Charlotte | Lake Norman Christie’s Significant Sales for May

102 Eastham Court, Mooresville NC

A rare find on Lake Norman – not only is this home located in the highly sought after “village location” at the Point – but it is one of the few homes which embraces the style of lake living.

Closing Price – $2,700,000

Listed by Agent: Annie Livingston

1962 Brawley School Road, Mooresville NC

Tucked behind a lushly landscaped burm on a private drive it is conveniently located across from Club amenities.

Closing Price: $828,000

Co-Liste by Agents: Doris Nash & Jessica Simpson

8270 Catawba Cove Drive, Belmont NC

Gorgeous Custom Timber Frame home with a large open view of Lake Wylie for the perfect backyard retreat!

Closing Price: $845,000

Listed by Agent: Candy Thomas

8 Charlotte & Lake Norman Homes with Spectacular Pools

Are you dreaming of ways to cool off during your summer break?  Ivester Jackson Christie’s International Real Estate has dozens of fantastic homes with beautiful pools and spas just waiting for new owners to enjoy.

10158 Enclave Circle $2,350,000
Mountain resort style private estate

Spend your summer evenings cooling off by this oasis-style pool which has a breath-taking view and is accompanied by an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. This exquisite mountain resort-style, private estate is situated on 7.25 acres, the main living area looks out upon a beautiful private tree-covered backyard.

Listing Agent: Liza Caminiti

8642 Arbor Oaks Circle $2,650,000

If you like outdoor living you’ll love this home! This custom-built home on two lots is the pinnacle of luxurious indoor/outdoor living. The 15,000 square foot,  impeccably-detailed structure surrounds a gorgeous courtyard oasis designed with fun, relaxation, entertaining, and privacy in mind – Pool, Spa, Guest House, Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace, TV & Surround Sound.

Listing Agent: Laura Pegram

8608 Waxhaw Creek Road $1,500,000

You can enjoy swimming at your pool all year long at this luxury custom brick home with an outdoor heated swimming pool.  This Elegant 21-acre Equestrian Estate epitomizes privacy & luxury. Located within the equestrian community of Farms at the Heartwood the private gated entrance is bordered by privacy trees; a paved driveway meanders through the manicured grounds, past a 3-stall show barn, and board-fenced pastures

Listing Agent: Cindy Castano Swannack

8495 Norman Estates Drive $7,200,000
epic north carolina waterfront estate

Privacy, 180-degree lake views, fountains, outdoor living spaces and so much more! Outdoor features include a lake hued tile pool & spa, gas fire pots, pool bath & shower, loggia with a kitchen, retractable screens, built-in heaters, and fireplace.

Listing Agent: Lori Ivester Jackson

18525 Peninsula Club Drive $4,275,000
grand entertaining and family gatherings

Outdoor amenities at this waterfront home redesigned in 2008 feature a resort style pool, cabana with fireplace & bath, and sun decks all bordering the waters of Lake Norman. It also includes a private outdoor master retreat with fireplace & spa, a covered pier, and private waterfront beach

Listing Agent: Tracy Davis

5403 Gorham Drive $3,495,000
italian villa in charlotte

Feel like you are spending your days in Tuscany while floating in this private oasis which includes an infinity pool and two fountains surrounded by extensive landscaping, verandas,  and patios. This Italian Villa is found in prestigious Pellyn Wood in heart of SouthPark.

Listing Agents: Dee Reid & Tar Reid

168 Broad Sound Place $7,450,000
Mediterranean style estate

Savor Lake Norman’s most spectacular sunsets while floating in this saltwater pool. This private gated estate is perfectly designed for indoor/outdoor living with covered dining areas, a fire pit, and meandering terraces.

Listing Agents: Lori Ivester Jackson & Doris Nash

724 Beauhaven Lane $1,299,000
Tranquil Luxury in Gated Community

Stroll directly from your elegant owner’s retreat out to a private Euro-style infinity pool lined with privacy trees and nestled in a gorgeous mature landscaped setting. Find your zen while looking beyond at a tranquil pond.

