March 15 2019

TRI Pointe Group Teams with Amazon to Offer Smart Homes Featuring Amazon Alexa

by Erin

TRI Pointe homesmart home

TRI Pointe Group has teamed with Amazon to offer its new homebuyers smart homes featuring Amazon Alexa as an extension of HomeSmart®, TRI Pointe Group’s suite of state-of-the-art home technology and automation features. HomeSmart®, activated and supported by Amazon, is being implemented across all six of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands.
Amazon Alexa is activated by merely using simple voice commands such as ‘Alexa, good morning’ that can be used to adjust features in the home such as the lighting, temperatures, and even a musical selection. The new smart home offering features Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Honeywell Lyric 2 Smart Thermostat or Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Schalge or Kwikset Smart Door Lock (in select markets), and a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Recirculation Pump (in select markets) just to name a few.
To help new homebuyers maximize their HomeSmart® technology at no extra charge, the package includes an on-site home activation appointment with an Amazon Expert to customize the smart home experience and Amazon Expert activation support. This allows for ease of access to pose any questions and address any concerns, although there may not be very many as the rate of customer satisfaction is high. Customers have rated Amazon Experts at 4.9 out of 5 stars. “We are constantly evolving and aiming higher to meet and exceed customer expectations,” said Tom Mitchell, president, and chief operating officer of TRI Pointe Group.

It is now more common than not to have control of your home in the palm of your hand. These new home smart features will suit families with their every need as well as give them peace of mind whether in the home or away.  If you forget to turn off the heat before a family vacation, it’s no problem.  You can simply adjust your settings on your mobile device and focus on the family fun ahead.
TRI Pointe Group® is based in Irvine, California and is a family of premium regional homebuilders that designs, builds, and sells homes in multiple major U. S. markets. The TRI Pointe Group family consists of Maracay™ in Arizona, Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes® in Washington, Trendmaker® Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes® in California, Colorado and North Carolina, and Winchester® Homes in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group was recognized on the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in Fortune Magazine in 2017. They were also named Builder magazine's Builder of the Year in 2015.

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February 12 2019

February Realtor of the Month: Julie P. Tuggle

by Erin

Julie Tuggle Headsho

The New Homes realtor of the month is Julie Tuggle, broker, and owner of Carolina Buyer’s Agent.  Julie has been consistently providing content for our Charlotte market real estate update for the area of Charlotte, NC. Julie opened her firm in 1998 after four years of working for a traditional broker.  She foresaw a need for a firm that solely represented the needs of buyer’s interests in the Charlotte area and created just that by giving them the negotiating advantage.


A dual agency is a firm where the listing broker represents both the seller and buyer in the same real estate transaction.  A dual agent is obligated not to divulge any confidential information to either the buyer or the seller and must conduct themselves in a hands-off manner.  Unlike a dual agency, Carolina Buyer’s Agent is focused on the specific needs of the buyer and specializes in For-Sale-By-Owner homes.  Julie and her team are committed to representing you by putting your needs at the forefront.


If you are in the search of a new home in Charlotte and would like a realtor that has your best interest in mind, be sure to contact Julie Tuggle with all of your home buying needs.  


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January 6 2010

Pinehurst Homes for Sale: Camden Villas at Mid South Club

by brook

A tranquil, upscale Southern lifestyle where the green is king – that’s what Pinehurst, North Carolina offers its residents. The Pinehurst-Southern Pines area is home to world-renowned courses that host countless tournaments per year. What gold enthusiast wouldn’t love to live there? Fortunately, they can! Pinehurst condos for sale in the Mid South Club, a well-known, master-planned golf community, offer buyers the luxury lifestyle right off the green that they dream of, whether part time or year round.

Now, Epcon Communities has recently made their mark on the Mid South Club with Camden Villas. Camden Villas features 58 ranch-style condominiums situated on the highly acclaimed Arnold Palmer signature golf course. Surrounded by four holes of golf, this site offers dramatic views of the golf course, ponds, and the Mid South Clubhouse. For some, that’s reason enough to call this place home. However, you’d probably like to know a little more about what awaits inside.

At these two and three bedroom ranch-style condominiums with Carolina rooms and attached 2-car garages, exterior maintenance and lawn care is provided for the ultimate maintenance-free lifestyle. And although you’re likely to spend the majority of your time on the course, you may also enjoy the private fitness facility and designer-decorated clubhouse, which provide the perfect place for gathering with friends.

