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Home Buying in Cornelius : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
You need to contact your real estate agent. They can make the corrections for you. Also, make sure that you double check the listing sheet that is posted in the local MLS - this is where Trulia gets their data. If Trulia is incorrect, then the MLS could have the wrong information as well. ... more
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Thu Aug 27, 2015
Julie Swinger answered:
Hi Pam,

Having access to MLS, there are certain ways to search for what you are looking for. I would love to help you find something that matches your criteria.

Please send me an email as I am in the Lake Norman area and would love to help!

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Tue Jul 15, 2014
Kelly Bescher answered:
I have lived and worked in Cornelius selling real estate for 13 years... And yet to find a truly unsafe neighborhood. There may be a street or two of lower income housing, but honestly you can't find a safer community!!!

If you are relocating, I'd love to give you a tour or send you some local info. Just give me a ring (or email) and let me know how I can best help.
Kelly Bescher
Keller Williams Realty
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Mon May 12, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Click on the Local Info tab above and review all areas of interest.
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Mon May 5, 2014
Sher Gillespie answered:
Cornelius in general is a great place to live with a family! The designers and the planners do a great job ensuring total family health and convenience. Also putting your needs first is the first class police and fire departments, they truly are the best! If there are retailers that follow, it is all pretty much the same and it would follow the Harris Teeter theme of high standards. You would be proud to call Antiquity your home! ... more
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Terry Rogers answered:
I agree with both Diana and Debbie! Millions of visitors head to North Carolina's beaches every year for vacationing, and many find themselves back to stay. Some top shores along North Carolina's coastline is Cape Hatteras National Seashore, stretching for 72 miles along the Atlantic Coast on the Outer Banks, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a skinny strip of barrier islands from Nags Head to Ocracoke Island. Another is Bald Head Island, in which you board a ferry for idyllic island life on the 12,000-acre Bald Head Island at the southernmost point of the cape islands along the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Emerald Isle is in the southern Outer Banks and is considered the "Crown Jewel" of North Carolina's Crystal Coast. You can set off on a coastal boat tour in search of dolphins, local birds and a glimpse of wild ponies on the barrier islands. A fourth awesome one is Wrightsville Beach, just east of Wilmington where scuba enthusiasts flock to the area to explore any of the 200 wrecks that sit on the ocean’s floor off the coast at Wrightsville’s sunny shores. One KEY FACTOR is ALL FOUR of these beaches have campgrounds, so if you want to bring a camper, your RV, please do! With these beaches being close to Charlotte between 3-5 hours, a lot of vacationers find themselves moving to Charlotte because of not just the closeness to the beaches, but Charlotte is roughly 2 hours from the mountains. You get the city life, the mountain life, and the beach life! ... more
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good evening, Carol:
The main water sports areas are found along the Catawba river or the various man-made lakes it feeds: Hickory, Norman, Mtn Island and Wylie. We are several hours from Atlantic Ocean beaches in the Myrtle Beach or Charleston regions. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Albert & Lynn Alvarez answered:
Dear R.J.,

You've posted a very good question. Here's what I know about taxes around Lake Norman area. In terms of tax rates, in fact, Cornelius has the lowest rate of all three towns (Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville). Here's the combined property taxes for the following towns: If inside town of Cornelius-$1.0557 per $100; If inside town of Davidson-$1.1657 per $100; If inside town of Huntersville-$1.0982. Here's the link to the information I just gave for 2013-2014...

There are different factors affecting the tax valuation which is the basis for a property's tax value. One of which is location. The west side of Cornelius has higher valuation because of its proximity to the lake. It is the basis, not the tax rate that jacks up property taxes. I believe it's the same reason why Davidson has the highest tax rate and tax valuation. As in real estate cliche: location, location, location. The prestige of Davidson College brings a higher valuation on homes in Davidson. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.


Lynn Alvarez, GRI,e-Pro
704-975-2429 (cell)
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Terry Rogers answered:
Yes, Admiral Quarters is a gorgeous Waterfront Community to live in! If you need assistance in more information, please call me!
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Colleen Hunt answered:
Lake Noman was created in the 60's when the Catabwa River was dammed for the power plant at the lower end of the lake. Duke Power controls the lake and what is built in it such as docks and sea walls. Crescent Resources was the division that controled the land around the lake and acted as the real estate company first leasing and then selling the property which was acquired when the lake was formed. Most likely, if the description says the lakefront is owned by Lake Association, there is a community area for lake access which is owned and controlled by the association. Generally, there are HOA dues associated with the upkeep of any community area. But, without knowing the exact one, it is difficult to provide specfics. Please feel free to call me at 704.380.0838 or e-mail me at if you would like me to look up the specifics for a particular subdivision. Thank you. ... more
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Nathan Wolf answered:
It should be recoreded at the Register of Deeds in the county in which it is located.

So contact the Register of Deeds for the county. They are very helpful and can help you find the documentation.

When they subdivided the land and created the subdivison / PUD (planned unit development) they had to record the documents.
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Wed May 26, 2010
Tony Orefice answered:
Hi Maggie,
As of my checking the MLS today, 5/26/10, the house at 8610 Lake Pines Drive is listed as Conditional, continue to show...which means an offer has been made and accepted but it is not a done deal. That can be for various reasons. However, the other house at 17206 Vintage Oak Ct. is still available. It is a beautiful house and is in a very nice neighborhood.

Contact me if I can be of service to you. Best of luck!

Tony Orefice
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