The Yiasou Greek Festival Gives Everyone in Charlotte NC a chance to “be Greek”

Each September, Charlotte NC residents and visitors to the area have the chance to “be Greek” for a few days. This award-winning festival started in 1978. Accolades for the Yiasou Greek Festival include awards for “Best Ethnic Festival” and “Best International Event” in the Charlotte NC area from local media.

Yiasou, the Greek word for hello, goodbye, and cheers, indicates the welcoming atmosphere one will find at this festival where “everyone can be Greek.”. An “agora” or open-air market is a major feature of the annual festival. Wares sold at the “agora” include crafts, gifts, and jewelry. Another focal point in the festival is the Greek Cultural Exhibit which shows off a sizeable collection of Greek art, including pottery, statues, and more.

Festival admission is inexpensive at $2 per person over 12 years old and free for children under 12 years old. The food will cost extra, usually between three and seven dollars per treat, but it is money well spent. Some delectable dishes include “Athenian” baked fish, spanakopita, roasted lamb, and gyros. A traditional dessert with a not-so-traditional finish is the Baklava sundae. The nutty, filo-dough wrapped dessert will have your mouth watering, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

The Byzantine era cathedral where the festival is held hosts tours during the event. There are also various performers, including famous Greek music and traditional, costumed Greek dances. In 2010, Kostas Kastanis was a featured artist. The year 2010 was the 33rd year of the festival which ran from September 9-12.

After the festival is a great time to look at Charlotte NC Homes!  Give Wendy a call at 704.604-6115!

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte: Where Luxury Meets Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere

Make vacationing a luxurious experience with a stay at the Ritz Carlton, Charlotte, NC. Vacationing in style is possible with the hotel’s location at the center of Charlotte’s bustling cultural activity. The luxury found at the Ritz Carlton, Charlotte also comes with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

This hotel is loaded with amenities. It offers excellent dining with a variety of choices, spectacular views of the Charlotte skyline, and a Span and Wellness Center at the penthouse level. All of these features are designed with sustainability in mind, earning the Ritz Carlton, Charlotte the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or “LEED” Gold Certification.

Big name sights here in Charlotte are the new NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Discovery Place Museum. The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte is also steps away from NBA games, museums, and arts and cultural events. Take a short drive to experience some more of Charlotte’s magic at the Charlotte Motor Speedway or the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Do not miss the Carowinds Amusement Park and the Carolina Raptor Center.

If you are in town, staying at Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, have some time and want to look at some wonderful Charlotte NC homes, just give Wendy a call at 704.604-6115!

Market Statistics for Davidson NC Homes (Metro Charlotte NC)

* Based on Davidson NC homes sold and closed.

Number
Homes Sold

Average # of
Bedrooms

Average # of
Baths

Average
Square
Feet
(SF
)
Average
List
Price
(LP)

Average
LP/SF
Average
Selling Price
(SP)

Average
SP/SF
Average
SP/LP
Average
Days
on
Market
2011
2010
(as of June 30th)
95 3 3 3,000 $402,623 $132.13 $381,440 $125.21 95% 176
2009 170 3 3 2,973 $434,589 $143.44 $408,158 $135.25 95% 149
2008 195 3 3 3129 $501,799 $157.34 $486,930 $152.62 97% 111
2007 190 3 3 3,063 $506,892 $160.36 $501,028 $158.36 99% 101

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

Visit the following web pages for more on Davidson NC Homes and Charlotte NC Homes:

Davidson NC Home Page

NC Charlotte Home Page

Call me for your Charlotte Real Estate needs:

Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
Charlotte NC
704.604.6115
wendy@NCCharlotteHomes.com

Market Statistics for Charlotte NC Homes

* Based on Charlotte NC homes sold and closed.

Number
Homes Sold

Average # of
Bedrooms

Average # of
Baths

Average
Square
Feet
(SF
)
Average
List
Price
(LP)

Average
LP/SF
Average
Selling Price
(SP)

Average
SP/SF
Average
SP/LP
Average
Days
on
Market
2011
2010
(as of June 30th)
3,642 3 2 2,170 $233,468 $120.74 $219,596 $114.52 96% 100
2009 6,750 3 2 2,095 $218,752 $95.11 $206,362 $90.07 96% 101
2008 8,439 3 2 2,068 $242,141 $106.31 $233,064 $102.37 96% 84
2007 12,657 3 2 2,052 $250,612 $111.10 $244,181 $108.29 95% 68

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

Visit the following web page for more on Charlotte NC Homes:

Charlotte NC Home Page

Call me for your Charlotte Real Estate needs:

Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
Charlotte NC
704.604.6115
wendy@NCCharlotteHomes.com

Market Statistics for Albemarle NC Homes (Metro Charlotte NC)

* Based on Albemarle NC homes sold and closed.

