Owning a Home Is The American Dream

20180112-Share-STMAmericans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that:

“Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.”

When asked “How important a part of the American dream is owning a home?”

  • 18% of those surveyed said it was the most important part
  • 53% of those surveyed said it was very important
  • 22% of those surveyed said it was somewhat important

Homeownership and Financial Stability

The survey also revealed that 81% of Americans believe that owning a home leads to a family being more financially stable. This feeling was reiterated by Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas who, in a recent press release, explained:

“After about a two-year slowdown, rent growth is starting to pick back up across the nation…Looking into 2018, rent is expected to continue gaining.

More widespread rent growth could mean home buying demands stay high, as renters who can afford it move away from the unpredictability of rising rentstoward the relative stability of a monthly mortgage payment instead.” (emphasis added)

Bottom Line

Owning a home always has been, and always will be, a crucial part of attaining the American Dream.

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The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]


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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter! | MyKCM

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.0% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase 

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have hovered around 4%. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

3. Either Way, you are Paying a Mortgage

There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?

4. It’s Time to Move on with Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer, or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.

Considering buying a home? Call me Susan 704-651-9023 or email Susan@HomeCarolinas.com

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Magnificent Mooresville Home On Over Acre

143 Sunfish Drive | Mooresville | $430,000

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,415 sq ft .  FULL LISTING DETAILS

On Over and Acre and with Income Producing Potential 2nd Living Quarters, this home is a winner!

Property Details for 143 Sunfish Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117

Beautifully maintained 2 sty home on over 2 acres with NO HOA! 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath+second living quarters with separate entrance-can be completely separated for rental opportunity or many other uses. Amazing outdoor living,screened in porch, separate deck,above ground pool with adjacent patio for the ultimate outdoor entertaining. Large Master Suite with garden tub and large walk-in closet.Lake access available.Conveniently located-easy access to I-77, downtown Mooresville and Lake Norman!

Interior Features

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Baths: 4
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Sq. Feet: 3,415
  • Interior: Attic Stairs Pulldown, Cable Available, GardenTub, Kitchen Island, Walk-In Closet(s); Floors: Carpet, Laminate Wood, Tile, Wood
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Electric Dryer Hookup, Electric Range/Oven, Ice Maker Connecti
  • Basement: Crawl Space
  • Air: Central Air
  • Heat: Heat Pump

Exterior & Lot Details

  • Stories: 2
  • Style: Traditional
  • Exterior: Deck, In-Ground Gas Grill, Pool-Above Ground, Storage Shed/Outbuilding
  • Construction: Brick Veneer Partial, Vinyl
  • Garage: Attached Garage, Garage – 2 Car
  • Utilities: Well;
  • Year Built: 1990
  • HOA Description: Lake
  • Lot Dimensions: irregular
  • Lot Description: Level, Private, Trees
  • Zoning: R2
  • Pool: Above-Ground

Listing Details

  • Subdivision: Clippers Run
  • Address: 143 Sunfish Drive
  • City: Mooresville
  • State: NC
  • Zip: 28117
  • County: Iredell
    • Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Lake Norman
  • Price: $430,000
  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Listing Type: Resale/New
  • Status: Active
  • Listing #: 3301412
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Cornelius Market Report

This Graph below is taken from Statistic Analysis Module and shows you how the home prices in Cornelius have increased over a year period. The link highlighted is live Data and will always be current.


Average Price Per Square Foot

Average Days a Home is on the Market in Cornelius. If your home has taken much longer than this to sell, then you possibly need to consider a price improvement or a different marketing plan.

If all the homes in Cornelius were to sell and no new homes came onto the market – there would only be 3.3 Months supply left to sell

If you are considering selling your home in the Cornelius | Lake Norman area, please give me a call 704-439-5350 and let me assist you in getting your home onto the market

Would you live to know how much your home is worth?

How much is your home worth?

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Cornelius New Listing 18737 The Commons Boulevard

Cornelius – 18737 The Commons Boulevard

Wonderful New Listing in Cornelius! This truly beautiful home set on a landscaped corner lot is near perfect. The gardens include three outdoor entertainment areas and that is just one reason to take a look at this awesome home.