Listing Agent: Cindy Castano Swannack


Charlotte Market Snapshot: Luxury Property in Weddington, Waxhaw, & Providence Road

Market Snapshot

Weddington, Waxhaw, & Providence Road

Luxury home sales in the South Providence/Union County corridor showed steady progress thus far this year with the sub-million dollar category showing an 8% increase from 84 – 91 units sold.

The million dollar range saw an increase from 11 units to 13, an increase of 18%. The pending home index in both categories has jumped heading into spring, with 113 homes pending.

Charlotte Christie's homes for sale

Charlotte Christies homes for sale

Charlotte Market Snapshot: Luxury Property in SouthPark, Myers Park & Eastover

Market Snapshot: Myers Park & Eastover

First Quarter in  Myers Park and Eastover Trails 2017 But Rallies in March

The first quarter sold activity in Myers Park and Eastover trailed last year’s sold results by a significant margin of over 50%, which by itself might indicate a serious slowdown. However, showing activity in the area had been running at last year’s levels. It appears that as March comes to a close, pending activity, particularly in the $1 million plus category, trended upward significantly with 25 homes pending to close in that price range, including 2 above $3 million in value. The sub $1 million range continues to lag early 2017 and will warrant watching in the second quarter.


Market Snapshot: SouthPark, Carmel CC, & Quail Hollow

SouthPark Area Matches Q1 2017, $1 Million+ Market Surges

The SouthPark area, which stretches from Foxcroft and Barclay Downs southward down Carmel, Park, and Colony Roads to the Quail Hollow area, saw a solid start to 2018. 48 homes closed in the $500K – $999K range, while 12 closed over $1 million (including a Charlotte high-bar sale at $5.3 million in Seven Eagles). With showings in both ranges running at or above 2017 levels for the first quarter, buyers in the 1 million plus range got serious and put 31 homes under contract, including an impressive 13 over $2 million, one of the strongest performances in any luxury price segment in the entire regional MLS. Foxcroft, Old Foxcroft, Pellyn Wood, and the Carmel Country Club area all saw action at the high end of the market.



Charlotte Agents in the Community – DUMC Guatemala

Clean air to breathe and water to drink, excellent medical & dental care, a good education, these are just a few of the things we take for granted living in America, but in countries like Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere life isn’t easy for most of the population.

A Home in Guatemala

For 6 years Ivester Jackson agent Melinda Meade-White has answered the call to help the people of Guatemala gain access to these items and more by traveling to their country with Davidson United Methodist Church.

Melinda says “It’s such a wonderful week we get to spend with the people of Guatemala, building special relationships while offering much-needed assistance.” Many times Melinda’s group travels into very remote villages in the highlands where they build stoves that vent to the outside. Traditional stoves in the homes are non-vented trapping smoke inside leading to respiratory problems.

Melinda helping build a new stove
Salud y Paz School

The team works on many other projects as well, including building churches, teaching children Vacation Bible School, medical exams, and seeds and nutrition training. Education is important for economic development and in this area, missionaries offer scholarships, basic computer training, and Micro-finance loans. They also help provide clean water by supplying water filters to families which help clean the dirty water that they get from community wells.

Melinda says “we work with locals as our interpreters since we have to translate from English to Spanish to local dialect Chi-Chi.”

The group’s mission is to work with the people, not for them so the community will be involved and benefit while working together for greater goals.

To learn more about DUMC Guatemala visit their website.

Charlotte Gated Communities – Christie’s Homes for Sale


Many homebuyers in Charlotte are interested in popular gated communities for several reasons including exclusivity, sense of security, privacy and an overall quiet atmosphere.

Ivester Jackson Christie’s Int’l Real Estate has some wonderful homes for sale in many of these Charlotte gated communities, including Skyecroft, Maple Grove, Pellyn Wood,  Greenwood, Morrocroft Estates, Norman Estates and Heydon Hall.

