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Northstone Country Club Lifestyle and Living

by Susan Johnson and Associates

Living At Northstone Country Club in Huntersville North Carolina

Northstone Country Club situated in Huntersville NC is a sought after Golf Course community offering a wonderful lifestyle. Northstone Golf Course weaves its way through luxury homes that enjoy the space the Country Club has to offer.

Northstone Country club - Cloub House with Golf carts

Apart from the wonderful Golf Course at Northstone Country Club there are other superb amenities. The Tennis Club has programs to suit every level of tennis player. The Swimming Pool has a swim team and offers water aerobics too while the Fitness Center boasts exercise classes and fitness programs. 


Tennis courts at Northstone Country Club

The Resort Style Amenities

Northstone country club Pool and Kiddies Play Equipment

Apart from the resort style amenities at Northstone, there are some beautiful open spaces and undulating landscapes to enjoy while on the Golf course


Golf course at Northstone Country club with sweeping landscape and trees

There are also wonderful tree lined Walking Trails

Superb places to take in the views


Take in the view of the golf course at Northstone Country Club

or even just take a little time out to read your book and enjoy the space


Enjoy some time out in the round house at Northstone Country Club and read your book

The homes in Northstone Country Club in Huntersville NC are priced from about $300,000 and go up to about the mid $500,000 - which is truly affordable in such a spectacular atmostphere and location.

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Why Rent When You Can Own a Home

by Susan Johnson and Associates

RENTING VS BUYING A HOME

Should you Rent a home or should you buy a home? This is an age old debate. Some people think it’s better to buy a home while others are of the view that renting a home is much better. Everyone has an opinion.

What is the Answer? Well the truth be told, there isn't one answer that is cut and dried that makes the decision easier. Let me walk you through the pro's and con's and let you decide

PROs of buying a home:

    “Home owner”, has a nice ring to it. Especially in America, owning a home is the America Dream. Of course, there are many other benefits too and here are some

  • Buying a home gives you peace of mind
  • It helps you put down roots.
  • Provides financial security
  • Financial stability
  • Tax deductions
  • A vehicle for retirement savings
  • With each mortgage payment, you get closer to fully owning the home
  • Growing asset
  • The equity you build over the years can be leveraged to buy another home and keep the investment property or can be utilized to buy up or reduce your existing mortgage should you wish
  • Sense of achievement

​​This could be the first step in building your wealth

CONs of Buying a Home:

Home ownership comes with risks

  • Buying means you are tying up your savings into an asset that requires maintenance
  • Its not easy to move quickly should you need to - lets face it, homes can take time to sell
  • Life happens - you can be transferred, you could lose your job and that may have a serious impact on your financial well being
  • There are costs of maintaining a home
  • You have a responsibility to pay HOA Levies
  • Your day off work can sometimes be the day for doing home maintenance

PROs of renting:    

  • In some States, the cost of owning far exceeds renting
  • There are little or no maintenance costs
  • If life happens and you need to move, its far easier to do so
  • If you do not like your neighbors or even the neighborhood, you can move!

CONs of renting:

  • The property is never your own
  • You are paying someone else's mortgage
  • The property can never be personalized to suit your needs - its someone else's investment 

Home ownership cannot be taken lightly and if you are a free spirit and like to move fairly often, then owning a home may not be for you. Take time to make the right decision for your personal set of circumstances. Do keep in mind that owning a home could cost you less than renting a home. Perhaps it would be a good idea to explore your options

If you would like some assistance by looking at the facts, then let my team of specialists and I help you with that important decision

Contact me - Susan Johnson - 704-439-5350 or email Susan@HomeCarolinas.com

 

Cornelius NC New Listing - No HOA fees - Newly Remodelled Stunning Home

by Susan Johnson and Associates

$442,000 Cornelius NC NEW LISTING

LISTING INFORMATION

  • MLS: 3325011
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 2
  • Partial Baths: 1
  • SQ FT: 3038
  • Lot Size: 0.480

Absolutely amazing Cornelius Home. RENOVATED 2 story home with NO HOA! Gorgeous interior with 6" Pergo flooring on main level, marble counters in all baths, new paint throughout, and Currey & Co designer lighting.Beautiful master suite with large closet.Gourmet kitchen includes new cabinets, gas range, stainless steel high-end appliances, granite, and lighting.French doors lead to a large, level lot showcasing a beautiful outdoor entertaining oasis in the backyard, including an in-ground pool with privacy. Welcome Home!

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Mooresville Listings

by Susan Johnson and Associates

Mooresville Homes for Sale on Acreage

Mooresville is one of the few places in the Charlotte Lake Norman and Surrounding areas that still offers a little extra space to live in allowing privacy and lifestyle.

Mooresville NC is situated about 40 minutes drive off peak from Charlotte NC. The I-77 is undergoing a huge renovation and extra lanes are being added, which will allow the commute to be more comfortable. 

Would You Like to Buy a Home, Yet Scared of the Commitment?

by Susan Johnson and Associates

Are you renting a property? Do you feel that you would like to buy a home but feel scared of the commitment too? Maybe you are not sure what your credit score is like and maybe even too scared to commit to that mortgage repayment. Let me help you with some logical steps to keep you moving forward.


Someone is enjoying your Rent

Renting a Home

When you rent a property you are paying off someone else's mortgage. You may even be paying more than you would to rent the property than if you were paying off your own mortgage. You still have to pay the utilities for the property, the maintenance and upkeep of the garden and it's like owning a home, except when something goes wrong, you call the landlord and he repairs the problem. You still have to meet the repair person, the landlord pays the bill - right? Wrong... here's why!

If you were paying more rent on a home than you would to purchase a similar one, you are already paying the financial buffer to the landlord for repairs that he may need to do. Technically, you ARE paying for the repair that happens once or twice a year, its just padded into your monthly rental obligation.

Flexibility to Move

When you commit to a rental, you know its a short time thing. You have the flexibility to move anytime you want within the scope of the rental contract. In the back of your mind, you are not going to be staying long, so there is no need to put down roots. 

The truth is, you do loose the flexibility to just move, when you become a homeowner. However the lovely thing about owning a home is that you become entrenched in your community, develop friendships and have a sense of belonging. You put down your roots when you become a proud homeowner and your neighborhood and your home becomes more than just a place to sleep in - you begin to live in it.

Responsibility

Your home that you purchase does becomes your responsibility. The great thing about when you buy a home, you get to have a home inspection done, which gives you a good idea of the issues with the property. If there are too many issues with the property you can choose to go ahead with a transaction or you opt out and find another one, depending on the clauses in your real estate contract. You can add a Home Warranty which protects you against the big items that may break in the first year of ownership and so you can have peace of mind while owning your own home.

Know Your Expenditure

Make a list of all the money that you owe, all your debts. What other monthly commitments do you have each month? Add them to your list.  Decide how much you are comfortable paying out each month on a mortgage without compromising your lifestyle and then you will be ready to go and see a mortgage lender.

So How Much Home Can You Afford?

It is a great idea to meet with a Mortgage broker and find out just how much you qualify to buy for and how much the repayment would be monthly. Take a look at your budget and decide if the monthly payment would fit in with your lifestyle. Once you have met with the lender and happy with the figures then proceed to get a pre-approval for the loan amount you are happy with.

Interview a Few Real Estate Agents

If you have a real estate agent you can work with, wonderful. If not, its a great idea to interview a few to find the perfect person to work with you to find you the best home for your budget. An agent with experience will guide you through the buying and selling process and give you great advice along the way.

My name is Susan Johnson. I have many years experience in Real Estate. I'd love to meet with you to discuss your needs and wants, the areas you wish to live in and then to work with you to find the best deal for you. Call me - 704-439-5350 or email Susan@HomeCarolinas.com

#WhyRentWhenYouCanOwn #BuyAHome

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Westmoreland Subdivision

by Susan Johnson and Associates

Westmoreland Subdivision in Cornelius has lovely homes, great amenities including lots of green spaces, swimming pool, playground and lovely walks. Set close to the Cornelius shops and restaurants, Westmoreland is a popular choice to live in. Within a stones throw to Lake Norman and easy access to Birkdale Village in Huntersville, Westmoreland is such a convenient location to live in. Homes are priced between the late $200's and up to about $400,000 you can find a perfect home in a beautiful location in Cornelius.


