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Charlotte Hornets Win 6 Straight — Standing Pretty for the Postseason

March 7th, 2015 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte News, Things To Do Charlotte

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The Charlotte Hornets have been on a roll recently. Since trading for Mo Williams, the Hornets have won their last 6 straight and their last 8 home games! Mo Williams has been averaging 23.4 pts and 7 assists -- oh, and did I mention Kemba Walker is still out recovering from knee surgery? The once stumbling team is picking up steam at just the right point, with about a month left in the regular season. Last week the Hornets defeated the Brooklyn...Continue Reading!

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It’s Official! Google Fiber’s Gigabit Internet is Coming to Charlotte in 2016 (or maybe 2017)

February 3rd, 2015 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte News, Things To Do Charlotte

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A while back we got excited about Google Fiber naming Charlotte as one of its possible expansion cities.  Well Google has announced the winning cities and its blazing fast Internet service is coming to Charlotte sometime in 2016 or 2017! So why is everyone freaking out? For $80/month, Google Fiber offers 1 Gigabit down (that's 1,000 MB down) and for those keeping count (read: this guy), that's about 40 times faster than the best residential Internet available in Charlotte today (I pay...Continue Reading!

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Meridian Place – Large Mixed-Use Project Going Up at Independence/Monroe Corridor

January 26th, 2015 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte News, Real Estate

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Meridan Place to Bring 260 Apartments & 100,000 Sqft of Restaurants, Offices and Retail Space in $75M Project to the Independence/Monroe Corridor Construction started this past fall on Meridian Place, a new mixed-use project being developed by Goode Properties.  If you drive down Independence Blvd to get to work you've probably seen it -- the project sits at the corner of Independence and Idlewild (Rama on the other side) and when complete, will dominate this side of south Charlotte with 20 acres...Continue Reading!

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How to Buy Your First Home with NO Money Down, That’s Right $0 Down!

December 3rd, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Mortgage Loans, Real Estate

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Skip to No Money Down Loan Info: Get Pre-Approved | FHA Variants | Government Loans | Credit Unions | New Physicians & Dentists Most people renting recognize that home ownership is the way to go, if you can afford it (see our Rent vs Buy post if you're not convinced), but simply don't have the 5%, 10% or 20% to put down on a home.  Add closing costs of a few thousand dollars and moving expenses and owning a home seems out of reach....Continue Reading!

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Rent or Buy?

November 12th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Buy a Home, Mortgage Loans, Real Estate

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 Buyer Agent Bobby McDonald of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson ERA breaks down the rent vs. buy decision for the Charlotte area. Check out his Zillow reviews or sign up for your FREE 1st Time Home Buyer Guide below. One of the most common questions from 1st time home buyers is whether or not they should buy now or wait for another year (or two).  There's actually a lot packed into this question and as such, I thought it would be useful...Continue Reading!

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Carolinas Aviation Museum – First in Flight and a First for Charlotte

November 10th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Arts & Culture, Things To Do Charlotte

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TL;DR: The Carolinas Aviation Museum is a great activity for the whole family. Lots of aircraft plus changing exhibits make for a great experience. If you've never been to the Carolinas Aviation Museum you're missing out!  This is a museum for aviation lovers but it's really geared to the entire family.  Standing exhibits detail the history of commercial, civilian, military airplanes and helicopters.  The museum also has featured exhibits which change from time to time.  The current featured exhibit is "Miracle...Continue Reading!

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Southpark Showdown: Barclay Downs vs Foxcroft

November 4th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Community Reports, Featured Articles, Real Estate, Southpark

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Barclay Downs is one of the most desirable and thus, difficult neighborhoods to move into in Charlotte.  With that in mind, let's see how it stacks up against another prestigious Southpark community: Foxcroft Barclay Downs is a small, highly desirable neighborhood that runs between Myers Park and Southpark mall.  With homes originally built in the late 50s or early 60s almost all of the homes have been updated, if not significantly remodeled.  At the time of this post there are only 7...Continue Reading!

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