Click on the images below for more details, pictures, and virtual tours.

7919 Skye Lochs Drive | Under Contract

A Parade of Homes award winner, this meticulously maintained Skyecroft custom build features an owner’s suite on main with the second master located in the exquisitely finished walk-out basement.

Skyecroft is a lovely neighborhood with a serene peaceful landscape. It’s a resort style neighborhood with multiple walking trails, ponds, tennis courts and pool. It’s located minutes from Waverly & Rea Farms shopping & restaurants and excellent Weddington Schools.

Listing Agent: Jennifer Ford

500 Greywalls Lane $1,999,000
500 Greywalls Lane $1,999,000

Patrick Joseph custom built estate on over 3 acres in the gated community of Maple Grove.

Maple Grove has many large estate style lots and grand luxury homes, it’s located in a unique and peaceful area close to Lake Norman and just minutes from Highway 16 which makes for a quick commute to Uptown Charlotte.

Listing Agent: Reed Jackson

2019 Craigmore Drive $4,950,000

Unparalleled privacy abounds with this masterfully designed estate situated in one of Charlotte’s most desirable SouthPark enclaves, Pellyn Wood.

Some of the most beautiful Charlotte homes can be found in Pellyn Wood, located near SouthPark just 6 miles from Uptown, exquisite homes on wooded lots offer privacy for residents.

Listing Agent: Tracy Davis & Reed Jackson

8495 Norman Estates Drive
8495 Norman Estates Drive $7,200,000

Epic North Carolina Estate of unparalleled quality on a private 2.5-acre lot with miles of 180-degree views of Lake Norman waterfront.

Norman Estates is located on the quiet side of Lake Norman in Denver, NC and contains some of the most stunning waterfront lots in the area.  This community offers privacy and the best of lake living.

Listing Agent: Lori Ivester Jackson

8343 Providence Road $4,250,000

Exquisite French Country estate home nestled among immaculately manicured gardens and superbly situated on 5 wooded acres in fabulous Greenwood.

Greenwood is located just off Providence road south of Uptown Charlotte and has several sprawling luxury estates on large wooded lots.

Listing Agents: Reed Jackson & Lisa McCrossan

7545 Morrocroft Farms Lane $3,199,000

One of Charlotte’s premier settings highlights this flagship home in gated Morrocroft Estates.

Located in the SouthPark area, Morrocroft Estates is one of Charlotte’s most prestigious and private addresses, complete with 24-hour security and convenient access to Charlotte’s center city and dynamic SouthPark area.

Listing Agents: Reed Jackson & Cindy Castano Swannack

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9514 Heydon Hall Circle $1,899,000

Built by Kingswood Builders, words cannot truly describe what an unbelievable house this is, in a gated community, in a cul de sac with Quail Hollow Country Club in view.

Heydon Hall is full of spectacular homes located in a quiet neighborhood with tree-lined streets. It’s located minutes from Uptown Charlotte and right next to the distinguished Quail Hollow Country Club.

Listing Agent: Leslie Fisher

8236 Bay Pointe Drive $3,785,000

Exclusive private gated estate located on a peninsula lot. Over 800 feet of waterfront located in the middle of the main channel with views for miles.

West Bay is a beautiful gated waterfront community on the quieter side of Lake Norman in Denver, NC.

Listing Agents: Susan Dolan & Reed Jackson

3466 Governors Island Drive $3,300,000

Take award-winning luxury design features & superior finishes. Add best-in-class high-tech entertainment, automation & security.

Governors Island is a gated community located on the West Side of Lake Norman and offers spectacular waterfront views. Nearly 40 families call this island home enjoying the privacy and park-like setting.

Listing Agent: Laura Pegram

Charlotte Homes for Sale – Market Report

Charlotte’s luxury market saw a comparable start to that of 2017 this spring, while sold results in the mid-luxury segment below $1 M in value were fairly flat up to about $1.5 M in value. The ultra-luxury segment saw a surge in pending contracts near the end of March in both SouthPark and near town areas of Myers Park and Eastover.

