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The Lake Norman, NC real estate market is one of the hottest markets in the country right now. While other markets are slowing down the Charlotte / Lake Norman market remains fairly strong do to its great location and ever growing ecconomy. A sellers market just a few months ago is now swinging back towards a buyers market as home prices are dropping do to slightly less buyers from out of state. Currently the Lake Norman real estate markets biggest problem is that buyers from out of state looking to move here are unable to sell their current homes. Less out of state buyers for a fast growing area leads to less offers which in return causes sellers to take less money when offers come in. National builders in the area have an increase in inventory homes which causes them to offer lower prices and better deals as well.

If you stand back and look from affar the housing market works much like the stock market. It gains great momentum when things are good. After awhile the market begins to get ahead of the curve and it needs to correct itself. Less buyers for one of many possible reasons causes prices to drop until the market swings back to a buyers market. The entire process starts over again.

Whether you are looking for a palace on the lake or a cozy simple home near the lake there is pletty to choose from and now is the time.

Click on the link below to check out the latest listings in the Lake Norman Real Estate area.
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 Contact: Craig LePage, Broker, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

http://www.lknproperty4sale.com/

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Kannapolis Research Campus
The small town of Kannapolis best known for being the birth place of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt will now have something else to talk about. Powerhouse developer Castle & Cooke are in the midst of working on a $500 million project that when finished will change the face of the entire town. In addition the new 350-acre research campus that is being built downtown, Castle & Cooke will be adding additional commercial space, retail space with condominium and townhouse units above. The design will have a similar look to the Birkdale Village in Huntersville and will be integrated into the existing Kannapolis Village.

According to Anthony Sparrow, vice president of residential development for Castle & Cooke the master plan is to bring revenue to the area relatively quickly by creating jobs as well as building an exciting place to live, work and play.

The Club at Irish CreekJust outside of downtown, Castle & Cooke also purchased the Kannapolis Country Club and a large tract of land off of West A Street. Love Golf Design founded by golf great Davis Love III was hired to redesign the existing golf course. The entire course will also include new sod upon completion. They are truly going the extra mile to make the refinished golf club that will be called “The Club at Irish Creek” one of the best in the Carolina’s.

As for the Luxury Home community it will consist of 585 home sites and phase one at the country club should break ground in the early fall. The builder program will consist of 15 to 20 of the area’s finest luxury home builders and all plans will go through an architectural review. Homes will range from the $500’s to $1.5 million. Amenities will have a family atmosphere and will include a junior Olympic sized swimming pool, a silo slide, kiddie pool, splash pool, lazy river, sports court, seven tennis courts, a glade park, gardens, conservatory and greenhouse. Walking trails and pocket parks will also be found throughout the community.

This major project should really put Kannapolis on the map and turn this once small North Carolina town into one the finer places in the Charlotte area to relocate. It will truly have it all when completed. Castle & Cooke is looking to attract high income professions and create an alternative to the difficult commute to Charlotte. It will be interesting to see the transformation of a town.
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For additional information or luxury home listings in the Charlotte area Castle & Cooke communities contact Craig LePage, Broker, Realtor

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Lake Norman, NC - A Great Place to Move
Are you tired of the rat race, the horrible weather, the angry people, high cost of living and doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? If this is you…….it is time to make your move. Five years ago this was just what I was thinking. Remember that you only live once! Don’t miss out on what could be the greatest decision you have ever made. I’m speaking from experience. Not six years ago my wife and I were living that rat race life in the north east. I asked myself one night, “Why are we doing this?” Why are we living this life? After weighing the positives and negatives we decided that we could do much better living somewhere else.

The next question was where do we go? We could live anywhere we want. The things important to us were good weather, lower cost of living, nice people and plenty of things to do. After searching high and low we starting researching a place called Lake Norman, North Carolina. This place seemed to have it all; great weather, an hour from the mountains, 3 hours from the ocean, 20 minutes from Charlotte (NC), plenty of job opportunities and a beautiful large man made lake. My wife and I took a long weekend trip to Lake Norman and knew right away that this was the place. Two months later we moved to Huntersville and ever looked back.

The Lake Norman area really does have it all. Homes in the area start in the $120’s and range up over 5 million in some of the exclusive luxury lake-front communities. Some of the countries leading companies have moved to the Charlotte and Lake Norman area. Local industry includes Lowes Home Improvement Corporate, Bank of America, Wachovia Bank, BB&T, Irwin Tools, Rubbermaid, numerous NASCAR teams, Ingersoll Rand and a booming real estate industry.

Yes……! You can do it. Start the next chapter of your life by moving to the Lake Norman, NC area. I would say 80% of the people I speak with in the area have moved here from some other place in the United States. Somehow they have found this great place to live. Now you have too.

