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Full Brick Home For Sale in Myers Park

Full Brick in Myers Park!

• 3,138 sq. ft., 3 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story - MLS® $945,000 USD - Great Location!

 -  Beautiful Full Brick Unit in the Heart of Myers Park. Built in 2002, bringing modern luxury to the most classic neighborhood in Charlotte. Hardwoods, Granite, Stainless Appliances, Trey Cielings, 9 foot ceilings and much more. Bring your contractor and customize the 1700 square foot basement to be exactly what you want. Or great investment opportunity...finish basement and re-sell.

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Shoppes At The Landing, corner of SC 49 and 274
Papa John's and Curves recently opened at the Shoppes at the Landing in Lake Wylie. There is talk with tenants about a hair salon, nail salon and a restaurant. In addition to the Shoppes, the development will include "The Club at Lake Wylie, a gated community of 25 detached patio homes with a small lake and fountain. The patio homes range from 2000 to 3000 square feet, price from $350,000 to $450,000.

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9432 Willow Tree Ln is Sold!


Charlotte  -  The 2 story at 9432 Willow Tree Ln has been sold.

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720 Charles Ave. in The Arts District is Sold!


The Arts District, Charlotte  -  The 1 1/2 story at 720 Charles Ave. has been sold.

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Lake Forest by Nu-South Builders
Nu-South builders is taking reservations for homes in Lake Forest on Lake Wylie, a new community of SC 49 and Evergreen road near the Village Harbor Business Park. Lake Forest will include 67 home sites, 10 with water views. A waterfront park overlooking Crowders Creek will offer fishing, a beach, picnic areas and space for kayaks. The Low Country style homes have a price range fom $390,000.to $450,000.

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The Palisades is growing!
The Palisades on NC 49 near Lake Wylie has opened their second phase a year ahead of projections. Rhein Medall Communities, the developer of The Palisades, also aquired more land to expand the community from 1500 acres to 1700 or 1800 acres. When completed The Palisades will feature about 2500 homes rather than the originally planned 2000.

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New additions to the RiverGate Shopping Center!

Several businesses have recently opened at the RiverGate the massive Shopping Center in Steele Creek. Anchored by a Target Superstore and  Home Depot at 160 and 49 near Lake Wylie.

The newest additions are City Tavern, TGIF, Books-A-Million, a Hallmark, Dressbarn, Just Fresh, Omega Sports and Massage Envy are now open for business. Entertainment on Saturdays will please the crowd on Saturdays during the Summer month.


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My recent interview with the Charlotte Observer about Steele Creek

Hot housing, cool million

Montreux to join upscale subdivisions attracted to Lake Wylie, shopping in Steele Creek

By KIRSTEN VALLE, Charlotte Observer


This corner of Mecklenburg County, once home to blue-collar workers, farmers and a few others, is attracting another segment of the population: millionaires. High-end neighborhoods such as The Palisades, The Sanctuary and The Vineyards on Lake Wylie are already finding success on the far edges of Steele Creek in southwest Mecklenburg.

The latest to join the pack is Montreux Old World Estates, a community of 80 $1 million-plus homes going up near The Palisades.Real estate professionals say a strong market for such pricey homes has developed in Steele Creek, fueled in part by the area's proximity to Lake Wylie and its recent surge of shopping centers and new homeowners.

"That area has the heaviest population growth," said Brad Brundage, president of D.R. Horton's Charlotte division, which is building homes at The Palisades and The Vineyards, among other Steele Creek spots. "It's an easy commute, and it's close to the lake."Montreux Development Group chose its site along Youngblood Road for its proximity to the lake and rolling topography, which seemed suited to custom homes, project manager Darren Slate said.

Reasons for the lofty price tags there include homes that will average 4,500 square feet each, gas lantern-lighted streets, a "tea house" to be used for community gatherings and access to the swim and tennis complex at The Palisades, he said.

Buyers are taking note. Since lots went on sale last summer, developers have sold 55 to builders and future residents."It's just so convenient," said Jim Mock of Ballantyne, who bought one of the lots. "It's a beautiful neighborhood, and Lake Wylie is just a couple minutes away."Lighter traffic is another draw, he said. "It might not be as congested as it is in Ballantyne," Mock said. "Ever since they four-laned (N.C.) 49, it's so much more accessible to get there. It's so much more accommodating."

Steele Creek's residential boom started in the 1990s, with most early developers opting to build higher-density starter homes. When The Palisades opened in summer 2005, it signaled the start of the high-end influx, real estate agents and developers said.

Angie Adams, an agent with Keller Williams Realty, said there's still a big gap in the housing market there, with $200,000 townhomes on sale a few minutes from $2 million custom homes. But as more high-dollar homes come in, they'll raise property values elsewhere in Steele Creek, she said. And if Charlotte-Mecklenburg officials build new schools in the area, home values will jump even higher, Adams said.

