Charlotte: A Millennial Paradise

As we said last week in our blog, there are many factors that contribute to Charlotte’s booming population growth but there’s one group in particular that’s flocking to the Queen City in record numbers.

More and more millennials are calling Charlotte home and it’s easy to see why! In a recent survey by Growella, Charlotte was named the fifth best city for young people. The best part? Job openings are 27 percent better than average in this large banking hub. And, for millennials, that means a better chance of getting a job right out of school.

As if that wasn’t appealing enough, research shows that your paycheck will also take you farther in Charlotte. Wage growth is also expected to jump from 5.4% annually to 6.5% in 2018 as the city continues to flourish. Pair all of these economical factors with trendy brunch spots, locally-owned coffee shops and a fun night life scene and it’s easy to see why Charlotte is a millennial paradise!

Our agents know Charlotte inside and out and we’re here to find you the perfect spot to call home. Even if you don’t know the difference between a mortgage and paying rent, our realtors will guide you every step along the way. Let us help you become a proud homeowner in our thriving city!

Not sure how or where to start? Call Premier Property Solutions at (704) 964-8718.

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A City On The Rise

There’s no denying that Charlotte is a booming city! With a strong economy, thriving real estate market and attractive jobs, it’s no surprise that the Queen City’s population has one of the strongest urban growths out of any southern city! As the city continues to expand and the suburbs sprawl, it’s clear that there’s a demand for houses to keep up with the cities growth.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Charlotte is now $182,100 which is a 7.9% increase over the past year! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again….NOW is the best time to sell in Charlotte! If you’ve been thinking about selling, don’t wait to jump into the HOT sellers market. Selling season has just begun and we’ve already seen numerous multi-offer situations for our sellers! Let our trusted team of experienced agents help you get top dollar for your home this summer.

Not sure where to start? Give us a call today! (704) 964-8718

Support Local: Farm Fresh Carolinas

Charlotte is one of the BEST places to live because of our wonderful community. At Premier Property Solutions, we take pride in the businesses that make up the heart and soul of our great city. We’re excited to put the spotlight on local vendors through our “Support Local” segment that will feature some amazing businesses from around the Queen City.

We’re kicking things off with Farm Fresh Carolinas, a local service that delivers fresh organic and local produce to your front door. Don’t forget to use code “PPS” and enjoy $5 off your first delivery! Here’s more…

About Farm Fresh Carolinas

Farm Fresh Carolinas is excited to begin service in the Greater Charlotte, NC Metro Area.  Our company’s mission is simple; provide fresh local and organic produce directly to homes and offices at an affordable price point.  We can then not only support the local community with jobs, but also allows us to donate the excess food to those in need in the community.

How It Works

Our service offers weekly and every other week options to have Organic produce delivered.  Our customer’s have the option of selecting all vegetables, fruits, or the best of both.  We will select 5-7 vegetables and 4-6 fruits for the week and will pack the deliveries based on 4 different size selections and then have them delivered to your door on your areas delivery day.

How Are We Different

We work to purchase the best quality and in season produce harvested that week.  Unlike other services and CSA’s you often find yourself with items you don’t want or you keep receiving the same items week after week. We always look to the local farming community first but we will additionally source from outside the area in the off growing season to make sure you have a continued variety to your delivery and it allows us to make deliveries year round.

We also utilize a “No Thanks” List in which you can provides us a list of items you would like us to never send and we will make sure you receive an extra portion of an item you do love!  This way you can “Set it and forget it”.  No need to remember to go online and customize your shipment each week.  This is one of the services our busy customers love the most!

Last, but not least we hand select all of the items that go into your box.  Our rule is if it wouldn’t go into our shopping cart, it shouldn’t go to our customers.

For all of those who would like to try out Farm Fresh Carolinas please use code “PPS” for $5 off your first delivery!

Ready to get started or just want to find out more?  Visit us at

5 Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Whether you’re thinking about listing your home for the first time or jumping into the hot Charlotte market, there are lots of real estate terms you’ll hear along the way! Luckily, with the help of our team at Premier Property Solutions, we’ll guide you every step of the way by answering any questions you might have. But, for those of you who like to do your homework, we’ve put together a list of 5 common real estate terms you should know before you dive into the market.

1. Mortgage– simply put, the charging of a property to a creditor as security of a debt (your home) with the understanding that the debt will be repaid in the determined amount of time at the determined rate. Basically, a mortgage is a way to use your home as collateral until you can completely pay it off. Unless you are an all cash buyer, it is a very common practice in real estate to take out a mortgage to pay for your home.

