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Charlotte NC Christmas Holiday Events And Activities

Charlotte NC Christmas Holiday Events And Activities   It is the week of Christmas! Friends and relatives are in town, and many of us are searching for some local holiday activities.  

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Excitement At Waverly In South Charlotte

If you've been down Providence Road lately, just over 485, you've probably noticed that construction and development at Waverly is bumping right along. With retail and restaurants now open, and more

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9 Ways To Say Thanks

What’s the best way to show appreciation and improve relationships with family, friends and anyone you associate with each day? Express gratitude. Aesop, the ancient Greek storyteller, said, â€

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How To Find The Home Thats Right For You

For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process – more difficult than saving for a down payment or getting a.

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Freeze Warning How To Protect Your Home

Freeze Warning How To Protect Your HomeAccording to my Weather Chanel app, temperatures should drop to a balmy 9 degrees in Charlotte by Sunday.  In anticipation of this unusual weather

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6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Wont Want To Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a

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November 2016 Charlotte Area Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!November

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Charlotte Area Market Reports October 2016

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!October

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September 2016 Charlotte Area Real Estate Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!September

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Discovering My Ballantyne Bubble

Ballantyne Charlotte Restaurants & Bars A creature of habit can be defined as a person who follows an un-varying routine. This is me. A resident of the Ballantyne/South Charlotte area, who

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Advice For Todays Home Seller

Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for along time.  People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is,

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How To Achieve Financial Freedom

The New Year may be several months away, but the time to financially prepare for it is right now.  While it may take patience and discipline, financial freedom is within your reach.  

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Could Your Dog Determine Where You Can Live

  I am a big fan of dogs- the bigger and fluffier the better, but your choice of four-legged family member may determine where you can live. No two dogs are alike, but some common dog breeds

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Hellooooo Fall

Typically, at 4:40am when I leave for my morning exercise class, I'm hit with warm, muggy, gross air as soon as I open the door. My little fly away hairs around my face immediately turn

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July 2016 Charlotte Area Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!July 2016• 

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20 Steps To Help Sell Your Home

Ready to get your home SOLD FAST? Here are 20 Steps to Help Sell Your Home...1 Make the Most of that First ImpressionA well-manicured lawn, neatly-trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome

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Charlotte Area Market Reports June 2016

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!June 2016• 

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Selling Here Are Some Renovations That Pay Off

Are you getting ready to sell your home?  Looking for some ways to increase the value on your sale?  Here are 5 proven renovations that bring the highest “Return on Investment” when

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We Can Dream Hobbit Houses To Rule Them All

New Zealand came to mean Middle-earth for many after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies began being released back in 2001. Hobbits and rings have dominated the

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May 2016 Charlotte Area Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!May 2016– 

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Charlotte Just Ranked As The Third Best Real Estate Market In America

According to a new 106 page report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, Charlotte now ranks has the 3rd most attractive real estate market in America for 2016. The ranking was determined

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Using The Internet In Your Home Search

An overwhelming majority of homebuyers are using the Internet to help them find a home. In 1964, 40% of buyers read newspaper ads as their first step in finding a home; now the same percentage looks

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All That Glitters Is Gold In Home Trends

   Just as fashion trends come and go, so do home design trends. The fashion world has (for the moment) bid adieu to bell bottom pants, like the housing industry has said goodbye to

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March 2016 Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!March 2016- 

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Finding The Home Thats Right For You

For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process- more difficult than saving for a down payment or getting a mortgage.

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February 2016 Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!February 2016-;

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Charlotte Has Partnered With Mecklenburg County To Build The Longest Biking Trail In North Carolina

The City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 26-mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch all the way from South Carolina, through Pineville and Uptown Charlotte,

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JANUARY 2016 CHARLOTTE AREA MARKET REPORTS

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas. Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more. See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!January 2016Monthly

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Excitement In South Charlotte With Waverly And Rea Farms Developments

As a long time resident of South Charlotte, (and by long time I mean 26 years),  I have seen the area and it's surroundings change immensely.  When my parents first bought their home off

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December 2015 Charlotte Area Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!December

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Housing And The Economy

Buying a home not only impacts the homeowner's financial situation, it also impacts the local and national economies. Since 2016 is an election year, there's no doubt the economy and housing's role

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Saving Money This Holiday Season

You don't need to break the bank on gifts and decorations to make the holiday season memorable for your loved ones and friends. Here are 5 Ways to Save on...