Number
Homes Sold

Average # of
Bedrooms

Average # of
Baths

Average
Square
Feet
(SF
)
Average
List
Price
(LP)

Average
LP/SF
Average
Selling Price
(SP)

Average
SP/SF
Average
SP/LP
Average
Days
on
Market
2011
2010
(as of June 30th)
62 2 1 1,654 $130,018 $72.60 $121,155 $67.68 93% 115
2009 151 3 2 1,690 $113,918 $66.02 $106,644 $61.72 92% 132
2008 135 2 1 1,566 $122,300 $75.02 $115,132 $70.57 94% 128
2007 135 3 1 1,639 $135,133 $77.01 $128,763 $73.43 94% 131

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

Visit the following web pages for more on Albemarle NC Homes and Charlotte NC Homes:

Albemarle NC Home Page

NC Charlotte Home Page

Call me for your Charlotte Real Estate needs:

Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
Charlotte NC
704.604.6115
wendy@NCCharlotteHomes.com

Market Statistics for Indian Trail NC Homes (Metro Charlotte NC)

* Based on Indian Trail NC homes sold and closed.

Number
Homes Sold

Average # of
Bedrooms

Average # of
Baths

Average
Square
Feet
(SF
)
Average
List
Price
(LP)

Average
LP/SF
Average
Selling Price
(SP)

Average
SP/SF
Average
SP/LP
Average
Days
on
Market
2011
2010
(as of June 30th)
201 3 2 2,279 $192,097 $85.72 $184,923 $82.69 96% 105
2009 407 3 2 2,193 $194,270 $89.96 $187,942 $87.00 97% 108
2008 491 3 2 2,250 $213,662 $96.72 $206,937 $93.80 97% 98
2007 741 3 2 2,125 $216,542 $102.08 $212,886 $100.78 98% 75

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

Visit the following web pages for more on Indian Trail NC Homes and Charlotte NC Homes:

Indian Trail NC Home Page

NC Charlotte Home Page

Call me for your Charlotte Real Estate needs:

Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
Charlotte NC
704.604.6115
wendy@NCCharlotteHomes.com

Market Statistics for Belmont NC Homes (Metro Charlotte NC)

* Based on homes sold and closed.

Number
Homes Sold

Average # of
Bedrooms

Average # of
Baths

Average
Square
Feet
(SF
)
Average
List
Price
(LP)

Average
LP/SF
Average
Selling Price
(SP)

Average
SP/SF
Average
SP/LP
Average
Days
on
Market
2011
2010
(as of June 30th)
87 3 2 1,808 $193,245 $95.36 $180,150 $90.49 96% 126
2009 179 3 2 2,039 $210,186 $95.97 $198,602 $91.47 95% 97
2008 179 3 2 1,847 $213,048 $103.34 $206,126 $100.05 97% 91
2007 241 3 2 $1,951 $224,864 $106.12 $219,425 $103.15 98% 76

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

Visit the following web pages for more on Belmont NC Homes and Charlotte NC Homes:

Belmont NC Home Page

NC Charlotte Home Page

Call me for your Charlotte Real Estate needs:

Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
Charlotte NC
704.604.6115
wendy@NCCharlotteHomes.com

Charlotte NC’s 46th Annual Festival in the Park – September 23rd to 26th 2010!

Since its origination in 1964, the Festival in the Park celebration has brought together some of the best music and art to the people of Charlotte NC real estate and visitors across the country. Music fills the air and moves through the lake of Freedom Park where lights illuminate all of the Camelot tents and displays.  A variety of delicious scents waft across the air while children play with colorful face-painted images on their cheeks. Elsewhere, other people crowd around booths and tables where artists have created some of their own original work to display or sell.

The carefree and calm surroundings of the festival delight and amaze the newcomers, while veteran attendees try to find a new piece of artwork to add to their collections and share stories from past Festival in the Park shows.Other festivals shut down when it becomes dark outside, but not Festival in the Park. It stays open long after sunset with a superb lighting system that is on all the time.

Festival in the Park brings awareness to the arts, which are often under appreciated in today’s modern world of cell phones, TV, and the Internet. At this event, you can get away from the every day and enjoy the outdoors while learning about the more than 150 artists and craftspeople who have made art a full-time hobby and career.

About 1,000 performers provide entertainment with musical performances set up on several different stages during each day of the festival.

Picked as one of Sunshine Artists Magazine’s 200 BEST festivals, Festival in the Park often has over 100,000 attendees every year.

For more information visit – www.festivalinthepark.org!

In the market to buy or sell a home in Charlotte, NC?  Give Wendy Richards a call at 704.604.6115 or visit my awesome website at www.NCCharlotteHomes.com?

Sep 3, 2010

Pictures of Waxhaw NC

Yesterday my husband and I walked around and visited many of the shops and establishments in Waxhaw, Union County, Metro Charlotte, NC.  We stopped in and had lunch at the Main Street Grill on Main Street in Waxhaw.  The food and the service were spectacular! We’re definitely eating there again!  Pictures of our Waxhaw NC excursion are below…   Enjoy!

If you are looking for Waxhaw homes or Charlotte NC real estate give me a call at 704.604.6115 or visit my website at www.NCCharlotteHomes.com.

Wendy Richards
Keller Williams Realty
wendy@nccharlottehomes.com

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