Allen Tate-Mint Hill announces awards for 2008

Winners of the 2008 Mint Hill Allen Tate Realtors awards banquet held last Tuesday:
WINNER’S CIRCLE  $2 – 3.9 MILLION: Sarah Menzer, Wayne Steele, Debbie Smith, Diane Zima, Sue Davis, Nancy White, Ann Brim, Cindy Hope. NET RELATIONS ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR: Sue Davis. REFERRAL ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR: Connie Danko. MORTGAGE PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Kathryn Proctor. INSURANCE PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Ann Brim. TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nancy White. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Crystal Johnson. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Diane Zima. LISTING UNITS: Debbie Smith. LISTING VOLUME: Debbie Smith. LISTING UNITS – CLOSED: Debbie Smith. LISTING VOLUME CLOSED: Sarah Menzer. CLOSED UNITS: Debbie Smith. CLOSED VOLUME: Sarah Menzer. Continue reading

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Home sales down again for Charlotte region

The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting that home sales are down 31 percent from this time last year, a  one percent decline. The number of closings dropped to 1,848 last month from 2,662 in October 2007. The average sales price fell to $216,777 from $217,504 a year earlier. The average number of days on the market was 134.

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Matthews is top 10 suburb to sell a home

According to Forbes.com, Matthews is a top 10 suburb in the U.S. to sell a home. The online version of financial magazine cited these numbers:

Median home price: $320,990; Median days on market: 127; Current inventory: 745; Year-over-year price change: 6 percent; Percent of sellers decreasing prices: 39 percent

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Charlotte area home sales down

The Charlotte Business Journal reports Charlotte area home sales are down a whopping 27 percent from September 2007.home-for-sale.jpg

Existing-home sales in the Charlotte market fell 27 percent last month to 2,239 from 3,067 in September 2007, according to the N.C. Association of Realtors.The average sales price dropped 9 percent to $214,927 from a year earlier.Statewide, existing-home sales fell 19 percent to 7,417 from 9,203 in the year-ago period. The average price dropped 13 percent to $198,794.

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Home prices fall

It’s not enough Washington needs to bailout Wall Street, Wachovia has been gobbled up by Citigroup, and we have to wait in line to pay $4 a gallon for gas. The Charlotte Business Journal reports home prices for the Charlotte market fell 1.8 percent in July from the same month last year.

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