New Charlotte Townhomes

With housing prices on the rise, Charlotte townhomes are making a huge comeback. However, it’s becoming harder and harder to find the perfect one before it’s gone! In order to help you get a jumpstart on your townhome search, we’ve looked into prices at five developments that are currently underway. Continue reading for the lowdown on five hot townhomes under construction now.

1500 Kenilworth: Located in Dilworth near East Boulevard, this project currently only has one unit left! The unit is a 1,700 square-foot, three-bedroom townhouse and is listed for $472,500.

Waverly: Located off of Providence Road and south of I-85, the Waverly townhomes are currently under construction. At this project, a 2,056 square-foot, three-bedroom townhouse starts at $378,000.

Grandin Heights: In the first phase of construction on this site located at Grandin Road and West Fourth Street, nine of the 14 units are already listed as sold. In the first phase, the lowest priced home is $404,850 and is a 1,924 square-foot, two-bedroom unit. The second phase of this project will produce similar townhouses starting at $395,000.

Morningside Mews: This project site is near Central Avenue and is located at Morningside Drive and Lyon Court. An 1,869 square-foot, three-bedroom house starts in the upper $340,000 range.

SouthPoint at South End: There are two units left at this development close to Youngblood Street and Remount Rd. A 2,119 square-foot, three-bedroom unit starts at $524,900.

Check out Charlotte Five’s recent article for information on these and five more of their team’s favorite townhomes under construction now.

To set up an appointment to see one of these units or for more information, contact Dickens Mitchener’s Relocation Director Catharine Pappas today at 704.661.2402 or

Photo: Waverly Townhomes

Charlotte Neighborhoods With Rising Real Estate Values

Historic Downtown Belmont

The real estate market in Charlotte is currently very strong, with several neighborhoods in particular where home values are on the rise. Charlotte Agenda recently featured ten Charlotte neighborhoods where real estate values are skyrocketing. Below are their top ten picks for the “it” neighborhoods right now in Charlotte:

  1. Oak Forest
  2. Shannon Park
  3. Belmont
  4. Plaza-Shamrock
  5. Montclaire South
  6. Yorkmount
  7. Thomasboro-Hoskins
  8. Oaklawn
  9. Lincoln Heights
  10. Ashley Park

For more information about any of these neighborhoods or to set up a complimentary custom neighborhood tour, reach out to Relocation Director Catharine Pappas at 704.661.2402 or


Aubrey Grier, Cover Girl for August Issue of Charlotte Real Producers

We’re proud to announce that Dickens Mitchener’s top producing agent Aubrey Grier is the cover girl for the August 2017 issue of Charlotte Real Producers!

As a native Charlottean, Grier offers her clients invaluable connections, market knowledge and neighborhood expertise. She is an extremely hard worker who constantly goes above and beyond for her clients to ensure they have a positive experience, whether they are buying or selling in Charlotte. Grier has consistently been a top producer at Dickens Mitchener since 2001.

In addition, agent Kate Terrigno was featured as the publication’s “Rising Star” in the August 2017 issue. As a native New Yorker, Terrigno has an eye for finding that needle in the haystack for her clients. She has the experience and market knowledge to find the right fit for her clients, no matter their taste, budget or requirements.

Charlotte Real Producers is a program designed to increase brand awareness, social interactions and relationships between Charlotte’s top producing real estate agents and top affiliates. The monthly magazine highlights the top realtor teams and individuals, focusing on the top 500 producers in the Charlotte/Lake Norman market.

For more information about Dickens Mitchener or to work with one of our market-leading agents, call Relocation Director Catharine Pappas at 704-661-2402.

Quail Hollow Homes for Sale | PGA Championship Week

With the PGA Championship being hosted next week in Charlotte at Quail Hollow Club, today we’re featuring several amazing listings that overlook the beautiful Quail Hollow golf course. Our agents are proud to list these stunning homes located on and around the renowned course. Read below for the highlights!

7430 Baltusrol Lane

This elaborate home located on the 14th fairway Quail Hollow Club, offers expansive views from both the main level covered porch & large upper balcony. The welcoming foyer features 10 foot double doors, exquisite marble floor, curved custom iron staircase leading to an open walkway above. The home also features a custom wine room, formal living spaces, a large kitchen that flows into the casual dining & open family room. Master on the main floor offers dual closets, bathroom areas & dressing space. This 5 bedroom, 5.2 bath home is not to be missed! For more information, call Ducie Stark at (704) 641-5398 or email her at

9136 Winged Bourne

Located by the 7th hole of Quail Hollow in the coveted Seven Eagles subdivision, this sprawling country estate home is a must-see! With nearly 11,000 square feet of living space, this home offers 6 bedrooms, 7.1 baths, plenty of entertaining space and more extras than we can list. The rooms in this home feature jaw-dropping custom vaulted, coffered and cathedral ceilings designed to create an open feel with plentiful natural light. Other features include a gorgeous covered patio overlooking a pristine pool, as well as an exercise room and huge laundry room! For more information, call Lisa Whetstone at (704) 607-9619 or email her at

