Cornelius Ranked #5 Lake Town in USA

Cornelius, NC Way to go Cornelius!

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#5. Cornelius, North Carolina

– Total score: 59.2
– Affordability rank: #1
– Weather rank: #6
– Safety rank: #15
– Economy rank: #16
– Education & health rank: #7
– Quality of life rank: #17

Another suburb of Charlotte at the top of WalletHub’s rankings, Cornelius spreads its geographic fingertips into Lake Norman just south of Davidson. The #9 North Carolina suburb with the best public schools also includes a championship golf course and 10 public parks. To fully understand Cornelius’ lifestyle, consider that Charlotte’s Got a Lot recommends dining dockside at Port City Club, dipping into My Aloha Paddle & Surf shop, and swinging by a brewery or two.

Learn more – Call Clark Goff 704 996-0948

Cornelius Average Home Price up 43.1% in Year – Crazy!

Cornelius, NC

Ok Cornelius. We all love the town, but this housing market is crazy. Average home prices were up 43.1% over the past year (March to March). Months supply of inventory is 0.7 months. 6 months is balanced. This is a SELLERS market. Data Source: Canopy MLS

Want to test the market? Try an Allen Tate Firm Exclusive. No sign in your yard. No listing in MLS. Neighbors won’t have a clue. We just market your home quietly within Allen Tate. Given we are the #1 Real Estate Brokerage in the Carolinas we probably have a buyer who is desperate for a home and is willing to pay your price.

Call/email me to discuss – Clark Goff website Let me give you an idea of your home’s value.

Clark Goff
Clark Goff Realtor

Cornelius Real Estate – 2020 Review

Cornelius, NC Real Estate Market

As we enter 2021 with our hopes for the vaccine to bring us back to normalcy we look back on a remarkable year in real estate. The combination of record low interest rates, a migration from cold climate, high tax states, and a growing national reputation as a great place to live, Cornelius has become a hot real estate market. Today there are 32 single family homes for sale in Cornelius. In 2019 we normally had in excess of 100 or more single family homes for sale at a given time.

The popular Peninsula neighborhood has only 8 homes for sale currently. The starting price in The Peninsula is $825,000 right now.

The lack of inventory in town has created a feeding frenzy when an updated, well- priced property comes to market. In 2020 we had multiple offer situations in all price points. I had clients put homes under contract sight unseen so they wouldn’t miss out. Showings via Zoom and FaceTime were common. Buyers in this market do everything they can to make their offer stand out.

At a minimum buyers today are pre-qualified and often offer asking price or above for the right home. Larger due diligence fees and terms that meet a sellers wishes are common in today’s contracts. We have also seen a large influx of cash buyers in Cornelius.

As the Title Sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market I am at the market on Saturdays and meet folks from all over the country checking out the Lake Norman area. Commonly I’ll meet families from New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Chicago checking us out. Often they remark on our low property taxes.

The real estate market is considered balanced when there is a 6 month supply of homes. Cornelius currently has a 0.8 months supply of homes. Anything below 6 months is considered a sellers market. We are in an extreme sellers market right now. Sellers have the upper hand and buyers have no leverage.

Lack of inventory, record low mortgage rates and a migration to the suburbs is causing prices to rise. We had 98 single family homes close in 2020 at over $1 million in Cornelius.

The pandemic has caused housing priorities to shift. People want more space to spread out, a home office, pool or other outdoor living, and community.

Cornelius is also considered a great place to retire. The Lake, future Cain Center for the Arts and community create an active environment for retirees. We meet people relocating to be near kids and grandkids who have moved to the booming Charlotte region for work. The demand from these buyers for master bedrooms on the main floor and lake access makes certain homes with these features additionally in demand.

Last March, when the pandemic hit, I had no idea what would happen in the local real estate market. Once the heavy stay-at-home orders were relaxed in May and real estate was deemed an essential service the market exploded.

You can see in the chart above that showings collapsed in North Carolina in March and April and rebounded in May.

Living in Cornelius provides a wonderful lifestyle. Area schools are considered very good. There is ample recreation with the parks, greenways and lake.

As we emerge from the weight of the pandemic and life gets back to normal I anticipate continued strength in our local housing market. The only headwind in 2021 may come from mortgage rates starting to tick upward. Right now is the perfect time to refinance or move. If you have not yet, please take advantage of these low rates. I don’t imagine we’ll see rates this low again in our lifetime.

If you have any questions about the local market or just want to chat please stop by and say hi at the Farmers Market or give me a call.

Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson – website

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Cornelius, NC Real Estate Report – HOT!!!

Cornelius, NC       We are in crazy times as we adjust to Covid-19.  We are in crazier times when we realize how hot the Cornelius real estate market is.  We are seeing multiple offers, new pricing highs, record low inventory and homes selling sight unseen.  Check out the charts below to see this illustrated graphically.


