Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2019

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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According to Jo Butterworth, the real estate broker for Helen Adams Realty who handled the deal, the over-the-top offer was too good to resist. "The Ballantyne market has been and will continue to be insulated from any negativity in the market because Ballantyne is a destination neighborhood," Butterworth says. "People aspire to be here." David Huss, a broker with Allen Tate who has been selling houses since the creation of the community, agrees. "It's the quality of life," he maintains, citing the original live, work, play concept. "There's so much to do here now that many people never (leave the area)." Joan Goode agrees the scale of amenities is a big draw. "We have a lot of restaurants and retail, along with great schools and campuses of CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) and Wingate," notes the broker with Dickens Mitchener. "Ballantyne also offers accessibility. You can get anywhere from here easily — the airport, uptown, the beach or mountains." According to Katy Bradfield, a broker at HM Properties, "Buyers today in Ballantyne take a holistic approach. They aren't merely buying a house, but a community and a lifestyle. The other reason they buy is that Ballantyne is a great value," she says. "You can often find more house for your investment here than closer in town." As Huss also points out, savvy buyers know Ballantyne resale values are high because of good schools. Pools, golf courses and other neighborhood amenities are big draws for buyers. Courtesy of Katy Bradfield Courtesy of Katy Bradfield BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 66 Feature

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