 


 

 

Jetton Cove Homes for Sale

by Susan Johnson and Associates

Jetton Cove, Cornelius

Jetton Cove is a beautiful tree lined subdivision in Cornelius NC. Jetton Cove has lovely amenities including a swimming pool, kiddies playground, ponds and great walking trails. The homes in Jetton Cove are priced from the late $200's and go up to about $600,000

As a sought after subdivision close to shops, restaurants and Lake Norman, its a great place to live.

Find Homes for Sale In Jetton Cove, Cornelius

 

 

FEATURED - Stonewater Subdivision, Mount Holly, NC

by Susan Johnson and Associates

The magnificent Stonewater subdivision in Mount Holly NC is set along the banks of Mountain Island Lake, near Charlotte NC. 

This sought after subdivision has incredible amenities! There is a marina, tennis courts, basketball court, superb swimming pool, clubhouse, walking trails and to top it all, an incredible lifestyle experience.

Stonewater is within a 30 minute commute to Charlotte NC and 15 minutes to Charlotte Douglas International airport.

Featured Property - 224 Silvercliff Dr - Mount Holly, NC

The owners of this home said that they loved this neighborhood. JV said - "The neighbors were wonderful, mostly professionals, the amenities superb and my children had a great time playing with other kids. We are sad to leave."

If this sounds like your type of neighborhood, then please contact Susan 704-439-5350 for an appointment to view this beautiful home.

224 Silvercliff Dr is one of the most well priced homes in this caliber with great accommodation in this lovely neighborhood.

Other area Listings

 

10316 Glencrest Drive | Huntersville | NC

by Susan Johnson and Associates

 

10316 Glencrest Drive Huntersville NC

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$274,950
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 3281558
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 1
Sq ft: 2283
Lot Size: 0.290
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Beautiful 2 story home in desirable Hampton Ridge subdivision.Home has recent updates including neutral paint throughout, new appliances, upgraded lighting, beautiful grey-toned upgraded laminate plank flooring on main level and upstairs hallway, and new carpet throughout. Great open floor plan on main; all bedrooms located on 2nd floor, including large bonus that can also be used as a bedroom.Conveniently located close to interstate, shopping, parks, restaurants, and entertainment.Welcome Home!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Susan Johnson & Associates
Keller Williams Realty Lake Norman
19721 Bethel Church Road
Cornelius 28031

Phone: Susan Johnson 704-439-5350
Fax: 704-439-2602
http://www.homecarolinas.com/
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Cornelius New Listing - 18737 The Commons Boulevard

by Susan Johnson and Associates

18737 The Commons Boulevard

 

PROPERTY DETAILS
$349,000
LISTING INFORMATION
MLS: 3273943
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Partial Baths: 0
Sq ft: 2474
Lot Size: 0.250
Taxes: $0.00
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

This beautifully maintained 4BR, 3BA home is the perfect dream home! Open Floorplan with Master BR and two additional BR on main level. Interior AND exterior has been recently repainted; brand new roof installed. Upgrades include kitchen w/ SS app, patio/stonework in backyard, over $35k in landscaping alone! Screened-in porch is great throughout the year! The corner lot and level yard is perfect for anyone! Great location-close to I-77, Birkdale Village, and Downtown Cornelius - Welcome Home!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Susan Johnson & Associates
Keller Williams Realty Lake Norman
19721 Bethel Church Road
Cornelius 28031

Phone: Call Molly Direct: 312-804-1010
Fax: 704-439-2602
http://www.homecarolinas.com/
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Susan Johnson & Associates
Lake Norman | Real Estate | Susan Johnson Team
19721 Bethel Church Road
Cornelius NC 28031
Susan Johnson 704-651-9023
704-439-5350
Fax: 704-439-2602

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