charlotte nc: Celebrate Sweetness And Smiles On National Cookie Day! - 12/04/23 05:45 AM
It's National Cookie Day!
Make Your Day A Bit Sweeter With A Cookie!
 
"Cookies!!! Umm num num num num!!!"
... Cookie Monster
 
Hope your day has gotten off to a sweet start... and to help make it sweeter, here's a reminder that today is National Cookie Day! It's a great excuse to go out and sweeten your day by enjoying a  cookie or two (or three).
 
National Cookie Day is dedicated to those bite-sized morsels of pure joy that bring warmth to our hearts and smiles to our faces. Whether you're a fan of the classic chocolate chip, a sugar fiend, or a peanut butter devotee, … (38 comments)

charlotte nc: Got Pumpkins? What To Do With Your Left-Over Pumpkins - 11/16/23 05:38 AM
GOT PUMPKINS YOU WANT TO DISPOSE OF?
 
Many of us have pumpkins we've been using for fall decorations around our homes that we are ready to dispose of. BUT, did you know that if you throw your left-over pumpkins into the trash when they end up in landfills and decompose they turn into methane, which is a harmful greenhouse gas?
 
“The pumpkin lies yellow, beneath the cold skies, it’s luscious and mellow, and ready for pies.” 
... Walt Mason, The Pumpkin
 
So if you have left-over pumpkins you want to dispose of, do it responsibly. Here are some ideas on how to do it:
 
Cook or … (40 comments)

charlotte nc: America Recycles Day®: November 15. Recycle It Right In Charlotte! - 11/14/23 09:44 AM
 
ON AMERICA RECYCLES DAY®...
MAKE SURE YOU RECYCLE IT RIGHT ON NOVEMBER 15TH & EVERY DAY!
America Recycles Day® (ARD) is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States to keep America beautiful.
 
According to ARD, in the past year, their affiliates and volunteers have helped recycle over 16.5 million pounds of recyclable materials. Here's how much of it breaks down:
2,335,135+ pounds of mixed paper 1,492,898+ pounds of electronics 535,918+ pounds of beverage containers 157,958+ pounds of clothing/textiles 1,899,869+ pounds of single-stream recycling 6,056,816+ pounds of other recycled materials  
RECYCLE RIGHT IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY
Did you know that … (28 comments)

charlotte nc: "Falling Back" Safely With This Baker's Dozen Of Fall Home Safety Tips - 11/05/23 05:25 AM
13 HOME SAFETY TIPS TO "FALL BACK" SAFELY
 
"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."
... Sam Levenson
 
Hopefully everyone remembered to fall back last night and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep. Now that you've caught up on sleep, why not enhance the safety of your home by following this baker's dozen of home safety tips. It shouldn't take more than an hour or two and you'll be plenty rested!

Change the batteries in all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Change the bulbs on ceiling fixtures (as long as you're on the ladder anyway).
Clean your smoke detectors.
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charlotte nc: Charlotte Region Real Estate Report: August 2023. What To Know Now. - 09/23/23 04:51 AM
CHARLOTTE REGION REAL ESTATE REPORT: AUGUST 2023
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU...
 
Inventory Down | New Listings Down | Sales Down | Prices Up
 
August 2023 home sales declined in the 16-County Charlotte Region year-over-year, as did pending sales. Sales are happening, but not at the volumes experienced in 2021 and the first half of 2022.  By the same token, closings increased month-over-month from July and contract activity remained steady. Although home buyers remain frustrated by fluctuating rates, lack of new inventory, rising home prices, and economic uncertainty it does appear that buyers are adjusting to the higher interest … (18 comments)

charlotte nc: It's All About Cats: Cat Veterinary Specialists In Charlotte Region - 09/07/23 06:46 AM
IT'S ALL ABOUT CATS!
VETERINARIANS SPECIALIZING IN CAT CARE IN CHARLOTTE REGION
 
If you're a cat parent you already know how important it is to have good health care for your kitty. And just as with humans, often we need a specialist to ensure top health care for our fur babies. One way to select veterinary care for your cat(s) is to choose a veterinary practice rated by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a cat friendly practice. The goal of this organization is to elevate care for cats by reducing stress for the cat, their caregiver, and the veterinary team.
 
Here's a … (20 comments)

charlotte nc: Enjoy The Last Days Of Summer! - 09/01/23 05:09 AM
 
SEPTEMBER HAS ARRIVED... SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER... ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER!
 
“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever."
... Unknown
 
Are you wondering like I am where the summer has gone? It feels as if summer simply flew by this year. Someone (unknown) said “summer should get a speeding ticket.” I totally agree with this sentiment!
 
