERE'S MORE...... CHARLOTTE, NC ALSO NAMED A TOP 10 CITY WHERE...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Do I REALLY NEED A Mortgage Pre-Approval To Make An Offer On A Home?A mortgage pre-approval is the first step in your journey to purchasing a home, giving you a competitive edge when you make an offer on a house. Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home.  That's why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan.     Why Does A Mortgage Pre-approval Matter So Much Today? Today, there are many more buyers looking for homes today than there are homes available for sale. That's creating some serious competition. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home is getting 4.8 offers per sale. As a result, bidding wars are still common....
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
CHARLOTTE BEER, BOURBON & BBQ FESTIVAL60 Beers + 40 Bourbons + Lots of BBQ! What can you expect at Charlotte's much loved 15th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on Saturday, May 21st at Ballantyne's Backyard in Charlotte?  For starters... unlimited tastings of 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and all the à la carte BBQ with all the fixings you can eat! PLUS... live rock, blues, and bluegrass music!  PLUS... seminars with master distillers, brew masters, and pit masters! Click here for the full schedule. Not only will you have fun, you'll be helping support a great cause as a portion of event proceeds will go to the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.   VIP Admission: 12:00 pm till pm 6:00 pmVIP tickets include two additional hours of sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of b...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
CALLING ALL CHARLOTTE AREA POTTERY LOVERS! "Pottery is a practical and lasting form of art. Not everyone can afford original paintings, but most people can afford pottery."... Susie Cooper The semi-annual Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival and Spring Market returns to Charlotte on Saturday, May 14 - 2022. Carolina Clay Matters, Inc. holds two pottery festivals each year, featuring work from 50+  talented members. These festivals take place on the second Saturday of each May and October.  “A potter is one of the few people left who uses his natural faculties of heart, head and hand in balance – the whole man”.... Bernard Leach CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF THE POTTERS' BOOTHSMEET THE PARTICIPATING POTTERSCAN'T MAKE SATURDAY'S POTTERY FESTIVAL? CLICK HERE TO SHOP ON-LINE "A day without pott...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LATEST NEWS ON THE BALLANTYNE HOUSING MARKET...WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU...  While there's been lots of talk about housing markets showing signs of slowing down and inventory slowly increasing in April, we saw NO SLOWDOWN in Charlotte's Ballantyne area where homes sold in five days, median home prices reached record levels, and new listings and inventory were critically low. Home sellers continued to received a substantial amount over asking price in final sale price. As a result, Ballantyne (28277 zip code) remained a home seller's market in April 2022, resulting from the continued lack of inventory, which dropped 48.4% year-over-year. Months supply of inventory was down 42.9% compared with April 2021 to 0.4 months of housing supply. Closed and pending sales decreas...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HOPE FLOATS ONCE AGAIN AT THE US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER IN CHARLOTTE, NC!ADOPT A RUBBER DUCK NOW! Sponsored by KinderMourn, the 2022 "Hope Floats" Duck Race will take place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte on Sunday, May 15th. Some 5,000 Charlotteans are expected to line the banks of the main channel to watch 40,000+ adopted, sun-glass wearing, rubber duckies brave the whitewater rapids towards the finish line. The "duck splash" and race begin at 3:30 pm. There is a grand prize of $2,500 if your duck is the first to cross the finish line. Come early at 2:00 pm and enjoy family entertainment until the race begins. The "Hope Floats" Duck Race is in support of KinderMourn's 44-year mission to provide counseling and support services for parents grieving the death of ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 CHARLOTTE, NC RANKED #4 IN TOP 10 MOVING DESTINATIONS IN 2021 Penske Truck Rental's Top 10 Moving Destinations for 2021#1 Houston, TX #2 Las Vegas, NV #3  Phoenix, AZ #4 Charlotte, NC #5 Denver, CO #6 San Antonio, TX #7 Dallas, TX #8 Orlando, FL #9 Austin, TX #10 Chicago, IL  Infographic Credited To Penske Truck Rental WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE GREATER CHARLOTTE REGIONHome buyers in the Greater Charlotte region will continue to face strong competition and tight housing inventory in the coming months. Despite the recent increases in mortgage rates, home buyers need to be prepared for strong competition for homes, which means bidding wars in certain areas and days on market remaining low. Home affordability will also continue to suffer. Despite a decrease in population growth nationally, N...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY: May 9thHONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! No, really! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever!  I just couldn't resist letting everyone know! (And in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day!) The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have a "sole mate." "Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes. No two are alike."-- Gr...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on Charlotte Region's luxury housing market...What happened in April 2022...  What it means for you...   