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News – Sandra Godley, Broker, NC REALTOR®

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Foxcroft rezoning battle goes back to City Council

A contentious rezoning dispute between Alan Simonini Homes and Foxcroft residents will be back before Charlotte City Council as early as next month for a vote after being brought before the City Council for the second time at its February rezoning meeting. Simonini and Saratoga Asset Management are seeking to rezone more than 6 acres on Sharon Lane from zoning…

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NoDa Street Market signs DeeJai, brewery

A brewery, Thai restaurant and coffee house/pub are among the newest tenants added to the roster for the $2.45 million project under way in North Davidson. The market parcel, which will span the two buildings located at 3701 and 3629 N. Davidson Street, is about 1.25 acres. The entire project will encompass approximately 23,000 square feet of “industrial chic” space…

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Red hot restaurant going Uptown

JJ’s Red Hots will be serving up its tasty hot dogs and sausages from a new location at 400 S. Tryon next year. The Queen City’s self-proclaimed “hot dog joint” signed a lease for 1,500 square feet of space in space across from Romare Bearden Park. JJ’s already has locations in Dilworth and Ballantyne as well as a food truck.…

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Sedgefield land to remain undeveloped

A loss for real estate developer Pulte Homes is a win for the Sedgefield neighbors who want to see the green space remain in their community. Mecklenburg County commissioners voted in favor of asking Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to not sell the 3.7-acre plot of land for a townhome development, according to an Observer report. In addition, the commissioners OK’d purchasing the…

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Hart's Soda parking it permanently in NoDa

In October, Hart’s Soda Shop will add a family-friendly drink option to NoDa when it opens its brick-and-mortar location in the heart of the Arts District, according to a recent report. For more than a year, Hart’s has been whipping up tasty floats and sodas from its vintage VW Bus and popping up at food truck rallies and private events.…

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City Council OKs NoDa townhome project

  Thirty-five new townhomes will share the block with Heist Brewery after the Charlotte City Council approved on Monday the Saussy Burbank plan. The Charlotte-based builder submitted a rezoning petition with the city in April for 30 townhomes that will face North Brevard and East 33rd streets, flanking the block’s existing structures. The final plan for the approximately 2,200-square-foot residences…

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Report: June sales drop, sales prices climb

Even though Charlotte-area home sales dropped 3.3% for June over year-ago figures, it was not all bad news for the Charlotte area, according to the most recent report from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. Year-over-year sales dropped, but compared with sales figures for May 2016, sales were up 9.9%. The average sales price of a Charlotte home increased 8.2% to…

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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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