Even in Charlotte, where we will still be seeing summer-like weather for some weeks to come, you can already see the early signs of autumn with brown leaves dropping off the trees. Plenty of those leaves on my  front lawn and … (25 comments)

charlotte nc: Back To School Time In Charlotte: Drive Carefully, Keep Our Kids Safe - 08/21/23 04:42 AM
 
Schools Are Back In Session In Charlotte, North Carolina On Monday, August 28thDrive Safely In School Zones. Don't Speed In School ZonesBIG Insurance Penalties In North Carolina For Ignoring School Zone Traffic Laws 
Schools in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area are back in session on Monday, August 28th. (Some of our neighboring counties are back in session this week.)
 
Keeping  children safe is a good reason, on its own, to drive safely and responsibly. But were you aware of the huge penalties in Charlotte and North Carolina if you don't obey traffic laws in schools zones, such as driving over the speed limit or … (30 comments)

charlotte nc: Red, White & Boom In Charlotte Area! 24 Places To Celebrate July 4th! - 06/27/23 01:35 PM
 
24 Places To Celebrate Independence Day In Charlotte, NC This July 4th 
Independence Day 2023 is just days away. Wondering where you can enjoy some fireworks? Here's a list of 24 venues both in the city of Charlotte and all around the Charlotte metro area.
 
WBT Skyshow: on Tuesday, July 4th in Uptown Charlotte next to the Truist Field. This is the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. The fireworks show will take place after the Team USA Baseball game on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 at Truist Field. Order your tickets for the WBT Skyshow here. And you'll also be able to … (22 comments)

charlotte nc: It's Red, White & Boom Time. Keep Your Pets Safe On July 4th. - 06/27/23 07:12 AM
DID YOU KNOW?
MORE PETS ARE LOST ON JULY 4TH THAN ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR!
Here's How To Keep Your Pets Safe During July 4th Fireworks
 
We humans might love the Red, White & Boom of Independence Day  fireworks. But your pets ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LOVE FIREWORKS! Dogs and cats are frightened by fireworks, explosions and loud noises. Their first instinct is to run away to safety. Sadly, many of the dogs and cats that escape then can't seem to find their way home and are lost forever. Did you know that July 5th is the day when most pets are reported … (22 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte Ranked In Top 10 As A Best Place For Young Professionals - 06/26/23 10:00 AM
CHARLOTTE RANKED #9 AS A BEST PLACE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO LIVE BY U. S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
 
The 2023/24 annual U. S. News & World Report analysis of the top 25 metro areas for young professionals has just ranked the Queen City #9. The analysis surveyed 150 of the most populous metro areas in the USA. Primary criteria included: job market, affordability, desirability. These factors were weighted as follows:  job market accounting for 55% of the overall score; desirability of life style accounted for 30% of the overall score; affordability was weighted at 15% of the overall score.
 
Charlotte has become … (23 comments)

charlotte nc: Will Summer 2023 Be A Good Time To Sell Your Home? Definitely! - 06/25/23 01:41 PM
 
Home Inventory Is Still Very Low... Summer 2023 Will Be A Great Time To Sell Your Charlotte Region Home.
If You've Been Thinking About Selling Your Home This Summer... 
Nina Hollander With Coldwell Banker Realty Can Help!
 
Just how low is Charlotte region's housing inventory? While Charlotte Region's inventory began increasing in March 2022, it peaked in October and has been on a downward trajectory since then. The same can be said for the months supply of inventory, which reached its lowest level in February 2022 at one month supply of inventory, then peaked at 2.5 months supply of inventory in November 2022. Since … (22 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte Region Housing Market Report May 2023. What To Know Now. - 06/25/23 05:05 AM
CHARLOTTE REGION MAY 2023 REAL ESTATE REPORT
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU...
 
May 2023 home sales declined in the 16-County Charlotte Region year-over-year for a 17th consecutive month. Pending sales were also down year-over-year for a 17th consecutive month. Sales are happening, but definitely not at the volumes we experienced in 2021 and in the first half of 2022. 
 
