Below are this week’s 12 new listings. Click a property for more information.
Charlotte’s Favorite Event on Wheels!
If you haven’t been out Plaza Midwood’s Food Truck Friday, there’s no better time than this week! Their new location behind The Light Factory has been a hit since the relocation. With booming support from the neighborhood, you will find more food trucks and plenty of variety each Friday.
Food Truck Lineup this Friday (July 22nd):
All Star Cafe
Cheese to the Mac
Hiya Food Truck
KO Food Truck *^
Libretto’s Pizza *
Slow Smokin BBQ
Sophie’s Soul Food *
Sticks and Cones *^
Two Chicks and a Truck *^
*=Vegetarian option available
^=Gluten Free option available
Where: behind The Light Factory,
1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Charlotte offers a lot when it comes to activities and destinations that engage and excite people of all ages. Whether you are searching for educational attractions or purely looking for the fun of it, these places are definitely worth exploring!
Things to do in Matthews, NC:
While choosing the home fixes, prioritize the projects that will add the most value. The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. What needs attention and what can you leave alone? Prepping for sale is a delicate balance between repairs along with a bit of renovation and presentation.
Don’t ignore these seven areas
1.Structural and Mechanical
It might not be glamorous, but buyers are looking at big-ticket items like the age and condition of the roof, AC and heating systems, water heater, electrical panel and pipes. Not all of these have to be replaced, but if any of these components are on their last leg, you should seriously consider replacing them as these items could factor into the kind of financing the buyer is able to obtain as well as insurability of the property.
Appraisers are notorious for requiring a roof to be replaced. Replacing a roof that is at the end of its life before putting your home on the market will go a long way to solidifying buyer confidence. The last thing you want to be doing is putting on a new roof in the midst of trying to pack.
How does the exterior of your home look? Is there any wood rot? When was the last time it was painted? First impressions start from the outside, and the exterior will show up in photos across a multitude of websites, etc. This is definitely an area worth spending the money.
Speaking of the exterior, how does your landscaping look? Ask yourself these questions: Are the plantings overgrown, worn or wilted? What about the ground cover? Do the planting beds need some fresh mulch, pine straw, rock, etc.? Are there any overgrown tree limbs hanging over the house or blocking the home’s view? For a relatively inexpensive investment, you can transform how your exterior looks by trimming back and freshening things up with new plants and landscaping.
The truth is…buyers buy with their eyes, so now is the time to go through the interior in detail. Keep an eye out for dents and dings on the walls, scratched moldings or worn paint. Now is the time to spruce up the inside with a fresh coat of paint. Pick light, neutral and on-trend colors. Choose a neutral palette that will transition well with any buyer’s furniture.
This area is always huge with buyers. Even if the buyers barely know how to boil water, they always envision themselves in the kitchen cooking and entertaining surrounded by sleek appliances and cabinetry. Here’s where you need to give them the look for less. Think new hardware on cabinets, adding or changing out a dated tile backsplash and updating appliances. Also, consider changing out counters — you might be able to find a reasonably price remnant of a granite slab.
Simple and clean rules the day. Sprucing up your bathrooms to sell can be as simple as having the grout on the existing tile steam cleaned or regrouting where needed. Caulking, new plumbing and light fixtures along with mirrors can instantly create value.
New flooring can totally transform the look of your space and give it the “wow” factor that buyers desire. If you can only afford to make the investment in one significant part of your home, consider updating the flooring. There are a ton of low-cost options to choose from that include wood plank tiles and highly upgraded laminate flooring — think wide plank, light colored or hand-scraped styles.
Adapted from Inman Article by Cara Ameer: http://www.inman.com/2016/07/18/seven-items-you-must-fix-before-putting-your-home-on-the-market/
Renting vs. of owning definitely has its perks — there’s flexibility with changing up your location when your lease is over, there’s no need to worry about property taxes and home repairs aren’t taking up your wallet. But the one major drawback? It can be a bit challenging for renters to create a space that is truly their own while still ensuring the security deposit is waiting for them when they do leave. So we’ve gathered these easy, budget-friendly things all renters need to know in order to make their place home sweet home, and not upset the landlord along the way.
Adapted from Huffington Post’s article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/11/decor-ideas-rental_n_4580495.html
Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out, a lively place to try some craft beers, or a some delectable dishes the Queen City has you covered.
Article adapted from Charlotte’s Got A Lot: http://www.charlottesgotalot.com/articles/Charlottes-Best-Porches-Patios-Decks
This luxury Townhome is absolutely stunning Located in gated Triveny Commons, near SouthPark, Ballantyne & 485. Beautiful light filled open 2 sty floor plan, move in ready, immaculate, modern & stylish, w/MBR main level. Spacious modern kitchen, oversized island w/granite, SS appl, dark hdwds 1st/2nd flrs, 2nd fl open studio, dramatic GR, walk in pantry, lg laundry. Beautifully landscaped private cov’d oversized patio w/ ample space for entertaining End unit, corner lot w/attached 2 car garage.
Michelle Weeks: NC & SC Realtor/Broker
4211 Seaforth Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
This charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home is situated on a great corner lot in popular Windsor Park. With over 1300 heated square feet, it has many fantastic features including, original hardwood floors, new countertop in the kitchen, tile floors in the bathrooms, updated master bathroom with shower/tub combo with tile surround, his and her closets in the master bedroom, ceiling fans in all rooms, wood burning fireplace, fenced in backyard, and a two car carport! Living here you are conveniently located near Hwy 74, Uptown Charlotte, and the Plaza Midwood area which offers tons of restaurants, retail, and more! Get all the details on this great property by clicking here.
Crystal Cox:: NC and SC Broker/Realtor