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New Schools and Renovations for CMS

Wed, Nov 8th 2017 3:53 pm by Missy Banks CMS Schools

The November 2017 election results included the passage of  $922 million bond referendum for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).  As a result of the bond package, CMS will be able to build 17 new schools and provide renovations and improvements to 12 of the system's oldest schools.  It is estimated that the construction and renovations will relieve overcrowding at 20 schools while providing 1250 new or renovated classrooms. The impact will be felt across the system impacting more than 20,000 students.  Among the schools to be built include a high school in the Southern portion of the country to alleviate overcrowding at Ardrey Kell, South Mecklenburg and Olympic High Schools.  For a full...

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Another home for sale in Providence High School -- SOLD!

Tue, Nov 7th 2017 2:30 pm by Missy Banks CMS Schools

Big Demand for Homes for Sale in Providence High 

Providence High School remains one of the top rated schools in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).  It is not a surprise that many of the homes in this desirable school zone sell in record time!   Our listing at 13239 Chasewater located in South Charlotte's Providence Crossing neighborhood went under contract in a number of days.

Like the other homes in the neighborhood, 13239 Chasewater has a traditional floorplan and was built with quality construction in the 1990s. The home has a formal living room and dining room with moldings and decorative columns and a large kitchen open to the den and breakfast room.  One of the major selling po...

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The Impact of Remodeling on Resale

Tue, Nov 7th 2017 1:27 pm by Missy Banks Featured Blogs

Listing your homeThe Impact of Remodeling

Studies show that the average time home owners stay in a home now has risen to ten years.  Many home owners are not doing major renovations or keeping up with design trends (a trend last about 8 years).  As a result their homes are sitting on the market in what should be a sellers market. Today's buyers want homes that are turn key.  They are looking for HGTV homes and want the renovations already done and part of their mortgage.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their 2017 Remodeling Impact Report.  In it they list the top projects to gain equity and at the same time increase enjoyment while living in the home.

Top projects that are of no sur...

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South Charlotte Home Providence High School Zone

Tue, Oct 17th 2017 8:53 am by Missy Banks Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

Classic Beauty in South Charlott'e Hembstead | Providence High School

If you are looking for a home that has already been updated -- don't miss this two story with full basement home in the heart of South Charlotte!  2206 Aschliff in South Charlotte's Hembstead.   This beautiful full brick home has been meticulously updated and has a hard to find full basement.
South Charlotte Homes for Sale

HOME DETAILS

Located at the end of a cul de sac, the home site is one of the largest in the neighborhood, .74 acres.  Walking into the home, you will notice the iron balusters on the main staircase and the hardwood floors.  To the right is the large formal dining room with heavy moldings and a masonary fireplace.  To the left of...

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Basement Home for Sale in South Charlotte

Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:13 am by Missy Banks Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

Basement homes for sale in South Charlotte

If you want a move in ready home for sale in popular South Charlotte -- this is it!  6315 Woodleigh Oaks is located in Rea Woods -- a John Weiland neighborhood.  John Weiland subdivisions are popular because of the attention to community you can find in them.  Rea Woods does not disappoint.

Rea Woods has the hard to find neighborhood amenities many of today's home buyers looking for homes in South Charlotte are looking for -- neighborhood clubhouse for an active social scene, neighborhood swimming pool, neighborhood tennis courts and even a playground.  The subdivision has sidewalks, wide streets and cul-de-sacs.

6315 Woodleigh Oaks is in move in ready condition!  It has been immacu...

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Luxury Home in South Charlotte | HIGHGROVE Neighborhood

Thu, Oct 13th 2016 11:46 am by Missy Banks South Charlotte Schools

Luxury Home In South Charlotte |  HIGHGROVE Neighborhood

If you are looking for a luxury home for sale in South Charlotte but want the charm of an older neighborhood this is it -- 9129 Easton Grey in Ballantyne's popular Highgrove subdivision.  Conveniently located in the heart of South Charlotte's Ballantyne, 9129 Easton Grey is nestled among mature trees and sidewalks.  Highgrove was developed in the late 1990's by Crescent Communities and the homes were built by some of the areas top custom home builders.   This home was built by John Wieland and was one of the homes featured in the Home Builder Association's Home Arama.

SouthCharlotteBallantyne9129eastongrey9129 Easton Grey features a dramatic two story great room, livi...

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How to Buy a House (in Charlotte, NC) - Part 2

Mon, Sep 19th 2016 3:00 pm by Jessica McVey Writing Offers

Welcome back to this blog series about how to buy a house in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Last week, in part 1 we discussed financing (get pre-approved by a lender) and looking for homes for sale.  Today I’ll teach you about the negotiable items to consider when you write an offer to purchase property.  This topic is often the most nerve-wracking when trying to buy a home for sale but hopefully I can ease your mind and simplify the process for you.

Step 3 - Writing an Offer

Once you have found that home for sale that you want to buy, you’ll likely want to move quickly to write an offer.  If you haven’t already been pre-approved by a lender, I advise that you contact your lender to make s...

