Huntersville, NC Real Estate News

Clogged dryer vents are the number one cause of increased wear and tear on the appliance, resulting in higher energy costs   Charlotte, NC - Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances to operate, especially when they are not properly vented.  Emilie Benvegna, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, explains, "The dryer vent system is the most important part of the dryer; if you don't have air-flow and ventilation, then the dryer will not function efficiently.  It will labor extra hard, use more energy and put excess stress on the dryer, leading to repair expenses.  Worse yet, after suffering higher utility bills for a few months, the clogged dryer vent system becomes a serious fire hazard."   Emilie provides dryer vent cleaning and maintenance in the Charlotte, NC area.  She explains t...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Readers Question: I am relocating from Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, I have heard alot about the Huntersville area, What is the attraction? For beginners it is close to Lake Norman, one of the prettiest Lakes in North Carolina. Here are a few pictures to prove that.      Secondly, the schools in the Huntersville area are some of the best in the county. Huntersville elementary, Torrence Creek Elementary and the brand new Barnette Elementary have some of the highest scores in the county. Lastly, the lifestyle cannot be matched in the region. There is a great balance between family and fun. Huntersville Youth Athletic Association provides children with an array of athletic activities and Birkdale Village allows Mom and Dad the escape they need.                          To ...
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By Nick Stallard, Realtor - Lake Norman, Charlotte, NC
(Broker/Owner Lake & Town Realty Carolina Commmercial Advisrs)
  Huntersville Business Relocation - Rated Number 2 NATIONWIDE in Forbes Reloville Piece   CLICK HERE FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INFORMATION OR TO SPEAK WITH AN AGENT FOR , OFFICE, RETAIL, ALL COMMERCIAL SECTORS.       Huntersville NC voted number 2 overall as a place to relocate your biz. Nice to see.  As a local could not agree more -  big growth expected, low taxes, good weather, very affordable NEW housing. If you are looking to relocate or expand in NC, Huntersville ( The town directly north of Charlotte) is an excellent choice.    Check out Forbes piece:  America's 25 Best Places To Move Peter T. Kilborn, 07.07.09, 08:00 PM EDT     Professionals looking to get ahead are relocating to these burgeoning areas.  In the early 1980s, Mark Remson, then a recent graduate of Humboldt State Co...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
CedarField Homes Nestled In Huntersville North Carolina.  A well-planned community of over 500 homes, Cedarfield only has a few opportunities remaining to live in this sought after location and neighborhood. One visit and you'll see why families call Cedarfield home! Homes priced from $140,000 - $225,000. Cedarfield offers three swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails and two playgrounds. Directions from Charlotte: I77 North to Exit 23, Left on Gilead Rd., Left on McCoy and Right into Cedarfield Cedarfield Home school is located in some of the Top Schools in CMS. Torrence Creek, Bradley Middle, Hopewell High school Located only 1o minutes to Lake Norman, Blythe Landing Take advantage of the $8,000.00 for First Time Home Buyers in this Neighborhood       
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By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(ERA, Wilkinson Real Estate Charlotte)
N.C. 73 retail approved Huntersville board approves much-debated center set for N.C. 73 and Beatties Ford Road, despite road concern. Joe Marusak Posted: Sunday, Jul. 26, 2009  The Huntersville Board of Commissioners is expected to decide tonight on two major planned developments: A 456-unit apartment complex on Rich Hatchet Road and a shopping center at N.C. 73 and Beatties Ford Road. The Huntersville Planning Board recommended in late April that the commissioners reject the 24-acre Holly Crest complex proposed by Charlotte developer Bunker Land Group. Planning board members said they were concerned in part about the development's impact on Rich Hatchet and other roads. The developer wants to build two-, three- and four-story Class A apartment buildings on Rich Hatchet Road, about 900 ...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Almost everyday I drive north on Beatties Ford Rd towards Lake Norman and pass a beautiful pasture with cows grazing in the fields. There is also a quaint little country store where you can buy local produce. However, the country side is about to change dramatically! For 3 years JDH has been waiting for this moment. Here is a recent article from a local Lake Norman paper. The town's board of commissioners this week narrowly approved plans for a 120,000-square-foot commercial development despite citizen protests and opposition from the town staff.The Shops at Crossroads Village, which will be built on 23 acres near N.C. 73 and Beatties Ford Road, has become a political football since JDH Capital proposed it about three years ago. The commissioners' 3-2 vote will allow the Charlotte-based...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
My wife and I recently got a chance to view Lake Norman from a whole new perspective...at sunset. We have been living in the Lake Norman area of Charlotte for more than 7 years and have only now seen it from this view. Of course we have been invited numerous times to go out on the lake. However, we have been preoccupied raising  our 5 yr old triplet boys. Well, the boys are in Florida with the grandparents so it allowed us a chance to check out the Lake. We are truly fortunate to have such a beautiful body of water to enjoy.       View all Lake Norman Waterfont Homes for sale Mike CarpinoOwner/Broker704 301-9264www.LakeAndTown.com  
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By Debbie Sloan
(Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® )
 Birkdale Realtor Poker Run & Luncheon Tuesday, July 28, 2009 12:00-2:00 p.m.    $200 Cash Prize   Participating Homes  8232 Ballymore Court, $228,000, MLS#: 863646, Mary Ann Dumke 7404 Gilderstern Glen Court, $235,000, MLS#: 865603, Sara Manucy 7412 Lochrein Ridge Drive, $264,000, MLS#: 858818,Christine Curcio 8507 Sandowne Lane, $274,900, MLS#: 816023, Joe Yarbrough 15805 Kinlocke Drive, $295,000, MLS#: 820289, Frances Dawson 8420 Sandowne Lane, $299,000, MLS#: 867263, Debra Sloan         Pick up a card at each house and turn in all cards for your chance to win $200 cash. Visit houses in any order you choose. The more houses you visit, the more you improve your chances of winning.             
