nc: Where Is the Sunshine in Charlotte, NC ??? - 04/16/15 04:18 AM
 
Where is the Sunshine in Charlotte, NC ???
 
I had the pleasure of enjoying the beautiful sunny day on Saturday and removed everything from the screened porch, swept and washed down everything to get rid of the green pollen and put everything back.
 
This is how the screened porch looked on Sunday morning with the sun brightly shining.  What a great day to enjoy.
 
 
Since that day it has been rain ... rain and more rain.
 
I am ready for the sun to shine so I can enjoy the porch.
 
Judith Parker, CRS, GRI
ProStead Realty
judithparker10@gmail.com
704-241-8830
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nc: Serendipity Sunday ... Spring Fever is In the Air!!! - 01/18/15 05:59 AM

 
It was so beautiful here in the Carolinas today that I had to get out into my flower gardens and spend some quality time.  I think spring fever is in the air.  It was a sunny 58 degrees.
 
My focus today was to deadhead all of the dead frozen tops from all of the peonies in the peony garden.  The biggest surprise was seeing the new growth beginning to show in the soil.  I hope the peonies do not come up so soon that they get frozen back for we are still in winter.
 
Today was definitely a serendipity … (17 comments)

nc: Welcome to Charlotte, NC (1/8/2015) ... It is COLD!! - 01/08/15 01:10 AM

 
I was just outside at 12 noon and it was a heat wave of 19 degrees.  Wow .. can you say chilly today.
 
This morning from 6am until about 8 am it was a very cold 12 degrees.
 
It looks so much warmer for it is sunny but do not let that sunshine deceive you.  It is cold.
 
I have had several contractors here today and they all have on beanie hats and are bundled up.  They definitely need to be to deal with this cold spell.
 
It may be cold but am so thankful … (13 comments)

nc: So Thankful for Local Businesses .. Balgard Locksmith .. Charlotte, NC - 01/08/15 12:47 AM

 
This week has been a week of getting little things that need fixed corrected around the house.
 
I have had keys made for one of our doors on several occasions at Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot and none of them work when I would get home to use them.
 
I thought ... enough is enough.  I have made how many trips, purchased keys that would not work and just frustrated with the whole process.
 
This week I decided to call in a professional that deals with locks.  I contacted Peter at Balgard Locksmith.
 
He was … (5 comments)

nc: So Happy to See The Sunshine in Charlotte, NC - 01/04/15 11:30 PM
 

 
It is 44 degrees here in Charlotte, NC right now and is to be a high of 50 degrees today and sunny.
 
This morning when I went outside the sky was pink and I was concerned that we may have another dark, cold and rainy day.  That is what we had all week-end.  It poured off and on and was so foggy.
 
I am so grateful to see the sun and am enjoying this sunny day.
 
Enjoy your day!
 
Judith Parker, CRS, GRI
ProStead Realty
www.charlottepremierhomesforsale.com
judithparker10@gmail.com
704-241-8830
 
 
 
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nc: The Place to be Tonight ... Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC - 01/03/15 07:14 AM

 
Tonight there is a playoff game between the
Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals here in Charlotte, NC at the Bank of America Stadium.
 
Right now it is half time and the score is 14 to 13 in favor of the Arizona Cardinals.
 
 
The Carolina Panthers ended the season 7 and 8 in the NFC and won their game of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome.
 
 
The Arizona Cardinals ended the season with a 11 and 5 record and lost their last regular season to the San Francisco 49ers at … (5 comments)

nc: Looking Forward to A Wonderful Dinner at Cafe Monte in Charlotte, NC - 12/29/14 08:33 AM
 

                        Beignets ...  picture from their website.

                                    Picture from the website of Cafe Monte
 
I am meeting great friends for dinner this week to celebrate our 2014 and offer well wishes for 2015.
 
I have never been to this restaurant and have driven by it for years.  The restaurant is a French restaurant named
Cafe Monte and it is in SouthPark close to Phillips Place.
 