8827 Winged Bourne

Elegant & stately brick home on .77 acres w/ wonderful curb appeal in private Seven Eagles neighborhood. Entrance is gated & manned 24 hours a day! Marble floored Foyer sets the elegant tone for the home. The rooms are all spacious. Master Bedroom & 2 other guest bedrooms are on main level. Bonus Room is upstairs & is accessed from service entrance hallway adjacent to Kitchen. Custom Paneled Den w/ coffered ceiling is the focal point of the downstairs. 3 fireplaces. 3 car garage. Brick terrace! For more information, call Suzanne Coddington at (704) 589-7172 or email her at

Exclusive Listings: Longview Phase III

We are pleased to present Longview Phase 3, gated and beautifully designed around the 3rd, 4th, and 5th fairways. The natural beauty, privacy & quality of these Longview home sites are ideal for your personal retreat. Choose from a variety of enchanting views and terrains including golf course, private wooded, basement, and cleared home sites. The private residences and Longview Club amenities are extraordinary! Full Longview membership application is required for purchase.

The Club at Longview

The Club at Longview is a lifestyle Club, with exciting offerings for the entire family. The club offers a variety of activities to suit any lifestyle. Whether you are celebrating a special event, having a leisurely lunch or a casual evening with family and friends…it’s here for you!

Amenities Include:

The Activity Center – Enjoy a massage, a dip in a resort-style pool, play tennis on meticulously groomed Har-Tru courts, or have a personalized workout designed by a professional trainer.

The lower level of the 10,000-square foot center includes massage and steam rooms, state-of-the-art workout equipment, and a multipurpose facility with programming for a variety of fitness classes. Upstairs, the Youth Lodge provides an ideal gathering place for children as well as the option for parents who want to leave their children in a safe environment while dining in the Clubhouse or enjoying a round of golf.

Dining Options – The 28,000-square-foot Clubhouse offers different venues including the main dining room, grill dining room, bar and lounge, wine room, private dining room, terraces, event lawns and more.

Whether celebrating a special occasion, a leisurely lunch, or meeting friends and family for a casual dinner, The Club at Longview is the ideal venue for those who enjoy a private, personalized dining or entertaining experience.

Fitness Area – The fitness area offers the latest cardiovascular and state-of-the-art workout equipment, steam rooms, and a multipurpose facility with cutting-edge fitness classes sure to challenge all levels. The certified fitness professionals offer personalized instruction, guidance and encouragement in a range of activities that will help you achieve your goals.

Swimming – Poolside activities are available for the whole family at Longview. Between the zero-depth entry family pool with sprays and fountains, infant and toddler wading pool, adult pool with lap lanes, and jacuzzi tub, the aquatic center is the place that Longview members love to gather and enjoy the outdoors with ample space for all to enjoy. The family-friendly pools offer full-service poolside dining.

Tennis – The first class tennis staff has the training and experience to improve how you play, look, and feel on the court. Truly a “family” center, The Club at Longview offers adult and junior private lessons, clinics, summer camps, after school programs, and competition for all ages.

Beyond recreational play, Longview offers a wide variety of programs for all ages and ability levels. Longview members come together for friendly competition by participating in USTA Leagues, ladies morning leagues, ladies interclub, men’s/ women’s and mixed leagues, annual Club championships, round robins and more.

Youth Lodge – The entire upstairs level of the Activity Center is dedicated solely to the children, with a movie theater, age-appropriate play areas including an infant and toddler room, game tables, arts and crafts areas, and more.

Regularly scheduled children’s events, such as movie night, make the Youth Lodge the perfect venue for developing close friendships with neighborhood children. Between such programmed events, child watch service by appointment is available to provide parents the opportunity to enjoy dinner alone, play a round of golf, or enjoy any other activity on the Longview grounds.

For More Information & Private Tours

Contact your Longview real estate partners below to schedule a private tour today.

Dickens Mitchener
Sarah Szczodrowski | 704.877.3350
Sallie Prouty | 704.651.5655
Longview Luxury Properties
Debbie Forbis | 704.400.5518
Craig Martin | 704.634.1510

MBA Programs in Charlotte, NC

Do you have a full-time job in Charlotte but have always dreamed of getting your MBA? If so, you’re in luck! Charlotte is actually home to eight incredible MBA programs that all offer class times to accommodate individuals with day jobs. These eight programs include…


  1. Pfieffer University, Charlotte
  • Location: 4701 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
  • This MBA program offers a part-time schedule with an online and campus option
  • Average tuition: $655 per semester hour


  1. Northeastern University – Charlotte
  • Location: 101 N. Tryon Street, 11th floor Charlotte, NC 28202
  • This MBA program offers classes online only
  • Average tuition: $1,560 per credit hour


  1. Wingate University, Ballantyne
  • Location: 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150, Charlotte, NA 28277
  • This university offers a part time program
  • Average tuition: $21,450 per year


