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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Why Mooresville, NC, Is the Perfect Spot for Waterfront Enthusiasts and Families AlikeNestled on the stunning shores of Lake Norman, Mooresville, North Carolina, is a haven for waterfront enthusiasts and a dream come true for families looking for a vibrant, fulfilling lifestyle. Known affectionately as “Race City USA,” Mooresville offers more than just fast cars; it’s a gateway to an idyllic lakefront living with a plethora of activities, events, and amenities that cater to every member of the family.Lakefront Living at Its FinestLake Norman, the largest manmade body of fresh water in North Carolina, is the jewel in Mooresville’s crown. Waterfront and lakefront homes here offer breathtaking views and direct access to the lake’s pristine waters. Imagine waking up each morning to the gent...
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By Mike Carpino, Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist
(Lake And Town Realty)
Nestled on the serene shores of Lake Norman, Denver, NC, offers an idyllic setting for those seeking the tranquility of lakefront living combined with the convenience of modern amenities. This charming community has been increasingly catching the eyes of homebuyers looking for waterfront homes and for good reason. From breathtaking sunsets to many water-based activities, Denver, NC, is fast becoming a sought-after destination for real estate investment. Let’s dive into what makes Denver, NC, a dream waterfront destination.The Allure of Lakefront HomesDenver, NC, boasts an impressive array of waterfront and lakefront homes that cater to a wide range of preferences and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage or a sprawling estate, the diversity of real estate options ensures th...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Calling all water lovers! Do you dream of waking up to misty mornings on the dock, spending lazy afternoons casting a line, or evening sunsets that paint the sky in fiery hues? Then lake living might be your perfect escape. From adrenaline-pumping water sports to peaceful paddles beneath a canopy of trees, lake life offers a unique blend of relaxation and recreation, all right outside your door.Check out our map of NC and all of the lakes you can choose from.  
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Charlotte NC is desirable due to its robust job market and high quality of life. This guide will analyze the current trends in Charlotte's housing market. Knowing these trends is important if you want to buy or sell a home in this area. Let’s explore Charlotte’s evolving real estate market and its impact on buyers and sellers! What is the Average Price of Housing in Charlotte NC?In February 2024, the median listing home price in Charlotte, NC, cost around $425,000. That’s about 5% more than the previous year. There’s a high demand for housing in Charlotte right now, so it’s a tough market for buyers. Sellers have fewer houses to sell compared to the number of people looking to buy.  If you’re looking to rent in Charlotte, you have many options. Rent starts at $451 monthly for simple hom...
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
I’ve been leading Showcase Realty, LLC for a long time, so I’ve seen how luxury houses in Charlotte have changed. In this article, we’re talking about why the choice of a skilled real estate agent is paramount when dealing with upscale properties.  My experience in Charlotte’s upscale real estate market has shown me how important it is to work with agents who possess market knowledge and have a passion for delivering exceptional client experiences.  Find out what makes the best luxury real estate agents in Charlotte stand out! What Qualifications Should I Look For in a Luxury Real Estate Agent in Charlotte NC? When choosing a luxury real estate agent in Charlotte NC, several qualifications help guarantee you’re selecting the right professionals. Here are some qualifications to consider:...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
A recent sale in Wilmington NC has made the record books. The Figure Eight Island beach home sold for $13.9M, which makes it one of the most expensive homes on record in the state. Looking for a beach house? I can refer you to an awesome local realtor all across the Carolinas and beyond. Check out NC's top ten beach towns if you need some inspiration. 
