Cornelius, NC Real Estate News

By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
Featured Listings Cornelius, NC Town Data Located next to the popular town of Huntersville, Cornelius has made a name for itself with its stunning waterfront homes. Cornelius hugs the shoreline of beautiful Lake Norman and has become a very popular place for replacing old lake houses with new high end luxury homes. Residents enjoy what many people think are some of the most spectacular views in all of Lake Norman. New luxury homes at this location, range from the $900's to $4.5 Million. In addition to luxury homes, Cornelius offers a number of newer family oriented communities that start around $175k and go up into the millions. Many new commercial projects are also in the works to serve the surrounding residents and their needs. Cornelius is also known for its quality schools. Explore...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) of the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) voted Thursday, April 23, to endorse transportation plans for Augustalee. Their approval moves the project an important step forward to the full MUMPO meeting on April 29, at which time we hope another approval will be given. The TCC is composed of staff and managers of the towns, cities and counties of Mecklenburg and Union. They recommend projects to the elected officials of MUMPO, much like a town planning committee recommends projects to the full town board for approval. If MUMPO approves the project on April 29, it will go on the official Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for the region. "This approval is critical for the success of our project," said Josh Rector, Sen...
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By Sara D'Amico
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
As of April 24, 2009, there are 63 townhomes and condos on the market in Cornelius, NC for less than $150,000.  These homes range in price from $84,900 up to $150,000, with an average of approximately $132,000.  Some of the homes offer garages and the square footage range is between 1,000 and 1,200 square feet.  They can be found in the following neighborhoods: Mill Creek Pickwick Condos Cambridge Townhomes The Terraces at Oakhurst Antiquity Caldwell Station Twin Oaks Glenridge Townhomes Carrington Ridge Wood Duck Cove Alexander Chase Admirals Quarters Windward Lake Crest Tuscany Townes Cypress Point TO RECEIVE A DETAILED REPORT OF THE AVAILABLE TOWNHOMES/CONDOS IN CORNELIUS OR THE SURROUNDING TOWNS, PLEASE CONTACT ME.  REPORTS WILL INCLUDE PHOTOS AND/OR VIRTUAL TOURS. SARA D'AMICO BROK...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. These unique towns present a wide array of leisure amenities for visitors and guests including upscale shopping, year-round golfing, fishing and other water activities.  Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, is THE place for fun in the sun! Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. Lake Norman offers numerous attractions to explore. From Lake Norman, you may enjoy the ease of traveling anywhere in the state. We're just north of Charlotte, and the mountains and coast are only a short drive away.  Whatever your desire, find it outside your door in Lake Norman!  View all Lake Norman Homes for Sale SHOPPINGBirkdale Village Bu...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Are you looking to downsize without giving up luxury? How about a brand new townhome located near Birkdale Village and Lake Norman. The right location at the right price! New luxury townhomes priced under $200k. Open and spacious floorplans. Some of the units include finished bonus rooms, 2 car garages, and walk-in closets. A great value in Cornelius, NC. Do not miss a great opportunity to enjoy all the amenties the Lake Norman area has to offer for a reasonable price. To check out other great condoss or townhome complexes under $200k go to http://lakeandtown.com/search-condos-150.html                                                                              View  All Lake Norman and Charlotte area info
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
I am looking forward to this years Bass Tournament held at Lake Norman NC. The tournament has always been a positive event for the Lake Norman/Charlotte area. It seems that every year it gets more and more attention. Since I live only 5 minutes from Blythe Landing I will be taking my 5 yr old triplet boys to the event for the 1st time. After going on their website I found a few changes to the FLW event. Here they are: FLW Outdoors announced that FLW Tour events will no longer be open to pros entering just one tournament. Pros must commit to fish all six FLW Tour qualifiers. Top payouts in FLW Tour qualifiers will remain $125,000 for pros and $25,000 for co-anglers, including Ranger Cup bonuses of $25,000 and $5,000, respectively. Pro entry fees for 2009 are $4,000 for FLW Tour and FLW S...
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By Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate
(LKN Realty, LLC)
      Thanks to our consistent rainfall this past winter and early spring, Mecklenburg County has lifted its 19-month restrictions of water use and the rest of the Lake Norman area counties are expected to follow.  Yes, it is now legal to water your lawns and wash your cars according to today's article in the Charlotte Observer.  Although, conservation is always a good habit.  According to this article, single-family home water usage dropped 32% in Mecklenburg County since 2002.   This is today's map from the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council.  Lake Norman falls in the white area which means normal conditions.  Yellow is Abnormally dry and beige is moderate drought.       Lake Norman Lake Levels today are at 98.2 with a "target" level of 96.9.  With higher water levels ...
