All About North Carolina Real Estate

By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Do I REALLY NEED A Mortgage Pre-Approval To Make An Offer On A Home?A mortgage pre-approval is the first step in your journey to purchasing a home, giving you a competitive edge when you make an offer on a house. Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home.  That's why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan.     Why Does A Mortgage Pre-approval Matter So Much Today? Today, there are many more buyers looking for homes today than there are homes available for sale. That's creating some serious competition. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home is getting 4.8 offers per sale. As a result, bidding wars are still common....
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Indian Trail real estate market in April 2022...What you need to know...What it means for you...  Indian Trail area (28079 zip code), which includes the towns of Indian Trail, Stallings, Hemby Bridge, remained a home seller's market in April 2022.  It's been more than six years since Indian Trail could be considered a balanced market, much less a home buyer's market. Home prices increased 30.1% year-over-year.  Pending sales also increased 32% year-over-year, while closed sales were flat. Inventory dropped year-over-year -- 24.1% lower than one year ago in April.  Indian Trail Area Housing Market HighlightsApril 2022 vs April 2021  Average home prices increased 30.1% to $426,370 in April 2022 compared with the same month one year ago. Home prices were almost $123,000 ...
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By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit, REALTORS®)
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD IN JUST 5 DAYS!** Gorgeous home on a cul-de-sac in Churchill Estates, Wilmington NC! Listed, marketed, & SOLD IN JUST 5 DAYS! Need help selling your Wilmington area home? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com
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By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
 You've toured homes, made an offer, and are now under contract. Congratulations! Here's what happens next. Realtor Melanie Cameron shares the steps of purchasing a home from contract to close so buyers in North Carolina know what to expect.
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**BACK ON THE MARKET!** Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in the Stratton Village area of Masonboro Forest, Wilmington NC! The largest of the Hagood models with a rocking chair front porch, screened in rear porch, office, and attached 2 car garage. Bright and airy, semi-open floor plan features an upstairs FROG (4th bedroom) with full bathroom. New HVAC and fenced in back yard. Neighborhood amenities include full lawn maintenance, community pool, clubhouse, and tennis/pickleball courts - all just minutes from Downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach! This home will move fast - call today with offers - This Is The One! https://www.desireewhalen.com/property/100320745/
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LATEST NEWS ON THE BALLANTYNE HOUSING MARKET...WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU...  While there's been lots of talk about housing markets showing signs of slowing down and inventory slowly increasing in April, we saw NO SLOWDOWN in Charlotte's Ballantyne area where homes sold in five days, median home prices reached record levels, and new listings and inventory were critically low. Home sellers continued to received a substantial amount over asking price in final sale price. As a result, Ballantyne (28277 zip code) remained a home seller's market in April 2022, resulting from the continued lack of inventory, which dropped 48.4% year-over-year. Months supply of inventory was down 42.9% compared with April 2021 to 0.4 months of housing supply. Closed and pending sales decreas...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HOPE FLOATS ONCE AGAIN AT THE US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER IN CHARLOTTE, NC!ADOPT A RUBBER DUCK NOW! Sponsored by KinderMourn, the 2022 "Hope Floats" Duck Race will take place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte on Sunday, May 15th. Some 5,000 Charlotteans are expected to line the banks of the main channel to watch 40,000+ adopted, sun-glass wearing, rubber duckies brave the whitewater rapids towards the finish line. The "duck splash" and race begin at 3:30 pm. There is a grand prize of $2,500 if your duck is the first to cross the finish line. Come early at 2:00 pm and enjoy family entertainment until the race begins. The "Hope Floats" Duck Race is in support of KinderMourn's 44-year mission to provide counseling and support services for parents grieving the death of ...
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By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
 Melanie Cameron shares good news about the greater Wilmington real estate market. Hear how many homes have come on the market, gone under contract, and sold in New Hanover County, Pender County, and Brunswick County in the past 7 days. Use the Quick Search on our website to see all of the homes currently listed for sale in the Wilmington area. Stay up-to-date with our local real estate market. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel or follow our Facebook page to see all of our new videos as soon as they are posted, including our informative Friday F.A.Q. series.
