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Lake Norman Real Estate’s 2017 4th Quarter Sales by Price Range

If you are a home buyer or seller in the Lake Norman area it really only matters what is happening in YOUR price-range. Yes, it is important to know about the global economy, the national economy and the Charlotte area economy and real estate market but real estate is hyper-local so it is most meaningful for you to learn about the Lake Norman real estate market and within that, your specific niche. For instance, if you are looking to buy or sell in the $700,000 price range, you are going to have an entirely different experience than someone in the $800,000’s. This is the reason why I create a price-range analysis every quarter for my readers and clients:

Lake Norman’s 4th Quarter 2017 Home Sales By Price Range

Lake Norman home sales buy price 4th quarter 2017

*Compiled from the Carolina Multiple Listing Service’s data, this chart enables you to focus on your specific price range(s) rather than use the broad-brush approach thus allowing you to size up your competition and better position yourself.  

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s December 2017 Market Report

December numbers are out and with them we now have a complete picture of 2017! Below are what I feel to be the biggest takeaways from last month’s Lake Norman real estate sales data:

  • We had an extraordinary, record-breaking month compared to all prior years, logging in 165 closed sales of single family homes in December. (See green and yellow chart below).
  • At 2006 closed sales in 2017 we ended up 17.24% above 2016’s total sales and logged in the highest annual volume of home sales in Lake Norman’s history, even exceeding 2005’s previous record high by 7.6%.
  • The average home price in Lake Norman was. 1/2 of 1% higher than 2016 and the median price was up 1.2%.  These are extremely modest gains.
  • Our trade-up price ranges dropped again after a good month.  The only thing consistent about this niche is their constant roller coaster ride of ups and downs.
  • Waterfront homes slipped back into a buyer’s market after two pretty strong months over the summer. Waterfront home prices have NOT recovered completely from their pre-recession highs.

While there is no guarantee that our high sales numbers will continue long term, 2017 was a remarkable year for our Lake Norman real estate market. That said, our prices have not risen at the same rate as Charlotte’s and the US and we still need to see improved consistency in our waterfront, trade-up and luxury niches for us to completely regain our pre-recession levels.

Let’s take a closer look:

Lake Norman Home Sales Market Report Dec 2017

All data is from the Carolina Multiple Listing Service.

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2017 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.

I always get excited to do this Hot Sheet analysis each month because it provides me with a mid-month pulse of our Lake Norman real estate market.  So where are we today?  After a truly record breaking first 10 months, it looks like our volume of sales has slowed with the season however they are still “hot” compared to prior Novembers. Let’s take a closer look:

Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2017 Two-Week Hot Sheet

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* 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. (November 8th – 22nd).  As always, I have included the past 7 months so that you can put these numbers in perspective. Below is the November chart using my data since 2010.

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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!

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s August 2017 Market Report

I usually introduce these market reports with basic numbers about the month.  But today, instead, I want to share with you what I feel are the biggest takeaways:

  • Lake Norman currently has 42 properties over $1 million under contract.
  • Waterfront homes are, for the first time since the recession, in a sellers’ market.
  • Our trade-up price ranges from $600,000-$999,999 represented almost 1/4 of our sales.
  • Finally, at 1329 closed sales, our first 8 months were the highest first 8 months in Lake Norman’s history, exceeding 2005’s by 6.6%.

In a nutshell, these mean that our waterfront, trade-up and luxury markets may finally be recovering after lagging for years, AND our overall strong sales are no longer erratic but instead impressively consistent in beating prior year’s numbers month after month.  While there is no guarantee that these will continue long term, they are still tremendous accomplishments for our Lake Norman real estate market.

Let’s take a closer look:

Lake Norman Market Report August 2017

All data is from the Carolina Multiple Listing Service.

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