Happy Early Thanksgiving!    

BRRRR it's definitely cold!  Hope everyone has a wonderful meal and get to spend quality time with family & friends!  For those of you cooking during the holidays here's some no no's for the disposal: 

  • Do not pour any grease of any sort down your drain. Wipe out the pan with paper towels or pour the grease into a can and dispose of it in the trash. Chasing grease with dish detergent is not enough to keep it from gunking up your pipes and garbage disposal. Not to mention the fact that rancid grease will start to smell bad if it lines your pipes. Not fun.
  • Avoid letting vegetable peelings or fruit peels down your garbage disposal. Carrot, sweet potato, russet potato, cucumber, etc., etc. They will jam up your disposal and get stuck on the sides of your disposal or your pipes. There was a trend for a while of putting lemon or lime peels down the disposal to freshen your kitchen with that citrus smell, but actually, those will also get stuck in the disposal, so don't do it.
  • Do not put meat, skin from meat, fat or bones down the disposal.
  • Don't put rice, pasta, oatmeal or grits down the disposal; they'll clog up your pipes.
  • Eggshells are a surprising no-no. They will also stick to the inside of your disposal.

     
If you're looking for a fresh start in a new home this year, we would love to help.
Please reach out anytime!



October Charlotte Market Update
In October, mortgage rates increased slightly from the three-year lows seen in
September. While the Federal Reserve reduced the federal-funds target rate by .25%,
this decline was widely expected and largely factored into mortgage rates already,
which are still approximately 1% lower than this time last year. Fannie Mae is predicting
that continued low rates, and possibly lower rates, are expected in 2020.

New Listings were up in the Charlotte region by 5.9 percent to 5,122. Pending Sales
increased 25.9 percent to 4,675. Inventory shrank 19.5 percent to 9,094 units.
Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 9.3 percent to $253,000. Months
Supply of Homes for Sale was down 25.0 percent to 2.1 months, indicating that
demand increased relative to supply.

As we begin the slower time of year for home sales, historically low mortgage rates will
continue to support buyer demand and may create additional lift to home prices as
excellent affordability gives buyers the ability to offer more to secure their dream home.
Throughout much of the country, the continued low level of housing inventory also
continues to constrain sales activity from where it would likely be in a balanced market.


Stats from Charlotte Regional Realtor Association
 

October
2018
October
2019
%Change
Homes for Sale 11,291 9,094 -19.5
Pending Sales 3,712 4,675 +25.9
Closed Sales 3,865 4,284 +10.8
Days on Market   50  48 -4.0
Average Sales Price $278,811
$305,890
+9.7
Months Supply of Homes   2.8 2.1  -25.0

Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the month of  October 2018 & 2019 for the entire Carolina MLS area. 
  
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Here's your November Home Checklist from HouseMaster

- Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

- Replace the batteries every year; replace detectors every 10 years

- Test sump pump operation and discharge

- Clean gutters of any leaves and debris

- Check to make sure downspouts discharge away from the house

- Buy winter weather supplies

- Clean range hood filters

- Check water softener and add salt if needed

Thank you for your business and Referrals
Of course, nothing is   appreciated more than referrals  so if you know of anyone looking to buy or sell please keep us in mind! We would be delighted to assist in any way we can. 
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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
www.guywardgroup.com                  Rose Lotz     704-609-9610    roselotz@yahoo.com 
                                                                 Alisa Conner   admin@guywardgroup.com             
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  6501 Rosemary Lane Unit 2, Charlotte, NC 28210, MLS # 3524471
$2,175,000
6501 ROSEMARY LANE UNIT 2
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Neighborhood: Sharon Hills
5 BR, 5.2 BA, 6,671 sqft
MLS# 3524471 | RE/MAX Executive


2219 Whiskery Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173, MLS # 3534706  
$1,175,000   Under Contract
2219 WHISKERY DRIVE
WAXHAW, NC

Neighborhood: Providence Downs
5 BR, 5.1 BA, 5,438 sqft
MLS# 3534706 | RE/MAX Executive


 
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$635,000
13203 COYOTE CREEK COURT
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Neighborhood: The Palisades
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MLS# 3523256 | RE/MAX Executive

 
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$592,000 Under Contract
417 ROBMONT ROAD
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MLS# 3552939 | RE/MAX Executive
 
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$550,000
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$529,900
6226 GOTHIC COURT
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MLS# 3561051 | RE/MAX Executive
 
3901 Blowing Rock Way, Charlotte, NC 28210, MLS # 3545354
$475,000
3901 BLOWING ROCK WAY
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Neighborhood: Beverly Woods
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MLS# 3545354 | RE/MAX Executive
1586 Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730, MLS # 3068361
$315,000
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   6146 Sharon Acres Road, Charlotte, NC 28210, MLS # 3545272
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6146 SHARON ACRES ROAD
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6663 Bunker Hill Circle, Charlotte, NC 28210, MLS # 3536177     
$259,900 Under Contract
6663 BUNKER HILL CIRCLE
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Complex: Olde Georgetowne
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 1,841 sqft
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    6847 Constitution Lane, Charlotte, NC 28210, MLS # 3565178  
$249,900 
6847 CONSTITUTION LANE
CHARLOTTE, NC

Complex: Olde Georgetowne
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 1,806 sqft
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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