Open House: 20205 Lola Circle in Cornelius

Lola CircleFirst time on the market! Gorgeous 1.7 acres with 330ft of Lake Norman shoreline! Enjoy fantastic, wide & unobstructed lake views all year. Natural sandy beach & private pier/dock also on property. This is 2 lots but is taxed as 1. Older home on property at no value. Not many lots like this left on Lake Norman!! Great Cornelius location & close to all modern conveniences. 


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Galway Hooker’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Cornelius

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Looking for something to do? Head over to the Galway Hooker for an all day celebration. Enjoy live music, wonderful food & good times. Festivities begin at 8am and don’t forget to wear green!

Real Estate Tips: Buying new construction? Yes, you need a Realtor®.

New Home for 2.25.14
With new home sales in 2013 up 16.4 percent over 2012, it’s clear that many homebuyers are considering new construction homes again.

And, since most new developments have an agent on-site, new construction homebuyers may wonder why or if they need a Realtor®. Let’s take a moment here to examine the question more closely.

Buying a home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s generally a good idea to have a Realtor on your team.

A Realtor will help you learn about buying a new home, find a builder in your target location and budget, help you explore the latest building trends and become a more educated consumer. When looking at new construction developments, a Realtor can help you find and compare different communities, builders and floor plans.

If you make the decision to go with a particular builder, it is the on-site sales agent, who works for the builder, who will help you make flooring and lighting selections and write your sales contract. Your Realtor will help you negotiate the contract, explain the process and be your advocate throughout the transaction.

Using a Realtor as your representative in this transaction won’t increase the price of the home, nor will not using a Realtor reduce the price of the home.

Before you close on your purchase of a newly constructed home, you, your Realtor and the builder will do a final “walk-through”, providing an opportunity to spot items that may need to be corrected or adjusted. During the inspection, your Realtor can advocate for you and ask the right questions about:

  • The operation of the house’s components
  • The buyer’s responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep
  • Warranty coverage and procedures

Buying a newly constructed home can be more complicated than it first appears. Representation by a Realtor gives you peace of mind, and an expert set of eyes to make sure that you get the home you expect and deserve.

Tony Jarrett
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Regional Vice President, Triad

Posted 2/25/2014

Real Estate Market: True Rebound or Brief Improvement…?

May/June 2010 Is this a true rebound or are we experiencing a brief improvement? Given the significant increase in activity in the Charlotte and Lake Norman regions, this is the question on everyone’s minds. Here are the stats comparing 2009 and 2010 through the end of April: Charlotte region closed sales as reported to the MLS are up 14.5%. Lake Norman region sales are up 32.4%. Certainly cause for celebration. Remember – we are comparing against what we perceive to be the bottom of the market in early 2009 and prices have just begun to stabilize. Activity has returned to 2002 levels. Pricing, while very specific to the neighborhood and the product is likely to be in that 2002 vicinity as well.  So, can we sustain the increased activity? I believe we can. Subject to consumer confidence, job creation and stabilizing prices, I believe we will see continued improvements. One interesting factor to consider – the inventory levels have not increased dramatically – thankfully so. Many homeowners find themselves with diminished equity due to the price declines of the recent past. With inadequate equity to move up, many are choosing to stay put. This helps to balance the market. One last comment on foreclosures, short sales and their impact on the market. 70% of foreclosures nationally are within 5 states. Fortunately, North Carolina is not one of those states. Foreclosures can certainly impact any micro market; they are not having an adverse impact on the overall market at Lake Norman or in the Charlotte region. Certain neighborhoods might be suffering but the overall market remains stable. As always, we welcome the chance to discuss your home and your neighborhood. Please call us or feel free to visit my website at www.LeeAnnMiller.com where you can search for recent sales in your neighborhood by using our map search.

