Waxhaw, NC Real Estate News

By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
Plan your next birthday party here....what fun.  Near Waxhaw, NC just south of Charlotte, NC. As you drive out of Charlotte, NC heading south towards Waxhaw, NC you will be amazed at the beautiful equestrian farms nestled thru out the countryside.  I absolutely love driving and seeing corrals, white fencing, riding area, and of course beautiful horses grazing and covered with the warming blankets. Today I want to share some information about this beautiful equestrian center.  It is the Providence Equestrian Center.  Absolutely beautiful. I found the following information about this equestrian center. "Providence Equestrian Center was established in 1998. We built our new barn in 2006 using high quality materials, hard surface aisles, ample insulation and positioned to allow optimal air ...
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By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
A great place to visit and enjoy a great meal is Rippington's in Waxhaw, NC.  Waxhaw is just 12 miles south of Charlotte, NC. Here is a little history about Waxhaw, NC.  "Welcome to the official website of the Town of Waxhaw, NC...where small-town charm still exists!  As one of the oldest towns in Union County, Waxhaw takes its name from the Waxhaws, an Indian tribe that once inhabited the area.  Our close proximity to Charlotte allows us the much sought after balance of both small town charm and big city convenience.  Dating back to the 1770's, we strive daily to pay tribute to our rich heritage even as the future beckons.  It is with a promise of respect for our proud history that we enter into that future...one of diversity, quality growth and a cooperative spirit."  If you enjoy cha...
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By Wendy Richards, at "NCCharlotteHomes.com"- Charlotte NC Home & Real Estate Search
(Keller Williams Realty - Charlotte NC Home & Real Estate)
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
Kingston on Providence in Waxhaw NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Kingston on Providence is a small neighborhood located off Providence Road on the northern edge of historic Waxhaw NC.  Built in the 1990s, the neighborhood has spacious lots and mature trees and landscaping. Homes in Kingston on Providence range in size from 1600 square feet to over 2000 square feet.  Both ranches and two-story homes are available in the neighborhood.  Exteriors are vinyl with brick accents. Community shopping is available nearby along Providence Road and at the Cureton Shopping Center.  A farmers market, quaint shops, restaurants and community festivals can be found in downtown Waxhaw. Kingston on Providence Community Features Community Amenities:  none Builders:  Ryan Homes Schools: Waxhaw El...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
There are all kinds of things you will want to consider when buying the real estate that your family will call home. The problem is that far too many get caught up in the small or cosmetic details of the purchase and search that they forget the primary needs of the family in the process. Keep the following things in mind when considering real estate purchases and you are much more likely to be happy with your decision a few years down the road. 1) Size. When it comes to real estate size really does matter. The problem is that it matters differently for different people. Those that are aging and whose families have left home would do well in smaller properties that required lower maintenance. Those with growing families need room to grow not only inside the house but also outside the hom...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
Waxhaw NC Home Sales and Best Buys—December 2010 Update This is a summary of home sales transactions in Waxhaw NC in the last month.  It includes statistics on closed listings, properties that have gone under contract, and current best buys.  Best buys are those properties that have had the greatest price reductions in the past two weeks on a percentage basis. Properties under contract are the best indicators of the current Waxhaw NC real estate market as these are properties recently chosen for purchase.  Closed transactions represent the marketplace of 30 to 90 days ago.  The tables below show an increase in the median and average sales price for “under contract” properties versus those that have closed in the last month.  The average and median days on market for closings was much sh...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
The Oaks on Providence in Waxhaw NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Welcoming front porches.  Lots of details and beautiful millwork.  Gorgeous hardwood flooring.  The Oaks on Providence in Waxhaw NC is a neighborhood that will take you back in time to traditional homes on wooded lots. While the neighborhood has an old-fashioned feel, the interiors of the homes in The Oaks on Providence are modern with open floor plans, nine foot ceilings and updated kitchens and baths.  Neighborhood homes were built in the late 1990s and range in size from approximately 1900 square feet to nearly 2500 square feet.  Lots range from a quarter acre to a third acre. The Oaks on Providence is located off Providence Road near downtown Waxhaw.  Shopping and restaurants are available nearby along Provi...
