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…
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!
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, thought it would be useful to discuss here! Some basic stats on the market currently and home ownership before we dive in:
40% of all home purchases in 2014 will be from 1st time home buyers like yourself
Interest rates/home prices are projected to increase in...Continue Reading!
TL;DR: The Carolinas Aviation Museum is a great activity for the whole family. Lots of aircraft plus changing exhibits make for a great experience.
If you've never been to the Carolinas Aviation Museum you're missing out! This is a museum for aviation lovers but it's really geared to the entire family. Standing exhibits detail the history of commercial, civilian, military airplanes and helicopters. The museum also has featured exhibits which change from time to time. The current featured exhibit is "Miracle...Continue Reading!
We always have listed homes for our friends and former clients, but began listing houses in earnest in the spring of 2013,
and have continued with good success throughout the greater Charlotte area in 2014. We have put our extensive understanding of home buyers and our powerful Internet platforms to work for our Sellers. We have become big believers in Facebook advertising and use it to highlight our extensive Listing blog post.
Price wise, one of our favorite strategies we call “Test...Continue Reading!
Barclay Downs is one of the most desirable and thus, difficult neighborhoods to move into in Charlotte. With that in mind, let's see how it stacks up against another prestigious Southpark community: Foxcroft
Barclay Downs is a small, highly desirable neighborhood that runs between Myers Park and Southpark mall. With homes originally built in the late 50s or early 60s almost all of the homes have been updated, if not significantly remodeled. At the time of this post there are only 7...Continue Reading!
Charlotte Market Update
Steady job growth has brought Charlotte home prices in most areas nearly all the way back to where they were pre-recession. Generally the real estate recovery began in the the least expensive inner rings of the city, and move to to the more expensive, and moved to further rings out, starting in Dilworth and Myers Park and expanding outward to the suburbs. After we review some numbers, lets talk about Why? as in "Why Charlotte?"
Lets look at home prices...Continue Reading!
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