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Anatomy of a Charlotte NC Offer To Purchase (Home)

February 15th, 2009 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Buy a Home, Real Estate

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An ongoing series for first-time home buyers in North Carolina. Buying a Home In Charlotte NC- The Offer To Purchase Everyone who Buys a Home in Charlotte Writes an Offer to Purchase, or as sometimes called at a new home site, a  Sales Contract. In North Carolina, the standard re-sale contract is both- first an offer (with conditions) and once agreed to and signed by both parties, it becomes the binding contract.  First a word about contract types, these are ranked from...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Area Schools- CMS, Union County, Links, Links and More Links!

November 20th, 2008 Comments Off on Charlotte Area Schools- CMS, Union County, Links, Links and More Links! Listed Under: Living Here, Schools, Union County

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So you are thinking about moving to Charlotte, first question, "What about their schools?" Where can you go to compare schools within the greater Charlotte area- from Mooresville to Fort Mill schools, its all here. Charlotte, NC   After writing my first CMS school update on this blog a few days ago, I realized we needed some updated links and information for Charlotte area schools. Today's post is not exhaustive, just the ones I work with every day. If I left your school...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Schools- Notes and Updates 11/17/08

November 18th, 2008 Comments Off on Charlotte Schools- Notes and Updates 11/17/08 Listed Under: Schools

Charlote-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)- The Basics, Links, Updates and More Charlotte NC   CMS is THE major school system in the Charlotte area, and the one unified school system in Mecklenburg County. Either the first or 2nd largest in the state every year with over 120,000 students,  CMS hired Superintendent Peter Gorman two years ago, and he has made widespread progress in a variety of areas.  I argue our best schools are as good as any in the nation- indeed our top...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Education Roundup| News About Charlotte Area Schools

November 10th, 2008 Comments Off on Charlotte Education Roundup| News About Charlotte Area Schools Listed Under: Charlotte News, Living Here, Schools

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New N.C. ABC ratings reveal stark contrast in Charlotte schools Charlotte NC   A new set of N.C. school ratings paints Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a study in contrasts, with some of its suburban schools rating among the state's best while more than 40 high-poverty urban schools have fewer than half their students on grade level. This article is excerpted from the Charlotte Observer, full story from the Charlotte Observer The 2008 ABC ratings, being approved by the N.C. Board of...Continue Reading!

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Property Taxes in Charlotte NC| FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions on Charlotte Real Estate

September 13th, 2008 3 Comments » Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte, Taxes

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Figuring Real Estate Taxes in Charlotte- not as easy as you might think... Charlotte NC  In NC, you need to know your Tax Location, and two numbers, the Tax Rate and the Tax Value. The Tax Location is printed on your MLS sheet...no MLS sheet? You'll have to find out for yourself- don't worry I'll explain later! The Tax Value (TV) is printed on the listings. It is usually some percentage of the Listing or asking price. Tax Value should always be...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte, NC Real Estate|The Secret of “Tax Value”, What Is It and How do Property Taxes Work in Charlotte?|

October 27th, 2007 Leave A Comment Listed Under: FAQs About Charlotte, Taxes

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Answers From Charlotte Real Estate Broker Terry McDonald... There isn't any secret, just mystery and misunderstanding. Tax Value is the result of a drive by appraisal by a stat hired appraiser, sometime in the past 8 years, andnoted to the proerty address for the purpose of computing property taxes... It is not terribly scientific, it usually doesn't represent value in any way, and is NOT adjusted at the sale of property (except new construction). But it is an indication of possible...Continue Reading!

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Charlotte Morning Headlines|Schools and Water

October 23rd, 2007 Comments Off on Charlotte Morning Headlines|Schools and Water Listed Under: Charlotte News, Schools

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Two newsworthy Charlotte items to report this morning The first is CD Spangler's gift to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools- CMS of $4 Million dollars to add an additional 70 teachers -nearly doubling- the Teach For America program in 2008 and 2009. This program, sometimes called an "American Peace Corps" trains gifted college graduates to teach, and uses them and their great passion and energy in underachieving schools. Despite pleas to the contrary,this is a big vote of confidence in new...Continue Reading!

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