May 2016

Found 4 blog entries for May 2016.

We have a three-day weekend coming up in honor of Memorial Day, and while I hope you do enjoy your extra day of R&R, I hope you take the time to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms each and every day. In Charlotte, there is rarely of shortage of ways to celebrate, so if you haven't nailed down any plans for your long weekend, here are a few things that might pique your interest. 

Saturday, May 28th

Public Beach Opening – Ramsey Creek Park, Lake Norman
The first public swimming beach in Mecklenburg County since the 1970s will open on Saturday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend on the lake. If you’re looking to take advantage of something outdoors this weekend, this is definitely the place to be!

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Did you know Charlotte’s been named the “least walkable city in America?”

Hard to believe when you’re driving around on a beautiful April Saturday dodging joggers and people with dogs and small kids on bikes, right? The good news is, the city’s made huge strides in the last few years to become more pedestrian friendly, from greenways to people crossings. Study after study says homebuyers - millennials, in particular – really value a walkable living location when they’re looking to purchase a home. That’s why we’ve put together a list of Charlotte’s seven most walkable neighborhoods:

1. Uptown
Sure, you could divide this into “First Ward” and “Fourth Ward” and so on, but in reality, it’s easy enough to walk from one end of Uptown to another.

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According to a recent survey by real estate site Redfin, Charlotte’s luxury home market is one of the strongest in the country. It’s up almost 10% over last year here in Charlotte, and nationally extravagant homes are selling faster and for more money than in many recent years.

What constitutes a “luxury” home is different depending on where you live. That being said, some luxury trends tend to remain constant throughout the country. On average, today’s luxury home costs over $900,000 and is typically on the cutting edge of design. Luxury buyers themselves range from anonymous overseas investors to families looking for a posher space to spread out. But, when money’s no issue, what exactly does a luxury buyer look for in a home?

Full-Time Furniture

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It’s always stressful selling your house, particularly when you’re still living there. Showings take a toll on homeowners – having strangers critique the place you call home is never easy! There’s no “average” number of showings to expect before an offer; some houses sell after the first showing while some are shown dozens of times before finally selling. Every seller wants to know how to be in that first group!

Whether you’re thinking about listing your home or it’s on the market and seems to be just…sitting there, here are some quick fixes to help your home show better.

No Seriously, De-Personalize
Many agents are hesitant to really push their clients to take down personal items before listing their home. We cannot stress enough how important

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