charlotte nc: 9 Places To See The Nutcracker Ballet In Charlotte This Holiday Season - 11/28/22 10:24 AM
9 PLACES TO SEE THE NUTCRACKER BALLET IN THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Are You A Nutcracker Ballet Fan?
Is attending a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet a Christmas tradition for your family?
 
Attending a performance of the Nutcrack Ballet was a tradition I grew up with. Seeing the New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine's Nutcracker Ballet each Christmas season is where I first developed my love of the ballet. The tradition of attending a performance of The Nutcracker is still something I look forward to each holiday season.
 
If you're Nutcracker Ballet fan, Charlotte offers numerous venues throughout the Charlotte … (39 comments)

charlotte nc: Should You Sell Your Home During The Holidays Or Wait Till Spring? - 11/28/22 10:17 AM
 
SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS? 
Should you wait for spring to list your home for sale?
Should you take your home off the market during the holidays if you're already listed for sale?
Tomorrow is December 1st... I guess you could say the holiday season is officially on! One question I always get at this time of year is "should we sell our home during the holidays or should we wait for the spring season?" My answer is always an unequivocal YES, you should sell your home during the holidays. The holiday season can be a great time … (30 comments)

charlotte nc: How Much Has Your Greater Charlotte Home's Value Increased In 2022? - 11/28/22 09:47 AM
HOW MUCH HAS YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME'S VALUE INCREASED IN 2022?
 
Throughout much of 2022 the Greater Charlotte Region continued to suffer from a persistent lack of inventory. The lack of inventory was further exacerbated by the region's continued population growth at a pace greater than the national average, baby boomers who continue to live in their homes, and less new construction inventory.
 
Demand for homes outweighing the supply of homes has been the story of the Charlotte region's housing market in 2020, 2021, and into 2022 resulting in price appreciation that is leading many areas of the nation in annual gains. … (9 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte Area's Christmas Town USA Welcomes You: December 1-26 - 11/28/22 04:50 AM

McAdenville, North Carolina, also known as Christmas Town, USA  kicks off its 66th annual Christmas Light Festival, Thursday, December 1st, with the official tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM. From December 1st through December 26th, you can visit Christmas Town, USA where McAdenville's Christmas lights will burn bright each night from 5:30 PM till 10:00 pm.  And don't forget about the Yule Log Parade on December 15th, beginning at 5:30 PM. The Yule Log Parade has been a McAdenville Christmas tradition since 1949.
 
Why is McAdenville, North Carolina called Christmas Town, USA? Since 1956, the town has been transformed in the month of … (32 comments)

charlotte nc: There's Still Time To Sell Your Charlotte Region Home In 2022! - 11/26/22 04:22 AM
 
THERE'S STILL TIME TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE REGION HOME IN 2022
Charlotte Region Homes Are Still Selling Quickly
 
If you've been thinking about selling your home in 2022 THERE'S STILL TIME with 36 more days to go in 2022! Although median days on market have increased since earlier this year, with 50% of listed homes selling in 15 days and the average time on market at 32 days, you can sell your home and still have "days left over" in 2022.
 
Home sale prices are also "holding their own." Average sale prices in November 2022 are approximately $102,000 higher than they were in the … (27 comments)

charlotte nc: Black Friday Promotions At Charlotte's Humane Society: Adopt A Pet - 11/25/22 06:50 AM
PET ADOPTION PROMOTIONS AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE
NOVEMBER 25-28
 
Charlotte's Humane Society is featuring Thanksgiving adoption promotions this Black Friday weekend from November 25th through Cyber Monday November 28th. If you've been thinking about adopting a dog or cat, this weekend will be a great time to do so.
 
 
VIEW ALL ADOPTABLE DOGS AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE
 
VIEW ALL ADOPTABLE CATS AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE
 
Humane Society of Charlotte Adoption Center:
704-377-0534
1348 Parker Drive | Charlotte, NC 28208
 Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
DONATE TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE
 
This update on Charlotte … (20 comments)

charlotte nc: #GivingTuesdayCLT: November 29, 2022: How To Give In Charlotte - 11/25/22 04:02 AM
 
#GIVINGTUESDAYCLT: "THE POWER OF WE"
 
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
... Maya Angelou
 
Tuesday, November 29th is the 10th year of Giving Day, also known as Giving Tuesday. The initial idea behind Giving Day/Giving Tuesday was to inspire personal philanthropy and to encourage charitable giving: be it time or money or goods (or all three) during the holiday season.
 
