Friday, January 31, 2014

Charlotte Home Prices are up 8.7% from Last Year!

Charlotte-area home prices rose 8.7 percent 
from a year ago!  


All 20 cities tracked by the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index recorded annual gains. 
Nationally, prices rose 13.7 percent.

In Charlotte and surrounding areas, low supplies of homes for sale have helped prices rebound from lows reached in the housing downturn. In December, inventory in the region stood at a 4.8-month supply, according to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. A six-month supply is considered a balanced market. 

With the low inventory of homes available, homes are still attracting multiple offers, especially around the Charlotte and Lake Norman Area. Sellers are getting close to asking price and sometimes more! 

Have you been thinking about selling your home? Now is the time to put your house on the market. Contact Jackie Young at 704-575-9202 or for a free market analysis of your home, and seller's consultation. No Obligations! 

Jackie Young, Realtor/Broker
Keller Williams Realty

Monday, January 20, 2014

Neighborhood LIFT Program - Down Payment Assistance from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo – Neighborhood LIFT Program

Believe it or not, there are still spots left to receive charitable money on a home purchase from Wells Fargo!!  Wells Fargo launched, NeighborhoodLIFT, a down payment assistance program in collaboration with the City of Charlotte. 

Wells Fargo still has a significant number of $15,000 grants given on first come first serve basis. The $15,000 is to be used as additional down payment money. It is a second lien with 0% interest and fully forgiven after 5 years! It is available for the purchase of owner –occupied primary residences.  Homes must be located within the Charlotte City limits. As of January 13, they had 104 spots left for reservations for this money.

You can also pair this with the Community Development Program (CDMP) requiring 2% down payment and no PMI. LIFT funds may apply toward down payment and closing costs for this program only.  

*Other criteria for CDMP: 640 credit score, verifiable rent history, and max income limit of $51,280.

 Interested in buying real estate in the Charlotte, NC area???
Email me at for some great deals!!!

Jackie Young, Realtor®

Carolina Raptor Center

 Carolina Raptor Center

This weekend I went to the Carolina Raptor Center for the first time and had a great time. I'm usually not a big fan of birds (they scare me, sad I know), but it was a really cool place! 

It's a 57-acre living museum and avian medical facility displaying over 25 species of raptors in a zoo-like setting. The Raptor Center is located in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. The 3/4 mile Raptor Trail features eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and other raptor species.  Weekend programming includes year round live bird presentations and other educational tours.

The Raptor center houses injured raptors and helps with their recovery so they are strong enough to be released into the wild again.  The center also helps spread awareness to shares ways to help prevent injuries (as simple as just not littering near busy roads).
We went on a Sunday (before the football games of course) and got to see a live bird presentation of an owl who was blind and a hawk who was missing part of his left wing. You can tell the staff really cares about the birds and love their jobs. They are very knowledgeable - and you will learn a lot!

If you are looking for something fun to do with family or friends I definitely recommend visiting the Carolina Raptor Center!

Carolina Raptor Center 

6000 Sample Road Huntersville, NC 28078 

Phone: 704-875-6521

Interested in more fun activities in the Charlotte area?? 
Email me at and I'd be happy to send you some recommendations!
Jackie Young
Keller Williams Realty

Monday, January 6, 2014

Lake Communities in Denver, NC

Lake Communities in Denver, NC (28037)

Denver is located on the west side of Lake Norman. The new HWY 16 provides an easy commute to Uptown Charlotte.  Denver is also just minutes form Mooresville, Hickory, Cornelius, and Huntersville.

Sailview – lake, pool, tennis, 8-acre park with playground and walking trails, volleyball courts, swim team, boat launch, deeded boat slips


Westport – lake, pool, club house, tennis, fitness center, golf course

Pebble Bay – lake, gated community, boat ramp, boat storage

Smithstone – lake, pool, clubhouse, boat slips

Eastwind Cove – lake, pool

Ashley Cove – lake, deeded boat slips, public boat launch access

Webbs Chapel Cove – lake, gated community
Isle of Pines – lake, beach/recreational area 
West Bay – lake, boat ramp

Thursday, January 2, 2014

7235 Oxford Bluff DR, Stanley, NC 28164

7235 Oxford Bluff DR Stanley, NC 28164

Come check out this cute and cozy 3 bedroom + Bonus room in the Oxford Hunt Subdivision! 
GREAT LOCATION! Just minutes from shopping and restaurants, as well as public lake access! Home is also eligible for USDA 100% Financing! Enjoy a spacious and renovated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. This home has a great size backyard and nice deck for entertaining too! 

MLS#: 2198730

Call or email me with any questions or to schedule a tour of this beautiful home! 
Visit for more information!

Jackie Young, Realtor/Broker
Keller Williams Realty
Direct: 704-575-9202