Monday, July 10, 2017

July 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter


July 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
2. Should You Rent or Buy?
3. Just Listed/Sold Properties
4. Visiting Carowinds Theme Park


1. Petit Home Team NEWS

 
We are pleased to announce the addition of two great agents:
 Sarah Wojcio is the newest Buyer's Agent for the team! Sarah was born and raised in NJ where she and her husband Jonathan met in high school! Married since 2004, they decided to relocate to Mooresville in January of 2007. They have two wonderful boys, Chase and Bryce. For the past 14 years she has worked as an elementary school teacher and is now ready to implement her skills in education and guidance to help you find your new home!
SarahW@PetitHomeTeam.com
980-226-8895

Trea Fullen is a Huntersville native and full time Listing Specialist with the Petit Home Team at Keller Williams Lake Norman Cornelius. He brings years of sales and negotiation experience to his clients providing an experience in real estate like no other. As part of the Keller Williams family, Trea will now have access to over 110,000 associates across the country, along with the best tools and technology available to market and sell your property. 
TreaFullen@kw.com
704-763-8998

2. Should You Rent or Buy
Should you rent or buy a home?
The flowchart below may be able to help you decide.
Like with most money questions, there's no one, universal answer.
Instead, it depends on your own situation, from the state of your savings to whether you're willing to coordinate getting a leaky faucet fixed.
When going through the chart, keep in mind that your answer is just for now — if the chart says you're better off renting, it certainly doesn't mean you have to rent forever.
In six months, a year, or even a matter of weeks, your situation could change and so could your answer.

3.Just Listed/Sold properties

141 Sawhorse Drive, Mooresville
$214,900
UNDER CONTRACT IN 1 DAY!
Spectacular 4 bed 2.5 bath home located in desirable Kisler Mill neighborhood!Follow the stone walkway through the front porch...into your new home! Property features include open kitchen and family room, formal dining room w/ glass french doors and living room/office/play room. Comfy master suite w/ full bathroom and gleaming hardwood floors on second level. Large, flat lot with back yard fenced in and two car garage. Property is in award winning Mooresville Graded School District! Call today!!

451 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville
Listed and Sold in 3 day!
$165,000
Come take a look at this well-maintained, ranch style home in Mooresville! Full brick home features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It's open living room, with brick fireplace, leads into the kitchen. Great space in the master bedroom and the master bath with large vanity. The home has an attached, one-car garage with storage cabinets throughout. Large back yard with storage shed. Call Today!

331 Culp Street, Mooresville
$100,000
SOLD
Spectacular NEW remodeled home in Mooresville. Open floor plan with hardwood floors throughout. All new windows, light fixtures, fresh paint and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Tile bathroom and laundry room. Enjoy evenings sitting in the screened in porch. Call today!


87 McCurdy Street NW, Concord
$212,250
SOLD
Fantastic brick townhouse located in popular Afton Village!Front door enters into hardwood floors throughout entire main level. Large living room with fireplace.Dining area opens to granite kitchen with tile back splash. Huge granite kitchen counter adds extra eating space. Laundry room off kitchen.Second floor provides large 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.Back stone patio area, fully fenced and walk-in to 2 car garage. Afton Village boast many restaurants, bars, YMCA, shopping and MORE!Call today!


4. Visiting Carowinds Theme Park

Ride a Roller Coaster in Two States at Once

Thrill-seekers, buckle up! The amazing roller coasters at Carowinds theme park, located on the border between North and South Carolina near Charlotte, are calling your name. This fun-filled theme park features so many awesome amusement rides, and you’ll want to return again and again.
One of the most popular roller coasters, Thunder Road, is a wooden roller coaster that takes riders from state to state, and it’s the only one in the world to do so! There’s nothing like riding a wooden roller coaster, and the two adjacent tracks on this ride will remind you of the Dragon Challenge at Universal Studios.
Roller coaster lovers will be able to try a huge variety of roller coasters, including a stand-up coaster (Vortex), a face-down roller coaster (Nighthawk), a roller coaster that you ride forward and then backward (Carolina Cobra), and of course, Intimidator, the roller coaster that holds the record for height, speed and length in the Southeast.
This theme park offers some of the most amazing roller coasters in the U.S., and Carowinds does a great job of mixing the atmosphere of a historic theme park with innovative rides that rival favorites from well-known parks.

