Get this: As a kid, Bill Miley used to play tennis with … but we’ll let him tell you. The Charlotte regional director for the Houston-based Metrostudy housing analytics firm just released his latest quarterly report, and it says that developed lots in the nine-county Charlotte market are … well, it’s complicated; better you should hear it in his words.
On the Level apologizes to Frank Spencer. All the articulate gent wanted to do was talk about Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. But we kept interrupting him and encouraging him to digress. That's because Spencer, president of the Charlotte affiliate of the national affordable-housing nonprofit, is a dang interesting guy.
This four-bedroom, three-bath English Tudor style home was advertised as “sitting on a hill with privacy” by listing agent Victoria Mitchener. And Mitchener said that privacy was very important to the eventual buyers.
Driving through this posh neighborhood – and posh is the only word for it – is like driving through the making of a Lexus commercial. Past the guardhouse, which is as big as 1950s tract house and a lot nicer, the gently curving streets undulate over “speed tables” (not speed bumps) made of pavers (not pavement).
Selling this home on Lake Norman was more about horses than humans for listing agent Debbie Monroe, a broker with Lake Norman Realty. “It was one of the rare properties on Lake Norman where you can keep your horses,” Monroe said. “It had approximately 10 acres of land total and it was on the waterfront at Lake Norman and that was a selling point for the eventual buyers.”
Jim Bartl has a chart for that. As Mecklenburg County's director of Code Enforcement, this rumpled, professorial 63-year-old is arguably the most powerful man in Charlotte-area building design and construction.
When Scott Russo took his buyers to see this five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home in Charlotte, he said there were a lot of things to fall in love with.
He was the one being interviewed, but architect Jonathan Bahr brought his own notebook and pen to the sleek conference table of the industrial-chic office of his firm, Urbana.
Greg Martin has an important tip for other real estate agents in the Charlotte area: Foreclosures happen on luxury homes, too.
Jon Cherry took the long way ’round to Charlotte, via Pittsburgh (his hometown), Baltimore, Cleveland and Charleston, S.C. It was worth it, he says, just to get out of Cleveland.