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Monroe NC Real Estate Market--Year 2015 First Half

Monroe NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half 

How did the Monroe NC real estate market fare in 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Monroe NC real estate market from 2008 through 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.   Click here to search Monroe NC homes for sale.

 

How many homes sold in Monroe in the first half of 2015?

The first half of the 2015 market was strong  with 204 single family closings. 

Were home prices up or down in 2015?

At $154,900, the median closed price was 9.6% higher than 2014 and the highest since 2007.

How long were Monroe homes on the market in 2015? 

Homes sold faster in Monroe in 2015.  Median days on market this year is 87, a 20% decrease from 2014. 

What was the Monroe condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

Fourteen townhomes and condos sold in 2014 at a median closed price of $148,000.

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Monroe is still a good place to find foreclosures and short sales although the numbers continue to decline.  Distressed sales accounted for approximately 13% of the 2014 market.

Were there many new homes built in Monroe in 2015?

New home construction accounted for approximately 13% of all sales in the first half of 2015.

What were the top selling neighborhoods in Monroe?

The top neighborhoods were  St Johns Forest,  Lexington Commons,  Glendalough, Colonial Village and Stewart Park.

Single Family Homes in Monroe NC

Monroe Single Family Homes Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2013 Year 2014 Year 2015 First Half
Median Sales Price $141,500 $121,950 $128,000 $113,950 $106,750 $121,500 $140,000 $154,900
Number of Homes Sold 248 200 173 234 338 367 405 204
Median Days on Market 38 48 83 91 70 80 110 87

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Monroe NC

Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 151 74%
New Construction 27 13.2%
Foreclosure 24 11.7%
Short Sales 2 1.1%

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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$300,000-$500,000

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Monroe NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Monroe NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half*

Stallings NC Real Estate Market Report--Year 2015 First Half

Stallings NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half 

How did the Stallings NC real estate market fare in the first half of 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Stallings NC real estate market from 2008 through 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.   Click here to search Stallings NC homes for sale.


 

How many homes sold in Stallings in 2015?

Ninety seven homes sold in the first half of 2015. 

Were home prices up or down in 2015?

The median closed price of $252,900 was up 5.6% from 2014 and the highest since 2007.

How long were Stallings homes on the market in 2015? 

Stallings homes sold more more quickly in the first half of the year.  Median days on market last year was 58 down 19.4% from 2014. 

What was the Stallings condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

Eight townhomes and condos sold in the first half of 2015 at a median closed price of $124,700.

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Less than 5% of sales were distressed sales.

Were there many new homes built in Stallings in 2015?

The Carolina Multiple Listing Service listed fourteen new home closings for Stallings.

What were the best selling neighborhoods in the first half of 2015?

The Courtyards at Weddington, Shannamara, Fairhaven and Chestnut Oaks were the top neighborhoods.

Single Family Homes in Stallings NC

Stallings Single Family Homes Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year
2013
Year 2014 Year 2015 First Half
Median Sales Price $227,490 $193,000 $197,165 $199,495 $198,000 $206,000 $239,401 $252,900
Number of Homes Sold 161 125 95 88 123 148 166 97
Median Days on Market 34 38 85 113 83 49 72 58
Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Stallings NC

Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 79 81.4%
New Construction 14 14.4%
Foreclosure 2 2.1%
Short Sales 2 2.1%

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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$100,000-$300,000

$300,000-$500,000

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Stallings NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Stallings NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half*

Weddington NC Real Estate Market Report--Year 2015 First Half

Weddington NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015  First Half 

How did the Weddington NC real estate market fare in the first half of 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Weddington NC real estate market from 2008 through 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.  Click here to search Weddington NC homes for sale.

 

How many homes sold in Weddington in 2015?

There were 62 single family closings in the first half of 2015. 

Were home prices up or down in 2015?

At $478,500, the median closed price was 8.8% lower than 2014. 

How long were Weddington homes on the market in 2015? 

Median days on market last year was 122, about the same at 2014.  

What was the Weddington condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

There are no condominiums or townhomes in Weddington.

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Distressed sales continued to decline in 2015 representing about 5% of the marketplace.

Were there many new homes built in Weddington in 2015?

New home construction accounted for a third of the market.

What were the top selling neighborhoods in the first half of 2015?

 Lake Providence, Lake Forest Preserve, and Highgate were the most active neighborhoods.