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, open plan living with lots of light and a warm feel, this home could be yours in Cornelius NC for $349,000Beautiful home in Cornelius at 18737 the Commons Boulevard

Follow this link for full listing details and pictures of 18737 The Commons Boulevard in Cornelius NC

Contact us – Office 704-439-5350 or Molly 312-704-1010 or email for an appointment to view

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150 Levo Drive in Troutman, NC 28166

Troutman Home Offered For Sale

$240,000 with a Basement

Full Property Details for 150 Levo Drive, Troutman, NC 28166

Cute ranch style home with the added bonus of a fully finished basement! Living Room has immense character with the built-in shelves along the entrance, as well as surrounding the fireplace! Gorgeous sunroom supplies a bounty of natural light with a terrific view of the back yard! Down the stairs, you’re greeted with an enormous space, filled with possibilities! An area for a recreation room, a bonus room that could be utilized as a bedroom, a full bath, and a separate entrance! This home has serious potential! Call Molly LaPorta 312-804-1010 or email Molly@HomeCarolinas.com
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Waterfront Lots For Sale Lake Norman

Waterfront Lake Norman Living

Imagine looking out over Lake Norman. ‘It’s a beautiful Spring evening in North Carolina. The birds are chirping, the sound of laughing and happy chatting children enjoying the outdoors. Stand up paddle boarders, easing across the water, a jet ski whirring in the distance and people fishing off their floating dock. It’s a beautiful lifestyle.

Have you been considering a move to a waterfront location? Perhaps you would consider a lot and build your designer lifestyle?

We have some beautiful waterfront lots for sale on Lake Norman – Take a look

We have two adjacent lots for sale in Morrison Farm Rd, Troutman . Here is the link to the 2nd lot

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Call Molly LaPorta 312-804-1010 or email Molly@HomeCarolinas.com


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7742 Nautical View – Luxury Denver NC Listing

You Are Going To Love This Place!

Denver NC | 7742 Nautical View


Call Molly LaPorta 312-804-1010 for an appointment to view

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Denver NC – Lifestyle and Living

Denver NC – Freedom and Lifestyle

Denver NC, Sherrill’s Ford and the Western side of Lake Norman continue to grow and the area is becoming more and more of a choice when considering a move to the Charlotte | Lake Norman area. The homes are priced a little more affordably but this will not be the case for long as the area continues to develop and attract more businesses and chain stores. Situated within commuting distance to both Charlotte NC and Hickory NC – Denver NC is a perfect place to call home.

Luxury homes on the water still offer great value at this time. Take a look at our latest Waterfront listing 7742 Nautical View, Denver 28037 which is a lovely upscale home with 5 bedrooms 6 bathrooms and almost 6500 sq ft. Priced at $975,000 – its a magnificent choice for entertainer. The waterfront lifestyle is a must if you are spending money on a luxury home in the area.

Full Listing Details for 7742 Nautical View, Denver NC

The great thing about Denver NC is that the homes are often on a bigger lot than you will find in Cornelius, Davidson or Mooresville areas. Of course, having a bigger lot offers a more private lifestyle opportunity. New Construction is everywhere and bigger lots get snapped up quickly. We are privileged to be offering for sale one of the biggest lots in the Denver NC area. Set on almost 2 acres in a gated community, this wooded corner lot beckons you to bring your own builder and design your own lifestyle. Situated near the Lake, in a community where there is Lake access, day docks and boat storage facilities – you have the lifestyle and the space.

Almost 2 acre Lot in Gated Waterfront Community with Boat Storage, Boat Ramp and Day Dock

Many of the Communities in the Denver NC are beautifully maintained, have walking trails, playgrounds, swimming pools and tennis courts and some have water / boat access too. The homes have larger lots and the feeling of space is freeing.

This listing below is just one example of the spacious lifestyle offered with big yards. This Denver NC home – 2325 Perry Rd is meticulously maintained and has superb accommodation and lots of open space and yet within a few minutes of Lake Norman, the shops and an easy drive to the airport, Charlotte and Hickory NC.

2325 Perry Road, Denver NC 28037

This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home has so much to offer! Enjoy wildlife and seasonal view of Lake Nixon in your backyard. This home is welcoming with lots of natural lighting, stainless steel appliances, a tray ceiling in the Master Bedroom, and a garden tub in the Master Bathroom that is perfect for unwinding after a long day! It is the adornments and features of this house that culminate to form your dream home!

With so much to offer in the Denver NC area, feel free to call and talk to us about these and other Denver NC opportunities.

Call Molly LaPorta 312-804-1010 or the office 704-439-5350 or email us today!

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