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4 Ways To Express Gratitude Today

Happy Thanksgiving! Below are several ways to express gratitude today and every day. Adopt an attitude of gratitude now in order to reap the benefits down the road. Forward this on to family and

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OCTOBER 2015 REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!October 2015- 

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Fun Alternatives To Halloween Candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday. As a child I always loved getting dressed up. The costume, the make-up, the drama of it all, (surprise surprise). I can remember helping my Dad decorate the front

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September 2015 Charlotte Area Real Estate Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!September

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Why You Need A Trusted Real Estate Pro In Your Corner

If your in the market to buy or sell your home, it’s important to have a capable advocate in your corner to help you navigate through the real estate process.  Here are just a few things I

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Oktoberfest In Charlotte NC

Oktoberfest in Charlotte NC  How do you know that fall is here? Carolina Panthers football games…pumpkin spice lattĂ©s…too many people wearing Ugg boots. Hold on to your North Face jackets,

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The Home Sellers ToDo List

Thinking about listing your home? There are a few things that every seller does before they put their home on the market. Below are six tasks to tackle before you put the 'For Sale' sign in the.

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Shower Design 13 Tricks With Tile And Other Materials

Playing with stripes, angles, tones and more can add drama to your shower enclosure. Looking for a fresh style for a statement shower? Try using smoky gray glass, reflective mirrors or graphic

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Summer Time In Charlotte

It's the middle of July. Graduations are over, end of the year parties are done, trips have been taken, and boredom has set in. You're tired of going to the pool, and staying at home

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JUNE 2015 CHARLOTTE AND SURROUNDING AREA MARKET REPORTS

Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  With these monthly reports you can gauge on an ongoing basis when the right time for you to list your home is and also if it

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May Home Sales And Prices Continue Rising

Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four–month trend in which sales were higher than both

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7 Strategies For Developing Good Financial Habits

For many people money is a source of stress.  Fortunately, there is hope.  Follow these seven simple tips to develop the good saving habits that are essential to help you take control of

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How To Childproof Your Home

Even if you don't have young children, you may have family, friends or neighbors who do. Below are several tips to help you childproof your home before they.

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May 2015 Charlotte And Surrounding Area Market Reports

Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  With these monthly reports you can gauge on an ongoing basis when the right time for you to list your home is and also if it

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Cleaning Your Technology Devices

These days anyone would be hard pressed to find an individual that does not own a smartphone or a tablet device of some kind.  Let's face it, how often do you seriously clean these devices?

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Keeping Your Family Safe This Summer

Summer is the time where children are out of school, enjoying their summer vacations.  It is a time for fun outside with friends and family. All that said, summer is also a time when accidents

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Renovations That Pay Off

Remodeling your Charlotte, NC area home is a great way to bring your home up to date, adapt it to your changing family needs and improve the value.  If you are planning on selling, making a few

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Saving Money On Appliances In Charlotte NC

Saving Money on Appliances in Charlotte NC  As a Realtor, I have clients moving into the area and purchasing appliances for their new homes every day. I hate to pay full price for anything, and

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Looking For A Great Place To Eat Here Are Some Of Our Favorites

Looking for some place new to eat or perhaps just a great restaurant you have not visited in a while.  Here are some of our favorites places to eat in and around the Charlotte area...The

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April 2015 Charlotte Area Market Reports

Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  With these monthly reports you can gauge on an ongoing basis when the right time for you to list your home is and also if it

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Keep Your Property In Top Shape Year Round

Boost your property’s curb appeal year round! Below is a checklist to help you maintain your property during each season of the year. Remember, a well-maintained home is a more valuable home.

