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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**JUST LISTED & OPEN HOUSE!** Sat Feb 24th 1-3pm! Beautiful 3br/3bth home w/off-street parking in the downtown Historic District, Wilmington NC! Enjoy downtown living within walking distance to both the Antique & Cargo Districts! Int features incl/new paint throughout, new stove/range in kitchen, hardwood, tile, & pine flooring (upstairs), gas fireplace, clawfoot tub in master bath, & whole house water purification system. Ext features incl/rocking chair front porch, newer windows & roof, private back yard w/deck and gorgeous live oak, tool shed, & front balcony overlooking Church St. Great location near shopping, schools, & all the fun of Downtown Wilmington! Don't wait on this property - call us TODAY with offers - This Is The One! https://www.desireewhalen.com/prop...
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Top Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home:Working AloneSelling by yourself might save commission fees, but you miss out on a real estate agent's invaluable market knowledge and network. And having your home in the MLS alerts agents that will show and possibly make an offer much quicker than selling on your own.OverpricingHigh pricing can initially seem beneficial, but it often leads to a need for price reductions after missing the critical initial listing period. Buyers see a price reduction as there must be something wrong with the home that it had a price reduction and that can be very hard to overcome. Skipping RepairsSimple tasks like painting are essential, but addressing major issues is equally important for a successful sale. If buyers come through your home and see a lot of d...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Allen Tate Realtors)
Friday, March 1, 2024 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. North Carolina lawyers are volunteering to provide free legal information to members of the public throughout North Carolina on Friday, March 1 through the 4ALL – Lawyers on Call program event. This is a free public service that annually connects almost 10,000 callers with attorney volunteers to answer questions about legal matters and needs. Call lines will be open from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. on March 1, 2024. Asheville/Western NC – 828.418.6969  (printable PDF flier here) Charlotte Area – 704.630.7300  (printable PDF flier here) Greensboro/Triad – 336.355.6262  (printable PDF flier here) Greenville Area – 252.969.0606  (printable PDF flier here) Raleigh/Triangle Area – 919.891.9779  (printable PDF flier here) Wilmington/Coastal NC – 910.218.2040 ...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD!** 1212 Kerr Lake Dr in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Need help selling your southeast NC home? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS!
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
South Charlotte's Highgrove: February 2024 Housing Market Overview 📈 Charlotte, NC - Highgrove Neighborhood Developed in the late '90s and completed in the mid-2000s, the Highgrove neighborhood, crafted beautifully by Crescent Communities, sits in the vibrant heart of South Charlotte's esteemed Ballantyne Community.These homes embody elegance, with prices ranging from approximately $1,225,000 to $2,595,000+. They offer spacious living areas between 3,000 and over 10,000 square feet, mostly accompanied by roomy 3-car garages, situated on substantial lots varying from 0.25 to 0.6 acres — many boasting private swimming pools. Built by renowned local developers such as Cyras Homes and Kingswood, Highgrove breaks the mold with its distinctive and prestigious homes, each reflecting a differen...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Elizabeth Property Watch: February 2024 Edition Elizabeth in a Nutshell The Elizabeth neighborhood was home to department store magnate William Henry Belk, and the city’s first neighborhood movie theater, The Visulite, a popular night spot in Elizabeth which continues to feature live music nightly. New shops, up-scale restaurants and revitalization along Elizabeth Avenue has created a trendy Charlotte NC hot spot which attracts many visitors to the Elizabeth community. Needless to say, in most markets, homes do not stay on the market long in Elizabeth. Favorite local spots in Elizabeth Charlotte NC – All are just a stone’s throw away from homes in Elizabeth including:Hawthorne’s NY Pizza | 1701 E 7th ST | 704-358-9339 La-Tea-da’s | 3401 Commonwealth AVE | 704-338-6864The Fig Tree Restau...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Allen Tate Realtors)
Finding your furry soulmate can be an exciting journey, and the Triad area of North Carolina boasts a diverse range of animal rescues and shelters ready to match you with your perfect paw-tner. Whether you're seeking a playful pup, a cuddly cat, or a feathered friend, this blog will guide you through some of the amazing organizations dedicated to animal welfare in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.Local Heroes: SPCA of the Triad: This long-standing shelter (28 years!) cares for animals in need, providing medical care, rehabilitation, and forever homes. They offer adoptions for dogs, cats, small animals, and even some feathered friends! (336) 375-3222, https://www.triadspca.org/ Guilford County Animal Services: As the county shelter, they work diligently to find lost pets their w...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Allen Tate Realtors)
As North Carolinians gear up for the 2024 primary election, it’s essential to understand the voting process, key dates, and how you can exercise your democratic right. Whether you’re a seasoned voter or a first-timer, this article provides crucial information to help you navigate the electoral landscape.Early Voting: A Convenient OptionEarly voting has gained popularity in North Carolina due to its convenience and flexibility. Here are the key details: Dates: In-person early voting for the 2024 primary election begins on Thursday, February 15, and continues through Saturday, March 2. Locations: More than 340 early voting sites will be open across the state. You can cast your ballot at any of these locations within your county. To find your locations in Guilford County check here. Why Ea...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
