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

Versha Anand - NC Broker/Realtor® - Helen Adams Realty, Ballantyne Office

Helen Adams Realty thanks Versha Anand for her continued service to all of her clients. Her most recent clients spoke very highly of Versha and her efficiency in managing their real estate transaction:

 

We had a wonderful experience buying our first investment property with Versha Anand. She understood what we needed and found the right property quickly. She was very efficient in negotiations and offers. It was a smooth journey from finding the house to closing.
She is knowledgeable, professional, smart and responsive . Whenever we had any questions , she was always available. She also recommended property inspector , loan representative , contractors and kept in touch after the sale to make sure everything is going well.
We highly recommend calling Versha if you need someone to help you in buying or selling a home.

 

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

 
Brittany Lee
November 26th, 2014  |  +Brittany Lee  |  Add a Comment

 

This dazzling home is in a great family neighborhood! Click on the image above to see more photos of this home and read more about it.

 

MLS#: 3023765

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms

 

Immaculate brick 6BR, 5.5BA 2-story w/beautifully finished tiled basement, 3 car gar, open flexible design and dramatic accents throughout w/ 12ft ceilings in LR, flared staircase, custom inlay at entry, hrdwds, new SS appl, granite, solid stone frpl, wet bar, 2nd living quarters and tons of storage space. Screened porch, patio, soothing water feature and expansive deck highlight the private outdoor space. SEE TOUR for details. Top rated schools. Great family neighborhood!

 

Providence Plantation School Information:
Elementary School: Providence Spring Elementary School
Middle School: Crestdale Middle School
High School: Providence High School

 

Providence Plantation Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active  listings in Providence Plantation: 37
Average listing price for all active listings in Providence Plantation:  $498,878.38

 

 

The number of closed sales in Providence Plantation has increased to 89 in the last 12 months.

Homes in Providence Plantation are currently getting $124/Sqft, as of October 2014.

The number of homes for sale in Providence Plantation has increased over the last 12 months to 39.

The Months Supply of Inventory for homes in Providence Plantation has increased to a 5.4 month supply of homes for sale.

 

For more information on this listing contact Robin Caruso.

 
Jessica Sullivan
November 25th, 2014  |  +Jessica Sullivan  |  Add a Comment

We know that many of you are busy preparing your Pinterest-perfect holiday menus and will spend a lot of time in the kitchen this week. But if you need something to do, or need somewhere to send the excess family while you cook, there’s a lot going on this week in the Charlotte area.

 

 

First of all, a Charlotte tradition will take place on Thanksgiving morning – The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade was founded in 1947 and the 2014 parade will be the 68th parade! The parade will march North on Tryon Street from Stonewall St. to 9th St. It will start at 9:30 am, on November 27th. If you can’t be there, the parade will be broadcast regionally on WBTV, Channel 3 (CBS) on Thanksgiving Day at 4pm.  It will also air again on Christmas Day and be available through Time Warner Cable On-Demand.

Check out more info about the parade here.

 

 

If shopping is more of your thing, all of the local shopping hot-spots will be hosting Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday sales. Here are some of the opening hours for a few of the bigger centers:

Charlotte Premium Outlets

Thanksgiving Eve: Wed, Nov 26
10am-9pm

Thanksgiving Day: Thu, Nov 27
6pm-Midnight

After-Thanksgiving Weekend
Fri – Sun: Nov 28 – 30
Fri, Nov 28: Midnight-10pm
Sat, Nov 29: 8am-10pm
Sun, Nov 30: 9am-8pm

 

Concord Mills

11/27 – 11/28/2014:

6pm – 12am (Thanksgiving)

11/28/2014:

12am – 9:30pm (Black Friday)

11/29/2014:

10am – 9:30pm (Holiday Hours)

 

SouthPark Mall

11/27 – 11/28/2014:

6pm – 1am (Thanksgiving)

11/28/2014:

6am – 10pm (Black Friday)

11/29/2014:

8am – 10pm (Holiday Hours)

11/30/2014:

11am – 7pm (Holiday Hours)

 

Northlake Mall

11/27/2014 (Thanksgiving)

8 p m – 12 am

11/28/2014 (Black Friday)

12 am – 9 pm

11/29/2014

9 am – 10 pm

11/30/2014

11 am – 7 pm


On Saturday, if you want to follow what the local Charlotte businesses are doing for Small Business Saturday, check out this resource that The Charlotte Observer has put together.

 

 
Brittany Lee
November 25th, 2014  |  +Brittany Lee  |  Add a Comment

 

This home in Midwood is full of charm. Click on the image above to view more photos of this home or read more about it!

