$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
Charlotte, NC | March 30, 2017
Scott Russo with The Mcdevitt Agency recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties. Russo is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier/luxury market.
“Agents who have earned the CLHMS designation are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one million dollars. We want to recognize this performance, and give these elite professionals the earned distinction that they are the agent of choice for affluent buyers and sellers.”
The specialized training and ongoing membership with The Institute provide Russo with the knowledge and tools to better serve his luxury clients. The GUILD recognition provides evidence of the successful commitment to service at the highest level.
HOME SALES PICK UP, BUT INVENTORY STILL LOW. Now is a great time to get the selling ball rolling........
While sales numbers in year-over-year numbers only rose by 0.5% for February, there was a 3.2% increase last month in home sales as compared with January 2017, according to the monthly report from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. With so little available on the market, home sales activity tends to be rather slow. Even still, there was a slight increase in the number of home sales in February as compared with 2016. Inventory throughout the Charlotte region has been at historic lows, and it doesn’t seem to be increasing, at least at a pace to keep up with demand.
Even though sales overall have been slow, there are a large number of pending contracts, which means there are many future sales on the horizon and more potential sellers are listing their homes. The 15% increase in listing activity this month as compared with January is a strong indicator that sellers are gaining confidence in listing their homes. Furthermore, pending sales are up 18.4% as compared with February 2016.
There has also been an increase in the average sales price of homes when comparing year-over-year numbers, which revealed a 5.9% jump and currently reflects an average sales price of $243,383. Unfortunately, though, mortgage rates have also been on the rise, and they reached new heights last week for the 2017 year.
For more details on the February real estate market stats for the Charlotte region, be sure to take a looks at the full article at CharlotteObserver.com.
By Jamie Wiebe | writes about home design and real estate for realtor.com. She has previously written for House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Real Simple, Veranda, and more.
Thinking about freshening up your front door? You probably know that it’s crucial to boosting your home’s value. But before you reach for the paint, know that your choice of color might tell perfect strangers quite a lot about who you are.
That’s according to environmental psychologist Sally Augustin of Design With Science. She took us on a tour of the color wheel to get her insights on what each shade might indicate about a homeowner’s characteristics. So in addition to deciding which shades work best with your exterior color palette, think about the statement you want your front door to make.
Let's take a spin on the color wheel -
Dreaming of painting your front door purple? Prepare to feel like royalty: Shades of violet are “linked to sophistication,” Augustin says, and visitors will expect the same attention to luxury in your interiors. But be careful when picking a shade—purple can easily turn from luxurious to garish.
This bright, affordable shade can mean different things depending on the quality of your home. (No, not all colors cost the same—and orange tends to be one of the cheapest.) For most homes, an orange door can send the message that “I’m cheap or weird,” Augustin says. But paired with tasteful home accents inside, an orange door might just be the perfect touch for your one-of-a-kind style. If you’re lucky enough to own a high-end home, “you transcend that message,” Augustin says, citing the luxury brand Hèrmes’ trademark orange. “When it’s clearly expensive, you can do whatever you want.”
What does the most common of all front door colors say about you? You might be a neat freak, or just really into modern Scandinavian design. The least neutral of the neutrals, white indicates sterility, cleanliness, and simplicity. On the flip side, it can also say “this homeowner is way too obsessed with cleaning her baseboards,” and might make visitors nervous about making a mess.
Looking to stand out on your block? This bold shade certainly makes an impression: Yellow is linked to optimism and extraversion. Guests will expect sunny rooms and cheerful decor inside. Don’t splash it everywhere, though—it looks best as a spot of color against a darker home. If you cover the whole house, it can indicate irrationality and anxiety.
Looking for visitors? Try painting your front door a bright blue, which is linked to calmness and trust.
“If you were knocking on a blue door and you have time to ponder a second, you might come to the conclusion that the homeowners were more likely to be trustworthy,” Augustin says.
Green is one of the best-selling door colors (in Britain, at least). Traditionally, the color indicates prosperity and wealth, but its natural appeal means you’re also serene and peaceful. Don’t be afraid to pick a vivid green, though: Too neutral and you might seem bland.
What’s more stately than a solid black door? If you’re looking for a color that connotes seriousness, this one’s for you. This traditional color often seems formal, but you can add a playful tone with a modern black door against a colorful exterior. Covered with a shiny veneer, it’s definitely glamorous—and might make your home appear safer and well-protected.
Don’t want to paint? Unpainted wood “conveys a more relaxed atmosphere,” Augustin says, with a rustic appeal that’s both cozy and welcoming. But you’ll want to carefully consider whether the material makes sense in your neighborhood.
The Chinese design philosophy of feng shui considers red doors lucky if they’re facing south or southwest. Even if your home faces another direction, Augustin says this conventional color is “often linked with things like action,” making dwellers seem like “real go-getters.” Want to seem vibrant and exciting without going too wild? This might be a good bet.
Some might see you as practical, but you risk going past practical into humorless with this plain, common door color. Still determined? Try choosing a lighter shade, which is a warmer, softer alternative to black or wood; a darker shade will seem somber.
Appended from DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
Are you delaying listing your home until the “traditional selling season” begins? Because sales and prices tend to peak in the spring and summer, it's a common request in many markets.
However, this year is different. Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist, stresses in his latest column that the conventional wisdom isn't correct this winter.
Here’s why: At the beginning of 2017, inventory levels plunged to multiyear lows. Sellers are currently facing very little competition, he says.
Mixed with that, buyer demand is “abnormally strong for the off-season,” Smoke writes. “The climb in mortgage rates that started in October and accelerated in November and December has created a sense of urgency among buyers.”
