kevin Martin at lake norman Real Estate

Kevin Martin – Martin Real Estate Team

Kevin Martin  is the Team Leader and Internet Marketing Coordinator for The Martin Real Estate Team of Lake Norman as well as a Licensed REALTOR since 2007.  His main focus is to bring to your attention the wonderful Real Estate for Sale that is Lake Norman!!!

Instead of working with  Home Buyers or Home Sellers, he has dedicated himself to growing a successful Team of Realtors that will best suit everyone’s needs…whether you are buying or selling Lake Norman Area Real Estate, we feel we have the best options available for everyone.

Kevin Martin has put together over 5 fabulous Real Estate Websites that will draw your attention to the way that over 80% of Buyers search for Lake Norman Homes for Sale today….INTERNET!!!

Below is a list of our 5 Main Sites: | | | |

I Offer:

  • Top Producing Team of Realtors – Award Winning
  • Home Sellers multiple ways of gaining exposure on their Listings
  • Top Internet Search Results on All Real Estate
  • Ability to Adapt and Create
  • Never except less Attitude
  • Knowledge and Know-How
  • Multiple Resources
  • Various Marketing Tools

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five star home inspections lake norman

Lake Norman Home Inspections

Many home buyers and home sellers ask us the question..

” What is a home inspection and why do we need one”?

In easier terms a home inspection is very much like a home physical where Five Star Home Inspections will perform a thorough check of the subject property. Just like when you go to your family physician for a periodic and routine checkup a qualified experienced home inspector can perform a through check of your home to insure that all systems are functioning properly and produce for you a detailed and comprehensive report on existing conditions and potential costly repairs.

Remember…your home is most likely the largest investment you will make in your lifetime so protect your investment and your peace of mind with a home inspection from Five Star Home Inspections Inc. So come and visit us and schedule your appointment today!

“Home Inspections beyond Expectations and where Experience Counts”

**Receive a free Termite Inspection with every home inspection !!**

***View their Full Website HERE***

Five Star Home Inspections Inc. specializes in home and property inspections. As a professional home and property inspection company our mission statement is to strive to meet your needs for a thorough and detailed inspection done in a timely manner. You can expect our reports to be detailed in every way and to include a comprehensive, easy to read report that is in compliance with the North Carolina Standards of Practice.

Five Star Home Inspections will continue to provide Realtors, Investors, Home Buyers and Home Sellers with vital information essential to the subject property using the most state of the art computerized inspection software in the market place today along with digital photos and over 30 years of residential home inspection and building knowledge.

Best Regards, Kris Brown & The Martin Real Estate Team
Five Star Home Inspections  

Five Star Custom Homes
“Shining Above The Rest”
PH:  704-622-4723
FX:  704-896-3195
Mobile Phone Site
Inspection Website
Custom Homes Website

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 Mortgage Lenders in Lake Norman – Karen Patterson

Movement Mortgage – Home Mortgage Lender


NMLS: 504481

C: 704-239-2187

Apply Online Now!!! … Click HERE



Lake Norman Mortgage Lenders – Karen Patterson – is a native to the Lake Norman Real Estate area and lives in Cornelius, NC Real Estate with her family. She enjoys spending time on the lake with friends and family and says that other than her children, her lifelong friends are her greatest treasure.

Karen Patterson brings with her an extensive background in mortgage lending with over 25 years of experience in originating and processing. As VP of a small community bank, she created and built a mortgage loan department from the ground up. Her background also includes working as a real estate paralegal, a financial advisor and a realtor. This gives Karen the ability to appreciate each and every step of the home buying process. Having won 100% customer satisfaction awards for every year of her mortgage career, it is easy to see that customer service is her number one priority. Karen Patterson is ready and available to provide assistance to you to help make your dream of buying a new home come true. Give her a call today!


Find out more about Karen’s streamlined process, loan products, mortgage calculator, answers to FAQs and more…


Movement Mortgage of the Lake Norman Homes area and Karen Patterson, understand that purchasing a home is one of the biggest purchases of a lifetime…and therefore in need of a Lake Norman Mortgage Lenders.  Her competitor’s approach to the mortgage process is notorious for being drawn out, stressful, and risky. We’ve streamlined our process to ensure that the experience of obtaining your mortgage is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Currently over 70% of our loans are processed within 7 business days or less! Movement is excited to bring you home faster.

