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2008 

Cureton is the newest walkable neighborhood in Waxhaw, NC, once an historic railroad town in a rural setting of horse farms and rolling farmland.  Located on 380 acres at the intersection of Providence and Cuthbertson Roads just north of downtown Waxhaw, Cureton is designed to be a mixed use deve...
12/28/2008
A radon inspection is one of the elements of a complete home inspection and should be considered when you buy a Matthew NC home.  The NC Offer to Purchase and Contract form even has standard language providing for a radon inspection and creating a process for requesting mitigation if elevated lev...
12/26/2008
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School system, which serves Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill and all of Mecklenburg County, just added another tool that enables parents to get detailed information about each school in the district.  This tool is called the School Progress Report 2007-2008.  The Sc...
12/26/2008
Where is the best Christmas lights display in Charlotte NC? Spend an evening at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden during the Christmas season and you will agree that you have found the best place to enjoy seasonal lights.   Not only can you walk the pathways of the garden with different areas highlig...
12/17/2008
The December 15-22, 2008 issue of U.S. News and World Report just identified Monroe High School in Union County NC as one of the top high schools in the United States.  This is the second year that Monroe High School has made the list. Just how good are the Union County NC public schools?  The Un...
12/16/2008
You have scheduled the home inspection for your new Matthews home.  Did you know that you can go on a virtual home inspection to learn more about what the home inspector will look for? The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has a great web site that includes a virtual home inspection.  Ta...
12/11/2008
You are buying a home in Matthews NC.  Negotiations with the seller are complete and the home is under contract.  You are about to begin the next phase of the home buying process:  having the home inspected and negotiating repairs.  Unfortunately, for many buyers the home inspection process is mo...
12/11/2008
Why is Lawson's community clubhouse and amenity center reminiscent of a historic mill? The answer to this question is found in the history of the land where this Waxhaw NC neighborhood is under construction.  In fact, the developers named the community after John Lawson, an English naturalist who...
12/03/2008
You plan to buy a Matthews NC home.  You found several properties that meet your needs.  You walked the lots.  You know the basic characteristics that you could identify by walking around the lot.  Now you want to answer some questions about each property that are not evident from a visit to the ...
12/01/2008
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Information about real estate, schools, and living in the southern part of the Charlotte NC region, including Union County NC, Matthews NC, Mint Hill NC, Indian Trail NC, Weddington NC, Marvin NC, Stalllings NC, Monroe NC, Lake Park NC, Fort Mill SC, Indian Land SC, Tega Cay