Welcome to Charlotte NC!
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If you are looking to buy or sell Charlotte real estate you have come to the right place. Mobile? Check out the most powerful mobile real estate search without a download required! Our latest Post is for home sellers- Home Improvements for Sellers That Make Dollars and Cents
The market turned sharply in the 2nd half of 2012, In south Charlotte 11 of 11 zip codes had turned to Sellers market by year end. See the march Market report here. One reason is the VERY low cost of money, a 40 year low, see how far $1100/mo in PI payments go through the last 40 years of home buying. Also, the state of NC has come out with a low downpayment program- and you can earn up to $85,000/yr, details here.
Charlotte home sales rose 35% in November 2012 vs November 2011, December sales up 28%, Prices moved up significantly in the first quarter of 2013! Home prices are a reflection of supply and demand, and (Good News!) our supply of foreclosures has dwindled as most have worked their way through the system. According to our MLS, in the last 90 days inventories fell 23% and Pending home sales rose 33%. Very good numbers indeed!
Selling Your Home? We had a great fall and expect a strong spring/summer selling season, the best in years. The same reasons it is a great time to buy- very low interest rates, also make it a great time to sell. Inventory is low, prices are up. so now is the time to get your house ready. We are part of Wilkinson and Associates, the 2nd largest broekr in NC and we are an ERA Powered franchise as well, accessing ERA’s national and international relocation team. Please see our unique marketing plan to sell your home fast.
I’m Terry McDonald, a real estate broker, blogger, and President of the McDonald Group... learn more here
If you are an investor, or a luxury home buyer, please contact Terry directly at 704-390-6221. Diligence and discretion are assured. Charlotte is a low to moderate risk bet in the US. Working with the right Broker will lower it further!
I’ve also been working on a series of posts of how real estate works in North Carolina. If you are relocating from another state, or haven’t bought a home recently, things have changed and I hope these help you understand a bit more. I’ve called them FAQ’s pages, and you can see them here, here and here. From negotiating to inspections, its all here.
A Broker who understands marketing and the Internet with some of the best relocation information for home buyers anywhere and one who offers unique online marketing opportunities to Sellers, I am a former builder/ remodelor, new home sales person and internet geek.
You will find lots of Charlotte real estate market reports here, including real estate market report with homes sold, and price comparisons year to year. I do the calculations from the Carolina MLS and write about Charlotte regularly. We try and keep up on our real estate numbers here and in Charlotte to help inform our buyers and Sellers. We work with relocating families every day- and work with all relocation companies. If you are interested in selling your home, you want online visiiblity- there is no better place than the combined presence of the McDonald Group sites. Charlotte is a popular “move to” city, and we enjoy helping people find their way here. My group is made up of “imports”, and here is my relocation story.
My Family’s Charlotte Relocation Story
I came to Charlotte 19 years ago from Hoboken, New Jersey just outside New York City. I spent 3 years in Hoboken, commuting to NYC as a graduate student at Columbia. I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC… I moved with my wife, 4 children and a dog to Charlotte to raise our family in the summer of 1993. Charlotte has been good to us. Our children attended both public and private schools in Charlotte. All are college graduates and live up and down the east coast.
Married more than 30 year to a teacher and now Professor of Education, I’ve been involved in education discussions for years, and will point you to the excellent resources you need to make the best choice for your children, public, charter, magnet or private. I understand the questions and concerns. The good news is that there are many good answers here, and good resources, but it will be up to you to find the best ones for your children. Currently, I’m working on a post on Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s new Superintendent, Heath Morrison.
Don’t know where to start? Try this video…
Its a fact-filled 4 and a half minute tour of Charlotte, and will give you a quick introduction to the city and your host Terry McDonald Introduction to Charlotte
The Agents of the McDonald Group helped put together this excellent Charlotte relocation guide.
**We work with ALL Relocation companies, just request us. They’ll contact us, and we’ll sign their forms