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By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
UPDATED APRIL 2009 FEATURED LISTINGS Cornelius / Lake Norman / Golf Course Community The Peninsula Club is a Country Club style luxury community developed by Crescent Communities. Known for its stunning homes, pristine golf course and beautiful shoreline along Lake Norman the Peninsula Club ranks among the finest communities the Charlotte area has to offer.Community: The PeninsulaPrice Range: $500's to $5 MillionLocation: Cornelius / Lake Norman / Northeast of CharlotteCounty: MecklenburgCommunity Description: Waterfront, Water View, Golf Course, Club Amenities: Pool, Tennis, Playground, Recreation Area, Fit Path, Club House Home Site Sizes: 0.24 to 0.7 AcresNumber of Home Sites: Multi-PhaseSq. Ft. Range: 3000 to 12,000Architectural Review: YesHome Styles: Transitional, Traditional, Con...
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By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(RE/MAX EXECUTIVE)
Lake Norman Wine EnthusiastsMeet fellow Lake Norman (LKN) Wine Enthusiasts near you! Come to a local Wine Meetup to taste new wines; learn about noses and legs; and discuss great vintages and estates. We may have some tasting sessions, an opening information session by a local sommelier, or just have a few glasses, some cheese, and talk! Everyone over 21 years of age is welcome, from new bouquet-sniffers to educated connoisseurs. DISCLAIMER: By being a memb... Wine Drinking and Dancing Entertainment - Cornelius - Havana BBFriday, April 10, 2009 at 7:00PMWow! this is one of the coolest events EVER!!! I spoke with the management at Havana Banquet & Ballroom, and they would love to host our Lake Norman Wine Club! They want to provide some wine, fun, and entertainment --including a professi...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Last night was a town meeting that included the talks about the new Augustalee development in Cornelius, NC. Unfortunatley, I was not able to attend because of T-Ball practice, but as soon as I hear any more information I will be passing it along. Augustalee plans call for widening Westmoreland Road and U.S. 21, realigning Bailey Road at Poole Place Drive and building a new segment of Northcross Drive from Jim Cooke Road to Westmoreland Road, according to published legal notices. Developer Cornelius Bromont LLC's Augustalee will be on 104 acres on the south side of Cornelius, between I-77 and U.S. 21. The developer expects the first retail stores to open in fall 2012. Augustalee will offer residences starting at $350,000 above retail stores; Class A office space in numerous buildings; a...
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By Sara D'Amico
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
As of April 7, 2009, there are currently 63 homes in Cornelius, NC FOR SALE in the Carolina Multiple Listing Service that are under $200,000.  These homes range in price from $49,900 up to $200,000, with an average list price of $173,526.  On average, these homes have been on the market for 102 days, have 3 bedrooms, and 1400-1700 square feet. They are found in the following neighborhoods: Noble Oaks Mill Creek Heritage Green Caldwell Station Wellsley Village Oakhurst Alexander Chase Glenridge Victoria Bay Madison Village For more information about homes that are available in Cornelius or the surrounding areas, please feel free to contact me.  I can send you links to currently available properties, including photos and virtual tours. SARA D'AMICO BROKER/REALTOR/ABR SOUTHERN HOMES OF THE...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Robbins Park is now pre-selling! The Preserve at Robbins Park brings to the fore an idea with deep historical roots. Namely, the concept of a preferred neighborhood bordering a capacious public park, first posed in the 19th Century by the pioneers of classic American urban design. The result is a study in elegant contrasts which combines the luxury of in-town living with a Lake Norman address. Which balances a commitment to the preservation of nature with the tranquility of the home. Which commingles the possibility of more meaningful neighborly connection with the demands of personal privacy. All in the context of an unforgettable natural setting with woodlands, public fields and natural habitats which will give the Preserve at Robbins Park lasting stature, as well as the opportunity f...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Langtree at the Lake on Lake Norman is well on its way. The new exit 32 on route 77 in Mooresville has been under construction since the spring of ‘07 and will serve as the main entrance and main artery for the Langtree at the Lake project. Phase 1 named "The Landing" will consist of five condominium towers and include 270 units. Loft units will be located over retail space and will range from $350k to $550k. Luxury units will include the highest quality of features and range from $600k to $2.5 million in price. Luxury units will also include rooftop outdoor kitchens and hot tubs. The Landing will also include a hotel, retail, essentials and office space. Langtree at the Lake is designed to be the total living experience. The essentials of everyday living and great entertainment all sur...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
I have always been one that believes a picture is worth a thousand words. Recently, I have been searching for waterfront property in the Lake Norman area of Charlotte. After looking at numerous properties listed in the millions I am amazed at the quality of photos taken. Remember these are the same pictures your clients will be receiving in their emails. If you do not want to take the time to make sure the lighting and angles are just right than maybe a call to a professional photographer may be your best choice. However, if you like to take your own photos and are wondering what type of camera is best check out this article from Realtor magazine: Looking for a new digital camera to capture your listings from their very best angles? Consider these key features.  1. Compact or digital S...
