3419 Rea Forest Drive

Beautiful and open floor plan designed for ease, comfort and entertaining.  Large secondary bedrooms have large closets and treyed ceilings.  Dining room (15×14)transitions to a most enjoyable great room and Kitchen.  A very spacious and functional kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space for that gourmet in all of us.  Covered patio just off great room for those lazy evenings is just ideal.  Outstanding owners suite, bath and large walk in closet completes the look of this wonderful owners suite.  Very high ceilings accentuate the main living and entertaining area.  Bring you buyers and they can select colors, flooring and finishes.  Ideally situated & a short walk to Colony Place Shopping Center.  Builder to pay initiation at Windyrush Swim/Tennis. Minutes from Southpark and Uptown.

Listing Price: 434800
Address: 3419 Rea Forest Drive
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28226
Subdivision: Sheffingdell
Legal: L16 M49-363
Builder: Ashland Custom Homes
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2132903
Square Feet: approx. 2800
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 2013
Complete:
Tax Loc:
Model: Olympia
Zoning:

Approx. Acres: 0.18
Lot Description:
New Construction: yes
HOA Fee:
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Brick
Driveway:
Parking:
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: yes
HOA Mgmt:
Schools: Myers Park
Type: Ranch
Foundation: crawl
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: utility room
Floors:

4312 Jasmin May Drive

 

Great in fill community.  Ashland Custom Homes presents another superb home.    Open and transitional floor plan, large kitchen has center prep island, morning room, all flows into great room. Beautiful hardwoods in formal areas, granite & tile back splash, Buyer can select colors if they hurry.  Owners Suite enjoys a private sitting room and a glamor bath.  Large walk in closets too.  Outstanding secondary bedrooms with great closet space & plenty of windows. Bonus room/5th bedroom serves many purposes.  This wonderful home and community is a short drive to Southpark and Uptown.  Sheffingdell is a short walk to Olde Providence Elementary school and Colony Place shopping center.  Additional homes and home sites available to select from with this great builder.

 

Listing Price: 450000
Address: 4312 Jasmin May Drive
City: Charlotte
State: NC
ZIP: 28226
Subdivision: Sheffingdell
Legal: L18 M501 63
Builder: Ashland Custom Homes
Tax Value:
County: Mecklenburg
MLS # (if any): 2131229
Square Feet: approx. 3300
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): n/a
None Year Built: 2013
Complete:
Tax Loc: Charlotte
Model: The Shanewood 3
Zoning:

Approx. Acres: 0.20
Lot Description:
New Construction: Yes
HOA Fee:
HOA Phone:
Rooms:
Style: Transitional
Exterior Const: Brick
Driveway: concrete
Parking: 2 car garage
Aprx Lot Dim:
Primary Residence:
Subject to HOA: Yes
HOA Mgmt:
Schools: Myers Park
Type: 2 story
Foundation: crawl
Fireplace: yes
Laundry: 1st floor utility room
Floors:

Why Buying a Home is Still a Good Idea

Why Buying a Home is Still a Good Idea

If you think that there is no longer any benefit to buying a home, think again. Despite the mortgage crisis and the faltering real estate market, there are still plenty of good reasons to buy a home. Even as the economy continues to flounder and unemployment rates remain unbearably high, buying a house continues to be a smart move. Learn more about why it still pays to buy a home below.

  • Renting is Getting Costlier

In the old days; it was easy to argue that renting was more affordable on a month-to-month basis. In other words, monthly rent payments were often drastically lower than average monthly mortgage payments. That is becoming less and less true. In fact, it’s often possible to get a mortgage with a monthly payment that is significantly lower than the payment that goes along with the typical apartment lease. Renting isn’t always cheaper, and you could save a lot of money by purchasing a home instead.

  •  Interest Rates are at Record Lows

When it comes to buying a home, interest rates have never been lower. In recent months, they have dipped down to record lows. The overall expense of getting a home loan is, therefore, considerably lower than it used to be. The same is true about home refinancing. By refinancing right now, you could secure an exceptionally low interest rate that lowers your monthly payments by a significant margin. The real estate market may not be in great shape, but low interest rates mitigate a lot of that.

  • Housing Prices couldn’t be Lower

In just about every part of the country, housing prices have dropped precipitously. While that is bad news for the people who currently own those homes, it’s great news for people who are looking to purchase new homes. Prices are expected to drop a little lower too. They aren’t expected to start rising again for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean that you should wait. Thanks to these low prices, you can probably afford a nicer and larger house than you could even a few years ago.

  • Buying a House is Still a Smart Move

Whether home values remain the same or go up, buying a house is still a very viable option. Unlike renting, you will be investing your money in something that will provide long-term benefits. That is true even if you don’t end up making a lot of money when selling the house at a later date. As a homeowner, you will be able to call all of the shots when it comes to updating and remodeling your home. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had from owning a home, and there has never been a better time to buy.

Charlotte NC America’s #1 Place to Live

Charlotte has been voted America’s #1 city to live in by Relocate-America.com  I’ve been here since 1995, and have been visiting regularly since the early 80′s.  I would never have imagined that there would be so much to do in my adopted hometown, while at the same time keeping the small town feel and relative affordability to other areas.  Check out the links below and let me know what you think?  Agreement/Disagreement/Comments???

Charlotte #1 Place to Live

Charlotte Dethrones Asheville

I moved here 13 years ago with no job and a couch to sleep on in my aunt & uncle’s house.  Now I am raising a family and running a successful business in what is in my opinion the best city in America!

Can you get a deal on a home in Charlotte?

Many of my clients ask me-where can I find a deal?  Although the rest of the nation has seen markets decline, we have held steady on pricing.  That doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities out there.  One of the ways to get a home below market pricing is to buy a builder spec, or inventory home.  These are homes that are with begun with no particular buyer in mind, or if a sale falls through the home will go back on the market.  The day a home is finished the builder starts to eat away at their profit.  They have speculated on a sale prior to or very soon after the homes completion, and they are motivated to get the home sold at this point in the time line.  Builders will offer financing incentives, incentives for free upgrades at the design center, or just flat out discounts on the price.  They will also offer bonuses to buyers brokers who bring a qualified buyer.  As long as the builder doesn’t offer these “deals” on too many homes in the neighborhood, the average prices will stay up where everyone else bought and the buyer of the spec home will have effectively bought a home with instant equity.

 

Custom Homes in South Park Area by Simonini Builders

Charlotte Custom homesSimonini Builders has started selling homes in their latest community, Conservatory.  This intimate (30 homes), gated community is situated in the South Park area of Charlotte.  Custom homes feature exceptional architecture with distinct styling.  Plans include both upper level and lower level Master Suites.  All homes look out over the park-like center of the community, with areas for relaxation and open spaces.  Two grand gated entrances speak volumes about the neighborhood before you even arrive.  Prices start in the high $600’s.  The neighborhood is located at the corner of Park South Drive and Sulkirk Road.

To find out more about Conservatory, or any other custom builder in Charlotte, please contactSchwebel & Associates with Prudential Carolinas Realty at 800-617-2760.

Simonini Builders Announces New Project In Myers Park!

Simonini Builders, a trusted name in custom home building for over 30 years, has announced a new Charlotte area project.  Stephens Square will be located in the heart of Myers Park at the corner of Queens Road West and Selwyn Avenue.

The intimate community is limited to 10 stately City Residences, blending perfectly with the historic surroundings.  The traditionally inspired townhomes have been designed by Meyer-Greeson-Paullin.

Amenities will include private courtyards, elevators, 2-car attached garages, and a gated entry.  Sizes will range from 3,523 to 4,435 square feet.