Lake Norman Real Estate
lake norman real estate

This is Lake Norman

Everything you need to know about beautiful Lake Norman, NC including waterfront properties, relocation resources, local news, photos and my latest blog post…

Lake Norman Real Estate’s September 2015 Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman real estate's September 2015 desktop calendar

When I think of fall the Blue Ridge Mountains almost always come to mind first.  Yet another wonderful thing about living in the Lake Norman area is that the mountains are only about 2 hours away!  Whether you go for a day, a weekend or a long stay, a trip to our Great Smokey Mountains is a must do in the fall.  And, the good news is that this year is predicted to one of the best in years for color in quite a while due to the drought.  Want to know  Continue reading 

Recent Posts

learn about Lake Norman, NC

lake norman real estate tools

Diane Aurit, social media

Diane Aurit on Google+     Diane Aurit on Twitter     Diane Aurit on Facebook     Diane Aurit on Pinterest     Diane Aurit on YouTube

Standard

Lake Norman real estate's September 2015 desktop calendar

Download this month’s Lake Norman calendar here

When I think of fall the Blue Ridge Mountains almost always come to mind first.  Yet another wonderful thing about living in the Lake Norman area is that the mountains are only about 2 hours away!  Whether you go for a day, a weekend or a long stay, a trip to our Great Smokey Mountains is a must do in the fall.  And, the good news is that this year is predicted to one of the best in years for color in quite a while due to the drought.  Want to know when to go for peak peeping? You need look no farther than our local TV weather experts who provide updates on their broadcasts and websites frequently to let us know the best time to peep.  Or, check out this Fall Color Map from Appalachian State’s Biology Department.  It looks like October is the month this year!

This gorgeous photo is of the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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

I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman. (Optimum size is a landscape photo about 2MB or about 1600 x 1200 pixels). I will give a $25 Gas Card to anyone who provides a photo that I use as one of my monthly calendars. If you’d like to submit a photo or an idea for a future calendar, please send it to…diane@dianeaurit.com

To receive all of my updates about Lake Norman Real Estate, subscribe here

Lake Norman photos

Lake Norman Real Estate’s September 2015 Calendar is Here!

Image
Lake Norman Real Estate Market Reports

Lake Norman Real Estate’s August 2015 Hot Sheet

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.

The August housing market in our Lake Norman area historically has been a bit schizophrentic.

Continue reading

Standard
lake norman real estate

Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods; Which is Better for Homeowners?

What a great and creative analysis done by RealtyTrac!

Of course, it helps that I grew up with Trader Joe’s (Pasadena CA is where they began) and love Whole Foods so this study immediately got my attention.  But, my guess was that Whole Foods, being more expensive, would win over Trader Joe’s which is known for its great values in cool foods, wines and flowers.  After all, here in Lake Norman we just recently got a Whole Foods but the closest Trader Joe’s is down in the University area where there are more rental and lower priced properties.  Wrong!

In home appreciation, home values, and property taxes Trader Joe’s came out on top.  Hey Trader Joe’s, when are you coming to Lake Norman?

Continue reading

Standard
Lake Norman Real Estate Market Reports

Lake Norman Real Estate’s July 2015 Market Report: Looking Good!

Despite my earlier doubts, Lake Norman logged in another impressive number of home sales in July making this the 7th month in a row where we beat 2014 closed sales.  This July was also the strongest July for single family home sales since 2005 even exceeding 2006! (However, July was down 13.5% from June’s truly record breaking 193 sales.) The momentum since January continues for our Lake Norman real estate market and our new “under contract” numbers indicate that we should have another good showing for the next several months at least. Our year-to-date 2015 closed single family home sales are 16.5% higher than 2014’s.  Lake Norman’s housing market got crazy busy (my technical term for it) right after the holidays and unlike previous years has been consistently strong every month so far in 2015. Plus, our new contracts indicate that this trend will continue for at least another month or two. Let’s take a closer look:

Lake Norman home sales analysis July 2015

* All data is from the Carolina Multiple Listing Service.

Some significant additional statistics for you: Continue reading

Standard

 

 

Lake Norman Sunset August Calendar 2015

Download this month’s Lake Norman calendar here

I never tire of seeing gorgeous Lake Norman’s sunsets as each one is special in their own way.  And, every photograph of a Lake Norman sunset captures a glorious moment in time to share with others.  Such is the case with this month’s desktop calendar! Continue reading

Lake Norman photos

Lake Norman Real Estate’s August 2015 Calendar is Here!

Image
lake norman real estate

How do Lake Norman home buyers learn how long a property has been on the market?

Lake Norman real estate icons

Our real estate industry loves using acronyms and lingo as if our clients completely understand us.  One area which is particularly confusing is the number of days a property has been on the market. For decades MLS’s only provided one number for us and that was the “days on market” or DOM as we call it. However, this number was recalculated every time a listing was taken off the market so the real “life of a listing” could be monkeyed with by the listing agents. In order to combat this problem and provide a true representation as to how long a property has been for sale, our Carolina Multiple Listing Services (Charlotte Regional REALTOR Association) now uses three different terms related to the time a property has been in the MLS : Days on Market, Cumulative Days on Market and List to Close.

Here is the definition of each of these terms: Continue reading

Standard