If county commissioners and voters approve a proposed $620.7 million bond package in coming months, CMS plans to build three new elementary schools in southwest Charlotte.

Demi Clark, marketing director for D.R. Horton's Charlotte division, said Steele Creek has already made a name for itself with schools, services and shopping, such as the Ayrsley and RiverGate developments. "It's just becoming its own place," she said. "Now, there's housing there to support it."

New Homes in Steele Creek

Montreux Old World Estates, the latest upscale community to come to southwestern Mecklenburg, will feature 80 homes on about 70 acres off Youngblood Road. Some things to know:

  • Pronounced "mon-TRO."
  • Homes will have Old World European architecture.
  • Minimum home size is 3,500 square feet, though average will be 4,500 square feet. Lots will be a half-acre to 1 1/2 acres.
  • About 75 percent of the site is wooded. Developers have brought in seven truckloads of large trees -- some costing $3,000 each -- to enhance the landscape.
  • Homes will cost $1 million-plus each.
  • The first homes should be finished in about seven months.
  • Some of Montreux's developers, who make up Ludemann Development Group, are also working on the upscale Bretagne community south of Ballantyne.
  • For details about Montreux, visit http://www.montreuxestates.com/ or call Rick Walliser, director of sales, at 704-996-7388.

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7248 Leaves Lane in Autumnwood is Sold!


Autumnwood, Charlotte  -  The ranch at 7248 Leaves Lane has been sold.

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More Parking at Charlotte/Douglas

The Charlotte City Council approved spending $3 million from airport funds for the design of a 4,000-space parking deck on Wilkinson Boulevard between Harlee Avenue and Little Rock Road. The deck could cost between $50 million and $60 million and will be designed by LS3P Associates, which designed other decks at the airport, said Roy Johnson, an architect consultant for Charlotte/Douglas. The airport would issue bonds to pay for construction of the new deck and use airport revenues to pay off the debt.

The deck would be built on about 100 acres the airport set aside for future parking. Construction is expected to begin in November with completion around February 2009

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Charlotte Airfares are falling!

Airfares are dropping fast in Charlotte.

So fast that among the nation's 100 largest airports, Charlotte's average fare declined by the biggest percentage in the past year. At the end of 2004, Charlotte's average fare was the eighth most expensive among the nation's largest airports, according to federal government statistics.

Charlotte's decrease has been sparked by a number of factors, including the arrival of low-cost carriers AirTran Airways and JetBlue Airways. US Airways also cut fares, trying to stimulate demand.


Of the 101 airports rated, these are the three least expensive, the three most expensive and four regional airports.

 1Dallas: Love Field235.34
 2Chicago: Midway270.04
 3Houston: William P. Hobby277.46
 75Greensboro/High Point 382.74
 94Greenville/Spartanburg 440.13
 99Honolulu 485.06
 100Cincinnati 503.38
 101Anchorage, Alaska537.00



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Charlotte named a City of the Future


Charlotte named
a City of the Future

International magazine ranks Queen City
No. 3 among large U.S. cities

Charlotte business leaders and economic recruiters are convinced the city has caught the eye of national and international investors and developers.

Now they have more evidence.

The Financial Times group's fDi magazine ranked Charlotte No. 3 overall among large U.S. cities (500,000 to 2 million population) behind El Paso, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, in its annual Cities of the Future selections.

Chicago was North America's Major City of the Future.

The magazine said 108 major, large, small and micro cities were evaluated on 60 criteria.

Within key categories, Charlotte finished No. 1 in the U.S. in economic potential, No. 1 in quality of life, No. 3 in best development and investment promotion and No. 5 in human resources.

The city also is getting a boost from two just-released Charlotte Chamber reports that indicate the local economy is maintaining its strong momentum.

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Charlotte was voted #4 for America's best job market

Charlotte was voted #4 for Americas's best job market by CNN Money:


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Full Brick Ranch For Sale in Autumnwood

Front of Home
Four Sides Brick!

• 1,702 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm ranch - MLS® #670033   $169,900 USD - Ranch on quite Cul-de Sac

 -  Lovely four sides Brick Ranch with Front Porch. Wood burning Fireplace. New roof and new heating system in 2000. Oversized Garage with new Door. Freshly painted and move in ready on a quite cul-de-sac. Wooded private fenced lot with newer two tier Trex deck and Storage Shed. Tile in Foyer and Bathrooms. 1 yr Home Warranty. Shows great! Autumnwood is a great established community with lots of Trees and rolling Hills!

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2 Story For Sale in Providence Hills

Curb Appeal Galore!

• 3,350 sq. ft., 3 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story - MLS® $460,000 USD

 -  Curb Appeal Galore! Just sit on your 16 X 20 gorgeous screen porch and enjoy your tree lined back yard, landscape lighting, stunning! Updated Kitchen with stainless GE profile appliances, silestone counters and tile backsplash. H'woods on entire main level except the Great Room which has new, neutral carpet, dual staircase, 4 large bedrooms and stunning master suite!

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