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

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

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

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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APR 252016
6:50 pm

Posted By Missy Banks
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Home for Sale in South Charlotte -- in Hembstead

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

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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APR 122016
9:30 am

Posted By Missy Banks
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TOP 10 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS OF CHARLOTTE

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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APR 112016
8:45 am

Posted By Missy Banks
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Real Estate Update for South Charlotte -- Zip 28226

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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APR 92016
7:49 am

Posted By Missy Banks
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Townhomes for Sale in SouthPark

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

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

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

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

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

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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NOV 102015
3:29 pm

Posted By Missy Banks
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HOMES FOR SALE IN FORT MILL -- REGENT PARK

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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HOME FOR SALE ZONED FOR PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL -- UNDER $500,000!

CMS Schools

Looking for a home for sale zoned for Providence High School under $500,000?   Here it is -- 546 Willow Brook!  This 5 bedroom home in Elizabeth Place is within walking distance to one of South Charlotte's top Elementary schools -- Elizabeth Lane -- and zoned for South Charlotte Middle and Providence High and listed for $450,000!     

Homes for sale in Providence High School

See all homes for sale in Providence High School

Located on a cul-de-sac, this home is open and transitional for today's lifestyles.  The kitchen has white cabinets and a large island and is open to the dramatic two-story great room featuring a wall of windows overlooking the private lot.  Pamper yourself in the large owner's retreat with wet bar!  This ...

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Homes for sale in Providence Spring Elementary and PSE Boundary Map - also other Top Rated South Charlotte Schools

CMS Schools

Providence Spring Elementary School

Many home buyers look for homes for sale in Providence Spring Elementary (PSE).  [click here for homes for sale in Providence Spring Elementary zone.]  This South Charlotte school is Charlotte Mecklenburg School System's top performing elementary school and in 2014 ranked 99.9% better than any other NC ranked Elementary School.  In CMS's 2014 end of year school report card, Providence Spring Elementary received a letter grade of A, score of 95, As in both reading and math and exceeded its target growth projections.  PSE is a NC Honor School of Excellence and recipient of the Department of Education's highest award -- Blue Ribbon Award.

PSE is a state of the art facility with smart ...

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ARDREY KELL HIGH SCHOOL IS A POPULAR SCHOOL CHOICE WHEN LOOKING FOR HOMES FOR SALE

CMS Schools

It's no wonder the South Charlotte neighborhood of Ballantyne is in one of the fastest growing zip codes in the country.  It boasts some of the area's most sought after schools -- including top ranked Ardrey Kell High School. Established in 2006, Ardrey Kell continually ranks as one of the top high schools in the city and the state.  In 2014, 94% of the graduating class attended colleges or universities and the graduating class received almost $11 million dollars in athletic or academic scholarships.  Ardrey Kell has high academic rigor with 19 AP classes and numerous clubs and service organizations as well as junior varsity and varsity athletics.  For more information about the school, v...

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HOMES FOR SALE IN PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL AND CMS BOUNDARY MAP OF PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL

CMS Schools

HOMES FOR SALE IN PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT &

CMS BOUNDARY MAP FOR PROVIDENCE HIGH

It’s back to school time so why not talk about Homes for Sale in Providence High School -- one of Charlotte’s top ranking schools (click here for homes for sale in Providence High School)? It’s no wonder buyers want to buy a home in this district. Since it opened in 1989, Providence has been a leader in academics and athletics. Below are some stats taken from the Providence High School website:
Among the top ranking high schools in the nation according to Newsweek magazine’s ranking of public high schools.  Blue Ribbon Award recipient – highest recognition given from the ...
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Homes for Sale in South Charlotte's Berkeley -- Charlotte, NC

Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

Homes for Sale in BERKELEY -- CHARLOTTE, NC

Interested in finding homes for sale in the South Charlotte subdivision of BERKELEY?  Click on that link to find all the currently available homes in this popular South Charlotte neighborhood.

Why Do People Live Here?

Berkeley is one of South Charlotte's most sought-after single-family neighborhoods.  It has mature trees, rolling hills and, unknown to many people, there are ponds that provide beautiful settings to the homes nearby.  One of its top selling features is the current school assignment.  Currently, Berkeley families are zoned for some of the area's top-rated schools --  Providence Springs Elementary School and top ranking Jay M. ...

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HOMES FOR SALE IN HEMBSTEAD -- SOUTH CHARLOTTE, NC

Homes For Sale in South Charlotte

Homes for Sale in the HEMBSTEAD -- CHARLOTTE, NC

Looking for a home in HEMBSTEAD?  Interested in finding a home for sale in HEMBSTEAD? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this neighborhood in South Charlotte.

Why Do People Live here?    HEMBSTEAD is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located in South Charlotte. Hembstead is within the I-485 beltway and is about 15 minutes from uptown and 10 minutes from SouthPark Mall. It has shopping and restaurants nearby and is zoned for top rated schools.

What's the Neighborhood Like?   HEMBSTEAD was built in the mid 1980's - early 1990's by some of Charlotte's finest custom home builder...

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