Category Archives: Our Blog

Charlotte Rising

“Charlotte is a city on the rise, and has its own culture, culinary sophistication and unique feel that’s making it a more enticing place for people from all over the world to settle down. This melting pot effect makes Charlotte an easy city to break into. You’re not from here? Well neither are most people you’ll [ Read More…]

The Million Dollar Question: Rent or Buy?

To rent or to buy? That is the question. There is often debate as to which is more cost effective, and there are many factors to be considered including, location, market health, timeline for residence, taxes,maintenance, insurance and more. CNBC’s Million Dollar Home series featuring Bravo TV’s Ryan Serhant did a special edition to discuss [ Read More…]

Live the Gated Life

DwellNova’s Giles Barker is a resident specialist in selling high end homes in gated communities . If you’re looking to live in the most elite neighborhoods Charlotte has to offer, check out his recently listed properties and start living the gated lifestyle.   1. LONGVIEW:  8405 Glendevon Court Located in the gated country club community of Longview and home to the [ Read More…]

Good Bones

  It’s not a rare occurrence for a buyer to quickly dismiss a home that holds outdated fixtures or a design aesthetic that doesn’t align with their own. However, if you can recognize the potential in a home that needs updates, you’re presented with a unique opportunity to create a custom home without the time and expense of building from [ Read More…]

Welcome DwellNova

Traditional High Street Brokerage is a thing of the past as technology overtakes us all. Its accelerating at a breakneck pace and in order to achieve top pricing for our sellers and serve them successfully it’s imperative to be ahead of the competition and the ‘technology curve’… In the last few years it’s been acceptable [ Read More…]

The Hampton Manor, one of our city’s landmark residences

3600 Hampton Manor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226 List Price: $2,480,000 Hampton Manor is for the discerning buyer… With architectural design inspired by historical estates in Kentucky and England, the Hampton Manor estate is one of our city’s landmarks! Painstaking workmanship and detail define this genuinely unique residence, which includes a unique ‘castle wing’, replete with [ Read More…]

One of Malibu’s Most Opulent Estates Is Up for Sale

Set on 6.3 oceanfront acres in Malibu, Calif., the 16,107-square-foot estate La Villa Contenta is lavish even by local standards. Built in 2002, the stately family home of developer Richard Weintraub has a timeless presence—from its Kentia-palm forest and landscaped gardens to the antique-marble pietra dura mosaic in the entryway. Although quite regal—with significant architectural [ Read More…]

Charlotte ranked third in real estate markets to watch

Urban Land Institute report says Charlotte’s real estate market comes in just behind Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin Secondary markets such as Charlotte are booming, and increasingly attractive for investors Atlanta ranks 5th, Nashville ranks 7th, Raleigh/Durham ranks 11th Charlotte is the third-most attractive real estate market nationwide for 2016, according to a report from PwC [ Read More…]

Travel: 5 Things That Will Surprise You in China

Credit: Abercrombie & Kent Travel A&K Staff Writer Nina Kokotas Hahn returns from a recent Luxury Small Group Journey to China and shares the five most surprising things to discover from Beijing to Shanghai. China is not an easy place to anticipate. It is at once ancient and moving at the speed of light, communist [ Read More…]

The Largest Estate in Alabama Hits the Auction Block

The splendor of Versailles can now be had in the Southern United States. 7 Montagel Way—a 15-bedroom estate in Birmingham, Ala., with 16 full and six half bathrooms—is coming to auction later this month, giving potential homeowners the chance to purchase a European-style manor with American flair. Built in 1997 and situated on 27 acres, [ Read More…]