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…
September 16th, 2014Comments OffListed Under: Real Estate
This well maintained 4 plex is ready for your investor.
Just 30 minutes north of Lake Norman, this multi family is owned for the last 7 years by two women who have invested lots of time and money and are ready to sell.
They have the books, the recipts and the rent rolls. They have been happy at 5% returns, while paying 10% out in managment fees, plus 10% in updates and renovations.
The Storage are below has not been been subdivided and...Continue Reading!
BIG Questions from Charlotte Home Buyers and Sellers
Home Buyer and Sellers ask these questions often- big questions, and in the old days they would take a ton of research to answer with authority. Sometimes they still will, but I do have some cool new data tools.
"Is "X" subdivision going to appreciate more than "Y" ?" "Is it better to live closer to town or further out?"
Sellers ask, "What is my home worth?" and then point to one sale in their neighborhood,...Continue Reading!
What did we learn about the Panthers strong showing in Tampa?
The Carolina Panthers beat an improving Tampa Bay team 20-14 and answered a major "What If" question along the way, "What if Cam Newton was injured and out for 4-6 Weeks? Would the season be lost?" For many teams the answer would be, "Season Over!" but not here. It turns out that DA, Derek Anderson, who started and ran the same offense prepared for Cam, has the respect of the...Continue Reading!
For those of you who didn't know (most of us) Charlotte NC is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the US. Our Arts and Science council has been enormously successful funding the arts in Charlotte, even if they've run into a little post-recession headwind the last few years.
We write frequently on Things to Do in Charlotte so we know there is Lots Of Things to Do here, but it is nice to get some outside recognition. A friend posted this to...Continue Reading!
We've hired a videographer, an integrated video producer for the McDonald Group and CharlotteCommunitiesOnline, Jon Hyatt. Jon is a New England native and began videoing new listings in the Boston area for a local broker in 2009, found he had a knack for it, and has been producing professional video ever since. His work includes dozens of property videos, company profiles and reality based shows designed and used as in bound marketing tools for Brokers throughout the Boston area. Jon has...Continue Reading!
Tomorrow night the Carolina Panthers face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- without Cam Newton who is out with a fractured rib -- in their final preseason matchup (7:30pm on FOX). Beyond the outcome of tomorrow's preason game, serious questions remain about the Panthers' 2014 season. The first question is Cam Newton. Will he be ready for regular season play on Sept 7th? Let's just say I'm not quite as optimistic as Coach Ron Riveria who assured reporters Cam would be ready...Continue Reading!
Sedgefield - A HOT Charlotte Neighborhood
We've been telling you about Sedgefield for sometime now, here and here- it's booming. This past week Sedgefield gained some national recognition on Redfin, listing Sedgefield as a top ten neighborhood in the nation for appreciation. Those of you who know me, know I put my money down here and moved in October of last year and began remodeling. We compared other Southend local neighborhoods recently, and it stood out again. I've observed it with my own eyes, but...Continue Reading!
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