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

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Davidson College Clock Tower

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Fall is a very special season on Lake Norman.  The tree-lined shoreline becomes ablaze with vibrant shades of reds, oranges and yellows as our many Maple, Gum, Poplar and other stunning trees transform in preparation for winter with a back drop of our brilliant Carolina Blue Skies.  The reason many folks relocate to Lake Norman is because we do have 4 distinct seasons albeit very mild ones. Fall and Spring are definite my favorite times of year. Continue reading…

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Lake Norman Real Estate's September 2014 Calendar

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Fall is a very special season on Lake Norman.  The tree-lined shoreline becomes ablaze with vibrant shades of reds, oranges and yellows as our many Maple, Gum, Poplar and other stunning trees transform in preparation for winter with a back drop of our brilliant Carolina Blue Skies.  The reason many folks relocate to Lake Norman is because we do have 4 distinct seasons albeit very mild ones. Fall and Spring are definite my favorite times of year!

This gorgeous photo of the Davidson College Clock Tower was taken by renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Gallerieswho spends much of his time driving all over North Carolina and even summer trips around the country, taking stunning photos. And, of course, he also takes some amazing photos of Lake Norman as well. If you haven’t visited his store on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville you should put it on your list for 2014! He has myriad beautiful photographs like this one for sale as well as his wonderful watercolors and even North Carolina pottery. Continue reading

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

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What do Lake Norman’s Waterfront Home Sales in 2014 tell us?

Lake Norman waterfront home on large cove

So far, 2014  has been an odd year for our Lake Norman waterfront home sales.  There have been no obvious trends or “hot” price ranges or locations.  Overall waterfront home sales have represented only 29% of all Lake Norman home sales year-to-date.

Now that distressed homes  (foreclosures and short sales) are, for all intents and purposes, gone and prices are on the rise, waterfront buyers this year seem to be taking longer to buy and seem to have higher expectations and are willing to hold out for their perfect home.  There is also a good segment of waterfront buyers who are focused more than ever on tear-downs or lots.  If you drive around the Brawley School Road peninsula in Mooresville you will see an impressive number of new construction homes on the water.  There are 3 waterfront homes alone being built on my tiny street!

Yet despite the seemingly slower sales of existing waterfront homes 2014 has actually been a strong year so far if you compare our waterfront homes’ average sales price and sales price per square foot:

 Lake Norman Waterfront Homes Sales

Lake Norman Waterfront Real Estate Sales in 2014

*All date is compiled using the Charlotte Multiple Listing Service

As you can see, our average sales price and price per square foot bottomed out in 2011 and have been on the rise ever since.   So, what about the future? Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s August 2014 Hot Sheet

Lake Norman Hot Sheet Home Sales

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.

We are entering our typical seasonal slowdown after a very respectable spring and early summer. So far this August Lake Norman home sales are equal to  last month’s but our most recent numbers indicate our fall slowdown has begun.  We currently have 247 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 290.

Lake Norman Real Estate’s Two-Week Hot Sheet

8/21/2014

Lake Norman real estate hot sheet sales analysis

* The above chart is a summary of today’s “Hot Sheet” from the Charlotte Multiple Listing Service for single family homes in all of Lake Norman. These numbers represent a real time snapshot of the past two week’s activity. (August 7th – 21st). As always, I have included the past 6 months so that you can put these numbers in perspective. 

I created this additional chart comparing just the August Lake Norman Hot Sheets for the past 5 years to help put our August 2014 home sales numbers in perspective with past Augusts’ not just the past 6 months. Continue reading

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Lake Norman’s new Mooresville Town Square is coming to life!

Mooresville Town Square Rendering

If you haven’t checked out the Mooresville Town Square on the corner of Brawley School Rd. and Williamson Rd lately then you are definitely in for a great surprise! After a slow start thanks to the recession, it is now a happening place to go. With it’s upscale architecture, beautiful gardens and walking paths it reminds me a little bit of a Birkdale Village in it’s early stages. This 200,000 square foot “lifestyle center” offers great food, hangouts, shopping and services all walkable.


FOOD and WINE and MORE!

Wine Maestro Fine Wine and Craft Beers is a wonderful and convenient wine and craft been shop. As they say on their website: Welcome to Wine Maestro, where great wine and the best craft beers are our chosen profession, not just a job.  They offer wine tastings, a wine club, craft beers, private parties and even gourmet cheeses!

Lake Norman's Ultimate Ales Craft Beer in Mooresville

Are you a serious Craft Beer fan?  Then you definitely need to visit: Ultimate Ales : Lake Norman’s Bottle Shop Dedicated to the Art of Craft Beer!  Go to hangout, listen to music and enjoy a number of craft beers on tap or in the bottle. They even deliver. Ultimate Ales was created to serve the residents of the extended Mooresville/Lake Norman area with local, regional, and national craft beers plus select imports. 

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Relocating to Lake Norman? Look no further than this Lake Norman Real Estate Blog!

Gorgeous Lake Norman cove view from waterfront home

Back in May of 2007 I launched this Lake Norman Real Estate Blog in hopes of providing meaningful information to Lake Norman home buyers and sellers. But, I was and still am particularly passionate about helping those relocating to Lake Norman just as my family did in 2005.  In the past 7 years I have met and sold homes to buyers from as far away as Russia, Australia and England who contacted me after reading my blog; some times for years!  How cool is that?

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s July 2014 Home Sales Analysis

Lake Norman’s real estate market remains robust after a lethargic winter and early spring. Following exceptionally strong closed home sales in June, we slowed a bit in July but are managing to keep up with 2013′s record breaking numbers.

Let’s take a look at the July 2014 numbers from our Charlotte Multiple Listing Service for our Lake Norman Area real estate market:

Lake Norman real estate sales analysis for July 2014

* All data is from the Charlotte Regional Multiple Listing Service. **Please note that the MLS started using an entirely new program in March which did away with Area 13 so my numbers may vary slightly from the past but I have made it as close as possible.

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