Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

September 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
2. Median Sale Price & Days on Market
3. Just Listed/Sold Properties
4.  Gaining Perspective

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
Keller Williams’ charity arm, KW Cares, was finally able to send in its three 18-wheeler trucks from Austin, Texas, to a waiting warehouse in Houston at 10:30 a.m. CDT, Friday. The trucks had volunteers aboard ready to work on unloading the trucks at the other end. Keller Wiliams spokesperson Darryl Frost said the company was expecting 700 to 1,000 volunteers to be working over Labor Day weekend. Packed with generators, nonperishable food, diapers, cleaning supplies, wheelbarrows, flashlights and more, the trucks have been prepared to roll out since Monday, when Hurricane Harvey continued to make its ugly way through the region and wreak havoc.
The address of the Houston warehouse is only known to Keller Williams associates and leaders at this stage as KW Cares is a charity for Keller Williams associates primarily.The flooded roadways of Houston made the small fleet unable to enter the city until today.
With 16 market centers and 4,400 associates in Harvey’s footprint, Keller Williams had lined up three warehouses to help with the aftermath — one in San Antonio, one in Corpus Christi and one in the dryer part of Houston. But because of the way the storm has developed, Houston is the command center.
As of Tuesday morning, Keller Williams has confirmed 312 KW agents whose houses have been damaged by the hurricane to some degree, said spokesperson Darryl Frost, who expects this to rise. Leadership had made sure to touch based with each of the affected 4,400 associates this week, he added. On Monday afternoon, Keller Williams sent an email out to all staff to outline what steps it was taking to help its agents in the affected communities. Many around the country have asked what they can do to help.
“Due to large amounts of flooding and destruction, KW Cares estimates that we will need to raise millions to aid those affected,” the company said, directing those able to assist to kwrelief.org to contribute monetary donations and indicate that it’s for Hurricane Harvey. “Our primary need is for financial donations as well as Visa, Target and Walmart gift cards.”
Executive Director of KW Cares, Kathy Neu, was heartened by stories of KW agents going beyond the call of duty in flood-stricken Houston.
“We have an agent in Houston who heard that the wait times for people in trouble were unbelievable,” she said. “After he got his family to safety, he got his kayak out and went back out to help other Keller Williams agents and their families; he also helped neighbors in the community.”
Once further damage has been assessed, KW Cares will implement the “Heart to Heart” program, in which a market center can elect to “adopt” a family and provide for their needs over the coming weeks.

2.Median Sale Price & Days on Market
Here is a look into what is going on in your local market. The charts show the average sales price and the average days on market for properties across the entire Carolina Multiple Listing Service. As you can see, there has been a very obvious trend in the market over the past year of homes selling faster and for a higher price. The Petit Home Team is here to help you navigate and take advantage of the current market conditions and would love to speak with you about your personal real estate goals. We would be more than happy to provide a consultation that will help you understand what your house is worth and to provide you with more detailed information on your local market.

3.Just Listed/Sold Properties

20300 Bethel Church Rd, Cornelius
Under Contract in 3 days!
Hard to find ranch in a fabulous location right near Lake Norman and all that Cornelius has to offer. Corner lot right on Bethel Church Rd with plenty of yard space. This home will not last long with features like a vaulted ceiling, large yard, and convex greenhouse window in the living room area. This property has been cared for very well and it shows.

7612 Maple Bluff Dr, Concord NC
Under Contract in 8 days!
Wonderful brick veneer Ranch home w/3 beds, 2 baths,located in desirable Maple Bluff neighborhood! Stone-front entrance opens to large living room and kitchen and computer niche. A chef's dream kitchen w/updated marble counter-tops,tile back-splash and separate dining areas.Formal dining room w/ gleaming hardwood floors.Sliders to screened in porch.Master suite boast amazing tiled bath w/super shower and jet-tub.4+garage spaces w/ full workshop.Gorgeous landscaping throughout the 1+ acre lot!

123 Golden Oak Dr, Statesville
Spectacular full brick veneer home w/finished BASEMENT and over 4400 square feet of living space!Located in desirable Meadow Oaks neighborhood.Grand foyer entrance opens to family room with stone fireplace,formal dining room,kitchen and Master suite.Fully updated kitchen features Viking appliances,granite counter-tops w/tile back-splash and custom cabinets.First floor Master suite w/full bath.Sliders to back deck and patio overlooking fabulous landscaping on .70 acre lot. Two car garage!

