Over the river and through the woods, (no really, there are two creeks in the front yard!) A meandering driveway leads to your private 1.66 acre park-like setting. Just one turn off of High Ridge at the front of the neighborhood. The home has an updated kitchen, white cabinets with glass front uppers, granite countertops, farm sink with Viking professional gas range. Priced at $484,900 and sold "as-is" this is an amazing opportunity. Add your own personalization, this is a very special home. Showings kick off this Friday at 10AM, and you'll want to be the first in the door.......Call or text me @ 704.421.0706 to schedule your tour.
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.4% over last year.
How will this impact buyers?
More inventory means more options. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, explained this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy:
“This rise in single-family housing construction will help tame home price growth, and the increase in multifamily units should continue to help slow rent growth.”
How will this impact sellers?
More inventory means more competition. Today, because of the tremendous lack of inventory, a seller can expect:
- A great price on their home as buyers outbid each other for it
- A quick sale as buyers have so little to choose from
- Fewer hassles as buyers don’t want to “rock the boat” on the deal
With an increase in competition, the seller may not enjoy these same benefits. As Chief Economist Nela Richardson, added:
“Because existing home inventory has been so low for so long, new construction is taking a larger share of the market…Builders meet the buyers and see the demand firsthand.”
If you are considering selling your house, you’ll want to beat this new competition to market to ensure you get the most attention for your listing and the best price. Contact us to learn how we can maximize your exit price.
Want relief from Carolina heat without the financial investment and ongoing maintenance of a pool? One local business is betting lots of people do.Carolina Splash Pads specializes in designing and installing custom residential splash pads usually only found in public parks. You’ve likely seen something similar here at First Ward Park, Latta Park and along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, among other locations.
It’s basically a sprinkler on steroids with plumbing, permanent landscaping and programmed fountains. And now you can have one in your backyard.
Here is the full story from Katie Levans loveluck at the Charlotte Agenda -
Want your own splash pad? Me too. I know the idea is that these are a big hit with kids but my dog would really love one. Request a quote here.
Header photo courtesy of Carolina Splash Pads
Related story: A guide to free public spraygrounds in Charlotte
There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these homeowners might want to take into consideration is the fact that if their homes haven’t sold yet, maybe they’re not priced properly.
After all, 14,904 houses sold yesterday, 14,904 will sell today, and 14,904 will sell tomorrow.
This is the average number of homes that sell each and every day in this country, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report. NAR reported that sales are at an annual rate of 5.44 million. Divide that number by 365 (days in a year) and we can see that, on average, over 14,904 homes sell every day.
The report from NAR also revealed that there is currently only a 4.2-month supply of inventory available for sale (6-months inventory is considered ‘historically normal’).
This means that there are not enough homes available for sale to satisfy all of the buyers who currently are out in the market in record numbers.
We realize that you want to get the fair market value for your home. However, if it hasn’t sold in today’s active real estate market, perhaps you should reconsider your current asking price. Check your home value here!
It's easy to recharge at 400 N Church. Sizeable brownstone end unit has been totally renovated. Kitchen refreshed with white cabinets, SS appliances, tile backsplash, granite. Designer lighting and fresh paint highlight the details of this flowing plan. Romantic owners suite offers covered terrace overlooking the soft swaying trees. New hardwoods, marble soaking tub w/seperate shower, elevated vanity and custom walk in. Secondary bedroom is stunning with floor to ceiling windows, new floors. The walkable location you are looking for in the heart of historic 4th Ward. It's all about lifestyle. www.400Nchurch236.com
Over 2900 square feet - 3 beds (dual owner suites) 2.5 baths, this walk-up brownstone located in historic 4th Ward is an empty canvas ready for your vision. Where are all my HGTV lovers? Upgrading? "Right-Sizing" - This rare opportunity in one of Uptown's most desired buildings is for you! - 2 deeded parking spaces and additional storage unit. Stay tuned ....... or contact me for info.
$169,900 - Offered for the first time since constructed, this original owner home in desirable Pine Forest is a short walk to the energy of downtown Matthews, Matthews Greenway, and Squirrel Lake Park. Perfect home for the HGTV enthusiast to create their own vision. Rear deck, storage shed - Check out the schools! This is the one you have been waiting for. Learn more -http://www.tourfactory.com/1846831
History abound in remarkable Ashbrook. Built circa 1936 on Park Road where the YWCA stands today. It was moved to it's current location in 1958 when Ashbrook was transitioning from the Ashcraft Plantation to a residential neighborhood. One of the first houses on Paddock Circle - horses grazed around the grounds until the early 1970's. Modern day Ashbrook offers a location that is tough to beat. Stroll across the street to Park Road Shopping Center, Dine on Montford Drive or spend the afternoon in Freedom Park.
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Apple orchards within 2 hours of Charlotte (List provided by CharlotteAgenda)
NOTE: Many orchards are cash only. Apple availability updated as of August 11, 2017. Call ahead to confirm availability.
Sky Top Orchard
Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill
Apple Hill Orchard
Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
Blueberry Thrill Farm
The Orchard at Altapass
The Charlotte housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong throughout spring as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars with many homes selling above listing price. What about your house?
Home sales in Providence Plantation have been moving swiftly and values are keeping pace with the Charlotte MSA as a whole. I just finished analyzing the last 30 days in the neighborhood and noticed that many homes are selling (quickly) and a number of homes sit on the market for well over the average DOM (days on market) As inventory bulks up for the summer selling season, competition is heating up among home sellers. Pricing your home correctly from the start is becoming more critical than ever. It's not a matter of just putting it on the market and crossing your fingers thinking buyers are going to flock to your new listing.
If your house hasn’t sold, it could be the price.
If your home is on the market and you are not receiving any offers, look at your price. Pricing your home just 10% above market value dramatically cuts the number of prospective buyers that will even see your house. See chart below.
The housing market is hot. If you are not seeing the results you want, It is MOST likely time to revisit the pricing conversation. LUCK WOULD HAVE IT - I have a pricing tool for neighbors to see their value with just three simple clicks. Check it out...... www.MyProvidencePlantationHomePrice.com
As a resident of Providence Plantation I look to provide fresh and relevant n'hood info.