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November Calendar of Events - Lake Norman And Surrounding Areas

by Mayes Harris Team

Billy Graham's 99th Birthday Celebration
November 7, 2017
4330 Westmont Drive/Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 401-3200
‚Äč9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
International Science Center Day
November 10, 2017
6000 Sample Road, PO Box 16443/Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-6521
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
FREE Admission for Mecklenburg County Residents with
Valid ID Regular Admission for Everyone Else
Veterans Day
November 11, 2017
Huntersville- Concord Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 766-2253
9:45 AM to 2:00 PM
Veterans Day Open House
November 11, 2017
19725 Oak Street/Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 896-8823
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheepdog Trials & Dog Festival
November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Recurring daily
4431 Neck Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
10:00 AM
Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
November 3, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
307 Armour Street/Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 892-7953
Various times
$12 in advance, add $2 at door
Carolina Renaissance Festival
September 30, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
16445 Poplar Tent Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
$25 for adults; $15 for children (5-12yrs); $22 for seniors and military
Craft Beer Fall Fest
November 12, 2017
Harvey's Cornelius
19906 North Cove Road/Cornelius, NC 28031
(980) 231-5936
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Santa Arrival Parade & Tree Lighting
November 12, 2017
8712 Lindholm Drive, Suite 206/Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 895-8744
3:00 PM
Organ at Davidson November Concert
November 13, 2017
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
100 North Main Street/Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 892-5641
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Free with donations appreciated to expand the series
Hot Rods & Hops
November 17, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
10228 Bailey Road/Suite 201/Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 756-4156
6:00 PM
6th Annual Light Up Cornelius
November 25, 2017
Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue/Cornelius, NC 28031
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show 2017
November 25, 2017
Ingersoll Rand
800 Beaty Street/Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 897-8982
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$5 - $150
10th Annual Community Nativity Festival
November 30, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Recurring daily
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7036 McIlwaine Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
(801) 554-3967
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

May 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report (Infographic)

by Mayes Harris Team

The May 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report infographic shows housing market trends throughout 53 metro areas. The report is based on MLS information, includes all residential properties and is not annualized.

Graduation Time

by Mayes Harris Team

I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a Brene' Brown post which made me think of the many parents who are facing this time of life with their young adult children. I wanted to share it with you in her words, not mine - 

Written by Brene' Brown

Ellen graduated from high school this past weekend. It was beautiful and hard. Emotions are complex things. I’ve been studying the relationship between thought, behavior, and emotions for close to two decades, and I learned something new on Saturday morning.
There’s a combination of joy and grief that can take your breath away. The sum of those two parts wells up inside you and holds your breath hostage until you let go of the notion that you can control the paradox and choose between joy and grief. Your breath returns only when you submit to the reality that you are caught in the grips of both delight and sorrow. Both are strong. Both are true.

In many ways, the etymology of the word “paradox” captures the heart of what it means to love. From its Greek origins, it’s the joining of two words para (contrary to) and dokein (opinion). The Latin paradoxum means “seemingly absurd but really true.”

That's how parenting has always felt to me - unbelievably true.

I’ve shared as many life lessons as I could with Ellen, AND she has always been my teacher. I’ve tried to model our family belief that it’s okay to be brave and afraid at the same time, AND our children have always been the best example of what this looks like. We have a sign by our back door that reads, “We can do hard things.” We hung it there to remind the kids that hard work, tough conversation, and emotional pain are normal and important parts of life. AND, it’s Ellen who often whispers the saying in my ear when I doubt myself.

Sometimes she’s afraid to leave for college in the fall, and I assure here that she’s ready. Sometimes I’m fighting back tears, and she’ll say, “I’m ready. It’s going to be okay.” Sometimes we cheer together. And sometimes we hold each other and weep.

Now the toughest paradox of love – letting go and holding on.

Ellen, it’s time for you to fly. It’s one of the biggest scary-and-brave moments, but don’t worry – we’ll be holding on tight. Not always to each other, but to love, courage, faith, and strength. All of the things you’ll need in the world. AND all of the things you already have.

Lake Norman and Surrounding Areas - Upcoming Events

by Mayes Harris Team

'Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival
APRIL 29, 2017 2 TO 8 PM 
Fun for the WHOLE family! Over 80 craftsman and artisans, plus food trucks, craft breweries and much more. You won't want to miss this!
Davidson Farmers Market
Recurring Every Saturday
Next to the Davidson Town Hall between Main & Jackson 
It's so great to eat fresh and locally grown food. Do try and make it out some Saturday. You won't regret it!
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
NHRA drag racing returns to zMAX Dragway for the ONLY four-wide race on the NHRA schedule. Be sure to join the fastest accelerating machines on the planet as they tackle the world’s fastest drag strip.
Decked Out 2k7TEEN
April 29, 2017 7 PM TO 10:30 PM
Parking Garage - 3rd Level
105 Gilead Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
Join LKN area teens for a TEEN night out featuring: Carnival theme, live DJ, FREE good/drinks, games and more!
So lots going on in the next few days! Enjoy!! 

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

by Mayes Harris Team

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man or Woman of the Year. I am part of a team working to raise as much as possible in a 10-week period. Every dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year.
But as you know, everyone wins when cancer loses, and thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today.
Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my Web site often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit THIS LINK to make a donation. Below is a video that describes the loss my family sustained due to Lymphoma.