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5 Strategies For Decluttering A Small Space

It is a lot harder to keep an apartment or small house organized and tidy — but it is critical that you do so. It only takes one pile of papers and one box to overwhelm a smaller space. What to do

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Spring Has Sprung Existing Home Sales Are Upand Prices Too

The spring season is clearly a busy one: Existing-home sales climbed in March to their highest level in 18 months, sending the price of a home up 9% over a year earlier, according to a report

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Just Listed In Villages At Rosedale

Home is PRISTINE and ready to move in. Gorgeous hardwood floors on the main lead to a spacious open floor plan. Granite counters in kitchen with undermount sink, 42" cabinets, SS appliances, and

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Looking For Financial Freedom

Looking for financial freedom?  Who isn't... It is fun to imagine having the money to live comfortably, take a dream vacation and maintain a certain lifestyle well into retirement.  For

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How To Survive Buying In A Sellers Market

How to survive buying in a sellers market  The Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill/ Tega Cay/ Indian land, SC markets are HOT! If a home is priced correctly, in good condition, and located in a good

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3 Benefits Of Pricing Your Home Right

If you’re thinking of listing your home, pricing it right is an important step. After all, many buyers have come out of their winter hibernation eager to look for a new home. Below are just three

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Go Green And Save Money

What does it really mean to "go green".  You hear it all the time and a lot of people and places are talking about it and have been for several years now.  But what does it really mean?

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Charlotte NC And Surrounding Area Market Reports For March 2015

Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  Some great information you can use to help determine if now is the right time for you to buy or sell a home. March•

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Replacing These Items Can Enhance Curb Appeal And Make You Money

Are you looking to generate some additional curb appeal and also perhaps pocket a little cash?  New windows and doors are the ticket!  Did you know that nearly 1/3 of the energy used to

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Fantastic Home Listed In Macaulay

CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW FULL PROPERTY REPORT9418 STANDERWICK LANE, HUNTERSVILLE, NCOutdoor living at it's finest. From the cozy Rocking chair front porch to the outdoor living space with

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Spring Is The Right Time To Improve Your Home Value

So Spring is here and buyers are swarming like bees.  If you are like most people thinking about selling there home there are a few questions you need answered right out of the gate.  How

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Fort Mill SC Property Taxes Explained

  Fort Mill SC Property Taxes Explained  Many people choose to make Fort Mill their home because of the great schools and lower tax rates, but some people are paying too much in

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Why Real Estate Is Still Americas Best Investment

Your thinking about buying a home?  Your unsure of the market and whether or not home ownership is a good investment.  Yes, the real estate market took a nose dive several years back but

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When The Price Is Right

So you are thinking or planning on selling your home.  When you come to this decision there are many thoughts and ideas that go through your mind.  Are we really ready to sell? Is the

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February 2015 Charlotte NC Market Reports

Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  Some great information you can use to help determine if now is the right time for you to buy or sell a home. February

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Start In The Kitchen When Remodeling

If you are thinking about selling your home or just simply remodeling your home or areas of your home, then it is always a good idea to start in the kitchen.   There is more value added to a

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Some Essential Tips For Those Thinking Of Selling Or Buying A Home

Right now is one of the best times to buy or sell home we have seen in recent times.  Buyers are out looking around and making decisions and sellers are seeing values go up and offers come in.

