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4584 Kellybrook Drive Concord NC 28025 - 08/30/07 03:40 PM
Great former model home by CP Morgan Homes, available NOW in popular Brandon Ridge! This great home for sale in Concord NC has been nicely upgraded by the current owners. The home is on a level lot, has been lovingly painted fresh colors inside, has three spacious bedrooms upstairs, and is a great value for the money. Brandon Ridge is conveniently located just minutes north of Charlotte NC and is in Cabarrus County (you know, home of lower property taxes and very successful public schools!). For more information on this great house or to schedule a private showing, please visit our (4 comments)
ALERT: Mandatory Water Restrictions in Harrisburg NC 08.27.2007 - 08/27/07 02:28 PM
Hot off the presses....we now have mandatory water restrictions in Harrisburg NC as a response to the current drought situation. Yes, we had a thunderstorm last night (first rain in what, 6 weeks?), but it wasn't enough. And too many people aren't conscious of their water usage. So here we go: *Watering and irrigation of lawns, ornamental plants, and gardens shall occur only between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM on Wednesday and Saturday. Businesses whose stock in trade is live plants, including nurseries and retail garden centers are exempt from this provision.*Planting of new ornamental plants or seeding of lawns shall be (11 comments)
10229 Rockwood Road Charlotte NC 28215 - 08/27/07 09:15 AM
Attention all homebuyers who are sick and tired of neighborhood associations but want to have neighbors! This great home for sale in Victoria Park in Cabarrus County (yes, it's a Charlotte NC address but the house is located in Cabarrus County right at the line) is Pottery Barn perfect and available for immediate occupancy! Victoria Park is a lovely, established neighborhood with no association dues. You'll only be paying Cabarrus County taxes here, making the house an even better value. Better still, you're in one of the most desirable public school districts in the Charlotte NC area! Current school assignments are for Harrisburg (6 comments)
263 Royalton Road Mooresville NC 28115 - 08/27/07 08:59 AM
Are you seeking an immaculate ranch home, clean as a whistle, only minutes from Lake Norman, Mooresville NC, Kannapolis NC, and the new North Carolina Research Campus? Look no further! This fabulous ranch home is in perfect neutral condition (no smokers or pets have lived here). Vaulted ceilings create a spacious great room, bright and open. Lovely gas fireplace in the corner for those cold (or romantic!) evenings. The kitchen has a bright white feel, upgraded appliances, and a pantry. The kitchen leads out to the finished, oversized garage (complete with pedestrian door). Three spacious bedrooms complete the home, each with large (3 comments)
Hey Harrisburg NC Homeowners-Save Some Money! - 08/17/07 09:10 AM
Here's an easy way to save a little money today, if you live in Harrisburg NC or in the Harrisburg NC fire districts! Our fire equipment has been upgraded, and as such, we're eligible for a reduction in our homeowner's insurance rates. Just call your insurance agent (if you don't like the one you have, I highly recommend Lou Lagana with State Farm in Harrisburg, he's wonderful). And of course, if you need any information regarding real estate in and around Harrisburg NC, you know who to call. We're always glad to help.