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How to Buy a House (in Charlotte, NC) - Part 1

Mon, Sep 12th 2016 3:15 pm by Jessica McVey Writing Offers

The real estate transaction is a difficult, strenuous and time-consuming mess but hopefully the below information and your real estate agent will help to clarify the process and some of the jargon. 

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be updating my blog a few steps at a time so as not to overwhelm you.  And as you may have guessed, the home buying process is different from state to state so in this series we’re focusing on North Carolina, even more specifically with buying homes for sale in Charlotte.  Let’s dive in…

Step 1 – Financing (get money)

It is likely that you already know how valuable buying a home can be to your well-being and to your financial future.  But houses are expensive! ...

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Homes for Sale in Weddington High School Zone

Thu, Jul 7th 2016 1:59 pm by Jessica McVey Homes for Sale in Union County

Weddington High School is a quick 30 minutes from the center of Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas are a great place for those looking to live near the conveniences of a big city but with the privacy and community of a small town.  Not only that, but Weddington High School is one of the top rated high schools in the Charlotte area drawing families from all over (For the 2014 – 2015 school year, Weddington HS received an A+ from the NC Department of Public Instruction).

As you may suspect, Weddington Elementary and Weddington Middle are the feeder schools for Weddington High School.  Students attending Weddington HS may also begin at Antioch Elementary.  Each of these primary schools...

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Home for Sale in South Charlotte -- in Hembstead

Mon, Apr 25th 2016 6:50 pm by Missy Banks Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

HOME FOR SALE IN SOUTH CHARLOTTE IN HEMBSTEAD --

ZONED FOR PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOLHomes for sale in Hembstead

Looking for a classic home in South Charlotte?  This it is!  Located in the very popular neighborhood of HEMBSTEAD, this house is currently zoned for some of CMS's top performing schools -- Elizabeth Lane Elementary, South Charlotte Middle School and Providence High School.  In fact, Providence High Schools was recently ranked #14th in the state of all NC Public High Schools -- top among other area schools.

2114 Wharton, has 5 bedrooms including a 5th bedroom/guest room down; 3 full baths; bonus room and formal rooms.  The yard is level, grassy and private as it backs up to a bern for added privacy.  Thi...

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Marvin Ridge High School - #16 in the Nation, Area Real Estate Market, & Homes for Sale

Thu, Apr 21st 2016 9:15 pm by Jessica McVey Homes for Sale in Union County

Located just 21 miles south of uptown Charlotte is the city of Waxhaw, North Carolina.  And, within Waxhaw is the 16th best high school in the state, Marvin Ridge High School, according to U.S. News & World Report. Marvin Ridge HS is in a highly desirable area of south Charlotte.

With easy access to uptown, low Union County taxes, a semi-rural setting, and great schools, Waxhaw’s homes for sale are some of the fastest moving in the area.  Waxhaw also has its own quaint downtown which is host to a fantastic annual fourth of July fireworks show and many other community events.

Rea View Elementary, Marvin Elementary, Sandy Ridge Elementary, and Marvin Ridge Middle are the feeder schools of...

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TOP 10 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS OF CHARLOTTE

Tue, Apr 12th 2016 9:30 am by Missy Banks Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

an article from Charlotte stories shared with permission from Scott Jensen

Top 10 Best Neighborhoods of Charlotte

Charlotte is now one of the largest cities in America in terms of physical geography (due to its history of annexing so much of the land around it). It’s now an extremely diverse city in terms of areas and neighborhoods – it even has a few smaller cities within it, such as Ballantyne and South Park.

We have streetcar-era communities where buildings range from vintage factories to grand Southern estates. There are historic neighborhoods, and modern sections, working-class, and upper class.

Here are the top 10 most “livable” neighborhoods throughout Charlotte (according ...

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Real Estate Update for South Charlotte -- Zip 28226

Mon, Apr 11th 2016 8:45 am by Missy Banks Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

Homes for Sale in South Charlotte -- Going, Going Gone!

Homes Sold in South Charlotte

The real estate market is HOT in South Charlotte's 28226 zip code.  [homes for Sale in 28226]  If you are a seller looking to sell, now is a great time to get top dollar.  Homes that are in market ready condition and priced right are selling fast.  The Average Time on Market for March 2016 was 18 days compared to 37 days in 2015 and the median price in March 2016 was up 7% to $300,000 from $280,000 in 2015.  However, today's buyer's are savvy and have very high expectations.  Let me help you get your home ready for the market and list your South Charlotte home.  I will walk through your home and offer market ready tips and can off...

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Townhomes for Sale in SouthPark

Sat, Apr 9th 2016 7:49 am by Missy Banks Homes for Sale in SouthPark

Too late on this townhome in SouthPark!  Just under contract!  Let me help you find you another!

Townhome in SouthPark

Get a great price on a master down townhome in South Park today! 6411 Bentridge Dr. is tucked away in the wooded townhome community of Sharon View Place. Minutes from the South Park area and within walking distance of the Old Providence Racquet Club, this home provides you with both coziness and convenience.

