South Charlotte Newcomers!

Great happenin's in Charlotte, NC!


This iconic archway marks the entrance of Ballantyne Village and the community of Ballantyne, a suburb of Charlotte NC located near the South Carolina border. The 2,000-acre mixed-use development was created by land developer Howard C. Smokey Bissell.

Ballantyne in South Charlotte is one of the most coveted locations for homebuyers.

Great neighborhoods, schools, restaurants, shopping and movie theaters, all within a ten-mile radius, are causing builders in this gorgeous part of Charlotte scrambling to fulfill housing demand.

Home seekers looking for safe, beautiful neighborhoods with upscale homes and apartments will find their wishes fulfilled with several new in-fill communities being built within the Ballantyne area.

Meritage Homes continues to build out Olde Blakeney on Blakeney Heath Road. These single- family homes are priced $469,990 to $594,00. This luxury new home construction has many Energy Star features. There are five home plan options to choose from and one home available for move-in. A new model is open for viewing.Just around the corner, a half-mile away on Bryant Farm Road, Meritage Homes is also building The Enclave at Olde Blakeney. Meritage Homes representatives state that this coming-soon community will be selling at the end of 2015.

Ryland Homes is a busy builder in the Ballantyne area. The Manor at Oakhaven is located on Old Ardrey Kell Road. This charming community will have 38 home sites with range in square feet from 2,800 to over 4,000. Ryland Homes is also offering two new neighborhoods of single- family homes on Providence Road West. Coming in the fall of 2015, Oakhaven will be offering just 18 home sites of elegant home designs with 4 sides brick. Prices will range from t $470,00 to $518,000. Also on Providence Road West, The Estates at Oakhaven is under construction and actively selling. 47 home sites will offer homes with a minimum of 4 bedrooms, three sides cementious siding with Brick or Stone fronts.

David Weekley Homes will be offering award-winning homes in the community of Waverly. Located at the intersection of Providence Road and Ardrey Kell Road, the 90-acre community will offer town homes and single family homes. The neighborhood will include a combination of European, traditional and craftsman architecture.

Upscale apartments in Ballantyne are also in high demand. Builders are filling the need with fill-in communities of high-end rentals. Element South’s 281 units will be completed in early 2016. Located on Marvin Road, these one, two and three bedroom apartments will start at $895.00 for studios. Legacy 521 offers new one, two and three bedroom apartments on Lancaster Highway just 5 minutes from Ballantyne. Roof top patios, fitness center and clubhouse will enhance your social and active lifestyle. Prices range from $1,050-$1,775. A few apartments are move-in ready in the first completed building. Reserve your new home by July 31st and receive half off your first month’s rent! Leasing offers are 10-Month, 11-Month and 12-Month.

Solis Ballantyne is a planned mixed-use community on the corner of North Community House and Bryant Farms Road. The community plan includes 194 units of upscale apartments and retail space.

Ballantyne is a much-desired beautiful South Charlotte Community. Builders are fulfilling the demand for homes with thoughtful in-fill communities nestled in this choice area of the Queen City.




RENTERS!  Has your rent just increased astronomically or so it feels?

Has it been difficult to find alternative rental space that matches both your needs + budget?  Maybe it really IS time to take the plunge and purchase!  Interest rates remain at historically low levels, and even though local Charlotte inventory is somewhat low, rental inventory is lower, and renters are having to pay the price!

Come to our FREE seminar to learn the in’s & outs of first-time home ownership and enjoy some snacks & drinks on us!

PRESENTERS INCLUDE – Real Estate professionals, Maureen Regele, Paige Laurie, and Beth McClay of BON MAISON PROPERTIES, Mortgage Lender Johnatan Romero with MOVEMENT MORTGAGE, Inspector Arvil Price from AMERICA’S CHOICE HOME INSPECTIONS, Attorney info provided by Bess Harris of  HUTCHENS, SENTER, KELLAM, & PETTIT, Money saving/investment advice from Blake Knoefel of ABIDING WEALTH ADVISORS, and Home Insurance tips from Blake Laurie & Jack Gilmore with NATIONWIDE INSURANCE

SATURDAY, April 13, 3-5 pm

Selwyn Pub, 2801 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte 28209

(free!) Registration includes – 2 drink tickets, fabulous appetizers, and priceless step-by-step homebuying info!!!