Harrisburg NC Update-Big Box Doesn't Always Win! - 08/16/07 08:36 AM
Hot off the presses in Harrisburg NC, where we've been struggling with the issues that surround smart growth! Our town turned down a zoning request from Lowe's Home Improvement in the fall, and the town was promptly sued by Lowe's. Lovely, right? Last night, the town received word from the judge that the town's decision to deny rezoning was upheld. If we don't want Lowe's there, we don't have to have Lowe's there. Of course as most of you know, my biggest goal for the town is to keep out Wal-Mart and its ilk. This kind of decision should give heart to the folks (7 comments)
Now tell the truth, every single person reading this was told by a mama at some point that: "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." Yes? It's true. And it seems that in the rush of hard work to do the very best job possible for our buyer or seller clients, we sometimes forget this fact. And forgetting this basic fact can HARM your clients far more than you realize. (hey-buyers and sellers-listen up, I'm talking to you as much as your agent out there) I would be remiss in my writing if I did not share the fax cover that accompanied an (43 comments)
5611 Underwood Ave Harrisburg NC 28075 - 08/13/07 04:14 PM
Want to be just minutes from downtown Charlotte NC? But you say you want a great public school system and low property taxes? This might be just the place for you. This home for sale in Harrisburg NC is in the Coventry neighborhood, just over the county line. This Lillian Floyd built home is situated on a large 0.33 acre lot that is professionally landscaped and includes a storage shed and custom patio areas for outdoor living (complete with surround sound!). The home features hardwood flooring on the entire main level. Formal living and dining spaces allow you to entertain gracefully-and a (2 comments)
10961 Shelley Renee Cornelius NC 28031 - 08/13/07 04:06 PM
WOW house for sale in desirable Cornelius NC! Great home with excellent space for the money. Heritage Green is conveniently located between Cornelius NC and Huntersville NC, minutes from the Lowe's Home Improvement headquarters in Mooresville NC and I-77. This home feature fresh interior paint in the warm neutral Pottery Barn colors. Hardwood floors on most of the main level make for an inviting feel to the home. The kitchen is huge-and features upgraded 42" cabinetry and tons of counter space. Three spacious bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has an oversized walk-in closet, and the master bath features a separate garden tub (1 comments)
3637 Stonefield Street Ivydale Concord NC 28027 - 08/13/07 03:59 PM
Immaculate, move-in condition ranch home for sale in Concord NC. Freshly painted interior features Pottery Barn perfect colors! Vaulted ceilings make for a bright and open floorplan. The large kitchen has an eat-in breakfast area and is open to the dining room. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet, and the master bath has dual vanities plus a garden tub with ceramic tile surround. The secondary bedrooms are quite spacious and the hall bath also feature ceramic tile. The lot is 0.24 acres, quite level and with established landscaping. There's even a storage shed for all of your gardening equipment! Ivydale is (1 comments)
When The VA Refuses To Help Itself - 08/08/07 02:35 PM
I just fired a listing here in lovely (and HOT) Charlotte NC. The seller is a veteran. He purchased this townhome several years ago, his first purchase. He utilized the VA loan program. As time went by, he changed jobs and changed areas and this townhome turned into an investment property. Well, as sometimes happens, the neighborhood went into decline. Pool and tennis courts shuttered and overgrown with weeds. Sold properties in the neighborhood mostly a pile of foreclosures in pretty wretched condition. A couple of nice comps that had been upfitted and renovated-but not enough of them to offset the general direction (12 comments)
10555 English Setter Way Charlotte NC 28269 - 08/08/07 02:21 PM
This great townhome for sale in Charlotte NC is a great investment! Convenient location in Hunter Downs neighborhood, minutes from I-85 or I-77 and Concord Mills. Built by Portrait Homes, the largest townhome builder in Charlotte NC, this great end unit features excellent space for the money. End unit location with a master suite on the main level. Two spacious bedrooms upstairs makes for a very flexible plan! For more information on this property, or to schedule a private showing, please visit our website or call us direct at 866.440.7136. We're glad to help! (4 comments)
My Dad, My Business Partner, My Friend - 08/06/07 03:01 PM
This is me with my dad, Darrell Thomas. This photo was taken in October 2006 at the annual Mallard Creek Barbecue (more info to follow on this year's event on October 25!!). If you've been reading my blog for long, you already know that my dad is my business partner. We opened our RE/MAX franchise in December 2003 and are fortunate to have a relationship that allows us to work together and still remain close. My dad is so highly respected in the community, it's really an honor to be associated with him. On Tuesday morning of last week, he had a heart attack. (16 comments)
Please Be Smart About Your Water Usage! - 08/06/07 01:51 PM
It's hot here in Charlotte NC, hotter than usual (over 100 degrees today and HUMID!). And it's dry-we haven't had nearly enough rain lately. So the local governments (that is, Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, and Landis in Cabarrus County) are asking folks to voluntarily get smart with their water usage. It's not required yet-if we would all pitch in and behave, mandatory restrictions wouldn't be necessary. And we're not talking about things that are difficult to do! Here are some of the suggestions for cutting back: Water your lawn, if you must, between 9p and 7a. (*If you didn't already know, watering during the day just evaporates (5 comments)
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