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Meridian Place – Large Mixed-Use Project Going Up at Independence/Monroe Corridor

January 26th, 2015 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte News, Real Estate


Meridan Place to Bring 260 Apartments & 100,000 Sqft of Restaurants, Offices and Retail Space in $75M Project to the Independence/Monroe Corridor Construction started this past fall on Meridian Place, a new mixed-use project being developed by Goode Properties.  If you drive down Independence Blvd to get to work you've probably seen it -- the project sits at the corner of Independence and Idlewild (Rama on the other side) and when complete, will dominate this side of south Charlotte with 20 acres...Continue Reading!

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2014 A Big Year for Charlotte NC

January 2nd, 2015 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Charlotte News, Living Here

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Charlotte's Three Big Gets for 2014 Charlotte is brimming with excitement as growth, employment and investment accelerated through the year.   Lets look at the biggest of the big, the three top stories for Charlotte in 2014. Recession Over, Recovery Over, Table Set for an Amazing 2015  The cranes are back in Uptown, Southend is exploding, employment has passed pre- recession levels and 2014 saw the biggest declared investments in over 8 years, more than $500 Million.   Charlotte is a pro-business town...Continue Reading!

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How to Buy Your First Home with NO Money Down, That’s Right $0 Down!

December 3rd, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Mortgage Loans, Real Estate

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Skip to No Money Down Loan Info: Get Pre-Approved | FHA Variants | Government Loans | Credit Unions | New Physicians & Dentists Most people renting recognize that home ownership is the way to go, if you can afford it (see our Rent vs Buy post if you're not convinced), but simply don't have the 5%, 10% or 20% to put down on a home.  Add closing costs of a few thousand dollars and moving expenses and owning a home seems out of reach....Continue Reading!

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Grant Loans from Fairway NC – $0 Down!

November 18th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Mortgage Loans, Real Estate


Fairway Independent Mortgage is offering a new grant program that once again makes zero down financing possible for almost everyone! There have always been zero down home loans available in the market, but since the banking crisis in 2008, the options dramatically shrank and typically had restrictions for the neighborhood you could live in. Veterans could obtain a zero down home loan and USDA Rural Housing loans offered a zero down option for homes in rural areas, but what if...Continue Reading!

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Rent or Buy?

November 12th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Buy a Home, Mortgage Loans, Real Estate

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 Buyer Agent Bobby McDonald of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson ERA breaks down the rent vs. buy decision for the Charlotte area. Check out his Zillow reviews or sign up for your FREE 1st Time Home Buyer Guide below. One of the most common questions from 1st time home buyers is whether or not they should buy now or wait for another year (or two).  There's actually a lot packed into this question and as such, I thought it would be useful...Continue Reading!

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Carolinas Aviation Museum – First in Flight and a First for Charlotte

November 10th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Arts & Culture, Things To Do Charlotte

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TL;DR: The Carolinas Aviation Museum is a great activity for the whole family. Lots of aircraft plus changing exhibits make for a great experience. If you've never been to the Carolinas Aviation Museum you're missing out!  This is a museum for aviation lovers but it's really geared to the entire family.  Standing exhibits detail the history of commercial, civilian, military airplanes and helicopters.  The museum also has featured exhibits which change from time to time.  The current featured exhibit is "Miracle...Continue Reading!

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