About Michael Gibbons

We believe that where you live is the most important lifestyle and personal financial decision you make. We can’t imagine a better place to live than Charlotte. Rhonda and I strive to exceed expectations and expect to hear about it when we don’t. We like to say Savvy is Smart Real Estate. Nice People… and we try to prove that every day.

Connect or disconnect? The choice is yours at this stunning modern home located in the heart of Dilworth!

Today it’s all about being connected. We're connected to our phones, our TVs and even to our thermostats! Modern life can feel pretty overwhelming at times between our family, work and social responsibilities. That’s why simply walking to the park or a favorite restaurant can be rejuvenating! 2005 Lombardy Circle in the heart of Dilworth is about different kinds of connections. How about being connected to your neighborhood, to your [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:10:27+00:00June 30th, 2017|Dilworth, Savvy eNews|0 Comments

Ballantyne Neighborhoods Under $250,000: Raeburn

Raeburn: Below Average Price, Way Above Average Living! Sign up to receive the latest Raeburn homes for sale in your inbox! [contact-form-7 id="9709" title="Raeburn"] Raeburn Swim and Tennis Club Before Blakeney, before I485 and yes even before Ballantyne there was Raeburn. I know because I was one of the original homeowners. Iconic Charlotte homebuilder John Crosland Company developed Raeburn in the late 1980s at the time [...]

Mad about Modern? So is Lansdowne!

You’ve probably walked by these houses on Newhall Road… Ever wonder what they look like inside? Now is your chance! The Charlotte Museum of History is proud to feature two of Lansdowne’s mid century modern homes in their 2016 Mad About Modern Home Tour. The tour’s mission is to recognize and promote preservation of these architectural gems. Get your tickets today and tour these homes and six more in the [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:10:33+00:00July 19th, 2016|Savvy eNews|0 Comments

Meeting the Neighbors

The last box is coming off the truck, the cable TV and alarm guys arrive on time (we wish) and the kids are down the street meeting everybody under four foot! But what about you? It’s not like it used to be where every neighbor on the street dropped by with goodies and to say hello. And even if they do in the fog of moving day exhaustion and excitment [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:10:39+00:00March 20th, 2015|Savvy eNews|0 Comments

A Charlotte Homestory

Home at last | A Charlotte Homestory | 8920 Heydon Hall Circle 8920 Heydon Hall Circle (Savvy+Co Home for Sale) When writing a Homestory blog post I always try to find some inspiration…sometimes it’s bluebirds, or dogs or bespoke tailors. This time its records / circles, 8920 Heydon Hall Circle to be exact. One of our past clients (and good friends – funny how that happens) Richard McKeon has been round and [...]

Adrey & Montibello Homes for Sale. All Gone…Almost

That’s right the January Charlotte MLS residential real estate statistics are in and they are stunning. In a good way for a change! Charlotte Area Home sales up 40% Home for Sale inventory down 30% to five months – historic lows for some neighborhoods (Montibello and Ardrey) Buyer discount to list price down (92.6% of list price paid) Days to sell 155 down from 165. What are the numbers telling [...]

Make it Stop! Please Buy or Sell a Home with Rhonda…

Savvy + Co LOVES Montibello!   OK this marketing stuff has gone far enough…nothing, nothing takes my focus away from Downton Abbey! Do you know how hard it is to multitask (stuff bags) while watching Mary and the dowager for every nuanced tilt of the head or raised eyebrow…look down and you’ll miss the entire show! (a video with a few of the dowager Maggie’s best moments (daggers) below) So [...]

Better grab a chair*…quick! (Montibello home for sale inventory near historic low)

The music is going to stop…. A picture says a thousand words….home for sale inventory is nearing historic lows in many of Charlotte’s most desirable neighborhoods and overall in Charlotte MLS home for sale inventory is down 56% from two years ago! (see charts below) The Montibello neighborhood MLS statistics are striking: there is only a 1.9 month (57 day) supply of homes..that’s right if no one else lists their [...]

For $200 the answer is…The Best Opportunity in Your Lifetime

Yes, buying a home now is the best opportunity in your lifetime! Who says that? Lost in last year’s “secretarial tax rate” and Buffet Rule noise was an interesting, profound and personal statement about home ownership by Warren Buffet, arguably the greatest (and most frugal) billionaire investor of all time. In an interview his infamous secretary Debbie Bosanek related advice the Oracle of Omaha himself had given his friend about [...]

The Charlotte Real Estate Market is Heating up….

This from the Charlotte Business Journal Home prices in the Charlotte metro area maintained a healthy increase for the year ending in October, according to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Local home prices rose 4.15 percent in October from the same time last year, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report says. And we wrote just the other day about the surging million dollar luxury home market read our post here [...]