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June 2016 – Sandra Godley, Broker, NC REALTOR®

Archive for June, 2016

Weekley begins first phase of South End townhomes

David Weekley homes has begun construction on the first phase of its new townhouse community in South End off Ideal Way near Mac’s Speed Shop. The community, to be called Central Living at Ideal Way, is a 21-residence for-purchase project for Weekley. That area of South End is historically mostly rental properties. The ever-increasing prices of land near Uptown is…

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A look at the desirable in-town Stonehaven neighborhood

Established in the 1950s, the Stonehaven neighborhood of Charlotte has become a popular community for its central location and proximity to Uptown, SouthPark and Cotswold areas of Charlotte. The Stonehaven area is located between Monroe and Sardis roads just west of Independence Boulevard (Highway 74). It’s bordered to the north by Rama Road. The southern border is roughly Charlotte Christian…

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Neighborhood spotlight: Villa Heights

The inner-ring neighborhood of Villa Heights has undergone quite the transformation in the last decade to become a desirable and affordable single-family home community close to Center City. Though close to popular NoDa (The Arts District), Villa Heights is its own entity with a different vibe. It may cover a small land area, but this neighborhood has a lot of…

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Sales, inventory up slightly for May

Home sales are up for the second month in a row for May amid still-low inventory levels, according to the monthly Charlotte Regional Realtor Association report. Across the entire Carolina MLS region, home sales rose 5% to 4,026 properties sold compared to year-ago May figures and rose 11.4% from April 2016. For Uptown, the average sales price rose 16% to…

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Report: Home sizes up, despite drop in household size

While the average American household has shrunk to 2.58 people, the size of single-family homes is growing, according to a New York Times report. This market trend is mostly being seen in new construction, where the average square footage is up to 2,687. Thirty-one percent of newly constructed homes are 3,000 square feet or more. The NY Times, citing Census…

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