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 Lake Norman’s Elephant in the Room: The “T” Word

Elephant in the Room

Let’s face it, Lake Norman’s popularity and growth is a double-edged sword. On the one hand we celebrate the opening of our Whole Foods, Publix, myriad micro-breweries and restaurants, hotels, sports facilities, big box stores and so many businesses that are moving in to our greater Lake Norman Charlotte area.  At the same time, you can’t avoid the one big issue that comes hand-in-hand with these perks: TRAFFIC.   Continue Reading….

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Lake Norman’s Elephant in the Room; The “T” Word!

Elephant in the Room

Let’s face it, Lake Norman’s popularity and growth is a double-edged sword. On the one hand we celebrate the opening of our Whole Foods, Publix, myriad micro-breweries and restaurants, hotels, sports facilities, big box stores and so many businesses that are moving in to our greater Lake Norman Charlotte area.  At the same time, you can’t avoid the one big issue that comes hand-in-hand with these perks: TRAFFIC.  

I had two different buyers from California in town this past week and we  couldn’t avoid the crazy traffic on I-77 that seems to get clogged at any hour of the day for no obvious reason or Hwy 150’s on again off again stop and go traffic.  I find more and more when I am working with out-of-state buyers the need to share the pros and cons of  a property’s location based not just on their amenities but also their commute times, proximity to shopping and recreation and what traffic issues they will need to consider.  For example, having to turn left out of their neighborhood on to a busy street like NC 150 and the need to use NC 150 to get to markets, shopping and I-77.  Or commute times based on the erratic nature of I-77’s bottlenecks from Exit 18 north to Exit 36 until planned additional lanes are added. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2014 Sales Analysis: Seasonal Slowdown?

After a great ride, November applied the brakes on our Lake Norman real estate market. While we exceeded our closed sales for November 2013 we only had the third best November since 2005 after logging record sales monthly since June.  Let’s take a closer look:

Lake Norman Market Report November 2014

Lake Norman home sales analysis for November 2014

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How to Relocate to Lake Norman NC

Welcome to Lake Norman North Carolina!

Last week I drove to an unfamiliar small town east of Charlotte so that I could check out a new housing development for my buyers.  After I met with the builder and toured the subdivision I started to drive around to get a sense of what the area was like,  the proximity and type of shopping, restaurants and schools so that I could better compare it to a community by the same builder in Lake Norman that I know very well.  The sales rep was great about pointing out actual stores and restaurants on their map but I realized when I started to drive around that I really needed a tour from someone who knows the community! I wanted/needed the same kind of help/orientation I give to my clients during their first visits to Lake Norman. I know this sounds egotistical but seriously, I needed a Harrisburg version of me!

So what do I do that I needed so much? My Lake Norman orientation process has evolved and is unique for each client but the goals are still same: Help my relocating buyers to understand as much as they can about the nuances and personalities of the Lake Norman towns and neighborhoods and the home buying process in NC so that they can make informed decisions and find the best home/location to suit their specific goals and lifestyles. Here is a general outline of my orientation process: Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Lake Norman Real Estate

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I wish all of you, my past, present and future clients and readers, a truly wonderful holiday season.  I am deeply grateful for your support and interest in all things related to Lake Norman and Lake Norman real estate!

I hope your holidays are filled with joy and happiness, love and good health!

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To make your desktop calendar just click on the link above and then right click and select “set as background”.

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s December 2014 Calendar is Here!

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2014 Hot Sheet: Where are we headed?

Lake Norman real estate Hot Sheet report

Want the very latest insight into our Lake Norman real estate market? So do I which is why, every month, I do a snapshot analysis of the middle two weeks of the month to get a sense of where we are at this very moment…an almost live insight into the heartbeat of the Lake Norman housing market.

After an incredible string of months of very strong home sales in Lake Norman, November’s early numbers indicate we are finally experiencing the typical seasonal holiday slowdown. That said, we are still logging sales at a higher rate than prior Novembers. We currently have 208 single family homes under contract (sellers have accepted an offer but the sale is not complete) in all of Lake Norman compared to last month’s 262 and Septembers 282.  Here are our 2-week Hot Sheet numbers:

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Lake Norman Real Estate Trends in Our Crescent Communities Say a LOT!

Entrance to The Point Luxury Waterfront Community on Lake Norman
For years, one of the best ways I have found to track Lake Norman’s real estate trends is to compare the largest of the waterfront Crescent Communities that were developed on all sides and corners of Lake Norman.  While our market has evolved, comparing home sales activity in The Point, The Harbour at The Pointe and The Farms in Mooresville, The Peninsula in Cornelius, Sailview in Denver, Northview Harbour in Sherrills Ford and Falls Cove in Troutman/Statesville provides valuable insight into these 5 Lake Norman towns and how each is recovering from or changing since the recession.

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