Contact Craig LePage, Broker, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty for additional information or listings in the Lake Norman area. Serving the Huntersville, Cornelius, Denver, Davidson, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville, Sherrlills Ford and Lake Norman area.

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Denver, NC Real Estate Update
Denver is just 25 minutes northwest of the city of Charlotte and is part of the Lake Norman southern shoreline. Part of one of the hottest Real Estate markets it really has is all! You can live on beautiful Lake Norman; you’re just 45 minutes from the mountains, just 3 hours from the ocean and best of all great weather. With the opening of the new highway 16 Denver is the new hot spot for development on Lake Norman. Denver is a great place to buy at a lower cost because it is still in the early stages of development compared to many of the other areas around lake. It will not be this way for very much longer. Denver has lake front property, golf courses, shopping and restaurants and is growing in popularity at a rapid pace.The average sale price of a home in the Denver area is $236,866. Homes are selling for 97.43% of the list price and are on the market for an average of 72 days.

Zip Code: 28037

Other Charlotte Area Standouts: (approx. 30 min. from Charlotte) The Home of most of the top NASCAR Teams, Charlotte Bobcats (NBA Basketball), Carolina Panthers (NFL Team), University of North Carolina/Charlotte, Lowes Motor Speedway.

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Contact Craig LePage, Broker, Realtor for more information or listings in the Denver, NC area.

Golf Course Communities, Waterfront Communities, Luxury / Custom Homes, Family Neighborhoods, etc.

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Prime Office Space in Mooresville
552 Iredell Ave

Four professional offices with conference room.

Totally remodeled building, All New inside and out.

Central heat and air, all new carpet and hardwood.

Newly paved parking lot

Class A space in high traffic area

This would be a perfect location for a law firm, accountant’s office, or any professional needing to project a high-level image to clients and the public.  3 of the offices feature mantles over the old (now covered) fireplaces. French doors open into the conference room, and the newly paved asphalt parking lot in the rear is connected via deck/walkway to the rear entry which opens into the reception area.

View more pics and see other properties at   http://theandertoncorp.com/

Craig LePage, Realtor, Broker Keller Williams Realty Lake Norman, NC

 

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Joy’s Serenity Point is a new luxury home development located off of Nantz Road in Cornelius. This small Lake Norman luxury community consists of 20 lots, some of which are lakefront. The home styles are inspired by the architecture of oceanfront estates and pricing starts in mid $700’s. Custom / Luxury Homes builders at Joy’s Serenity Point include Zande Homes, David Dibble Custom Homes and The Hoke Company.

If you would like to see home listings at Joy’s Serenity Point at Lake Norman contact Craig LePage, Broker, Realtor. Your Lake Norman Luxury Home Real Estate Specialist.

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Well…….Part of it at least. On Monday July 9th a section of the new Route NC 16 opened. This long awaited section of the new NC 16 Bypass has been delayed by everything from frost, sleat, rain to government. The new segment starts at the intersection of Route 73 in Denver and continues south to meet with the current double lane section of Route NC 16 that runs into downtown Charlotte and the new Route 485 Loop. Northern areas of the bypass are far from finished and will be remained unfinished until sometime in 2010. About 3 years from now. The plan calls for the connection Route NC 16 to be the major corridor between I-40 in Hickory and downtown Charlotte.

When completed the new NC 16 bypass will simply explode the real estate activity on the Denver, Catawba side of Lake Norman. In fact it has already begun to explode. Beautiful communities such as Cobblestone, Verdict Ridge, Pebble Bay and other are already benfiting from the new flow of traffic to this side of lake.

Other new communities like River Oaks at Lake Norman located at the north end of the lake are being built in places that were once thought to be too far from Charlotte. With the new bypass the communte should be less than 30 minutes.

River Oaks at Lake Norman is a new Luxury Home Golf Course and Waterfront Community just over the I-70 bridge in Statesville. This quite incredable plan for a luxury home community is currently on its way and is worth checking out. When completed it will include a private marina, waterfront club house with restaurant, year round pools, tennis facility, fitness facility, walking trails, waterfront luxury homes, waterfront luxury condominiums, newly renovated 18 hole golf course, golf course club house, snack bar, pro shop and golf course community luxury homes. The waterfront area will also include a village that includes public boat docks, restuarants, retail, class A office space and addition condominiums. This looks like it is going to be the real deal!

The Route NC 16 bypass will be a major artory leading into Charlotte for this new community. River Oaks is only 20 minutes north of Mooresville is you take Route 77 to I-40.

For additional information or home listings in Lake Norman contact: Lake Norman Real Estate Specialist Craig R. LePage, Broker, Realtor

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