Cornelius, NC Real Estate News

By Creigh Hill
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
    At MaxWellness Therapeutic Farm, just off N.C. 73 in Iron Station near Lake Norman, kids experience an unusual spin on traditional counseling: some of their therapists are horses. Tiffany Lindsay, president and resident equine specialist at the nonprofit equine assisted therapy organization, spent most of her life around horses before she discovered how healing they can be. “I always knew horses were very intuitive, but until I started doing this, I didn’t realize how intuitive they are,” Lindsay said, watching four of her horses socialize with kids through the fence before the start of a group session. The horses’ “intuition,” though difficult to quantify, can be seen in the ways children interact with the horses. At the start of a girls’ group session, kids immediately spill throu...
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By Creigh Hill
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
    A national shortage of grass carp means Lake Norman will not be receiving any new fish this year, but experts don’t think that will cause a setback in the fight against hydrilla. At least 1,200 sterile grass carp are usually stocked in the lake each year to eat hydrilla, an invasive aquatic weed that can interfere with boating, swimming and fishing. However, fewer of the non-reproducing fish are available this year in the U.S., and only three smaller lakes in North Carolina will be receiving any. “The major reason (for the shortage) is the huge number of fish stockings in Florida, Texas and South Carolina, as well as the warm winter, which affected the availability of the 12-inch grass carp from the fish farms,” said Bob Elliot, assistant director of the Lake Norman Marine Commissio...
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By Creigh Hill
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
    Lake Norman Real Estate  Cornelius Real Estate  Lake Norman Homes for sale  Southern Homes of the Carolinas  LAKE NORMAN REAL ESTATE FOR SALE  Birkdale Homes  Davidson North Carolina BirkdaleNorthstone  Northstone Community   The Westmoreland Athletic Complex in the upper right corner of this aerial view of a portion of the Robbins Park development is a key component of the park/residential development/nature preserve that occupies a total of 244 acres in southwestern Cornelius.Courtesy Town of Cornelius Westmoreland Athletic Complex set to open July 7 with speeches, baseball tourney.   Things are about to get a little WAC-ky in Cornelius. Soon, teams of jersey-wearing youth baseball and softball players and their parents will crowd area restaurants and hotel lobbies on upwards of 3...
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By Creigh Hill
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
     Southern Homes of the Carolinas Sold Chateau Lyon on Lake Norman     Lake Norman Real Estate   Cornelius Real Estate   Lake Norman Homes for sale   Southern Homes of the Carolinas  LAKE NORMAN REAL ESTATE FOR SALE  Birkdale Homes  Davidson North Carolina  Birkdale  Northstone  Northstone Community Scott Smith and his wife Denise Smith bought the 9,000 sq. ft. Chateau Lyon mansion on Lake Norman for $4.4 million, the highest priced sale in the Charlotte area since 2009. They gave a tour on Thursday, May 31, 2012 and pose for a portrait in the foyer of their home. The Smiths own Morris Costumes in Charlotte. Not only had the price dropped from the original $25 million asked for at auction, Scott Smith said, Chateau Lyon came fully furnished with one-of-a-kind pieces from France. ÒThe...
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By Creigh Hill
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
Lake Norman towns wrestle with vacation rentals     With more vacation rental properties popping up around the lake, neighbors and local governments look to regulate while property owners fight for their rights. (Courtesy of Steve Haimbaugh) As the Lake Norman area grows, more people will look to lakefront communities as a destination for vacation. That is, if regulations don’t prevent it. Some local leaders say allowing more vacation rental properties on the lake could cause problems for neighbors, but property owners say they have a right to determine how they use their land. The issue caused an uproar in Cornelius earlier this year when the grace period for existing rentals expired. Resident Steve Haimbaugh complained that the town was preventing him from recovering his investment. S...
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By Creigh Hill
(Southern Homes of the Carolinas)
Children from three children’s homes and ‘littles’ from Big Brothers/Big Sisters get chances for fun   July 21 will be a big day on Lake Norman Real Estate' target=_blank>Lake Norman Real Estate' target=_blank>Lake Norman Real Estate' target=_blank>Lake Norman for disadvantaged children: Two different organizations will be involved in a day’s worth of activities there. The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron will have children and staff members from three area children’s homes on the lake for its Youth Day. Children and staffers from the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte organization will be out for the Big Day at the Lake. Organizers of LNSPS’s Youth Day, first held in 2000, expect nearly 200 attendees from the Barium Springs Home for Children near Troutman, South Mountain ...
