Waxhaw, NC Real Estate News

By LePage Johnson, Charlotte Lake Norman Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
FEATURED LISTINGS Providence Downs and Providence Downs South are two adjoining luxury home communities about 1 mile south of the city limits of Charlotte in Waxhaw. This large multi-phased luxury community offers large home sites averaging nearly 1 acre in size. Many of the leading luxury home builders in the south Charlotte area have signed on as preferred builders at Providence Downs. With a very high ranked school system, great community features and beautiful community layout, Providence Downs is high on the list of places to live for families looking for luxury living. Community: Providence Downs (South) Price Range: $400's to $2.5 Million Location: Waxhaw, South of Charlotte County: Union Community Description: (South) Gated,   Amenities: Club House, Playground, Pool, Recreation...
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By Keith Lutz
(Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Buying real estate is a tricky business, and buying real estate in Waxhaw, NC is no exception. When you're looking to purchase a home, a storefront or an apartment complex in this quaint country community there are a few things you should know before you sign on the dotted line.Waxhaw, located about 30 miles away from Charlotte, NC, is a living, breathing piece of history. Originally settled by the Waxhaw Indians and established by Scot-Irish and German immigrants in the 1700s, Waxhaw has grown and transformed from a small coastal community into one of the largest dining centers in the state. Visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy its vast array of bistros, fine dining restaurants and good ol' fashioned soul food, as well as the swiftly growing industry that has taken Waxhaw...
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By Dean L. Davidson
(Keller Williams Realty - Ballantyne)
Underwriting rules are being modified just as quickly as mid-day rate prices.  Compensating factors and exceptions for income, debt ratio, credit or down-payment that used to be the "norm" may still be listed in investor's guidelines, but are unlikely to pass underwriting.  Automated underwriting is only the first step for approval.  After automated underwriting the file goes to a live underwriter, which is where new rules that haven't even been entered in the automated machines yet are being enforced.Prepare your clients in 3 ways by suggesting for them to:•1)       check their credit at http://www.annualcreditreport.com/ or http://www.myfico.com/ and gather payoff letters to prove any inaccurate credit reporting •2)       gather the most recent 30 days' paystubs, 2 yrs W2s and tax ret...
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By Brian Belcher, Charlotte Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive)
Waxhaw is trying to preserve its historic appeal--one of its most often cited desirable features--by creating a historical district. In essence, any historic home owners would be restricted from certain architectural and physical changes. Waxhaw's historic downtown has been established for over 100 years and town leaders are hoping to both capitalize on that point and also maintain the tradition as a trademark for the area. Visit: http://www.charlotte.com/union/story/539065.html to read an article about the movement.
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By Dean Davidson, ABR/CSP
(Keller Williams Realty-Ballantyne)
Time For Fence Sitters to Jump OffInventories are beginning to drop with builders in the area and sales are starting to improve.  Why is this coming about when the press still talks doom and gloom?  Market forces.  Interest rates have showed signs of creeping up an little bit, and when inventories go down, prices adjust as well.  Speculators of further interest rate declines will notice the reversal and begin buying before they lose the advantage they have been waiting for.As builders inventory from last year fall, their prices will see the normal annual adjustments we have always come to expect in the begining of a new year.  These inventory homes will no longer be in significant competitions with resale homes, and this will begin a gradual shift in what is now a very weighted buyers m...
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By Dean L. Davidson
(Keller Williams Realty - Ballantyne)
Wow!  The Holidays have caused the time to really slip by me since my last posting. I hope all who visit me here had a wonderful time with family and friends.  And of course we all remembered our dedicated military personnel and their families, who had to endure separation at this time of year.I don't know what you have been reading lately about the economy, and particularly the housing market, but it sure seems, if you rely on the press for the news, there's more bad than good for several areas of the country.  Having said that, the pundits are still predicting recovery anywhere from the first quarter to the last quarter of 2008.   I personally have experienced new energy in the home search almost always after New Years.  Whatever the reason, a new contingent of buyers seem to come out...
