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Lake Norman Real Estate: Developer Close-Out Auction in Davidson!

Lake Norman Condos for sale in Davidson

Would you like to own a part of one of Lake Norman’s trendy new mixed-use Urban Villages?  Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18th at 10:00am when 17 new residential condominiums located in the popular South Main Street District in Historic Downtown Davidsonwill be sold by auction.

The scoop:  5 of these condos are going to be sold at “ABSOLUTE AUCTION” which means there is no reserve.  The highest bidder buys regardless of the price!  The other 12 condos will sell subject to the sellers confirmation.

The history:  Pre-selling of these “Condos in South Main Square” began in 2007.  5 sold through our MLS at prices from $129,900 for a 550 square foot “garden condo” to $247,595 for an 1132 square foot 2-bedroom 2-bathroom patio condo. The rest of the units for sale on the MLS were withdrawn several months ago.  17 of these will be in this auction.

The facts: There are 17 units with 4 floorplans ranging in size from 1072 to 1132 square feet.  All of the units have 2 bedrooms and either 2 or 2.5 bathrooms. 10 of the units are actually 2 level townhomes.  The listing prices for these 17 units before they were withdrawn from the MLS ranged from $198,100 to $248,500.  Financing is available from Peoples Bank.  The auction itself is being held at Campania Cafe which is located at 416 S. Main Street adjacent to the condos.  For more information: Interstate Auction, for photos, floorplans, contracts, instructions on how to bid and buy at the auction and other important information.

Open Houses:  Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm or by appointment. (704.892.6923) until auction day.

If you are looking for new construction in a truly walkable neighborhood that is part of the Davidson Main Street Arts District and close to Davidson College, minutes to the I-77 and only about 25 miles to Charlotte, this might be a great opportunity for you.

I would caution that there are a number of townhomes and condominiums currently for sale in the Davidson community some of which are new construction and some re-sale.  Sales are very slow so know your comparable sales before bidding. It is hard to know whether these will be bargains until the day of the auction.

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Lake Norman Real Estate: The Woodlands in Davidson

Butterfly Meadow in The Woodlands in Davidson

When one thinks of Lake Norman housing developments, Butterfly Meadows, Crab Apple Orchards and a suggested plant list derived from the “North Carolina Wildlife Federation  Recommended Native Plants for Wildlife” don’t normally come to mind.  I think that is what I love most about Lake Norman because not only do we have lifestyles and homes designed for lake living, we also have innovative housing developments like The Woodlands in Davidson that is the first in North Carolina to be designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

The result of a collaboration between Greathorn Properties, Inc, Ridgeline Development  and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, the 70-acre site of The Woodlands housing development is a 57-home community located about 3 miles from downtown Davidson on a 70-acre site where 24 acres are preserved for open space including natural hardwood forest, orchards and walking trails.

The three custom home builders at The Woodlands: Dienst Custom Homes, Marquee Builders LLC, and Walker Madison are committed to designing ecologically conscious homes that incorporate energy-efficiency and blend into the natural environment.  Homes range in size from 2,500 to more than 5,000 square feet and are priced from $400,000s up to $1.5 million. Architectural styles include Arts & Crafts, French Country, American Farmhouse and English Tudor.

The Woodlands was created to serve as a model of ecological sustainability by preserving the hardwood trees, creeks, wetlands and the paths for woodland creatures.

There are certain responsibilities the homeowner assumes as well.  Owners are “required to landscape their lots with plant material which is indigenous to the area and leave untouched as much as possible the existing vegetation and natural amenities.  The use of vegetation native to the North Carolina Piedmont Region is required.” Plantings for all common areas and public open spaces are designated habitat friendly by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.

What is really exciting is that it will take very little additional effort for homeowners in The Woodlands to have their yards become a “certified wildlife habitat”.  Just about all new homeowners of The Woodlands will have to do is add water! (Birdbath, pond etc.)

The Certified Habitat Program for the National Wildlife Federation is growing in popularity around the entire Lake Norman area. “The four essential elements of a wildlife-friendly habitat are food, water, cover and places to raise their young” according to Julie Higgie, a certified habitat steward with the National Wildlife Federation.

So, if you want to live close enough to the services and amenities of the nearby towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville yet enjoy the natural environment and wildlife of the country, The Woodlands in Davidson just may be your ideal community!

Learn More!

The Woodlands at Davidson 

National Wildlife Federation

How to create a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat in your own yard

Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists

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