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7 Lake Norman Towns; 7 Different Real Estate Markets!

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Lake Norman Map with 7 Towns

 

7 unique and very different towns share the shoreline neighborhoods of Lake Norman.  Some, like Davidson and Huntersville, only have a tiny portion of the lake while others, most notably Mooresville, enjoy a huge percentage of the waterfront homes and land. The one thing they all have in common is that their waterfront homes and neighborhoods closest to Lake Norman make up only a portion of their overall housing.  In many cases they span pretty far out into the farmlands and/or towards Charlotte.

While I focus almost exclusively on the Lake Norman real estate market on this blog, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the sales of the single family homes for the past 6 months  for each of the 7 towns in their entirety:

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Lake Norman’s 7 Towns; 7 Different Real Estate Markets!

Lake Norman Map with 7 Towns

7 unique and very different towns share the shoreline neighborhoods of Lake Norman.  Some, like Davidson and Huntersville, only have a tiny portion of the lake while others, most notably Mooresville, enjoy a huge percentage of the waterfront homes and land. The one thing they all have in common is that their waterfront homes and neighborhoods closest to Lake Norman make up only a portion of their overall housing.  In many cases they span pretty far out into the farmlands and/or towards Charlotte.

While I focus almost exclusively on the Lake Norman real estate market on this blog, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the sales of the single family homes for the past 6 months  for each of the 7 towns in their entirety:

Lake Norman home sales by town in 2014

*All data is from the Charlotte Regional MLS

**(I didn’t include Statesville since so little of its town is on the lake and the town itself is pretty far from it as well).

If you are new to the Lake Norman area or are possibly doing research about a future move here, this chart not only supplies you with some valuable home sales data but it also gives you an idea of the size of the 7 towns and how their current real estate markets are faring compared to each other. Continue reading

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Discover Mooresville’s Harris Teeter Shopping Center: A Mini Birkdale Village!

Mooresville's Harris Teeter

This Harris Teeter has been MY Harris Teeter since moving to Lake Norman in 2005.  Because the shopping center doesn’t have a formal name or great layout, I don’t think many of us locals think of the shops, restaurants and services as a shopping center or village.  However, over recent years a number of really good restaurants and shops have opened so now it truly is a destination for me and my husband.

When I decided to write about this shopping center I called it the Harris Teeter Shopping Center. But, while researching on the internet I discovered some call it The Shops at Morrison Plantation due to its adjacency to the Morrison Plantation townhouses.  I have also found it called “The Market Place”.  No matter what you call it, with the recent opening of The Grove Apartments at Morrison Plantation I have a feeling this is going to become quite the hot spot and definitely a walkable destination for a lot of nearby residents.

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in our Lake Norman/Brawley School area is  Blu*Star Grill which opened several years ago and was an instant hit.  They feature fresh, natural food with build-your own burgers include Bison, Black Bean, Angus Beef, Grilled Chicken and Mahi Mahi offering a delicious assortment of sauces, breads and toppings like fresh avocado.  They also offer a variety of wraps and salads.  5 stars! Continue reading

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The 2014 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze Opens this Friday!

Rural Hill's AmazingMaize Maze in Huntersville
How would you like to get lost in a giant corn maze, learn a bit of local history and help preserve the historic 1760 Scottish homestead “Rural Hill” located right here in Huntersville Lake Norman all at the same time?

Then you are in for a treat if you go to Rural Hill’s Amazing Maize Maze this fall!  Above is a photo I took at the end of the getting lost part on their “Victory Bridge”. My daughter and I got a little too hot and tired so ended up asking for help which is readily available for those less hardcore but if you are inclined and have the time and energy, by all means go for the full tour. And, for those of you who are really looking for a challenge, try their evening Flashlight Maze! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s August 2014 Sales Analysis: Surprisingly Good!

Not only were our Lake Norman’s home sales for August 2014 higher than last August’s, but our number of properties currently “under contract” are substantially higher than last year’s. Clearly, our activity has not really softened as it usually does in late summer.  To me this indicates that our Lake Norman housing market is now more stable than it has been since the recession and is sitting on a stronger foundation. Let’s take a closer look at the August 2014 numbers from our Charlotte Multiple Listing Service for our Lake Norman Area real estate market:

Lake Norman home sales report for August 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. 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: Continue reading

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