141 Sawhorse Drive, Mooresville

1824 Island Ford Rd, Statesville
4. Gaining Perscpective
This illustration speaks volumes to the many different perspectives on property in the marketplace. When you make the decision to buy or sell a home it is important to understand the perspective of each and every person involved throughout the transaction. Having this understanding will put you in a much better position to place a proper value on a home. The agents that make up the Petit Home Team are experts in the market and are equipped with the knowledge and perspective to help clients achieve the best results time and time again.




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

August 2017 Petit Home Team Newsletter

1. Petit Home Team NEWS
2. Ten Must Haves When Building a New Home
3. Just Listed/Sold Properties
4.  Easy Back To School Lunch Ideas

1. Petit Home Team NEWS

Football season is back! This is a very exciting time of year as both Tripp and Nolan are in their first year at Power House Pride Athletics. Please read the fundraising efforts below:

We are excited to launch our 2017 season and fundraising efforts. Our board and coaches have already begun to make personal commitments to our fundraising work. Together we have a goal of $5,000.00. The money we raise will benefit our Bennett Brown Scholarship Fund, which allows for student athletes to play in our organization regardless of their family’s abilities to pay. It also helps Power House to complete refurbishment of our equipment. Our plan is to reach our goal by utilizing two approaches. 
This year we will host our first Power House Fun Run and Movie on the lawn in early September and utilize our link for our families to email to family and friends or posted on social media sites.

Fun Run and Movie Night: 
The evening will start off with a fun run for our athletes. A fun run is a non timed walk/jog/run around the track. Athletes will collect donations per lap they complete or simply collect a straight gift. There will be a max number of laps. The fun run donation sheet will be emailed to you by your Admin or you can obtain a copy at any practice.

As the sun sets we will watch a football movie on the lawn together. Bring your blankets and chairs for your family. Concession will be available.

There will be an admission fee per car. The fee is either your collected pledges/gifts for the fun run or a donation to our fundraising efforts. The fun run is optional.

Fundraising Links:

This link can be used to secure donations on your student athletes behalf.

Lets get these pledges “running” in!
2. Ten Must Haves When Building a New Home


Talk about MUST HAVES when building a new home – this feature is a MUST MUST HAVE. No more lugging dirty laundry all over the house! Have laundry chutes installed in key places like the family bathroom and mud room so you don’t have to worry about rounding up dirty hampers from all around the house. The three primary options – in-wall, in-floor and in-cabinet laundry chutes, these are beautifully camouflaged & incredibly useful.


If you’ve got kids and/or pets, a mud room is definitely a must. Create a space by a back door that has towel hangers, shoe storage, and a small shower/drain area with a hand-held sprayer. By putting everything you need right by the door, you can make sure muddy shoes get hosed off and wet dogs get dried properly so that your home will remain better protected from tracked-in dirt. As must haves when building a new home go, this is a universal need for most families with pets, kids, or an active lifestyle. The room can be country casual, downright rustic or even elegant.


If you’re going to spend time and money on creating a beautiful kitchen back-splash, why ruin it with power outlets? Talk to your custom home builder about installing electrical outlets under the cabinets so that they remain hidden from view but are still easy to access for when you need to plug in appliances.



This is such a simple feature that will make a huge difference in your kitchen’s daily appearance. Take the decorative drawer cover under your sink and make it flip out for quick-and-easy sponge storage. Your sink will be free of soggy sponge clutter and you’ll be making use of previously pointless space


If you plan on using any sort of power tools, outdoor appliances, or decorations that require a plug, you will thank yourself for thinking ahead and installing plenty of easy-access outdoor outlets. Forget about long, tangled extension cords that create trip hazards and inevitably create an ugly, bright-orange line in your yard. With numerous outdoor outlets, you can easily install outdoor lighting and work on projects outside with much less hassle.


Bring on the tunes! If you already know where you want to put the sound system and entertainment center, talk to your custom home-builder about installing built-in speakers in the room. You’ll save yourself valuable floor or wall space and have the luxury of having your house literally be filled with music.


Solve the bathroom clutter problem before it starts. Install a bathroom drawer with built-in storage for personal care appliances like blow dryers, electric shavers, hair straighteners, and electric toothbrushes and also add some power outlets. Not only will this save you the headache of untangling power cords every time you need to use one of these appliances, but it will also keep your sink area clear of charging stations.
How many times have you lost the matching storage lid into the dark abyss of a deep kitchen cabinet? Or had to get on your hands and knees to search the very back of a under the counter cabinet? Solve these problems by switching out deep cabinets for deep drawers. You’ll be able to see and reach your kitchen items much more easily, and your back and knees will thank you.