The home was built in 1987, and it is 1,848 sqft with 2 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths and a spacious loft.   The master bedroom is downstairs with its own gorgeous renovated bathroom and large closet. The kitchen has also been renovated, and the dining room opens into the den with a vau...

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Homes for Sale in Beverly Crest & the Neighborhood Market Report

Fri, Apr 8th 2016 1:45 pm by Jessica McVey Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

Lying in the middle of South Charlotte, North Carolina is the mid-priced and highly desirable neighborhood of Beverly Crest.  With easy access to Pineville-Matthews Rd and Providence Rd, and located caddy-corner to The Arboretum, a premier South Charlotte shopping center, Beverly Crest satisfies the ‘location, location, location’ mantra of many home searches.  Beverly Crest is comprised of traditional single family homes built between 1990 and 2000, most with 4 bedrooms and between 2,000 and 3,000 sq ft.  It is a lovely neighborhood which speaks to the South Charlotte lifestyle.

 

For children living in Beverly Crest during the 2015 – 2016 school year, they would be attending Elizabeth ...

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Luxury Home for Sale in Rose Hill

Wed, Mar 16th 2016 7:56 am by Missy Banks Union County Homes For Sale

Luxury home for sale in Union County

LUXURY HOME FOR SALE IN WEDDINGTON'S ROSE HILL 

Located in one of Union County's most beautiful neighborhoods -- Rose Hill -- this home is for the buyer who appreciates quality construction and attention to detail.  Custom Home Builder Congers Builders built this home and did not overlook a detail starting with the tudor exterior with stone accents and gas lanterns flanking the entry.  Old world charm abounds inside with distressed wood floors, eight foot mahogany doors, rustic ceiling beams and stone fireplaces.   The Owner's Retreat is located downstairs and has access to the screened porch which has a stone fireplace and overlooks an enormous outdoor patio.  Four...

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Nation Ford High School Homes for Sale and the Area's Real Estate Market

Sat, Dec 19th 2015 11:00 pm by Jessica McVey HOMES FOR SALE IN FORT MILL

Right on the border of North and South Carolina, only 25 minutes from uptown Charlotte, lies the city of Fort Mill, South Carolina.  One of the two public high schools in the city, Nation Ford HS is recognized as the top high school in all of York County (Click here for Nation Ford’s 2015 report card). With rapid growth in and around Charlotte, homes zoned for Nation Ford High School are a great option for home buyers looking to settle down in an area with great schools (and low taxes!).

 

Springfield Elementary, Sugar Creek Elementary, Fort Mill Elementary, Dobys Bridge Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Springfield Middle, Fort Mill Middle, Banks Trail Middle are the schools which feed...

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Ardrey Kell High Homes for Sale and the Surrounding Real Estate Market

Tue, Dec 8th 2015 4:57 pm by Jessica McVey CMS Schools

It's no surprise that homes for sale in South Charlotte's Ardrey Kell High School zone is one of the area's hottest real estate markets for buyers looking for established neighborhoods conveniently located near I-485 and zoned for some of the area's best schools.   Ballantyne Elementary, Elon Park Elementary, Polo Ridge Elementary, Hawk Ridge Elementary, Endhaven Elementary, Jay M. Robinson Middle and Community House Middle are the feeder schools for Ardrey Kell High and all received above average marks in CMS's end of year report card. [click to see CMS end of year school grades for 2014-2015].  Many of the neighborhoods in the Ardrey Kell High zone were built in the early and mid 2000s,...

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Providence High School Homes for Sale and Real Estate Update

Fri, Dec 4th 2015 8:11 am by Missy Banks CMS Schools

Homes for Sale in Providence High School

It's no surprise that homes for sale in South Charlotte's Providence High School zone is one of the area's hottest real estate markets for buyers looking for established neighborhoods conveniently located within I-485 zoned for some of the area's top schools.   Elizabeth Lane Elementary, Providence Spring Elementary, South Charlotte Middle, Jay M. Middle and Crestdale Middle are the feeder schools for Providence High and all received high marks in CMS's end of year report card. [click to see CMS end of year school grades for 2014-2015].  Many of the neighborhoods in the Providence High zone were built in the mid 1980s and 1990s, although there is currently some new construction in the a...

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HOMES FOR SALE IN FORT MILL -- REGENT PARK

Tue, Nov 10th 2015 3:29 pm by Missy Banks HOMES FOR SALE IN FORT MILL

Why Do People Live here?

Regent Park is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes and townhome communities that is conveniently located just 13 miles from uptown Charlotte. Regent Park homes also surround the Regent Park Golf Club, a nicely maintained public golf course.  Regent Park is home to many demographics from families with young children, to retirees.  The Regent Park subdivision is far enough from the hustle and bustle of uptown but near enough to access the city’s attractions.  People are also attracted to Regent Park and the Fort Mill area because of lower property taxes as compared to Mecklenburg County and Charlotte just across the state border.

Looking for a home in ...

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