Single Family Homes in Weddington NC

Weddington Single Family Homes Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year
2013
Year 2014 Year 2015 First Half
Median Sales Price $567,917 $500,000 $475,000 $412,500 $415,000 $456,000 $525,000 $478,500
Number of Homes Sold 72 58 90 89 100 108 107 62
Median Days on Market 31 68 103 89 79 75 123 122

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Weddington NC

Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 37 59.6%
New Construction 21 33.8%
Foreclosure 3 4.8%
Short Sales 1 1.8%

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Weddington NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Weddington NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half*

Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report--Year 2015 First Half

Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half 

How did the Waxhaw NC real estate market fare in 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Waxhaw NC real estate market from 2008 through the first half of 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.   Click here to see all Waxhaw NC homes for sale.

 

How many homes sold in Waxhaw in  the first half of 2015?

The 2015 market has been strong  with 148 single family closings. 

Were home prices up or down in 2015?

The median closed price rose to $325,365.  This was an 4.9% increase over 2014.  The 2015 median closed price was higher than any year since 2007.

How long were Waxhaw homes on the market in 2015?

Homes are selling slightly quicker in 2015.   Median days on market are 74 days.

What was the Waxhaw condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

Ten townhomes sold at a median sales price of $168,500.

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Distressed sales continued their downward trend representing less than 5% of the marketplace.

Were there many new homes built in Waxhaw in 2015?

New home construction is significant at 31% of all sales.

Which neighborhoods had the most sales in 2015?

The top selling neighborhoods were The Oaks on Providence, Quellin,  Millbridge, Lawson, Kingston on Providence, and Cureton.

Single Family Homes in Waxhaw NC

Waxhaw Single Family Homes Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year
2013
Year 2014 Year 2015 First Half
Median Sales Price $312,725 $260,000 $254,597 $235,000 $270,679 $261,000 $310,000 $325,365
Number of Homes Sold 184 159 172 183 277 321 393 148
Median Days on Market 26 43 98 81 62 61 78 74

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Waxhaw NC

Waxhaw NC Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 94 63.5%
New Construction 47 31.7%
Foreclosure 5 3.3%
Short Sales 2 1.5%

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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$100,000-$300,000

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Waxhaw NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Waxhaw NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half*

Indian Trail NC Real Estate Market Report--Year 2015 First Half

Indian Trail NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015  First Half 

How did the Indian Trail NC real estate market fare in 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Indian Trail NC real estate market from 2008 through the first half of 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.   Click here to search Indian Trail NC homes for sale.

 

How many homes sold in Indian Trail in the first half of 2015?

The 2015 market has been strong  with 269 single family closings. 

Were home prices up or down in 2015?

Home prices increased 4.3% over 2014 prices.  The median closed price was $214,000, higher than any year since 2007.

How long were Indian Trail homes on the market in 2015?

Homes were on the market approximately 76 days, similar to 2014. 

What was the Indian Trail condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

Six townhomes sold at a median sales price of $146,500.

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Foreclosures were down significantly from previous years accounting for less than 5% of the market.

Were there many new homes built in Indian Trail in 2015?

New home construction accounted for 18% of the market in 2015.

What were the best-selling neighborhoods in Indian Trail in 2015?

The Enclaves at Crismark,  Bonterra, Fieldstone Farm, The Enclaves at Crismark and  Brandon Oaks are the top  neighborhoods of the first half of 2015.

Single Family Homes in Indian Trail NC

Indian Trail Single Family Homes Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year
2013
Year 2014 Year 2015 First Half
Median Sales Price $181,250 $169,200 $154,900 $155,597 $165,000 $179,000 $205,000 $214,000
Number of Homes Sold 326 314 217 294 378 489 505 269
Median Days on Market 41 40 92 77 78 56 75 76

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Indian Trail NC

Indian Trail NC Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 207 76.9%
New Construction 50 18.5%
Foreclosure 7 2.6%
Short Sales 5 2%

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Indian Trail NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Indian Trail NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half*

Mint Hill NC Real Estate Market Report--Year 2015 First Half

Mint Hill NC Real Estate Market Report—Year 2015 First Half 

How did the Mint Hill NC real estate market fare in 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Mint Hill NC real estate market from 2008 through the first half of 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.   Click here to search Mint Hill NC homes for sale.

