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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

first time home buyer guide NC

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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2015 Carmel Rd, Charlotte | MLS 3003866

May 6th, 2014 Comments Off on 2015 Carmel Rd, Charlotte | MLS 3003866 Listed Under: Featured Listings, Luxury Homes, Real Estate

2015 Carmel

Private Ranch Home Estate in the Heart of South Charlotte Privacy abounds on this wooded 1.3 acre lot.  Banded hardwoods and tall pines mix for a tall canopy and shaded entry to this lovely 5000 + sf recently remodeled ranch home. It is pre inspected and ready for you to imprint your taste and style on it  now! So where in the "country side" is this? About 5 minutes from Southpark, and 15 minutes to Uptown, within 5 minutes of...Continue Reading!

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3321 Millstone Creek Rd Indian Land Schools MLS 2218001

April 15th, 2014 Comments Off on 3321 Millstone Creek Rd Indian Land Schools MLS 2218001 Listed Under: Charlotte Homes for Sale, Featured Listings, Real Estate

all brick ranch at 3321 millstone creek

PRICE REDUCED! 3321 Millstone Creek- a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath ranch home with 1 acre lot, Indian Land Schools And Room for a Pool!  $369,900                         ** Scroll down for a full virtual tour!  Location- just 5 minutes to Sun City Carolina Lakes and their amazing amenities/groceries etc. 15 minutes to Ballantyne and Blakeney! Features include Hardwood floors everywhere One acre flat lot (no neighbors to left, right or back!) Large open...Continue Reading!

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Spring Into Action! 10 Tips to Make Your Home Shine

March 10th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Real Estate, Sell a Home


When the weather warms up and the trees begin to bud, we all get a bit of spring fever. Since we have spent quite a bit of time indoors, we may have become somewhat bored with our surroundings.  With that in mind, here are 10 ways to cure the fever and have a new found interest and excitement in your home (while still being efficient): Start planting!  If you are in your first home, purchase a variety of plants and root...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Home Prices Up, Volume Down in 2014

March 7th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Real Estate, Sell a Home

Terrence (Terry) McDonald

Hows The Market? Charlotte area home prices soared 15% in the first two months of 2014 when compared to January and February, 2013 even as volume decreased 8.5% for the same period. We measure price gains and decreases based on the sold cost per square foot, a measure that balances out different consumer choices in house size. The average sold price increased  17% to $265,222 in our core Charlotte area.*  Charlotte home prices have been increasing for more than 26 months,...Continue Reading!

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Impactful Outdoors! 5 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

March 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Impactful Outdoors! 5 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal Listed Under: Real Estate, Sell a Home

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Curb appeal makes ALL the difference when your home is seen online, for the casual drive by and for the initial in-person showing.  You want to make sure it promotes the message of warm, welcoming and well-maintained.  Potential buyers will assume the interior has been given the same amount of attention as the exterior. If they are impressed with the outdoors, they’ll be eager to continue with the showing. With that in mind, here are 5 housekeeping tips to improve your...Continue Reading!

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