  1. University of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • Location: 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • This program offers both full time and part time schedules
  • Average tuition: Part time in-state: $9,822   Part time out-of-state: $19,701    Full time in-state: $13,278 Full time out-of-state: $26,449


  1. Strayer University of Charlotte
  • Location: 9101 Kings Parade Boulevard #200, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Offers a “build-your-own” program with an online and campus option (or combination of the two), and the Jack Welsh Executive MBA program
  • Average tuition: Traditional MBA: $30,330     Jack Welsh Executive MBA: $39,000


  1. University of South Carolina – Charlotte
  • Location: BB&T Center, 200 S. College St., Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • This university offers a part time professional MBA program
  • Average tuition: $37,936 per year


  1. Wake Forest University – Charlotte
  • Location: 200 North College Street, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • This university offers 2 part-time lock-step programs including evening MBA and Saturday MBA
  • Average tuition: $39,018 per year


  1. Queens University of Charlotte
  • Location: 1900 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209
  • This University offers flexible MBA schedules. Take classes on campus, online or a mixture of both.
  • Average tuition: Professional MBA- $41,500 Online MBA- $39,780

Foxcroft Renovation – Final Reveal!

It is finally time for the final review of 2000 Stedwick Place! We have been following along as real estate agent Winnie Simmons and her client Stuart Hicks have been renovating this home in the Foxcroft neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. The home was originally 5 bedrooms,  2.1 baths and had a 2 car garage. After the renovation, this home now has 6 bedrooms, 4.2 baths and a 3 car garage. Follow along below as we reveal the before and after photographs of this beautiful addition.

2000 stedwick front of home

We completely changed the landscape and exterior look of the home. All of the concrete was re-poured; the exterior was painted; the front porch was reconstructed to be more inviting and we added new shrubbery. The addition of the master bedroom, mudroom and garage were all added to the right side of the home.

before & after front porch

Next we turned our focus to the inside of the home. An open floor plan was desired so a wall was taken down between the old dining room and kitchen. The space opened up into a dining area which flows into the kitchen with a beautiful island that flows into the family room.

Dining room before & after

open kitchen before and after

Before and after family room

The new addition was added off of the original family room. An arched doorway was created that leads into the additional garage, mudroom and master bedroom/bathroom retreat. The master bedroom opens up to the expansive deck area complete with a fireplace.

before and after deck

The home originally had 3,024 sq feet. The addition added over 800 sq feet to the home. If you would like to see this beautiful home that shows like new construction, contact Winnie Simmons.

Thank you for following this beautiful transformation. Keep posted, we have another to share with you soon!


Top 10 Most Popular US Cities Right Now

Not only does Austin, Texas have some of the highest temperatures in the US, but it also has the highest ranking for the current most popular US cities to live in according to the US Business Insider list. recently looked at all of the cities in the US and ranked the top 10, placing the capital of Texas at number one. The way they ranked the cities was by three data sources including migration ratio, views ratio, and growth ratio. After looking at this data, they determined that the top 10 cities are….

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The Dickens Mitchener relocation team can help you find a home anywhere, thanks to our Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network. Contact Catharine Pappas to be connected with a top REALTOR®/Broker in your area, whether you are moving to or from another area of NC, the United States, or the world!

July 4th Happenings in Charlotte

Hanging out in the Queen City for July 4th?
Below are a few ways you can celebrate in and around Charlotte!

  • 4th of July Celebration at BB&T BallparkCatch the SkyShow Fireworks Spectacular after the Team USA and Team Cuba game on Tuesday, July 4th.
  • 4th of July Festival at US National Whitewater CenterLive music, indoor & outdoor activities and a fireworks display are just some of the fun activities taking place at the whitewater center on July 4th.
  • Waxhaw 4th of July Celebration: Head to downtown Waxhaw and kick off the morning with a parade at 10am followed by a beach party and fireworks in the evening.
  • 16th Annual 4th of July Pig Pickin’ in Plaza Midwood: Come out to Plaza Midwood from 4-1opm for a fun filled neighborhood crawl featuring BBQ and live music at many of the area restaurants including Soul Gastrolounge, Thomas Street Tavern, Whiskey Warehouse, Midwood Smokehouse, Legion Brewing, Moo & Brew & more!



Dickens Mitchener Agent, Lynne Cosper-Lainis, Selected as Inman Award Finalist

Lynne Cosper-LainisWe are pleased to announce Lynne Cosper-Lainis, Realtor®/Broker with Dickens Mitchener & Associates in Charlotte, NC has been selected as an Inman Innovator Award finalist for “Most Innovative Agent”. The Inman Innovator Awards are given each year to recognize industry innovation and outstanding accomplishments. Cosper-Lainis is being recognized for guiding an elderly client losing his home to his new residence — with grace and tact. See the story here.

The winners will be announced during the general sessions at Inman Connect San Francisco in August. We wish Lynne the best of luck and are very proud to have her on the Dickens Mitchener team.