Market Statistics for Marvin NC Homes in Union County

* Based on Marvin NC homes sold and closed.

Homes Sold

Average # of

Average # of


Selling Price

(as of Sept 15th)
43 4 4 4,334 $544,780 $125.80 $496,926 $116.82 94% 132
2009 41 4 5 4,551 $571,751 $126.08 $525,899 $115.95 92% 123
2008 59 4 4 4,441 $696,918 $152.35 $632,330 $138.19 91% 107
2007 54 4 4 4,210 $693,108 $160.97 $665,511 $154.65 96% 80

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CMLS). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
Charlotte NC REALTOR®

How A Charlotte NC REALTOR® (like me!) Can Help You? (First Time Home Buyers)

Buying that first Charlotte NC home is one of the most towering decisions you’ll ever make. It involves a great investment of time, energy and money. Don’t go it alone; there are many pitfalls for the unwary Charlotte NC home buyer. A Charlotte NC REALTOR® (like me!) can do the heavy lifting and get you around those pitfalls.

That first Charlotte NC home is too important a purchase to enter into without a qualified, trained and certified Real Estate Agent. Small, overlooked details can result in big, costly mistakes. Here’s a list of just 10 of the dozens of ways in which a knowledgeable agent can help:

1. Assist with establishing a plan for a home to fit your needs.

2. Help with finding a mortgage consultant to have you pre-approved for your loan.

3. Guide the home buyer through the entire process.

4. Help with researching homes and neighborhoods.

5. Find the home that is neither too much, nor too little, for your needs and budget.

6. Assist to gauge true market values in an uncertain economy.

7. Help to write an offer and assist in negotiating the terms and price that are best for you.

8. Provide you with a list of key professionals essential to a real estate transaction, such as, pest control
experts, home inspectors, and real estate attorneys. Your agent can also help set up those appointments
and inspections at times convenient for you.

9. Prepare you to feel comfortable with the closing process, as well as be with you when it
takes place.

10. Follow up with the new homeowner providing answers to questions and details after the sale has taken

This list is only a few of the ways a Charlotte NC REALTOR® (like me!) can be at your side as you journey toward the goal of owning that first home. I have a wealth of experience and a solid track record of helping first-time home buyers like you make sound and well-informed decisions. Contact me for more information or assistance with getting you into your first home.

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC REALTOR®

Ballantyne – Blakeney Home Search in Charlotte NC

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC REALTOR®

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Inspire! Ballantyne Arts FestivalGet Inspired at Inspire! Ballantyne in Ballantyne, South Charlotte Real Estate

In its third year, Inspire! Ballantyne will be held at the Morrison Family YMCA on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, October 24. Inspire! Ballantyne is a celebration of the arts and of Charlotte NC cuisine. This south Charlotte NC festival, held in Ballantyne Village South Charlotte Real Estate, is a tradition in the making featuring area artists, performers, and food from local restaurants. October 24 is Kids’ Day. Kids’ Day features young artists ranging in age from 8-17. There will also be performers from area schools.

Artists enter into a competition that has more than $1,500 in prizes and awards. People can also provide artist sponsorship beginning in the $500 range and up to the $5,000 range. Anyone wishing to participate in sponsorship should contact Brooke Beddow. She can be reached at (704) 716-4657.

Proceeds from Inspire! Ballantyne will go to the annual giving campaign at the Morrison Family YMCA. The campaign supports a scholarship program for children who could not afford programs like day camp or after school care otherwise. Campaign funds also provide teen programs and programs for literacy improvement.

Mark your calendar.  I’ll see you there!  🙂

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC REALTOR®


Waxhaw, North Carolina Homes
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Keep the Charlotte NC Family Warm Without Putting Them In Danger: Fireplace Safety Tips

Charlotte NC Home FireplaceThe beautiful glow from a Charlotte NC home fireplace fire does more than keep you warm and cozy. Some of the things fire emits are dangerous, but you can remain safe if they follow some safety tips.

A big part of keeping a Charlotte NC home and family safe is proper preventive care. A few ways to keep those fires burning safely are to get the chimney swept every year, to check for cracks in the chimney liner, and making sure the flue is functioning properly. One should also keep the hearth clear of debris, flammable items, and decorations. It is also important to use a screen, keep glass doors open while a fire is burning, and make sure firewood is stacked no less than 30 feet away from the house.

