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Homes sales reach 8-year high

  65 percent of markets achieve volume peaks Takeaways: 65 percent of markets analyzed achieved eight-year, first-half highs in terms of sales volume. Ten major metros reached eight-year sales volume highs. All-cash sales are still up in a number of markets, despite an overall decline in cash deals nationally. A total of more than 1.3 [ Read More…]

Upcoming changes and the TRID Integrated Disclosure

Going into effect October 3, 2015  here are a few changes to note: The Loan Estimate (LE) replaces the GFE and the Initial TIL The Closing Disclosure (CD) replaces the HUD 1 and the Final TIL The LE and the CD will have a Total Interest Percentage(TIP) instead of the Finance Charge which is on now [ Read More…]

10 reasons why for-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) fail

  Homeowners trying to sell their homes on their own — for-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) — are driven by several reasons. Although most of them want to save money that they would have otherwise spent on real estate commissions, a few others take the FSBO route because they feel they don’t need a professional to sell their home. Whatever [ Read More…]

Charlotte’s Exclusive Venues to Plan Your Next Gala

Charlotte is one of the most caring cities in the country. Every year, the charity galas in Charlotte make headlines around the nation for the fabulous work they are doing. If you are considering hosting a charity event for your cause this year, the following venues offer unique, ideal locations to host your special evening: The Duke Mansion: Nearly [ Read More…]

Luxury Salons in Charlotte for Perfect Strands

When you decide to spend some time at Charlotte’s top events and galas, you’ll want to look your best. There are several luxury salons in Charlotte where you can capture the perfect coiffure at the hands of an expert stylist, and your new ‘do will look amazing and have you feeling amazing, too. At 720 Governor Morrison [ Read More…]

American Classics at the Mint Museum’s Black-Tie Event

Of all of the black-tie events in Charlotte this year, you’ll most certainly want to make room for the Mint Museum’s Spring Gala, which is taking place on Saturday, May 10. It’s a wonderful opportunity for you to show off your love of America while helping to support the Mint’s innovative programs and educational events. Suit up and [ Read More…]

3 Places to Go Near Charlotte for Sporting Clays

There is nothing quite like heading off into the hills to test a marksman’s skills. It is a perfect way to get fresh air and see just who in your family and circle of friends has the best shot. The next time you feel like shooting some sporting clays near Charlotte, head to any of [ Read More…]

Get Healthy, Gourmet Meals Delivered in Charlotte

Between the long workday and fitting a social life in after work, sometimes cooking doesn’t fit into our tight schedules. However, just because you don’t have time to cook does not mean you have to rely on dining out in Charlotte everyday. Local meal delivery companies can bring healthy, gourmet food right to the door of your [ Read More…]

Spring Cleaning Tricks to Sell Your Charlotte Home Faster

Home staging is a way of arranging a home’s interior to make it more appealing by creating spaciousness, adding natural light, or making areas that aren’t quite so purchase-worthy into attractions that buyers cannot live without. Giving your home a thorough spring cleaning is a great way to set the stage. Homes that are sparkling [ Read More…]

2014 Queen’s Cup Steeplechase, Charlotte’s Top Spring Event

The time has come to jockey yourself into position so that you have the best seats in the house for the 2014 Queen’s Cup Steeplechase that will be taking place on April 26. It is by far one of the most popular festivals in Charlotte or anywhere else in the state. The race will take place [ Read More…]