 

How many homes sold in Mint Hill from January through June 2015? 

One hundred sixty eight homes closed during this period. 

What was the median price of 2015 home sales?

Home prices increased dramatically in 2015 with the median price up 9% over 2014.  The median price of $260,275 was higher than any year since 2007.

How long were Mint Hill homes on the market in 2015?

Homes were on the market about the same length of time as last year.  Median days on market was 108 days. 

What was the Mint Hill condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

Six townhomes sold in 2015.  The median sales price was $178,000.  

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Foreclosures and short sales accounted for 6.6% of the market.  This is a smaller portion of the market than during the recession years when distressed sales were often 30% of the marketplace.

Were there many new homes built in Mint Hill in 2015?

New homes represented almost a quarter of the market last year.  Most homes sold were resales. 

What were the top-selling neighborhoods in Mint Hill this year?

Summerwood,  Olde Sycamore, Farmwood, Fairington Oaks, The Oaks at Oxfordshire and Versage have had the most sales so far this year.

Single Family Homes in Mint Hill NC

Mint Hill Single Family Homes Year
2008
Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2013 Year 2014 Year 2015 First Half
Median Sales Price $258,500 $218,495 $195,545 $177,000 $185,764 $222,500 $238,750 $260,275
Number of Homes Sold 194 152 176 155 192 248 278 168
Median Days on Market 26 41 103 80 101 77 110 108

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Mint Hill NC

Mint Hill NC Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 119 70.8%
New Construction 38 22.6%
Foreclosure 9 5.3%
Short Sales 2 1.3%

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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$100,000-$300,000
$300,000-$500,000
$500,000-$750,000
$750,000+

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Mint Hill NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Mint Hill NC Real Estate Market Report--Year 2015 First Half*

Matthews NC Real Estate Market Report--First Half 2015

Matthews NC Real Estate Market Report—First Half 2015 

How did the Matthews NC real estate market fare in the first half of 2015 and how does it compare with previous years?  The tables below compare the Matthews NC real estate market from 2008 through 2015.  The results of the tables are explained in the frequently asked questions that follow.   Click here to see all Matthews NC homes for sale.

 

How many single family homes sold in Matthews in January through June 2015?

One hundred fifty three homes closed during this period. 

Were home prices up or down in the first half of 2015?

Home prices increased.  The median closed price was $233,500, an increase of 8.6% over 2014.  The 2015 median price was higher than any year since 2007.

How long were Matthews homes on the market in 2015?

Homes spent less time on the market this year.  Median days on market was 57 days down from 78 days in 2014. 

What was the Matthews condominium and townhome market like in 2015?

Twenty townhomes sold in the first half.  The median sales price was $187,750.  Median days on market was 52 days.

Were distressed sales a big factor in the 2015 market?

Foreclosures and short sales were only 4% of the marketplace in the first half.  This is a smaller portion of the market than during the recession years when distressed sales were often 30% of the marketplace.

Were there many new homes built in Matthews in 2015?

Matthews hasn’t had much new construction in 2015.  New homes were only 3.2% of the closed sales.  Most homes sold were resales. 

Which neighborhoods had the most home sales in 2015?

The top-selling neighborhoods in 2015 are  Matthews Estates,  Brightmoor, Sardis Forest, Greygate, Trade Street Towns and Bella Sera Villas.

Single Family Homes in Matthews NC

Matthews Single Family Homes Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year  2013 Year 2014 Year 2015  First Half
Median Sales Price $224,450 $198,000 $208,250 $210,000 $183,250 $210,000 $215,000 $233,500
Number of Homes Sold 228 178 172 184 254 272 300 153
Median Days on Market 32 46 89 115 77 61 78 57

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Types of Closed Sales in Matthews NC

Matthews NC Sales Types Number of Closed Sales Percentage of Closed Sales
Resale 142 92.8%
New Construction 5 3.2%
Foreclosure 6 4.0%
Short Sales n/a n/a

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Service

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$100,000-$300,000

$300,000-$500,000

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Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Matthews NC Real Estate Agent.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Matthews NC Real Estate Market Report—First Half 2015*

2015-2016 Union County NC Property Tax Rates and Tax Bills

Union County property owners may find some surprises when they open their property tax bills this year.  Some will be pleasantly surprised; others not so much.  The reason:  Union County released new assessed values as of January 2015 for every parcel in the county.  Since no reassessment of property values had been done since 2008, a peak year for values prior to the recession, the 2015 assessment showed an overall decline in the value of county real estate.  Many property owners saw lower assessed values.