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 CHARLOTTE, NC RANKED #4 IN TOP 10 MOVING DESTINATIONS IN 2021 Penske Truck Rental's Top 10 Moving Destinations for 2021#1 Houston, TX #2 Las Vegas, NV #3  Phoenix, AZ #4 Charlotte, NC #5 Denver, CO #6 San Antonio, TX #7 Dallas, TX #8 Orlando, FL #9 Austin, TX #10 Chicago, IL  Infographic Credited To Penske Truck Rental WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE GREATER CHARLOTTE REGIONHome buyers in the Greater Charlotte region will continue to face strong competition and tight housing inventory in the coming months. Despite the recent increases in mortgage rates, home buyers need to be prepared for strong competition for homes, which means bidding wars in certain areas and days on market remaining low. Home affordability will also continue to suffer. Despite a decrease in population growth nationally, N...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**UNDER CONTRACT!** 1 Buyer for 2 Lots in Mill Creek Cove, Bolivia NC! Both lots listed, marketed, and UNDER CONTRACT IN LESS THAN A MONTH! Need help selling your Brunswick County property? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/mill-creek-cove-bolivia-nc/
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY: May 9thHONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! No, really! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever!  I just couldn't resist letting everyone know! (And in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day!) The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have a "sole mate." "Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes. No two are alike."-- Gr...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on Charlotte Region's luxury housing market...What happened in April 2022...  What it means for you...   Charlotte Region's single family luxury homes real estate market remained strong with continuing  low levels of inventory that have not been seen in well over a decade. Days on market, both average and median, also were down significantly year-over-year, as were the months supply of inventory.  Luxury home sellers continued to see a higher sale price as a percent of listing price. Median home sale prices increased 4.6%, while average sales prices increased 3.6% year-over-year.  Throughout much of 2021 there was concern that luxury home buyers might "give in" to buyer fatigue and take a "wait and see" position due to frustrations caused by multiple offers, declines in inve...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” — Robert Browning I'm wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers I've been privileged to know and love -- present, past,  expectant, and honorary. Of all the gifts life offers, a loving Mother may just be the greatest of them all! I'm wishing each and every mother and mother figure a day full of love, joy, and laughter!  “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” — Unknown Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the strong, compassionate, amazing women in our lives who generously give the gift of their love and support every day. In so many ways, they serve as valuable guides and sources of inspiration.  "A mother's hug last long after she lets go."...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHAT MOMS IN EACH STATE REALLY WANT FOR MOTHER'S DAY Tomorrow is Mother's Day... are you still wondering what to gift your mom? Wonder no longer! A recent survey of over 1,000 mothers with children at home provides some excellent clues as to what moms in each state really want (and need) for Mother's Day. The average age of respondents was 36.4 years; 65.7% were employed full-time; 26.9% were stay-at-home moms. Looking at this list, I can say that even moms with no children in the home wouldn't mind receiving one of these gifts. The thee top gifts that moms want are: (1) a nap; (2) a meal they don't need to cook; and (3) help with cleaning. But it's worth pointing out that many moms are quite happy with a gift of a card or flowers. (I know I am... my beautiful Mother's Day tulips arriv...
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By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
 Have you received an online home valuation? You may be surprised when it doesn't match the proposed list price from your real estate agent. Realtor Melanie Cameron explains why these two numbers may be different.
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
WHERE TO CHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA The Greater Charlotte region currently has over 230 electric vehicle charging stations. Click on the map below for an interactive map to locate charging stations throughout the Greater Charlotte area.  FOR THE ANDROID APP TO LOCATE CHARGING STATIONS, CLICK HERE FOR THE iPHONE APP TO LOCATE CHARGING STATIONS, CLICK HERE  ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHARLOTTE REGION HOME NEAR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION?Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners Can Help You Find That Home If you're ready to start looking for a Greater Charlotte area home near an electric vehicle charging station, Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty can make your home search easy and stress-free. The key to finding that h...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHERE TO CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO IN CHARLOTTE, NC Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla) in Mexico. This battle is re-enacted every year in Mexico City.  Contrary to what many people think, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day.  Cinco de Mayo is more than just a day to eat tacos and drink margaritas, although you should definitely enjoy some today. Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexicans’ cultural pride, courage, and resilience. In the USA Cinco de Mayo has also come to represent a celebration of the contributions made by Mexican Americans and all Hispanics to our country.  On the Border, located at 10710 Providence Road, is offering $5 Grande House 'Ritas.' Chuy's, located at 7314 Waverly Walk Avenue, is offering $2 off...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**JUST LISTED!** Beautiful, fully furnished,  1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with 2 built in alcove beds (sleeps 6!) in Driftwood Villas, Carolina Beach NC! Turn-key rental vacation unit (numbers available upon request) through VRBO. New in 2021: HVAC unit, stackable Washer/Dryer, microwave, and mattress on sleeper sofa. Tons of storage in alcove beds, open closet in bedroom, and deck for fishing gear and chairs for the beach. Located just 1.5 blocks to the Hamlet Street public beach access (with new bathrooms & outdoor showers), a short walk to Carolina Lake, and all restaurants, entertainment, and fun at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk!. This unit will move fast - call today with offers! This Is The One! https://www.desireewhalen.com/property/100324659/
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Would like to know how to buy a home with no mortgage payments and make memories instead of house payments? If you're 62 years of age or older, check out 15919 Vale Ridge Drive, a move-in ready 3 bedroom luxury ranch home in Charlotte's Regency at Palisades. Enjoy low-maintenance living at its finest, exceptional amenities, and a beautifully crafted home in an award-winning Active Adult community brimming with activity. Built by Toll Brothers in 2019, the open-concept, move-in ready home has functional, efficient design and high-end finishes. It's ideal for casual living, entertaining, hosting visitors and is sure to please the most discerning buyer. Get all the details about 15919 Vale Ridge Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you've been thinking about downsizing your current home,...
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