Kluth founded Countryside Properties in 1986 after a very successful business partnership with one of Charlotte’s largest ERA franchises. Ray went to The Lord in July 2012.. In Late 1987, Ray’s oldest son, Jim joined the firm, bringing his experience dealing with the public in Hotel/Restaurant and Retail management. Ray’s other son, David, who had remained with the ERA firm as partner and Sales Manager, joined Countryside Properties in 1989. Jim’s son, John is the newest member of our family REALTOR firm. John graduated from high school in 1998 and joined us shortly after that.

Charlotte has a large real estate market, encompassing numerous neighbourhoods and suburbs. In October 2021, there were over 4,000 listings available, with a median list price of $394,040. The average price per square foot was $218.51. Homes display a range of architectural styles and layouts.

Yes, condominium and town-home real estate are available in Charlotte, with ample options available at different price points. The market data for October 2021 had 316 active condominium and town-home properties on the market. Pricing started at $75,800 for two bedrooms, one full bath, one 1/2 bath in Quail Run. The top of the market was a new construction luxury condominium listed for $3.495M with three bedrooms, four full baths, and one 1/2 bath at The Regent at Eastover.

Based on median home values and median household income, Eastover has the most expensive homes in Charlotte. Median home values were at $1.1M in 2021. Residents live minutes from Uptown and close to Queens University of Charlotte. The cost-of-living index here is 191 versus 101 for the whole city. After Eastover, the next three most expensive neighbourhoods are Myers Park and Wendover-Sedgewood, which are around Eastover, and Wessex Square, near Cedarwood Country Club.

The US Census counted 874,579 residents in 2020, a 16.3% increase from 2010. Almost 150,000 new residents were added to the greater Charlotte Metro. For the entire Mecklenburg County, the 1,115,482 residents represented an increase of 17.5% over the decade. US News & World Report ranks Charlotte as the no. 22 fastest growing cities in the United States in 2021. The region's entire population is projected to grow by 21% between 2010 and 2030. The urban core in Mecklenburg County is anticipated to add 600,000 people by 2050.

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