Lake Norman, NC Area Market News & Updates:

 

 

June 3, 2020

The Lake Norman Area is Booming!

Mooresville, NC and the Lake Norman area is truly a happening place to be and for good reason. Not only do we have incredible weather (most of the time) but our Carolina blue skies and Lake Norman blue waters are bound to elevate most anyone's blue mood!

From Nascar to the NFL, from the banking industry to the banks of the lake, there are so many reasons that so many people are drawn to our region from all over the world and the growth just continues year after year.

Just look at this interactive project development map. There are nearly 10,000 residential units and 1.8 million square feet of non-residential pending approval or development at this time and there's no sign of that slowing down anytime soon!

Would you like to know more about this gem that you too can call home?

Call our Lake Norman area market experts at 704-663-0990 or check out more local info. with our FREE Lake Norman Relocation Booklet that we designed just for you!

 

Posted in Real Estate Market
May 26, 2020

Stunning Waterfront Lot in Terrell, NC!

4232 Sigmon Cove Lane in Terrell, NC is an incredible private Lake Norman waterfront lot that has breathtaking views in a quiet cove setting. 

It is listed $20,000+ BELOW tax value and is in a gated Lake Norman community!

This lot is surrounded by gorgeous custom-built homes and is ready for you to build your dream home on!

It is located conveniently close to the new Publix, and centrally located between NC-16 and I-77 off of Hwy 150, where it is easy to get to all types of restaurants, shopping, medical and all the activities that living on Lake Norman has to offer!

Take advantage of the fabulous price and start your dream of living on the lake today! 

May 8, 2020

Wooded Lots Available in Ridgewood Subdivision, Statesville, NC

A new quick video available by Realtor, Lisa Cernuto of the beautiful lots available in Ridgewood Subdivision in Statesville, NC.  Many are waterview with approx. 1-2 acres!

May 4, 2020

6 Reasons This is NOT a Housing Crisis

Our market is positioned to boom!

Contact us now to help you list your property while we are in a strong seller's market!

704-663-0990

Posted in Real Estate Market
April 30, 2020

The Benefits of Home Staging

Summer is just around the corner and you have decided it’s time to sell your house. One of the keys to a successful sale is the prep work before it goes on the market. Your real estate agent can guide you through the process of getting your property ready to list. Painting, cleaning and landscaping are just a few of the things that are often needed to give the property a fresh look. Your real estate agent may also suggest one more successful marketing tool – home staging.

What is home staging and why would a homeowner want to use this service?

Home staging is the process of preparing your property to sell with the goal of appealing to the broadest number of potential buyers. Whether your property is occupied or vacant, a professional home stager can add the necessary touches with furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories to give buyers the sense that this is their new home. Remember, when selling your home, it’s important to present the property in a way that appeals to most potential buyers, not necessarily in the way in which your family lives in the home. 

Home staging helps potential buyers visualize how they would live in a property, which can be particularly important in properties that have unusual floor plans or spaces that you’re not quite sure what to do with. The effectiveness of home staging is well documented in statistics from the National Association of Realtors and Stagedhomes.com. In its 2019 report on Home Staging, the National Association of Realtors provided the following information:

   83%of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier to visualize the property as their future home.     

               44%of buyers’ agents say that staging a home increases the dollar value offered.

The most commonly staged rooms when selling are the living room (93%), kitchen (84%) and master bedroom (78%).

   53%of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.

   95%of agents recommend that sellers declutter their home before putting it on the market.

Similarly, Stagedhomes.com analyzed data from more than 2000 properties staged by Accredited Staging Professionals (ASPs) and found that 88% of those staged properties sold at or above list price with an average of 10 days on the market.

What can you expect when you hire a home stager? Typically, the stager will schedule an initial appointment to view the property. Then, the stager will create a staging plan that includes recommendations about which rooms and spaces to stage and about the types of staging items to be used (furniture pieces, lighting, accessories, artwork, etc.). Some staging plans may include different staging and pricing options.

Like painting, making necessary repairs and landscaping, staging can be a great investment in the sale of your home and can pay big dividends! Plus, staging fees are often much lower than the first price reduction if the home doesn’t sell quickly.

Once you have prepared and staged your property, don’t skimp on the photos! Professional photos are a great way to present your beautifully prepared and staged home to potential buyers.