With interest rates largely forecasted to move higher this year, buyers are more in a rush to lock in a low rate sooner. Plus, your sellers may have to worry about lending rates as well; Smoke estimates that 85 percent of sellers are planning to buy another home after they sell.
So here’s my best tip for - “If you are thinking of selling and buying in 2017, the early bird may get the worm. And the best new nest.”
Wondering what your current home value is, you might be surprised. Run over to the listology tab on ProvidencePlantationLiving.com and enter your address to see now.
Providence Retreat is a beautiful neighborhood tucked away just off of Providence Road, conveniently located near great shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as near plenty of recreational options. Plus, it offers easy access to both Highway 51 and Highway 485, and features stunning homes and amazing privacy within the city.
The neighborhood offers quiet tree-lined streets with timeless architecture, cobblestone details and flickering gas lanterns. If you are looking for a new construction luxury home, this may be a great neighborhood for you. There are only two homes currently on the market which represents 2.2 months of inventory, and one of the homes is under contract. So, if you like what you see here, it is best to act quickly. Inventory here is low compared with Charlotte as a whole, which has 3.9 months of inventory. While we definitely have a seller’s market on our hands, the stats indicate a very stable market with very little fluctuation in either the averages sales price or the average price per square foot.
The average sales price has hovered around $768,000 for the past year and the average price per square foot has hovered around $206 for the past year. There has been a slight but steady increase in the number of homes sold per month over the last 12 months, but we are still not seeing a ton of movement in the neighborhood.
The homes currently listed in Providence Retreat are over 4,100 square feet and have four bedrooms and at least four bathrooms. They are absolutely gorgeous and are worth taking a look at.
Waverly, south Charlotte’s newest multi-use development is moving along quickly.
It’s a project by Childress Klein, Crosland Southeast and, interestingly enough, the Matthews family. The land has been in the family since 1860, when it was gifted as a wedding present to Sarah Houston when she married William Matthews, and the family chose Childress Klein and Crosland Southeast specifically to develop the land.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – 4,300 square feet – Artisan sandwiches and burgers along with incredible french fries.
Chipotle – 2,423 square feet – The build-it-as-you-go burrito, taco and quesadilla spot. Can also be found in Midtown, Cotswold and South End.
Viva Chicken – The popular Peruvian chicken place. Can also be found in Elizabeth, Ballantyne, and coming soon to Montford.
Panera Bread – You know and love Panera.
Chuy’s – 7,149 square feet – A Mexican joint known for its chips and queso deal (it’s free).
CycleBar – 3,246 square feet – A premium indoor cycling franchise along the lines of Flywheel and SoulCycle.
District 5 Interiors – 2,400 square feet – Quality lifestyle furniture and accessories. The original location opened on West Morehead Street last year.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – 2,500 square feet – Professional massage, facial and hair removal services. Can also be found in South Park and Ballantyne.
Hilton Garden Inn – 141 rooms – Affordable hotel rooms.
Horizon Eye Care – 8,300 square feet – Charlotte’s leading full-service eye care practice. Previous locations include Cotswold and the Arboretum.
ivy & leo – 1,500 square feet – A boutique clothing shop specializing in women’s fashion and accessories. Other locations include Founders Hall and SouthPark.
Mattress Firm – 4,018 square feet – A large, affordable collection of mattresses.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – 1,498 square feet – Self-serve frozen yogurt with dozens of flavors and toppings. Careful to let your kids do it themselves – you pay by the ounce. Can also be found on East Boulevard.
Modern Salon & Spa – 2,500 square feet – An Aveda concept salon offering hair services and body treatments such as salt glows, coffee scrubs, facials and energy treatments. Other locations are Phillips Place, Hearst Tower, Birkdale Village and Metropolitan.
Novanta Pizzeria Napoletana – 6,073 square feet – Made-from-scratch pizza with a unique crust made in Italian wood fire grills.
Novant Health – 22,000 square feet – Urgent and family healthcare offering pediatrics, physical therapy and more.
PetPeople – 4,900 square feet – High-quality pet supplies that focus on limited-ingredient foods for cats and dogs.
Polished Nail Bar – 2,500 square feet – Affordably-priced salon services ranging from manicures to waxing. Other locations include South Boulevard, Providence Road and Fairview Road.
Quail Dry Cleaners – 938 square feet – Pick-up and delivery dry cleaning services. Other locations include Piper Glen, Quail Corners, Shoppes at Highland Creek and the Promenade on Providence.
Simply Grand! – 2,630 square feet – Boutique shop with a Southern style and coastal influence. Items include clothing, accessories, special occasion items and accents and gifts.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café – 3,000 square feet – A concept similar to Zoë’s Kitchen. Think Mediterranean food with a focus on grilled meats, vegetarian dishes and salads.
Ted’s Montana Grill – 5,061 square feet – A restaurant that aims to give its diners a “Big Sky” experience. Menu includes burgers, steaks and salads.
The Porter’s House – 6,200 square feet – Modern steakhouse.
Truliant Credit Union – 2,097 square feet – Financial services for both personal and business use. Other locations include Uptown, South Boulevard, Tyvola Road and Park Road.
ULTA – 11,000 square feet – A makeup, hair and skin destination. Yes, they’re always this big. ULTA can also be found in Cotswold and Stonecrest.
Ultraskin Wax Center – 1,200 square feet – A team of licensed estheticians specializing in waxing services at an affordable cost. Can also be found in South Park.
And the big one…Whole Foods – 40,000 square feet – An upscale grocery store chain specializing in high-quality natural and organic foods. Also found near Phillips Place.
By Kylie Moore | May 25, 2016 - Charlotte Agenda
As a resident of Providence Plantation I look to provide fresh and relevant n'hood info.