Lincolnton, NC Real Estate News

By Lisa Borders - REALTOR, RE/MAX Crossroads
(RE/MAX Crossroads)
      In the Above Flyer I have listed some tools you have available as an RE/MAX Agent.  Below I will talk about our Training on Demand (Atod).   Training on Demand:   Associates can watch and listen to the industry's best coaches, download ressources and gather information anytime, day or night, through a virtual campus call Agent Training on Demand.  Broker/Owners have a similar service, Management Training on Demand (mtod). Classroom:  RE/MAX trainers are at work on a regular basis, both at the RE/MAX Global Education Center in Denver and at regional sites.  They offer business-building seminars, technology training and more. Broadcast, Streaming Video:  The RE/MAX Satellite Network beams 60 hours of programming each month to subscribing offices in North America and to US Affiliates...
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By Suzanne Zick, HouseMaster of Lake Norman
(HouseMaster of Lake Norman)
Moon and Tree Originally uploaded by dwhokins1970 Tomorrow (eek, today! I gotta go to bed!) is Halloween! Whether you are trick or treating, trunk or treating or just partying, there are a few things you should consider. If you are interested in having a "greener" Halloween, Lincoln Times News has this advice "This year, celebrate a “green Halloween” with an emphasis on simplicity, recycling and the environment." Read the rest of the article here. To have a safe and happy Halloween, check out these tips from Lincoln Times.
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By Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte
(Lake Real Estate, LLC)
  The Lincoln Theatre Guild located in Lincolnton, North Carolina is presenting the play, "A Few Good Men."  Since 1980, The Lincoln Theatre Guild has been offering professional quality community theatre productions to Lincoln County. The Guild is a member of the Lincoln Arts Council. Their mission is to bring the passion of the performing arts to the area by providing quality live theatrical entertainment.   A Few Good Menby Aaron SorkinDirected by: Matthew TrottaLincoln Cultural CenterLincolnton, NCPerformance Dates:Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at 8:00 PMSaturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 8:00 PMSunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM TicketsAdult $13Students and Seniors $10Tickets at the door, online at Carolina Tix, or via phone, or in person at the Blumenthal box office in Founders Hall in Charlotte,...
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By Suzanne Zick, HouseMaster of Lake Norman
(HouseMaster of Lake Norman)
If you are looking for a nice quiet subdivision, full of good old fashioned charm, you need look no further than Crestview in Lincolnton, NC. Close to town, and right around the corner from S. Ray Lowder Elementary School. Right across the street is Domino's Pizza, Dollar Tree and Dollar General. The neighborhood itself has a sidewalk, and I see people walking during their lunch breaks from the nearby hospital and doctor's offices. Many kids play in their yards and most homes range in value from low to mid $100,000.
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By Suzanne Zick, HouseMaster of Lake Norman
(HouseMaster of Lake Norman)
Lincoln County Courthouse Originally uploaded by Marxchivist I love this building. It stands so proud as an anchor to this great city! It is the hub of all directions in Lincolnton. How many times have you said "Go around the courthouse...."
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By Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte
(Lake Real Estate, LLC)
  Southern Charm Wines     This past weekend my husband and I decided to visit a new store in Lincolnton, NC. The store is: Southern Charm Wines. Located in the Anderson Building at the corner of Poplar and Main; 235 East Main Street, Suite D is the physical address.     In as effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area two families from the Maiden area have opened Southern Charm Wines. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur are owners of Southern Charm Wines. Dwight Ramseur has been making wines for more than 20 years. The unique shop specializes in wines, gourmet snacks, and handcrafted gifts. They also have a section of supplies for the home wine enthusiast.                             Their shop offers 13 different wines and that is expected to grow. So that you k...