2. Appraisal– an evaluation of a property by a licensed professional to help determine the bank’s lending amount. During an appraisal, the licensed professional will estimate the value of your home based on a variety of factors such as square footage, home improvements, interior/exterior features and comparable homes in your neighborhood. If you are selling your home, your real estate agent might suggest an appraisal to better determine the listing price of your property.

3. Comparable Homes– more commonly known as “comps”, these are recently sold homes in your neighborhood that are used to determine the value of your home. The homes must have a variety of similarities to be considered a comp such as square footage and current condition. Real estate agents will use comps to help determine the best listing price for your home (seller) or, alternatively, to create a solid offer on a potential home (buyer).

4. Inspection– Once you’ve made an offer on a home and it’s been accepted, you’ll need to schedule an inspection. The inspector will evaluate the home’s condition by checking on things like the roof, foundation, HVAC system, electrical wiring and more. The inspection helps the buyer understand the true condition of the house. Once the report is submitted, the buyer will have the opportunity to negotiate repairs and or terms of the contract.

5. Closing Costs– When you purchase your first home, you can expect to pay fees. Closing costs are the fees associated with closing which include attorney and application fees just to name a few. Your real estate agent will be able to determine the exact amount you’ll owe at closing taking all of the guess work out of it!

The list of real estate vocabulary goes on and on for pages, which is why you should rely on the help of a great realtor during the process. We’re here to help you every step of the way so you can do as little or as much homework as you’d like.

Tips For Finding The Right Listing Agent

Deciding to list your home is one of the biggest decisions (and transactions) you’ll probably ever make which is why it is crucial to work with the right agent! We know you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing an agent, so we’ve put together a few tips that will help make the process easier.

1. Treat it like an interview. Remember, your real estate agent is working for you. Think of questions beyond, “How much is my house worth?” and “What is your commission?” to make the most of your initial meeting. Ask about marketing tactics, experience and how often you’ll communicate. It’s important to find an agent that’s a good fit for you…don’t settle!

2. Read their reviews. This is big! Find out what others before you have said about their experience with a particular agent or company. Reviews are a great way to get a fair and accurate understanding of what you can expect. Check out some of our reviews HERE

3. Make sure they’re a full-time agent. When it comes to one of the biggest transactions of your life, you don’t want to work with someone who is carrying a real estate license as a hobby! A full-time agent has extensive and detailed market information and knowledge that can be used to your advantage. You’ll want someone with connections and recommendations to help the process go smoothly. At Premier Property Solutions, we work with a variety of great lenders, attorneys and other professionals to help take the stress out of the home buying/selling process.

We are a dedicated team of experienced agents helping our clients buy, sell and invest in residential real estate in the Charlotte Metro Area. We love meeting new clients and helping to answer all of your important questions. Give us a call today and let us take care of the rest! (704) 964-8718

A New Boundary Plan Proposed Potentially Affecting 75 Area Schools

Last week, Superintendent Ann Clark proposed a rezoning plan aiming to increase diversity and help reduce overcrowding in area schools amongst other goals. If passed by the school board, the changes will take affect in the 2018-19 school year.

When people set out to buy a home, there are a number of personal factors that influence their decision like the obvious layout or style of the the home, its proximity to important amenities and, of course, the local schools. Homes in highly-desirable school districts tend to see a higher demand that can drive up the property value in the neighborhood. Sometimes buyers are even willing to sacrifice certain things on their list to get into the right school.

We understand the importance of being zoned to the right school for your child. As your trusted team of real estate agents, we work to provide you with plenty of information to help make your buying and selling decisions easier. As the CMS boundary plan develops, and holds voting on May 24th, we will continue to monitor the situation to better assist our clients. For more information on the proposed CMS boundary plan, visit the link below provided by CMS. View Plan Here


3 Home Improvement Projects Best Left To The Professionals

DIY projects are a great way to improve the value of your home while saving some money. Though there are a lot of projects you can take on yourself like painting, landscaping, decluttering etc., there are some projects best left to the professionals. Whether you are flipping a new house or renovating your current home, here are three projects you should leave for professional contractors.

1. Structural Renovations. If your project requires knocking down walls, this is a good indicator that it’s best to get a professional opinion. Remember, you can’t just knock down a wall without checking on the structural integrity of the house which is where a licensed professional can help.