Anything less that 6 months supply indicates a seller’s market.  We are seeing multiple offers.  Sight unseen offers.  All indicate an excellent time to be a seller.


This upper chart indicates a short-term rise in New Listings, the truth is that there are only 60 homes for sale and 25 townhomes and condos for sale in Cornelius today.  This is an historically low inventory.  Another indicator of a seller’s market.  See below.



Homes are selling fast in Cornelius despite the pandemic.  We are seeing buyers from all over the country.


Cornelius is seeing steady appreciation.


Days on Market indicates how quickly homes are selling.


We can see in North Carolina showings are back to levels we saw last year following a significant drop in March and April due to Covid-19.

Conclusion:  Now is a great time to sell if you are thinking about listing your home.  We are following strict protocols when showing homes; online viewings, requiring masks, requiring disinfectants, shoes removed.  Call me to discuss listing your home.

Complied by Clark Goff – Allen Tate    704 996-0948  my website


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Cornelius, NC Weekend Happenings

Cornelius, NC   Beer Dinner, Craft Beer FallFest, LIVE Music, Drum circle, Touch a Truck.  Tons of fun things for all ages this weekend in Cornelius, NC – see you around town.

All Weekend

Carolina Renaissance Festival – details

Bank of America ROVAL 400 weekend – details


Thursday 9/27

10am   Technology Tutors 1 on 1 sessions – Cornelius Library – details

5pm  Lobster Dogs Food Truck – Old Town Public House – details

6pm   Drum Circle – Brick Row – details

6-7pm   LEGO Club – Block and Books – Cornelius, NC Library – details

6:30-8:30pm  DIY Terrarium Bar – Bells Box – details

6:30-9:30pm    Beer Dinner – Harvey’s – Eleven Lakes Brewing – details

7-9pm    Adult Night – W8less – details

7:30pm   Music Bingo – Ass Clown Brewing – details

8-11pm   Piano Rock – OTPH – details


Friday 9/28

12-1pm    Town of Cornelius – Architecture Review Board – details

7-10pm    LIVE Music – The Boatyard – Tim Dugger – details

7:30   Community Soundbath – Brick Row – details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – Goodfoot Down – details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Harp & Crown – Josh and John – details

10pm   LIVE Music – Tropicana Sports Bar – Early Ray Duo – details

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Saturday 9/29

8am   Breakfast Food Truck – OTPH – details

10-2pm   LKN Touch a Truck – details

3-8pm    Guns and Hoses – Bailey Road Park – details

5pm   Lake Norman Summer Concert Series – D9 Brewing – details

7pm   Imusination – Brick Row – details

7-10pm  Team Summit Foundation Dinner – Kadi Fit – details

7:30pm   LIVE Music – D9 Brewing – Jill Goodson Band – details

8:30pm    LIVE Music – OTPH – Grievous Angel – details

8:30pm   Karoake – The Harp & Crown – details


Sunday 9/30

10:30am  Aloha Flow SUP Yoga – details

12-3pm   LIVE Music – The Harp & Crown – Holly Hopkins – details

1-7pm   2nd Annual Craft Beer FallFest – Harvey’s – details

What’s going on in Davidson, NC this weekend? – Calendar

The Weekend Calendar is sponsored by Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson 704 996-0948 and Anita Sabates – Allen Tate LKN  704 562-2515

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Cornelius, NC Weekend Happenings

Cornelius, NC      Stay safe this weekend and enjoy everything Cornelius has to offer.  All events subject to cancelation/rescheduling.  Live music.  One Act Plays.  Food trucks.  Trash or Treasure?  See you around town!


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Thursday September 13th

4:30pm  Children’s Book Club – Cornelius, NC  Library – details

5pm   Lobster Dog Food Truck – OTPH – details

5:30pm   Cocktails and Connections – details

6:00pm   Drum Circle at OTC – details

7:30pm   Music Bingo – Ass Clown Brewing – details

8:00pm    LIVE Music – OTPH – The Vel-Crows – details


Friday September 14th

6pm   Second Friday Street Festival – details

6pm   Hot Rods and Hops Cruise in – Eleven Lakes Brewing – details

7pm   LIVE Music – Boatyard Eats – Decarlo Band – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – Brian Rigby Band – details

8:30pm  LIVE Music – OTPH – Knowne Ghost – details

9:30pm   Piano Rock – Galway Hooker – details


Saturday September 15th

8am   Breakfast Food Truck – OTPH – details

10am-12pm    Family and Friends CPR Class – Details

11am-2pm    Trash or Treasure – What’s in your attic? – Boatyard Eats – details

12pm   1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day – The Harp & Crown – details

2-3pm    Teen Geek Club – Spiderman – Cornelius Library – details

2-5pm   Play writes on Parade – details

2-8pm   Lobsterfest 2 – OTPH – details

4pm   Halfway to St Patrick’s Day and Hurricane Party – The Galway Hooker – details