Tons of Fun in North and South Carolina

If you’re not a huge roller coaster fan, there are still lots of fun things to do at Carowinds. You could enjoy the fun waterpark, Boomerang Bay, which is located inside the park (and included with your admission!). You also won’t want to miss out on great shopping and dining, live shows, and the dinosaur-themed section of the park. We also suggest stopping to take an old-timey photo or buy a funky hat.
Whether you love to explore amusement parks with friends, family or a big group, you should definitely add Carowinds to your list. Plan your next visit to the “Thrill Capital of the Southeast”! You can save on your trip to Carowinds by searching for hotel coupons to use nearby.

       

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Monday, June 5, 2017

June 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter


June 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
2. Seven Cost Nothing Tips to Sell Your Home
3. Just Listed/Sold Properties
4.Father’s Day freebies and deals

1. Petit Home Team NEWS

This is a Cinderella story and the ending will soon be written...the team is the 10U Red Sox from the Mooresville Recreation department. We are on the verge of the completing a memorable run in the end of year tournament. It has been fun season coaching and watching these girls get better every time they hit the field. Our regular season had a few ups and downs but when the playoffs start, everyone gets a clean slate. We ended up being the number 6 seed and had our first game with the number 3 seeded Storm. Defense and hitting win championships and that's what we did as we ended up winning our first game 9-6. Our second match-up featured us against the number 2 seed. We did not disappoint our fans, playing hard all game and winning 5-3. The Championship game is against the undefeated, number 1 seed LYAA...a re-match of last years game....Follow the Petit Home Team on how we do tonight.....

2. Seven Cost Nothing Tips to Sell Your Home 


1. Cleaning your Home Helps Sell it Faster

One of the first things you should do, and it should go without saying, is clean. Cleaning your home so that it presents at it's absolute best is extremely important for anyone who wants to sell their home fast and for top dollar, it's also one of the least expensive home improvements you will find. Dusting, organizing, and if you must, find storage to move all of your stuff into. Your home should be clean and for those with a lot of stuff you must find storage and open the rooms.
Decluttering is different from cleaning yet it adds to the cleanliness of the home and opens it up as well. A home can feel clean when there is less clutter. Some of the bigger mistakes sellers make is leaving things all over the kitchen counters and tables. Buyers want to see the countertops without having to fight through this month's edition of U.S. Weekly. The less clutter in your home the better chance you have of getting it sold fast.
Cleaning, organizing and removing unnecessary items in the house is going to cost you nothing. It will also add to the value of the home and help it sell faster than it would otherwise.

2. Depersonalizing Your Home

Anything that personalizes your home needs to be removed, or changed.
For instance, if you have pictures of your family you should take them down. It's harder for someone to imagine themselves living there if they're looking at pictures of your and your family. Anything religious should be removed as well because not everyone is religious or is the same religion as you. It's pretty easy to depersonalize your house, and it's going to cost you nothing to do it. The results will be beneficial to getting your home sold faster and maintaining it's value.
Other ways you can depersonalize your house that may cost you little to no money, and improve the value, is paint. If some of your walls are not neutral colors, or have marks that show signs of wear and tear, you may want to consider investing a little money in neutral color paints. Buyers don't typically love the pink bathroom look, or the orange kitchen.  Even if you do, not everyone does. Go neutral, stay safe, and appeal to the maximum number of buyers with your color choices.
Ask your local Real Estate Agent if you have any questions about colors because there is a good chance they know what colors are selling faster.