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By Suzanne Zick, HouseMaster of Lake Norman
(HouseMaster of Lake Norman)
Lincolnton is the proud new "owner" of a new wine store called Southern Charms. Owners Carolyn & Dwight Ramseur and Kim & Kirk Leonard, all from Maiden, have opened up on 235-D East Main Street. Among the offerings are "unique wines and handcrafted gifts" From the Lincoln Tribune: Their wines are hand-crafted meaning that they oversee the creation of each bottle to ensure the highest quality. There is also a gift shop with a number of gift ideas. Showcasing local artisans, customers will find pottery, wood carved bowls and vases, hand-woven baskets, hand-painted wine glasses and more. Southern Charms also offers a tantalizing selection of gourmet snacks from Ashe County Cheese and Charleston Benne Cookies to restaurant quality cheesecake and brownie mixes. Custom gift baskets are also ...
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By Anna Wiseman
(RE/MAX Lifestyle)
  New construction nearly complete.. to be completed by 1/16/09 Great floorplan!!!  Master suite has sitting area and master bath that encompasses left side of house.  Large bonus room upstairs, hardwood floors, granite counters.... the works.  Call for more details. Anna Deal Waddle All Points Realty 233 1/2 E Main St Lincolnton, Nc 28092 (704) 473-1450 direct annawaddle@yahoo.com www.lincolntonhouses.com
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By Tracey Walker, Lake Norman Real Estate
(Carolina Signature Realty)
 Lincolnton NC Acreage and LotsTo view Lincolnton NC Acreage and Lots, click here.
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By Tracey Walker, Lake Norman Real Estate
(Carolina Signature Realty)
 Lincolnton NC Land with pondTo View Lincolnton NC land with pond, click here.
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By Tracey Walker, Lake Norman Real Estate
(Carolina Signature Realty)
Lincolnton NC Acreage with pondTo View Lincolnton NC acreage with pond, click here.
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By Cassie Hansley
(Wilikinson and Associates)
  It's Not Just For Cows Anymore   Written by Cassie Hansley, Realtor® with Wilkinson And Associates in Lincolnton. With the downturn in the mortgage industry, many old, familiar loan programs are dusting off the cobwebs and coming out to play.  The biggest player is obviously the FHA loan product and with the media and congress spending so much time hyping these loans for refinances, other programs get overlooked. While the FHA loan is great for many borrowers, there is still another program that is even better for middle income families in rural areas that are looking to purchase a home. It's the USDA Guaranteed Rural Development loan.  The biggest misconception of this program is that most people think it's just for farmers and their livestock. But, years ago, the USDA started allowi...
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By Cassie Hansley
(Wilikinson and Associates)
At Wilkinson And Associates our commitment to each client's needs sets us apart. We are experts in the area and are dedicated to serving our clients in the Lincolnton NC real estate area with integrity, honesty, and a personal touch.. Why Choose Lincolnton NC? Life in the Lincolnton NC real estate area is rapidly changing. Lincolnton is often referred to as "The quiet side of Charlotte." Lincolnton has a charming small-town feel that many U.S. towns have lost. Main street leads to a downtown courthouse and town square with restaurants, book stores and gift shops. There are resorts, golf courses, farm land, country living in the foothills, and beautiful Lake Norman on the eastern side of Lincoln County where you can enjoy boating, fishing and sailing. There are popular neighborhoods lik...
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By Cassie Hansley
(Wilikinson and Associates)
Buyer's Agent? Seller's Agent? Both? Written by Cassie Hansley, Realtor® with Wilkinson And Associates in Lincolnton.      Most people, when buying real estate, have an "agent." Few however, seem to know the duties owed to them by their agent, nor do they recognize the value of having their own agent as opposed to "dual agency." Agent is defined as "A party who is authorized to act in the best interests of another (called the principal) and is obligated to place the principal's interests before the interests of any other parties, including the agent's own interest regardless of whether the agency relationship is with the seller of the property or the buyer." What to expect from an agent   If you are using an agent to help you sell your property, then you have probably entered into a co...