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
Wishing all who read this a great Holiday Season and a tremendous 2008. To those I have worked with and worked for, thank you for a great 2007. For those of you that I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, I look forward to meeting and working with you / for you in 2008.God bless you and your family this holiday season.-----------------------------------------This Holiday Wish is brought to you by Ed Nailor, of The Ed Nailor Mortgage Team. Dedicated to educating, inspiring and assisting in the American Dream. - "when time and money really matter"Ed Nailor We know Charlotte Mortgage Loans704-651-8704 Phone or visit http://www.ednailor.com/
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
Partner Services Ed Nailor Mortgage Loan Specialist Residential - Investment - Commerical 10801 Johnston Rd - Suite 213 - Charlotte, NC 28226 - 704.248.8694 Phone - 704.644.0258 Fax   Apply  |  Mortgage Loans  |  Featured Homes  |  Local Information  |  Credit  |  Blog  |  About 1st Metro CHARLOTTE ROCKS! So have you heard enough of all the impending doom and gloom tied to the real estate market? Folks, if you listen to the national news, you'd be making the wrong decisions today! You gotta dig for the reality.. and that is that real estate is really local. This basically means that you can't judge what's going on in your neighborhood by what you see on the nightly news in California! If you live in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas, you will want to read this! Forbes Magazine ha...
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
Now is the best time to buy a home in Waxhaw. Why? There are several good reasons:Mortgage Rates in WaxhawMortgage rates in Waxhaw are the lowest they have been in years and will be rising soon. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have already announced changes that will impact home loan rates and cause them to jump. Experts, including myself foresee this happening very soon, so locking in a low mortgage rate now would be a great move allowing you to get the best home loan!Homes for Sale in WaxhawRight now, there is a great selection of homes for sale in Waxhaw. This has created a buyer's market in Waxhaw that we have not seen in a very long time! By acting now, you may get the best deal in Waxhaw real estate that you will ever get. Sellers are Negotiating Deals in WaxhawThis means that in addit...
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
An interesting article appeared in Friday's Charlotte Observer. Due to copyright laws, I can not do a simple copy/paste, so I will do my best to summarize for you. The article can be found online at http://www.charlotte.com/, at least for the time being.In an article titled "Price trends? Area stats among nation's best", columnist Allen Norwood brings out some very interesting details. According to this article, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) issued a press release that had said that in the South, the Charlotte region (known as Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord) had the strongest SFR price increase. The current average according to the information was at $220,100 which is UP 11% from a year ago. According to the article, the press release was from earlier last week, and covered the...
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By Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
Waxhaw, NC is one of my favorite places this time of year. With the seasons changing and the holidays approaching, the southern charm of Waxhaw just stands out! The friendliness of the people really comes to life!As you drive around Waxhaw you will see the holiday spirit coming to life. Lights are going up, decorations are being put in place and trees are getting trimmed for the holidays. And with such a diverse mix of cultures in the area, you are bound to see an interesting mix of holiday celebrations.And while the holiday shopping season is beginning as well, folks in Waxhaw seem to have a smile on their face. The southern charm of this city already makes it a wonderful place to live, but add the holiday spirit on top of that and you just can't help but make new friends!While many pe...
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By Larry Hubatka
(The Charlotte Group)
Skyecroft Neighborhood Activity Stats There are currently 19 homes on the market within the neighborhood as of 9/27/07. During the 6 month period starting 1/1/07, approximately 4 homes were sold with the following averages: -Square Footage: 4899 -Days on the Market: 208 -Average Sales Price: 1,155,627 During the 3 month period starting 7/1/07 (through 9/27/07), approximately 10 homes were sold with the following averages: -Square Footage: 5331 -Days on the Market: 191 -Average Sales Price: 1,272,353 *all stats are according to the CMLS system as of 9/27/07 and may not include any activity excluded from CMLS. Skyecroft is a high-end community in South Charlotte/Weddington/Union County. It's accessible by Providence Rd from 485. Homes range roughly from 1-2.5 million. The amenities are fa...
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By Larry Hubatka
(The Charlotte Group)
Providence Downs South Neighborhood Activity Stats There are currently 40 homes on the market within the neighborhood as of 9/27/07. During the 6 month period starting 1/1/07, approximately 9 homes were sold with the following averages: -Square Footage: 6687 -Days on the Market: 106 -Average Sales Price: 1,159,696 During the 3 month period starting 7/1/07 (through 9/27/07), approximately 7 homes were sold with the following averages: -Square Footage: 7377 -Days on the Market: 127 -Average Sales Price: 1,253,128 *all stats are according to the CMLS system as of 9/27/07 and may not include any activity excluded from CMLS. Providence Downs South is a high-end community in South Charlotte/Union County. It's accessible by Johnston/521, Rea Rd and Providence Rd from 485. Homes ranges roughly ...
