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Kristin Ellefson
October 1st, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Tray Neal - NC Realtor®, Helen Adams Realty, Lake Norman

Helen Adams Realty is pleased to welcome Tracy Neal to our Lake Norman Office!


Originally from Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Marketing, I made the (oh-so-popular!) move to NC where I continued with graduate level studies in Business Administration, at both Western Carolina University and UNC-Charlotte.

It turned out that Lake Norman was to be my landing ground, and I’ve now had the pleasure of living in Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville, and Sherrills Ford over the years, so you can see that I’ve practically circled the entire Lake Norman area!

I married a “local”, Jamie, and we are the parents of 3 furry children (Dexter, Miles, & Lucy), who always keep things interesting.

In my career, I enjoyed a long, successful journey in healthcare sales and then became a small business owner (specialty shop in Birkdale Village, Huntersville). Additionally, I also became involved in real estate investing, property management, and numerous remodeling projects of both home and investment properties.

 

We are pleased that Tracy has decided to join our team and we look forward to building a successful Real Estate career with her!

 

 
Kristin Ellefson
October 1st, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

This Palisades home is a can't miss property. Click on the image above to view more photos or read more about this listing.

MLS#3037956
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms

 

Stunning home w/exquisite designer upgrades throughout in prestigious Palisades. 5 bdrm/4.5 baths. Formal living & dining plus office. Beautiful moldings & Hrdwds. Showcase kitchen w/island & brkfst room. Owners suite up. 3rd flr bonus/teen suite with full bath. Professionally landscaped yard w/terraces. Treed privacy. 3 car garage. Whole house water filtration system. Central vac.

 

The Palisades School Information:
Elementary School:
Palisades Park Elementary School
Middle School: Southwest Middle School
High School: Olympic High School

 

The Palisades Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active single-family homes in The Palisades: 44
Average listing price for all active single-family homes in The Palisades: $493,427

The number of closed sales in The Palisades has decrease to 53.

The average sales price for homes in The Palisades has increasd to $431, 449

The average number of days on the market for homes in The Palisades has decreased to 127.

There is currently a 7.8 month supply of homes for sale in The Palisades.

 

For more information on this listing contact Jo Butterworth. To learn more about Jo click here.

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 30th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Feeling ready to get into the Halloween spirit? With the month of October kicking off tomorrow Charlotte has tons of sights and frights to get your geared up for Halloween! From festivals and parties to ghost watches and more, there is more than enough going on to entertain everyone in the house!

  • Paranormal Investigation – Matthews Community Center – October 3
    The Matthews, NC community center will host the Carolina Paranormal Society on Friday October 7 starting at 7PM. Attendees have the chance to learn about past investigations and even go on a new investigation along side the professionals! Check out their website for more information!
  • First Frightday Halloween Event- Downtown Waxhaw  - October 3
    Head to downtown Waxhaw from 5-9PM on Friday for some family friendly fun at the First Frightday event! You can do pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decoratng and more, so make sure you check it out!
  • Science on the Rocks: Fright at the Museum  - Discovery Place- October 17
    Looking for a great local Halloween Bash? Make sure you check out this 21 and up Halloween Spectacular featuring punkin chunkin, a fear factor challenge, games, a costume contest and more! Check out their website for more details.
  • Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers  - Charlotte Nature Museum - October 18
    For our nature lovers, check out this event at the Nature Museum and learn about all the creepy crawlies while enjoying some festive Halloween treats! Admission to the event is free!
  • Barktoberfest – Triple C. Brewing Co. – October 18
    Great for dog-lovers, Barktoberfest is a pet-friendly 1-mile dog walk and fall festival featuring the “Howl-o-ween” costume contest raffle prized and craft brews. Make sure to visit their website to find out more information on the event. Proceeds benefit Cops for the Cure and Murray’s Fund.
  • Spirits of Rosedale – Historic Rosedale – October 24
    Interested in encountering some paranormal activity? Make sure to attend the Spirits of Rosedale to reconnect with the history of this landmark Charlotte home. The Spirits of Rosedale takes visitors on a night tour through the plantation home’s first floor, kitchen basement, and gardens. Rosedale’s living history team presents this family-friendly Halloween program appropriate for audiences ages 6 and up. For Pricing and Tickets click here!
  • Halloween at the Haven – Wings Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary – October 25
    Enjoy a Saturday at the Gardens with tricks and treats galore! Come out to play games, make cookies, and even hear a few ghost stories.
  • The Duke Mansion’s “Homeland” Halloween Party – The Duke Mansion – October 25
    This annual event serves to raise money for the continued restoration of the Duke Mansion. Attendees can expect great food, great music and a chance to hang out in President William Walden’s home from the hit TV show “Homeland” Party tickets are $75 and event is 21 and up!
  • Kiss 95.1 Grave Diggers Ball – Dixie Tavern – October 25
    An annual institution, the Grave Diggers ball is one of Charlotte’s best Halloween events. Wear your Halloween best and come listen to DJs and live music for a Halloween celebration like no other!
  • BooTanical – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens – October 25-26
    Fun for all at the BoTanical! Come out for hayrides, bonfires, punkin chunkin and a variety of fall beers! Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids! Kids in costumes get in free! Click here for more information.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest – Carowinds – October 4-31 (weekends only)
    Families can enjoy Halloween together in a frightfully fun street party. Come join the Peanuts gang as they celebrate the Great Pumpkin Fest in Planet Snoopy, lots of treats, no tricks! Costumes welcome!
  • Scarowinds Halloween Haunt- Carowinds – September 29-November 1
    Visit Carowinds for a night of fun and fright. Venture into the mazes and scare zones and enjoy a nighttime ride on some of your favorite attractions! Ticketing information available here.
  • The Haunted Mill – Belmont NC – September 13-November 2
    “2000 Sqft of Scare” a truly haunted attraction with over 40 actors, crazy mazes, and animation effects, sure to thrill! “Not for the timid!” Click here for more information.
 
