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September 1st, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment

Click here to see more details on this charming Ballantyne Cape Cod home!

MLS#: 3110645

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

A rare find! Charming Cape Cod in Ballantyne on over an ACRE; private, wooded, located in a quiet cul-de-sac. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, open design concept, master & guest on main. NEW wood floors, 2 NEW HVAC’s, NEW roof, recently renovated kitchen with SS appliances & granite, NEW cedar shutters, lots of fresh paint inside & out. Enjoy the in-town convenient location, but relax on the rocking chair front porch or in the huge, serene back yard. Move in ready. This home will not last!

For more information, please contact:

Sheila DeWulf Broker/Realtor®
Cell: 704. 807. 7670


August 20th, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment

Click here to see more details on this gorgeous home!

MLS #: 3107422

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Welcome Home to this Delightful Ranch with Bonus above the Garage. This 3-Bedroom Home features an Open Floor Plan with Wonderfully Updated Chef’s Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances. Split Bedroom Plan. Large Screened Porch with Vaulted Ceiling. Flat great size and fenced backyard. Minutes to NorthLake Mall and both I-485 and I-77.


For more information, please contact:

Joel Bennet Broker/Realtor®
Cell: 704. 519. 9977



August 19th, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment

Click here for more details on this gorgeous brick home!

MLS #: 3108406

4 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Baths

Move in ready home located in the heart of Ballantyne. Ardrey Kell School District! True 4 bedroom with a library off of the bonus room. New roof in 2013, Upper level HVAC in 2014. Whole house surround sound, extra storage in garage & stairwell closet. Kitchen has granite & ss appliances. Lower level office with french doors installed. Dual stairwell & 2 story great room. Master Suite has 2 walk-in closets.Dual Vanities in both full baths.Formal Dining and Living. Pride of Ownership is obvious!

For more information, please contact:

Bryant Stadler Broker/Realtor®
Cell: 704. 299. 0969

August 19th, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment


1. Charlotte Knights vs Indianapolis Indians

Baseball Game

August 21st, 7:05pm

BB&T Ballpark

2. Charlotte Fashion Week 8/25 – 8/29

Charlotte Country Club

3. Feast – Soul of the South Uptown Food Tour

August 21, 2015  4-7pm  $55

Center City

4. Charlotte Independence vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Soccer Game

august 22, 2015   7 pm      $10-$25

American Legion Memorial Stadium

Charlotte, NC

5. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes with NoDa Brewing Co.

2229 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205

August 22, 2015    9am

Men raising awareness about rape and gender violence by walking a mile in high heels!






August 18th, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment

Click here to see more details on this gorgeous BCC home!

MLS #: 3085153

6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms

Craftsman 6 bedroom 6.2 baths on cul de sac. Brand new heated salt pool, large screened porch, covered patio, fenced yard, 5 car garage. Kitchen w/ large island, desk & hearth room w/ wood burning fireplace. Elegant 2 story living room w/ gas fireplace & built in book cases. Lower level Bar/entertainment area, office (which could be a media room), guest suite w/ private bath, billiard, exercise & 4 storage room. Wine cellar expansion possibilities. View the 13th green from pool deck & patio.

For more information, please contact:

PEGGY LEO-GALLO  Broker/Realtor®
Cell: 704. 451. 8267



August 17th, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment

Click here for more details on this gorgeous Pebble Bay home!

MLS#: 3098873

3 Bedrooms, 2/1 Bathrooms

This impeccable 3BR, 2.5BA brick home features an open floor plan. Master Suite down, HW Floors on main level, 2-story stone fireplace in LR, granite and ss appliances in KIT, oversized 2-car garage w/cabinetry. Screened porch off back w ceiling fans overlooks private backyard. In-ground irrigation. Bonus room can easily be 4th BR. All this on 1.5 private wooded acres located in Pebble Bay waterfront community w/ boatramp access, day slips, & rental storage.


For more information, please contact:

KEVIN THOMPSON Broker/Realtor®
Cell: 704-724-7466


Kristin Ellefson
August 14th, 2015  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

If you’re in the process of transitioning into your new home, sometimes, even if you’re coming from a previous home you owned, the furniture isn’t the right fit. It’s too small, or too large for your new space, or you have to little or not enough for all the rooms. Regardless of some of our best efforts, its not always easy to make a seamless transition between homes. That means, sooner or later, you will probably find yourself out and about doing some furniture shopping. This can be a tall task, for sure, so being prepared and knowing what to expect is always helpful. If this is your first go around, OR if your furniture shopping game is a little rusty these days, had 4 great tips for successful furniture shopping. Check them out below or read the full article here.