LOTS OF GIVING HAPPENED IN 2021 IN THE USA
$2.7 billion were raised in the USA #GivingTuesday effort; $5.7 million was raised on-line.
$17.8 million people volunteered on #GivingTuesday, equaling 520 hours of time. 
10.2 million people donated goods equaling … (22 comments)

charlotte nc: Small Business Saturday In Charlotte: November 26. Why Shop Local. - 11/22/22 04:15 AM
IT'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 26TH
 
"In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local."
... robynliechti.com
 
Small Business Saturday is a perfect day to shop and buy local in Charlotte! Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday,  Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at their local neighborhood stores all across the nation.  In 2021, American Express reported that Small Business Saturday reached an all-time high with an estimated $23.3 billion spent in the USA. In the years since 2010, when Small Business Saturday was first introduced by American Express during the Great Recession, American Express reported that approximately $120 billion has been spent … (24 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte Thanksgiving Eve Parade 2022: November 23 - 11/21/22 06:16 AM
CHARLOTTE THANKSGIVING EVE PARADE 2022
 
Charlotte's Thanksgiving Parade turns 76 years old this year. This year, the Thanksgiving Parade will again light up the Charlotte skies on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 23rd. Why not come out and help celebrate a Charlotte tradition since 1947!  
 
The Thanksgiving Eve Parade, sponsored by Novant Health, will begin at 5:30 PM on Tryon Street beginning at 9th Street and ending at Good Samaritan Way. The parade will air live at 6:00 PM on WBTV, as well as on Thanksgiving Day and on Christmas Day.
 
The event is free of charge, but if you want to reserve … (18 comments)

charlotte nc: Thank You To All Of America's Veterans From Charlotte, North Carolina - 11/11/22 03:58 AM
 
THANK YOU TO ALL OF AMERICA'S VETERANS
WE THANK YOU, WE HONOR YOU, WE RESPECT YOU
 
“America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.”
- Claudia Pemberton
 
Today, November 11th, we honor those Americans who took up the call to duty and served our nation. Today, let's send a thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our proud nation.
 
 “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they … (36 comments)

charlotte nc: Can You Lower Your Mortgage Rate? Yes You Can. 8 Ways You Can Do So. - 11/08/22 04:10 AM
CAN YOU LOWER YOUR MORTGAGE RATE?
8 WAYS TO DO IT...
 
If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably seen that interest rates are up... quite a bit, in fact. The cost of a mortgage now is about 55% higher than one year ago. And the volatility in the rates is not likely to change soon. That means getting the best rate possible is more important than ever. Even a slight difference can save you tens of thousands over the life of your loan. 
 
Although mortgages are more expensive it's not time to panic! It’s still possible to secure a good mortgage interest … (34 comments)

charlotte nc: 55th Annual Southern Christmas Show 2022 In Charlotte: November 10-20 - 11/06/22 04:15 AM
SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE:
NOVEMBER 10-20, 2022
 
Charlotte's 55th Annual Southern Christmas Show is back, running from November 10th through November 20th.
 
The Southern Christmas Show is my favorite Christmas event in Charlotte. Although I dislike crowded venues (which the Southern Christmas Show very much is), I've looked forward to the Southern Christmas Show every year since moving to Charlotte 24 years ago.  I know Christmas is literally "just around the corner" once the show arrives in the Queen City. The Southern Christmas Show is the largest such holiday show in the country and one of the most popular.
 
This year's theme for … (30 comments)

charlotte nc: Still Time To Find Your Charlotte Area Home This Year! Find Out How. - 11/04/22 05:04 AM
HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR A NEW CHARLOTTE AREA HOME THIS YEAR?
THERE'S STILL TIME TO FIND A HOME THIS YEAR!
Have you been looking for a new new Charlotte area home this year? There's still time to find a new home and move into it before the holidays and year-end.
 
If you've been frustrated by the real estate market frenzy of the past couple of years, the good news is that homes for sale are more plentiful this Fall, many home sellers have begun to reduce their asking prices, and, as a buyer, you have more negotiating power than you did just a … (22 comments)

charlotte nc: Happy Halloween From Nina Hollander, Coldwell Banker Realty Charlotte - 10/27/22 01:10 PM
 
Happy Halloween from Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina! 
 
We're wishing all our friends, clients, and colleagues an un-boo-lievably fun and spooktacular Halloween. May you receive only treats and no tricks, may all your candy be dandy, and may no black cats cross your path this Halloween.
 
