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Is Charlotte the Heart of the New South?

August 4th, 2014 Comments Off on Is Charlotte the Heart of the New South? Listed Under: Living Here, Moving to Charlotte


The Queen City is the Heart of the New South So I’ve heard that Atlanta calls itself the capitol of the New South. Ok, I’ll give them that, but if they are the capitol,then Charlotte NC is the Heart of the New South. We may be a smaller big city, but Charlotte has big city amenities, without most of the big city problems!  What's new in Charlotte? How about Bearden Park (above), the Charlotte Knights stadium and record summer attendance, and the buzz surrounding the...Continue Reading!

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It’s Back to School Time!

August 1st, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Living Here, Schools

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2014-15 It is that time of year again, just a short month until school starts back up, a time to look back and forward to the coming year.   If you are not from around here, how do you go about choosing a Charlotte school for your child? Few parenting decisions loom larger for your child's future than finding the right school for your child or children. I've tried to assemble the links and background information you'll need to help you find that fit. My...Continue Reading!

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Still King of the Hill in Union County| The Club at Longview

July 28th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Luxury Homes, Real Estate, Terrys Top Ten Communities

the club at longview

Community Matters ! Longview the Winner in Union County Luxury Homes for Sale Showing the power and resilience of great communities, The Club at Longview has far outperformed other luxury home communities in Union County, as measured both in return to pre -recession prices, and volume of sales. This is not counting the  substantial success of the Toll Brothers just below $1M in Longview. This review is about the  $1 Million plus market, the luxury and super luxury ($2M+)homes of Union...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Summer Sounds at Bearden

July 15th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Arts & Culture, Featured Articles, Things To Do Charlotte

Music in Bearden park Charlotte

Charlotte Free Summer Concerts in the Park at Bearden Summer Lunch Series Local artists play 12-1:30,  Tuesdays and Fridays through September 23 Wednesday Night Party  5:30-9 pm From July 2nd through September 3rd , live bands perform, food trucks are here, lawn chairs and picnic baskets Jazz Comes to Bearden on the 3rd Saturday of June, July and August Country Folk on the Last Saturday of Every Month through September Photos came from the first well attended jazz concert. Bringing a highback chair? Please stay to the outside...Continue Reading!

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15893 Wayland Drive- COMING SOON

June 10th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Real Estate

15893 Wayland Drive Charlotte

15893 Wayland Drive, COMING SOON Ballantyne Area, Popular Zip Code 28277 Sorry. This one sold quickly.  there were 5 offers here in a weekend. Wow! Over 2200 sf, 4 bedroom 2.5 bath on flat level fenced yard.   New paint, granite and appliances round out the picture. At $259,900 it is hard to beat in the Ballantyne area. With highly regarded schools like Elon Park Elementary, Community House Middle and Ardrey Kell High School this is almost too good to be true... Open...Continue Reading!

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10 Essential Rules When Buying a New Home

June 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on 10 Essential Rules When Buying a New Home Listed Under: Real Estate

a Ryland home at Millbridge new home community in Waxhaw

Purchasing a new home wisely is a challenge and these 10 rules will help you buy that home with confidence, in any market, and see that you get what you pay for. I am a former new home sales rep, former builder and veteran real estate broker... I know these guys and how they work, plus I've helped dozens of new home purchasers buy their new home here in Charlotte... 1) The #1 Rule of real estate, Location: Ok- so this isn't ONLY a new home tip- but...Continue Reading!

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NC First Time Home Buyer Guide

May 28th, 2014 Comments Off on NC First Time Home Buyer Guide Listed Under: Real Estate

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First Home Buyer Guide- Avoiding the "Sandtraps and Minefields" of Buying your first home Did you know that 40% of people who buy a home this year in North Carolina will be a first time home buyer? Even if you've owned a home in another state, this explains buying in North Carolina. For most people, buying a home is the largest investment they'll ever make. We have developed a first time home buyer guide for North Carolina (and SC) brimming with real estate definitions,...Continue Reading!

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