TO REGISTER – respond via email to BY Thursday, April 11th – let us know # of people attending!



Jolie (pretty!) Cheveux (hair!) by Erica! February 22, 2011

Check this out!

Let’s face it – don’t we all LOVE how we look and feel after a great cut & style?!  For a trendy look at a great price, you’ve got to head to the Lenox Shops in Torringdon (near Earth Fare) and meet friend to the Bon Maison girls, Erica Bloomquist of Jolie Cheveux  She works wonders with even hard to tame hair like mine – since meeting Erica, my hair feels like silk and looks great too! 

The Lenox Shops are stylish individual salons offering many services from hair styling to nails to massage, etc.

The darling French-inspired Jolie Cheveux shop is the first on the right and is staffed by Erica and two other fabulous stylists, Allie and Sheila.  Great color treatments, wonderful cuts from classic to trendy, sleek styling, plus an assortment of tried and true products, all great for your hair and all at affordable prices.  If you are looking for a new look, a new stylist, or both, your search is over!!  Go to the website where it’s easy to book your appointment for whatever it is you need – and bang trims are always a la maison (or “on the house” for you non-French linguists!!).

Thanks Erica!  We’re happy to call you not only our #1 Hair Stylist, but our friend as well!  XOXO

And if you’re looking for a south Charlotte home convenient to the Jolie Cheveux Salon, visit the website and one of us will be ready to help…


Small Town Charm Still Exists !! January 21, 2011


Paige wants to let you know –

If you are new to Charlotte and have not been south of Blakeney shopping center yet … do yourself a favor and drive a little further down the road to the small, quaint town of Waxhaw, NC.  Here you will find a charming downtown district which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Stop and browse through the unique antique shops on Main Street and then head over to Rippingtons, a must-visit restaurant, for a delicious lunch.  Or, if it is a Saturday evening, be sure to try Southsiders Pub & Deli, for an incredible Chicago-style hot dog, deli sandwich, or fabulous wrap.  And if you’re a BEARS FAN, Southsiders may just be your new favorite home away from home (go BEARS ! – that’s for Maureen !).  You’ll also get to enjoy listening to local bands – check their website for upcoming entertainment !

And, if you are a horse lover … drop by Waxhaw Tack Exchange and see the latest in breeches, riding boots, or saddles.  This shop has it all !  Let them help you schedule a riding lesson too.  Waxhaw is home to many beautiful horse farms and stellar equestrian facilities

And if you are looking for fabulous furniture at a DISCOUNT (and I do mean DISCOUNT !) price … hop back in your car and travel a few more miles east to Furniture Factory Outlet World.  You truly have to see it to believe it !  it is a huge warehouse full of furniture at unbelievable prices.  Be sure to check out for details and directions.  Another FYI – they are only open 3 or 4 days a week.

If you fall in love with the small town atmosphere and think you would like luxury country living, then Bon Maison Properties has the perfect home for you !  Just 10 minutes from charming downtown Waxhaw is a hidden “gem” of a neighborhood called Queens Gate.  Upon entering this neighborhood you will see two equestrian centers with training, boarding, and lessons available.

And as you continue to travel through the neighborhood to our listing at 4824 Pimlico Lane, there is a picturesque pond, meadows, and a white picket fence … what more could you ask for ?

This small neighborhood of 20 homes offers homesites of 1 to 3 acres.  Our stunning listing is located on a cul-de-sac street, sits on 1.2 acres, has approximately 4400 sf, and is listed at the unbelievable price of $460,000.  Check out the visual tour of this property at and enjoy this magnificent home.  You’ll notice the unique architectural detailing and design elements that have been incorporated in this wonderful space.  Just give us a call if you’d like a personalized tour and we will be happy to set it up for you !

So head down and enjoy the small town charm of Waxhaw and all that it has to offer … you will be glad that you did !