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Charlotte 9th in US for Culture According to Business Insider

September 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Charlotte 9th in US for Culture According to Business Insider Listed Under: Arts & Culture, Living Here

the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

For those of you who didn't know (most of us) Charlotte NC is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the US. Our Arts and Science council has been enormously successful funding the arts in Charlotte, even if they've run into a little post-recession headwind the last few years. We write frequently on Things to Do in Charlotte so we know there is Lots Of Things to Do here, but it is nice to get some outside recognition. A friend posted this to...Continue Reading!

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A New Videographer at the McDonald Group

September 1st, 2014 Comments Off on A New Videographer at the McDonald Group Listed Under: Real Estate, Sell a Home, Videos

Jon Hyatt video producer

We've hired a videographer, an integrated video producer for the McDonald Group and CharlotteCommunitiesOnline, Jon Hyatt. Jon is a New England native and began videoing new listings in the Boston area for a local broker in 2009, found he had a knack for it, and has been producing professional video ever since.   His work includes dozens of property videos,  company profiles and reality based shows designed and used as in bound marketing tools for Brokers throughout the Boston area. Jon has...Continue Reading!

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Carolina Panther’s 2014 Season Update

August 27th, 2014 Comments Off on Carolina Panther’s 2014 Season Update Listed Under: Charlotte Sports, Things To Do Charlotte

Carolina Panther Cam Newtown

Tomorrow night the Carolina Panthers face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- without Cam Newton who is out with a fractured rib -- in their final preseason matchup (7:30pm on FOX).  Beyond the outcome of tomorrow's preason game, serious questions remain about the Panthers' 2014 season.  The first question is Cam Newton. Will he be ready for regular season play on Sept 7th? Let's just say I'm not quite as optimistic as Coach Ron Riveria who assured reporters Cam would be ready...Continue Reading!

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2014 Appreciation in Sedgefield Makes National Top Ten List

August 19th, 2014 Comments Off on 2014 Appreciation in Sedgefield Makes National Top Ten List Listed Under: Charlotte News, Real Estate

arts and crafts house sedgefield

Sedgefield - A HOT Charlotte Neighborhood We've been telling you about Sedgefield for sometime now, here and here- it's booming. This past week Sedgefield gained some national recognition on Redfin, listing Sedgefield as  a top ten neighborhood in the nation for appreciation.   Those of you who know me, know I put my money down here and moved in October of last year and began remodeling. We compared other Southend  local neighborhoods recently, and it stood out again.  I've observed it with my own eyes, but...Continue Reading!

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The Carefree Boat Club at Lake Norman is THE Boat Club for Lake Norman

August 18th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Living Here, Things To Do Charlotte

carefree boat club

If you live in south Charlotte you'd be forgiven for seldom getting out on the waters of Lake Norman. For one thing, there aren't any public beaches available -- if you want to get out on the water you have to own n some property,  or  a boat. I've lived in Charlotte most of my life (since 4th grade minus college and a few years in Raleigh) and have only been out on Lake Norman a few times  -- until yesterday. Yesterday,...Continue Reading!

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Flaws, Fatal Flaws and Preferences- Avoiding the Big Mistakes

August 11th, 2014 Comments Off on Flaws, Fatal Flaws and Preferences- Avoiding the Big Mistakes Listed Under: Real Estate

making a good house buy

How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake? The Internet has revolutionized the home buying process. There are literally 100's if not 1000's of sites to search for homes online, in your city, in Charlotte, or just about anywhere in the world. Finding the right house for you to call home should be easy, like the printer you bought on Amazon, or the shoes for your birthday. Why Zillow even has commercials telling you it is OK to decide on a home before you...Continue Reading!

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Why are Mortgage Applications SO Crazy?

August 6th, 2014 Leave A Comment Listed Under: Mortgage Loans, Real Estate

mountains of paperwork

What if I told you that the average mortgage file in the U.S. has grown from around 100 pages to almost 500 pages in the last few years? What if I told you that approximately 30% of real estate transactions nationwide either don’t close or close late… primarily due to mortgage related problems?  Well both of the statements above are true, but in spite of that we have customers telling us almost everyday that, “this was the easiest mortgage process I...Continue Reading!

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Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered
8604 Cliff Cameron Dr ST 110
Charlotte NC 28269
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