Monthly Archives: December 2007

Home Appreciation Continues in Charlotte, NC

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index reports that home prices fell in October for the 10th consecutive month — with several exceptions — Charlotte, North Carolina) Portland,Oregon and Seattle, Washington. These areas posted year-over-year home price appreciation in October. Charlotte posted the largest gains at 4.3 percent.

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce attributes the strength of the Charlotte housing market to the area’s strong economy and exceptional job growth. Preliminary numbers show that more than 14,000 jobs were created in the Charlotte area in 2007.

Charlotte – a growing city, a great place to raise a family and a great place to live.

McCar Homes Greensboro Sponsors Healthy Family Day

McCar LogoMcCar Homes Greensboro was a proud sponsor of the West Forsyth Family YMCA annual Healthy Family Day. Healthy Family Day, a nonprofit event designed to educate and entertain the families that live in the community, was hosted by the YMCA and local businesses.

Area businesses provided items for goodie bags and door prizes and guests “paid” admission through the donation of canned food items which were all donated to the local food bank. The event included such festivities as pony rides, a petting zoo, balloon art, face painting, a moon walk, fire safety and health education of all types.

McCar Homes’ Briarcrest Wins Best Master Suite in Charlotte Parade of Homes

HomesteadMcCar Homes’ Briarcrest, one of Union County’s most sought after communities, recently won Best Master Suite in Charlotte’s Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is The Home Builders Association of Charlotte’s highlight of the fall real estate season, where Charlotte area’s finest home builders showcase more than 100 homes throughout the region.

This Waxhaw swim/tennis community offers plans with finished third floors, luxurious master suites and side entry garages. Priced from the High $200s, Briarcrest offers twelve different floorplans from four of McCar’s most popular home collections. With homesites averaging half an acre and a variety of elevation styles available, Briarcrest is no “cookie cutter” neighborhood.

Exteriors at Briarcrest include sitting front porches, screened in back porches, sodded yards with four-zone irrigation systems included, and a wide variety of architectural styles integrating brick, shake, stone and Hardi-plank siding. Future residents can also choose among several options including three-car garages and three-sides brick.

Country club style amenities include basketball court, tennis courts, swimming pool with zero entry, a waterslide, children’s water features and an island in the middle! There is a clubhouse with a furnished Great Room and kitchen, paved hike and bike trails, a tot-lot and a dog park.

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Model Home Opens at McCar’s Tanner Estates

PembrokeMcCar Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of the model home at its newest Greenville community, The Valley at Tanner Estates. Tanner Estates, a 103 home community located within close proximity to I-385 and I-85, features an array of home styles priced from the mid $200,000s. Greenville new home shoppers are encouraged to tour the model home, the Pembroke, one of the homes in McCar’s popular Registry Collection, to see first-hand the beautiful homes and superior features available at Tanner Estates.

New home buyers will find everything they are looking for and more at Tanner Estates such as the traditional floorplans with plenty of flowing space, bonus rooms, large kitchens and upgraded fixtures and features such as tiled bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes, hardwoods and more.

This new community will offer a wide range of home styles and floor plans to homebuyers including ranch, two- and three-story homes with up to 4,000 square feet. In addition to the close proximity to major roadways, homeowners at Tanner Estates may also enjoy the Junior Olympic swimming pool, tot lot, cabana, and sports court located within the community.

Top Reasons to Buy a New Home – NOW

Here are the top reasons you should not wait to buy a new home.  There are many beautiful, affordable homes on the market in the Carolinas.  Take advantage of time off during the holidays and look for homes to buy now.

Even in down markets, over the long term home prices still appreciate more than the stock market.

Rates remain at near-record lows; you can lock in a payment that fits your budget.

Lenders are still eager to make loans to borrowers with good credit.

With so many homes on the market, you can get the features you want!

New homes have the latest environmentally-friendly, cost-saving, advanced technology materials and appliances.

It’s more than a house—it’s a place to raise your family, make memories and call your own.