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How to Make Your Unit Stand Out
If you're considering selling your Charlotte condo or townhome, you may find it hard to differentiate your property. Most units within a neighborhood have the same layout. The only difference may be the size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The amenities, location and exterior are all the same. So what will make your unit stand out? How can you get the best price?
Most condos and townhomes aren’t spacious. But there are different elements you can add to maximize functionality. These elements can also add design and style. This can make all the difference in selling your Charlotte condo or townhome.
Barn doors are very popular right now. They are a great blend of function and style. Use a barn…
Charlotte isn't exactly known for being a biker's paradise, but we're working on it.
The city's made huge strides in the last few years to become more bike-friendly, from community events to better bike lanes to a popular city-wide bike-sharing system. Whether you like to bike to work, ride the trails, or cycle for exercise, there's a bike-friendly neighborhood in Charlotte that will work for you.
Where are Charlotte's most bike-friendly neighborhoods? If you're looking for a house that can serve as your launching point for some serious bike adventures, consider these six 'hoods. You might be surprised.
1. Plaza Midwood
Plaza Midwood has a lot of superlatives: The "trendiest," the "foodiest," and the "coolest" neighborhood in…
A no nonsense review of due diligence and earnest money in the NC Offer to Purchase and Contract
In 2011, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission introduced a revised Offer to Purchase and Contract (always seeking to protect consumers) and with that, a new term called "due diligence." Well, change doesn't come easy, and this new concept and contract came with its own challenges for many NC Realtors either. However, once you understand it, it's pretty cool and is definitely designed to protect both real estate buyers and sellers.
Prior to 2011, "earnest money" was the only money that was paid up front.
Earnest money was put in place primarily to show "earnestness" from the buyer and as a way to compensate the seller for…
Are you researching high schools in Charlotte?
Charlotte Mecklenburg schools are some of the best in the state, but like any huge school district, the quality varies from school-to-school. There are dozens of variables that factor into how "good" a school is at the end of the day, and of course, that superlative is totally subjective. Please note that Hendrix Properties is making no claims about what we think is best or most - we just want to pass all the relevant information along to you that our clients have found helpful in the past.
What makes a high school "good?" Attributes like class size, facilities, faculty experience, and AP classes offered are all part of the puzzle, but they're just a part. These are the six "best high schools in…
Did you know there are over 10,000,000 swimming pools in the U.S.?
Pools are one of the most requested luxury items by homebuyers, and here in Charlotte, pools are hot. Of course, many of the area’s planned neighborhoods offer community pools to residents, and plenty of the city’s apartment, condo, and townhome complexes have pools.
Pools can be a wonderful thing! They’re great fun for kids and have a tendency to bring neighbors together. But before you jump to make an offer on a house with a pool in Charlotte (or anywhere!), there are a few things you should consider.
The Cost of a Home Pool
Home pools can be a liability. That’s not to say they’re not worth it, but they can be expensive in more ways than one. For example, most insurance…
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"…
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!
Just outside of the thriving metropolis of Charlotte, "main street" still exists. Many of Charlotte's best suburbs are actually best-kept secrets, offering a glimpse of simpler days and southern charm. We love strolling the wide sidewalks of our favorite downtown havens, ice cream in hand, smiling at passersby and soaking one of the best parts of living in Charlotte.
Want to live in an area that still has that "Main Street" vibe? These five towns near Charlotte offer the best of both worlds.
1. Davidson, NC
We've written before about why Davidson is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Charlotte metro. Downtown Davidson is literally the picture-perfect version of southern Main Street, lined with antique stores, clothing shops, and even a…
It's one of the terms du jour in real estate right now:
You have have seen it abbreviated as "MUD" and you've almost certainly seen it mentioned in the news or in your local neighborhood meeting. But what does it mean, and why do there seem to be so many popping up in Charlotte?
Birkdale Village, one of the most popular Mixed-Use Developments in the Charlotte area
In short, a Mixed-Use Development is a feature of urban development that blends commercial, residential, social, and sometimes industrial uses into one congruent area. They're generally defined as being more pedestrian-friendly than other car heavy parts of town, and the most common iteration you see nowadays is a large commercial shopping promenade topped with…