Are you sick of fighting over taking out the trash? Make the trash take itself out. Ask your custom home-builder if it will be possible to install trash and recycling chutes in the kitchen that lead to bins in the garage or outside. No more trash cans full of last night’s fish stinking up the kitchen, and no more soda cans attracting ants.


Must Haves When Building a New Home
Chances are your home doesn’t need to be at optimal temperature 24/7. Invest in a smart thermostat so you can program your home to ease up on the energy use when no one is in the house. You can also program it to warm up the house a little before you wake up on cold winter mornings, or cool the house down right before you get home from the gym in the summer.

3.Just Listed/Sold properties
4901 Thunderbolt Rd, Concord NC

Beautiful spot in Concord including a home, a shop/barn (with electricity ran to it), and ample amounts of acreage. Very peaceful and serene setting with easy access to surrounding cities including Concord, Harrisburg, and Charlotte. Tons of potential here, so do not miss out on this opportunity!

4700 Thunderbolt Rd, Concord NC

Beautiful 19 acre property with plenty of privacy and wildlife. This parcel has road frontage on Thunderbolt Rd as well as Miami Church Rd. Tons of potential with this property and certainly not one to miss out on. Adjacent property 4900 Thunderbolt Rd is also listed for sale mls #3302522.

4. Easy Back To School Lunch Ideas

Lunch #1
Salami and cheese kabobs
Assorted fresh fruit
Pita chips with hummus

It just so happens that if you snap a standard wooden kabob skewer in half, it fits perfectly in the sandwich container. It also makes these kabobs the perfect size for little hands. I did salami and cheese here but I’ve included some other variations below. Use your imagination!
Kabob variations:
  • Swap out the salami for any type of deli meat your child prefers.
  • Add cubes of bread to create sandwich kabobs.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, olives, or pickles.

Lunch #2
Leftover grilled chicken
Cheese and crackers
Trail mix
Whenever we grill chicken, I always try to add an extra piece or two because it’s so nice to have the leftovers on hand for a quick lunch. Add some grapes, cheese and crackers, and a little trail mix for a complete meal.
  • Use store-bought rotisserie chicken.
  • Replace the trail mix with a dipping sauce for the chicken. Some mayonnaise or Ranch salad dressing mixed with a little BBQ sauce is really tasty and kid-friendly.

Lunch #3
Deli turkey and ham wrap with garden vegetable cream cheese and shredded Colby Jack cheese
Cheese popcorn
Veggies with Ranch dressing
Wraps are always a fun choice for kids and it’s easy to keep all kinds of ingredients on hand to make them interesting. The one here is super basic and starts with a flour tortilla with a smear of garden vegetable cream cheese. It’s then layered with deli turkey, ham, and shredded Colby Jack cheese. If your kids are more adventurous eaters, go for it! See the variations below – the possibilities are endless! I’ve also included some cheese popcorn and veggies with Ranch dressing for dipping.
Wrap Variations:
  • Add greens, shredded carrot or store-bought broccoli slaw.
  • Use any of the delicious flavors of store-bought spreadable cream cheese.
  • Replace cream cheese with hummus.
  • Make a turkey BLT wrap with deli turkey, crisp bacon, and thinly sliced tomato.
  • Use colorful, flavored wraps like sun-dried tomato or spinach.

Lunch #4
Turkey hummus pinwheels
Plain Greek yogurt with a honey drizzle
Pinwheels are fun – period. Tortillas, store-bought hummus, and deli meat make for a super easy, really tasty lunch item.Spoon some plain Greek yogurt into the sauce container and drizzle it with honey. This honey Greek yogurt dip is delicious with both fruit and pretzels! Try it for yourself, it is so simple but incredibly tasty.
Pinwheel Variations:
  • Add finely chopped greens, shredded carrot, or store-bought broccoli slaw.
  • Replace hummus with flavored cream cheese.
  • Add chopped olives.
Fruit Dip Variations:
  • Stir a small pinch of cinnamon and sugar into the yogurt before drizzling with honey.
  • Swirl a teaspoon of any flavor of jam into plain Greek yogurt.




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!

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. 

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
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!
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
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
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.