2. Roofing. A new roof is a major upgrade and one that can dramatically improve the value of your home if you plan to place it on the market. Professionals can install a new roof quickly and efficiently without worrying about costly mistakes.

3. Electrical Repairs. Whether you are installing a new chandelier or rewiring an old electrical system to bring it up to code, electrical repairs are best left to professionals. These complicated upgrades often require the experience and education of a licensed professional. DIY electrical repairs can also be dangerous. Eliminate the risk and get the job done fast with the help of a licensed professional.

City Living in the Heart of Charlotte

Let’s face it, the suburbs aren’t for everyone! Some people love to live work and play in the city. Luckily, Charlotte offers a variety of housing options in the heart of the action! Charlotte’s uptown area is primarily divided into four wards with the centermost point of the city located at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets. Although Uptown is the city’s primary business district, it’s also home to a great nightlife scene, major sports teams and national events so there is always something going on. If you are ready for city living, here are some great options in the Queen City.

First Ward. Just blocks from center city, the First Ward is located in the historic district of Uptown filled with tree-lined neighborhoods, modern townhouses, mid-rise apartments and high-rise condominiums.

Second Ward. A neighborhood known for its popular visitor attractions, the Second Ward still offers a variety of low-maintenance, classic apartments and condominiums that are perfect for city living!

Third Ward. Home to beautiful parks and greenways that surround new condos, apartment buildings and charming bungalows, the Third Ward has great skyline views and with convenient access to all that the city has to offer.

Fourth Ward. A historic neighborhood that dates back to the 1800s, the Fourth Ward area is known for its historic charm. Residents value the neighborhood feel of the area along with its great proximity to some of the best dining and recreational offerings in the city.

City living goes beyond the four wards of Charlotte to also include the booming areas of the Southend, Plaza Midwood, Wilmore, Wesley Heights, NoDa and Elizabeth. Let our team of experience agents find you a home in the heart of the city.

3 Ways to Prep Your House for the Market

We said it before and we’ll say it again….now is the time to sell in Charlotte! With the hot spring/summer market underway, there has never been a better time to sell in the Queen City. Aside from calling your trusted team of agents at Premier Property Solutions, there are a few things you can do to prepare your house for the market that will help speed up the process.

1. Declutter. This is a great time to do an inventory on all of your stuff! Rid your house of any unwanted items and maybe you’ll even make a few bucks on Craigslist. The goal is to remove all of the clutter from your house because, when it comes to showing your home, sometimes less is more. Don’t forget to organize closets, drawers and cabinets as potential buyers will often check out storage space.

2. Deep Clean. This is often a time-consuming process but it doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank! Get the entire family involved if possible and start cleaning room by room. Clean your base boards, scrub your cabinets and make your windows sparkle. It’s important to utilize as much natural light as possible so pay special attention to the cleanliness of important rooms like your kitchen and bathrooms.

3. Spruce up your yard. Curb appeal is so important especially during this time of year. Spend some money on new mulch, landscaping and a few flowers. Maybe you need to add a fresh coat of paint to your door or repair a broken front porch step. You’ll want buyers to be charmed by the outside of your house which will be the first impression they get so make it good.

Our team can help you stage your house to showcase it’s maximum potential. Give us a call today!

Beyond State Lines: Buying & Selling in South Carolina

Charlotte ranks as one of the nation’s largest cities for population growth so it’s no surprise that its suburbs have sprawled across the North Carolina state line into South Carolina. Roughly 20 miles south of Charlotte, NC, you’ll find popular cities like Tega Cay and Fort Mill which are both considered to be a booming part of the Charlotte Metro Area. Interested in making a move across the state line? Here are some great options that provide all of the amenities of suburban life with convenient access to the heart of the city.

Fort Mill: Home to great golf courses, highly-desirable schools and corporate headquarters, Fort Mill, SC is one of the fastest growing communities in the state!

Tega Cay: Located on the Lake Wylie peninsula, Tega Cay has 13 miles of shoreline and plenty of recreational activities like golfing, swimming, hiking and tennis.

Lake Wylie: The perfect setting that encompasses all of the charm of lakeside living while providing easy access to major highways making it great for work and play!

Indian Land: A charming rural community with plenty of fresh air and farmland all well providing easy access to the city so you can experience the best of both worlds!

Rock Hill: The largest city in York County, Rock Hill is a highly-desirable area rich in culture and history.

Our agents are licensed in both North and South Carolina and ready to help you buy and sell anywhere in the Charlotte Metro Area.

Let us help you find your dream home in South Carolina!