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 HAPPY 248th BIRTHDAY AMERICA! "Independence now and forever!"... Daniel Webster "... There is no 'Republican,' no 'Democrat' on the Fourth of July -- we are all Americans."  ... James G. Blaine Happy Independence Day 2024! Today is the day we celebrate America's birthday, as well as the freedoms we hold dear. I wish all my friends, colleagues and clients a safe and happy July 4th holiday... where ever you might be celebrating our nation's 248th birthday. "Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit."... Ronald Reagan Independence Day is a day for friends and family and a day to celebrate all the things that makes America such a special and unique place. The truth of America is the exceptionalism of our wonderful nation and the opportunities it provides tho...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
   JULY 4TH 2024 BY THE NUMBERS: HOW MANY DO YOU KNOW?A great report and infographic brought to us by WalletHub with 50+ fascinating facts and figures about the 2024 July 4th holiday. For example, did you know that:  There are some 14,000 fireworks displays around the nation at a cost of $2.7 billion?  42% of Americans will attend a fireworks show? 66% of Americans will attend July 4th picnic?  July 4th is America's top beer drinking holiday? $4 billion will be spent on alcohol, most of it on beer? 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th? Some $9.4 billion will be spent on food for the July 4th holiday? 31% of Americans will purchase patriotic themed merchandise for the July 4th holiday?  Some 70.9 million Americans will travel 50+ miles from home to celebrate the July 4th hol...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE ON JULY 4TH!DID YOU KNOW THAT...... MORE PETS ARE LOST ON JULY 4TH THAN ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR?    Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe On July 4th From Charlotte's Pet-Friendly Realtor®, Nina Hollander We humans might love the Red, White & Boom of  July 4th fireworks. But your pets ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LOVE FIREWORKS! Dogs and cats are frightened by fireworks, explosions and loud noises. Their first instinct is to run away to safety. Sadly, many of the dogs and cats that escape then can't seem to find their way home and are lost forever. Did you know that July 5th is the day when most pets are reported missing? That's because more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.  So keep tomorrow, July 4th, a "pet-friendly" holiday. And just in case one of your fo...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
KEEPING YOUR PETS SAFE DURING NATIONAL LOST PET PREVENTION MONTH TIPS FROM CHARLOTTE'S PET-FRIENDLY REALTOR® DID YOU KNOW...... 1 IN 3 PETS ARE LOST OR STOLEN IN THEIR LIFETIME?... A FAMILY PET IS LOST EVERY 2 SECONDS IN NORTH AMERICA?   Some 80 million American households have a pet. We already know that more pets get lost during the July 4th holiday than any other day of the year. But did you know that almost 10 MILLION dogs and cats are lost or stolen each year? That's 14% of dogs and 15% of cats.  Cat owners are less likely to find their cat. Just 53% of lost cats are recovered, while 71% of lost dogs are recovered. Some one million pets are euthanized at shelters each year. For more statistics about this epidemic of lost pets in the USA click here.   10 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS FROM ...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 828-469-7462
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Good Neighbor Next DoorYou're absolutely right! The HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program is a fantastic opportunity for teachers, police officers, firefighters and EMTs to become homeowners. Let's break down the details: Discount on HUD Homes: HUD offers a 50% discount on the list price of eligible single-family homes in revitalization areas to qualifying participants in the Good Neighbor Next Door program. In your example, a $250,000 home would be discounted to $125,000. First Choice on Properties: Another benefit of the program is the priority given to these qualified buyers. They get the first chance to purchase eligible homes before they are offered to the general public. Limited Inventory in NC: While the program itself is excellent, there's a caveat. You mentioned that there are ve...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
The summer sun is beating down, and the kids are bouncing off the walls with energy. Fear not, parents! There's a free and fantastic way to cool everyone down: the city park splash pad!These zero-depth playgrounds are a haven for children of all ages. Spraying arches, tipping buckets, and water cannons provide endless entertainment. While the little ones squeal with delight, parents can relax on nearby benches or picnic tables, enjoying the sunshine and the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are safe and having a blast.Splash pads aren't just for keeping cool, they're also a great place for littles to develop social skills and burn off energy in a healthy way. The interactive water features encourage creativity and imaginative play, while running around and splashing e...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Moving can be a whirlwind. Between packing boxes, labeling furniture, and goodbyes, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But one choice can make a big difference: selecting the right moving company. Here's a quick guide to help you find reliable movers who won't leave you stressed and stranded.Get Recommendations and ReviewsStart by tapping into your network. Ask friends, family, or colleagues for recommendations based on their recent moves. Look online for reviews on platforms like Google Reviews, Yelp, or the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Be sure to read past customer experiences to identify any red flags.Gather QuotesDon't settle for the first mover you contact. Get estimates from at least 3 different companies. Be wary of super low quotes, as they might indicate hidden fees or a lack of i...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 It's National Pink Day! Think Pink Today! "Pink is not just a color. It's a state of mind!"... Jessica Lynn Celebrated annually on June 23rd, today is dedicated to honoring the color pink in all its shades and splendor. From the soft blush of a blooming rose to the bold statement of fuchsia fashion, pink embodies a spectrum of emotions and expressions. Whether you’re a fan of pastel pinks or hot pink hues, National Pink Day is the perfect occasion to embrace this cheerful color.  “In a world full of colors, be the vibrant shade of pink.”... Alexandra Vasiliu Do you love the color pink? Anyone who knows me, knows I love, love, love pink. If I wear color (besides my usual black and white, which technically are not colors), it will be pink. I own pink handbags, my phone screen saver is pi...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Here is a list of fireworks and Independence Day 2024 celebrations in North Carolina in June and July on a handy Google Maps map. You can find fireworks displays in the major metro areas, like Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and select towns across NC that we have curated from event listings all over Google. If you want to include yours that we missed, we can add it! Just contact us.
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
Foreclosure arises when individuals struggle to pay their mortgage, leading to the potential loss of their property. This situation creates emotional and financial burdens.  Fortunately, there’s an alternative known as a short sale. It’s when a property is sold for less than the outstanding mortgage balance. This helps avoid foreclosure and reduces losses for the owner and the lender.  Our guide on short sales in Charlotte NC explains how this works. We discuss the reasons why individuals choose short sales, what steps are involved, and how it affects buyers and sellers.   What are the Basics of a Short Sale? A short sale is for homeowners facing the risk of foreclosure due to being underwater on their mortgage. Being “underwater” means owing more on the mortgage than the property’s cur...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SOLD & CLOSED IN WEST CHARLOTTE324 FIELDING ROAD IN COULWOOD HILLS 324 Fielding Road in west Charlotte's Coulwood Hills neighborhood is now a sold property at a final sale price of $430,000. It was such a delight working with my client, Sarah, and her fiancé, Cameron, who are first-time buyers. I'd had the pleasure of selling her parents' home in Waxhaw in 2011.  13 years later, Sarah is all grown up and all I could think was where did the time go? And We Are Sold & Closed! Time To Celebrate! 324 Fielding Road in Coulwood Hills is an updated, brick, 3 bedroom/3 bathroom ranch home with a finished basement, two car garage, situated on .77 acres in a non-HOA community. The 2,453 square foot home was built in 1964 and featured two fireplaces, new HVAC system, covered patio, granite counter...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Have you considered moving to North Carolina and aren't sure which city is for you? Here is a list of all the North Carolina homes for sale in one handy Google Map.Click the above link for the interactive map. All of the cities with listings in the Triad MLS are listed for you to click on.
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Have you ever wondered why some houses seem to linger on the market for months, while others fly off the shelves? The reasons behind a slow-moving listing can be multifaceted, but often boil down to a combination of factors impacting a property's appeal to potential buyers.One key culprit can be an overpriced listing. While sellers naturally want to get the most out of their property, setting an unrealistic price tag can deter buyers and lead to stagnant interest. Another factor is presentation. A cluttered or outdated home can give a negative first impression and fail to showcase its full potential. Conversely, a well-maintained, staged home with curb appeal is more likely to attract serious offers quickly.Here is one example in Greensboro NC of a home that one may wonder why it has be...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Father's Day is a special day to honor and celebrate the incredible fathers and father figures who have shaped our lives with their unwavering love, guidance, and support. Today, on Father's Day, let's show love and gratitude for our fathers... be they biological fathers,  step-fathers, spiritual fathers, fathers-in-law, fathers-to-be,  grandfathers, godfathers, father figures.  A father's love is always special and unlike any other. As Antoine-François Prévost said: "the heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature." Video: Dad Jokes For Some Father's Day Fun Father's Day Quotes To Inspire "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."Billy Graham "I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more."...
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