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April Charlotte Market Update
For much of the country, the first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather
patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with
low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering
from record lows - not to mention several more days of wintry weather in April - slower sales persisted across most residential real estate markets. However, buyers are beginning to return in force this spring. For well-priced homes in desirable locations, competition is fierce.

New Listings were down in the Charlotte region by 0.9 percent to 5,771. Pending Sales increased 11.1 percent to 5,324. Inventory shrank 8.7 percent to 8,928 units.
Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 5.6 percent to $253,500. Months
Supply of Homes for Sale was down 8.3 percent to 2.2 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply.

Although hiring and wage gains have been below expectations, the national
unemployment rate held firm at 3.8 percent. A historically low unemployment rate can
provide reassurance to wary consumers. But in order for sales to increase on a grand
scale, buyers will need more spending power, or sellers will need to reduce prices to
land where buyers are most active. Neither situation is likely to occur in 2019, and yet
inventory is straining to keep pace in the most competitive price ranges.


Stats from Charlotte Regional Realtor Association
 

April
2018
April
 2019
%Change
Homes for Sale 9,784 8,928 -8.7
Pending Sales 4,794 5,324 +11.1
Closed Sales 4,217 4,221 +0.1
Days on Market   53  57 +7.5
Average Sales Price $292,297
$304,996
+4.3
Months Supply of Homes   2.4 2.2  -8.3

Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the month of  April 2018 & 2019 for the entire Carolina MLS area. 
  
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 Tips for using flowers to boost curb appeal 

 
Buy a Color Wheel
Spend a few bucks on a color wheel at your local paint or art supply store to help you understand how different colors relate to one another. Choose flowers with colors close to one another on the wheel for a more harmonious scheme, or colors on opposite sides of the wheel for a complementary color theme. To really mix things up, choose three colors that are equidistant from each other on the wheel.

Use color to "enlarge" your yard or garden bed
A monochromatic color scheme can help create a feeling of spaciousness because the eye is not interrupted by other colors. To mix things up, add lighter and darker versions of the same color flowers.

Highlight Favorite Features
Have a fabulous front door? Draw attention to it by planting brightly colored or white flowers around it. Flowers can be an effective way to accent the architectural features you - and prospective buyers - love.

Use White
White can be the most attention-grabbing color in landscaping. White flowers and foliage serve as terrific focal points, make other colors look richer and create a sense of depth in a garden.

Don't Forget Green
There are so many vivid shades of green to use when highlighting your home. Combining different shades and a variety of foliage textures can add depth and excitement.

Anticipate Changing Seasons
Remember to plan for how the colors of the plants you choose will change with the seasons. Add in some year-round perennials so your yard is still vibrant when flowers wilt in cooler seasons.

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The Guy Ward Group                      Guy Ward     704-491-5373   guy@guywardgroup.com 
RE/MAX Executive Realty
2901 Coltsgate Rd                            David Reed  704-488-2073   david@guywardgroup.com 
Charlotte, NC 28211
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                                                                 Alisa Conner   admin@guywardgroup.com             
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MLS# 3491476 | 
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The Guy Ward Group  
Guy Ward
Guy Ward
(704) 491-5373 
 Guy@guywardgroup.com 
  David Reed   
   704-488-2073  

Rose Lotz
Rose Lotz  
   704-609-9610  

Alisa Conner