Christie's Charlotte Luxury Homes for Sale
Charlotte Luxury Homes for Sale

Total showings and average showings per home increased about 3% in the $500 – $999 K range this spring over last spring. The range just above $1 M also saw an increase in showing activity over last spring of roughly 5%.

Charlotte Significant Home Sales
Charlotte Significant Home Sales

Charlotte Homes for Sale Spend Less Time on Market

Christie's Charlotte Homes for Sale
11941 Waterperry Court $305,000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association provides monthly reports on residential real estate market activity for the Charlotte Metro region based on data from Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS). The Charlotte Metro region, which this report is based on, includes 12 counties in North Carolina and four counties in South Carolina.

The Charlotte Metro region year-over-year home sales in April increased 1.6 percent, with 4,028 properties sold compared to 3,963 properties sold in April 2017. Compared to the previous month (March 2018), sales rose 4.2 percent.

The average sales price in April 2018 ($292,158) increased 8.1 percent compared to April 2017 ($270,241), while the median sales price ($240,000) increased 7.4 percent compared to April 2017 ($223,498).  Compared to the March 2018, the average and the median sales price increased 4.4 percent and 2.1 percent respectively.

Christie's Charlotte Homes for Sale
8009 Leisure Lane $239,900

The average list price in April 2018 ($342,606) increased 6.6 percent compared to April  2017 ($321,505), bringing the percent of original list price received measure to 97.4 percent, a slight increase of 0.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Pending sales in April 2018 (5,245) rose 10.7 percent compared to April 2017. Compared to the previous month (March 2018), pending sales increased 1.2 percent.

“It’s good to see year-over-year sales this past April increased slightly over last year’s sales; however, sales activity remains slow this spring and lagging behind previous years with tight inventory impacting home prices,” said 2018 Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association/CarolinaMLS president Jason Gentry. “The good news is that pending contract activity continues to show strong interest from buyers.”

New residential listings (5,773) increased 0.7 percent in April 2018 compared to the same period last year.  Compared to the previous month (March 2018), new listing counts decreased 3 percent. Inventory continued to fall, with the number of homes for sale down 22.6 percent compared to April 2017, which left the CarolinaMLS region with 8,515 properties for sale at report time, or 2.1 months of supply of inventory.  A year ago in April 2017, the region had 11,008 properties for sale or 2.8 months of supply.

The average number of days a property was on the market from the time it was listed until it closed (list to close) was 94 days, which is five days fewer than it was in April 2017.  Days on Market, the metric that accrues for “Active” and “Under Contract-Show” statuses, totaled 44 days, which is five days fewer than April 2017.

Ivester Jackson Christie’s Property Spotlight | Bordeaux, France

Near Cognac, Charente, France | 3,585,000 €
Christophe Chassin +33 (0)6 72 58 71 34
Offered by Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate

Maxwell-Baynes is the market leader in the Bordeaux region of
South West France. Founded 10 years ago by Karin Maxwell and
Michael Baynes, their luxury real estate division is Maxwell-Baynes
Real Estate while their specialist vineyard company is
Vineyards-Bordeaux. Bordeaux was voted number one best city
in the world, in 2017 and has 11 Michelin starred restaurants,
elevating it to the top gastronomic destination in France and
beating out both Paris and Lyons for the top slot.

Near Bordeaux | 2,650,000 €
Maxwell Baynes +33 (0)5 57 84 08 82
Offered by Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate

With the ski resorts of the Pyrenees 2 hours south and the famous beaches of Cap Ferret an hour west, Bordeaux has it all.
A chateau residence amongst the vines or in the countryside can
be purchased for about a million Euros and a St. Emilion Grand
Cru vineyard estate can be bought for about 5 million Euros. Or
perhaps a hunting estate near Cognac, an elegant townhouse
in the city of Bordeaux or a beach villa – the real estate here is
varied and beautiful.

