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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
2015 – voted by 250,000 people as the best tourist destination
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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