Creative Kids’ Bedrooms!

By: Lee Steinour – Digital Marketing Manager

Does your child’s bedroom have a theme? Or is it decorated in plaid, polka dots, or pink?

Create  a Magical Space.

There are so many fun ways to create a magical place for your children to dream, sleep, and either spend time alone reading a good book, or hanging out with their friends.

Bedroom boy bunk
Rocket Ship Room
How About A Favorite Vacation Spot?

Does you child have a favorite vacation spot? If so, you can recreate that dream space in their room like this one – “The Lake House.”

"The Lake House" Room
Lake House Room

This room showcases many of the things that represent a family mountain/lake retreat; including bears, fishing rods, paddles and more.

And you don’t need to spend a ton of money on decor; local shops are full of fun finds, or go search through a local antique shop or consignment store to find unique accessories.

Antique signs and medals
Antique signs and baseball medals
Highlight your son or daughter’s achievements.

Many kids excel in sports, dance and other activities, it’s a great idea to highlight their love of the game with uniforms, photos, and gear.

Throw their old jerseys, hats, medals and photos up on the wall for all to see!

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Room
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Room

Not every room needs a theme, but maybe a pretty color on the walls, cute accessories, wall decals or think about painting your own design.

Bedroom kids

Bunk beds seem to be a favorite, although we’ve heard it’s hard to make up that top bunk!

Bedroom bunk (2)


No matter what you and your child choose, we know the hardest part is keeping the room looking as nice and clean as these pictures!

Pinterest is always full of great decorating ideas, so head on over to  our Pinterest “Kids’ Room Ideas” board. You’ll find everything from Lego Walls, to indoor forts and princess playrooms.

LInk here:

Happy Decorating!


Charlotte / Lake Norman Market Update – Home Sales Increase

July home sales increased 16.9 percent with 4,383 properties sold, compared to 3,750 properties sold in July 2014.

Sales are down slightly (1.2 percent) compared to June 2015.

The average sales price in July 2015 ($255,125) increased 5.6 percent compared to the average sales price in July 2014.

The median sales price ($202,500) rose 5.5 percent when compared to the median sales price for the same period last year (July 2014).

The average list price in July 2015 ($274,811) increased 4.8 percent compared to July 2014 ($262,310), bringing the percent of original list price received measure to 95.5 percent, which is a slight increase (1.0 percent) compared to the same period last year.

Preliminary pending sales counts for the month of July totaled 4,163, an increase of 17.9 percent over the previous period when pending contracts totaled 3,532.

market report august 1st


New residential listings increased, up 6.0 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2014. Inventory declined 22.1 percent compared to July 2014, leaving the CarolinaMLS region with a 3.9-month supply of inventory with 13,410 properties for sale at report time.

Inventory in July increased 1.8 percent compared to the number of homes for sale in June 2015.

2015 Association/CarolinaMLS President Maren Brisson-Kuester said, “Three positives stand out regarding July’s indicators: prices compared to June 2015 have fallen slightly and the rate of increase has slowed, which should lessen any concerns about affordability; new listings are up compared to last year and last month; and inventory, though down compared to last year, has also improved, increasing two percent compared to June 2015.”

The average number of days a property was on the market from the time it was listed until it closed (list to close) was 114 days, compared to 125 days last July. Days on Market (DOM), the metric that accrues for “Active” and “Under Contract-Show” statuses only, totaled 59 days, compared to 69 DOM last July.



Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period (7/2014) through (7/2015) for the Charlotte/Lake Norman area.