Charlotte Region Quick Facts

Our homes are our sanctuary. They are providing security and a basis for community; and happily, they have proven to be a VERY good investment in the Charlotte Region:

Year           Average Sales Price       Change in Average Sales Price

2015          $238,444

2016          $254,417                     6.7%

2017          $269,655                     6.0%

2018          $286,699                    6.3%

2019          $303,722                    5.9%

2020          $336,098                    11%

2021          $387,465                    15.3%

2022         $445,197                     14.9%

2023         $461,014                     3.6%

(Quick facts provided by Canopy MLS)

Wood-Williams arguably provides a level of experience unmatched in Charlotte. Charlotte is a proven market, and we have the experience to help you find the Right home and or help selling your existing home. Call us!

Ann Holladay         (704) 617-7678

Scot Williams        (704) 953-8256

Renee Cerwin        (704) 502-5307

Robbie Horn          (704) 905-0967

Morgan Rooney     (704) 560-0450

Happy New Year! Neighborhood Results for the last 6 months as we enter 2024

Our great Wood Williams Realty agents are thrilled to continue to donate a portion from each closing to Project2Heal, an organization that breeds and trains Labrador retriever puppies as service dogs to help vets and others in need. It’s been a stressful couple of years, and service dogs have never been more important. Thanks to those of you who used our services. You are literally helping save lives.

A brief look at what transpired in some of your neighborhoods in the second half of 2023: *

Neighborhood              (closings)          $/foot              Average HLA

Barclay Downs              18                    $426.17            2752

Beverly Woods              20                    $330.88            2087

Cotswold                      58                    $385.02            2700

Eastover                       28                    $524.03            3389

Madison Park                32                    $362.25            1762

Midwood                      68                    $415.42            2001

Myers Park                   100                  $498.47            3130

Providence Park            4                      $330.19            2727

If you are looking for knowledgeable, highly experienced agents to help you buy or sell a home. We are here to help! Call us

Ann – (704) 617-7678

Scot – (704) 953-8256

Robbie – (704) 905-0967

Renee – (704) 502-5307

Morgan – (704) 560-0450


Thanks again from all of us at Wood Williams Realty. Have a happy, safe & merry holiday season.


*Data sourced from Charlotte MLS Services

Neighborhood Notes & Non-Profit News

Some Neighborhood Notes from the First Six Months of 2022…

Wood-Williams Realty is thrilled to continue to donate a portion from each closing this year to Project2Heal, an organization that breeds and trains service dogs to help vets and others in need. It’s been a stressful couple of years, and service dogs have never been more important. Thanks to those of you who used our services.

Just a brief look at what is going on in some of your neighborhoods so far this year:*

Beverly Woods (25 Closings) Averaging $332.67 per foot Average HLA 1,906
Madison Park (47) $335.87 1,703
Myers Park (64) $480.71 3,693
Sharon Woods (3) $314.30 3,575
Sedgefield (24) $411.97 2,706
Providence Park (5) $394.25 2,859
Cotswold (50) $387.67 2,791
Eastover (20) $519.78 4,233

If you are looking for knowledgeable agents to help you buy or sell a home. We are here to help! Call us (704)953-8256.

*Data sourced from Charlotte MLS Services

Spring Market Update

Do I wait or do I buy? As Charlotte grows and buyers try to navigate this crazy market, more and more we are hearing that question asked.

According to Zillow, waiting even a couple of weeks can cost you thousands of dollars. They argue that due to lack of inventory nationally that housing should remain historically hot for many months. That statement is bolstered by national numbers showing units of home sales down in both February and March this year while average days on market has shrunk to 9 days!

But what about Charlotte? Year to date thru March:

New listings                              -10.2%

Pending Sales                           -9%

Closed Sales                              -3%

Days on the market                   -21.4%

Average Prices                          +16.4%

% Of original price paid             100.9%             (That’s a stat I haven’t seen in 27 years in the business)



The good news in all of this is that we have a very experienced team here to help you navigate this market. Call us today!

January 2022 – Market Update

So here we are in 2022 after another crazy year of tight inventory and escalating prices. According to a Charlotte Business Journal article and the Case-Shiller index, annual home-price gains in the Charlotte metro were up over 20% in October. They have been up 20%+ for the fourth month in a row! Charlotte’s results ranked 8Th amongst 20 metro areas in this analysis, so things are crazy everywhere. According to Redfin, home prices reached an all-time high of $361,171 at the end of the year while the number of homes sold fell to a record low thanks to a continuing lack of inventory.