3. Arrange Furniture

Aside from 'staging' the home, you can simply arrange the furniture in a way that opens the room and is more inviting to buyers. You don't necessarily need the furniture in the exact place that you have it already and rearranging furniture can help you sell the house. If you have one couch facing the television, yet it's completely in the way of walking from one room to the other you'll want to arrange it in a different way.
This goes for the furniture outside of your home as well. Whether it's a front porch, a deck, or a pool and patio you want to arrange the furniture so that it is more presenting. If you have a large family maybe you don't want 6 pool chairs outside, maybe two will do and you can move the other two into storage. This will open up the pool area so that it seems larger. Obviously this is a minute detail however these details add up to big time impacts for buyers!
4. Landscape the Yard
Your once chance to make a first impression is how your home presents when buyers drive up to it.
That's why landscaping is one of the best things you can do to help sell your home faster. By ensuring the house exterior is clean and organized your home will sell faster and for more money. There shouldn't be items laying around in the front, side, or backyard. No matter what part of the country you're in you need to pay attention to the exterior of your home and it's appearance, you know buyers will!
If there are a bunch of leaves and sticks in the yard, you must clean it. Additionally, there could be trees leaning towards the house, or close enough that it may scare buyers. Depending on the area you live it may make sense to either remove the tree or let buyers know you will remove it if that is a concern. One of our recent high-end buyers and I were looking at a home for sale in Cary and she made point that the trees in the backyard concerned her. Some of the buyers that see large trees in the backyard will mention it as a concern and some won't. It's something to consider.
While landscaping may not be a make or break for all buyers, it certainly will help your house sell.
5. Presenting Your House
The way your home presents is important, just as if you were a buyer, you would want the home to present well. A lot of people have recommended baking cookies yet studies have shown that white tea and figs are the best smells for selling modern and new construction homes, while baked bread and coffee are better options for traditional and older homes. One thing you can be sure of is that a buyer is not going to want the home if it smells bad so at the very least you need to make sure the aroma inside the house is pleasant.
Open the closets, make the entrance extra inviting, remove the personal items, and definitely remove all signs of pets.

6. Hiding All Signs of Pets

Selling a home with kids is challenging, and selling a home with pets can be even harder. 
The best thing to do if you're selling a home with pets is to make sure there is absolutely no way of knowing a pet lives there. One turn off for buyers is the smell of cats, dogs, and any other pets you may have at home. You will want to remove all signs of odors and stains your pets have caused. If there is any damage that they may have caused you'll want to be sure you fix it.
A lot of Real Estate Agents will recommend you move the pets from your home before the showings. Did you know you are liable for your pet's actions while potential buyers are inside your home? Be sure everyone is safe and they you take appropriate precautions.
7. The Sale is in the DETAILS!
There are a lot of things you can do to help your home sell faster and for more money. Pretend you are a buyer and pay special attention to all of the details inside your house. When walking around your home, before listing it for sale, look for every reason why someone wouldn't want to buy your home. If you have even the slightest feeling that if you change something your home may show better, do it.
When you are extremely detailed buyers will appreciate it, and the results will show in the purchase price and number of days on market. There are selling strategies in real estate and if followed/implemented correctly will give big returns.

3.Just Listed/Sold properties

331 Culp Street, Mooresville
$115,000
Under Contract in 3 days!
Spectacular NEW remodeled home in Mooresville. Open floor plan with hardwood floors throughout. All new windows, light fixtures, fresh paint and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Tile bathroom and laundry room. Enjoy evenings sitting in the screened in porch. Call today!


108 Chollywood Drive, Mooresville
$279,000
This home is like brand new. It is very well maintained. Eat in kitchen has an Island, granite, & stainless steel appliances. Crown molding, hardwood floors. large laundry room & loft upstairs. Gas logs in living room. The hallway bathroom has tile & grout and dual sinks. The large master suite has a large closet and beautiful bathroom. The master bath has dual sinks, garden tub, and walk in shower. Two car garage with garage door opener, fenced yard, large, corner lot. Must see!


4.Father’s Day freebies and deals

Father's Day is Sunday June 18th


       

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter


May 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
2. Home Staging Trends in 2017
3. Just Listed/Sold Properties
4. Creative Tequila Drinks for Cinco De Mayo

1. Petit Home Team NEWS

It's gardening season at the Petit household! This year our theme was "less is more" as we did not over-plant our raised bed garden. We planted 1 cherry tomato, 2 big boy tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 squash and green beans to grow up on the white fence. The front will boast pretty azaleas and a rose plant in the corner. While I was waiting in line to buy those tomato cages at Southern States, a gentleman from Wisconsin shared with me some wisdom when it comes to gardening: a teaspoon of Epson salt makes the plants grow huge! I cannot wait to see the results....Happy May! 

