Skybrook – Neighborhood and Market Update

By: Liz Kitts  of the Jackie Morgan Team – Ivester Jackson / Christie’s International

Less than 20 miles from Uptown Charlotte, in the rolling hills of Eastern Huntersville, sits the golf course community of Skybrook.

Offering residents many amenities; including an 18 hole championship golf course, two swimming pools, and tennis courts on more than 1,000 acres.

Skybrook remains one of the top neighborhoods in the Huntersville area. For families looking for a vibrant community, they can find it here. Among 200 acres of open common space, community parks, and playgrounds.

Skybrook offers a lifestyle for everyone – with patio homes, town homes, and single family homes. Saussy Burbank, Bonterra, and Mattamy homes are currently still building in the community, which is conveniently located to Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CMS) and Cabarrus county schools. Slightly more than half of the children who live here attend CMS schools, and the remaining attend Cabarrus county public schools. There are also several private and charter schools located nearby for students, including Cannon School and Lake Norman Charter.

Skybrook Entrance

Skybrook is located just minutes from I-77 and I-85, making for an easy commute around Charlotte. Once I-485 is completed, the community will be linked to the south side of the city.

Activity in the neighborhood remains strong with 28 properties currently active in the MLS, and 42 properties sold so far this year.

The average days on market year-to-date is 131, however, during the summer months properties moved faster with an average of just 73 days on market.

The average listing price for active listings is $415,642, putting the average price per square foot at $115.15.

The average list price of closed properties is $386,222, and the average sales price is $378,623.

Sellers are getting an average of 98% of their asking price. The difference in price among properties is dependent on square footage, age of property, lot size, lot location and

number of beds and baths.

For a full market analysis on your home please contact Liz Kitts on the Jackie Morgan Team at 704.813.0543 or

Liz Kitts:

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Davidson – Recent Significant Sales and Contracts

Julie Lopez sold one of Davidson’s loveliest estates tucked away on Avinger Lane for 2.5 million, she also represented the sellers of a beautifully renovated home with casual charm and elegance on Concord Rd in Old Davidson for $599,000.

Ivester Jackson represented the buyer of 920 Martingale Lane, a custom built luxury home which sold for 1.1 million.

Julie Pfeffer represented the sellers of two high end homes in River Run and another in Anniston.

Stacie Lustig also has a home in Anniston under contract, representing the buyers.

Our agents are busy representing many more clients in Davidson, here’s a sampling of just a few of the properties on the market right now.

Click on postcards below for larger view.

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This Weekend – Around Lake Norman and Charlotte

 Lee Steinour – Media Coordinator

Wake the Lake

The cooler fall weather is NOT slowing anyone down around Lake Norman, in fact, things are heating up this weekend on the water.

One of the lake’s most popular annual events will be in full swing – WAKE THE LAKE – a wakeboard tournament that’s FREE for spectators to view at Eddie’s Seafood & Raw Bar and The Prickly Pear.

Local favorite Stephen Pierce is one of the top 15 riders in the world, and will be competing this weekend!

This Saturday – Sept. 20th, 9am – 5pm

Wake the Lake


3rd Annual Yoga on the Green

If you’re looking for something you can participate in, and on dry ground, head on over to Davidson for Yoga on the Green. Get your Om…on this Saturday – Sept. 20th from 4 – 8pm.

This family friendly festival is FREE, donations will be accepted to support the popular weekend Davidson Farmer’s Market.

You can enjoy free yoga, great food and music…and get this, free yoga mats will be handed out to participants as long as supplies last. So run on over and get your chakras in line.




Taste of Birkdale

You gotta eat! So why not do it in style?

Meet up with some friends at Birkdale Village for the Taste of Birkdale.

Check out the menu. For a small price you can sample fine wine, chow on burgers, ice cream and more!

Preview the latest fall fashions under the tent near the fountain.

Sept. 20th 3 – 7pm.

taste of Birkdale


Sunday Night is Panthers Night!

To end a wonderful weekend of events, head to Bank of America Stadium…or sit back and relax while cheering on the Carolina Panthers in the comfort of your own home, neighbors house, or nearby pub.

They’ll take on the Steelers at 8:30. You can catch all the action on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Fingers crossed for some big plays.


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River Run Real Estate Market Update

By: Julie Pfeffer, Broker, GRI, CRS & SFR


River Run is staying true to last year’s 1st and 2nd Quarters. We had sold 24 homes last year at this time and we are still on that same track.

2013 Quarterly Sales
Average Price $527,434 $568,543 $603,000 $563,875 $565,713
Average Price per Sq. Ft. $140 $143 $165 $153 $150
Avg. Days on the Market 114 146 107 139 127
Total Homes Sold 9 15 17 8 49
2014 Quarterly Sale
Average Price $575,000 $515,000
Average Price per Sq. Ft. $151 $158
Avg. Days on the Market 115 77
Total Homes Sold 6 18

Not many Resale homes have been selling above $800,000 for the 1st & 2nd Quarters. That may be due to all the New Construction going on in Phase 5. However, Under Contracts for the 3rd Quarter have us selling 2 homes between $900,000 to a Million and 1 home between $800,000 and $900,000. The other Under Contracts are $700,000 to $300,000 with a total of 10. If more go Under Contract, we may meet our 3rd Quarter Goal of 17 from last year.

In the Price Range of $700,000-$800,000, we had 4 homes sell at an average of $730,000, Price per sq. ft. $160, List Price to Sold Price Ratio, 97% and DOM 93.

In the Price Range of $600,000-$700,000, we had 4 homes sell at an average of $620,000, Price per sq. ft. $177, List Price to Sold Price Ratio, 97%, and DOM 58.

In the Price Range of $500,000-$600,000, we had 6 homes sell at an average of $552,000, Price per sq. ft. $156, List Price to Sold Price Ratio 97%, and DOM 59.

In the Price Range of $400,000-$500,000, we had 9 homes sell at an average of $446,000, Price per sq. ft. was $146, List Price to Sold Price Ratio 96%, and DOM 107.

In the Price Range of $300,000-$400,000, we had 1 home sell at an average $385,000, Price per sq. ft. $142, List Price to Sold Price Ration, 96%, and DOM 145.

Distressed Sales were within reason with One Transfer Due to Loan Default and 3 Relocations Homes.

We have had 4 New Construction Homes go Under Contract in the 1st and 2nd Quarters, with an average sale price of $808,000, Price per sq. ft. 191. There are 3 New Construction homes Under Contract for the 3rd Quarter. According to the Sales Center, they had sold 12 Million last year and have also sold 12 Million in the 1st & 2nd Quarters. 6 New Construction Homes have Construction to Perm Loans.

The exciting news is homes are getting close to 97% of their asking price. Our Price per sq. ft. is higher than last year as well as Days on Market. The Majority of Resale Homes usually sell in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters.

Call Julie Pfeffer 704-661-7590 for more information about River Run homes.

Here are just a few of Julie’s beautiful homes for sale:

18530 Green Knoll Trace, MLS# 3031719

19509 River Falls, MLS# 3003232

18532 Rollingdale, MLS# 2205059

18714 River Crossing, MLS# 2222590

18512 Hammock Lane, MLS# 3009357

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