Has Stella Caused You To Rethink Your Relationship With the Northeast?

by Mayes Harris Team

Some say Stella came uninvited and stayed too long. Maybe it is finally time to break up with her and her friends and move south. Don't move just anywhere south, though. Check out all the Lake Norman - Charlotte area has to offer. 

You probably enjoy 4 seasons and guess what! Lake Norman - Charlotte has ALL 4 seasons, but not as aggressive or as long as the northeast. I have lived in this area my whole life and in fact, my family dates back to the early 1700s. There's a reason we came and stayed. I'd love to show you around. 

Please visit my community section to learn more about this area and contact me if you have any interest in leaving Stella and her friends behind. Do you want -


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Weekly Recap With Regard To The Local Lake Norman - Charlotte Area

by Mayes Harris Team

Time for weekly recap. We are going local this week. Let’s start with what’s happening in our area. 

This is for parents who might be interested in summer camps for their kids. Here’s a great website with loads of information for the Charlotte area - Charlotte area summer camp databases 2017 (and more)

Also, locally, there’s the Jetton Village for the Craft Beer SpringFest 2017. This free event will feature live music from three local bands, 10-15 breweries on site, a wine tent, food on the square, tailgate games and multiple bounce houses for the kids.

For the whole family, there is also the Easter Celebration Party on Saturday, April 8th from 1 to 3 pm. There will be fun activities for the kids including a visit with the Easter Bunny, Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Live Bunnies and Crafts. This is a free event. 

As far as our local real estate market we are seeing the following numbers:

  • In Davidson, NC: There are 256 homes for sale. The median listing price is $432k. The average price per square foot is $126. Median closing price is $285k. 
  • In Mooresville, NC: There are 1193 homes for sale. The median listing price is $341k. The average price per square foot is $110. Median closing price is $251k.
  • In Cornelius, NC: There are 349 homes for sale. The median listing price is $438k. The average price per square foot is $160. Median closing price is $275k.
  • In Huntersville, NC: There are 616 homes for sale. The median listing price is $338k. The average price per square foot is $113. Median closing price is $285k.
  •  In Concord, NC: There are 732 homes for sale. The median listing price is $245k. The average price per square foot is $102. Median closing price is $188k.
  • In Kannapolis, NC: There are 329 homes for sale. The median listing price is $100k. The average price per square foot is $67. Median closing price is $120k.

If you are interested in any of these markets or have questions, please feel free to contact me. I’m here to help you. Also, here are links to my featured listings and to my blog about the national real estate market

Also, enjoy a look at the Morning Coffee! If you would like information like this on a weekly basis, please sign up for our newsletter. 

Some upcoming local area events –

21st Annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Charlotte Goes Green Festival: Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thousands of spectators watched Charlotte’s Twentieth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets on a perfect day. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The parade has grown to be one of Charlotte’s biggest & best.

Galway Hooker’s 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Block Party: Saturday, March 11, 2017, starting at noon. Entertainment including Bagpipers, Irish dancers, street food, games and more. Come on out.

St. Patrick’s Day Party: D9 Brewing Company, 11138-C Treynorth Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031 starting at 2 pm. Entertainment, food and of course, GREEN BEER. Free admission.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Downtown Mooresville on March 7, 2017 at 3 pm along Main Street from Iredell to Center Avenues in Mooresville.  

Green River Revival: March 14th. The U.S. National Whitewater Center turns green during the fifth annual Green River Revival. Live music starting at 1 pm. 

Queens Landing: St. Patrick’s Day-themed cruises around Lake Norman with Irish activities. Sightseeing 11 am and dinner 6:30 pm on March 14th.

Now for some quick St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Recipes – 

Corned Beef and Cabbage – 4.5 stars. Allrecipes. A very traditional main course on St. Patrick’s Day.

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread – 4.5 stars. Allrecipes. Had to throw this one in there as well. 

Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake – 4.5 stars. Allrecipes. They say “If you like Irish cream and chocolate, you’ll love this recipe.”

February Market Snapshot for Davidson, North Carolina

by Mayes Harris Team

Compared with Last Year: February 8, 2016 vs. February 8, 2017

Median Estimated Home Value - $350k - up 8.2 percent
Median Estimated Listing Price - $462k - up 20.5 percent
Median Days on Market (via RPR) - 96 days - down 15.8 percent
Sales Volume: 26 - up 420 percent

New Listings - 20

Pending Listings - 20

Mayes Harris Team Davidson Listings -




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Charlotte Has Been Ranked As One Of The Best Places To Live By US News!

by Mayes Harris Team

Once again, Charlotte has been ranked by US News as one of the best places in America to live! We knew that, but it surely is great to see it recognized by others!! Having been a lifelong native to this area I can appreciate and share with newcomers all that Charlotte and the surrounding communities have to offer. All the wonderful restaurants, parks, great schools, stores, and community spirit make this a wonderful place to reside.  If you are interested in moving to the Charlotte area, please contact me and allow me to show you all there is to offer here. Also, feel free to search on our website for your new Charlotte home.

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