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We’ve all seen the news about big investors making their way through Charlotte buying up hundreds of properties. And if you’re like me, you were left wondering, “How can I get in on the action?”
Now that the major investment companies have all but left Charlotte, some people said it was a sign that the time to buy is behind us.
Well they’re wrong!
Forbes ranked the top 20 U.S. Cities that were the best places to invest in housing in 2014; Ranking the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia area No. 3!
Without these big investment companies, there is more opportunity for the rest of us to still get a great price on a new home.
The most important factor now is TIME!
As with any good deal, you need to act quickly while the prices and rates are still low to get the most bang for your buck, as they say.
This ranking reviewed the top 100 metropolitan areas using US census data. These 100 cities were then ranked on four factors: Population, home prices, home value and the local job economy.
Charlotte achieved the third spot because it has high population and job growth, and relatively low home prices that are most importantly, undervalued.
All together it makes buying a home in Charlotte a relatively low-risk investment.
The key to this ranking is the price that homes would have been without the recession and other external factors.
\As long as homes prices are below this price, then the home is undervalued, and typically a good investment.
In Charlotte, homes are 15% undervalued. That’s an average savings of over $36,000!
What this really means:
Buyers: Charlotte is one of the best places to invest in the entire country. This is because of its potential for growth and improvement, along with its low priced and undervalued homes.
Whether you are buying a home for yourself or looking for an investment property, the key is to buy now while the prices and mortgage rates are still low.
As the rates and prices gradually increase, this is fewer savings in your pocket.
If you are considering investing in Charlotte this year, please leave a comment in the section below. We welcome your thoughts on why you think it’s a great deal. And if you don’t, tell us why as well.
If you are ready to get to make the next move, click here for some of best deals hitting the market now!
Are you planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charlotte but still have no plans on where to spend it? Whether you’re looking to celebrate with your family or you want to leave your kids at home, there are actually a lot of New Year’s Eve parties happening around Charlotte. Below are some of the best events you can choose from.
Ring In 2014 With Howl At The Moon
December 31, 2013, 6 PM
Howl at the Moon Charlotte, 210 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
This New Year’s Eve part is featuring dueling pianos rocking all your favorite hits from 2013. Join for the ultimate Charlotte NYE experience, dance, drink and howl in the New Year at ‘Howl at the Moon’!
Champagne Supernova – $85 per person; seating included
The Big Shot – $70 per person; seating included
Early Bird General Admission – $30 per person; standing room
To purchase these packages, you can call Michele at 704-936-4695 or email CHARLOTTEEVENTS@HOWLATTHEMOON.COM.
5Church New Year’s Eve 2014
December 31, 2013, 10 PM
5Church Restaurant, Charlotte, NC
Open bar and buffet from 10pm to 2am. DJ Stephen will be present on the Warwick Dance Floor. Champagne toast at midnight live countdown of the ball drop festive party favors. Doors will open by 10 PM.
General admission is $65. You can call 704-919-1322 for inquires or visit www.5church.com. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Levine Children’s Hospital ‘Give Here For Kids Here’.
3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Party at VBGB
December 31, 2013, 9 PM
Vbgb Beer Hall And Garden (Nc Music Factory), Charlotte, NC
New Year’s Eve Party in Uptown Charlotte. Admission ticket is $60. Age suitability is 21 years old and up. You can call 704-333-4111 for ticket inquiries.
NYE 2014 – The Biggest Party of the Year
December 31, 2013, 8 PM
Bar Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Considered the biggest party of the year! Online advance ticket sales will start soon. You can contact 704-342-2557 for more details.
New Year’s Eve at Hilton Charlotte University Place
December 31, 2013 to January 1, 2014, 12:30 AM
Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte, NC
Enjoy the best of New Year’s Eve traditions with their annual New Year’s Eve party featuring a lavish dinner buffet, live entertainment, four hours of open bar, champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. They also offer exclusive “Platinum Package” includes deluxe overnight accommodations for two and breakfast on New Year’s Day! Call 704-547-7444 for inquiries. Prices vary per package. Age suitability is 21 years old and above.