Buying a home in this seller’s market is a whirlwind, and these home buyers took us along for the ride. This is The Chase, a new series featuring real Charlotteans and their house hunting stories. Read past editions here.
These 30-year-olds moved to Charlotte from New York earlier this year because they wanted to be in a city close to family and away from the snow.
Who: Becky (30) and Andrew Coyle (30) arrived in January 2021. The pandemic allowed them to move and keep their jobs working remotely full time. He’s in software sales and she’s a product marketer.
- Top 3 wish list items: great outdoor space for entertaining, big kitchen, and a layout that would support them both working remotely without wanting to kill each other.
- A screened in porch was a nice to have.
Timeline: They started the process in November 2020, and moved to Charlotte in January 2021. They lived with family and spent two months aggressively looking at homes.
Listed for: $699,000
Sold for: $735,000
Specs: 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,760 square feet
Why it made the cut: They loved the layout, especially since it has space for two home offices and is larger than it appears from the outside.
- They also liked the size of the backyard, with two outdoor living spaces, including the screened-in porch.
- It was listed well below their budget, which would give them room to make needed updates comfortably.
Option 2: Curb appeal cottage
Listed for: $859,000
Sold for: $885,000
Specs: 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,761 square feet
Why it made the cut: They loved the curb appeal and open kitchen.
- It also had a detached work space that could be an office.
Option 3: Sedgefield stunner
Listed for: $850,000
Sold for: $805,000
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,379 square feet
Why it made the cut: They loved how walkable the neighborhood is and the entertainment-friendly backyard.