148 Byers Commons Drive, Mooresville – Just Listed

June 8th, 2016

148 Byers Commons








Welcome home to 148 Byers Commons Drive, Mooresville, NC!


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Why We Like Living Here and Why You Will Too!

The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • We love how close knit this community is—the entire community is on a Facebook group which organizes multiple parties throughout the year (Memorial Day Pool bash, Labor Day pool party, Halloween Fire Truck Parade, Christmas caroling, etc).
  • We love how close the community is to the schools
  • Any store you could possibly need to go to is within a 5 minute drive
  • We LOVE walking to the grocery store (pretty much daily), the ice cream store for after dinner treats, and the fantastic Mexican restaurant.


We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • We absolutely loved our home itself because of the floorplan. As you will see, it flows very well, it is a very open concept so you can keep an eye on your family & kids while cooking in the kitchen
  • The office is tucked away for a bit more privacy, but easily accessible
  • We enjoy the master being on the same level as the kids rooms and washer/dryer
  • The loft is HUGE & a fantastic open play area & could be transitioned to a game room for older kids
  • The third floor is such a fun space with a home theater with built-in nook for popcorn machine, mini fridge & full bath.  This home has it ALL!
  • We love our lot as it is flat, professionally landscaped and fenced. It is one of the largest in the neighborhood & does not face any main roads (Perth or 150).


What Our Neighbors Are Like:

  • Kind, compassionate and thoughtful
  • Very fun and we love to get together!
  • We have a very active neighborhood with multiple jogging groups and bikers


Some Things You May Want To Know Are:

  • House within walking distance to community pool & basketball area
  • A 5 minute walk to Harris-Teeter complex. You will love this home & community!

Property Features

  • Gas cooktop/Gourmet Kitchen with double ovens
  • In-kitchen desk
  • Cascading white linen kitchen cabinets with upgraded pulls
  • 5” handscraped hardwoods throughout the first floor
  • Blinds throughout
  • Bump-out in the in-kitchen eating area
  • Screened-in porch with retractable blinds
  • Large paver patio
  • Fully fenced in yard with white vinyl fence
  • Large corner lot that does not face or back to main roads
  • Extensive professional landscaping to provide privacy
  • Custom paint throughout
  • Framed bathroom mirrors
  • Upgraded tiles in master bath with staggered pattern
  • Semi-frameless shower in master
  • Wired surround sound in the living room & theater room
  • Whole home audio first floor, outdoor, loft, master & theater room
  • Central vacuum system
  • Prewire for outdoor security system
  • Wired home security system
  • Upgraded carpet/padding
  • Hunter fans throughout
  • Garage shelving
  • Home theater with refreshment center
  • Crown molding first & second floor
  • Upgraded 5” baseboards throughout the home

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8117 Bridgegate Drive, Huntersville – Just Listed

June 2nd, 2016

8117 Bridgegate Drive







Welcome home to 8117 Bridgegate Drive, Huntersville, NC!

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Why We Like Living Here and Why You Will Too!
The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • Living close to the lake, love the Lake Norman area
  • Safe, family-friendly environment
  • Very quiet neighborhood
  • Nice, big kitchen
  • Low maintenance, no yardwork

We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • Large open space downstairs
  • Lots of space
  • Cute front porch

Some things you may want to know are:

  • This neighborhood has a nice pool
  • Minutes away from the lake
  • Our packages stay dry because of the covered front porch


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710 Northeast Drive #12, Davidson – Just Listed

May 19th, 2016

710 Northeast Dr







Welcome home to 710 Northeast Drive #12, Davidson, NC!


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Why We Like Living Here and Why You Will Too!
The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • We love being in Davidson. Lake Davidson is a small lake without a lot of power boats. It is great for canoes, kayaks (my rowing shell), and a stand-up paddle boards
  • There are Great Blue Herons, Osprey, beavers, turtles and a variety of fish hanging out
  • For distance swimmers, it is a great place to get in a 2k swim without going through the gauntlet that is Lake Norman.
  • We are also close to Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, Ferrucci’s—an Italian market in Cornelius, worth the trip
  • If you work for Ingersoll Rand, you could paddle to work! We can step out the door, go for a swim in the pool, launch the canoe & go for a paddles, or have a cocktail around the pool in the evening.
  • Davidson College has a lot going on from sports to Nobel Laureates speaking, to former Secretaries of State talking about world politics. We go to a couple of events every semester.
  • Short walk up the street to the Park behind Davidson Day School. Very pretty path through the woods to a gazebo and views of the lake. Great place to bring the dog for a walk

