House hunting: What does $500k buy you in Charlotte right now?

House hunting: What does $500k buy you in Charlotte right now?
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Looking to get into a new home before the holidays? Here are seven houses for sale right now in Charlotte’s top neighborhoods listed around $500,000.

Neighborhoods include Madison Park, Sedgefield, Myers Park/Freedom Park, Dilworth, South End, Sherwood Forest and Elizabeth.



5109 Wedgewood Drive – $469,900

White brick ranch with basement

Why we love it: With brand new paint, flooring, upgraded kitchen, baths, fireplace and more, this home has all the updates you’re looking for — in an ideal location. The neutral finishes are the perfect blank slate for you to accessorize with your own personal flare.

  • Neighborhood: Madison Park
  • Realtor: Jason Lawson at Southern Home Group LLC
  • Specs: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,264 square feet

5109 Wedgewood Drive exterior

5109 Wedgewood Drive living + dining room


1201 Fordham Road – $499,900

Brand new four-bed

Why we love it: From the sprawling front porch and open floor plan to the modern kitchen and beautiful spa-like bathrooms, every space in this home enviable.

  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Realtor: Steve Stawick at Red Cedar Realty LLC
  • Specs: 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,580 square feet

1201 Fordham Road exterior

1201 Fordham Road kitchen


5154 Lincrest Place – $515,000

Spacious charming ranch

Why we love it: This charming ranch, which sits on more than half an acre, has a layout great for entertaining. It’s a move-in ready home with tons of beautiful details, but there’s also room for cosmetic upgrades to add personal flare. I love it.

  • Neighborhood: Sherwood Forest
  • Realtor: Anne Spencerat HM Properties
  • Specs: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,005 square feet

5154 Lincrest Place exterior

5154 Lincrest Place living room


700 Oakland Ave. – $529,500

Quaint cottage with curb appeal

Why we love it: This sweet cottage has an idyllic white picket fence yard, charming architectural details and beautiful flooring. It’s less than a 10-minute walk to Plaza Midwood hot spots like Soul Gastrolounge, Snooze, Two Scoops and more.

  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth
  • Realtor: Eric Layne at Helen Adams Realty
  • Specs: 4 bed, 2 bath, 1,842 square feet

700 Oakland Ave exterior

700 Oakland Ave living room


1020 Habersham Drive — $545,000

Remodeled three-bed with rocking chair front porch

Why we love it: This craftsman has been beautifully renovated and is the perfect blank canvas with light and bright colored walls and flooring. You’ll love the giant master and fenced-in backyard, too.

1020 Habersham Drive

1020 Habersham Drive living


2919 Park Road – $546,500

Updated 1940s cottage near Freedom Park

Why we love it: This 1940s four-bed is the perfect blend of classic charm and modern design. Highlights include a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors and  a spacious master suite with a clawfoot tub and walk-in closet.

  • Neighborhood: Myers Park/Freedom Park
  • Realtor: Don Anthony at Don Anthony Realty, LLC
  • Specs: 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,417 square feet

2919 Park Road exterior

2919 Park Road dining room


509 E. Tremont Ave. $549,900

Sunny bungalow on idyllic street

Why we love it: Tons of big windows and light colored walls make the interior of this yellow bungalow bright and light. The location on Tremont can’t be beat — it’s on a row of equally adorable homes walking distance from East and South boulevards.

  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Realtor: Leslie Dale at RE/MAX Executive
  • Specs: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,626 square feet

509 E. Tremont exterior

509 E. Tremont fireplace


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All photos from their respective online listings. Have an open house coming up? Submit here. Know of an interesting or unusual home listing in the Charlotte region? Tips/Scoops: hi@charlotteagenda.com. Related Agenda real estate guides: Best custom home builders in Charlotte, Best architects in Charlotte, and Best interior designers in Charlotte.

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