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Life in Matthews, Part One

I have lived in the Matthews, NC area for over 25 years… and I LOVE my hometown!  Located just 11 miles from Uptown Charlotte, some people consider Matthews to be a “suburb” of Charlotte.  On the contrary, it is actually a historic town with lots of activities and a great quality of life.   Today, the

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Our First Two Years…

Our first two years have involved quite a bit of experimenting.   We have searched for all of our go to stores, restaurants, yoga studios and so much more.  It’s never easy finding your groove in a new area – so I will help you out!  Here are some of our go to spots! Grocery

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It’s a Wonderful Life in Dilworth, Part One

Charlotte’s Original Streetcar Suburb 2019 Hot Off the Press! Niche released its “Best Places to Live” in America rankings.  Out of about 6,000 neighborhoods, Dilworth has been ranked No. 35 best neighborhood to live.  In North Carolina Dilworth has been ranked 9th, 4th and 2nd respectively for best neighborhood for raising a family; best neighborhood

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Moving to Charlotte?

Moving to Charlotte New Job? By Choice? People move to the Charlotte area for lots of reasons.  Recent grads come for the good paying jobs in finance and tech, health and other services.  Execs come to join one of the many corporate headquarters, most recently Honeywell and the combined but unamed BBT and Suntrust merged

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Charlotte Skyline

From NYC to Charlotte

The Search for the Perfect Neighborhood in Charlotte…   When we bought our first house in Charlotte, two years ago, we were newlyweds looking for the perfect area of Charlotte to settle down in.  We were looking for great restaurants, bars, shopping and above all convenience.  Moving to Charlotte from New York City raised our

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Luxury Homes in Charlotte

Charlotte’s luxury homes began in the first suburbs of Charlotte- Elizabeth, Myers Park and the first phase of Dilworth, and have since spread out to include favored country clubs,  lake front villas,  or some combination that made values soar. Venerable Myers Park Country Club sits in the heart of Myers Park.  Charlotte Country Club provided

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charlotte skyline view

Charlottes Amazingly Very Very Good Year

Four Big WINS for Charlotte   Charlotte has had quite a year!  The last 12 months have been good for the city, starting with the July, 2018 announcement that Charlotte would host the Republican National Convention in 2020. This signalled to the world that Charlotte had come back to its true nature, a pro-business  town. 

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Rent or Buy in Charlotte?

Rent vs Buy in Charlotte NC?   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 to discuss it more here!

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