Other tips include removing branches, leaves, pine needles, and other debris from the roof, the flue, the vent, and the chimney. A crucial step in fire safety is installing smoke detectors on every floor of a home. Smoke detectors in your Charlotte NC home should be inspected monthly and the battery in every detector changed once a year at a minimum.

Sweeping the chimney, if done properly, will ensure the chimney is working and is empty of debris. A chimney liner must not have cracks because gas and flames could escape which could endanger people inside the Charlotte NC house. The people in the house could potentially fall ill or the house could be set on fire. The liner serves to ensure that smoke rises up and exits a home. Screens are necessary because they keep stray flames from entering a room.

The best way to keep a Charlotte NC home and family safe is prevention. Be and Stay Safe!

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC REALTOR

Cool Stuff Exhibit @ Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte NC

Cool Stuff Exhibition at Discovery in Uptown Charlotte NCAttention Charlotte NC home owners, prospective home owners and all others: Experience a challenge to the mind and senses at the Cool Stuff Exhibit at Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte NC. The natural world of physics comes alive in strange and challenging ways. Enjoy an interactive gallery that allows guests to apply the laws of physics in methods that produce startling and quizzical outcomes.

The hands-on eccentric exhibit allows visitors to involve themselves in experimental science lessons with many surprising outcomes. A gallery of displays and contraptions demonstrate the nature of physics and the world around us with many both predictable and unpredictable results.

Launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, listen to secret messages using a laser or crush a garbage can. Science has never been more fun for the entire family than participating in the Cool Stuff Exhibit in Uptown Charlotte NC real estate.

Cool Stuff is the first in a series of all-new featured exhibits at Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte NC. Don’t miss the fun, the excitement and the eye-opening scientific concepts at the the new Discovery Place Cool Stuff Exhibit. Very Cool if I say so myself!  🙂

For more information visit their website at

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC REALTOR

Walk Your Way Through Flight History at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte NC

Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte NCCharlotte NC real estate is quite the cultural center with its many museums and other activities. One thing that made North Carolina famous is its flight history which is embodied in the Carolinas Aviation Museum. North Carolina was home to the first successful flight in Kitty Hawk thanks to the Wright Brothers. One can walk back through time while exploring aviation history at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte NC.

The once solo Piedmont Airlines was acquired by U.S. Air in 1993. U.S. Air itself has undergone a name change and is now known as U.S. Airways. One can see the now defunct DC-3, which was instrumental in making air travel affordable and was the main aircraft used commercially from the 1930s through the 1950s, and other Piedmont Airlines collectibles. Some of those collectibles include airport signs, uniforms, and dishes. Other featured airlines here are Allegheny Airlines, Mohawk Airlines, and America West.

Now in a new location near the Charlotte-Douglas airport, the Carolinas Aviation Museum is open from Monday through Thursday with hours from 10-4. It is also open from 10-5 every Saturday. Admission to the museum begins at $7 for students and military personnel with identification and goes up to $11 for adults. The charge for seniors is $9. Children 5 and under are FREE!

Carolinas Aviation Museum
4672 First Flight Drive
Charlotte NC 28208-5770
704 359-8442

Spread your wings and fly on over for a visit!

Wendy Richards, REALTOR

Charlotte NC Oktoberfest 2010

Charlotte NC Oktoberfest 2010Craft beer lovers take notice! Charlotte, NC home will hold it’s 12th Annual Oktoberfest at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo (just 10 minutes from Uptown Charlotte Real Estate) on Saturday, September 25th. The afternoon festival event will feature over 350 craft-brewed beers from both international and Southeast master brewers. There will be live entertainment, courtesy of three bands, food and games of skill. A program guide, a collectible 5-ounce tasting glass and unlimited samplings of supreme craft beers all add up to promise a festive afternoon.

This annual event is sponsored by Carolina Brewmasters, a Charlotte-based homebrew organization that donates the festival proceeds to local charities. Last year, Brewmasters donated $60,000.00 to the NC Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation and to Victory Junction. This year’s event is targeted to help the National Kidney Foundation as well as the Autism Society to help with summer camps.

General Admission tickets are only $35.00 and Premium (early admission) tickets are going for $50.00. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $20.00.

Come out for an afternoon of fun, festivities and great tasting beer, while also supporting a good cause. Get your tickets now, while they are still available, and come out to the 12th Annual Oktoberfest, at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo.

For more information, visit the 2010 Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival website at  Get your tickets early as the event is usually SOLD OUT!


Wendy Richards, REALTOR

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