2. Home Staging Trends in 2017

Warm Textures

Throughout 2016, we saw rustic textures and surfaces rising in popularity in home staging and design as homeowners became more attracted to their warmth and natural appeal. Textiles like reclaimed wood and cork bring a lot of character to a space while remaining neutral (an important aspect to home staging). The clean look of modern design is still popular with buyers, but the coldness of it is less appealing. Add some warm, natural textures to your home staging to create the perfect balance and make buyers feel at home.


Contemporary Glamour

A new style that a lot of home buyers are responding to is contemporary glamour. This look takes the clean lines of contemporary design and accents it with some luxurious touches like faux fur and metallic or glass surfaces. The object of contemporary glamour is to create a space that is comfortable but upscale, simple but lavish. Buyers love how this look makes them feel like they are somewhere special while still capturing a contemporary sensibility.

Taupe

Last year, the most popular neutral was gray, but in 2017 expect to see a lot of taupe. Even Sherwin Williams named it their Neutral Color of the Year. Taupe is a warmer neutral that is a cross between gray and brown that fits with the overall desire for a cozy, yet contemporary space. Pair it with white and black to create some beautiful contrast that is perfect for home staging.

Green

Pantone announced their 2017 Color of the Year to be Greenery, a vibrant green plucked right from nature that is a fabulous choice for both home staging and residential design. (After all, green is nature’s neutral.) If you want to accent your neutral palette with a pop of color, green is one of our favorites for home staging and will be particularly popular in 2017. It pairs wonderfully with taupe, which we just mentioned as the Neutral Color of the Year, and is ideal with rustic touches like wood and cork.
You can incorporate this color in textiles, like pillows or a throw, or you can use it in a more subtle way by placing some actual greenery in the form of plants around your home.

Copper Accents

Metallic décor has been in for a few years now, but copper will be getting most of the attention in 2017. It has a more antique look to it that brings a lot of character to a space and is completely timeless. Not only can it take on a glamorous vibe, it can also look more rustic and masculine depending on the sheen and how you use it.
Another great thing about copper is its health benefits. Copper reduces more than 99.9% of bacteria, which makes it perfect for high bacteria areas like the kitchen sink, faucets, and hardware.
3.Just Listed/Sold properties


87 McCurdy Street NW, Concord
$220,000
Fantastic brick townhouse located in popular Afton Village!Front door enters into hardwood floors throughout entire main level. Large living room with fireplace.Dining area opens to granite kitchen with tile back splash. Huge granite kitchen counter adds extra eating space. Laundry room off kitchen.Second floor provides large 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.Back stone patio area, fully fenced and walk-in to 2 car garage. Afton Village boast many restaurants, bars, YMCA, shopping and MORE!Call today!



162 Twin Lakes Drive, Statesville NC
$429,900
Spectacular WATERFRONT home in Fort Dobbs Farms!Grand foyer entrance welcomes you into granite kitchen w/hardwood floors.Formal Dining area and granite kitchen island.French doors open to back deck overlooking LAKE. Sunken living room w/trey ceilings and fire-placed sitting area.2nd floor offers master suite bedroom w/walk in closet,master bathroom and outside porch.Loft provides family room/sitting area.Third floor BR w/full bath.Add'l features 2 car garage,storage in BASEMENT and 2 acre lot!


5411 Griffith Rd, Monroe
SOLD $385,000


720 Lakeview Shores Loop, Mooresville
SOLD $505,000

4.Creative Tequila Drinks for Cinco De Mayo


The Classico

2 oz Blanco Tequila
½ oz Cointreau
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup (1:1)
Shake & strain over fresh ice into glass with salted-rim.
Optional: Garnish with a lime wheel. 

Hombre

2 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Melbec
Shake and strain over fresh ice.
Using the back of a spoon, layer Malbec onto top of drink.
Optional Garnish: Orange wheel.

Fire and Ice

2 oz Reposado Tequila
½ oz Blood Orange Liqueur
2 Cucumber Slices (muddled)
2 Jalapeno Slices (lightly muddled)
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Syrup (1:1)
Shake & strain over fresh ice into glass with salted-rim.
Optional Garnish: Cucumber slices & fresh Jalapeño sprinkled with Salt

Deconstructed Margarita

1 ½ oz Blanco Tequila
1 Lime Wedge
Salt
(Pictured above) Enjoy as you see fit!


