Archive for June, 2007

Carolina Design Group

Lake Norman near Charlotte, NC is the backdrop for the many luxury homes that many call “Works of Art”. Many of the incredible high end luxury home designs that line the beautiful shores of the lake are designed by Carolina Design Group. Jim Phelps, the owner and founder of Carolina Design Group has built a reputation for offering the most stunning luxury home designs in the area. His designs have won a number of awards and are not being recognized world wide. If you are looking for a custom designed luxury home in the Charlotte or Lake Norman area be sure to check out Carolina Design Group.

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Carolina Design Group
Lake Norman located about 20 minutes north of Charlotte, NC is quickly becoming one of the most desirable places in the country to build a luxury home. With 520 miles of shoreline this 35 mile long man made lake is lined with beautiful luxury homes designed and built by some of the countries most sought after designers and luxury homes builders. There are a variety of home styles that include Transitional, French Country, Old World, Traditional, Old World and Mediterranean to name a few. Recently mentioned on 60 Minutes and in the USA Today, the Charlotte area is one of the most desirable places in the country to live and Lake Norman a suburb of Charlotte heads the list.

When looking for luxury home in the Lake Norman area one can choose from a number of upscale luxury home communities that include Golf Courses, Lake-front Home-sites, Pools, Tennis Facilities, Community Clubhouses, Nature Trails and much, much more. For information or listings in any of the Lake Norman Luxury Home Communities e-mail Lake Norman’s Luxury Home Broker/Realtor.

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What it takes:
Whether you are buying or selling real estate there are many steps to a successful transaction. Buying or selling a home requires, inspection reports, disclosure forms, deeds, negotiating, insurance policies as well as dealing with lenders, closing coordinators and attorneys to assure a smooth closing. Having a
REALTOR® professional at your side during your transaction will guide you in the right direction and often keep you from making mistakes that can cost you big bucks.

Time on your side:
Having a
REALTOR® will save you endless hours of work. REALTORS® have the proper resources and knowhow to list your house or find you a house to buy. These resources are exclusive to the agents in the industry. In addition homes are on the market for an average of 70 days in the Charlotte market and take another 30-40 days to get to closing. It would take much longer than that to do things on your own.

What you don’t know can burn you:

Knowing the lingo! A REALTOR® knows their local market because they work it every day. Before and during a real estate transaction there is plenty of preparation and negotiation. Along with this comes plenty of lingo and knowledge of the industry that can make or break a deal.

The right decisions
An objective third party is always a good a good idea to have in your corner. Buying or selling a home in many cases is the biggest purchase of one’s life and can be a very emotional experience. Having a
REALTOR® will help keep you focused on the issues and guide in the right direction during this very important transaction.

The right choice!

REALTORS® are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, NAR is a trade organization that has more than 1 million members nationwide. REALTORS® subscribe to a stringent code of ethics that is meant to provide the highest level of service and integrity to our potential clients and clients. Craig LePage, Broker, REALTOR®

Times a keep on changin’!
Even if you have gone through the process of buying or selling a house in the past many things change each year. Markets change as well as regulations and laws. It is important to have a knowledgeable professional on your side that is up to date on these latest changes.

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Route NC 16 Bypass

Rt. 16Many people have been wondering when the highwayNC16 bypass that will go through parts of Denver and Cawtaba will be open to traffic. The current 4 lane section of NC 16 that runs from heart of the city (Charlotte) and turns into a 2 lane road just prior to the Lincoln County line around Killian Road. The newly planned constructed bypass will start where the current 4 lane section stops and ultimatly continue all the way to Interstate 40. Construction is well on its way and is schedulled to be completed in late 2007 or early 2008.

As many people in the Denver and Cawtaba areas have already begun to see, the real estate development that will come along with the new bypass has and will continue to grow at a rapid pace. Areas that were once thought to be a very long commute to areas of development or the city of Charlotte will now be just minutes away thanks to the new bypass.  In addition residents of Charlotte and the south end of Lake Norman will also be able to use the new bypass (north bound) to reach Interstate 40 which is the main artory that leads the Smokey Mountains. The Mountains are a popular weekend and vacation spot for residents of the area.

Many Tract Home and Custom Home communities are popping up in the Denver area and will surely continue up the north west side of the lake as the bypass construction is completed. This area is considered one of the hottest areas around the lake and will only gain in value as construction continues. For listings in the Denver and Cawtaba areas contact Craig R. LePage, Broker/REALTOR®

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railroadstation.jpgOn Monday June 4th the Cornelius Town Board approved plans for a new retail space to be built at the entrance area of the Caldwell Station Residential Community on Highway 115. The new retail center will have a train station-style look to it and will offer 7,500 square feet of space on 3.36 acres of land. Tenants will include restaurant(s), retail stores and offices. The new mixed space village will mainly serve the Caldwell Station and nearby Gandy Communities. Early concerns about parking and traffic signals have been worked out. Gandy Communities will be heading up the project. It will be interesting to see what the future brings for this generally undeveloped area. You can bet that more will be built around this village in years to come. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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