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Starmount! South Blvd’s Last Affordable Neighborhood!

Meet Starmount, South Blvd’s Diamond in the Rough! So there’s no nice way to say it, homes near South End are ridiculously expensive now! Dilworth has been expensive for the past 20 years or so. Sedgefield is the “next” Dilworth but 5 or 6 years ago you could find a decent home there for $300K

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No, It is Not 2008 All Over…

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008–And We Don’t Fear Recessions in Housing  Thursday September 5th, 2019  Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers,Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this

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Dimensional Fund Advisers Opens In Southend

Inside Dimensional Fund’s East Coast Hub The pioneers- a company with vision, Dimensional Fund Advisors  was the first to develop a major office building in the fast changing Southend side of Charlotte.   DFA, the Austin based mutual fund company, opened for buziness this past May, but as the paint dries, there is still quite a

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Craving BBQ in Charlotte? You’re in the Right Spot!

Seem’s everyone has their own favorite go-to BBQ joint in Charlotte, Midwood, Mac’s, Sweet Lew’s BBQ, Noble Smoke and Sauceman’s always top the favorite lists. There is always a debate between vinegar BBQ sauce and mustard based BBQ sauce.  Luckily, Charlotte has it all! Midwood Smoke House seems to always rank high for locals and

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New Common Market- Southend

South End’s Transformation

SouthEnd, a quickly evolving area with countless, must visit, hot spots. Every week there is a new announcement of an awesome restaurant, corporate office, or apartment complex coming to South End.  From Lending Tree to Snooze an A.M. Eatery, there is so much to look forward to. SouthEnd, being only a few light rail stops

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It’s Time – Opening of Optimist Hall!

Optimist Hall! One of the most anticipated openings of 2019 is finally here!  August 1st, six tenants open in the large food hall of Optimist Hall.  Optimist Hall is an old textile mill turned into a food hall, complete with noteworthy Charlotte names.  Located right outside uptown, the location is convenient!  A must for not

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Doubling Your Money in Charlotte Real Estate

Charlotte is an appreciating real estate market! A wealthy physician living outside Washington DC told me more than 30 years ago, “Terry I’ve always made a good living, but all of my real money has come from my houses.” I listened. Zillow reports a 7.3% year over year increase in price.  And this is an

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Hidden Gems in Charlotte

What is your favorite hidden gem in Charlotte??    We have SO many!  A few ‘go to’ spots are…   Zack’s Hamburgers – a South Blvd Staple – must have is ‘Zacks Special’  Brooks’ Sandwich House – a longtime NODA establishment – ask for a burger ‘all the way’ Mr K’s Soft Ice Cream –

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