You submit an electronic application
The underwriter aims to make a decision within 6 hours
The loan is processed according to a 7 Day Processing goal
The loan, if approved, is ready to close!


What price point is right for me?

While keeping your financial health our main priority, Movement Mortgage – Mortgage Lenders in Lake Norman- will determine your borrowing power after considering multiple factors such as your monthly income, employment history, credit score, and overall credit-worthiness. One of our most valuable pieces of advice is that only you can determine the mortgage debt that you’re willing to bear, based on your future financial goals. Movement Mortgage provides expert advice to assist you with how much you can comfortably afford to borrow.

Can I still buy a home without 20% to put down?

Absolutely. Movement Mortgage offers a large variety of available financing options for potential buyers with little or no down payment. We’ve even received recognition and an award for helping borrowers get financed with federal programs which offer forgivable down payment assistance.

Are there any upfront costs I need to budget for? If so, how much should I budget?

Yes. Movement Mortgage, who are Mortgage Lenders in Lake Norman suggests a thorough conversation regarding all fees and closing costs associated with sealing the deal of your home. To avoid any last minute surprises, it is essential to plan in advance for various out of pocket costs such as an appraisal, title insurance, and other costs depending on your specific loan situation. For example, some sellers will pay for all or some of your closing costs.

Is getting pre-approved better than getting pre-qualified?

YES. A common mistake homebuyers make, is assuming that getting pre-qualified is substantial enough in a busy market full of other buyers all vying for the same home. In today’s market, pre-approval is the way to go. Movement’s 7 Day Processing and upfront underwriting will brings our borrowers as close to a cash-transaction as they can get. This gives our borrowers an exceptionally rare advantage in the eyes of a seller, truly setting them above the rest.

How much do I need for a down payment?

Movement experts are here to guide you into the best choice to protect your financial goals and maximize the best rate of return on your investment. Depending on the type of loan you are financing, you may be required to make a down payment ranging from 0 to 20%. There are many advantages to both small and large down payments, including income tax benefits and keeping a portion of the funds available as a financial cushion. Our Loan Officer’s provide guidance to our borrowers on their options and the outcomes of each.

How long does it take to obtain a mortgage and close on a house?

While competitors are pushing their closing dates back from anywhere between 30 to 90+ days, Movement Mortgage is setting records in the industry with 7 Day Processing and upfront underwriting. We have streamlined these innovative processes, allowing our Loan Officers to move closing dates up when requested by real estate agents. Imagine: you get the keys to your dream home while others are stuck waiting for underwriting approval.

How does my credit score affect my borrowing power?

Your credit score in addition to other significant factors such as employment history, debt, and monthly income, all play a role in determining your credit-worthiness to the lender. Movement Mortgage offers valuable advice and encourages borrowers to get pre-approved first, increasing their borrowing power for their future purchase.


Buying a Home Lake Norman Home Real Estate

Buying a Lake Norman Home

Contact The Martin Real Estate Team 704.900.1619

The Martin Real Estate Team has Agents with over 40 years of combined experience selling in the Lake Norman Area.  We are here to assist you through the Home Buying Experience.

Starting with the mortgage qualification and continuing through closing – making life long Clients.
Click on the “About Us” Page to learn more.

What do You want to Purchase?

… what are Your dreams?

·      Lake Norman Waterfront Homes

·      Lake Norman Waterfront Condos

·      Lake Norman Area Real Estate – Area Single-Family Homes, Townhomes or Condos

Get Pre-approved for a Mortgage

This should be your first step in Home Buying. Why disappoint yourself by looking at Properties for Sale that you unfortunately cannot afford?

You can use our mortgage calculator to get an idea of the monthly payments you will occur.

We have many wonderful Local Lenders for you to work with.  Feel free to shop your services to two or more Lenders at a time and see who you feel most comfortable working with.