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Come celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas in Waxhaw, NC just south of Charlotte, NC.  This Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 1pm to 5pm the Waxhaw's Women Club will present "Then and Now", The Holiday Tour of Homes". "This year's tour features two historic homes and a church in the heart of Waxhaw, and four new homes in Waxhaw's Cureton development." As a special surprise meet Mr. Leo Maguire.  He is the man in the Norman Rockwell Painting "Home on Leave (Sailor in Hammock)."  Mr. Maguire will make his presentation on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2pm.  "Home on Leave" was on the front cover of The Saturday Evening Post on September 15, 1945.  The original sold at Sotheby's New York for $4,520,000. on May 23, 2007.   Come meet Mr. Leo Maguire wh...
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By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
Waxhaw homes come in just about every style; from large estate homes to horse farms, along with many of its communities offering neighborhood amenities and social activity directors. For location, the closer you are to the border of Charlotte, the higher your home price will be. What you will not find in this area, are a lot of townhomes and condos. Waxhaw homes for sale and neighborhoods were developed on farm land, and the demographics haven’t given way to multi-family housing units…nor has the zoning. Located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, Waxhaw homeowners enjoy the easy access to the Interstate, an abundance of shopping, eateries, fine dining along with theaters and sports venues. If you think South Charlotte is great...you're correct, it is...but don't short-change yours...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
If you've come to Charlotte from outside the South, you're looking at more than just a change of address, my friend. You're potentially looking at a new way of life. Of course, there are lots of places here where you can't swing a snake without hitting someone from New Jersey, Ohio or California, and many neighborhoods feel about as Southern as a snowmobile trail. But just a few exits down the interstate in any direction, and you'll quickly realize you're a long ways from home. The kudzu will be the first clue. The roadside stand selling boiled peanuts will be your second. In that spirit, here's a primer on some things you may have to get used to, and others you'll love right away: The pace of life. It may be a cliche, but it's also true. The pace IS slower. You'll find some people -- a...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
There are all types of investments in this day and age. One of the most often touted for creating millionaires around the world however is real estate investing. Even in the field of real estate there are several different investment styles. Each style involves varying degrees of risk on behalf of the investor. If careful consideration is taken there is a type of real estate investment that is best for most people though there are some that real estate will never be a good investment for.Those who are simply not cut out for real estate investing are those who love to watch the ticker roll across the computer monitor or television screen indicating the worth of their portfolios on a daily basis. Those who need to see in print the wisdom of their investment practices rather than those who...
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By Jen Wetzel, NC/SC Realtor-With Jen, You Win!
(RE/MAX Executive)
I hope that you all had a relaxing and FUN Thanksgiving holiday.....in keeping with the shopping trends of the past couple of days, I wanted to share with you some great CYBER MONDAY deals in the world of real estate. I spoke with my great friend who is a builder sales representative at Ryland Homes today, and she let me know that they currently have 4 great inventory deals available and 1 home that will be ready in March reduced for a quick sale in Waxhaw. Ryland Homes will be leaving the Millbridge community, so they are selling 2 inventory homes at an incredible price, but also the model home. The model home is upgraded with just about every option you can choose and was originally priced at $385,000. Due to the move, they have priced it aggresively at $333,000. The home is well over...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
The Dairy Barn in Waxhaw NC—A Great Place for an Afternoon Treat The sky was a brilliant blue.  The temperature was balmy.  Golden leaves were falling from the trees.  A beautiful day to be in Waxhaw NC. I felt like having a snack as I drove through downtown Waxhaw one day last week.  Just as I was wondering where I could stop to get something to eat, I spied a new shop among the historic buildings lining Main Street. The Dairy Barn.  It sounded like the perfect place to find an ice cream or other treat.  I parked along the railroad track that runs through the town and walked across the street. When I saw the old-fashioned screen door at the entrance, I knew that I would enjoy the interior of the shop.  Once inside, I discovered that I wasn’t the only person who had decided that The Dai...
