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Charlotte Weekend Update| Things To Do, Business and Real Estate Notes

June 5th, 2009 Listed Under: Charlotte Homes for Sale, Living Here

Fun things to do this weekend in Charlotte, June 5-7

It’s a busy weekend in Charlotte, a few of the highlights:

Krispy Kreme offers a free doughnut today, no purchase required!That’s a stimulus!

Taste of Charlotte– a quick culinary tour of Charlotte, 6/5-6/7

Gallery crawls: Both NoDa and Historic South End have gallery crawls Friday. The NoDa crawl features Free Music Friday at the Evening Muse.

Charlotte Shakespeare Festival continues (this weekend and next) with multiple performances of Twelfth Night.

A WWII Encampment at Charlotte Museum of History Saturday, June 6,  honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day

Imaginon– daily events, mostly free, take the train in or free parking underground, engaging activities for pre-schoolers to teens

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Business Notes from Charlotte NC

North Carolina announced that Apple computer will invest $1Billion in North Carolina and will, in all likelihood,  be in one of the economically hard pressed counties (Cleveland and Caldwell mentioned most often) within 50-70 miles of Charlotte. Their “East Coast Data Center” will employ about 50 skilled workers, however economic spinoff is expected to be much higher.  Google  already operates  a similar center  in Caldwell County North Carolina, since 2006.

Ethan Allen announced the addition of 302 new jobs at it’s Maiden plant, an investment that will ake 3 years to fully realize. Good news for our furniture industry.

Mortgage Lenders are hiring! Despite the recent interest rate uptick, new purchases are driving the process! yea!

Mecklenburg County foreclosures are up, way up  over 2008. For the year, a 30% increase over 2008 through May.


Real Estate Notes

Pending Home sales rose 6.4% in May, generally a good sign. However,  I fear it is on the backs of increased foreclosures and dirt cheap houses. Pending sales fell in the South .2% even as Charlotte fared better.

Here is a very cool Charlotte  New Home tool if you want to search exclusively for new homes: From Lake Norman to Fort Mill, Waxhaw to Huntersville, if its new, its here.

Charlotte New Homes

In addition, new pages have been added at TerryMcDonald Real, including pages for  Matthews Homes and Waxhaw-Weddington Homes which will help families relocating to Charlotte look at these areas more closely.


Skilled Buyer Agents and Smart Buyers make great Deals happen! We are skilled! Call the McDonald Team at 704-351-1519 for your Charlotte Real estate needs.

Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
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