Our recommendation is that you “Go Local” vs. using the Big Banks.  The quality of service, communication, and personal attention to detail is far more enjoyable with our experiences.

Determine Your Price Range

After talking with a Lender or with a Bank, you should now know what price range you are qualified in and can afford.
Important Factors to consider: Taxes & HOA Dues
Determine Your Location (Town)
Lake Norman has many wonderful towns to choose from…Each offering something a little different than the other.

Local lakefront towns are: Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell and Troutman.


Decide What Home Features or Local Amenities are important to you

Next thing to think about is “What do I want in my Home?” or “What do I want from my Community?”

Features to consider for your home are: Square Footage, Lot Size, Master Bedroom Location, How many Bedrooms, Parking (Garage size), Fireplace, Office, Bonus Room, Basement, Etc.

Amenties to consider for your home are: Community Pool, Golf Course, Club House, County Club, Lake Access, Boatslips…Schools, Close to shops & restaurants, community events, Etc.

Begin Viewing the Market

Call us at 704.900.1619 to speak with one of our Agents or visit our Contact Us page or our VIP Buyer Program page to ask questions or tell us your wants and needs.

You can also do your own Lake Norman Home Search. From there we will set you up with your very own Personal Real Estate Website where you can view the homes that matter to you the most on your computer, smartphone or tablet in real-time.

Start Looking at Homes with one of Our Lake Norman Realtors

Once we have compiled your list of Real Estate that you want to see, The Martin Real Estate Team will be here to take you on your tour.  Appointments will be made for you so that you can take your time to view each property, take notes and ask questions. Copies of each home Listing will be provided for you.  Don’t forget your camera!!!  Feel free to ask for a 2nd showing.  We want you to select the home that is perfect for you.

Make an Offer on the Real Estate

When you’ve identified the Real Estate you want to buy, Lets work on putting together an offer!! Your agent will be familiar with market values and will help you arrive at a price that gives your offer the best chance of being accepted.  We know how to negotiate.  Our offer will be competitive with your best interest at heart.  Be prepared to go back and forth on this process a couple times…but don’t get too emotional, it is the toughest part, but worth it once a negotiated price is accepted.  **Ask your Agent about Closing Costs**

After Accepted Offer

Once your offer is accepted, you’ll be asked to submit an Earnest Money Deposit & a Due Diligence Fee – Your Agent will go over this process before submitting your offer.

Things to prepare for leading up to your Closing Date: (Your Agent will cover all of this with you)

  • Working with your Lender for final Loan Approval
  • Appraisal
  • Home Inspections – Prepare to negotiate on what you may or may not request to be fixed.
  • Survey – Very important on all Single-Family Home purchases to make sure there are no encumbrances on the property.
  • Septic Tank inspections – Most common with Waterfront Homes
  • Radon Gas Testing – if applicable
  • Termite and/or Soil Inspections
  • Home Owners Insurance Policy
  • Home Warranty Policy – If applicable

Congratulations on Being a New Home Owner!!!

Thank you for doing business with The Martin Real Estate Team!!!  We hope you enjoyed all of our Services and will decide to use us again or recommend us to Family, Friends or Neighbors.  Don’t forget, we also offer Listing Your Home services.

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Buying a Lake Norman Home



Lake Norman Real Estate Agents


The Martin Real Estate Team of Lake Norman

Award Winning Team for Southern Homes of The Carolinas 2012 – 2014!!
Top Producer in Transactions and Sales Volume!!!

The Martin Real Estate Team is here to help and answer all of your Real Estate Needs and Questions 7 days a week.

Questions, or would like to receive more information about a listing, simply fill out the form below or for a quicker response you can also call the Lake Norman Waterfront Real Estate Specialists at 704-900-1619

Meet our Team


Melissa Martin

Lake Norman Buying & Listing Agent
Lake Norman Real Estate Agent

Email Melissa
Office – 704.900.1619 Ext. 101

Member of Charlotte Regional Realtor Assoc.
Member of the NC Assoc.of Realtors
Member of National Assoc. of Realtors
Read Her Testimonials

