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Duke Partnering With SC To Develop Massive New Whitewater Center For Charlotte Region

Duke Partnering With SC To Develop Massive New Whitewater Center For Charlotte Region

The Charlotte region is about to boast another major whitewater recreation center to compliment the US National Whitewater Center.

Duke Energy’s new multi-million dollar project, called the Great Falls-Dearborn Development, will completely revision Dearborn Island, including building a massive pedestrian bridge to the 650-acre island, install three canoe and kayak launches, restructuring water channels into class 2,3 and 4 whitewater rapids, and partnering with South Carolina to develop an entirely new state park.

Duke Energy will be working with S2O Design, designer of Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater Center, and HDR Engineering to build 2 new bypass channels, with the longest one being about 1 1/2 miles. The new channels will gradually dissipate the reservoirs released energy using switchbacks and a series of progressively challenging waves. Each bypass will use notches and gates to regulate the water flow.


More than 8 of 10 Homes Sold at or Above List Price

More than 8 of 10 Homes Sold at or Above List Price

With a low supply of homes for sale, sellers are finding quicker sales and fetching higher offers. Eighty two percent of homeowners who sold in the last six months accepted offers at list price or above, according to a new survey of about 1,600 homeowners conducted by Homes.com.

What’s more, homes are selling fast too: A quarter of home sellers said they had five or fewer showings before finding a buyer. Twenty-six percent had between six and 10 showings before selling. Nearly 10% say they had no in-person showings at all and were still able to sell their home. Virtual tours have been increasing since the pandemic.

Eighty-eight percent of the homes sold in April were on the market for less than a month, according to National Association of REALTORS® data.
Twenty-seven percent of sellers surveyed say they accepted offers $10,000 or even $20,000 higher than their requested sales price, according to the Homes.com seller survey.

Buyers May Benefit From an Auction Mindset

Sellers expect more—than just the price—from offers lately. Many sellers surveyed by Homes.com say they refused consideration of contingencies or other strings-attached offers. Twenty-eight percent of sellers even said they required all-cash payments, no contingencies, and 30 days or less to close. Fourteen percent said they opted to sell their home “as is.”

When Your Agent Shines….

When Your Agent Shines….

We love what we do, and it shows! We appreciate the compliments.

Margaret House, Hawkins Realty

When Your Agent Shines, you have to let it be known!

“We were more than pleased with our closing recently. This is my third closing in the last year and totally a wonderful person wot work with. Very knowledgeable of the local market and very professional.”