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  • Kicking Off 2017 With Higher Interest Rates

    The Charlotte real estate market has shown very few signs of the typical slow down that is typically experienced this time of year.  Normally, the market slows in January and February and then begins to pick back up again in March.  There does appear to…

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  • T’was The Night Before A W Realty Christmas…

    T’was the Night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The brochures were placed on the counter with care, in the hopes that the perfect buyer soon would be there. The sellers were nestled all snug…

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  • Looking Back and Looking Forward…

    Another year of real estate sales is almost over.  2016 started hot as the strong, year-end finish of 2015 rolled right into the new year.  Last year was a great year of continued recovery, yet the year over year home sales were up every month except…

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  • W Update: Holiday Decor Tips from Jen Wootton, Interior Designer!

    Thanksgiving is next week, which means the fall decorations will go back into hiding until next year, and winter holiday decorations will start to make an appearance. Year after year, magazines, Pinterest and our next door neighbors seem to be raising the standard on stylish…

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  • Thankful for Our Clients and a Healthy Fall Market

    It is hard to believe that the 2016 holiday season starts next week.  Our W team is truly thankful for all the wonderful opportunities we’ve had to serve our clients this year and for the healthy real estate market we’ve experienced.  Over the past  thirteen…

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  • The Buying Season Begins

    Fall is in full swing and with it comes cooler weather, Halloween pumpkins, and the start of a few months of great deals in real estate.  Regulars to this blog post are learning how seasonality plays into the real estate market, specifically in Charlotte.  Each…

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  • W Update: Wesley Oaks Neighborhood Feature

                           Welcome to Wesley Oaks! For this month’s W Update we’re featuring one of the most desirable Waxhaw neighborhoods. Featuring a charming Tudor style clubhouse equipped with a fantastic playground and pool, Wesley Oaks is a must-see!…

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  • W Update: Let’s Talk Landscaping

    Yellow, brown, red, orange – the colors of fall will be arriving soon. As beautiful as they can be on the trees, most homeowners struggle with keeping those fall shades away from their yard. We spoke with one of our preferred vendors, Heath Tinsley from…

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  • Charlotte Real Estate Market Is Booming Yet Balanced

    Real estate prices have been consistently climbing in Charlotte since 2009.  This past summer the average price for a single family home hit $331,000 in Mecklenburg County which is up from the bottom of $241,000 back 2009.  That’s a $90,000 increase in average selling price…

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  • W Update: We’re going to Canada…

    Actually, we’ve already gone and are now back.  Although many Americans are threatening permanent residency there in the months ahead, we are here in Charlotte to stay.  But we did enjoy our absolutely amazing trip to the Canadian Rockies for our family vacation this summer. …

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  • Charlotte Real Estate Going On Sale This Fall!!

    Buyers get ready.  The 2016 Charlotte real estate market peaked in June at an average sales price of $331,000.  Prices are up about 10% over the same time last year.  But not to worry, because every year starting about now, our real estate market starts…

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  • W Update: Helpful Hints from W’s Closing Queen!

    Though we are well into summer, the Spring market frenzy is in the final stages of wrapping up. For W Realty Group, the spring and early summer months have been a busy time for all team members. As hectic as it may have been, the…

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  • Charlotte Real Estate Prices Hit New Record High

    2016 has proven to be a record year for Charlotte real estate as demand and prices have risen to new highs.  There is a seasonal effect in our market which leads to both demand and prices peaking during the early summer months.  Over the past…

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  • Home Sales in Charlotte Looking Similar to Last Year

    2015 was a terrific year for real estate sales in Charlotte and as 2016 nears the halfway point, this year appears to be shaping up to look just like last year.  The market is still defined by a lack of inventory which is driving low…

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  • As Summer Approaches Sales Likely to Slow

    The Charlotte real estate market has experienced another strong spring market.  Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer approaches, it is likely that the real estate frenzy in Charlotte will begin to settle down.  Each year sales typically peak in June or July which…

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  • It’s No Surprise, the Spring Real Estate Market is On!

    As a Realtor in Charlotte, North Carolina in April, there’s not much time for blogging.  The spring selling season is on and homes are selling quickly.  After years of evaluating the seasonal trends, it is clear that sales and prices generally peak in June or…

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  • Lack of Supply Defines Charlotte Real Estate Market

    The spring selling season is in full bloom in Charlotte.  Healthy demand and lack of housing inventory is leading to multiple offer situations on the majority of sales we’ve handled in recent months.  Its a terrific spot to be for home sellers and an extremely frustrating…

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  • Will Charlotte Real Estate Go Up, Down, or Sideways?

    We are already two months in to 2016 and we’ve come off another very strong year for real estate sales and prices in in the Charlotte area.  Lack of supply continues to define the market and appears to be driving prices upwards.  But after several…

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  • 2016 Starts Off Strong

    Happy New Year!  This year it hardly feels like a new year.  The hot real estate market from fourth quarter 2015 never took a break as it usually does this time of year.  Rather, the streak seems to have rolled right into 2016.  Aside from…

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  • How rate changes impact buying power?

    Yesterday the Federal Reserve increased the Federal funds rate by 0.25%.  This is the first time in nine years that the benchmark rate has been increased.  The idea is to curb inflation before it happens.  But what does this increase mean to home buyers and…

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