 

 

MLS#: 3048841

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

 

Charming 2 story home in Midwood. 4 bd/3 ba. Kitchen renovation & 2nd floor added in 2006. Old house charm with conveniences of new. Arched doorways, wood floors on main, crown molding. Kitchen renovation included appliances, granite, lighting, new cabinetry. Master up with his/hers closets, 2 vanities, oversized shower, private water closet. Large flat yard & over-sized deck.

 

Midwood Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active single-family listings in Midwood: 6
Average listing price for all active single-family listings in Midwood: $406,483.33

 

 

The number of closed sales in Midwood decreased more than 5% to 178.

The average sales price for homes in Midwood has increased almost 9% over the last year to $348,346.

The average number of days on the market for homes in Midwood has decreased almost 22%, from 78 to 61.

There is currently a 3.4 Month Supply of homes for sale in Midwood.

 

For more information on this listing contact Brandon Boyd. To learn more about Brandon click here.

 
Kristin Ellefson
November 24th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment


Are you in the process of selling your home? Or in the early stages of planning? If so, these tips might be just the thing you’ve been looking for. Realtor.com recently posted the 4 most common mistakes sellers make, and they might be different than what you would expect.

 

Realtor.com says the number one mistake that sellers make has to do with pricing. Understanding competitive pricing is key to making sure your home sells and you won’t come up short AND your buyer feels they are getting a fair price. Working with an experienced agent that can help you create a comparative marketing analysis to compare similar homes in your area is a great way to ensure that you’re pricing your home to sell. Benefits of pricing competitively include: more showings, a better probability for sale, and in the best case scenario, could potentially create a multiple offer situation!

 

Number two involves staging. We have covered this topic a lot, from  things to avoid, to home staging myths, and staging for all seasons, and we definitely agree that it’s a key component of getting the right attention for your home! Some of the biggest things you can do, without costing an arm and a leg, include reducing clutter and keeping the home tidy. People are coming to look at your space and if things are falling out of drawers and piled up in corners it can make the rooms feel much smaller and also give the impression that the home is lacking storage. Additionally, your home doesn’t just need to show well, it needs to photograph well for marketing purposes, so make sure that you keep the home tidy and in order and talk with your agent for the best staging tips to get your home sold.

 

Customer mindset is also a big thing to consider. The number 3 mistake is that some sellers get antsy and fall into a pattern of thinking that all buyers are THE BUYER for your home. That’s not always the case. People will be in various stages of the buying process, so might need to move immediately while others are just getting their feet wet. Remember that, especially in the Charlotte market, homes are typically taking up to 4-5 months to sell, so just because you dont get an offer in the first month doesn’t mean that one isn’t going to come. Having realistic expectations and being knowledgeable about your market area will help you have a better understand of how your selling process might work.

 

Finally, the biggest mistake sellers make is not having the RIGHT Realtor® for the job. Interviewing several agents before making a decision is always a good idea. you want to make sure that the person you select to represent you and your home has a shared understanding of your wants and expectations and that they are able to fulfill your checklist of must-haves for the selling process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the interview process, the right agent will be more than willing to open up and share all the information you need to help you make the best choice. (If you need an area expert, check out our agent directory. Not sure who to choose? Our client services team is here to help! Call 1-800-851-5253 and talk to John today. He will match you with the best agent for your needs and area of town).

 
Brittany Lee
November 24th, 2014  |  +Brittany Lee  |  Add a Comment

 

This beautiful, traditional home has recently been reduced! Click on the image above to view more photos of this home or read more about it!

 

MLS#: 3025028

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

 

Stunning full brick traditional styled home with in ground pool & over 1/2 acre lot. Large rooms and higher ceilings. Gleaming wood floors everywhere downstairs. Beautiful new sculptured carpet upstairs. All new neutral paint. Bright open Kitchen features wood cabinets, solid surface counter tops, stainless appliances. Huge den w/fireplace, wet bar & built ins. Large master suite with separate office or sitting room. New Champion replacement windows 2005. Light filled rooms w/beautiful windows.

 

28226 School Information:
Elementary School: Beverly Woods Elementary School
Middle School: Carmel Middle School
High School: South Mecklenburg High School

 

28226 Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active listings in 28226: 37
Average listing price for all active listings in 28226: $325,197.30

 

 

The percent of original list price received in 28226 has increased .04% over the last 12 months to 94.3%.

The average sales price for homes in 28226 has increased 7.2% over the last 12 months to $368,630.

The average number of days on the market for homes in 28226 has decreased 10.3% over the last 12 months to 122 days.

The Months Supply of Homes for sale in 28226 has decreased 8.2% over the last 12 months to a 4.5 months supply of homes for sale.

 

For more information on this listing contact Fred Holder. To learn more about Fred click here.