A homeowner’s tax bill is determined by multiplying the tax rate set by the county commissioners each year times the assessed value of the property.  While the tax rates have risen in recent years, lower assessed values may offset these increases for some property owners.

 

August is the month when  property tax bills hit the mailboxes.   The tax bill may also include some fees, such as fire district fees and storm water fees.  There are no separate taxes or fees for the school system.

If a property is located within one of Union County’s small towns, the property owner will also receive a tax bill from the municipality.  The lone exception to municipal taxes in Union County is the Town of Hemby Bridge, which levies no property taxes.

While county and municipal tax bills are issued in August, the bills are not due until the beginning of January.  Most homeowners or their lenders if they are escrowing for taxes pay their tax bills in November/December.  The current tax bill covers July 2015 through June 2016.

How much are the 2015-16 property taxes in Union County and its small towns?

The table below shows how much a homeowner could expect to pay in 2015 for a property assessed at $200,000.  The amount shown for municipalities includes county taxes.

Tax District
Annual Taxes for $200,000 Home

Unincorporated Union County
$1552

Marvin
$1652

Monroe
$2724

Waxhaw
$2272

Indian Trail
$1922

Stallings
$1982

Weddington
$1656

Lake Park
$2012

Wesley Chapel
$1584

To learn more about Union County property taxes, visit the Union County website.

Want to know more about real estate and living in Union County NC and its small towns?  Request a free Union County NC relocation package.

Copyright 2015.  Carol Fox.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *2015-2016 Union County NC Property Tax Rates and Tax Bills*

Matthews NC Homes for Sale--3805 Cameron Creek Drive

Five bedroom home with lush landscaping
Five Bedroom Home with Master on Main

• 3,120 sq. ft., 3 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story - MLS $275,000

 -  A beautiful lot with lush landscaping. A meticulously maintained interior with flowing open spaces. A wonderful floor plan with big rooms and space for extended family living. Welcome to 3805 Cameron Creek Drive in Weddington Ridge.

Step inside the front door and you'll find soaring spaces. The two-story foyer has an open staircase that overlooks the living and dining room. New carpet freshens the staircase and main level of this home. Entertaining is easy in this home. Imagine a party in the formal living and dining areas of this home. Guests have plenty of space in these open rooms for mingling and dining. A beautiful oiled bronze chandelier is the focal point of the formal dining room. Abundant wall space in the living and dining areas provides an opportunity for multiple large pieces of furniture.

A spacious great room at the back of the house is open to the kitchen. A large window and atrium doors overlook the beautifully landscaped backyard. You'll find a true cook's kitchen in the heart of this home. Beautiful warm wood cabinetry lines three sides of the room. Ample counter space is available for food preparation. A breakfast bar has space for snacking and conversation with the cook. The double stainless steel sink has a new faucet. A beautiful decorative pendant light illuminates bar and sink area. Appliances include a dishwasher, stove, microwave and refrigerator.

Watch the birds while you have your morning coffee. The breakfast area is set into a big bay window that allows sunlight to fill the kitchen. The area outside this window is filled with azaleas and crape myrtles for pretty flowers from spring until summer.

A pretty powder room with pedestal sink is conveniently located near the formal areas and the kitchen. The mirror hanging in this room does not remain. A big laundry room with plenty of shelving is also located nearby.

The downstairs master suite is tucked into a quiet private corner of the house. This room has enough space for a sitting area. The house accommodates extended family living where in-laws can use the main level master and the rest of the family has four big bedrooms, two full baths and a sitting loft upstairs. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets plus a linen closet. In the master bath, you'll find a double-sink vanity, a separate shower plus a garden tub and a water closet.

Upstairs find a spacious loft area with enough room for seating several people for watching TV or playing games. The largest bedroom upstairs could also be used as a bonus room. Closets line completely one wall of this room. The other three secondary bedrooms upstairs all have deep walk-in closets and paddle fans. The upstairs includes two hall baths and a linen closet. The larger of the bathrooms has double sinks. Both have tub/shower combinations.