October Home Sales Results Are In…

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 Carolina Multiple Listing Service (CMLS) recently released the results for the month of October, $20 million sold and $20 million closed for the Carolinas real estate market. Also, happy to report that the sales volume is up 129% (yes more than double) from October 2008 and closed volume up 44% from October 2008.  We think we are starting to see a turnaround.  It may be a slow & gradual rebound, but let’s be thankful for the rebound!

 

Contact The Lee Ann Miller Team today to begin your journey in this positive real estate market.

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Lake Norman Fun Facts

 

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  • Lake Norman’s deepest point is over 100 ft. and has an average depth of 25 ft. Full pond is 760 ft. (above sea level).
 
  • Lake Norman holds approximately 3,400,000,000 gallons of water, having the weight of approximately 13,600,000 tons.
 
  • Lake Norman’s shoreline measures approximately 520 miles, more than the coastlines of North and South Carolina combined.
 
  • Lake Norman got it’s name from former Duke Power president Norman Cocke and is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina, and covers approximately 32,475 acres and is the larger than the Sea of Galilee.
 
  • Lake Norman is bordered by 4 counties: (1) Mecklenburg, which was named for the home province of King George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte; (2) Catawba, which was named for the Catawba Indians, who actually called themselves Eswataroa (meaning great river); (3) Lincoln, named for Benjamin Lincoln; and (4) Iredell named for James Iredell, who never saw the county.
 
  • During the Revolutionary War, a battle was fought on February  1st 1781 at almost the exact spot where the Cowan’s Ford Dam now sits. Militia General William Lee Davidson, for whom Davidson College is named, was killed in the battle.
 
  • The groundbreaking for Cowan’s Ford Dam was held on September 28th 1959. Governor Terry Sanford was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the completed dam five years later on September 29th 1964.
 
  • The first metal bridge to span the Catawba River, in this area, was built by James W. Brown & B.A. Troutman of Mooresville. They completed the bridge in 1911 and it was located about ¼ of a mile downstream from the present NC Hwy 150 bridge.
 
  • Talk about planning ahead, James B. Duke’s associates began purchasing Catawba Valley bottomland in 1901 to prepare for future power generation.
 
  • Had Lake Norman not been in place, there probably would have been a flooding of the Catawba River Valley in 1970. Severe flooding did occur in 1916 and 1940.
 
  • The Catawba River froze solid enough for horse-drawn wagons to cross on November 27th 1886 and January 19th 1887.
 
  • There have been several unusual sightings around Lake Norman, including a  mysterious cat-like creature known as the Wampus, UFO’s, man sized catfish and an alligator or two.
 

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Real Estate: 14501 Hwy 73 -Huntersville, NC

Exclusive Waterfront                                      click here for additional information and photos     HOUSE INFORMATION:  Rare find! Transitional waterfront home on 1.3 acres with the option to purchase an additional 1.2 acres for a rare Estate on Lake Norman. View miles of water views from the sandy beach or from extensive porches & terraces. Tree lined entrance to home for extra privacy. Wonderful home for entertaining inside or out. Home completely redone in 1987 with less than 5% of original home used. Light hardwood floors offset the rest of the warm colors throughout home and the granite countertop in the Kitchen. Spacious Great Room offers sitting area, dining area, Library loft, access to screened porch or terrace and breathtaking views of the lake. The large 8ft circular window is the focal point of the Great Room and is located in the Library loft. The perfect spot to relax and read a book. Secluded main level Owner’s Suite insures a peaceful night’s sleep with its picturesque lake views. Owner’s Suite also features a separate sitting area with fireplace & private access to rear terrace. Lake level offers a second Great Room or Recreation Room, second dining area, Kitchenette (or wet bar), two bedrooms & home office space. If you love to spending time reading or relaxing after a long day of work, then this is the home for you. Imagine getting to do both while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Lake Norman from your fabulous screened porch or many terraces & patios. Great location with easy access to Charlotte, Cornelius, Denver, Birkdale, restaurants & more!
PROPERTY LOCATION: Street: 14501 Hwy 73                                                      
Subdivision: None
Tax Location / Zip: Huntersville/ 28078
MLS Area: 13-4
  LISTING INFO:                    Status: Active
Category: Single Family            
MLS: 2016110
Price: 704-896-5141
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Northern Mecklenburg: Lake Norman