What do these numbers suggest for 2022? Well, it is clear that the housing markets are driven to some degree by location preferences thanks to a willingness of businesses to allow their employees to work remotely during the COVID pandemic. But how permanent will those changes be? I think it may be revealed this year.

Regardless, the forecast for the Charlotte market in 2022 calls for an increase in median home prices of 5.6% and an increase in sales of 9.9% with an eye to the following trends:

  1. Competition by millennials as first- time buyers thru 2025
  2. Mixed affordability
  3. Opportunities created by shifting workplace dynamics
  4. New demand for indoor and outdoor spaces thanks to COVID
  5. And homeowner diversity

Stay tuned – Wood Williams Realty has some fun news to bring you later this month!

Welcome Home

I heard a great story today that defines the Charlotte that I grew up loving:

We were all stunned to hear the news of Prices Chicken Coop closing. A Charlotte fixture that found after 60 years that they could no longer staff their kitchen nor depend on their suppliers. Lines formed immediately as folks clamored for on last serving.

A caller on a local radio program explained that he had driven by Friday June 18th, but found the lines longer than he had time to give. He decided to come back Saturday at 9 AM knowing that Price’s opened at 10. Unfortunately, it was not a unique idea and he was forced to park several blocks away and get in line. The line was full of young, old, Black and White; many had chairs and all were willing to brave the heat for one last meal. Well 6 hours later the caller finally got inside only to hear that Prices had just run out of food and the business was coming to an end. There was no grumbling, no fighting; instead, the announcement was greeted with applause and well wishes.

To our new friends from other cities, this is the Charlotte that we have grown to love. We hope you’ll will find it here also!

Welcome Home

Charlotte Real Estate Update – Spring 2021

The weather is great, the trees are in bloom, and Charlotte’s real estate market is rocking!

WOW it’s still crazy out there. Decembers all time low mortgage rates have amplified buying particularly by Millennials and second home buyers nationally accelerating prices and depleting inventories.

Nationally January’s prices were up 11.2% continuing an 8 month broadly based trend all the while February saw the largest plunge in inventories nationally on record (29.5% according to Lawrence Yun NAR chief economist).

Locally the trends are no different! Market-wide inventory levels are down 64.2% amounting to a .6 months’ supply for single family homes and a .8 months’ supply for condos. Even with very limited inventory pending sales (total units) were up in February year over year 8.5% for single family homes and 11.7% for condos. You know what that means. Multiple offer situations and % of list prices market wide at 98.3% on single family homes and 98.8 percent for condos.

Charlotte Business Journal recently shared a list compiled by Niche (a web company focused on connecting colleges and schools with students and families) of the best neighborhoods in each state and where they rank nationally. Twenty Charlotte-area neighborhoods made the top 25 in the state:

  1. Ballantyne East (state rank 3, nationally 162)
  • A+ public schools, good for families, and health and fitness
  • C+ Cost of living
  1. Dilworth (state rank 4, nationally 185)
  • A+ good for families, nightlife, health and fitness
  • C Cost of living
  1. Fourth Ward (state rank 5, nationally 207)
  • A+ Nightlife
  • C+ Public schools
  1. Uptown (state rank 6, nationally 305)
  • A+ Nightlife, health and fitness, and commute
  • C Cost of living
  1. Davidson (state rank 7, nationally 313)
  • A+ Good for families, jobs
  • B- Cost of living
  1. Ballantyne West (state rank 9, nationally 343)
  • A+ good for families and health and fitness
  • B- Cost of living
  1. Providence Crossing (state rank 11, national 421)
  • A+ Public schools and good for families
  • C+ Cost of living
  1. Sharon Woods (state rank 12, nationally 422)
  • A+ Good for families and health and fitness
  • C+ Cost of living
  1. First Ward (state rank 13, nationally 450)
  • A+ Nightlife, health and fitness, and commute
  • C cost of living
  1. Commonwealth (state rank 14, nationally 501)
  • A+ Good for families and nightlife
  • B- Cost of , diversity and commute
  1. Cherry (state rank 15, nationally 519)
  • A+ Nightlife and health and fitness
  • C cost of living
  1. Freedom Park (state rank 17, nationally 622)
  • A+ good for families, nightlife, and health and fitness
  • C cost of living
  1. Ashbrook (state rank 18, national rank 628)
  • A+ good for families, nightlife, and health and fitness
  • C+ cost of living
  1. Piper Glen Estates (state rank 19, national rank 637)
  • A+ good for families and health and fitness
  • C+ Cost of living
  1. Hempstead (state rank 20, national rank 663)
  • A+ good for families and health and fitness
  • B- cost of living and commute
  1. Chantilly ( state 21, nationally 688)
  • A+ good for families and nightlife
  • C+ cost of living
  1. Colonial Village (state 22, national 694)
  • A+ good for families and nightlife
  • B cost of living and commute
  1. Third Ward (state rank 23, national rank 699)
  • A+ nightlife and commute
  • C+ schools
  1. Providence Plantation (state 24, national rank 727)
  • A+ good for families and health and fitness
  • C cost of living
  1. Provincetowne (state rank 25, national rank 769)
  • A+ public schools and good for families
  • C+ cost of living