It continually receives rave reviews and recently a friend went there for lunch and had the chicken/mushroom crepe and it looked delicious.
 
They also serve beignets and … (16 comments)

nc: Meet Santa at Holiday in The Garden .. Daniel Stowe .. Belmont, NC - 12/16/14 08:05 AM

 
Meet Santa at Holiday in The Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden every evening at 6pm.  This garden is located in Belmont, NC.
 
The entire family will enjoy a visit to the garden.  There is a beautiful lighting display to add magic to the season and a wonderful fire pit to keep the family warm on a cool evening. 
 
There are the many original displays plus new ones such as Lost Hollow for the family to explore.  One of a kind train displays is a family favorite.
 
Start a new family tradition and include a … (10 comments)

nc: A Special Caring Santa for Special Needs Children at SouthPark Mall - 12/12/14 10:27 AM

 
This Sunday, December 14, 2014 is A Caring Santa at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC from 8:30 am to 10 am.
 
It is an extra special time to meet and greet many children who may need some extra care and understanding.  The magic of Christmas will be shared and enjoyed.
 
The event is described as ...
"Caring Santa Event provides a subdued environment for children with special needs and their families to visit with Santa. Extra care will be taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so that they can enjoy this … (11 comments)

nc: Staying Warm or Cool Year Around With ComfortMax in Charlotte, NC - 12/04/14 09:09 AM

Having a service contract for our HVAC system ... priceless.
 
Several years ago we were having trouble with one of our systems during the summer months.  We had a home warranty so I called and they sent this company... ComfortMax out to look at and resolve the issue.
 
They were so responsive, caring and knowledgable that we purchased their twice a year service contract. 
 
Today was our winter service visit and all went well. 
 
Michael and Tom are so respectful when in your home and double check everything.  They never try to push or sell anything if … (0 comments)

nc: Going to The Dogs in Huntersville, NC - 11/07/14 12:52 AM

 
Looking for something fun and entertaining that will get you out and about in the fresh air this week-end?  Here is the perfect event and it looks like a great time.
 
This will be held at the beautiful farm .. Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC.
 
There will be the following on hand for all to enjoy...
 
"Also on hand will be North Carolina beer and wine, heritage breed livestock, hay rides, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, shopping, open trails, antique tractors, living history demonstrations in the 1760’s cabin, pumpkin chunkin’, corn launchin’, kid’s activities, and … (4 comments)

nc: A Frosty Morning in Charlotte, NC!! - 11/02/14 10:29 PM

 
This morning we awakened to a very frosty morning in Charlotte, NC.  The low was 26 degrees and the ground was covered with white but thankfully it was frost and not snow.
 
I took our dogs out and they were quick to return to the warmth of our home.
 
This is the perfect morning to enjoy a great cup of coffee and work from the comfort of my home office.  I am so grateful.
 
Have a great day and enjoy. 
 
Judith Parker, CRS, GRI
ProStead Realty
www.charlottepremierhomesforsale.com
judithparker10@gmail.com
704-241-8830
 
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nc: Enjoy Some Jazz at The Wine Cellar in Cornelius, NC - 08/22/14 09:46 AM
 

 
Enjoy Some Jazz at The Wine Cellar in Cornelius, NC tomorrow 8/23/2014 starting at 7pm.
19712 One Norman Blvd Suite 110, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031  
 
 
If you are in the Charlotte area and desire to enjoy an evening of jazz, good food and wine ... then drive up to Lake Norman and hear the LouderStreet Jazz Duo.
 
The LouderStreet Jazz Duo is performing and their focus in this venue is ...
" to provide high quality music at a volume that enhances the ambiance of the venue, and allows people to have conversations while they … (13 comments)

nc: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Presents 100 Zimsculpt Sculptures - 08/16/14 11:50 AM

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Presents 100 Zimsculpt Sculptures
 
I have not been to the gardens to see this display but plan on visiting soon before the display ends.
 