Charlotte Region's single family luxury homes real estate market remained strong with continuing  low levels of inventory that have not been seen in well over a decade. Days on market, both average and median, also were down significantly year-over-year, as were the months supply of inventory.  Luxury home sellers continued to see a higher sale price as a percent of listing price. Median home sale prices increased 4.6%, while average sales prices increased 3.6% year-over-year.  Throughout much of 2021 there was concern that luxury home buyers might "give in" to buyer fatigue and take a "wait and see" position due to frustrations caused by multiple offers, declines in inve...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” — Robert Browning I'm wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers I've been privileged to know and love -- present, past,  expectant, and honorary. Of all the gifts life offers, a loving Mother may just be the greatest of them all! I'm wishing each and every mother and mother figure a day full of love, joy, and laughter!  “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” — Unknown Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the strong, compassionate, amazing women in our lives who generously give the gift of their love and support every day. In so many ways, they serve as valuable guides and sources of inspiration.  "A mother's hug last long after she lets go."...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHAT MOMS IN EACH STATE REALLY WANT FOR MOTHER'S DAY Tomorrow is Mother's Day... are you still wondering what to gift your mom? Wonder no longer! A recent survey of over 1,000 mothers with children at home provides some excellent clues as to what moms in each state really want (and need) for Mother's Day. The average age of respondents was 36.4 years; 65.7% were employed full-time; 26.9% were stay-at-home moms. Looking at this list, I can say that even moms with no children in the home wouldn't mind receiving one of these gifts. The thee top gifts that moms want are: (1) a nap; (2) a meal they don't need to cook; and (3) help with cleaning. But it's worth pointing out that many moms are quite happy with a gift of a card or flowers. (I know I am... my beautiful Mother's Day tulips arriv...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
WHERE TO CHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA The Greater Charlotte region currently has over 230 electric vehicle charging stations. Click on the map below for an interactive map to locate charging stations throughout the Greater Charlotte area.  FOR THE ANDROID APP TO LOCATE CHARGING STATIONS, CLICK HERE FOR THE iPHONE APP TO LOCATE CHARGING STATIONS, CLICK HERE  ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHARLOTTE REGION HOME NEAR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION?Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners Can Help You Find That Home If you're ready to start looking for a Greater Charlotte area home near an electric vehicle charging station, Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty can make your home search easy and stress-free. The key to finding that h...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHERE TO CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO IN CHARLOTTE, NC Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla) in Mexico. This battle is re-enacted every year in Mexico City.  Contrary to what many people think, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day.  Cinco de Mayo is more than just a day to eat tacos and drink margaritas, although you should definitely enjoy some today. Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexicans’ cultural pride, courage, and resilience. In the USA Cinco de Mayo has also come to represent a celebration of the contributions made by Mexican Americans and all Hispanics to our country.  On the Border, located at 10710 Providence Road, is offering $5 Grande House 'Ritas.' Chuy's, located at 7314 Waverly Walk Avenue, is offering $2 off...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Would like to know how to buy a home with no mortgage payments and make memories instead of house payments? If you're 62 years of age or older, check out 15919 Vale Ridge Drive, a move-in ready 3 bedroom luxury ranch home in Charlotte's Regency at Palisades. Enjoy low-maintenance living at its finest, exceptional amenities, and a beautifully crafted home in an award-winning Active Adult community brimming with activity. Built by Toll Brothers in 2019, the open-concept, move-in ready home has functional, efficient design and high-end finishes. It's ideal for casual living, entertaining, hosting visitors and is sure to please the most discerning buyer. Get all the details about 15919 Vale Ridge Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you've been thinking about downsizing your current home,...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 CHARLOTTE, NC NAMED A 2022 TOP REAL ESTATE MARKET &  BEST PLACE TO INVEST IN BY CROWDSTREET.COM Here's how CrowdStreet described the Queen City, named the 15th best place to invest in commercial real estate overall, third in office, and Top 10 in build-to-rent. "Long known as a banking powerhouse, this metro is becoming a magnet for corporate relocation, with four Fortune 1000 companies moving to the area in the last three years. Charlotte has seen a nearly 20% population increase over the last decade. Fueled by in-migration from out of state (especially from the Midwest and Northeast) and sustained economic improvement in the area, the Charlotte rental market is one of the fastest rising in the U.S., boasting a 12.1% rent growth rate in the last year."  WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE GREATER...
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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 MAY 2022  - Barclay Downs Barclay Downs - A SouthPark Community - Market Report MAY 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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