Carefree and sophisticated – isn’t that what the active adult years are meant to be? For more information, contact Camden Villas at Mid South Club by calling the clubhouse/office at (910) 724-9555.


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November 19 2009

Massey's New Townhomes Reinvent Southern Hospitality

by jeb

Charlotte North Carolina New Homes For Sale - Massey

Looking for great features, a pristine location, and plenty of southern charm? If so, then you've come to the right spot at Massey, a stunning new townhome community in the Charlotte area that features arboreal streets, inviting neighborhood parks, a clubhouse, and a whole lot of community fun. The new townhomes for sale at Massey feature a spectacular two-story clubhouse, a Jr. Olympic pool with a slide, and tons of great community footpaths that can be used for walking or jogging. And with local attractions like Lake Wylie, Regent Park Golf Club, Ballantyne, and the excellent Fort Mill School system, Massey is a great place to live for both young professionals and families alike.

Massey Kitchen - Charlotte New Homes For Sale

A small town that is permeated with the kind of small-town southern charm that seems to only exist within the movies, Fort Mill is a great place to raise a family! With attractions like Carowinds Amusement Park, the Charlotte Knights AAA minor league baseball, and bountiful peach orchards, there is plenty to do. And with the Anne Springs Close Greenway, residents of this cozy town are close to an extensively-protected natural area that consists of around 2,300 acres of forests, pastures, and lakes, as well as lots of trails that are perfect for hiking and biking, as well as horseback riding.

For the times when you're looking for a bit more of urban excitement, Fort Mill has the good sense to be close to a truly fantastic American city- Charlotte, North Carolina. The largest city in  South Carolina's neighbor to the north, Charlotte is replete with tremendous dining, fabulous shopping, and wonderful recreational opportunities. Known as the "Queen City" (After the German Princess, Charlotte of Mecklenburg), Charlotte was also recently named as the third most undervalued real estate market by Forbes magazine, and was named as the "Best place to live in America" by, due to its cultural vibrancy and exciting business sectors.

Charlotte Homes For Sale - Massey Living Room

The Charlotte new townhomes for sale at Massey are currently available in several masterfully-designed expert floorplan options, ranging from 1,795 to 2,946 square feet, containing between 3-4 bedrooms and 2-4 baths, and available for prices that start from around $233,990. If you would like to learn more about one of these superlative new townhomes at Massey, please call 803-396-2991.


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October 14 2009

Excitement Grows Of The Expansion Of Award Winning Polo Club

by racheal

New Homes For Sale In Charlotte NC - Polo Club Silver Oak

Located in the beautiful town of Matthews, these extraordinary new homes for sale shall serve as the follow-up to The Polo Club of Matthews, an award-winning development. Not to mention these new home are located only 25 minutes from downtown Charlotte and other key regional attractions.

So where do you find these extraordinary new homes? At Silver Oaks. The Polo Club at Silver Oaks features 94 luxury ranch-style courtyard villas priced from the $190s to the low $300s. You'll find opulence in this charming village-like atmosphere and peace of mind that you'll no longer have to worry about the hassles of home maintenance. If you are looking for a unique, maintenance-free home look no further.

The Polo Club at Silver Oaks features 7 award-winning floor plans. These new Charlotte homes for sale come with an abundance of included amenities like include a two and a half car attached garages, tray ceilings, designer kitchens, covered porches, ample storage, and private enclosed courtyards. You alos have the option to personalize your new home with an array of exciting assortments including solid surface or granite countertops; custom  cherry or maple cabinets, hardwood floors, energy efficient appliances, outdoor water features, fire pits and much, much more.


Polo Club at Silver Oaks New Homes For Sale Yards

You will find remarkable value and efficiency in your new home designs. Experience everything you were looking for in a new home, with the look and feel of a single-family home yet all of the benefits of maintenance-free living. At The Polo Club at Silver Oaks you will find time to take a morning stroll around the neighborhood or enjoy nature at the adjacent 5-acre park. Socialize in the clubhouse with your new neighbors and friends or break a sweat in our Fitness Center. With The Polo Club at Silver Oaks maintenance free living, all your yard work and exterior home maintenance will be taken care of for you. So take back your weekends and enjoy all that The Polo Club at Silver Oaks new homes in Charlotte have to offer you.