Higher home prices resulting from a tight supply of inventory coupled with fluctuating interest rates have impacted affordability and frustrated buyers. The market in 2021 was clearly an anomaly and we can now see that year-over-year sales declines from 2022 appear … (16 comments)

charlotte nc: Under Contract In South Charlotte: Buyers Find Their Dream Home - 06/18/23 10:11 AM
 
 UNDER CONTRACT IN SOUTH CHARLOTTE'S PROVIDENCE HEIGHTS COMMUNITY:
9010 MORGAN DOWNS COURT
 
 
My clients and I had spent several months looking for just the right home in  south Charlotte's Providence corridor and Ballantyne without much success in finding one. We just kept believing that the right home had their names on the front door and that we'd find it soon. When 9010 Morgan Downs Court first came on the market and went under contract immediately, we never even had an opportunity to see it. As luck would have it, the first contract fell apart and when the home was relisted for sale, … (34 comments)

charlotte nc: Homes For Sale In Charlotte Area With Community Pools - 06/17/23 08:34 AM
 
HOMES WITH COMMUNITY POOLS IN THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA
 
Community pools all over Greater Charlotte are open for the Summer 2023 season. And just in time... school is out and the weather forecast is for temperatures in the 80's. The Greater Charlotte region offers many neighborhoods with community pools in all price ranges. If you want to buy a home in a neighborhood/subdivision with a community pool, you have lots of choices. Just click on the links below to see what's on the market now.
 
MECKLENBBURG COUNTY, NC HOMES WITH COMMUNITY POOLS
(Includes homes in Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Davidson)
 
UNION COUNTY … (22 comments)

charlotte nc: Taste of Charlotte Festival: June 9-11, 2023 - 06/02/23 02:19 PM
Taste of Charlotte Festival 2023 Returns June 9-11
EAT... MEET... DRINK... PLAY...
   
Taste of Charlotte, has been one of Charlotte's most popular annual food, wine and beer festivals since 1998. It returns this  coming Friday, June 9th and runs through Sunday, June 11th. 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 … (24 comments)

charlotte nc: Eat Black Charlotte Week 2023: 3rd Annual Eat BLC Festival June 2-11 - 06/02/23 01:29 PM
EAT BLK CHARLOTTE RESTAURANT WEEK
JUNE 2 - 11, 2023
 
Eat BLK Charlotte Week is the Queen City's food and culture festival celebrating and showcasing Black-owned food businesses in the Charlotte region. Come out and discover Greater Charlotte area's Black-owned restaurants during Charlotte's Eat Black CLT Restaurant Week. The 3rd annual restaurant week runs through Sunday June 11th. Take advantage of prix-fixe menus at Black-owned restaurants throughout the Charlotte region. For a complete list of participating restaurants and their menus, click here.
 
On Saturday, June 10th enjoy food trucks and music at the 3rd Annual Eat Black Charlotte Food & Culture Festival from 2:00 … (14 comments)

charlotte nc: It's Sweet Living In Charlotte On National Donut Day! - 06/01/23 01:32 PM
 
IF IT'S THE FIRST FRIDAY IN JUNE, IT'S NATIONAL DONUT DAY!
TODAY'S THE DAY TO INDULGE IN AMERICA'S FAVORITE TREAT WITHOUT GUILT!
 
Charlotte loves its donuts... so much so that Charlotte actually has an annual Donut Festival! if you live in the Charlotte metro area you don't need to go too far out of your way to find a donut to indulge in.
 
Here are nine of Charlotte area's most popular places to get a terrific doughnut (or two, or three) today and any day for that matter!
 
MJ Donuts: known for their double chocolate cake donut. 325 S Polk Street in Pineville
    … (28 comments)

charlotte nc: Charlotte, NC Ranked Top 10 As A Best Place To Live 2023/2024 - 05/17/23 12:58 PM
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA RANKED #8 AS A BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN AMERICA
 
US News & World Report has named Charlotte a best place to live for 2023/2024, ranking the Queen City #8 out of 150 metropolitan centers. The report evaluated 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on how they met Americans' living expectations. Grading factors included value, job market, desirability and quality of life.
 
And those of us who make Charlotte our home couldn't agree more! The Southern Living article barely scratched the surface about everything that's happening in Charlotte. And it's the Charlotte lifestyle that also had Zillow including the Queen … (18 comments)

charlotte nc: Bubbly Paws, Self-Service Dog Grooming Salon, Comes To Charlotte! - 03/30/23 05:04 AM
CHARLOTTE IS NOW HOME TO BUBBLY PAWS!
CHARLOTTE'S FIRST SELF-SERVICE DOG SALON.
 
Most of us have heard of and/or experienced self-service car washes, self-service laundromats, self-service "kiosks" for food, stamps, tickets, self-service scanners at grocery stores, self-service bank ATMs. But have you heard that Charlotte now has a self-service dog wash?
 
Bubbly Paws  opened in March in Charlotte's South End neighborhood at 191 New Bern Street. Bubbly Paws  has four washing stations and a drying room. They will supply you with everything you need for a dog wash, from shampoo to aprons to towels to brushes and more. And you don't need a reservation … (35 comments)

 
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