We are pleased to announce that Allen Tate Realtors has joined forces with Knox Realty, Inc., a 37-year-old, full-service real estate firm located in downtown Davidson, N.C. Over the years, we have been fortunate to partner with 17 other independent companies (this makes #18). We continue to be a company founded on real estate families coming together to serve their communities with a higher level of tools and market exposure.
As I look into the crystal ball again, this time to see what the Charlotte residential market will look like in this new year, the picture looks promising.
Forecasts on the national level are predicting increased demand in 2011. There are 4 factors that impact housing demand:
Economic growth leads to job growth; job growth leads to household formation. Projections for continued overall economic recovery should be amplified in the Charlotte area. With accolades such as “Best Large County for Business Recruitment”, “Second Economic Strength Ranking”, and “#2 Best City for Entrepreneurs” there is no doubt that companies will continue to relocate to the area and grow their current businesses.
2010 has almost drawn to a close and it is time to reflect.
I saw the very funny JibJab Video with President Obama and Vice President Biden singing “So long to ya 2010” and it made me think what the Allen Tate version of that video would look like…
The real estate industry has been challenged the last several years (of course so have several other industries). But those of us who have survived are better companies, REALTORS, and trusted advisors than we were before the economy took its downturn. And while I am happy to see 2010 in the rearview mirror, it was a good year in a lot of ways. And we are well positioned to soar in 2011.