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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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Charlotte Hornets Welcome Vonleh and Hairston in 2014 NBA Draft

June 27th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte Sports, Everything Else, Featured Articles

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Charlotte, NC 2014 NBA Draft Last night the Charlotte Hornets added two new all-star basketball players to their roster with the no. 9 pick and no. 26 pick. The two players are Noah Vonleh, a power forward for Indiana, and P.J. Hairston, a former UNC-CH shooting guard. Noah Vonleh Noah Vonleh was a great no. 9 pick for the Hornets as he was projected to go as high as no. 4 or 5. Vonleh played only one college season at Indiana, but with a...Continue Reading!

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Crowders Mountain | Charlotte Quick Trip

May 28th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Day Trips, Things To Do Charlotte, Weekend Trips

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Kings Mountain, N.C. Let your adventurous side come out by hiking the many miles of trails at Crowders Mountain! It's only 45 minutes away from Charlotte and the perfect spot for a quick day trip! What's At Crowders Mountain? Crowders Mountain is a great spot to enjoy the cool mountain air while hiking, camping or rock climbing! The State Park is the second highest point in Gaston County and provides views of landscapes for up to 25 miles. The park has many miles...Continue Reading!

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Making a House Your Home, Tips for Getting Started

April 24th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Sell a Home

Interior Designer Jill Watkins

Simple Solutions for a Fresh Start              Re-establishing a warm, welcoming setting can be challenging.  This may be the case if you are single again or relocating to a new city or state. If there are children, making them feel like the new residence is “home” should be top priority. As an Interior Designer, I recommend prior to moving forth, consider the following points to ensure new surroundings are physically and financially comfortable for everyone. Size and...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Knights BB&T BallPark Opening Day

April 10th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte Sports, Things To Do Charlotte

Charlotte Knights Stadium Baseball

Charlotte, NC Charlotte's minor league baseball team is spending opening day in a brand new BB&T Ballpark this Friday! The Charlotte Knights will be playing their first game at the brand new stadium against Norfolk Tides on April 11th. The full schedule for the summer season is located online. About The BB&T Ballpark The BB&T Ballpark is nestled in the heart of downtown and located only a few blocks from the home of the Carolina Panthers at the Bank of America stadium. The...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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