 
Kristin Ellefson
November 21st, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

The weekend is almost here and if you aren’t spending time cleaning and prepping for Holiday guests next week, might we suggest a few weekend projects to keep your home looking fresh and stylish? Better Homes and Gardens recently published a list of 28 different projects that you could complete in just one weekend in your home. From sprucing up an old, dated cabinet, to creating the perfect window covering, stenciling your walls and more, this list has your home projects covered from floor to ceiling and everything in between! Sometimes it’s nice to give your home a little update and these projects are just the trick to creating an updated look in your space without breaking the bank. Most of them use items you might already have on hand, or can find for cheap, and sometimes even for free! Check out the full list of projects below:

  1. Paint a piece of furniture
  2. Create an entryway table
  3. Make some DIY Roamn Shades
  4. Create a Gallery/Display Wall
  5. No Sew curtain embellishments
  6. Lampshade Facelift
  7. Dipped Pots/Containers for your outdoor space
  8. Create a planter from an item in your home!
  9. DIY Veggie Stamp Patterns
  10. Create a custom Memo Board
  11. Create an art display for your living room
  12. Stencil an accent wall
  13. Remodel that Dining Room Hutch
  14. Fabric/Paper gallery display
  15. Create Under th bed storage solutions
  16. Create a Poof Footrest/ottoman
  17. Create an Elegant Vignette
  18. Keep it Curvy (wall display)
  19. Oversized framed photos to create impact
  20. Metallic Touches
  21. Back to Basics, black and white gallery wall
  22. Create Privacy with frosted Glass
  23. Use Plates for a Wall Display
  24. Create Art on a Piece of Furniture
  25. Add Metallic Decals for a touch of shimmer
  26. Create hidden storage
  27. Spruce up your Roller Shades
  28. Create a large Family Tree

 

Still looking for a few ides for your weekend project? Fear not, we have some awesome DIY ides on our DIY Board or you can peruse any of our favorite styles and projects on pinterest! Make sure to follow us if you don’t already.

 
Brittany Lee
November 21st, 2014  |  +Brittany Lee  |  Add a Comment

 

This stunning brick home in Highgrove full of charm and sophistication. Click on the image above to see more photos of this home and read more about it.

 

MLS#: 3036291

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms

 

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: 4
Average listing price for all active single-family listings in Highgrove: $905,975

 

 

 

The number of closed sales in Highgrove has decreased to 5 in the last 12 months.

Homes in Highgrove are currently getting $159/Sqft, as of October 2014.

The number of homes for sale in Highgrove has not changed over the last 12 months and is still steady at 2.

The Months Supply of Inventory for homes in Highgrove has increased to a 1.5 month supply of homes for sale.

 

For more information on this listing, contact Angie Taraboi.

 
Kristin Ellefson
November 20th, 2014  |  +Kristin Ellefson  |  Add a Comment

Last Thursday night we got together to kick off the Holiday season at the Adams’ home for our Annual Oyster Roast. It was a wonderful opportunity to get together in a casual setting away from the office and spend time chatting and catching up among friends and family. We were thrilled to see agents from all three offices have a chance to drop by and enjoy a few oysters, a cup of warm Brunswick stew and a drink or two! Thanks to everyone who came out, we hope you had a wonderful time! Check out the images below from the evening!

 

 

 
Brittany Lee
November 20th, 2014  |  +Brittany Lee  |  Add a Comment

 

This amazing home in Overlook is on the best lot in the neighborhood! Click on the image above to see more photos of this home and read more about it.

 

MLS#: 3008239

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths

 

Best lot in The Overlook! Cul-de-sac, modern Craftsman, cottage style, custom built. New carpet, designer colors, fabulous lake views. Move-in ready! Kit has High end upgraded SS appliances, w/granite, island. view of the lake. Huge bedrooms. Amazing storage! Bathrooms to all bedrooms. Huge .83 acre lot. Privacy, meticulous landscaping, private deck, gazebo, covered floating dock, etc. Overlooking the main channel. Gorgeous patio w/gas fireplace. Multiple upgrades throughout.Best lake living!

 

Overlook School Information:
Elementary School: Mountain Island Elementary School
Middle School: Bradley Middle School
High School: Hopewell High School

 

Overlook Real Estate Market Statistics:
Number of active single-family listings in Overlook: 21
Average listing price for all active single-family listings in Overlook: $518,468.48

 

 

The number of closed sales in Overlook has more than doubled in the last 12 months.

Homes in Overlook are currently getting $110/Sqft, as of October 2014.

The number of homes for sale in Overlook has increased over the last 12 months to 22.

The Months Supply of Inventory for homes in Overlook has increased to an 11.8 month supply of homes for sale.

 

For more information on this listing contact Judy Webster.

 
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