       

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter


April 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
2. Natural Spring Cleaning For A Healthy Home
3. Just Listed/Sold Properties
4. How to obtain a NC Real Estate licence

1. Petit Home Team NEWS

 Wrestling season has come to an end and what a great 6 month ride it was! Tripp and Nolan participated in the final tournament of the season. The NC Rookie AAU State tournament was held at Concord Arena and both boys came home with GOLD hardware. Coach Pepere and myself have truly enjoyed coaching and watching every single one of the boys work hard. They cheer loud for one other when the other is wrestling. I usually have to hold them back to the side of the mat! Now we are on to softball season with my daughter's 10U team. 
Go Red Sox!

2. Natural Spring Cleaning For A Healthy Home

    1. Brighten your sink by squeezing some lemon juice in the kitchen sink and sprinkle with baking soda. Scrub with a brush to make it shiny and germ free.
    2. Make a window cleaner by putting vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Add some essential oils such as lemon or orange to make it smell like citrus and clean as usual but without the toxins.
    3. You can also use the mixture above to spray in your refrigerator or microwave as an antibacterial spray. Just spray and wipe.
    4. Clean those coffee/tea stained mugs by diluting some baking soda in your mugs with warm water. Let sit for 20 minutes or so, scrub and rinse to remove stains.
    5. Mix baking soda with some dish soap (natural of course) and a few drops of tea tree to make a scrub to clean the bathrooms. There are many ways to clean our homes naturally which are much healthier for us and our families then the old fashion way.
    6. Use liquid castile soap and baking soda to make a soft scrub for bathtubs and bathroom sinks.
    7. Wash all the blankets and curtains using your own homemade laundry soap recipe that you can start by grating a bar of castile soap in front of the television.
    8. Clean all your wooden surfaces using a liquid castile soap wooden surface cleaner that is a great alternative to traditional Pine Sol or Pledge.
    9. Break out the baking soda to clean your toilet or absorb odors in trashcans and on carpets.
    10. The most important spring cleaning hack of them all is to open your windows while cleaning! Even with green cleaners, indoor air is effected by cleaning products, so you want to release the build up of VOCs and scents!
3.Just Listed/Sold properties



817 N. Race St, Statesville NC
$274,900
Truly unique opportunity! Choose your builder and your own decor to complete this gorgeous 4 bd/5 bath colonial home in the heart of Statesville. Or, work with the owner/builder who is willing to complete the home of your dreams!!This home features a master on the 1st or second floor; in all 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with all the bells and whistles! Completed renovations include new landscaping, electrical, windows, stone foundation, and a 2600 sf. addition. The home is now, 4100 sq ft.



162 Twin Lakes Drive, Statesville NC
$429,900
Spectacular WATERFRONT home in Fort Dobbs Farms!Grand foyer entrance welcomes you into granite kitchen w/hardwood floors.Formal Dining area and granite kitchen island.French doors open to back deck overlooking LAKE. Sunken living room w/trey ceilings and fire-placed sitting area.2nd floor offers master suite bedroom w/walk in closet,master bathroom and outside porch.Loft provides family room/sitting area.Third floor BR w/full bath.Add'l features 2 car garage,storage in BASEMENT and 2 acre lot!

http://www.tourfactory.com/1756419



8803 Samara Ct, Charlotte NC
SOLD for $160,000


112 Haley Ct, Mooresville NC
SOLD for $375,000


4.How to obtain a NC Real Estate license

The process for obtaining a license by examination is:

  1. Applicant completes required real estate course or otherwise satisfies pre-license requirements.
  2. Applicant files application form and fee with Commission, either online or in paper form.
  3. Commission determines applicant's eligibility for licensing examination and sends qualified applicants a notice of examination eligibility.
  4. Applicant contacts testing service to pay examination fee and schedule examination.
  5. After applicant passes the examination, Commission determines whether applicant possesses the requisite “character” for licensure.
  6. Commission issues license to qualified applicant.
Additional Information
Real Estate Licensing in North Carolina can be viewed here.

The North Carolina Real Estate Manual is available for online purchase

The North Carolina Real Estate License Law and Commission Rules (including the Trust Account Guidelines and Comments on the Law and Rules) is available for online purchase

list of Commission-approved schools offering real estate pre-licensing and post-licensing courses is available. 


       

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