February 2017

Found 4 blog entries for February 2017.

Charlotte is a city of parks.

The Meckleburg County park system actually manages over 21,000 acres of land including more than 210 separate parks. That's a lot of green space! It makes sense, then, that Charlotte is also a city of families. The average household size in Charlotte is 2.55 people, and nearly a quarter of the city's residents have kids.

So which of Charlotte's many parks are best for kids? These parks are your best bets both for kid-friendly fun and family-friendly accommodations. 

Freedom Park (Charlotte)

You can't mention family parks in Charlotte without talking about Freedom. It's the "Central Park" of the Queen City and on any given day it's full of kids. With several different playgrounds (including one "Panther Zone"

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The United States is a relatively young country, but as one of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina is home to some of the “oldest” places in America.

Here in the Charlotte area, homeowners are often running into unplanned issues with historical designations, preservation regulations, and local laws. It can be hard to know the difference between a “historical landmark” and just an old house – we’re going to break down the basics for you so you know where to start.

If you’re buying in some of the more historic parts of Charlotte – Dilworth, Myer’s Park, Plaza Midwood – you definitely need to know what you’re walking into as you home search. Historical homes can be beautiful, but they can also come with a lot of strings attached!

The

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The first month of 2017 is in the books, and it looks like we're still facing a few of the challenges we faced in 2016. Inventory levels are still low in many areas which causes homes to sell much faster, with multiple offers, and sometimes for higher than listing price.  According to the Carolina Regional Realtor Association, (CRRA) in their Monthly Indicators Report, "Sales totals may still inevitably start slow in the first half of the year due to ongoing inventory concerns. Continued declines in the number of homes available for sale may push out potential buyers who simply cannot compete for homes selling at higher price points in a low number of days, especially if mortgage rates continue to increase."

Here is a closer look at what was going on

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Spring is on the horizon which means you're about to see a lot more For Sale signs popping up.

Spring is, historically, the most prolific selling season for homeowners, and homes tend to sell even quicker than normal once the temp heats back up and the flowers are out. Maybe you've been thinking of downsizing or maybe you've decided it's time to capitalize on Charlotte's historically low inventory, but if you're going to sell, you need to prepare now.

Want to put your house on the market in a few weeks or months? Here's what you should be doing to get ready.

Start Interviewing Realtors

No, seriously. Even if you won't be ready to list your house for half a year, choosing the right seller's agent is the single most important decision

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