Lake Norman in the snow

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Yes, we do have snow here!  I actually took this photograph last year but our recent snow looked just about the same.  One of the top reasons that my relocating buyers give for wanting to live in the Lake Norman area is our 4 mild seasons and most of the time that is very accurate.  It just happens that once every winter recently we have had one “real” snow where is sticks and schools are closed.  We do own a snow shovel but this is our 11th winter here and we didn’t get it until last year! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s February 2016 Calendar is Here!

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Lake Norman Real Estate has a New Look and More Features!

If you are a regular reader of  Lake Norman Real Estate, you might have been surprised when you first opened this home page.  My talented blog designer, marti garaugty  has been working feverishly for weeks to have this design ready for the launch of my new real estate firm:

LKN Realty LLC Logo

Yes, I have made the plunge and opened my own real estate firm during a recession and a struggling Lake Norman housing market!

Unlike many, I see this market as an opportunity.  My passion for being one step ahead, creative and innovative marketing and an obsession with quality, not quantity has resulted in LKN Realty, LLC.  The mission is simply putting into action my passions.  Now I have the freedom to create “out of the box” marketing.  Now I can truly represent my buyers and sellers with a 100% ability to stay true to my own ethical standards (like no dual agency) while providing the knowledge, counseling and guidance to best serve each one’s unique needs and desires. Now I can be the local real estate firm leading the “green” housing movement.

But I digress.

Back to this blog/website: One of the most exciting changes here at Lake Norman Real Estate is a new property search program.  Once in place in a few days you will have four awesome tools:

  • The capability to search solds
  • The “Deal Sniffer”:  which enables you to compare a listing to others in the area
  • The “Market Check”: which allows you to look at homes recently sold in the area of the listing you are viewing
  • The “Go Green” which will calculate how much fuel you will use if you commute from any home you choose to various destinations from Lake Norman to Charlotte to the Airport.

Finally, on each search result page, you will find a Google map box with each property result marked on it.  You can easily see an aerial map as well.

In order to be true to my own philosophy that my readers should not have to sign in to get any information on this site,and much to the surprise of my IDX data provider, you will be able to use any any and all of these functions without having to login or provide your personal information!  The only time you will provide data will be if you want to establish “Favorites” or your own person searches.

My goal is to make Lake Norman Real Estate the very best resource available.  If you have any suggestions as to how to improve it or ideas for topics to write about, please let me know.  Thank you for indulging me as I make this self-serving announcement!

Lake Norman Real Estate Market Reports

Lake Norman Real Estate’s February 2009 Sales Analysis

Whether you are a potential home buyer considering the greater Lake Norman area or a Lake Norman homeowner trying to determine the best time to sell, it has never been more important to be informed in every possible way about our local Lake Norman real estate market.

Our Lake Norman housing market continues to change rapidly.  What was true even a month ago may not be true today.  That said, here is the summary of Lake Norman single family home sales and statistics for this past February.  (The period ending yesterday):

Active Listings:  Unfortunately, our number of active listings has increased by 62 properties since January 1, 2009.  Normally we would look forward to new listings coming on for our peak Spring and Summer months but today we face such a seriously overstocked supply of active listings that any increase in our inventory is not good for home sellers….more supply + low demand = lower sales prices. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s March Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Sailboat Photograph

A huge thank you to Lake Norman professional photographer Wesley Sterns of Artist Eye Photography for sharing the gorgeous photo as seen above for Lake Norman Real Estate’s March Calendar!

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