West Shore Area of Lake Exploding in Sales.

West Shore Growth

By: Lee Steinour – Media Coordinator

The West Shore/Denver area of Lake Norman saw an increase in sales in the past year. With 30 more homes sold in the $500 – $999k range from 2013 – 2014, and 4 more homes sold in the $1m+ range. Why are so many people looking to this area in the East End of Lincoln county to call home? It sits on the west shores of beautiful Lake Norman. The newly completed Highway 16 provides easy access to Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, and Charlotte International Airport. Denver is just a couple hours from the Great Smoky Mountains and about five hours away from the coastal beaches.

Spectacular West Shore neighborhoods include, Sailview, Cowans Ford and Governors Island.

Denver also has many amenities; with recent growth in local businesses, restaurants and retail.


This area is served by Lincoln Country Public Schools, along with several private school options.

Charlotte Native to Head Southpark Office of Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate

Charlotte, NC: Luxury real estate specialist Ivester Jackson Christie’s International announces Charlotte native, Matthew Paul Brown, will be the Senior Managing Broker of their new Southpark office.

Brown is a graduate of the College of Charleston and has a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications. Brown has been working in real estate for over 10 years, including time at both Berkshire Hathaway and Sotheby’s, and has earned widespread recognition and respect in the field. Brown states, “I am excited to launch the Southpark office as Ivester Jackson | Christies International Real Estate expands their Lake Norman presence into Charlotte. Their values and reputation will continue to define the culture of the Southpark office.”

Reed Jackson, Managing Partner of Ivester Jackson | Christie’s International, says “the Charlotte office will be the latest of the over 1000 worldwide Christie’s locations and will allow us to better serve our growing list of Charlotte clients. We’re excited to have attracted someone of Matthew’s caliber to lead our office. He clearly understands and reflects the concierge level of service we insist on delivering for our clients, and we’re optimistic about the opportunities ahead.”

There is a great demand in Charlotte for the Christie’s brand and international market reach. Currently, 40-50% of luxury buyers for the Charlotte area are out of state, and Christie’s wide network of offices worldwide helps connect these buyers to Charlotte homes.

About Ivester Jackson Christie’s International: Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties is one of the Southeast’s leading boutique brokerages. An exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, Ivester Jackson brokers manage over 250 million dollars in luxury and investment property annually, and have successfully closed over a billion dollars in real estate transactions. www.ivesterjackson.com

Matthew Brown
Matthew Paul Brown – Senior Managing Broker

Cold Weather Tips for 2015 Artic Blast!

By Lee Steinour: Media Coordinator

We’re getting some of the coldest temperatures since last year this week, and you need to be prepared.

Here are a few tips for your home, car, yourself, and pets!


  • Let pipes drip to prevent freezing water from causing pipes to burst.
  • Make sure pipes are insulated.
  • Bring in potted plants.
  • Cover outdoor plants with a sheet.
  • Close off unused rooms, places towels under doors.


  • Make sure tank is full.
  • Battery has a strong charge.
  • Car is full of antifreeze.
  • If traveling carry an emergency kit. Include – blankets, flashlight, water, jumper cables, food.
  • Keep cell phone fully charged.


  • Bring pets inside.
  • Provide warm shelter, food and water.
  • Don’t leave your pet in a cold car.

Proper Clothing:

  • Wear several layers of clothes.
  • Wear a hat (you lose half your body heat from your head.)
  • Wear a scarf to protect your face.
  • Wear gloves.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Stay warm this winter



Real Estate Comes Back – Lake Norman Currents

Realtors share their take on the market, Reed Jackson, Managing Broker at Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate says “The market has improved in terms of pricing appreciation in most areas. Higher demand areas have inventories of less than four months in the lower price ranges.”

Read more here:


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Realtors share their take on the market.

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