We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • The unit has windows to the east, north, and west. Always a lot of light, but not too hot in the summer time.
  • The porch is great
  • The neighbors below are an office, so there is no noise from them at night or really, ever
  • The breezeway between our unit and the other on the third floor is also a great sound barrier
  • It is very quiet and peaceful

What Our Neighbors Are Like:

  • Very quiet neighborhood
  • Great group of people
  • There are pool parties in the summer where it is pot luck. Everyone is friendly and interested in being good neighbors

Some Things You May Want To Know Are:

  • Sabi is within easy walking distance, and has great sushi and takeout!
  • The Davidson farmers market is every Saturday behind Summit during the spring, through fall. It is terrific. We are big fans of buying and eating local
  • If you don’t know what Summit is…you need to find out. Summit Coffee was started by a couple of graduating Davidson College students, and is a hub of local activity. They have singers a couple nights a week, and good beer and wine that you can bring outside

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Move In Ready Condo in Elevator Building- Walking Distance to Davidson! Freshly painted w/neutral colors & natural light throughout, open floorplan offers fireplace, cathedral ceilings and spacious rooms. Unwind on the large balcony while overlooking natural wooded area, relax at community pool or spend the day on Lake Davidson- perfect for kayaking! “Circles at 30” shopping/restaurants are only steps away & with Downtown Davidson & Davidson College an easy walk, this home is a must see!







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115 Rainberry Drive, Mooresville – Just Listed

May 17th, 2016

115 Rainberry Drive Mooresville








Welcome home to 115 Rainberry Drive, Mooresville, NC!


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Why We Like Living Here and Why You Will Too!

The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • Close proximity to Lake Norman
  • Quick drive to restaurants and shopping
  • Family and pet friendly neighborhood

We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • Open and spacious
  • Guest suite downstairs

Some Things You May Want To Know Are:

  • Community pool, cabana and playground

Property Features:

  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Corner lot
  • Upgraded hardwoods
  • Granite countertops throughout


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Walk to shopping & dining in Best Mooresville Location! Situated on one of the widest lots in Byers Creek, this popular Edison plan features 1st floor guest suite, 2nd floor loft AND 3rd floor finished attic w/full bath. Upgrades include- 5″ hardwoods, over sized island w/granite, stainless gas cooktop, double wall oven, tile backsplash & spa-like master bath. Lake Norman High School District & only minutes from shopping, restaurants, Lowes YMCA & 2 miles to I-77, this home is a must see!

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Mother’s Day around Lake Norman

May 5th, 2016

The Lake Norman area has quite a few Mother’s Day options for families this weekend.  The weather looks to be beautiful this weekend, so a perfect opportunity to head outdoors!  If your mom loves good food, many restaurants are hosting special Mother’s Day menus for celebrations.  There are also ample opportunities to get outdoors this weekend and soak up the best the Lake Norman area has to offer.  See below for some of the options available for celebrating mom!


There are also many free opportunities for celebrating mom outdoors at the local parks.  Pack a picnic and head outside to Ramsey Creek Park, Jetton Park, Beatty’s Ford Park, Lake Norman State Park and more!  The best way to show your mom you love her is to spend time with her, so take advantage of the many great opportunities in and around Lake Norman.



3278 Streamside Drive, Davidson – Just Listed

April 25th, 2016

3278 Streamside Dr








Welcome home to 3278 Streamside Drive, Davidson, NC!


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Why We Like Living Here and Why You Will Too!
The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • Our kids being able to make friends & ride their bikes in the street
  • Having my morning coffee in the morning room with the view of the woods beyond the back yard
  • Seeing my boys play soccer in the back yard

We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • It’s spacious—having 3 boys in the house it is perfect for them to run around & be boys
  • I love entertaining family & having them over during the holidays & having a 5 bedroom home has allowed me to accommodate them comfortably

What Our Neighbors Are Like:

  • I think I have the best neighbors in the world
  • My two oldest boys started the charter school on Poplar Tent Rd & my neighbor, Mimi, has been kind enough to pick them up from school every day & take them home while my husband & I are at work.

