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How Noisy is a Lake Norman Neighborhood?

Sound map for home in Lake Norman

How would you like to search for homes and be able to also find out just how noisy it is in each location?  The company that provides the property search program for this website, Davis Farrell Technology, just added a really COOL new tool provided by a company called HowLoud.  Utilizing a Soundscore™, buyers can search and view properties based on environmental noise.  A Soundscore is a combination of 3 factors:  airports, traffic, and local sources.  Listings that are scored will display the score and a map like the one above.

To test this I did a search for homes in The Point in Mooresville.  Above is the result for a property just off Brawley School Rd.  As you can see, this property is rated 82 which is “calm” but getting close to being “active” given its proximity to Brawley School Rd.  As the main road in and out of the Brawley School Rd. peninsula, you can see that Brawley School Rd itself is yellow which indicates “Active”.  The farther away from Brawley School Rd you get the “Calmer” you get.  Note that the darkest areas are the lake itself.

How cool is this?  Have some fun, give it a try and let me know what you think!

Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

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 Real Estate’s Update on $8,000 Tax Credit



By now most every potential Lake Norman home buyer or seller has at least heard about the new $8,000 tax credit for home buyers included in the recently enacted Economic Stimulus Package signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.

Unfortunately, there is a bit of confusion regarding the details of this bill.  In short this bill:

  • Makes available an $8,000 tax credit
  • Is for first-time home buyers
  • Is for the purchase of a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009
  • Is different from the old tax credit of 2008 because it this new credit does not have to be repaid

In an effort to provide more detailed information to potential qualified home buyers, the National Association of Home Builders has launched a website: Federal Housing Tax Credit.  This new website includes four sections:

Hopefully this information will help potential Lake Norman first-time home buyers better understand how to enjoy this new incentive!