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Homes for Sale in Providence High School | South Charlotte Real Estate

Mon, Aug 19th 2019 9:31 am by Missy Banks CMS Schools

Market Report for Homes for Sale in Providence High School | South CHarlotte Real Estate

July 2019

HOmes for sale in Providence High School

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How to Stage an Empty House

Thu, Aug 15th 2019 10:21 am by Catherine DeCramer Featured Blogs

There are many times that a homeowner wants to sell their house when they or another former occupant has moved all of their things out. This leaves the homeowner with an empty house to sell, which has some pros and some cons. Read this post to learn if you want to and how to stage an empty house.

How to Stage an Empty House
There are several ways to sell any empty house.

Leave it empty
Leaving the house empty requires no investment in furniture or decor and allows the buyer to see every detail of the house. Nothing is covered up.

The downside is that empty homes look cold and sad, not exactly giving buyers an inviting air.

Fully stage
You can use or purchase furniture and...

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How to Stage a House on a Budget & Free Staging

Thu, Aug 15th 2019 9:48 am by Catherine DeCramer Featured Blogs

So, you want to sell your house and you've learned about the importance of staging your home, but you don't have much extra money to spend on it. That's okay! Read this post to learn how to stage a house on a budget.

How to Stage a House on a Budget
Don't bother to stage every room, focus on the most important ones like the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and an additional family room, if you have one.

Avoid storage units
When you're decluttering, which you need to do, and will want to do before you move anyway, avoid renting a storage unit. They're expense. If you know someone with a garage or empty room you can park things in for a short time, then do that....

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Mon, Aug 12th 2019 6:06 pm by Missy Banks Featured Blogs

 There are several reasons why paying off your mortgage early is a very beneficial thing. Let's go over the reasons for and how to pay off your mortgage early.  

Reasons to pay off your mortgage early: 


 Everyone wants to be debt-free. For one thing, as long as you have debt, there is always a nagging sense of something that needs to get done or impending problems should you be late with a payment or fall on hard times. Secondly, you're paying out money from your paychecks that could be staying in your pocket. The sooner you can pay off your mortgage, the sooner you can see the full financial benefits of your home and hold on to more of your money each month.

 Money savi...

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Market Report for Homes For Sale in Providence High School Zone

Wed, Sep 19th 2018 8:56 am by Missy Banks Featured Blogs

The Providence High School zone continues to be a desirable are for home buyers in Charlotte.  The high school and feeder schools are top ranking schools on various school ranking websites and have active PTOs.  Home values remain strong in the Providence High School zone.  In August the average sales price of homes for sale in the Providence High School zone was $451,576 (see graph) and the average price per sq foot was $141 per foot, that is up from last August's $131 per foot (see graph).

Homes for sale in the Providence High School zone that are in good condition and priced right, experience a low number of days on market.  However, no matter the draw of the schoo...

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Top Ranked CMS Elementary School Providence Spring | Providence Springs Homes for Sale

Thu, Sep 6th 2018 9:56 am by Missy Banks CMS Schools

Just in -- popular school ranking website SchoolDigger.com released its rankings of NC Elementary schools and one of CMS's own ranked #4 of all NC schools. It won't be a surprise to many, to learn that Providence Spring Elementary (PSE) located in South Charlotte earned the top billing of all area schools.

Serving over 900 students with a teacher ratio of approximately 20 students per one teacher, PSE provides state of the art instruction with iPads, Chromebooks and smartboards.  They follow a Paideia model of instruction and encourage the upper class students to set goals, monitor their academic performance and lead teacher parent conferences.  

The 2016-2017 NC School Report Card gave...

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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.
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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



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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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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