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New Homes Charlotte / Lake Norman Area
When moving to the Charlotte / Lake Norman, NC area you will have an endless number of choices when it comes to find a new home. As one of the areas leading Realtors I find that many of my buying clients that move here from out of state are quite shocked when they find out they have the option of purchasing a brand new home. I to was once one of those people. Many people that come from high population area such as the northeast have lived in houses that are generation’s old. With very little land left to build on in these areas, it is rare that new communities are built. When they are built they are priced very high or far away from peoples places of employment. Some people drive as far as 2 hours in order to commute to work in these areas.

The Charlotte / Lake Norman area is very new in terms of development. New homes and commercial spaces are popping up all over the place. All of the national production builders have set up shop in the area with multiple communities for people to settle in. Prices range from the $100k’s to the $500k’s for production builders and continue all the way up into the millions for many of the custom luxury builders. People are moving here from all over the country for a number of reasons. For starters the whether is fantastic, the economy is very strong and the development is new.

When searching for your newly built home there are a number of things one should keep in mind. Many builders in the area build Speculative Homes which are often referred to as “Spec Homes”. These homes are also called inventory homes. Inventory homes are new homes that are ready for purchase. If an inventory home is not sold by the time it is completed the builder has to carry the cost of the home until it is sold. Of course the builders do not like to do that so they will often discount the home or add some benefits such as paying some closing costs in order to sell it as quickly as possible. I just had a customer purchase an inventory home in Concord, NC that was marked down $50,000 and $2,500 in closing costs. They walked into $50k in equity from day one of purchasing their home.

Another way to get great deals on new construction homes is to purchase during what is called, “Pre-Sale”. Pre-sale is the time before any homes have been built in the community. When a builder starts a new community it is more difficult sell to customers because the customer can not see what the community will look like. They can only go by drawings and descriptive literature. This causes the builder to price the homes to sell in order to get the community off the ground. As the homes are sold prices will rise sometimes as much as $1,000’s per month depending how well the community is selling. The earlier you purchase the more equity you will gain. For example: If you purchase a new home during pre-sale it is not unusual to gain as much as 25% equity or more by the time the community is completed in just a few years. In order to find these communities in the early stages you must use a Realtor such as myself that is well connected with inside information on what is new in the area.

As a new home specialist I am well versed in negotiating with builders to get the most for your money. I know where all of the latest communities are being built and what communities have best inventory home deals. If you have an interest in purchasing a new home or building one from the ground up I would be happy to assist you in your search.

Many people often think that it will cost more money to use a Realtor when purchasing a home. This is not true at all. All homes that are listed by a Real Estate agent or by a builders have a commission worked into the marketing budget of the house. In a nut shell, the seller side pays the buyer agent a commission so that the buyer agent will bring them customers. If you do not use a Realtor to buy a home you will probably pay more for your home than you should. A Realtor will act in your best interest and make sure that everything goes smoothly including price negotiation, your offer to purchase, inspections and your closing.

If you would like additional information about the Lake Norman or Charlotte area please contact: Craig LePage, Realtor, Broker and Lake Norman Home Specialist or email me at EMAIL ADDRESS .

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Lake Norman Area HomeView over 40,000 MLS listings in the Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC area. Serving the Charlotte area with a focus on the surrounding Lake Norman cities of Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Denver and Cornelius. The median home price for the Lake Norman area is about $228,000. With North Carolina being one of the strongest growing states in the country, the Charlotte Lake Norman market ranks among the best in the state. Single family homes range from $120,000 to as high as $5 million in some of the exclusive neighborhoods on the lake. There are endless numbers of new home communities popping up everywhere you look.

Last I looked 36 new people move to the Charlotte area every day. You can definitly see that with all of the residential and commercial growth going on. If you drive down a road that you have not driven down in a month or two it is not uncommon to see multiple new buildings going up right before your eyes.

Why wouldn’t everyone want to move here? It is a great place to live. It is well worth checking out. If you would like additional information about the Lake Norman or Charlotte area please contact: Craig LePage, Realtor, Broker and Lake Norman Home Specialist or email me at EMAIL ADDRESS .

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Cobblestone Community - Lake Norman, NCDo to the large number of people searching for this gem of a community in Denver, NC I decided to post some direction and a Goggle Map but 1st here is a little information about it.

