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HomeArama draws visitors to community, highlights Cheval

By Leah Schmalz

Visitors from as far as Asheville, Greensboro, High Point and Columbia are traveling to Mint Hill for the Charlotte HomeArama, held in the upscale equestrian community of Cheval through August 2.

Held every two years, HomeArama allows builders and interior designers to showcase their potential to the community. Cheval, developed by Keith Paris, was selected to host the event for the second time in a row- an unprecedented occurrence. “It’s an opportunity to continue to show the breadth of the housing opportunities in Cheval,” said Diane Austin, President of Builder Developer Advisors.

Mint Hill was chosen as the ideal location for Cheval due to its centrality. Homeowners who work in the Ballantyne, Southpark, Uptown and University areas can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the small town without sacrificing a timely work commute, especially now that 485 is complete. […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment

HomeArama Draws Large Crowds – Showcases Mint Hill’s Cheval neighborhood

By Michele Dotson

The Home Builders Association of Charlotte has selected Mint Hill’s Cheval as the site for this year’s HomeArama event, currently in its 25th year. The show opened November 9 and will continue through the 24. Ticket holders enjoy a self-paced tour of six luxury homes which are open and superbly adorned with […]

By |November 21st, 2013|Around Town, Real Estate|4 Comments

Chamber hears the State of Real Estate

Meeting highlights trends in area home buying 
and financing

By Michele Dotson
Staff Writer

The focus of the September 26 Chamber meeting on real estate and financing was facilitated by Mint Hill Chamber president and real estate professional Rich Ferretti and Monarch Mortgage loan officer, Janet Gaglione.
“There is confidence in the market and lenders are loaning money again,” says Ferretti, who cited recent comparisons in the market which shows a 12.4 percent increase in home sales in July 2013 compared with July of 2012.
“The housing market is growing in pockets around the country,” says Ferretti. “Las Vegas is hot right now, and overall, the cost of housing is down.”
Ferretti also says that North and South Carolina continue to attract a lot of newcomers, with large numbers relocating from Florida.
“We call them the half-backs,” he says. “These are individuals who moved to Florida from places up north, and have now settled in the Charlotte area.”
Thanks to Charlotte’s banking industry, 2nd only to New York City, and new industry such as Met Life and Chiquita, Ferretti says our market is thriving.
Although there is a spike in interest in houses close to or in uptown, Mint Hill continues to see a resurgence in building, particularly on sites that were already prepared before the housing crisis hit.
Most recently, Bontera began construction near Lebanon and Hwy. 51 and the upscale Cheval community will be the focus of this year’s HomeArama in November.
There are also lots of investors in the market looking for good deals, and a recent study of home sales in the Charlotte area indicated that nearly one in five home sales last year could be attributed to an investment purchase. […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Around Town, Development, Featured Posts|0 Comments

2013 Charlotte Homearama coming to Mint Hill

Landscaping on Lawyers Road near the Bain School Road intersection began in preparations for Charlotte Homearama 2013 which is coming to the Woodlands at Cheval. The show, featuring the upscale Mint Hill neighborhood, opens Saturday, November 9, 2013 and will feature five new homes priced from $600,000-$850,000.

By |September 18th, 2013|Around Town, Arts, Mecklenburg County|2 Comments