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By Susan Johnson Team Leader, This is About Your Life and Your Dreams!
(Susan Johnson Team)
Homes for sale in the Peninsula, Cornelius, NC                Looking for a list of homes for sale in the Peninsula, Cornelius, NC? Look no further. A true gem for Cornelius, The Peninsula offers a luxurious, active lifestyle for its residents. You can enjoy a round of golf, a Pilates class, an afternoon at the pool, dinner, drinks and boating, all without even leaving your neighborhood! You deserve to enjoy this lifestyle! Click here to see a list of all the homes for sale in the Peninsula, Cornelius’ most prestigious address.  As you’ll see, the homes currently on the market in the Peninsula range from the low $400’s, all the way up to $3 million. Or, if you’d prefer to build your dream home, lots in the Peninsula is also available starting at $120,000. Boasting over 11 miles of shore...
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By Susan Johnson Team Leader, This is About Your Life and Your Dreams!
(Susan Johnson Team)
Waterfront Homes for Sale on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC Are you looking for a home for sale on the water on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC? Lake Norman offers a wonderful quality of life for those who are fortunate to call it home. Here we enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that seems to go hand-in-hand with waterfront living, along with all the joys of small town life. What’s more, Charlotte is just a few miles away, allowing Cornelius residents all the benefits of a large city, as well. Click here to see all the homes for sale on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. From multi-million dollar estate homes to small weekend get-away’s, and everything in-between, if you are looking for a home to purchase on the water on Lake Norman, you’ve come to the right place. Can’t you just see yourself boating to y...
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By Susan Johnson Team Leader, This is About Your Life and Your Dreams!
(Susan Johnson Team)
You know who you are. Yes, I am sure you were smokin’ hot  back then— with your big bangs and feather boa. But, I want to let you in on a little secret, you’re not foolin’ anyone. Even if they’ve never met you in person, that ancient do and dated wardrobe you’re sportin’ on your business card let’s everyone know that your picture looks absolutely nothing like you do today. So you’re not a spring chicken anymore…that’s ok. You’re a seasoned professional who has written a contract or two (more like hundreds)—that’s much more important when marketing yourself than trying to act like you don’t have any wrinkles. I’m just sayin.    Lyn Briggs Buyer Specialist, Susan Johnson & Associates   So, this is a picture of my sweet Mom, Linda Collins, who has been in real estate since 1984. This photo...
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By Susan Johnson Team Leader, This is About Your Life and Your Dreams!
(Susan Johnson Team)
How’s the market? This is a question that Realtors® have been fielding with care and trepidation for the past several years. As marketing professionals, we didn’t want to instill more angst in the public about the real estate market, but at the same time, we needed to keep it real and let folks know the truth, no matter how grim. Today, if you ask an agent, “How’s the market?”, you’re likely to hear a word that we haven’t been able to use in a long time— Terrific! That’s right; it seems the market has finally turned the corner. In fact, because supply is low and demand high, we’re starting to see bidding wars again. Most buyers, and probably sellers for that matter, who find themselves in a bidding war are stunned. Unfortunately for some buyers, they wanted to make sure we had hit botto...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Lake Norman Waterfront Homes for Sale on 1+ Acres The Lake Norman region of Charlotte, NC has become a very popular destination for many looking to retire or just relocate. I have lived in the region for over 10 years and just love all that the region has to offer. It is only 20 minutes to Uptown Charlotte, 1 1/2 hours to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and 3 1/2 hours to Myrtle Beach, SC. The option to either spend a weekend in the mountains or to take a trip to the beach are just a couple of great options for many families to choose from. If you are looking for a home on the lake with acreage I found there are over 70 homes located around Lake Norman with at least 1 acre or more. They range from just under $200k to $5.9 million.     Mike CarpinoBroker/Owner2011 Charlotte Five Star ...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Just 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Cornelius, North Carolina is the active adult community known as Bailey’s Glen. This new construction community opened its doors in 2009 and is being built by South Creek Homes. Plans call for just 468 homes in this intimate and elegant community for adults age 55 and better. South Creek Homes offers a fantastic selection of homes in 18 unique ranch-style floor plans. There are four model collections to choose from sized from nearly 1,300 to 3,100 square feet and all of the homes offer options to personalize and customize based on each homebuyers specific needs. Many of the homes offer features such as fireplaces, covered porches, extended garages, open floor plans, grand master suites, spa-like master baths, ample storage and gourmet kitchens. Pric...