Kristin Ellefson
September 30th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Don't miss out on this wonderful home in Matthews! Add it to your must see list today! Click the image above to view more photos of this listing.

MLS#: 3036849
6 Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

 

“Exclusive 6 bedroom home in Reverdy End. A private, wooded cul-de-sac lot make you forget that you are only 10 miles from Charlotte. From the moment the doors open you are enamored by the open floor plan, incredible views and detailed workmanship throughout the house. The Chef’s kitchen, wide open basement and enormous outside entertaining areas make this a must see. Huge amounts of storage. Unfinished wine cellar and elevator shaft make the possibilities endless. Perfect lot for a pool!”

 

Reverdy End School Information:
Elementary School:
Elizabeth Lane Elementary School
Middle School: South Charlotte Middle School
High School: Providence High School

 

Reverdy Real Estate Market Statistics:

 

 

 

For more information on this listing contact Matt DeBoer. To learn more about Matt click here.

 

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 29th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Planning your next big project or home renovation? Have you done your research yet? If not, you might want to check out the Remodeling 2014 Cost v. Value Report produced by Remodeling Magazine in conjunction with REALTOR® Magazine, which outlines some of the most popular home renovation projects and shows which ones will get you the most bang for your buck when it comes time to sell! This report even features pricing and recouped cost data for the local Charlotte area, so it’s definitely worth a glance, especially if you’re looking to make big changes that you know will pay off in the long run! Check out our infographic below which shows the two top midrange remodels and the worst midrange remodel for your money, as well as the best and worst for your upscale remodeling as well. Wondering how your planned project will stack up? Check out the full report here.

 

 

Data and Statistics © 2014 Hanley Wood, LLC. Complete data from the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded free at www.costvsvalue.com.

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 29th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

An awesome uptown find in the popular Fifth and Poplar building with great views of uptown! Click the image to see more photos of this listing.

 

MLS#: 3037843
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

 

Fabulous 1 bdrm, 1 bthrm condo in one of Uptown’s most popular places to own, Fifth and Poplar! This lovely condo has all the right upgrades incldng hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, ceramic tile floor in bthrm, ceramic tile in shower/tub combo, raised height vanity, spacious walk-in closet, neutral color thrght, and the best feature of all is the spectacular city view from the balcony! W/in walking distance to everything Uptown has to offer!

 

Fifth & Poplar Real Estate Market Statistic:
Number of condos available in Fifth & Poplar: 10
Average listing price for all active condos in Fifth & Poplar: $325,939

There have been 5 closings during the lat 12 months at Fifth and Poplar.

The average sales price for condos in Fifth & Poplar has increased to $235,750

The average number of days on the market for condos in Fifth & Poplar has decreased to 43.

The months supply for condos in Fifth & Poplar has increased to 2.4

 

For more information on this listing contact Crystal Lockler. To learn more about Crystal click here.

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 26th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Avery Love - NC Realtor® - Helen Adams Realty, Ballantyne

Helen Adams Realty is proud to welcome Avery Love to our Ballantyne Office.

