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Appreciation in Charlotte

September 12th, 2014 Comments Off on Appreciation in Charlotte Listed Under: Real Estate, Sell a Home

Custom home by jas am in Longview country club

BIG Questions from Charlotte Home Buyers and Sellers Home Buyer and Sellers ask these questions often- big questions, and in the old days they would take a ton of research to answer with authority. Sometimes they still will, but I do have some cool new data tools. "Is "X" subdivision going to appreciate more than "Y" ?"  "Is it better to live closer to town or further out?" Sellers ask, "What is my home worth?" and then point to one sale in their neighborhood,...Continue Reading!

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Panthers Start Strong |1-0

September 9th, 2014 Comments Off on Panthers Start Strong |1-0 Listed Under: Charlotte Sports, Things To Do Charlotte

Panthers Celbrate

What did we learn about the Panthers strong showing in Tampa? The Carolina Panthers beat an improving Tampa Bay team 20-14 and answered a major "What If" question along the way, "What if Cam Newton was injured and out for 4-6 Weeks? Would the season be lost?"  For many teams the answer would be, "Season Over!" but not here. It turns out that DA, Derek Anderson, who started and ran the  same offense prepared for Cam, has the respect of the...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte 9th in US for Culture According to Business Insider

September 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Charlotte 9th in US for Culture According to Business Insider Listed Under: Arts & Culture, Living Here

the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

For those of you who didn't know (most of us) Charlotte NC is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the US. Our Arts and Science council has been enormously successful funding the arts in Charlotte, even if they've run into a little post-recession headwind the last few years. We write frequently on Things to Do in Charlotte so we know there is Lots Of Things to Do here, but it is nice to get some outside recognition. A friend posted this to...Continue Reading!

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A New Videographer at the McDonald Group

September 1st, 2014 Comments Off on A New Videographer at the McDonald Group Listed Under: Real Estate, Sell a Home, Videos

Jon Hyatt video producer

We've hired a videographer, an integrated video producer for the McDonald Group and CharlotteCommunitiesOnline, Jon Hyatt. Jon is a New England native and began videoing new listings in the Boston area for a local broker in 2009, found he had a knack for it, and has been producing professional video ever since.   His work includes dozens of property videos,  company profiles and reality based shows designed and used as in bound marketing tools for Brokers throughout the Boston area. Jon has...Continue Reading!

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2014 Appreciation in Sedgefield Makes National Top Ten List

August 19th, 2014 Comments Off on 2014 Appreciation in Sedgefield Makes National Top Ten List Listed Under: Charlotte News, Real Estate

arts and crafts house sedgefield

Sedgefield - A HOT Charlotte Neighborhood We've been telling you about Sedgefield for sometime now, here and here- it's booming. This past week Sedgefield gained some national recognition on Redfin, listing Sedgefield as  a top ten neighborhood in the nation for appreciation.   Those of you who know me, know I put my money down here and moved in October of last year and began remodeling. We compared other Southend  local neighborhoods recently, and it stood out again.  I've observed it with my own eyes, but...Continue Reading!

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Flaws, Fatal Flaws and Preferences- Avoiding the Big Mistakes

August 11th, 2014 Comments Off on Flaws, Fatal Flaws and Preferences- Avoiding the Big Mistakes Listed Under: Real Estate

making a good house buy

How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake? The Internet has revolutionized the home buying process. There are literally 100's if not 1000's of sites to search for homes online, in your city, in Charlotte, or just about anywhere in the world. Finding the right house for you to call home should be easy, like the printer you bought on Amazon, or the shoes for your birthday. Why Zillow even has commercials telling you it is OK to decide on a home before you...Continue Reading!

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Why are Mortgage Applications SO Crazy?

August 6th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Mortgage Loans, Real Estate

mountains of paperwork

What if I told you that the average mortgage file in the U.S. has grown from around 100 pages to almost 500 pages in the last few years? What if I told you that approximately 30% of real estate transactions nationwide either don’t close or close late… primarily due to mortgage related problems?  Well both of the statements above are true, but in spite of that we have customers telling us almost everyday that, “this was the easiest mortgage process I...Continue Reading!

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