Terry McDonald

I am the owner and operator of CharlotteCommunitiesOnline.com and was inspired to create this website when I moved my young family of 6 down to Charlotte from the northeast, now over 20 years ago. Charlotte quickly became home to us and I wanted to create a website that would help individuals and families considering a move to Charlotte. I'm also the owner of The McDonald Group at eXp Realty (my day job) and have helped hundreds of folks relocate to Charlotte over the years.

What Every Buyer Should Know!|How Much Deposit Do I Need to Make an Offer?

Deposit Questions, New Homes and Resale Homes Answered by North Carolina Real Estate Broker Terry McDonald There are two different deposit/contract situations to consider, is it a new home or is it a resale home? Just a word of warning, the new home contract is the quintessential “one-sided” contract– it is very strong builder rights, …

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

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 …

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In Charlotte, How long does it take to close on a home?|Ask the Broker|FAQ

Answers from Terry McDonald, Charlotte North Carolina Broker The short answer? It is the time it takes to secure and close a loan. Cash customers could close in a couple of days, if they weren’t concerned about inspections. Typically, loans close in 30-40 days, near the end of the month. WE can and do negotiate …

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Antiquity Connects Cornelius and Davidson,NC

Antiquity is just getting started, yet it’s promise is there for all to see. First its geography, connecting the revitalized Town Center of Cornelius to the back side of popular Davidson… and its character. Checkout the covered bridge and house pics. Then it is the builders, two of Charlotte’s best, Cunnnane Builders and Meeting Street …

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Charlotte NC Real Estate|The Big Question About Charlotte…

Families Moving to Charlotte face a BIG Question… Moving to Charlotte from another state, the BIG question is always something like, “Where do people like me, or families like us, want to live?” For a discussion of the different areas, the local towns and the suburbs, I designed my relocation page to help answer that …

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Photo Galleries

I’ve created these photo galleries to help relocating families see a little of Charlotte. They are in an easy to use format and show some of the area and some of the neighborhoods at the following links: Our downtown, we call Uptown, more than 50 pics at http://charlottecommunities.smugmug.com/gallery/1849965/1/92765203 Close-in beautiful Myers Park: http://charlottecommunities.smugmug.com/gallery/1852715 Dilworth, arts …

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