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By Carol Fox, Helping You Discover Charlotte's Best Small Towns
(Allen Tate Company 704-905-3935)
Providence Grove in Waxhaw NC—Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Profile Providence Grove is a small neighborhood conveniently located off Providence Road between New Town Road and Cuthbertson Road in Waxhaw NC.  It’s an easy drive from the neighborhood to the shopping and restaurants at Cureton and then on to historic downtown Waxhaw with its quaint shops, farmers market and community festivals.  Although Providence Grove has a Waxhaw mailing address, it is located in unincorporated Union County NC. Ryland Homes began construction in Providence Grove in 2004 and continues to offer new homes there today.  The transitional homes of Providence Grove range in size from 2500 square feet to nearly 5000 square feet.  Some lots in the neighborhood accommodate basements.  The neighborhood offers a...
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By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
Waxhaw dedicates recently expanded Military Wall of Honor.  The wall was created in 2004 and has over 800 names honored and has room for 1000 more names.  People claim that Waxhaw is..."This is a community that really appreciates its veterans."  The wall is a wall of history and there are names of people who served as far back as the American Revolution. If you are in Waxhaw, NC make sure to stop by and see how the veterans are honored who serve or haved served.  During the ceremony Winston Churchill was quoted..."Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."                                                   www.charlottehomeinfo.com Judith Parker, CRS, GRI jparker@kwcharlotte.com Keller Williams
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By Mitch Eudy, GRI, SRE, SSFR, EPro
(Helen Adams Realty)
Waxhaw, North Carolina Waxhaw, North Carolina is an historic town located in the western part of Union County.  Named after the Native American tribe who originally inhabited the region, the Town of Waxhaw dates from the 1770s.  A bedroom community of the state's largest city, Charlotte, Waxhaw offers the best of suburban living with nature just outside the back door and culture just around the corner. Waxhaw boasts some of the best public schools of Union County, an active retirement community, and singles' night life just minutes away in the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte. Having gained its popularity decades ago as an equestrian community, many horse lovers still call Waxhaw home. Whether you choose to pasture your horse on your own estate, or you board him with a local stable, ...
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By Jen Wetzel, NC/SC Realtor-With Jen, You Win!
(RE/MAX Executive)
Shocking as it may seem, I have come up against several listings with my buyer clients that have multiple offers on them over the past 12 months. I am seeing this mostly in the Union County area of Waxhaw, NC in a pricepoint between $400,000-$1,000,000 which seems odd in this market, but the evidence is there. Waxhaw foreclosures have been at an all time high due to Union County building ever so fast in 2005 and 2006. There was such a demand for the area at that time due to schools, builder incentives and growth, that we saw prices soar. Once things began to change in the marketplace due to job loss, overbuilding and less demand for home buying in the area, things started to POP and we have been riding this cycle for the past few months. Short sales have now become foreclosures and the ...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
Definition of Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure and why you would want it.Q. Can you provide the definition of a deed in lieu of foreclosure?A. In technical terms, you exchange the ownership interest in your home, represented by a deed, back to the secured lien holder for consideration of avoiding mortgage foreclosure and in some cases forgiveness of a mortgage deficiency.Q. Great, now can you give me the definition of a deed in lieu of foreclosure using words I can understand?A. You give the bank the keys to your home and you walk away, they agree not to hold a foreclosure sale or ever ask you for any more money. Everyone rebuilds their lives from that point forward and leaves the other one alone.Q. Why would anyone want to do a deed in lieu of foreclosure?A. Many reasons exist that make a d...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
  Home for Sale in Marvin Creek Waxhaw NC - JUST SOLD!   Marvin Creek, located in Union County (Waxhaw), boasts rural charm with a location that is just minutes from the city.  Marvin Creek features luxurious, private, single family estate and executive homes on large lots with stately architectural style.  Marvin Creek homes for sale offer top-of-the line amenities and customization by popular Toll Brothers builders.  The amenity-filled neighborhood includes a 6,500 square foot clubhouse with fireplace and full kitchen, perfect for celebrations and meetings.  Tennis courts, beach pool, walking trails and playground as well as a lazy river, geyser park and basketball courts are available for residents to enjoy.  Our sellers were thrilled to sell their home at 305 Hickory Bark Court!  Th...
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