Maria Tobin, ASP is the owner of Staged for Success. She has been staging in the Lake Norman and greater Charlotte area for over 11 years.

 

Posted in Home Selling
April 21, 2020

Real Estate: Quarantine Style = Virtual Tours

🎥Virtual tours and open houses are happening everyday in today's real estate industry!
Here is an example of one virtual tour created by one of our team agents, Renee Hornor of a huge 5 bedroom home with 4 bedroom septic, office & bonus room! Almost 3/4 acres with private backyard and is close to public lake access & state park.

Click here for full listing details.

 

Aug. 20, 2019

Home Design with Pets in Mind

 

Have you seen the August issue of Mooresville Lakeside Living Magazine?  We are excited to partner with such a great hyper-local publication that focuses specifically on the lifestyles, families, and businesses around the Brawley School Road area of Mooresville. 

In the most recent issue, our Director of Marketing, Jennifer Korinchak, gives her home design tips for pet owners.  If you don't have a copy of the magazine, you can read the article here. 

 

With over 68% of U.S. households owning a pet, there’s a pretty good chance that you share your home with a furry friend.  Heck, Fido or Fluffy may be snuggling up against you right now as you’re reading this article! If this scenario describes you, there’s also a pretty good chance that you enjoy spoiling your pet.  A 2018 study conducted by OppLoans found that North Carolinians spend about $100/month on food, toys, and other pet goodies – including home furnishings and design. 

But does your home design reflect life with pets?

If the answer is “no,” take note of these tips from Jennifer Korinchak, Director of Marketing at Mooresville Realty, and the proud mama of two nine-year old tabby cat brothers, Hermie and Henry. Also having experience in the pet industry, Jennifer shares her expertise and eye for design to help you create a harmonious, easy-to-maintain living space for both your two-legged and four-legged family members – without sacrificing style. 

Daily Living

When designing and outfitting a home, we choose pieces that reflect our personality and lifestyle.  With pets, durability and clean-ability should always be factored into the equation.  Home is a place of rest, relaxation, and enjoyment – not a place of more work and frustration just because we have pets.  Making smart choices when selecting home furnishings will make life easier on a daily basis. 

Choose Durable Fabrics 

There are many modern and stylish fabric options on the market today.  One of my favorite furniture retailers, Room and Board, offers furniture with fabrics that are tough but beautiful.  In fact, many of their pieces are woven and built right here in North Carolina.  Some of the best pet-friendly fabric options are tightly woven weaves, microsuedes, Belgian linens, and indoor/outdoor fabrics (such as Sunbrella) with subtle patterns or textures like herringbone and chenille. Choose tonal colors similar to the color of your pet’s fur, and invest in a stain-resistant treatment like Scotchguard.  Here's my cat Henry hanging out on Room and Board couch outfitted in a blue microsuede. 

 

Have Fun with Flooring

Area rugs, carpet tile squares, and vinyl floor mats offer fairly inexpensive options to express your style while maintaining hard floors underneath or keeping pets off of carpet.  

I absolutely love Flor Carpet Squares.  Offered in a plethora of trendy designs and colors, carpet tiles are just that – squares of carpeting that be individually configured or replaced. They are relatively stain-resistant right out of the box and clean up easily with mild cleaner or a quick run under the faucet if necessary. 

Have the opportunity to make a major flooring change?  Hardwoods, stone and ceramic tiles, cork, and bamboo are perfect pet-friendly choices.  Hard floors are easier to clean than carpets and are cooler in hot weather for long and thick-furred animals. With hardwoods, it’s important to do your homework. You may love the look of those beautiful Brazilian Birch dark wood floors, but did you know certain wood species are softer and more susceptible to scratches and dents?   “Harder” woods including oak, elm, mahogany, and maple are more resistant to marks compared to cedar, pine, birch, or fir wood species. 

Flor Carpet Square                      Image: "Fully Barked" Carpet Tile Squares, courtesy of Flor

 

Home Selling Tip: Promote Pet-Friendly

A recent survey conducted by Realtor.com and Harris Research found that 80% respondents who closed on a home in 2018 are pet owners. What’s more, 75% of those buyers said they’d give up their dream home if it did not meet their pet’s needs.  Here are a few tips to subtly appeal to pet owners without deterring buyers without pets:

Posted in Home Design