A fun list. Maybe your neighborhood made it or maybe your next neighborhood will! Obviously, people are buying and selling; and We would love to hear from you.

Numbers compiled from Canopy Realtor Association Charlotte region overview and from the Charlotte Business Journal “The Charlotte area’s best places to live, according to Niche.

Year End 2020 Update

It’s been a crazy year that’s thankfully coming to a close. As I so apply heard a five-year-old put it, ”I’m sick of groceries!”

As we tiptoe into 2021, where do we expect the Charlotte housing market to go?

One by one, real estate economists are coming out with startling predictions, all forecasting growth:

  • The National Board of Realtors Chief Economist is predicting new home sales to jump 21% in 2021 along with a 9% jump in existing homes nationally.
  • Zillow is predicting annual home sales growth to be the highest in almost 40 years, forecasting 21% annual growth to almost 6.9 million homes sold (the largest since 1983). They believe that as the market begins to find certainty, economic recovery will pull people off the sidelines and send 18 to 25 years old out of their parent’s homes and back to amenity-rich cities. They also argue that this surge will drive prices up more than 10%.
  •’s Chief Economist predicts a 13.8% increase in sales in the Charlotte metro area, trailing only Sacramento, CA and Harrisburg, PA. They expect mortgage rates to rise, going from sub 3% lows to around 3.4% at years end. The new work from home environment fueled by COVID-19 should moderate, thanks to impending vaccines, but is expected to become a permanent part of our future work force. Charlotte is positioned to benefit from the “new” reality, drawing home buyers from the larger metro areas on the East Coast like New York City, Boston, and even Washington, DC.

Our team had a great real estate year as we helped people buy and sell across the city. We also added another experienced realtor to the team this fall! Robbie Horne joined the group and we are thrilled to have her.

Wherever we end up in the new year ahead, Wood-Williams Realty can help. We live and breathe the Charlotte market, have some great listings coming up, and have clients searching for just the right home. So if you are thinking of selling your home or looking to buy one, please give us a call.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

The Early Spring Market is Hot!

Image result for myers park charlottePunxsutawney Phil called for an early spring and the Charlotte housing market was already one step ahead of him. The market is moving and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Dr. Lawrence Yum, Chief Economist at The National Association of Realtors, recently visited the Queen City and agrees, “You are in a very good Market”! 

Charlotte is one of 10 markets in the country that will outperform the national average for home appreciation in the next five years. And, according to Yum, Charlotte has seen twice the job growth than the national average over the past 20 years.  Not only that, but weekly wage growth has grown by 33% in the last dozen years. That’s a recipe for a strong market! Yum also expects optimism in the stock market thanks to the recent Canada-Mexico Trade agreement and fading discussion about a 2020 recession.

Charlotte’s home market is not without its challenges. In December inventory dropped to 1.7 months, historically low (three months is considered a healthy market), and Millennials continue to put off home ownership as they tackle college debt and postpone marriage. ………And then there are those ugly unresolved national issues including divided government, deficit spending, and affordable housing hanging over housing.

But all problems aside, Dr. Yum expects us to see the return of the Millennials and for Charlotte to outperform the national averages by 5%. He is forecasting improvement in real estate four out of the next five years. Exciting times and welcome news for home Sellers! And, the perfect time to give us a call.  Let’s find a new home this spring!