Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Speeding enforcement crackdown in NC to target anyone going above posted limit

RALEIGH, N.C. -- How fast can you go on the highway without getting the attention of police? Anything under 10 miles per hour over the speed limit is okay, right?
Well, WTVD reported that the North Carolina Department of Transportation is ready to burst the bubble on the widely believed 9 mph cushion myth.
The governor's highway safety program is ramping up what's being called "Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine" speeding enforcement crackdown.
Apparently, there's a belief out there that if the speed limit is 65, officers or troopers won't pull you over if you're doing 1 to 9 miles per hour over the limit - a so-called buffer zone.
The DOT says that's not the case. Law enforcement says beginning Thursday, they'll target and ticket anyone driving above the posted speed limit.

What's ahead for Charlotte's commercial real estate market? Local experts weigh in

Panelists at Wednesday’s North Carolina CCIM Charlotte market forecast event agreed it’s hard to tell when the development boom in Charlotte will end.

The three — Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo; Louis Stephens, managing director at JLL; and Mike Ortlip, senior vice president at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital — say if the metro area were a baseball game, Charlotte is somewhere between the seventh and the ninth innings.

Mixed-use development was the biggest topic at Wednesday’s North Carolina CCIM Charlotte market forecast event.

But for the next six months, all factors point to continued growth — especially in the office and industrial sectors.

“When you think about how Charlotte is set up, the logistics are critical for us,” Ortlip said. 
“Highways, rail, the airport, anything we can do to facilitate growth and logistics is critical. The industrial market has really turned on in the last 18 months. Vacancy rates are tight, land is more expensive.

“I think industrial is the bright spot here in North Carolina,” Ortlip continued.

Stephens highlighted organic growth in the Charlotte office market, which he says is tightening — especially in uptown, where there are currently only seven office spaces available that are 50,000 square feet or larger.
“We are going to see a good 2016” for office, Stephens said. “We’ve set records for the past three years. Some deals are starting to fall out and pricing is at its peak.” But mixed-use development was the most-discussed sector of Charlotte real estate at Wednesday’s panel.

LiveWell Homes at Wellesley West, Now Selling from the $260's!

LiveWell Homes at Wellesley West, 
Now Selling from the $260's!
Now Open in Mooresville! 
Decorated model at 115 Bushney Loop, Mooresville, NC 28115
Hours: Sun-Mon 1PM-6PM, Tues-Fri 12PM-6PM, Sat 10AM-6PM 
Exciting News in Wellesley West
LIveWell Homes is excited to be building in Wellesley West, in Iredell County. Our home plans offer flexible home designs from 2,300 heated square feet to over 3,300 square feet.
Wellesley West Features:
  • Brick Fronts
  • 3-6 Bedrooms
  • Gorgeous Kitchens
  • Media Rooms
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Granite Countertops 
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Master Suite Down Plans Available
  • Large Homesites
  • Great Schools & Low Taxes
  • USDA Elegible (100% Financing!)
For More Information, Contact: 
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(704) 661-9966 

Report: Charlotte is a hot spot for residential real estate investment

Charlotte remains one of the nation's top markets for real estate investors, according to a new HomeVestors ranking published this week.

Dallas-based HomeVestors, a house-buying franchise, partnered with Cary-based Local Market Monitor to compile its quarterly report on top markets for real estate investing, identifying areas of the country that will have strong rental markets and where home prices are likely to rise over the next few years. The firms looked at which areas had a population growth rate above average, a current job growth rate of at least 2% and a low unemployment rate.

The Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord region ranked No. 6 in the firms' "Best Markets Top Ten List for Real Estate Investing for First Quarter 2016," which is up two spots from the fourth quarter of 2015. Atlanta landed at No. 5.

"Good job growth is driving prices higher in our markets, mainly in business services but also tourism (Orlando, San Antonio), finance (Charlotte, Dallas) and manufacturing (Grand Rapids),” said Ingo Winzer, president and founder of Local Market Monitor.

