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Thank you all for your business and support during 2017. We look forward to serving you in 2018 and please keep us in mind for your friends, family and neighbors looking to sell or buy in the future. 

November Charlotte Market Update

The facts of residential real estate have remained consistent in 2017. In year-over year comparisons, the number of homes for sale has been fewer in most locales,
and homes have been selling in fewer days for higher prices. This hasn't always
been true, but it has been a common enough storyline to make it an overarching
trend for the year.

New Listings were up in the Charlotte region 8.3 percent to 3,707. Pending Sales
increased 14.3 percent to 3,487. Inventory shrank 18.1 percent to 9,024 units.
Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 6.4 percent to $223,375.
Months Supply of Homes for Sale was down 20.7 percent to 2.3 months, indicating
that demand increased relative to supply.

New tax legislation could have ramifications on housing. The White House believes
that the tax reform bill will have a small impact on home prices, lowering them by
less than 4 percent, and could conceivably boost homeownership. The National
Association of REALTORS® has stated that eliminating the mortgage interest
deduction could hurt housing, as the doubled standard deduction would reduce the
desire to take out a mortgage and itemize the interest associated with it, thus
reducing demand. This is a developing story.


Stats from Charlotte Regional Realtor Association
 

November
 2016
November
 2017
%Change
Homes for Sale 11,021
9,024
-18.1
Pending Sales 3,050
3,487 +14.3
Closed Sales 3,388
3,485
+2.9
Days on Market 60 54 -10.0
Average Sales Price $258,619
$270,957
+4.8
Months Supply of Homes 2.9 2.3 -20.7

Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the month of November 2016 & 2017 for the entire Carolina MLS area.   

 Did you know ? 

The NC Christmas tree industry is ranked  second in the nation behind Oregon in terms of production, with nearly 4.3 million trees harvested annually.  That's more than 20 percent of the natural Christmas trees grown in the US. Frazier firs are the most popular since they have a long shelve life and give off a good aroma.   

Charlotte was recently recognized as the #1 destination for millennials to relocate?  This is according to Business Insider based on the latest data available from 2015.

Plumbing Tricks

Prepare Your Garbage Disposal for Maximum Capacity

This is a very simple, inexpensive, three-step solution that you actually should do once a month to keep your garbage disposal smelling good and working.

Step 1: Pour a cup of baking soda and three cups of white vinegar down your garbage disposal. (Baking soda first, vinegar second.) Let it bubble away all that grime and gunk that has accumulated.

Step 2: Now mix a tablespoon of degreasing dish detergent (we like Dawn) into four cups of very hot (slightly cooler than boiling) water. Pour this down your garbage disposal to melt away any greasy gunk that is lining your garbage disposal, drain and pipes.

Step 3: Stuff two cups of ice cubes down your garbage disposal. Run cold water (full blast) and then run the garbage disposal. This will sharpen the blades.

Now your garbage disposal should smell and work better.

Important note: when preparing food and cleaning up after meals, make sure guests know not to put vegetable peels, turkey bits, grease, egg shells, etc. down the garbage disposal.

Prepare Your Dishwasher for Action

If you've got a dishwasher that has been underperforming or not draining all the way, take the time to clean out the basket in the bottom of the drain. Check the rinse aid level to make sure you've added rinse aid (it really does improve performance), and run two cups of white vinegar through (without dishes in it) to get it sparkling clean.

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