Property Features

  • In-law suite, which is the 5th bedroom, includes a full bath & walk-in closet on the first floor
  • Surround sound built in the ceiling of the living room of the first floor & the loft and master bedroom on the second floor
  • Back yard includes privacy fence
  • The house backs up to the woods which I think is a great feature & view

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Davidson address features 1st floor guest suite and full bath with private, fenced flat backyard overlooking natural green space! Open floorplan includes study, loft and morning room with cherry finished cabinets, granite, oversized kitchen island, upgraded master bath, fireplace and built in surround sound. Resort style amenities- pool, clubhouse, playground, tennis, ball fields, dog park and garden. With Cabarrus County taxes and schools, this one is a must see!

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13444 Glenwyck Lane, Huntersville, NC – Just Listed

April 8th, 2016

13444 Glenwyck Lane








Welcome home to 13444 Glenwyck Lane in Huntersville, NC!


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 What our sellers LOVE about 13444 Glenwyck Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078 in the Glenwyck community!

Why We Like Living Here and Why You Will Too!
The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • Master on Main Level
  • Great for visiting family or guests to have upstairs private suite
  • Great for entertaining due to flow of living, kitchen, & dining areas
  • Lots of walk-in storage space in the attic

We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • Master on Main Level
  • Great for visiting family or guests to have upstairs private suite
  • Great for entertaining due to flow of living, kitchen, & dining areas
  • Lots of walk-in storage space in the attic

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What Our Neighbors Are Like:

  • Friendly neighbors who also respect our privacy
  • A number of families with children as well as retirees
  • Courteous to each other, always a wave hello

Some Things You May Want To Know Are:

  • Great WIFI via Time Warner, recently updated to faster connection
  • Already wired for DirecTV
  • Gas fireplace is very useful in the winter
  • Wired for security system
  • Community yard sale each year


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The #1 Thing That Determines If Your New Home Purchase Is A Positive Experience….(and other Top Tips)

March 18th, 2016

The #1 Thing That Determines If Your New Home Purchase Is A Positive Experience….(and the other Top 5 Tips)

This afternoon a new agent in our office asked to meet with me to get the lowdown on selling new home construction.  She’s been working with buyers who have found a new home they love.  And because she wanted to make sure she was representing their best interests, she wanted to learn the questions to ask and the potential pitfalls to avoid when selling new home construction.  Because Brian and I sold new homes for over 15 years combined and Brian also built new homes many of the things I told her were second nature for us to consider…  But I figured why not share our experience with everyone?    This is what I told her…

#5- Most builders have their own contracts and they will not change the verbiage in the contract for the buyer.  Unlike the standard NC Offer to Purchase, these sales contracts are many pages long (like 60-100 vs 12).  The contract process will take anywhere from 2-4+ hours so if the buyer has small kids getting a babysitter is typically a good idea.

#4- Many builders have their own “in house lender”.  The builder will typically offer some sort of incentive to use the in-house lender… such as contributing money towards closing costs.  Contrary to what many believe, the in house lender can often beat other lender’s rates and more importantly everything seems to run much smoother with the builder’s in house lender.   While it is an in house lender is profitable for the builder, the control of the process is the main advantage for the builder and that is reason for the closing cost incentive.

#3- Most new home builders will offer their own home warranty (industry standard is 6-10 year for the structure, 2 year for the mechanical systems of the home and 1 year for a pretty all inclusive warranty).  Larger builders will have their own in-house warranty departments.  There are advantages to both in house and 3rd party warranty companies.

#2- Many new home buyers will ask about home inspections and whether to get one during the construction process.   In my past life as a sales rep, I didn’t see this as common practice, although some buyers felt better having a 3rd party unrelated to the builder look out for their best interest.  The majority of folks felt that between inspectors and the builder’s quality control process they felt comfortable without having a home inspection.  A home inspector typically WILL find issues regardless of the quality of the home, so we do always recommend a home inspection even on a new home.  Recently we have found that lots of folks choose to have a home inspection done around month 10 after closing and the comprehensive list can be given to the builder for the items to be covered under the 1 year warranty (if there is one).