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By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(RE/MAX EXECUTIVE)
PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF CORNELIUS, NC   Are you looking for child care in the Lake Norman area? If you are relocating to Lake Norman or you already live here, but are looking to make a change for your child(ren), Then check out the New location of Primrose School in Cornelius, NC. Did you know that Primrose is a fully accredited educational school? It's not just a daycare. It's a day school, a summer school, day camp, afterschool care, and more! It offers full-time or part-time hours and provides child care and pre-school education for children from infants through Private Pre-kindergarten and art equipment and supplies for children up to 12 years. They offer a state of the art facility with 10 classrooms with wireless technology, playgrounds, and the "Primrose Patch Garden" - all on 2.24 ac...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
I live in the Lake Norman area of Charlotte, NC and would like to get some opinions on whether or not to buy a boat. The lake is large enough to accommodate any size boat. However, I was told not to buy anything less that 24 ft for this lake. It gets quite busy on the weekends and the wakes could rock the boat a little. My wife grew up on Lake Erie and boated most of her life. We do have 5 1/2 year old triplet boys and thought it might be fun to get them out on the water. However, we have heard a number of stories in regards to how expensive it is and that boats have a lot of mechanical problems. My thought though was to go in on it with a partner and split the costs. Since we probably won't be able to use it everyday or each weekend. I have only been on Lake Norman a couple times and ...
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By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(RE/MAX EXECUTIVE)
Want to experience a real "Nascar Race Shop"? Most race shops are "off limits" to outsiders, but NOT RACEWORLD USA! RACEWORLD USA is the official race shop and home of Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and 3 famous Nascar drivers: Michael Waltrip #55 Napa David Reutimann #44 UPS Michael McDowell #00 Aaron's Things to see while you are visiting: Retail shop Exhibits including: Original Nascar vehicles Team Garage Stock Car Racing Info HD Theatre Interactive Displays Work Bays Tour a Car Hauler You can also have private parties and birthday parties at RACEWORLD! Just go to the website for information. The shop is open to visitors Mon-Sat 9-5, and located just 25 minutes west of the Lowe's Motor Speedway. Tickets range from $5 for children over 2, $8 for Seniors, $10 for adults. They do have di...
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By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(RE/MAX EXECUTIVE)
Register Now For the Jetton Park Triathlon in Lake Norman! The Jetton Park Triathlon is a Sprint Triathlon that will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Jetton Park in Cornelius, NC 28031 It's a fun race consisting of a 750 meter swim, a 20k bike course, and a 5K run. Race starts a 8am! The course at Jetton Park is a lovely scenery through trees and past the shores of Lake Norman and Peninsula Yacht Club. It will be safely marked course that can be finished by a veteran or beginner triathlete. I've run the 15K here several years and the course is a little hilly but very beautiful and scenic. I have read that there will be music, raffles, food, and more at the race! Proceeds will go to the charities: "Ace & TJ's Grin Kids" www.grinkids.org and "Hope House Foundation" www.hopehousefoun...
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By Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate
(LKN Realty, LLC)
  One day when I was surfing the web about Lake Norman and Lake Norman real estate I happened upon this great website that sold fun and unusual Lake Norman stuff:  LKN Merchandise.com.  Since I am always looking for new and different types of locally owned and operated businesses to highlight each week I decided to email the company and find out more about it.   It turns out LKNmerchandise.com is the brainchild of a local firm:  Artisan Signs and Graphics located on Old Statesville Road in Cornelius.  Owner Scott Crosbie was kind enough to meet with me and explain more about their company and the Lake Norman Merchandise website.  Artisan Signs and Graphics has been making high quality, custom signage for the greater Lake Norman and Charlotte area for over 15 years. But, it became clear ...
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By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(RE/MAX EXECUTIVE)
Did you know that Saint Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland where residents feast? I love it when the Chicago River and Savannah River turn the rivers green with dye. They use the dye that is normally used to find leaks in the sewer and water systems. The cities also use the tugboats to spray the green water up in the air. Savannah, GA especially gets pretty crazy and has a huge festival on River Street. Lake Norman folks usually celebrate at the Galway Hooker Irish Pub, here in Cornelius, NC. It's located on Kenton Place and they put out outdoor tents to accomodate a large number of celebraters!   There are parades all over the World, celebrating St. Patty's day, dating back to 1762 in the US! HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY! Sandy Aichner, GRI, ABR, Broker,REALTOR RE/MAX Executiv...
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