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Listed And Under Contract In Less Than 3 Hours

The real estate market is hot. Buyers are out and about and making decisions.  Not only that they are making decisions fast.  There are some fantastic properties available currently

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Whats New For 2015

The holidays have come and gone, you rang in the new year, played in the snow, (or lack there of), and now finally, you are ready for spring.  After the cold, dreary winter, you prep for spring

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20 Steps To Help Sell Your Charlotte Home

1 Make the Most of that First ImpressionA well-manicured lawn, neatly-trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted – or at least freshly scrubbed – front

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A Reminder On Freezing Pipes In The Charlotte Area

As you all know it is still quite frigid out there and as you also know pipes freezing and potentially bursting is still something to take seriously. If you have not had to not deal with this

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January 2015 Charlotte Area Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!January â€˘

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Things To Consider Before Submitting An Offer

Finding the right home may be a process of elimination, but nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you've found the one. However, before you get caught up in the excitement of it all, here

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New Listing In English Trails With Top Rated Fort Mill Schools

I have a new listing hitting the market today!  The home is located in the English Trails neighborhood in Fort Mill, SC.  Convenient to I-77, HWY 51 and low York county taxes.

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Innovation In The Riverwalk Community

Innovation is in the Riverwalk community.  Saussy Burbank has been satisfying customers for over 25 years is raising the bar.  With their open floor plan designs featuring tall ceilings

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Weddington NC New Construction

Custom Built Basement Home! Proposed plan can be changed or altered by buyer. Model Home available for viewing! Built by one of Union County's best custom builders! 4000 square feet, Basement is

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Apps To Achieve Your Goals

Let technology help you achieve your goals this year! We could all use a bit of help on our journey to reach our goals, and the apps below are sure to help you stay accountable and motivated. Share

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5 Ways To Increase Your Happiness Now

One thing we all have in common is that we all want to be happy.  We all want to enjoy life, enjoy family and enjoy the time we have with friends.  Happiness isn't something that can be

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Home Is Where The Heart Is In 2015

If you've been thinking of selling your home or buying a new one, now is a great time to truly consider it. Experts are saying that the market will continue to blossom and grow througout 2015.  

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Google Fiber Coming To Charlotte

Excellent news for Charlotte! Google Fiber just announced Charlotte, NC as a new destination for the Ultra Fast Google Fiber Internet Network!Register at the link below for updates at your home

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Beautiful Summerwood Community Of Mint Hill

Summerwood, is a beautiful, secluded, premier new home community nestled in the quiet woods of Mint Hill.  It is conveniently located within 5 minutes of the quaint downtown Mint Hill area.;

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December 2014 Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!December

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5 Ways To Pay It Forward

Express gratitude for everything you have by paying it forward to help your.

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3 Benefits Of Knowing Your Neighbors

1. Safety.  Neighborhoods where people know one another tend to be safer than those where people are strangers.  Friendly neighbors might feel more comfortable notifying authorities if

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5 Tips For Writing Memorable Holiday Cards

Holiday cards are a great way to catch up with family, friends and colleagues over the holidays. However, many of us become so focused on being clever that we can’t write anything. Here are five

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November 2014 Charlotte Market Reports

Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell! November

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Saying Thank You

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your business. It’s truly an honor to serve great people like you! Below is an overview of just three of the services that I offer. If I

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New Uptown Area Listing In Popular Selwyn Farms Community Near Madison Park Sedgefield And Dilworth

Selwyn farms is a up and coming neighborhood located between Sedgefield and Madison Park. Located just across the street from the newly- updated Park Rd shopping center, the Selwyn Farms

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Charlottes Most Haunted

When most people think of a Haunted city, their minds may first go to Charleston, Savannah, Key West or New Orleans. Because these cities are rich in history, they all have gained spooky

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Riverwalk A New Waterfront Community On The Catawba River In Rock Hill Sc

New Waterfront community in Rock Hill SC – Riverwalk Riverwalk is a great community in Rock Hill, SC less than 20 minutes from Charlotte located south of Lake Wylie off of the Catawba River. The

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New Raintree Listing

Unbelievable new Raintree townhome for sale! Beautiful updates and ready for new owner! Enjoy easy living in Raintree Country Club. Seller's completely update both full bathrooms with custom floor

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New Waverly Development On Providence Road In South Charlotte Is Approved

The new South Charlotte, NC area Waverly mixed use development has been approved! The mixed use development will be located on 89.5 acres right off Providence Road by Ardrey Kell. It’s

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