Thursday, October 12, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.
Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to use a lighted candle and if the flame flickers, there’s most likely a draft. If necessary, replace seals and repair caulking around window and door frames. Consider buying heavier or insulated drapery for especially drafty windows.
Have your furnace inspected. Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the f ...
Sunday, July 16, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Thanks to Rebecca Ward of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, here are the things your agent should be asking before you even set foot in the first home for sale ...
1) Why do you want to buy a home now? This question can elicit relevant information, including pregnancies, job changes or a child leaving for college. The agent can then use this insight to tailor services to your specific needs, so that you are only viewing homes that you are interested in.
2) Are you working with a lender? If you are not pre-approved, your agent will have the opportunity to help by recommending a lender.
3) What are your maximum acceptable monthly payments? Just because you have been approved for a $600,000 mortgage does not mean you are willing to purchase a $600,000 house. It’s important to assess whether you will be able to handle a specific monthly payment, and you don’t want to waste time viewing homes that you can’t afford.
4) What are your desires and needs? ...
Monday, March 06, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Congrats to Charles and Massiel! ProStead Realty's Carlton Crump helped them find their new dream home in Charlotte's Chapel Cove. Welcome home!
Chapel Cove, which is near the Lake Wylie-Steele Creek area, features homes in both ranch and master-down floorplans, community clubhouse with kitchen and clubroom, pool with children's splash area, tennis courts, sports court, fitness center, canoe and kayak launch, walking trails and a lakeside park!
Lake Wylie stretches 32 miles from the Mountain Island Dam in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to the Wylie Dam in York County, South Carolina. With six boat access areas, you can easily get your boat on the water, and thanks to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and the McDowell Nature Preserve, there will always be plenty of undeveloped shoreline to enjoy.
Ready to start your home search? Find every home for sale in Chapel Cove right here!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Want to live in Huntersville's fabulous Birkdale community?
Check out this gorgeous all-brick 4-bedroom home in Birkdale with so much room, including bedroom on main floor with full bath! Formal living and dining rooms, new stainless appliances (including refrigerator), gas fireplace in family room. Sit on your screened porch and enjoy your peaceful backyard!
9526 Devonshire Drive is move-in ready, and you'll love the Birkdale community. Amenities include golf course (designed by Arnold Palmer!), community pool, tennis courts, playground and recreation area. You'll also love nearby Birkdale Village, which features shopping, dining, movies and outdoor fun. You’ll often find live entertainment in the village’s square. There is every kind of restaurant imaginable, from burgers to seafood to steaks.
Golf course communities in the Charlotte area are a great option for homeowners who appreciate picturesque greens and the amenities ...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Don't miss this stunning 3 bedroom ranch home in Cornelius, NC! Open floorplan living on one floor, with more than 2000 square feet, with stunning hardwoods! Airy great room has a see-through gas fireplace to sunroom with vaulted ceiling. The atrium door to deck leads to fabulous patio in fenced backyard with extensive landscaping. The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, island, eat-in area, lots of cabinets and counter space. Master bedroom of this 3 bedroom ranch home in Cornelius, NC, has a tray ceiling and fan, walk-in closet, elegant bath with granite counters, garden tub, separate shower.
Jetton Cove has so much to offer its residents: community playground, community pool, recreation area and walking trails. And the town of Cornelius has 10 parks plus a championship golf course. There are myriad shopping options, including The Shops at the Fresh Market, Oak Street Mill, Southlake Shopping Center, Jetton Village, Shops On The Green, Corn ...