There are an endless number of exciting activities and relaxing ways to enjoy your maintenance-free community. Do you enjoy planning parties and get-togethers?  Then joining the Social Committee is for you. Enjoy helping others?  Join the Helping Hands Committee. Have an eye for detail? Try the Architectural and Landscape Committee. If you are looking for an active life style, then check out what The Polo Club at Silver Oaks new homes for sale.


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October 13 2009

Polo Club at Weddington Meets Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park

by racheal

Matthews New Homes For Sale

In the heart of Matthews is The Polo Club at Weddington is nestled in Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park. These new Matthew homes for sale add a small town charm with beautiful natural surroundings. It is with The Polo Club’s bordering wooded areas, which give these new homes a distinctive, intimate setting.
The Polo Club features unique European Country style architecture, and a beautiful landscape design along with maintenance-free ranch-style condominium living.  If you are looking to down size or just want easy one floor living, these new homes for sale are what you have been looking for!  

The new homes at The Polo Club at Weddington built around a designer-decorated clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool, and a health & fitness facility exclusively for homeowners. If a clubhouse, swimming pool, and fitness center are not enough to keep you occupied you will love the convenience of having the Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park just outside your new home. Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park features 265 acres complete with a stocked lake, walking trails, biking trails, indoor and outdoor picnic areas, and tennis courts.

Not to mention that the new homes at The Polo Club are in close proximity to quaint downtown Matthews, with shopping, dining, and easy access to I-485 and downtown Charlotte.

The Polo Club At Matthews New Homes Club House

The Polo Club at Weddington provides a blend of form and function to provide a new perspective while maintaining traditional charm.  Great rooms are a true passion at the Polo Club. With cathedral ceilings, divided light windows and distinctive fireplaces as focal points, the space feels open and inviting. In fact, our Classic and Cathedral Series of homes are so uncommon; they are patented and copyright protected by the federal government. The openness of the great room sets the tone for the entire floor plan. Throughout these new Charlotte homes for sale you will find quality revealed in everything from ceramic tile entry flooring to rich wood kitchen cabinets.

Both the Classic and Cathedral Series new condos for sale are distinguished by visually exciting interior and exterior design elements, superior construction materials and coveted quality features normally reserved for costlier homes. Nowhere is this more obvious than on your patio or veranda that these new homes were built to enhance the natural beauty. This is your oasis. At the Polo Club at Weddington your job is to enjoy the natural surroundings of your new home while the friendly community maintenance staff job is to maintain them. A professional property manager keeps the exterior of your home and grounds well maintained. So you will have time to play knowing that all your yard work and exterior home maintenance is taken care of for you.

Meet friends at the community pool. Gather in the designer decorated clubhouse on a crisp fall football afternoon. Work out as vigorous or relaxed as you like in the fitness center. Or be adventurous and take your newly discovered free time to embark on a new path.

View a video of this exciting new community here.


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October 12 2009

Polo Club At Mountain Island Lake Are Now Open For Sale

by racheal

New Homes For Sale In Charlotte NC - The Polo Club At Mtn. Island Lake

The Polo Club features luxury ranch-style villas in a quaint gated community that gives you the peace of mind that you'll no longer have to deal with the hassles of home maintenance. Epcon Communities award-winning models are now OPEN and presale of a limited number of single family courtyard homes has begun. The 2009 sales movement has been strong so don't miss out on your chance to enjoy the carefree lifestyle experience of owning an Epcon Communities home. 

If you are looking for a unique, maintenance-free new home in Charlotte North Carolina, look no further. The Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake features 6 award-winning floor plans including the 2009 Courtyard Collection and the Cathedral Series. Special features at The Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake new homes for sale include large, private-enclosed courtyards, spacious kitchens with islands, 2½ car attached garages, tray ceilings and ample storage in the Courtyard Collection. The unique features in the Cathedral Series include four-season sunrooms, two-car attached garages, cathedral ceilings, large round-top windows, private entrances, ample storage and quaint patios.

These new Charlotte new homes for sale allow you to personalize your home with an array of exciting selections including solid surface or granite countertops; custom oak, cherry or maple cabinets, hardwood floors, and even energy efficient appliances. You will find great value and efficiency in your new home design. The Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake allows you to enjoy both the look and feel of a single-family home with all of the benefits of maintenance-free living. 

With all the exterior home maintenance taken care of for you, you can find the time to take a morning stroll and enjoy nature on the peaceful and relaxing walking trails. You can also find the time to enjoy the clubhouse, break a sweat at the Fitness Center, or entertain friends and family in the full furnished kitchen and dining area at the clubhouse.