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By George Wilson
(Lincolnton, NC)
Market Index - Q4-07On a scale of 1 - 5 (1 being a Buyer's Market and 5 being a Seller's Market), the current market index is a 2.Labor Market:During the first two months of this quarter approx. 727 jobs were added to Lincoln County payrolls. The average monthly unemployment rate fell from 5.4% to 5.2% in October and November. The job situation in Lincoln County still remains a strong factor and should continue to increase the demand for housing. Both historically low mortgage rates and a steady job market should help to keep the market moving.Housing Market: ***  Q3-07Q4-07Q1-08(forecast)Average Price$278,300$261,700UP# Homes on the Market *560524Down# Homes Sold **177131UP# New Homes Built ***10779UPAvg # of Days on Market81114Down* Available as of Dec. 31, 2007.** May not add to tota...
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By Cassie Hansley
(Wilikinson and Associates)
Looking for Your Dream Home???  It is an important decision to purchase a home. It combines your personal hopes and dreams with wanting the best for you and your family. It is a big decision and change that can be exciting but scary at the same time. The key to a smooth transaction is a great real estate agent. When you are interviewing for an agent talk to them about what you are looking for. Make sure they listen and understand your needs and works in the area you want to live. Make yourself a want and need list for your future home. Know where you want to live, the average home prices in that area, schools, transportation from jobs, shopping, family, etc. Talk to a mortgage Professional and get Pre-Approved. This is a very important step in thi8s process. It will let you know how muc...
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By Cassie Hansley
(Wilikinson and Associates)
Educated Consumer: Knowledge Is Power   Are you thinking about buying a home, but not sure where to start? Don't know whom to call? Do you get your mortgage first? How do you get a mortgage?Do you find the house first?   There are so many questions and steps to take to home ownership. You need an agent who will know the answers to your questions or know where to get them.   Knowledge Is Power.   Let me give you the tools to a smooth home purchase. I will walk you hand in hand through your mortgage process, home search, negotiations on your dream home, inspections & appraisals, and then to the closing table.    I Represent People Not Properties!!!  If you want to find out how you can buy a home in Lincolnton, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Gaston, and Mecklenburg Counties, Please feel free t...
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Wake up one day and realize you have bought your landlord's house, But you don't own It.........He still does??? Confused!!!! Let me explain. You have rented this lovely home for 10 years at $750.00 a month.  Take that rental payment over 120 months and do some math. The number you will come up with is $90,000.00. Do you realize that there are homes out there that you can purchase that will keep your monthly payments that you have now??? The biggest difference would be you are paying for YOUR HOME, YOUR Privacy, and an INVESTMENT in YOUR FUTURE.   If you are tired of throwing your money away on rent- CALL ME- Let's just look at what you could do. Let's get you all the information you need to determine whether it is the right time for you to become a homeowner. If it isn't the right time...
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By Cassie Hansley
(Wilikinson and Associates)
Who Qualifies As A First Time Home Buyer ??? Do You???   Are you looking at buying a home and not sure if you qualify as a first time home buyer? Have you owned a home before? Guess what you can qualify as a first time home buyer if you haven't owned a home in the last three years. Some programs will work with you as long as you don't own a home now but have in the last three years. Yes, if you haven't owned a home before, you are a perfect candidate for first time home buyer loan.   Few Restrictions that you need to be aware of: There are some income restrictions (Vary on the County you live in) Maximum Loan Amounts (Also varies on the county you live in) Condition of the property you want to buy Must Be A Primary Residence    To find out if you qualify for the first time home buyer pr...
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By Anna Wiseman
(RE/MAX Lifestyle)
The Lincoln County Board of Realtors is having its annual golf tournament at Verdict Ridge to raise money to award area high school students scholarships.  All of Lincoln County's high schools as well as home schools are eligable.  Please let me know if you have any questions about how to sign up or if you know someone who might be interested.  Also if you are interested in playing in the golf tournament let me know.  It is always a great time and I know this year will be no exception!Anna Deal WaddleRE/MAX Crossroadswww.lincolntonhouses.comwww.annawaddle.remax.com
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