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By Michael Saya
(ESTATE and HOMES REALTY)
Wow what a great home for sale in Birkdale Huntersville North Carolina. Great community with neighborhood pool, Tennis and a great golf coarse. Full Brick. Outstanding Full Brick Ranch, SO Many EXTRAS~ Bose surround sound inside & out, speakers Remain, XL lot is an Oasis-Natural Area w/ waterfall & pond backs to woods, Jacuzzi just off Master Bedroom, Huge 3 tiered deck, sunken living room w/ gas logs, XL Master BD, MB has granite & dual shower~ Totally Private. Unusual fully wooded and PRIVATE Lot, most lights w/ Dimmers in home, incl. under cabinets in kitchen. Sit in your jacuzzi and watch the birds and waterfall from the deck! Lots of upgrades, needs no work. 2 hr notice please and leave card & feedback~ thanks for showing. 1/2 mile from Lake Norman! Owner/Agent
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By Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC
(Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com)
I guess I picked well when I decided to move to Huntersville in beautiful North Carolina. Forbes Magazine placed Huntersville, NC second on their list of America's 25 Best Places to Move To. WooHoo!! The article included such facts as: Population: 42,901 Median Family Income: $90,739 Median Home Value: $231,400 Huntersville was picked for many reasons, some are: Pretty tree-lined neighborhoods, Charming, Has a small town feel. 2 other towns in North Carolina were also in the top 10, they are: Apex - rated # 3 and Cary - rated # 8. Come check out Huntersville and surrounding areas - Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Harrisburg and of course, Charlotte, NC.
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Huntersville, NC Real Estate At a crossroads between urban and rural areas, Huntersville, North Carolina is currently the 46th fastest growing suburb in the United States.  And for good reason - with countless amenities, a myriad of neighborhood communities and citizens that welcome you with small-town friendliness, Huntersville is a great place to live.Ten miles from Charlotte, a short drive to the Speedway and a few short hours from either the mountains or the beaches, Huntersville is also located along the shores of Lake Norman.  The lake atmosphere, with its 520 miles of shoreline filled with wildlife and scenic areas enhance the open spaces and rural vistas Huntersville has worked so diligently to maintain.  Come sail, shop and tour our historical destinations - there's so much to ...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Huntersville placed second on Forbes Magazine's list of America's 25 Best Places to Move.On its Web site, with the article about the list, Forbes has a color slide show with a picture from each city. Huntersville's picture was taken in Birkdale Village. The magazine notes details about the town, including: Population: 42,9001Location: 15 miles from CharlotteAdults with BA degrees or higher: 49 percentBorn in different state or abroad: 67 percentRacial demographics: 84 percent, white; 7.5 percent black, 5.5 percent Hispanic and 2.5 percent AsianCame from out of state within five years (2000 Census): 30 percentMedian family income: $90,739Median home value: $231,400 Forbes' article highlighted the hot spots across the country for companies and their employees to re-locate, Bobby Williams,...
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There is an interesting article in the Lake Norman Herald this week regarding Huntersville, NC. Forbes Magazine created a list of America's 25 Best Places to Move and Hunterville was named number two. Forbes looked at cities with populations of 25,000 or more and based the information on census data from 2000 to 2007. The top 25 cities all had the following in common: twice the income level, twice the home value and home size, twice the amount of people with college degrees and twice as many youth. The article also mentioned the strength of the Charlotte housing market as a possible contributing factor for Huntersville making the list. Another very interesting point was made regarding the overall aesthetic appeal these cities have. Tree-lined streets and small town feel seem to be an im...
