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RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Charlotte real estate market continues to reflect the overall progress of the Charlotte economy. First, let’s look at the numbers: As of 7/31/2014, the existing inventory of homes for sale in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC/SC Metoro area dropped again, this time to 15,709 homes, a decrea...
08/13/2014
One of the reasons why Charlotte, North Carolina, is a great place to retire is the experience of the “halfbacks,” retirees from the North who move to Florida only to discover it’s too hot, and relocate halfway back home to North Carolina.   It’s a story we hear frequently. And it’s no mystery – ...
08/04/2014
The best way to evaluate the vitality of the Charlotte real estate market is to see where new home buyers are headed. That’s the primary business of Welcomemat Services, which sends direct mail packages to people who have recently changed their address. As reported in the Charlotte Observer, the ...
06/19/2014
One of the services we provide clients who dream of staking their own claim to a piece of Charlotte real estate is to provide financing options. The most common concern we hear from potential buyers is that they fear they cannot get the home of their dreams because of their credit score. Your cre...
06/12/2014
Although Charles Dickens never wrote about Charlotte real estate, not to mention that he lived 150 years ago, his most famous line from A Tale of Two Cities still has some real insight into what home buyers are seeing these days. I could summarize the latest housing market report from Freddie Mac...
05/01/2014
We know the demand for Charlotte real estate comes from the Charlotte area’s unique blend of quality of living and economic opportunity. But why take our word for it? In an article entitled “Stretching your money: The best cities for high pay and low expenses,” CNBC/Yahoo Finance ranks the areas ...
04/24/2014
The Charlotte real estate market continues to cruise along like a fine-tuned sports car. Consider this: as of 3/31/2014, existing inventory dipped once again to 14,614 homes on the market in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC/SC Metro Area, a drop of 4.8% from last year. And the average number o...
04/10/2014
As much stress as I put on economic figures, I still appreciate that the real appeal of Charlotte real estate is the character, design, and yes – fun that a home conveys. Charlotte communities are distinguished by a wide range of pricing and tastes, from neat starter homes, to elegant mansions; f...
04/04/2014
The Charlotte real estate market kept going strong despite the weather-related slowdowns reported in other areas of the country. Once again, average prices for homes firmed up, with the average price increasing by $11,054, or 5.7% compared to 2013, to $206,384. As of 2-28-2014, the average list t...
03/11/2014
Many people considering buying a Charlotte home already know the Charlotte area enjoys a favorable business climate, with many new businesses choosing to relocate here, which in turn attracts more people. And I’ve been spreading the word about the other “secret” benefits residents of Charlotte en...
03/07/2014
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