Dining, relaxing or conversing are all fun under the pergola outside the great room. The pergola has built-in seating as well as a dining bar. In the spring time, masses of yellow flowers drip from the vine covering the pergola. What a great private space to enjoy the outdoors! Lush landscaping fills the backyard. The backyard swing set remains.

You can walk to the community pool from this house. The Weddington Ridge neighborhood is also within walking distance of the Socrates Academy, a charter school. Two shopping centers nearby have two grocery stores and multiple restaurants and service businesses. Downtown Matthews with its farmers market, library, parks and greenway and community festivals is a short drive from the neighborhood.

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Price Reduced on 4504 Willow Croft Court in Reacroft

Reacroft, Charlotte  -  Announcing a price reduction on 4504 Willow Croft Court, a 2,510 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story. Now MLS $369,000 - .

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Stallings NC Homes for Sale--Price Reduced on 957 Blarney Court in Shannamara

Shannamara, Matthews - Union County  -  Announcing a price reduction on 957 Blarney Court, a 3,505 sq. ft., 3 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story. Now MLS $430,000 - .

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12122 Landing Place Lane in Providence Pointe is Sold!

Sold

Providence Pointe, Charlotte  -  The 2 story at 12122 Landing Place Lane has been sold.

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Charlotte NC Homes for Sale--4504 Willow Croft Court

Quiet cul-de-sac location
SouthPark Aea Full-Brick Home

• 2,510 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story - MLS $379,000

 -  A prime South Charlotte location and a quiet wooded cul-de-sac. Welcome to Willow Croft Court where you will find this pretty full-brick home tucked into the trees. This charming home has a newer architectural roof and a long driveway providing plenty of parking outside the two-car garage.

Inside you'll find soaring spaces. A Palladian window illuminates the two-story foyer while wood flooring warms the space. The main level of this home has two-story rooms or nine foot ceilings throughout. Wood flooring flows from the foyer into the formal dining room. Crown molding and chair rail with picture frame molding dress up this room. There's enough wall space for a china cabinet or other furniture.

The heart of this home is the great room where a two-story wall of windows around the fireplace allows views of the treetops outside. Imagine cozy winter evenings around the gas log fireplace. You'll enjoy the open floor plan of this home. The great room welcomes guests from the foyer while the loft area upstairs overlooks the room. The breakfast area and the kitchen are also just a few steps away for easy conversation and entertaining.

Abundant white cabinetry brightens the sunny kitchen. Imagine having your morning coffee in the breakfast area while watching the birds and enjoying the private backyard. A desk area adds household workspace while a walk-in pantry provides extra storage. Stainless appliances sparkle in this kitchen. A center island increases work space for the cook. The breakfast area includes a door to the deck. Enjoy pleasant views of the backyard while you work at the sink.

The master bedroom suite occupies a wing of its own on the main level. Another Palladian window and a tray ceiling with paddle fan add to the spacious feel of this room. It includes ample wall space for several pieces of furniture plus a sitting area. The master bathroom has double sinks, a tile shower with frameless glass enclosure plus garden tub with tile surround and tile flooring. A water closet and walk-in closet are found here as well.

The airy loft upstairs is a great place to read a book or work at a computer station. The second story includes two secondary bedrooms plus a hall bath upstairs with double sinks, a tile tub/shower surround and a tile floor. The bonus room can also be used as a fourth bedroom. This room has a closet plus access to great walk-in storage.

A spacious deck at the rear provides space for relaxing and outdoor dining. The backyard has a fenced area for pets or children. The big pie-shaped backyard extends beyond the fencing.

Reacroft is a small community of brick homes in a great South Charlotte location. Walk to Colony Place shopping center. SouthPark is a simple drive from the neighborhood. Uptown Charlotte is an easy commute as well.

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Stallings NC Homes for Sale--957 Blarney Court

• 3,505 sq. ft., 3 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story - MLS $450,000

 -  A beautiful stone wall built with Old World craftsmanship welcomes you to the cul-de-sac at 957 Blarney Court. Beyond the wall, you'll find a stately full-brick home in a quiet wooded setting. This home has an oversized two-car garage with plenty of space for a workshop.

At the covered entry, a handsome front door with leaded glass insert invites you to step inside. Sunlight streams into the two story foyer where warm wood flooring, a staircase with iron pickets and an upstairs overlook set the tone for the custom features inside.