6-9:30pm   Cornelius, NC Outdoor Cinema Series – details

7pm   LIVE Music – D9  Brewing – Bullfrog Moon – details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – Kaska Sun – Details


Sunday September 16th

10:30am    Aloha Flow SUP Yoga – details

2-3pm   Present Peace through Past Lives – The Mediation Room – details

3:30-6pm   Ayurveda: Stress Resilience – The Bindu – details

6pm   Diggin’ the Roots – Old Time Music – OTPH – details


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Cornelius, NC Weekend Happenings

Cornelius, NC  Weekend Happenings   Auto Fair, Live Music, FREE Yoga, Standup Comedy, Open MICs, Auditions.  Too much going on this weekend.  Have fun!

Cornelius Weather – click


All Weekend

Penzoil Auto Fair – details


Thursday September 6th

5pm   Lobster Dogs Food Truck – OTPH – details

5pm   Shirley’s Angels Taps for Ta Tas – D9 Brewing – details

7pm   Open Mic – Bella Love Presents – at Brick Row – details

7pm  Nourish Body & Mind – Meditation Room – details

8pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – Calvin Edwards – details


Friday September 7th

4pm   Cork & Cask 5 Year Throwdown – details

5pm   Auditions – Wizard of Oz – Warehouse PAC – details

7pm   Compassion Class – the Meditation Room – details

7-9pm  Say it, Tell it, Share it – Studio 13 – details

7pm   LIVE Music – Boatyard Eats – Parks Brothers Band – details

8pm   Standup Comedy – Hosted by Brick Row in OTC – details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – The Hawthornes – details

9:30pm   LIVE Music – Galway Hooker – School of Rock – details


Saturday September 8th

8am   Breakfast Foodtruck – OTPH – details

9-11am   Into the Mystic: Mediumship and Beyond – the Meditation Room – details

12pm   Auditions – Wizard of Oz – Warehouse PAC – details

7pm   Builders’ Bash – Habitat for Humanity – details

7pm   Whiskey, Wine and Moonshine – Topdeck – details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – Goodfoot Down – details


Sunday September 9th

10:30am   Aloha Flow SUP Yoga – details

1-4pm    OPEN HOUSE – Penthouse Waterfront Condo – 17919 Kings Point De # I

4pm   FREE Community Yoga Class – The Meditation Room – details

4:25pm  Panthers home vs Cowboys – details

6pm   Sunday Jazz – OTPH – details

6-7:30pm   Rest and Reset – Reiki and Restorative Yoga – The Meditation Room – details

8-9pm   Women’s New Moon Gathering – The Meditation Room – details

What’s going on in Davidson this weekend? – click here

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Live in High Luxury in Tallest Cornelius Buildings – 6 Stories

Cornelius, NC   Watermark Lake Norman is taking shape and selling quickly.  Currently they have 15 of the 28 units available in buildings 3, 4, and 5 under contract.  Don’t miss out on this new luxury option in Cornelius.  Close to dining, shopping and boating.  Convenient to I77 and the airport.  Watermark is the new level of resort living in the Lake region.


There will be 5 6-story buildings with a gated entrance.  Each unit will have a private elevator entrance.  The units are 3 beds and 3-3 1/2 baths with approximately 3000 square feet.



The finishes will be top-of-the line with kitchens boasting Wolf and Sub-zero appliances and designer cabinetry.


The club house and pool will have private cabanas, exercise area and kitchen and grilling area.

Currently there are 4 units listed ranging from $965,000 to $1,352,000 for a penthouse unit.

Get ready for a new luxury resort living experience in Cornelius.  For questions or more information contact Clark Goff @ Allen Tate Realtors 704 996-0948.

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Cornelius, NC Weekend Happenings

Cornelius, NC Weekend Happenings.  Live music and live theater.  Food trucks.  Yoga, meditation and more.

Cornelius Restaurants – click here


Thursday August 30th

5-9pm   Lobster Dog Food Truck – OTPH – details

7-10pm   Retro Thursdays – Cork and Cask – details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Warehouse PAC – Sex with Strangers – details

8pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – The Bloodworth Project – details


Friday August 31st

5pm   Frankfurter Fridays – OTPH – details

7:30-9pm   Community Sound Bath – Brick Row – details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Warehouse PAC – Sex with Strangers – details

9pm   LIVE Music – The Harp & Crown – Triplet Live – details


Saturday September 1st

8am  Breakfast Food Truck – OTPH – details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Warehouse PAC – Sex with Strangers – details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – OTPH – Red Dress Army – details


Sunday September 2nd

10:30am   Aloha Flow SUP Yoga – details

6pm   Diggin’ the Roots – Old Time Music – OTPH – details

7-8pm   Mindful Mens Meetup – The Meditation Room – details


What’s going on in neighboring Davidson this weekend? – click here

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