If you want to live in or near Charlotte, or close to excellent Charlotte Airport, and want to live in an over 55 community, there aren’t a great number of choices. Del Webb pioneered the active adult lifestyle a generation ago, today, Pulte pulls in many of the same resources to deliver quite a community- Sun City Carolina Lakes is still selling new in their 5 th year.
Did I mention South Carolina has lower taxes? In the summer of 2007, they reduced property taxes statewide so that if you buy a home today, it is roughly .80 /1000, so a $300,000 home has taxes of $2400, +/-, making Sun City Carolina Lakes one of the most affordable active adult communities in the country.
A few months back, re-sales were king, but today, they are literally dropping prices to unheard of levels at the new home center. And they drop more using a Buyer Agent- I’ve evidence from earlier in the year on this.
Their clubhouse is the center of community activity- it has a large fitness center,
indoor pool, work out rooms and meeting rooms.
the smaller photos are thumb nails, just click to enlarge.
They like to think of themeselves as a golf cart community, you can use your cart to shop at the new Harris Teeter or get a beverage, not get in your car if you don’t want to…
A while back we got excited about Google Fiber naming Charlotte as one of its possible expansion cities. Well Google has announced the winning cities and its blazing fast Internet service is coming to Charlotte sometime in 2016 or 2017!
So why is everyone freaking out? For $80/month, Google Fiber offers 1 Gigabit down (that's 1,000 MB down) and for those keeping count (read: this guy), that's about 40 times faster than the best residential Internet available in Charlotte today (I pay...Continue Reading!
Meridan Place to Bring 260 Apartments & 100,000 Sqft of Restaurants, Offices and Retail Space in $75M Project to the Independence/Monroe Corridor
Construction started this past fall on Meridian Place, a new mixed-use project being developed by Goode Properties. If you drive down Independence Blvd to get to work you've probably seen it -- the project sits at the corner of Independence and Idlewild (Rama on the other side) and when complete, will dominate this side of south Charlotte with 20 acres...Continue Reading!
Charlotte's Three Big Gets for 2014
Charlotte is brimming with excitement as growth, employment and investment accelerated through the year. Lets look at the biggest of the big, the three top stories for Charlotte in 2014.
Recession Over, Recovery Over, Table Set for an Amazing 2015
The cranes are back in Uptown, Southend is exploding, employment has passed pre- recession levels and 2014 saw the biggest declared investments in over 8 years, more than $500 Million. Charlotte is a pro-business town...Continue Reading!
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Most people renting recognize that home ownership is the way to go, if you can afford it (see our Rent vs Buy post if you're not convinced), but simply don't have the 5%, 10% or 20% to put down on a home. Add closing costs of a few thousand dollars and moving expenses and owning a home seems out of reach....Continue Reading!
Fairway Independent Mortgage is offering a new grant program that once again makes zero down financing possible for almost everyone! There have always been zero down home loans available in the market, but since the banking crisis in 2008, the options dramatically shrank and typically had restrictions for the neighborhood you could live in. Veterans could obtain a zero down home loan and USDA Rural Housing loans offered a zero down option for homes in rural areas, but what if...Continue Reading!
Buyer Agent Bobby McDonald of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson ERA breaks down the rent vs. buy decision for the Charlotte area. Check out his Zillow reviews or sign up for your FREE 1st Time Home Buyer Guide below.
One of the most common questions from 1st time home buyers is whether or not they should buy now or wait for another year (or two). There's actually a lot packed into this question and as such, I thought it would be useful...Continue Reading!
The McDonald Group
Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered
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Charlotte NC 28269
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