(And we also wish you a very safe Halloween!)
 
 
25 Halloween safety tips for kids, parents, homeowners, pets 
 
"If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween"
... Douglas Coupland
                          … (34 comments)

charlotte nc: Taste Of Charlotte 2022: October 7-9 - 10/04/22 02:08 PM
Taste of Charlotte Festival 2022 Returns This Weekend October 7-9
   
Taste of Charlotte, one of Charlotte's most popular annual food, wine and beer festivals since 1998, returns this Friday, October 7th and runs through Sunday, October 9th The event takes place from 11:00 am till 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 11:00 am till 6:00 pm on Sunday. And don't forget to bring the whole family on Sunday as Sunday is Family Fun Day at the Taste of Charlotte Festival.
 
Taste of Charlotte is a 3-day festival featuring samples from area restaurants along with  live music, interactive children’s activities, performances, Tabanero Hot … (26 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte 2022 Film Festival: September 28-October 30 - 09/26/22 12:37 PM
CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 30, 2022
 
The Charlotte Film Festival was created in 2006 as a way to give established and emerging filmmakers a weekend festival to showcase their works for industry peers and  independent film enthusiasts. Since 2014, The Charlotte Film Festival has been part of the  Charlotte Cinema Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Charlotte Film Festival features innovative independent movies from around the world. 
 
The 2022 Charlotte Film Festival's opening night is Wednesday, September 28th. The opening night movie is Something In The Dirt at 7:30 PM at the Independent Picture House located at 4237 Raleigh Street in Charlotte's … (32 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte Region Home Prices Up, Sales Down: August 2022 - 09/20/22 04:03 AM
Latest news on the Greater Charlotte Region's real estate market in August 2022...
What you need to know...
What it means for you... 
 
August 2022 home sales were decreased year-over-year for an eighth consecutive month. Pending sales were also down year-over-year for an eighth consecutive month.
 
Higher home prices coupled with higher interest rates have impacted affordability and cooled buyer demand. Home buyers are frustrated by higher rates, rising home prices, and economic uncertainty. As a result, home sales and mortgage applications have fallen since last year at the same time. As pending sales are a good indicator or future sales and buyer … (30 comments)

charlotte nc: Yiasou Greek Festival Returns To Charlotte In 2022 - 09/07/22 04:43 AM
YIASOU GREEK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE
SEPTEMBER 9-11 2022
 
Charlotte's Yiasou Greek Festival -- one of the Queen City's favorite annual events -- returns 2022 after a several year hiatus due to the pandemic. Charlotte has been enjoying "all things Greek" for over 40 years at the Yiasou Greek Festival.
 
"We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our art have their roots in Greece."
... Percy Bysshe Shelley
 
Charlotte's Yiasou Greek Festival is one of the Queen City's biggest and most popular cultural festivals. The festival has won many awards and accolades over the years, including, "Best Ethnic Festival," "Reader's Choice Best … (36 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte's 7th Annual 2022 Burger Week: Through August 21st - 08/18/22 11:15 AM
 
CHARLOTTE'S 7TH ANNUAL 2022 BURGER WEEK
4 MORE DAYS TO ENJOY A GREAT BURGER!
 
The Queen City's popular Charlotte Burger Week is now in its seventh year. What could be more quintessentially American in the summer months than a cold Coke or beer, fries, and a great burger? Who doesn't love a good burger? Through August 21, you can try all sorts of unique, specialty burgers (which will be available for just this week) for $6 each at over one dozen restaurants in the Greater Charlotte area.  Get your Charlotte Burger Week "Passport" here.
 
CHECK OUT THE BURGER SPECIALS
 
Cast Your Vote For Charlotte's Best … (18 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte Region Farmers Markets: Enjoy Fresh This Summer And Beyond! - 08/14/22 04:53 AM
 
Charlotte Region Farmers Markets: Still Time To Enjoy Fresh This Summer... And Beyond!
 
The Greater Charlotte region has a wide variety of  Farmers Markets where you can find all sorts of fresh produce, fresh vegetables, fresh meat and poultry, bakery items, health and beauty items, and more. At last count, there were at least 30 active farmers markets open during the summer months and year-round.
 
Check out six long-standing and popular Farmers Markets in the Greater Charlotte area:
 
CHARLOTTE REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET:
 
Location: 1801 Yorkmont Road | Charlotte, NC 28266
Phone: 704-357-1269
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays through Saturdays: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (October through April). … (30 comments)

 
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