The article shares some great insights about the furniture industry and the ins and outs of making informed buying decisions, so make sure you check out their entire post for all the tidbits of information. As far as the tricks of the trade, they say to focus on these 4 items for best results:

  1. Price Tags: Be familiar with the items. A lot of times price tags are just a gimmic, be prepared to haggle and get the price that makes sense for the piece you are buying.
  2. Cost & Liability: Know the process for delivery, returns, exchanges, damages, and all. This is not something you want to find out AFTER a problem comes about, it should be a component of your buying decision, so make sure you ask all the right questions up front.
  3. Take Home: How are you getting this home? Most furniture pieces you can’t load into the back of your car and drive away with, especially some of your larger ticket items, so you need to have a plan of attack for getting it home. If there are hefty delivery fees, do you know what your other options are, if you have to buy off the show room floor, can you take them with you that day?  Also, be informed, know the cancellation policy in regards to delivery issues.
  4. Financing: If you’re not paying in full, be educated on the stores financing options. A lot of store cards or credit accounts are accompanied by high interest rates. Some programs allow deferred interest for quick pay off, it’s good to be aware of those options and to find the best fit for you and your financial situation. Make sure to run the numbers and calculate how much the interest could affect the total amount owed.


Shopping for home furnishings can be fun, but it can also be a daunting task, make sure to read up, be prepared, know your budget and be ready to haggle for the best price for your items!

Kristin Ellefson
August 13th, 2015  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Shirley Wheeler - NC Broker/Realtor® - Ballantyne Office


Helen Adams Realty  thanks Shirley Wheeler for her continued service to all of her clients. Some of her recent clients know that Shirley is one in a million, and we’re proud to have her represent Helen Adams Realty! See what they had to say below:

Shirley was amazing. She had all the remedies for everything I needed. She had connections, was always prepared, took initiative, and was available to talk thru snags and pitfalls. She is definitely one in a million. Shirley is professional, tactful, polite, and her services are priceless. She was always there for me. She is a blessing.


Congratulations to Shirley  on this wonderful review. Learn more about Shirley here.

Kristin Ellefson
August 12th, 2015  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

According to the U.S. Census, homeownership is at 63.4 percent for the second quarter of 2015, down 1.3 percent from the second quarter of 2014. This is the lowest rate of homeownership since 1967. To put that in greater context, homeownership peaked at 69.2 percent in 2004, and the 50-year average is 65.3 percent. Although the data may be indicating otherwise on a macro level, mortgage applications have kept REALTORS® busy through summer.New Listings in the Charlotte region increased 6.0 percent to 5,206. Pending Sales were up 17.9 percent to 4,163. Inventory levels fell 22.1 percent to 13,410units.

Prices continued to gain traction. The Median Sales Price increased 5.5 percentto $202,500. List to Close was down 8.8 percent to 114 days. Sellers were encouraged as Months Supply of Inventory was down 33.7 percent to 3.9 months.Ever since the Great Recession ended in about June 2009, the market has strengthened to once again become a cornerstone of the national economy. Better lending standards, lower oil prices and higher wages are a few of the catalysts for positive change. Many trends continue to reveal a stable housing market. Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, has predicted a fine-tuning of monetary policy by the end of the year. It is widely believed that interest rates will go up before the year is over, an indicator that the housing market is ready for such a move.

Reprinted from July 2015 CRRA Monthly Indicators. View the full version of our newsletter here.


August 12th, 2015  |  |  Add a Comment

MLS# 3078258

5 Bedrooms, 5/1 Bathrooms

Private Executive retreat on 2+ acres in SE Chlt. Original Home completely rebuilt ’09,’10 w additions. Wd flrs milled from antique heart of pine beams from old factory in VA, geothermal heating/cooling, state of art ktchn, 3 firepl in house, one outside, outdoor LR w stacked stone fireplace, built in gas grill & hot tub, rec rm w “sports court” flring, vaulted plank ceilings, his/hers offices, incredible views of the outside from all rooms in house, exercise rm, sunrm. This house HAS IT ALL!

For more information, please contact:

BRANDON BOYD Broker/Realtor®
Cell: 704-661-2195