There are an endless number of exciting activities and relaxing ways to enjoy your maintenance-free new home. These new homes for sale offer 2 - 3 bedrooms, 2 - 2.5 bathrooms and start from the $190's. For more information on The Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake in Charlotte, NC take Highway 16 North for approximately 10 miles. Turn right on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. Make the next left on Callabridge Court. The Polo Club is at the end of Callabridge Court.

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September 23 2009

At Northeast Charlotte An Epcon Communities, Shows Off Highly Desirable New Homes

by racheal

Charlotte Home For Sale

At Northeast Charlotte an Epcon Communities, shows off the highly desirable and well-located new community of Ridge Road Villas. These new home at Ridge Road Villas offers you fine shopping, dining, and entertainment without going far from home.

Ridge Road Villas homeowners can enjoy their carefree lifestyle without all of the headaches a typical homeowner must endure, for these new homes for sale offer a maintenance free community. Not to mention you will be glad to have all that free time to enjoy the community clubhouse, pool, and state of the art work out facility. These amenities make it easy to relax and meet up with your new neighbors. You can watch the big game on the clubhouse big screen TV, hang out with friends as you cool down in the pool, or meet a new work out buddy to keep you motivated at the community gym.


You will be proud to call Ridge Road Villas your new home with the stunning landscaping and striking European Country design of each home. Epcon Communities is good at blending form and function to provide a new single living standard while upholding the traditional charm. These new Charlotte homes for sale offer cathedral ceilings, divided light windows and distinctive fireplaces as focal points so that the home feels open and inviting. The great room sets the tone for this unique floor plan and your home is guaranteed to be completely finished and ready for you to move in. Head down and see these one of a kind homes for yourself at 4712 Boomerang Way,Charlotte, NC  28269. Or call at 704-947-1402.



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September 11 2009

New Homes in Indian Trail

by racheal

Indian Trail now offers new homes in North Carolina master-planned community, Brandon Oaks. Within Brandon Oaks community you will find winding boulevards leading to 2 swimming pools with a water slide, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a small pond, playground, a soccer practice field & surrounding natural preserved lands. Brandon Oaks you can enjoy the country living while staying close to shopping, restaurants and more. Enjoy the lower taxes and well esteemed schools.

Indian Trail New Homes For Sale

These Indian Trail’s new homes for sale range from 3 - 6 bedrooms, 2 - 4 bathrooms, offer 2,529 - 4,443 sq. ft. and only start from the mid $200,000's. The Brandon Oaks homes offer an open, airy new home with plenty of windows. The Camarillo model featuring ample amount of space for the growing family with a formal dining room, that you will want to use all year round and not just saved for those holiday dinners. There is a grand two story family room with an open kitchen featuring a large island and breakfast bar! Enjoy weekend mornings loitering over the newspaper in the sunny breakfast nook. Downstairs you find a bedroom and half bath that can be used as a guest room or a home office. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms and the master suite. The luxurious master suite has a stylish bath and walk-in closets. Plus if you find you still need more space, there's an optional recreational room which can be built over the family room, or add an Owner's Retreat.


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September 5 2009

Charlotte Real Estate Market Conditions August 2009

by brook

M/I Homes Power Of Eight Promotion

Charlotte, North Carolina, which has enjoyed stable market conditions for some time, is on track to compete with some of the largest cities in the South within the next couple of decades.
It appears that Charlotte real estate prices have lowered slightly since last month’s stats were released, ensuring that Charlotte continues to be a buyer’s market; in fact, the median price of single family homes was at an attractive $217,962 in August. Considering the availability of new homes for sale in Charlotte, many of which are located within prestigious new home communities, this figure is an appealing one!

Of course, the average price appreciation across the entire Charlotte area began flattening at the onset of 2009; and, although prices have been on a slow decline ever since, recent data (like the Charlotte market action index of 15.23) indicates that prices may finally bottom out soon. While that’s good news for sellers, buyers still need not worry; Charlotte’s new home market includes all kinds of buyer incentives on newly constructed homes. One example of this is The Power of 8 promotion from MI Homes (a Charlotte-based builder), which offers up to $32,000 in options for first-time homebuyers. Since the promotion ends soon (just like the government first-time homebuyer tax credit), now is the time to inquire if an offer like this is of interest to you.


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