Licensed since 2003



Tonya Orrell

Lake Norman | Charlotte Buying & Listing Agent
Lake Norman Real Estate Agent

Email Tanya
Office – 704.900.1619 Ext. 102

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Member of Charlotte Regional Realtor Assoc.
Member of the NC Assoc.of Realtors
Member of National Assoc. of Realtors

Licensed since 2004



Jack Beckman

Lake Norman Buying & Listing Agent
Lake Norman Real Estate Agent

Email Jack
Office – 704.900.1619 Ext. 103

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Member of Charlotte Regional Realtor Assoc.
Member of the NC Assoc.of Realtors
Member of National Assoc. of Realtors

Licensed since 2015


kevin at lake norman

Kevin Martin

Team Leader
Internet Marketing Coordinator

Email Kevin
Office – 704.900.1619 Ext. 100

Member of Charlotte Regional Realtor Assoc.
Member of the NC Assoc.of Realtors
Member of National Assoc. of Realtors

Licensed since 2007


The Martin Real Estate Team – Lake Norman Realtors

………offering Full Services to meet Your Real Estate needs!


Specializing in … Lake Norman Real Estate

Award Winning Team for Southern Homes of The Carolinas 2012 – 2014!!
Top Producer in Transactions and Sales Volume!!!

What are you looking for in a Lake Norman Realtor?

Shouldn’t it be someone who has YOUR best interests at heart?

How about The Martin Real Estate Team that has the technical skills at their command to get the job done right for you; whether Buying or Selling? How about a Team with market knowledge and the experience required in not only promoting the sale of your property when Listing it, but also initiating an accurately targeted search if you are Buying Real Estate?

A Customer wants someone who can walk the deal comfortably from contract to close, while making sure that every step of the way, you are fully informed of your options when decisions have to be made.  Also learn how we will take you from being a Customer; to a lifelong Client!

The Martin Real Estate Team of Lake Norman believes you should accept nothing less.

Buyers: You will receive your own “Personal Real Estate Website” tool that will be designed specifically for you, by us, called the: “V.I.P Buyer Program” where you will receive emails of the newest Listings First…Just as soon as they hit the market!! We feel that this kind of service puts you a step ahead of other Buyers.  Please also visit our “Buying A Home” Page for more valuable information that you may need to know before buying Real Estate… Especially First-Time-Home-Buyers.

Sellers:  Please visit our incredible Listing plan at the “Listing Your Home Page

We have PERSONABLE SERVICE: Putting your interest first, being available for you to accommodate your schedule, being honest and professional.

We have EXPERIENCE:  Nearly 50 years of combined experience in Lake Norman Real Estate.

We have KNOWLEDGE:  We know the local market conditions, neighborhoods, Builders; we know our contracts and addendums whether it’s a traditional sale, new construction sale, short sale, lot sale or a foreclosure…PLUS we know how to Negotiate!!!

We have CUSTOMER SERVICE:  We return all phone calls and emails as soon as possible!

We have TOOLS & INFORMATION: …at our finger tips that will help guide you towards the information and knowledge that you require.

Search for Real Estate: (click on the Icon Map below to start your search) – The Martin Real Estate Team has a wonderful Search Engine to look for ALL Real Estate available on the market in various ways.  Our Engine is current and updated daily to give you the latest list of everything available.


In-House Internet Marketing Coordinator: When looking at surrounding Real Estate for sale in your area, you found The Martin Real Estate Team for a reason.  We have our very own full time, in-house Internet Marketing Coordinator, who is second to none when accomplishing our commitment to get you in front of the Real Estate you want as quickly as you can. When you List Your Home with Us, we will place YOUR property near the top of all major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. Did you know that more than 90% of buyers start their home search online?

Our Team:

Melissa Martin | Tanya Orrell | Jack Beckman

Kevin Martin – Internet Marketing Coordinator

See the Team at Our Agents Page or Contact Us Here

 Call, or Email Us and let us show you the Real Estate you want to call Home.

“Making your Real Estate transaction a successful one, is our guarantee!”

Martin Real Estate Team
w/ Southern Homes of The Carolinas
Sales / Listing – 704.900.1619

19901 W. Catawba Ave.
P.O. Box 1581
Cornelius, NC 28031