However, the report predicts that some of the top markets in states like Texas, Florida and California will be over-priced in a year and could present risk of a "boom and bust" in the future.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How Often You Should Clean Your House

Frances Haven Realtor Grand Opening!

Frances Haven Realtor Grand Opening 
BBQ Luncheon with Prize Drawings and Exciting Grand Opening Specials! Come See LiveWell's Newest Harrisburg Community.
BBQ Lunch served along with details of exciting Grand Opening Specials

Friday, April 29, 11:30am-3:30pm
Sponsored by Michael Pond with Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

8015 Frances Haven Drive, Harrisburg NC 28075

Grand Prize Drawing for a Char-Broil® BBQ Grill
Surprise Secondary Prize Drawings!
Inventory homes are under construction, and home sites are available to build. Tour our new, decorated model home and learn more!

RSVP by April 25
Michael Ingold at (704) 649-6781 
  • Full Brick Homes from the $300's
  • Prestigious Harrisburg Area
  • Built on Crawl Space
  • All Homes Include Rear Deck 
  • Wooded Home Sites
  • Highly Desired Harrisburg Schools
  • Convenient to Shopping, I-485, University City and Concord
  • Cabarrus County

LiveWell Homes' Cinco De Mayo Party!


DATE: Thursday, May 5th
TIME: 12:30 - 3:00pm
WHERE: 11330 Cedarvale Farm Parkway, Harrisburg NC

  • Fajitas, margaritas and Coronas
  • $25 Gift cards for first 10 Realtors
  • Grand Prize: Win a Margarita Machine!
RSVP Jayson Mack for details
704 - 254 - 4816 
Come see our exciting opportunities in Harrisburg and tour our decorated model home! 
More About Cedarvale Farms 
  • All brick construction
  • Low Cabarrus County taxes plus city water and sewer
  • Close to 485 and Concord shopping
  • New community pool!
  • Wooded Home-sites widely available
  • Great Schools: Bethel Elementary, Hickory Ridge Middle School, and Hickory Ridge High School

Monday, May 2, 2016

What Does It Mean To "Green" Your Home?

LiveWell Homes proudly builds there homes with energy efficiency and "green" methods in mind. Not only to help keep our environmental footprint as small as possible, but to help keep our homeowners energy usage low.  Check out Earth Day Network's article below! 
"There’s been a lot of talk recently about greener and more energy-efficient buildings. But what exactly does this mean for your average homeowner? And what are the best ways for people to “green” their homes?
According to the EPA’s report, Our Built and Natural Environments, one of the most effective energy-saving strategies is to install an energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in homes or buildings, which alone can reduce energy use by 30% to 75%. Another technique is to add insulation and windows that create a barrier between indoor and outdoor air and limit heat loss or gain. Moreover, minimizing artificial lighting can also reduce excess heat from light bulbs, which in turn lowers the energy demand for air conditioning. Energy-efficient lighting involves not just using better technology, but also minimizing the need for artificial lighting through daylight techniques. For example, incorporating skylights, solar tubes, and north-facing windows into the building design can illuminate the interior space without consuming electricity. Even just positioning spaces and furniture to maximize sunlight that enters the structure can help reduce energy consumption"...

Stunning 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Home For Sale in Rock Hill, South Carolina!

Stunning 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Home located in one of Rock Hill's most desired neighborhoods, Regal Pines. 

Regal Pines boasts 1+/- acre homesites with brick front exteriors and covered porches, side load garages and crawl space foundations. Regal Pines is also very conveniently located to supermarkets, shopping, restaurants, schools, and universities! Located in York County, you get low county taxes with well and septic. 

This home sits on approximately 1.28 Acre Home Site with 3,463 SF of Living Space, Gourmet Kitchen with all the bells and whistles, 2-Story Gathering Room with Fireplace, Upstairs Loft, and Owner Suite on Main. 

This gorgeous home is priced at $468,900.

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