January 2017

Found 6 blog entries for January 2017.

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home or you’re considering buying the last house you’ll ever need, there’s a good way and a bad way to be a home buyer. Wait…there’s a bad way!?

Most home buyers don’t put too much thought into their role in the transaction, but if you put a little effort into being a “great” buyer you’ll probably save yourself time, money, and hassle. It’s true! Here are five ways you can be a good buyer and thus have a great homebuying experience.

Step One: Do your homework.

The best buyers are educated buyers! Of course, it’s your buyer’s agent’s job to ensure you’ve got all the information you need to make informed decisions, but the more knowledgeable you are about the market when you enter it, the less

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Just outside of the thriving metropolis of Charlotte, "main street" still exists. Many of Charlotte's best suburbs are actually best-kept secrets, offering a glimpse of simpler days and southern charm. We love strolling the wide sidewalks of our favorite downtown havens, ice cream in hand, smiling at passersby and soaking one of the best parts of living in Charlotte.

Want to live in an area that still has that "Main Street" vibe? These five towns near Charlotte offer the best of both worlds.

1. Davidson, NC

We've written before about why Davidson is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Charlotte metro. Downtown Davidson is literally the picture-perfect version of southern Main Street, lined with antique stores, clothing shops, and even a

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Happy 2017!

The real estate market in the Charlotte area is still hot, hot, hot, especially if you’re a seller. What trends are we seeing for real estate this year, and what do they mean for you?

“Surban” Development

Yeah, you read that right. We’ve written recently about an uptick in M.U.D. developments, but there’s something else afoot. Experts are calling it Surban – obviously a hybrid between “suburban” and “urban” and it’s basically the idea of dense, walkable communities in the suburbs. As more people look towards the suburbs for affordable, safe housing options, we’ll continue to see much of the mixed-use development growth a little farther from town.

Millennial Buyers

Millennials are finally back in the housing game. The

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Another year is under our belt, and 2017 is already off and running. With inventory levels still low in many areas across the country, including the Greater Charlotte area, most experts expect housing prices to continue to climb until more sellers enter the market to help balance out the supply and demand. According to the Carolina Regional Realtor Association's Monthly Indicators Report, "The overwhelming feeling about prospects in residential real estate for the immediate future is optimism. Real estate professionals across the nation are expressing that they are as busy as ever. There are certainly challenges in this market, like continued low inventory and higher competition for those fewer properties, but opportunities abound for creative and

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At Hendrix Properties, we've had a lot of amazing clients over the years. We think sharing their stories is a great way to keep you up-to-date on trends in real estate buying and selling, and help you understand some of the nuances of the real estate industry.
Thanks for reading! - Chad
 

Gloria and Vincent's Story:

I met Gloria and Vincent several years ago. Gloria found me on the internet like so many other clients do and wanted to go see a foreclosure in the northeast Charlotte/University area. She made an offer on the property and was outbid. Over the next few years, Gloria would call me to talk about a property she'd driven by or seen online, but she wasn't seriously in the market. Finally, this past summer after a couple of years of silence

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It's one of the terms du jour in real estate right now:
Mixed-Use Development.

You have have seen it abbreviated as "MUD" and you've almost certainly seen it mentioned in the news or in your local neighborhood meeting. But what does it mean, and why do there seem to be so many popping up in Charlotte?


Birkdale Village, one of the most popular Mixed-Use Developments in the Charlotte area

In short, a Mixed-Use Development is a feature of urban development that blends commercial, residential, social, and sometimes industrial uses into one congruent area. They're generally defined as being more pedestrian-friendly than other car heavy parts of town, and the most common iteration you see nowadays is a large commercial shopping promenade topped with

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