• Rebound home sales reinventing some Charlotte neighborhoods

    By: Allison Latos


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The rebound in home sales across the Queen City is reinventing some neighborhoods like Shamrock Gardens.

    "I think the neighborhood was kind of lost and confused," said Savvy & Co. realtor Cassee Cunningham.

    Cunningham is seeing a sparked interest in areas bordering some of Charlotte's top choices like the NoDa and Plaza Midwood neighborhoods.

    "You can get a house in this neighborhood for $30-$50 a square foot and in NoDa you're looking at $150-$200 a square foot. In Plaza Midwood, it's probably in excess of $200 a square foot," Cunningham said.

    She's even investing in the area and remodeling a home on Airlie Street.

    Thayne Brigman has lived in the street for 32 years.

    "I keep an eye on this street," she said.

    Brigman is happy to see the change.

    "I think it would be a good thing," she said. "These two houses have been for sale for a few years now."

    Cunningham said builders are eying the properties just for the space so close to the city.

    Channel 9 spotted a lot being cleared after a demolition in Plaza Acres that could be the location of a brand-new home.

    "You don't have to get in a car," said Cunningham. "You don't have to cross a busy street. You lose nothing as far as location in a neighborhood like this."

    Cunningham called Country Club Heights another up-and-coming neighborhood.

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