Identified Schools for This Property: These are the schools that have been identified by the listing agent and/or the seller as the schools that appear to serve these properties.

Nearby Regular Public Schools: These are schools that are near this property, based on the property’s location.

Nearby Charter Schools: These are charter schools that are near the subject property, based on the property’s location. Charter school enrollment is typically based on a lottery, rather than on the neighborhood where the student’s home is located.

Nearby Magnet Schools: These are magnet schools that are near the subject property, based on the property’s location. Magnet schools differ from regular public schools in that they offer specialized academic themes, such as math & science, the arts, foreign languages and so on.

Please note: school assignments are not always reliable, and should be verified prior to purchasing a property. Enrollment in any of the schools described above is not guaranteed with the purchase of this property. In addition, school assignments are subject to change.

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Listing Status Explained

On our site, you will see the following types of listing status:
  • Active: The property is still actively for sale and a contract has not been accepted yet.
  • Under Contract But Showings Still Accepted: The property is under contract with a buyer. However, the seller is still allowing buyers’ agents to show the property to other buyers. Buyers may be able to present back-up offers, just in case the existing contract falls through due to financing concerns or other reasons.
  • Under Contract / No Showings: The property is under contract with a buyer and the seller is no longer accepting showings.
  • Sold: The property has already been sold.
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Cumulative Days on Market Explained

Cumulative Days on Market is a representation of how long with the property has been actively marketed.

The main difference between Days on Market and Cumulative Days on Market is that Cumulative Days on Market represents active marketing through not only of the property’s current listing, but through other, recent listings of the property as well. Days on Market, on the other hand, only represents the time the property has been marketed under its current listing.

Prior to the local Realtor Association using the term Cumulative Days of Market, Realtors and homebuyers in the Charlotte region would sometimes focus solely on a property’s Days on Market. The problem with Days on Market displays was that sellers could allow their property listing to expire and then re-list, and their Days on Market would go back to zero. This could make a listing that had been on the market for a long time appear to be a completely new listing.

Since the change in terminology, when a new listing is entered, the Cumulative Days on Market only resets to zero if one of the following two actions occurs:

A) The previous listing closes (i.e., is sold).

B) The previous listing is off market (expired or withdrawn) for more than 90 days.

It should also be noted that Cumulative Days on Market typically do not accrue when a property is not being actively marketed – i.e., when the seller is not accepting showings on their property.

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Recent County Property Assessments

Each county tax assessor’s office periodically assesses properties for tax collection purposes. Counties assess properties at different frequencies. For example, some counties may assess values every four years, while others may assess properties every eight years. In addition, a given property’s assessed value can change at any time – i.e., when a vacant lot is built upon or when an addition is made to an existing structure.

Also, because of the highly imperfect nature of the assessment process, assessed values are often a poor indication of market values. In other words, if a property’s list price is under or over its assessed value, this does not necessarily indicate whether or not the property represents a good value or not.

In addition, in some cases current assessment or past sales of a given home may represent vacant land, which has since been built upon. In other situations, a given parcel of land may have been combined with other parcels of land in a past sale.

Finally, because assessed values may change at any time, property buyers are encouraged to confirm assessment values with their county tax assessor before purchasing a property. Terra Vista Realty cannot guarantee public-records information displayed on our website is accurate and up-to-date in every case.

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Buyer’s Agent with 1.5% Commission Rebates

Terra Vista Realty can help you buy a home in North Carolina or South Carolina - and provide you with a unique cash rebate of several thousand dollars in the process.

On this site you can search available properties and contact us if you'd like to learn more about a particular home for sale. As your buyer’s representative, we can:
  • Narrow your home search to the most attractive options
  • Schedule property showings and show you homes on site
  • Advise you on property and neighborhood features
  • Aid in determining the right offer price
  • Help you structure your offer to purchase, by formulating the proper terms and conditions
  • Assist in negotiations
  • Aid in the many details of moving your transaction from signed offer to closing
  • Give you up to 50% of the commission we earn at closing
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Real Estate Rebate Offer

For those who buy North Carolina or South Carolina real estate using the representation of Terra Vista Realty, we offer a rebate of up to 1.5% of the home's price. We have lower overhead costs than most traditional real estate agencies, and we pass the savings on to you in the form of a home buyer rebate. This can mean thousands of dollars in savings on the home you buy.

Here's how the real estate rebate works: In most home sales, the buyer does not pay for the commission fees of the buyer's agent. The commission is offered by the seller, and can vary somewhat from one real estate transaction to the next. However, for the vast majority of properties in the greater Charlotte area, the commission is 3%. We offer one half of this fee back to you, the buyer - it comes directly off your total cost at closing.

For example, let's say you buy a home for $400,000 through us, and the commission offered to the buyer's agent is 3%. Most real estate agents keep all of this money and use part of it to pay for their overhead costs - franchise fees, administrative overhead, agent's salary, advertising, etc. We have some of these kinds of costs too - we just have a lot fewer of them than most agents. So we pass a good portion of the money back to you. In the example above of a $400,000 purchase, you'd typically get $6,000 back as a credit at closing - even before trying to negotiate any money off the price with the seller.

Sound too good to be true? It's not. We offer a commission rebate: 1) because we have low overhead costs and can afford to do this, and 2) to be more attractive to homebuyers than our competitors.

Please note: we extend this offer of up to a 1.5% commission rebate to buyers that are searching for properties priced at $300,000 and up. If you are looking for a property priced under $300,000, we can still offer you a rebate - but it would likely be a somewhat smaller one. Homes under $300,000 receive rebates on a sliding scale. Examples of typical rebates at given price points are below:

Example Price Example Commission Expected Buyer Rebate
$300,000 and up 3% 1.5%
$280,000 3% 1.4%
$225,000 3% 1%

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We invite you to call us to learn more about our buyer's agent services and real estate commission rebates. If you're in the market for Lake Norman or Charlotte, NC real estate, then we can help. We serve towns such as Charlotte, Mooresville, Waxhaw, Matthews, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Concord and Denver, NC. In addition, we serve South Carolina towns such as Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Tega Cay - including the Lake Wylie area.

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