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By Susan Johnson Team Leader, This is About Your Life and Your Dreams!
(Susan Johnson Team)
Contrary to its name, a short sale is anything but short. On time that is. What it is short on is money. A short sale is when a homeowner owes more on their property than they can get in today’s market. Before you get too excited, not everyone who is upside down on their mortgage can qualify for a short sale. Your bank will ask for documentation to prove that you have a hardship—you lost your job, you’re sick, someone died, etc, and you can no longer afford your home. In most cases, in order to qualify, homeowners will already be several months behind on their mortgage payments. If you’re anxious to get the process started, the first thing you need to do is list your home for sale. Your bank will likely not let you know how much less than what you owe will be enough to satisfy the debt ...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
Brock Zevan | Compass Real Estate Group | (704) 728-1008 15274 Crossing Gate Dr, Cornelius, NC 2BR/2+1BA Townhouse $1,050/month Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Sq Footage 1,260 Parking None Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1,050 DESCRIPTION This well cared for townhome is just waiting for new owners! Spacious first floor plan perfect for entertaining. Large great room, separate dining area and kitchen. Upstairs boast two large bedrooms with their own baths and walk-in-closets. see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Air conditioning - Family room - Dining room - Dishwasher - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Laundry area - inside COMMUNITY FEATURES - Garage parking - Swimming pool(s) - Playground ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Exterior FrontDiningFamily RoomKitchenPatioBedroomBedroom Contact info: B...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
Cornelius's Hough High School serves grades 9-12 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district. The school is a prototype for future high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. It consists of 99 classrooms along with football and baseball fields atrack and tennis courts.  Click on the school to find homes near Hough High School.
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
Bailey Middle School is located in Cornelius, North Carolina and serves grades 6-8 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district. It is among the few public middle schools in North Carolina to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10. Bailey Middle School has been designed with a full sized gymnasium, spacious media center and separate wings for each grade level. They offer a full music and sports program as well as many clubs and organizations. Click on the school to find homes near Bailey Middle School.
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Lake Norman Waterfront Homes for Sale 20 minutes from Uptown Charlotte The Lake Norman region continues to be a great destination for many people relocating to Charlotte, NC. It has some of the most beautiful real estate in all of North Carolina. The towns of Denver, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville provide residents the opportunity to enjoy the lake lifestyle without the long commute to Uptown Charlotte. Real Estate on Lake Norman has become more affordale and people are realizing that it is a great opportunity to buy lake property. Home prices that were once listed between 700k-800k are now selling for $500k.         Mike CarpinoBroker/Owner2011 Charlotte Five Star Real Estate AgentMike@LakeAndTown.com704 301-9264    
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By Martin Real Estate Team, w/ Southern Homes of The Carolinas
(Southern Homes of The Carolinas. - Martin Real Estate Team)
THE PENINSULA in CORNELIUS, NC THE PENINSULA HOMES for SALE in CORNELIUS, NC (Click on link to view all current Listings) This gorgeous Cornelius, NC Subdivision also offers Waterfront Homes for Sale in The Peninsula on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. - Considered a Lake Norman Luxury Homes living at its Best! This is one of the subdivisions that Crescent Communities developed on Lake Norman. The Peninsula boasts beautiful waterfront Real Estate priced up to $4.5M. The community features The Peninsula Golf Homes and Country club and The Peninsula Yacht Club, both of which are Member-Only Clubs. The higher priced single family homes are built around the 18-hole golf course or are waterfront estates overlooking Lake Norman. The more moderately priced homes are neither lakefront nor overlook...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
Click on the house to find distressed homes in The Peninsula Cornelius NC.
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Lake Norman Waterfront Real Estate - Hough High School District For many of the families who are relocating to the Lake Norman region of Charlotte, NC one of their main concerns is what school system their children will be attending and can I get waterfront property. Hough High School which is located in the Lake Norman region is considered one of the top schools in the county. It is the only school in the county that you can attend and live on Lake Norman.  William A. Hough High School is one of two schools that opened August 25, 2010 for students. It is built on land on Bailey Road. The school is a prototype for future high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. It consists of 99 classrooms along with football and baseball fields and track and tennis courts. Click to view...
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