Monthly Archives: September 2008

See McCar Model Homes in the Raleigh Parade of Homes

McCar Homes is pleased to announce that two of their fully decorated model homes will be featured in the 43rd Annual Raleigh Parade of Homes. The Parade includes the Fairfax model at Ashton Hall and the Inverness model at The Overlook at Holly Glen. Both homes showcase standard features and upgrades found throughout every McCar Homes community. Homes featured in the Parade of Homes will be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 4-5, Oct. 10-12, and Oct. 17-19, 2008. Starting Oct. 1, parade books will be available at the offices of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh at 6510 Chapel Hill Road in Raleigh.

The Fairfax model at Ashton Hall includes four bedrooms and three and one half bathrooms. A finished basement adds 900 square feet of finished living space to the 3,226 square feet of space offered in the Fairfax model home. Additional upgrades featured in the model include hardwood floors throughout the first floor, granite countertops, tile in every bathroom, stainless steel appliances, an intercom system, an oversized kitchen island and much more. The Fairfax plan itself is open with lots of room to entertain. Continue reading

Three of the Best-Performing Cities are in the Carolinas

Raleigh is #2 on the List of the Best Performing Cities

The Milken Institute recently released their 2008 study of the “Best Performing Cities,” and North and South Carolina are both represented in the top 10. Coming in at #2 is the Raleigh-Cary region of North Carolina. Wilmington, NC made the list at #6, falling from last year’s second place ranking. And Charleston, SC rounds up the top ten at #10. With three cities in the top 10, the Carolinas make up 33% of the best performing cities in the nation. The Milken Institute considers economic growth and job creation as the two contributing factors that make a city a top performer, which is no suprise because those two factors weigh heavily on a city’s economic stability. And it is sort of a domino effect from economic stability – the higher the job growth, the more of an increase in population; the more people are moving to a city, the more stable the real estate market, and so on. Take comfort in the fact that you’re living in a top performing city in the nation because it can only mean good things for now and the future. The full top 10 list is: Continue reading

Brayson Homes to Build Townhome Community in Greenville Area

Brayson Homes will soon be opening The Townes at Cardinal Creek, a community of approximately 92 townhomes near Interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville, S.C . The Townes at Cardinal Creek is located on Smith Hines Road, which runs off Woodruff  Road just minutes from the two interstate highways. The townhomes in The Townes at Cardinal Creek will have prices starting in the high $160,000s, and pre-grand opening specials are available until the end of September. Continue reading

New Townhome Collection at Skybrook

Standard Pacific Homes officially introduced a new award-winning collection of townhomes in the Skybrook community with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce attended with Mayor Scott Padgett presiding over the ceremony. The event took place at the Skybrook model homes, and the day included tours of these models as well as a tasty lunch. The three-story townhomes are brand new to the Charlotte area, and the innovative designs provide ample living space with each home featuring over 2,000 square feet. Being exceptionally unique, these Huntersville new townhomes combine the style and space of a single-family home with the low-maintenance lifestyle that a townhome provides. Starting in the low $180,000’s, these townhomes offer an abundance of architectural details at a modest price. Considering the fact that Skybrook is a premiere Golf community in Charlotte that provides its residents with outstanding amenities, the price of these homes is a bargain. Be sure to visit Skybrook and tour the model homes yourself. I have no doubt that you’ll be just as impressed as the mayor was.

Mattamy Homes Expands Riverbend

Beautiful Interior of a Model Home at Riverbend

In an time when the real estate market can’t exactly be described as stable, it’s alwasy refreshing to see a Charlotte homebuilder not only continuing to sell new homes at a steady rate, but actually adding more home sites to a community because of the high demand. So, accolades are definitely due to Mattamy Homes, who recently acquired 27 new single-family home sites at Riverbend in Charlotte. The community features spacious new homes in Charlotte priced from $165,990 to $217,990. To provide home shoppers with a tool to visualize a variety of home plans and optional features, Mattamy is the process building multiple one and two-story model homes at Riverbend that range from 1,611 square feet of living space to 2,882 square feet. One of these new model homes is the Turner D model home, which began construction in June. Continue reading