A formal living room to the right of the foyer is the perfect spot to greet guests or spend a sunny afternoon reading. A large Palladian window with plantation shutters brightens this room with its custom crown molding at the tall ceiling, rich paint finish and wood flooring.

Rich custom finishes and beautiful wood flooring continue in the formal dining room. This room includes a large window with plantation shutters, crown molding plus chair rail with picture frame molding and a ceiling medallion that sets off the pretty chandelier. This large room accommodates a large table and has abundant wall space for other pieces of furniture. Store extra dinnerware and glasses in the butlers pantry just outside the dining room.

A beautiful stone fireplace with gas logs is the focal point of the great room. This is the place where you will entertain friends and family. The custom built-in entertainment center offers space for a big screen TV and audio equipment. This room is wired for surround sound.

The chef's kitchen is the heart of this home. You'll love cooking and entertaining here. Beautiful wood cabinetry including a desk area lines the walls. The island has a gas cook top with downdraft grill. Stainless appliances include a built-in convection oven, a microwave and the refrigerator. Recessed and pendant lights plus under-cabinet lighting make the quartz counter tops sparkle. A glass front cabinet allows you to display decorative items. This kitchen includes a tile backsplash, pull-out drawers and a lazy susan. The kitchen and breakfast area have tile flooring.

Imagine having your morning coffee in the wonderful breakfast room with bay window overlooking the backyard. A double tray ceiling with beautiful molding is the highlight of this area. A double pantry has ample storage space. Step outside for grilling on the deck.

The downstairs master suite is a luxurious area with a double tray ceiling with molding and accent lighting. Windows around the room provide light and views of the trees outside. The room is large enough for seating and large pieces of furniture. Feel like you are in a spa in the master bathroom. A custom stained glass window graces the wall above the whirlpool tub. Separate sinks are found on each side of the tub. The master bathroom includes a oversized frameless shower with seat, a walk-in closet and tile flooring. A french door adds interest to the room.

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Matthews NC Area Townhome for Sale--4211 Melrose Club Drive

Exquisitely maintained end unit
Exquisitely Maintained Townhome

• 1,169 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story - MLS $95,000

 -  Discover this beautiful home in Melrose, a small town home community in the Matthews area. This great location offers you convenient access to uptown Charlotte as well as South Charlotte plus the small town lifestyle of Matthews. A location deep in the complex provides the perfect quiet and private spot.

Pride of ownership shows in this wonderful end unit. Exquisite maintenance starts at the front steps where the owners have added pretty landscaped beds.

Architectural columns separate the dining room from the entry and provide interest in this area. A large bay window area adds space for a long dining table while filling the room with light. Note the wall space for additional furniture pieces. Gorgeous laminate flooring extends from the entry/dining room throughout the main level. A pass through from the kitchen allows the cook to capture front yard views and enjoy the conversation. Light fixtures in the town home have been updated.

White cabinetry with updated hardware brightens the efficient kitchen. You'll find plenty of storage and abundant counter space in the u-shaped room. Appliances include the refrigerator. The dishwasher was new in 2014.

Step down from the hallway into a spacious sunny great room. You'll find plenty of wall space in this room. Crown molding and an updated paddle fan plus the stunning floors make this a pleasant space. A large window provides a view of the outdoors from the great room. The door leads to the patio and a storage unit. This home has been freshened with new paint.

This townhome is perfect for roommates because there are two large bedrooms each with a full bath upstairs. A vaulted ceiling adds volume to both bedrooms. A full bath and walk-in closet complete the suite at the back. An oval window is a special detail of the bedroom at the front of the house. This suite also includes a walk-in closet and a full bath with tub/shower combination. Upstairs carpet was new in 2014. A laundry closet is located between the two upstairs bedrooms. The washer and dryer remain.

The patio is a great place to enjoy the private surroundings. The storage room provides privacy from the adjacent townhome. Melrose Townhomes amenities include a clubhouse with fitness center and pool. A home warranty is included with the sale.

Although the Melrose community is located in the City of Charlotte, it is just a few miles from historic downtown Matthews and close to the many shopping and restaurant opportunities along Independence Boulevard. Saturday mornings are fun in downtown Matthews where you can buy produce at the farmers market, stop in the library, explore 100-year-old Renfrow Hardware or jog along a two-mile greenway.

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