ELEGANT 19TH CENTURY CHATEAUELEGANT 19TH CENTURY CHATEAU Near Bordeaux, France | 3,500,000 € Maxwell Baynes +33 (0)5 57 84 08 82 Offered by Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate
ELEGANT 19TH CENTURY CHATEAU Near Bordeaux, France | 3,500,000 € Maxwell Baynes +33 (0)5 57 84 08 82 Offered by Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate

Vineyards-Bordeaux is an enthusiastic vineyard and winery
investment advisory company specializing in the management
of vineyard transactions. With its team located near the wine
capital of Saint Emilion, it is situated in the heart of the “right
bank” of the Bordeaux appellation system, but its team covers
all 57 Bordeaux appellations, including the Medoc, the Graves,
Sauternes, Saint Emilion, and Pomerol, to name a few.

Near Poitiers, Vienne, France | 6,900,000 €
Christophe Chassin +33 (0)6 72 58 71 34
Offered by Maxwell-Baynes Real Estate

The Bordeaux vineyard market is relatively small with between 25
and 30 transactions taking place each year for Chateau vineyard
businesses across all Bordeaux appellations. A Bordeaux vineyard
can be purchased for under 1 million Euros but prices for the
world famous chateau can run to several hundreds of millions of
Euros. In 2016, there were 28 chateau vineyards sold. The team
at Vineyards-Bordeaux was responsible for 10 of them, holding
them as the market leader, overseeing between 30% and 40% of
the Bordeaux vineyard transactions each year.


  • 2014 – the French voted Bordeaux the best place in France
    to work
  • 2015 – voted by 250,000 people as the best tourist destination
    in Europe
  • 2016 – 2nd place in The New York Times top cities to visit
  • 2017 – new TGV ultra-fast train link to Paris ~ 2 hours
  • Bordeaux has the longest shopping street in Europe
  • The city has the largest UNESCO listed urban world
    heritage site in Europe
  • Belonged to England for 300 years. The Romans occupied
    the region 2,000 years ago.
  • Home to 100,000 students
  • 1-hour drive to the beach, 2-hour drive to the ski slopes
  • 14 billion Euro/year wine industry

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Charlotte & Lake Norman Golf Course Homes for Sale

The golf world is focused on Charlotte, NC this week for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club.

Ivester Jackson Christie’s has several stunning Charlotte homes for sale at beautiful golf courses and countries clubs around the area.

charlotte christie's golf course homes
16919 Youngblood Road | $1,399,000

Exquisite European private estate sited on 3 acres, adjacent to The Palisades Golf & Country Club.

Listing Agents: Tracy Davis & Alison Smith

Charlotte golf club homes for sale christies
8500 English Turn Lane | $2,100,000

Beautiful custom Arcadia home on large, private lot with gorgeous outdoor living, swimming pool & spa, located near Providence Country Club.

Listing Agent: Lisa Mccrossan

christie's charlotte golf course homes
9514 Heydon Hall Circle | $1,899,000

Built by Kingswood Builders, words cannot truly describe what an unbelievable house this is, in a gated community, in a cul de sac with Quail Hollow Country Club in view.

Listing Agent: Leslie Fisher

charlotte golf course homes
4842 Carmel Club Drive | $2,995,000

Spacious, custom built Colonial estate on 2 acres on desirable South Charlotte Carmel County Club golf course.

Listing Agents: Dee Reid & Stacy Label

charlotte golf course homes
11814 Braid Hills Drive | $739,000

Estate size corner lot with beautiful trees and a view of Providence Country Club golf course.

Listing Agent: Erin Haig

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18137 Sunset Cove Lane | $3,200,000

Stunning waterfront home showcasing high-quality renovation with attention to detail located minutes from The Peninsula Club.

Listing Agent: Lori Ivester Jackson