Cobblestone is a small upscale enclave / community that features 3 builders including Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders who built the majority of homes in the ever popular Walden Ridge Community in Mooresville. Homes are currently being built with a French Country and Transitional look and will range between 4000 and 7000 square feet.

Just minutes from the lake and the new route 16, Cobblestone will soon become a popular location for prospects looking for a small upscale community on the south side of the lake. Currently Cobblestone is about a 35 minute drive to Charlotte but will be somewhere around a 25 to 30 minute drive once the new route 16 is complete in a year or so. The Denver area is one of the hottest areas of development in the Lake Norman area.

Cobblestone homes are full brick, stucco or a combination of both. They are being built on large one acre lots and will range from the high $5oo’s to the $700’s.

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Directions:
From Charlotte take Hwy. 16 North to Denver.  Turn Right on Campground Road.  Turn Left on Catawba Burris Road. Cobblestone will be on your Right (just past the first entrance of Pebble Bay Phase IV).  From Mooresville, take Hwy. 150 West.  Turn Left on Slanting Bridge Road.  Slanting Bridge Road becomes Campground Road.  Turn Right on Catawba Burris Road. Cobblestone will be on your right.

you would like any additional information about Lake Norman area homes, contact Lake Norman Home Specialist: Craig LePage, Broker / Realtor of Keller Williams Realty, Cornelius N.C. 704-618-2412

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The Retreat at Latta Plantation
Early information has confirmed that Faison, a development company has purchased somewhere around 60 acres of land in Huntersville. In researching the exact location I believe it to be off of Beaties Ford Road near Hambright Road and backing up to Sample Road in Huntersville. If this were true the plat of land purchased would start around Hambright Road near Hopewell High School, go behind the Beaties Ford Memorial Gardens and end backing right up to Sample Road.

The Retreat at Latta Plantation will include around 70 3/4 acre lots at 130 feet wide. As far as I know the luxury home builders have not been chosen yet. Marquee Builders of Cornelius is thought to be one of the 2 or 3 builders that will be chosen for the project. Home prices will start in the $600’s and go up over $1 million. The look of the community will be very wooded and include nature walking trails.

If you would like any additional information about Lake Norman area homes, contact Lake Norman Home Specialist: Craig LePage, Broker / Realtor of Keller Williams Realty, Cornelius N.C. 704-618-2412

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Looking for home listings in the Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC area? You have come to the right place. Over 40,000 home listings at your fingertips. Just click the link, sign in and you will be searching in no time.

Lake Norman, NC is one of the nations leading areas to relocate. It’s great economy, strong job market, unbelievable whether and new development has given it national recognition. In addition to 530 miles of beautiful shoreline the Lake Norman area is just 15 minutes from the city of Charlotte, 40 minutes from the Mountains and just 3 hours from the beach.

If you are planning on relocating to the area now is the time. It’s a buyers market! Contact me with your home search criteria and I would be glad to perform an in depth search for you.

If you would like any additional information about Lake Norman area homes, contact Lake Norman Home Specialist: Craig LePage, Broker / Realtor of Keller Williams Realty, Cornelius N.C. 704-618-2412

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Lake Norman is 34 miles long and has some of the country’s most beautifully built luxury homes along its 520 miles of shoreline. Home to CEO’s, professional athletes and everyday people who just like to have fun in the sun, Lake Norman is quickly becoming one of the most popular places in the United States to live. If you have not been here it is worth the visit.

Luxury Homes around Lake Norman start in the $400’s and go well into the $Millions. Here are some of the Luxury Home communities I specialize in. Feel free to view the current listings. I would be more than happy to send you any additional information or even set up a personal viewing of the listings you are interested in.
Carolina Design Group

Luxury Home Communities at Lake Norman, NC

THE CHARLOTTE AREA LUXURY HOME COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

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If you are not in the market for a luxury home the Lake Norman area has homes available for everyone in every price range. Let one of the leading REALTORS® in the Lake Norman area find the home you are looking for. Craig LePage, Broker, Realtor®
If you would like any additional information about Lake Norman area homes, contact Lake Norman Home Specialist: Craig LePage, Broker / Realtor of Keller Williams Realty, Cornelius N.C. 704-618-2412

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