#1- By FAR, the #1 thing to do when buying new construction is to have your builder sales rep clearly explain what IS and IS NOT included in the new home you are purchasing.   The sales rep will most likely say something at time of contract like, “You may see things in the model that will not be in your house, you are not buying the model, and we are building this home off the blueprints and your option selection sheets”  Everyone always smiles and nods as they know their house won’t look like the model, but many don’t consider the details until they see their home under construction not featuring upgrades they assumed were standard:

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For instance, the model had ceiling fans in every bedroom, but your house doesn’t  even have a ceiling fan prewire in all of the bedrooms, or the opening between the family room and kitchen has casing in the model but is not in your house.  Or like on the option list I saw today….the Master Bathroom had Granite Level 1 countertops included and Cultured Granite countertops in secondary bathrooms.  At first glance, one might think all bathrooms have granite but there is a difference.




Or maybe the model you saw had a half porch and the flooprlan you are building has a full front porch- do you realize that perhaps your third bedroom is 2’ shorter to accommodate the porch?  These are the small (sometimes not small) details that will always irk you about your home if the proper expectation was not set up front.

#TeamKhaleda Workout

February 18th, 2016

This Saturday, February 20th, my gym, Burn Boot Camp, is hosting an awesome fundraiser for my niece, Khaleda.  Khaleda is currently 20 days post-bone marrow transplant.  This is her second bone marrow transplant, after her first one in December, failed.  


Her biological brother is her donor and was able to travel from Afghanistan with his mom, for a last minute transplant.  This fundraiser is to help offset the expenses associated with the family travel, interpreter travel & expenses while they are in the United States.
We also have the opportunity for those in the community to put their name on the National Bone Marrow Registry through Be The Match.  If you are between the ages of 18-44, you can have your cheek swabbed at the event to be placed on the registry.  Donors are needed!   70% of patients needing a transplant do not have a donor in their family.  The registration is quick, painless, and easy!
The #TeamKhaleda fundraising event begins at noon on Saturday, February 20th at the Denver Burn Boot Camp location:  7558 NC Hwy 73 Denver, NC 28037
The event will be a family-friendly workout for all ages!  Childcare will also be provided.  It is $10 for adults and $5 for children, which includes an event t-shirt. We encourage everyone to attend the event – to either participate or cheer on others while they workout!
If you are unable to attend the event, please post a photo of your workout on Saturday, with the #teamkhaleda, in support of #TeamKhaleda event!

9316 Magnolia Estates Drive – Just Listed

January 8th, 2016

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Check out this move-in ready home in Cornelius – 9316 Magnolia Estates Drive!

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What our sellers LOVE about 9316 Magnolia Estates Drive:


The Things We have Enjoyed Most about Living Here Are:

  • We love being able to walk to groceries, pizza and restaurants.
  • This area is central to everything—minutes to I-77, Birkdale, Lake Norman & no less than 5 local parks
  • We like the safe environment to ride bikes, especially the new sidewalk in Magnolia Estates that runs through from Publix to Liverpool.
  • The neighborhood is full of mature trees that create a beautiful, serene environment.


We Enjoyed This Particular Floorplan Because:

  • We love the high ceilings & open floor plan. It really lends itself to great family time & entertaining.
  • We love the storage in this house! Everywhere you look, another huge closet. It helps keep us organized. The master closet is nothing short of amazing.
  • The windows let in tons of natural light and keep everything bright & airy.
  • We love our big yard for playing & relaxing outdoors.

What Our Neighbors are Like:

  • Our neighbors are a big range of folks. There are young families, to retired couples.
  • Everyone is friendly & easygoing, & people take good care of their yards & homes despite the absence of a homeowners’ association.
  • Halloween & Christmas are the best in this neighborhood—lots of trick-or-treaters and Christmas lights.

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Some things you may want to know are:

  • No homeowners’ association fee

Property Features

  • Almost every light fixture in the house has been updated—builder grade flush mounts were replaced with LED recessed lighting which looks more contemporary & is more energy efficient.
  • Powder room is carrara marble
  • Deck is brand new in 2015
  • Kitchen appliances were purchased new in December 2012.
  • Kitchen island is custom-made in 2015
  • New backsplash & professionally painted cabinetry with new hardware
  • New fence at the back of the property aids in privacy built in 2013.


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