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By Mark Zwieback
(Keller Williams Ballantyne Area Market Center)
    MILLBRIDGE, NORTH CAROLINAMillbridge is a new master-planned community located just 12 miles south of Charlotte, in historic Waxhaw, North Carolina.  Tree-lined streets, community gathering areas and resort-like amenities boast a neighborhood of convenience and fun. Away from urban jams, yet convenient to metropolitan life and the nearby Charlotte Douglas Airport, Millbridge residents have the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. The active community can enjoy the Residents' Clubhouse, fitness center, movie theater, pools, parks and greenways. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy athletic fields, picnic and playground areas, eight miles of greenway trails that meanders through the community, 250 acres of green space and a 60-acre town park. A neighborhood elementary school, seven ...
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By Keith Lutz
(Keller Williams Metropolitan)
This community has all the amenities! Weddington Chase is a John Weiland Homes Community - a builder of Luxury homes! When you drive thru this community you will see some beautiful architecture, some great amenities and smiling faces! The amenities include a long walking trail, a beautiful club house, a huge pool, with a slide that should be in Great Adventure! There are Tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball net with sand and a playset for the kiddies! If you are looking in the mid 500's to mid 800's in Union County, then do yourself a favor and check out this community! Search for Weddington Chase Homes! Click me Keith Lutz is an experienced REALTOR® based in Union County, North Carolina. Thinking of purchasing a home in the Waxhaw NC Real Estate market? Keith Lutz is a profes...
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By Keith Lutz
(Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Providence Downs is a beautiful area, rich in the heritage of the Kentucky Derby! Every street is named after a thoroughbred that has won that annual event! As of mid 2007, there are 41 homes for sale ranging in prices from mid $500,000 to 1.5 Million. Just one drive thru this pristine neighborhood and you will want to come back again, not just because of the elegance but because of the friendly people who wave to you! Search for Providence Downs Homes! Click me Keith Lutz is an experienced REALTOR® based in Union County, North Carolina. Thinking of purchasing a home in the Waxhaw NC Real Estate market? Keith Lutz is a professional with all the answers you need!
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By Keith Lutz
(Keller Williams Metropolitan)
There are so many subdivisions in Union county, it is hard to get to them all. Especially since we are the 15th fastest growing county in America and #1 in all of North Carolina! This is one that I had driven by several times, and then had driven into only once. But when I decided to put it on one of my prospects previews (as a hopeful, high end price range) for them, well I am pleasantly surprised! This is a lovely Shea Homes community with about 150 all Brick homes for sale! Right now the prices have dropped to around 380k, that is a great price! I am happier, because a house has become a home for my clients! Search for Barrington Homes! Click me Keith Lutz is an experienced REALTOR® based in Union County, North Carolina. Thinking of purchasing a home in the Waxhaw NC Real Estate mark...
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By Keith Lutz
(Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Named after an area Indian tribe, the town of Waxhaw is as historic as it is picturesque.  Waxhaw in fact is a national historic district, offering visitors a rare glimpse into southern history. The town was settled in the late 1700's but did not become a bustling area of development till the late 1800's when railroad tracks were built through the middle of the town for a route that delivered passengers to Atlanta. Those railroad tracks still exist today, running through this historic town as a reminder of how it got its modest start. Today Waxhaw remains one of the best kept secrets in Union County real estate. With the small town feel of a quaint village combined with the proximity to the Queen city makes this town a winner. Residents enjoy Cane Creek Park, among other attractions. Th...
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By Keith Lutz
(Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Welcome to Millbridge in historic Waxhaw!Went out today to check out the kick-off party that Ryland homes was having.  Man do they know how to throw a party.  It was real hot out there, but they had a huge 100x50 tent and some fans running.  Of course the model was Air-conditioned, whew!  They gave some nice spread too!Spring Mix Salad with Sweet Corn & Cranberries • Fresh Seasonal Fruits & Assorted Berries with Sweet Cream • Domestic Cheeses with Gourmet Crackers  • Balsamic Penne Pasta Salad with Fresh Basil & Cherry Tomatoes • Wild Mushroom & Chicken Crepes • Charleston Style Crab Cakes with Orange Bliss Sauce • Garden Root Roasted Vegetable • Raspberry Brule BrowniesHere is my slideshow... http://www.realestateshows.com/show.php?id=174970&resize=1Here are some pictures I took from t...
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