 

Avery is a rare Charlotte native and has been active in the local marketplace since 1969.  He has owned four local real estate companies and enjoys an extensive database with local Realtors®. He began his career converting 17 apartment communities locally and in the Southeast to the condominium form of ownership. He then enjoyed eight years taking over foreclosed bank owned communities and restoring them to proper market conditions. He also supervised the successful sellout of those communities. He has developed eight single-family neighborhoods locally and in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

We are pleased that Avery has decided to join our Ballantyne office and look forward to a successful Real Estate career with him!

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 26th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

A great listing in Matthews, click the image above to view more photos and read more about this listing.

 

MLS#: 3036307
5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms

 

Immacualate full brick custom home in beautiful golf course community. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, master down with a large bonus/loft/media on second floor. Hardwoods throughout main except master. Open floor plan with great room fireplace, large breakfast overlooking the 5th tee. Kitchen features granite counter tops, breakfast bar SS appliances. Heavy moldings throughout formal areas. 2 full baths up -jack in jill. Nice screen porch, fenced private backyard. Pristine condition. Golf course and pool

 

Emerald Lake School Information:
Elementary School:
Fairview Elementary School
Middle School: Piedmont Middle School
High School: Piedmont High School

 

Emerald Lake Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active single-family listings in Emerald Lake: 11
Average listing price for all active single-family listings in Emerald Lake: $401,144

There have been 15 closed sales in Emerald Lake over the last 12 months.

The average sales price for homes in Emerald Lakes is $364,947

The average number of days on the market for homes in Emerald Lakes has decreased to 90.

There is currently a 3.8 month supply of homes for sale in Emerald Lake

 

For more information on this listing contact Sherrie Andrews. To learn more about Sherrie click here.

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 25th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Melanie Bona, NC Broker Realtor Helen Adams Realty- Ballantyne

Helen Adams Realty thanks Melanie Bona for her continued service to all of her clients. Her most recent clients spoke very highly of Melanie and her willingness to go above and beyond during their transaction. Here’s what they had to say:


I wanted to drop you a quick message to let you know what a fantastic experience we’ve had working with Melanie Bona.

 

Melanie is an extremely professional and knowledgeable realtor,  She invested a significant amount of time learning about our preferences and requirements for our new home during our first few meetings, and quickly honed in on what we were looking for in “our new home.”  Melanie did an excellent job representing our interests throughout the process, and we soon considered her to be our trusted advisor – she even helped us figure out that a particular home (or two!) might not be the right fit for us.  Rarely do you find a professional like Melanie that puts the needs of their clients first!

 

 

In addition to her exceptional professional capabilities, Melanie went far beyond what we would expect from any realtor.  From videoing homes for us that we could not come in to town to see, to helping us find temporary housing, to connecting us with third-party service providers, to even bringing us dinner one evening, Melanie embodies what every realtor should aspire to be – you are extremely fortunate to have her as part of your team!

 

 

Congrats to Melanie on this wonderful review, we’re so proud to have you represent Helen Adams Realty!

 
Kristin Ellefson
September 25th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Don't miss out on this wonderful home, click on the image above to see more photos and read more about this listing.

 

MLS#: 3036291
4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom

 

Stunning brick home in highly desired Highgrove on priv wooded lot backing to creek. Sophistication & charm defines the custom Kearns gem. Designer paint, hvy moldings, hdwds on main & 2nd lev. Elegant DR w/cust wine bar/cooled wine stor. Spac FR w/stone fpl. Huge kitchen w/ss appl, sub-zero frig & granite island. Ofc nook off kit. Powder rm w/marble sink. Master on main w/spa like marble BA. 3 addl BR’s on 2nd fl & spac bonus & rec rm. Resort style Saltwater pool, hot tub, outdoor fpl & kit.

 

Highgrove School Information:
Elementary School:
Hawk Ridge Elementary School
Middle School: Community House Middle School
High School: Ardrey Kell High School

 

Highgrove Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active single-family listings in Highgrove: 5
Average listing price for all active single-family listings in Highgrove: $905,540

There have been 5 closed sales in Highgrove during the last 12 month period.

The average sales price for homes in Highgrove has increased to $739,200

The average number of days on the market for homes in Highgrove has decreased to 50

There is currently a 1.1 month supply of homes ofr sale in Highgrove.

 

For more information on this listing contact Angie Taraboi. To learn more about Angie click here.

 
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