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Long-time residents can see change all over the Charlotte area. But evidence of that change is perhaps most striking in the Lake Norman area, some 25 miles north of Charlotte. Thirty years ago, the lakecreated by Duke Power Co. (now Duke Energy)was a real hideaway. Surrounded by fishing shacks and old mobile homes, and accessible by winding, often unpaved roads, the lake was a weekend getawaybut nothing more. Then I-77 came through the territory and brought people along with its ribbon of pavement. You still can find some of those fishing shacks and weekend residents. But today, more and more folks live the vacation lifestyle year-round, with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby and direct access to jobs in Uptown Charlotte, University City, the airport area or even north Mecklenburg. At the heart of it all is Lake Norman, with shoreline stretching 520 miles through four counties: Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba. It’s often referred to as the Inland Sea. When Charlotteans refer to the Lake Norman area, they usually mean the area north of the Harris Boulevard/I-77 interchange, which includes Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson in Mecklenburg County and the southern tip of Iredell County, which encompasses Mooresville and its shoreline. Growth has been huge, with some 80,000 people living here now. Because lake dwellers like their area so much, civic and government leaders are working hard to develop long-term plans and regulations to protect the small-town atmosphere. Along the way, some are coming up with some creative ideas, including several new urban communities. Developers are increasingly seeing the promise in rehabbing old mills and downtown buildings to create unusual offices, retail centers and even residential complexes. North Mecklenburg has three incorporated towns: Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. All have seen tremendous residential growth, and all are home to some thriving businesses. Davidson also is a college town, home to highly regarded Davidson College, which adds an ivy-league atmosphere to the community. Shopping Near the I-77/I-485 interchange, NorthLake Mall opened in 2005 with 150 specialty stores and anchors Dillard’s, Belk, Hecht’s, Dick Sporting Goods and a 14-screen cinema megaplex. The 1.1 million-square-foot facility brings thousands of new jobs to the area. Lake shoppers now can browse unique boutiques, quaint village shops, upscale specialty stores and national chains such as Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Stein Mart, Kohl’s and Old Navy. Several Charlotte specialty retailers have opened second sites at the lake, as have a number of restaurants. Birkdale Village, a new, 52-acre mixed-use development in Huntersville off Sam Furr Road, offers more than 60 stores and restaurants including Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes and Noble, and a 16-screen movie theater. Across the street is the 18 hole golf course & the popular Birkdale neighborhood. Health Care NorthCross has a thriving medical community, with many physicians’ offices and outpatient surgery centers. In 2004, Presbyterian Hospital opened its Huntersville hospital on Gilead Road. Recreation If you choose not to live on the lake, or you live there but don’t have access to the lake in your community, you’ll want to take advantage of the many waterfront parks and public-access areas. Jetton Park, Blythe Landing and Ramsey Creek Park in the Cornelius/Huntersville area offer boat launching ramps, paved bike and walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and athletic fields, fishing piers and sandy beaches. Golfers have no shortage of links to test their mettle. From Birkdale’s Arnold Palmer-designed course to Northstone’s P.B. Dye course to Muirfield, Mallard Head and The Point (just over the line in Iredell County), there are plenty of courses for weekend duffers and serious competitors alike.

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The Peninsula Golf & Country Club

Cornelius, North Carolina

     

 The Peninsula Club boasts an 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones, one of the country’s leading golf course architects. The course offers a challenge to players of all skill levels. The classic layout blends into the natural terrain, sixteen holes feature lake views with many playing over or along the water.

The Peninsula has hosted LPGA events, USGA events, and AJGA events. Golf amenities include a practice facility with multiple putting and chipping areas, a fully stocked golf pro shop and full service locker rooms.

                   

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