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Birkdale is a centrally located neighborhood directly across from Birkdale Village, an upscale area of fine shopping, dining, and theaters in Huntersville, one of the largest towns in the Lake Norman area. Birkdale's 18-hole public golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer. Community amenities include walking trails, swimming, tennis and activities for the whole family. Homes for Sale in Birkdale range from the $200’s to mid $600’s. They feature 3, 4, and 5 bedroom floorplans in 1.5 and 2 story traditional designs.The centerpiece of Birkdale community is its golf course, which is a public facility with a "private club" atmosphere. Located on 200 acres of rolling terrain, carved between tall pines and natural streams, Birkdale is a challenging 7,013 yard, par 72 course made up of Bermuda...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
My 5 yr old son Ryan has been fascinated lately with digging for worms in the back yard. So , I finally told him we could use those worms to catch fish. Well, we took our first fishing trip down the street to Lake Norman. There is a great park called Ramsey Creek that has a nice pier to fish off of. It took us a little time before we landed this big one but it was well worth the wait. You can tell by the smile on his face that not only is the fish hooked but so is Ryan on fishing. I am very fortunate to live in an area where I am only minutes from a beautiful lake to fish at. If you are ever fortunate enough to visit the Charlotte region take some time to drive out to Lake Norman. You will not be disappointed! .
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Here is a recent update on the progress of the Discovery Place for Kids in downtown Huntersville, North Carolina: A local company hopes to build a tree house in the middle of downtown. Not some boards nailed to the truck of a tree, leading to more boards tacked together in the limbs above.Huntersville-based Power Play Inc. is working on probably the nicest tree house in town, a three-story structure that will greet kids and their parents as they enter the brand-new Discovery Place Kids museum in a little more than a year.That's just one of many local connections Discovery Place Kids Director Debbie Curry has established, she said this week. On its Web site, Power Play Inc. describes itself as "the world's largest, fully integrated manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, floatin...
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Dryer Vent Cleaning is the number one defense against clothes dryer fires.  Out of sight, out of mind is the reason dryer vent cleaning is often overlooked, but you really cannot afford to ignore this chore.  Dryer lint screens only catch about 60-80 percent of the lint removed from laundry; the rest ends up trapped in the dryer exhaust system where it builds up and becomes a fire hazard.   Lint is highly flammable which makes it good fuel for a fire to spread throughout your dryer vent system and your home.  As your dryer is working moisture and lint are removed from your clothes.  The moist lint sticks to the sides of the dryer ducts and eventually builds up.  Over time this reduces airflow, the dryer works harder and the motor overheats.  This is a fire hazard and the cause of increa...
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By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(RE/MAX EXECUTIVE)
Heritage Green is a lovely community in Cornelius, just 15 minutes from Lake Norman.  Heritage Green is a newer community that features a community pool, playground, sidewalks, vinyl-sided homes, and a great neighborhood atmosphere. Here are some recent deals under $200,000! All are 3 bedrooms and close to shopping and highway I-77.   Single Family (Active) Area: 1/7 Media: 8 MLS #: 836427 LP: $ 145,800 Subdivision: Heritage Green 9149 Glenashley DR Tax Loc: Iredell cornelius, NC  28031 County: Mecklenburg Total HLA: 1100 - 1400 Year Built: 2005 UnHeated SqFt: 0 Parking: 1 Car Garage, 2 Parking Spaces, Detached Additional SqFt: 0 Approx Acres: 0.13 Exterior Const: Vinyl Type: 2 Story Elementary: J V Washam Middle: B...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
The landscape of downtown Huntersville, North Carolina will soon change. After months of negotiations I believe we will start to see the Dicovery Place of Kids come to fruition. Here is a recent article from a local Lake Norman paper to give you an update. The shadow of doubt cast upon the future of Huntersville's Town Center lifted somewhat after the town successfully completed the land swap and financing agreement for the downtown development. Questions remain, however, about private partner Norcom's intentions and the reason behind a last-minute, $250,000 check the town wrote to close the deal.  The town completed the land swap and financing agreement for construction of Town Center at the close of business Friday, May 22. By Tuesday of this week, bulldozers parked on the property, ...
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Dryer vent cleaning; is it really that big of a deal?  Questions answered during recent interview with Emilie Benvegna, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard   Huntersville, NC - Emilie Benvegna is the owner/operator of Dryer Vent Wizard of Charlotte, NC.  During a recent interview, Emilie made it quite clear that dryer vent cleaning is important.   When asked, "Honestly, do I really need to concern myself with dryer vent cleaning?"  Emilie answered, "Yes!  The clothes dryer is one of the leading causes of house fires.  Failure to maintain the dryer exhaust system causes over 15,000 fires annually."   The next question was, "How often is dryer vent cleaning recommended?"  Emilie said, "Dryer vent cleaning is recommended at least once a year; more often if you have a large family or several pets, a...
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