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Market Update: Closed Home Sales in Union County, NC up 40.8% YTD

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Maybe you’ve heard about how our local Real Estate Market is improving…here’s proof that the trend continues. A few highlights to note from the report above:

  • Closed Home Sales are up 40.8% Year-to-date from 2012 to 2013
  • The average Days on Market have decreased over 15% Year-to-date from 2012 to 2013
  • The Inventory of Homes for Sale in Union County is down 34.4% compared to March of 2012
  • The Months Supply of Inventory continues to decrease and is currently only 4.2 months – that’s a decrease of over 53% compared to last year!

The numbers above tell a story. We are definitely seeing the movement in homes that are priced to sell and also in a shortage of homes for our buyer clients that are currently searching. If you want help understanding what all the numbers mean and to see what this means for your home, give us a call or email our team today. We’d love to join you for coffee and chat about how we can serve you in all your Real Estate needs.

We’re here to help you navigate this active market!

~Starr
Ross-Haigler Group
4Hismove.com

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The Ross-Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty
Full Service Team of Licensed Real Estate Professionals servicing the region surrounding Charlotte, NC

Our Vision
The Ross-Haigler Group exists to achieve a higher standard in the Real Estate industry by: continually exceeding our client’s expectations, treating others with respect and honesty, and living our company values – God. Family. Business.

Do you Pinterest? We do!

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Maybe you’ve seen this cute little Pinterest Ross Haigler Group Keller Williams Union County Real Estate and wondered what it was all about? Or, maybe like me – you awkwardly referred to this in all your southern charm as “pin-ter-est” ahhh!

This online pin board serves as great inspiration for your home (and really anything else you could imagine!). The most popular items found on Pinterest seem to revolve around DIY crafts, home decor, photography and food. No matter what you’re looking for, you can almost be assured that Pinterest will tell you how to do it, make it, arrange it, paint it and more! I was caught off guard recently as I walked through an airport and overheard a conversation. The man said, “The ladies don’t go to Google anymore, they go to Pinterest to do their searches!” Wow – this statement struck me and a light bulb went off in my mind. I absolutely fit into this category for many items related to our home. I am more likely to go to Pinterest before trying to sort out Google on things like painting a cabinet for my daughter’s room, organizing our pantry, or ideas for re-arranging our living room.

I also find myself answering questions for clients all the time about staging their home that is about to be listed, or just wanting an opinion for updates and renovations in our client’s homes. As I sat in a conference hallway a few weeks ago helping one of my best friends talk through paint colors, it dawned on me that I should start documenting these ideas on a page to help our clients anytime they need assistance. Thus, you have our new Ross-Haigler Group Pinterest page!

On our page, you’ll find topics such as Bathroom Makeovers, Kitchens, Lighting, Flooring, Paint Colors, Family Rooms, Mud Rooms and more. We’ve even included a few pages related to our area – Union County and North Carolina.

Special thanks to the random man in the airport, Monica Watts for inspiring me with her paint questions, and to Joanie Hunter for helping me bring this idea to life (she’s our main pinner for the items you see listed on the page :))

Happy Pinning, friends!

~Starr
Ross-Haigler Group
4Hismove.com

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The Ross Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty

The Ross-Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty
Full Service Team of Licensed Real Estate Professionals servicing the region surrounding Charlotte, NC

Our Vision
The Ross-Haigler Group exists to achieve a higher standard in the Real Estate industry by: continually exceeding our client’s expectations, treating others with respect and honesty, and living our company values – God. Family. Business.

Country Woods East, anyone?

Ross Haigler Group Country Woods East 1581 Hawthorne Drive Indian Trail NC 28079 MLS2135453 Brian Haigler Jay Ross

We’re finding that one of the most popular neighborhoods in our area is currently Country Woods East! If you’re not familiar, this well maintained neighborhood is located right off of Interstate 485 in Union County, at Lawyer’s Road. There are exceptional schools, low taxes, and what most people love most…no HOA in this community. The location is prime – close to shopping, dining and ease of access for travel.

How do we know it’s so popular? We’ve helped 4 clients buying or selling homes in this neighborhood in the last year and we have one additional client that is searching specifically for this area. There are only 7 homes currently listed and 4 of them are under contract.

This week, we are happy to introduce our newest listing on Hawthorne Drive (above – click the photo to view more info).

A few features that will help this home sell quickly:

  • No clutter; minimal furniture and majority of personal items removed
  • Neutral paint, carpet, and fixtures
  • Well maintained and clean home
  • Lots of natural light – blinds open for showings and lights turned on
  • Ranch floor plan – homes on one level appeal to lots of buyers
  • Cul-de-sac lot with quiet wooded areas
  • Priced to sell – correctly priced for the current market

Here’s the highlight video for 1581 Hawthorne Drive ~ enjoy 🙂

~Starr
Ross-Haigler Group
4Hismove.com

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The Ross Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty

The Ross-Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty
Full Service Team of Licensed Real Estate Professionals servicing the region surrounding Charlotte, NC

Our Vision
The Ross-Haigler Group exists to achieve a higher standard in the Real Estate industry by: continually exceeding our client’s expectations, treating others with respect and honesty, and living our company values – God. Family. Business.

Rates are low! Can I afford a home?

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Maybe you’ve been hearing about how Mortgage Rates are at an all time low? But, what does this mean when it comes to paying for a home? See the comparison above and you may be shocked to know that your payment on a more expensive home will actually be lower than it was 25 years ago – when rates were in the double digits. Affordability is becoming more common, especially for first time home owners.

The chart below shows the steady trend from 2006 to the end of 2012. You can see that in December, monthly interest rates hit an all time low of 3.35%.

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Our office has relationships with various Mortgage lenders and banks that would be happy to discuss lending options with current programs and rates. Email us today for more information.

~Starr

The Ross-Haigler Group
Keller Williams Realty
www.4Hismove.com

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The Ross Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty

The Ross-Haigler Group at Keller Williams Realty
Full Service Team of Licensed Real Estate Professionals servicing the region surrounding Charlotte, NC

Our Vision
The Ross-Haigler Group exists to achieve a higher standard in the Real Estate industry by: continually exceeding our client’s expectations, treating others with respect and honesty, and living our company values – God. Family. Business.