Center Point is an exciting new high rise concept in Downtown Greensboro NC. Rather than try to describe it, a picture is worth a thousand words. View and click on the image below.

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Think luxury homes and what image do you have? Biltmore house, Taj Mahal, or maybe a 3-4,000 square foot brick home in a beautiful neighborhood on almost a half acre lot. There is a very desirable neighborhood in Charlotte that has beautiful homes that don’t stay on the market long. There are currently several listed by real estate agencies and several FSBO, for sale by owner. In many locations in the United States or the world, these homes would be considered luxury homes. Because they are in NC and North Carolina has not yet become as pricey as places like CA or Manhattan, one can have an incredible home on a spacious lot for the same price as a mediocre home elsewhere. This, of course, is changing with the popularity of Charlotte and NC. Spring is approaching and there will be an explosion of home buying activity in Charlotte and NC. If this sounds interesting, contact us at:


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There are plenty of luxury homes and estates in Charlotte NC and in North Carolina. What sets one apart from all the rest in NC and most of the nation, is timeless quality, reminiscent of the Biltmore Estate, a most desirable location, and unique privacy. 2019 Craigmore, in Pellyn Wood, in Charlotte NC, is presented to the world as that special haven. If you desire to live in Charlotte, with all the amenities of a big city, and located in North Carolina, perhaps the most popular destination in the country, look no further. The home is over 11,000 square feet of exquisite craftmanship. Walk into the 2 story library and you will swear you have been transported to the Biltmore House. The estate is composed or 4 parcels of land of approximately 4.6 acres in the most desirable area of Charlotte, SouthPark.

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NAR, the National Association of Realtors, has a new report out which shows the increasing interest in US real estate from european and foreign investors and such firms as Engel & Vöelkers Group, a german based real estate company. Here are some excerpts from the NAR report: 

“Despite a growing interest in Asia, U.S. real estate is first in the global property market among foreign investors with New York City and Washington, D.C. topping the list of global cities vying for foreign investors’ real estate dollars, according to the results of the 16th annual survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). The survey was conducted among the association’s nearly 200 members. Collectively, AFIRE members hold $700 billion of cross-border real estate, including $230 billion in the U.S. For the first time since the ‘global city’ category was added to the survey, U.S. cities have taken first and second spots. London ranked third, down from the top spot in 2006. China continues to be market to watch, being voted as the country offering the second best chance for capital appreciation ( U.S. was first). The gap between the U.S. and China has narrowed from 27 percentage points in 2005 to fewer than five percentage points in 2007. Read more survey results. The strength of the U.S. real estate market is underscored by the timing of the survey, conducted during the 4Q of 2007 after the much-publicized credit crunch and sub-prime mortgage crisis. That said, the U.S. is facing increasing competition. On average, survey respondents say they plan to increase global real estate investments from $1.394 billion in 2007 to $1.692 billion in 2008, an increase of more than 20% (compared to a 16% increase in planned U.S. acquisitions).”

“German Franchise Brings European Culture to U.S. Industry 
The Germany-based Engel & Vöelkers, well-known in Europe for upscale international real estate, is expanding in the U. S. with a strong focus on Florida. With 10 European-style property shops already open throughout the state and an anticipated 240 more debuting over the next 10 years, the company is rapidly exposing the Florida residential market to its international network of agents and buyers, offering premium property representation. While the strong euro exchange rate makes Florida property appealing to Europeans, other international buyers are attracted to drops in American housing prices while foreign home prices are increasing. Reports indicate that 20% of all second homes in Florida are being purchased by foreigners. Engel & Vöelkers offices, all independently owned by franchisees, are designed to appeal to upscale international and local buyers with luxurious, unique, and boutique style ambience. Office features include clean lines, no clutter and windows free of property ads. Coffee is served in china–not Styrofoam–per Engel & Vöelkers’ mandate. To avoid offending clients of all cultures, associates do not personalize their desks. Engel & Vöelkers Group has operations in 24 countries and four continents.” 

Engel and Volkers, a major real estate firm based in Hamburg Germany, has announced plans to open offices in many US locations. There is an increased interest in US real estate due to stagnation in some real estate markets. Real estate investors in other countries have realized the value of real estate in the United States for many years. A real estate broker in Sarasota Florida just informed me that Engel and Volkers has an office in Sarasota. I expect to see Engel & Volkers in NC soon. Here is a link to the Engel and Volkers office in Sarasota FL.

Engel & Volkers Group, is a real estate firm based in Hamburg Germany. Engel & Volkers Group plans to open 300 residential sales offices in the US over the next several years. The US has been a popular spot for foreign investors for many years. With US home prices stagnating in 2007 and prices in many european locations being up, US real estate looks even more attractive.  However, what is it that we in the United States are rich in, aside from our liberty and stable government. We have an abundance of natural resources and real estate. In fact, we have some of the most desirable real estate in the world from many perspectives, and our stable government enhances the value.

NC real estate is very attractive. NC home prices continue to rise in spite of problems in other parts of the US. There are 2 properties on the market in the US now that are incredible in any world market. One is in the most desirable area of Charlotte, SouthPark and the other is a world class property, with incredible views, at Bald Head Island. If you are an investor or discerning buyer from the US, Germany, France, England or anywhere in the world, give these 2 world class properties a visit:



Do you live in California or Florida and own a 1700 square foot home that is worth around $ 500,000? Want to live in one of the best neighborhoods in Charlotte NC and have a pool for the same money. A brick home with over 3500 square feet and 4 bedrooms in great condition?

I just previewed a home in one of the most desirable areas in south Charlotte. The incredible home is over 3500 square feet, with 4 large bedrooms, new or refinished flooring and many updates. It is not uncommon for homes in this neighborhood to sell in 1-3 days. The home has not been listed on MLS yet and is priced just over $ 500,000. And best of all, if you are moving to Charlotte from Florida or California, the home has an inground pool. This is an incredible home in a wonderful neighborhood and won’t be on the market long. For more information contact: