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Charlotte's Mecklenburg-South Rotary Club Teams Up with The Carolina BrewMasters for Another Successful Event... ...Charlotte Oktoberfest 2010 - A HUGE Success!Charlotte Oktoberfest 2010, held last weekend at The Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, was wildly successful. The festival was held on the outdoor grass fields with tents pitched and a vast array of beer flowing for the entire afternoon and into the evening! It was an absolutely amazing day at the Expo!Charlotte Oktoberfest featured some of the finest breweries in the world, including a large number from right here in the Southeastern US. Charlotte Oktoberfest was completely SOLD OUT in advance, as it has been for (12 comments)
Charlotte NC MYERS PARK Luxury Home Market Report 09/30/2010 - 09/29/10 09:54 PM
Charlotte NC MYERS PARK Luxury Home Market Report 09/30/2010 Myers Park, one of Charlotte's most prestigious addresses, is a gorgeous community chock full of historic architecture and envelopes you with it's wide, tree-lined streets. Formerly known as the 'Old South,' Myers Park, one of Charlotte's original streetcar 'suburbs,' is a premier Charlotte location as it is located just outside the Uptown region, close to everything Charlotte has to offer!Renovations and rehabilitation of the gorgeous traditional homes in Myers Park home values stable in the area. One thing that a Charlotte home buyer can count on, is the continued popularity of (5 comments)
If You Ain't Misbehavin' You're Missin' Out! - 09/29/10 10:31 AM
365 Things to Do in Charlotte NC --If You Ain't Misbehavin,' You're Missing Out! Venues like The Cotton Club were swingin’ to a new beat at the height of the historic Harlem Renaissance. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a Tony Award®-winning musical revue — a frolicking, finger-snapping, toe-tapping tribute to black entertainers of the early 1900’s that centers on the music of one of the most prolific musicians of the time, Thomas “Fats” Waller.The show, based upon his music, relives the era of the Harlem Renaissance with an evening of soulful, playful songs. Five performers present their interpretation of what it means (11 comments)
365 Things to Do in Charlotte NC - Theatre - The 39 Steps From the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock; Adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is one of Broadway's longest running comedy thrillers. The setting--a runaway freight train. The interesting aspect of this play is that only four actors play the part of over 150 characters! This play is from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. You won't want to miss this event on 9/29/2010 at the Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. **Note that admission is 'pay what you can.' Your support (5 comments)
Monday Nite All-Stars at The Double Door Inn Charlotte NC
Ready for some soul/funk music at the Double Door Inn? Each Monday night, the Double Door Inn features it's 'Monday Nite All-Stars.' The Double Door Inn hosts a variety of music genres on its stage, including soul, jazz, funk, bluegrass and fusion. The Monday Nite All Stars are popular regulars at the Double (11 comments)
Search Charlotte Homes for Sale | Spectacular Elizabeth Place Home in Matthews NC Sellers have just reduced this lovely Elizabeth Place home for sale in Matthews! Fabulous floorplan, luxury appointments and so much more--this Elizabeth Place home has it all and shows like a model! You won't want to miss this beautiful home in sought-after Elizabeth Place in Matthews.Elizabeth Place is in a fabulous location in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County, Matthews address)—situated near Elizabeth Lane Elementary School, Providence High School, SouthPark, the Arboretum and everything Charlotte! Absolutely wonderful public school assignments but, also conveniently located near many of Charlotte’s private schools. The highly (6 comments)
Matthews Homes for Sale - South Windsor - Former Builder's Model For Sale... **UNBELIEVABLE NEW PRICE**You’re going to love this simply gorgeous, meticulously maintained one-owner home from the moment you step out of your car and traverse the winding sidewalk to the front door. Bright home with lots of large windows and plenty of sunshine just waiting for a new owner to enjoy! Located in one of Charlotte's most desirable suburbs, Matthews NC, South Windsor is a small community with fabulous neighbors and is in close proximity to lots of shops, restaurants and only 20 minutes from Charlotte's Uptown. (5 comments)
Ballantyne Charlotte NC - Maple Crest - Townhome for Sale - 09/26/10 03:04 AM
Ballantyne Charlotte NC - Maple Crest - Townhome for Sale Ballantyne Charlotte NC - Maple Crest - Immaculate Ballantyne townhome—ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE IN THE AREA! New carpeting and fresh neutral paint in this fantastic home with open floorplan. Two master suites, oversized greatroom with gas fireplace which leads to patio with wall of mature landscaping for privacy. Rocking chair front porch surrounded by mature landscaping. Outside storage room for those gardening tools and bicycles. This quiet popular community is near everything Ballantyne, including GREAT SCHOOLS! LOW HOA DUES include common area and exterior maintenance, management fees, water/sewer, pool and pool house. Seller (8 comments)
Slow Markets and Charlotte Homes - Bring the Two Together - Close the Sale - 09/25/10 10:58 PM
Slow Markets and Charlotte Homes - Bring the Two Together - Close the SaleToday’s slow real estate market can be a difficult time to sell Charlotte homes. However, the fact remains that homes are still being bought and sold every day. Buyers are out there; your mission is to attract them to your home.Here are a few tips for getting Charlotte homes sold in a slow real estate market: Prepararation - Your home needs to stand out from the rest, including sparkle and shine: • Make minor repairs: Patch holes, fix faucets and replace cracked tiles. • Clean thoroughly inside and out: Including cobwebs, (20 comments)
Charlotte Oktoberfest 2010 - The Volunteer's DREAM Opportunity! - 09/25/10 12:48 AM
Charlotte Oktoberfest 2010 - The Volunteer's DREAM Opportunity - Saturday 9/25/2010! Charlotte's Meck-South Rotary Club is participating in one of our dozen planned volunteer opportunities tomorrow. Charlotte Oktoberfest 2010 will be held at The Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, located at 7100 Statesville Road. The festival will be held on the outdoor grass fields and the tents are pitched for an amazing day at the Expo! Charlotte Oktoberfest will be featuring some of the finest breweries in the world, including a large number from right here in the Southeastern US. Due to the popularity of the extra sampling hour that comes with the (12 comments)
Charlotte NC Cotswold - Beautiful Townhome - Not a foreclosure or a short sale--just a GREAT deal! - 09/24/10 11:25 PM
Charlotte NC Cotswold - Beautiful Townhome - Not a foreclosure or a short sale--just a GREAT deal! Charlotte NC Cotswold - Price reduction on this fabulous duplex/townhome in the heart of one of Charlotte's most popular communities. Cotswold offers quick access to major destinations including Uptown Charlotte, SouthPark and Cotswold Village--just minutes away. Cotswold Village is home to Charlotte's own Wolfman Pizza--a California-style pizzeria, many times named "Best Pizza in Charlotte," among other wonderful restaurants. Harris Teeter grocer, Steinmart (one of my personal favorite shops), Bath and Body Works, Rack Room Shoes, Marshalls and many more great shops. Search Charlotte (3 comments)
Fall Season of Change - The Gift of Time - 09/22/10 11:19 PM
Fall Season of Change - The Gift of Time Falling Down on the Job and Picking Myself Back Up--The Rest of the Story! In celebration of my one-year anniversary of falling down on the job, I couldn't think of a better time to re-visit, re-work and re-organize my life! Thank you Sally, for the inspiration to do so. After a very long year of arranging physical therapy and physician appointments three days a week, I have just been released from the orthopaedic doctor with no more surgeries necessary! WooHoo! That, in and of itself, is reason to celebrate this fall! (61 comments)
Search Charlotte Neighborhoods - South End - THE ARLINGTON - Market Report 9/20/2010 Located just off of South Boulevard, at the corner of Arlington Avenue and just across from Factory South, The Arlington was developed by The Metropolitan Group, founded in 1990 by Jim Gross, licensed architect. The Arlington, Charlotte's tallest structure in the Dilworth/South End area, offers upscale condos from 1BR to large penthouse suites with prices starting in the $130's to over $1.6M.
The complex features: Breathtaking Views of the entire city Rooftop Terrace - (With some of the best views of Uptown in (7 comments)
Brand Me, Baby! A HUGE Thank You to Fellow AR Members... - 09/19/10 06:41 PM
Brand Me, Baby! A HUGE Thank You to Fellow AR Members... I have been wonderfully busy and have not had a chance to share my newest ActiveRain story with you...So without further ado... Many of us rely heavily upon our company logo for our marketing and I've been one of those agents who have been completely happy with my firm's logo, which really is a classy, attractive one. Over the past three years, I've learned the importance of self-branding and just could not find the time to interview designers to create a logo for me. Recently I read a post by (51 comments)
South Charlotte NC - Hobart Smith Homes - ONLY ONE REMAINS - 09/19/10 01:22 PM
South Charlotte NC - Hobart Smith Homes - ONLY ONE REMAINS! Looking for a full brick home in close proximity to everything Charlotte, including a short 20-minute drive to Uptown Charlotte? South Charlotte, one of the most sought-after, desirable areas in which to reside in Charlotte NC. Shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment abound in the South Charlotte area as well as the close proximity to all that encompasses the Uptown Charlotte area. The area is filled consumers who are performing home upgrades and even builders who are completing new construction/infill projects. One fabulous infill project, located in South Charlotte's prestigious Providence (6 comments)
South Charlotte NC - Hobart Smith Homes - Another Home UNDER CONTRACT! - 09/18/10 02:43 PM
South Charlotte NC - Hobart Smith Homes - Another Home UNDER CONTRACT! Hobart Smith Homes' fabulous infill project, located in South Charlotte's prestigious Providence Plantation area, Hampton Oaks, offers 10 homes in a new community within a prominent existing community. Three homes are built, one was recently sold and one is now UNDER CONTRACT! Seven lots remain on which to build your dream home. And, why not have Charlotte's premier builder, Hobart Smith Homes, build your new home? Their reputation is unmatched and they've recently celebrated 50 years of quality building in the Charlotte area. Hobart Smith Homes boast impressive interiors (11 comments)
Buyer Tips | Home Inspections | What is Covered? - 09/16/10 11:20 AM
Buyer Tips | Home Inspections | What is Covered? The home buying process isn’t complete without a home inspection. Your real estate agent should mention it to you as a very important portion of your real estate transaction. Your lender may even ask about it, especially if you are obtaining an FHA or VA home mortgage. Home inspections ARE important. No matter how much you trust the seller, or even if you're purchasing new construction, there are some things you need to know about your Charlotte home before you purchase it. While you’re not required to attend the inspection, it’s (32 comments)
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market Report - 09/2010 Newsletter - 09/15/10 11:18 PM
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market Report - Most recent complete market stats in newsletter format covering total residential Closings for the month of JULY, total Closed units, pending contract, annual appreciation, average residential Closing price and more are now available. View information on how to obtain a downpayment for an investment property--there's never been a better time to purchase investment property than NOW! If you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter, email me and enter “newsletter subscriber” in the subject line and we’ll get them to you as they are published. ***Click on newsletter to view full-screen - Hit ESC to (9 comments)
SOLD in Foxcroft Charlotte NC - 09/15/10 02:22 PM
SOLD in Foxcroft Charlotte NC The proud new owners of 2027 Sharon Lane in Foxcroft Charlotte NC are loving their new home and the community which surrounds them and their lovely home! Foxcroft, one of the most beautiful communities in Charlotte NC, is truly a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. As it has been for years, Foxcroft is one of Charlotte’s most desirable neighborhoods where homes are surrounded with mature trees and gorgeous landscaping. The Crepe Myrtle trees canopy the driveways and streets through the neighborhood in the summer and the old oaks just seem to envelope you as you drive through the lush, (14 comments)
Things to Do in Charlotte NC - 46th Annual Festival in the Park What are you going to be doing September 23 - 26 in Charlotte NC? Mark your calendar for the festival that Charlotteans look forward to each year (and have since 1964)! The festival where we all congregate in the fall for the art, music, shopping and carnival-style food, is one of Charlotte's favorite events of the year. Charlotte's 46th annual FESTIVAL IN THE PARK is this month--beginning in a short 10 days! Festival in the Park is held at Freedom Park in the Dilworth/Myers Park area off (21 comments)
Search Charlotte Neighborhoods - DILWORTH - Market Report 09/13/2010 - 09/13/10 01:07 AM
Search Charlotte Neighborhoods - DILWORTH - Market Report 09/13/2010 Dilworth, one of the most historical neighborhoods in Charlotte was known the "streetcar suburb," built around Uptown to accommodate trolley commuting. Other 'suburb' areas of Charlotte that were formed along the streetcar lines, extending out from the city, include Elizabeth, Myers Park and Plaza Midwood. Sitting just outside the city limits, the area known as Dilworth became home to a showplace residence built by streetcar owner, Edward Dilworth Latta. His home, built in 1891 was the showplace of turn-of-the-century Charlotte, an expansive mansion surrounded by inviting bungalows and was in what was (9 comments)
Charlotte NC Things to Do :: The Art of Affluence :: Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947 - 2007 Interested in fashion design/haute couture? Well, you won’t want to miss The Art of Affluence - Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947 - 2007 at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte NC.
Selections from the Museum’s holdings of haute couture and luxury garments, complimented by lovely accessories, reflecting the creativity of numerous fashion designers from 1947 to 2007. Armani, Balmain, Balenciaga, Blahnik, Chanel, Dior, Gallanos, Givenchy, Gucci, Laroche, Louboutin, McFadden, Patou, Ralph Rucci, Scassi, Schiaparelli, Ungaro, Valentino, Versace, (1 comments)
REBar Camp RDU - The BEST One EVER! As a member of the planning committee for the REBarCampCLT right here in Charlotte, I am always interested in seeing what others do with their camps to help make ours better each year. This year, REBCRDU pulled out all of the stops for the BEST Bar Camp I've ever attended--including our own! Traditionally, Bar Camps have always followed the format of having attendees pitch topics on which they possess a great deal of knowledge. Then, other attendees 'vote' for the topics that they are most interested. The highest number of 'vote (24 comments)
3 Things to Which Sellers Shouldn’t Say "NO!" - 09/06/10 11:13 PM
3 Things to Which Sellers Simply Shouldn’t Say "NO" The point of having your home for sale in Charlotte NC is to… well, SELL it, right? I mean, it makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Yet, far too often, home sellers tend to think that selling is as easy as hiring an agent, putting a sign in the front yard, and soon, it will be SOLD. (This is the old REALTOR 3-P mantra--Put it in MLS, Place a sign in the yard and Pray it sells!) This attitude, especially in this slower-than-normal real estate market, has left many sellers empty-handed. They say (52 comments)
Uncork It Event In Honor of the 9/11 NYC Firefighters - 09/06/10 05:08 PM
Uncork It - Event to Honor NYC Firefighters - Fundraiser for the Charlotte Firefighters Benevolent Association Sept. 11 Divine Wine Cafe in Ballantyne Charlotte NC (home to Charlotte's REBarCamp's 2010 after-event gathering) has teamed with Brian Paschal for a charity event, "Uncork It" at D'Vine. Over 50 wines available--so, come pour the wine with us! Online sign-up is available (see below). Join Divine Wine and Brian Paschal for an event commemorating the anniversary of a date that is forever etched in the hearts of all Americans.
What: Uncork It at D'Vine Wine Cafe - Charity fundraiser benefiting the Charlotte (16 comments)
This home shows like a model! Beautiful living areas, wood floors, heavy millwork, amazing gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless, plantation shutters, nice sized bedrooms, a theatre room AND a large bonus room. You must see this home to believe it!
4-5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, formal living and dining rooms, great lot with fenced in back yard and storage building in great neighborhood, great schools and for only $325,000! You won't want to miss this lovely home!
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Matthews NC South Windsor | Open House Champagne Brunch 9/9/2010 | 11:30 - 1:00 - 09/05/10 11:42 PM
Matthews NC South Windsor | Open House Champagne Brunch 9/9/2010 | 11:30 - 1:00 Matthews NC: South Windsor Home for Sale - Former Builder's Model - Simply Beautiful! Champagne brunch 9/9/10 - 11:30 - 1:00 You're going to love this lovely, meticulously maintained home from the moment you step out of your car and traverse the winding sidewalk to the front door. Bright home with lots of large windows and plenty of sunshine! As you enter the foyer, the large living room/office/study is on the right flanked by French doors and arched glass transom window above. One wall is filled with (4 comments)
Charlotte NC - Hobart Smith Homes One of the fastest growing cities in the US, Charlotte is an economic and commerce hub that offers its’ diverse residents world class dining, shopping, sports, music and arts for any lifestyle and a fabulous four-season climate. South Charlotte has, over the years, become one of the most sought-after, desirable areas in which to reside in Charlotte NC. Shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment abound in the South Charlotte area as well as the close proximity to all that encompasses the Uptown Charlotte area. The area is filled consumers who are performing home upgrades (5 comments)
DIAGNOSIS: Terminal BLAH "Define terminal BLAH," you say! Okay--accepting that which is 'status quo' without care or concern of ever producing results beyond that of the ordinary. One of my farorite reads, Mastery, brings to mind the tendency that we have to be comfortable with normal, status quo, ordinary...whatever you want to call it, we must rise above this mentality. One of our buyer clients who are moving here from another state, who has had their property listed for quite some time, repeatedly ooh'ed and ahh'ed over the brochures in the homes for potential buyers to take with (40 comments)
Author Bio: Debe Maxwell is a Certified Residential Specialist in the Charlotte Metro region with a focus on the Charlotte luxury home market. My team of agents each have their own specialty areas, a benefit to anyone buying a home in Charlotte NC.
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