I did a little research to see what Zimsculpt is and found this great website describing it as well as showing many of the sculptures that are on display.
Please visit ... Zimsculpt
I am definitely excited to visit the gardens and walk about and discover and enjoy the 100 sculptures.
 
I found this information about Shona works which is similar to the Zimsculpt and this is what they … (11 comments)

nc: Fun Day Saturday .. Cruisin For The Boxers .. Mooresville, NC - 08/15/14 11:53 AM

Fun Day Saturday .. Cruisin For The Boxers .. Mooresville, NC
 
Three of my current boxers .. Guthrie, Corina and Archie were all adopted through Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue.  This organization does an incredible job in pulling so many boxers from desperate situations and many times these dogs are on death row in high kill shelters.  Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue pulls them, gets them to a vet and treats these boxers for all kinds of issues and fosters them until the perfect home is found. 
 
Tomorrow is the perfect day and way to give back to this … (9 comments)

nc: One Is Never Alone When You Share Your Home With Fur Friends! - 04/06/14 06:49 AM

One Is Never Alone When You Share Your Home With Fur Friends!
The other day I was asked by clients if I feel lonely or alone when outside working in my flower gardens.  I had to laugh for I never feel alone or lonely for I have the company of one if not four fur friends.  In fact this was the face I saw as I was busy setting geraniums in the garden.  I looked up and there was our sweet girl Corina.  She stayed at the edge of the garden, just like the picture for the entire time I … (49 comments)

nc: Spring Has Sprung in Charlotte, NC - 04/06/14 06:34 AM

Spring Has Sprung in Charlotte, NC
The past few days our back yard has been absolutely beautiful.  The Cleveland pear tree just finished blooming and the Yoshina cherry tree has been in full bloom this entire week.  The Redbud trees are now popping with blooms as well as several plum trees.
When we moved here in the fall of 2008 there was not a tree in the back yard.  I continuously looked and purchased and carried in over 19 trees and planted them myself. 
It is amazing how a yard changes over a 5 to 6 year period.  I am … (14 comments)

nc: Holiday Schedule / Calendar for Union County Public Schools in NC - 11/14/13 09:58 AM
Holiday Schedule / Calendar for Union County Public Schools in NC
 
I have been working with a lot of families relocating to Charlotte, NC  and surrounding areas.
 
One of the many questions was focused on schools.  Today I was working with a family and they were asking specific questions about the Union County Public Schools and their holiday schedule / calendar for 2013 and 2014.
                                            
I always find it best to share a link and allow them to do their own research for the questions that they have concerning the schools.
 
Here is a great link for answers … (8 comments)

nc: Surprise ... Surprise ... First Snow of The Season in Charlotte, NC - 11/12/13 08:45 AM
Surprise ... Surprise ... First Snow of The Season in Charlotte, NC
 
I just came in from outside with our dogs and we received a big surprise.  It is snowing and the wind is really blowing.  It looks like winter to me.

The other day I went to Lowe's and purchased a snow shovel and three bags of sand.  Everyone was laughing and making fun of me.  I may be thankful that I have that shovel and some sand.
Seeing this snow this evening really puts me in the Christmas spirit. 
Surprise ... Surprise ... First Snow of … (14 comments)

nc: Knock Me Out / The Smell of Curry in Charlotte, NC Tips for Sellers - 11/09/13 11:15 AM
Knock Me Out / The Smell of Curry in Charlotte, NC  Tips for Sellers
 
Today I was busy working with buyers and as I unlocked a house and we stepped inside we were almost knocked out by the smell of curry.  No matter what room we entered the odor was there.  It was definitely over-whelming and we finally had to leave. 
 
The odor definitely helped to eliminate any interest by these buyers for this house.
 
After I got home I had to look up ways to rid a house of the odor from curry.
 

 
Here is … (14 comments)

 
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