FEB 2024: Foxcroft (SouthPark) Housing Trends and Insights Report Foxcroft is a truly remarkable gem nestled in the heart of SouthPark in Charlotte, NC. This is a neighborhood that doesn't merely echo desirability, it sings it from the rooftops! Each home for sale in Foxcroft is cradled within an enchanted community with mature trees and dazzling landscapes. Imagine driving through a natural archway of towering trees in this older, highly desirable neighborhood. These age-old oaks stretch out their arms, almost as though giving residents & visitors alike, a welcoming embrace. And as we are now in pre-spring weather, prepare yourself for a visual feast! The community transforms into an artist's dream as the springs brings vibrant hues of beautiful color throughout. So, stay tuned...In Fo...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Heydon Hall Neighborhood Market Update - FEB 2024Your Dream Home Awaits You in Heydon HallHeydon Hall (SouthPark):  Dive right into the heart of SouthPark at Heydon Hall - the neighborhood where dreams come true! Imagine a place that takes you back to the golden days of true community spirit. It's all here waiting for you! Heydon Hall is where every day sparkles with the joy of community! Imagine fun get-togethers and neighborly carpooling, all wrapped in warm, neighborly friendships - where neighbors become family and every moment is treasured. Golf lovers, get ready for some excitement!  Nestled next to the prestigious Wells Fargo Championship's home, Quail Hollow Country Club, Heydon Hall treats you to a private, exclusive entrance to the golf course. Yes, you heard it right – a VIP ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Charlotte Market Update - FEB 2024 - UPTOWN - Fifth & Poplar Fifth & Poplar couldn't be more conveniently located. Sitting on the west side of Uptown in the Fourth Ward, many of the units in the complex have sweeping views of Uptown Charlotte's gorgeous skyline. Read more about this popular Uptown condo complex.  So, how's the market doing in Fifth & Poplar?Average List to Sales Price Ratio in Fifth & Poplar: Average Sales Price: Average Price Per Square Foot:        SEARCH UPTOWN CONDOS FOR SALE SELLERSIf you're thinking of selling your first, second, third or...home, let’s talk! As with everything in life, preparation is key and I will equip you with what you'll need to get you, as seamlessly as possible, through the home-selling process. Call or text (704) 491-3310 and let’s get star...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**$2k Seller Incentive!** Beautiful 3br/3bth, end-unit townhome in popular Grayson Park, Leland NC! Seller is offering a $2,000 incentive for either closing costs or rate buy down! Take advantage now - call us TODAY for a showing -  This Is The One!Pics/Info/Pricing >> https://www.desireewhalen.com/property/100416486/
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By Jerri McCombs, Broker/Owner, Hendersonville Living
(Dogwood Real Estate Services)
Is this a good time to buy? That depends on your particular situation and if you have prepared for it. Watch this video to see what the correct questions are. 
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**UNDER CONTRACT!** Beautiful new construction waterfront home in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Need help selling your southeast NC home? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS!
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By Phil Jones, Broker, CDPE
(Your Choice Realty of NC)
I met with D.R. Horton on 2.9.24 to get an update on Cantrell Hills in Hendersonville.There are still 63 lots available including 1 that is ready immediately due to a contract falling through and another which will be ready this spring.Lot 132 is ready NOW (pictured above) is the Bristol floor plan, priced at $468,850 (before incentives and rebates).Lot 89 will be ready in April-May and will have the Dover floor plan, priced at $475,515 (before incentives and rebates).All other lots/builds will take several months to complete.These homes have a great layout, modern features, and the latest building technology. According to the D.R. Horton website, they are presently offering a rate of 4.99% Fixed (5.843% APR) AND  "up to $10,000 in closing costs with the use of preferred lender*, PLUS o...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**PRICE IMPROVEMENT!** Beautiful new construction waterfront home in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Lakeside water views from every room in the house! Int features incl/1st floor master bedroom w/walk-in closet & ensuite bathroom w/tile shower & marble double sinks, laundry & coat closets, accent windows, 9' ceilings, & brushed chrome hardware finishes throughout. Kitchen offers granite counter tops, tile back splash, full pantry, stainless steel appliances, & center island. 2nd & 3rd bedrooms upstairs w/full bath & large area for extra storage/attic space. Ext features incl/rocking chair front porch, 30-year architectural shingles, covered water-view rear porch, & desirable cul-de-sac location. Quality-built by custom home builder Lewis Coastal Homes & covered by a ...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**PRICE IMPROVEMENT!** Beautiful new construction waterfront home in Lake Forest Village, Leland NC! Breathtaking lakeside views from every room in the house! Int features incl/1st floor master bedroom w/walk-in closet & ensuite bathroom w/tile shower & marble double sinks, laundry & coat closets, accent windows, 9' ceilings, & brushed chrome hardware finishes throughout. Kitchen offers granite counter tops, tile back splash, full pantry, stainless steel appliances, & center island. 2nd & 3rd bedrooms upstairs w/full bath & large area for extra storage/attic space. Ext features incl/rocking chair front porch, 30-year architectural shingles, covered rear porch w/gorgeous water views, & desirable cul-de-sac location. Quality-built by custom home builder Lewis Coastal Ho...
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By Lauren Massie, CPA, EA, MBA, CPA - Specializing in Tax Settlement in Raleigh NC
(Lauren Massie, CPA PLLC)
Raleigh, CPA Firm:  How to Stop the IRS from Collecting Old Tax DebtDo you have an old tax debt that is at least 10 years old?  Is the IRS still trying to collect on the old tax debt?  Need help with settling IRS tax debt?  These are the types of issues that I’ve been helping client with over the last 18 + years in my Raleigh, NC office. The main focus of my CPA practice is income tax representation for individuals who need tax help with the IRS or the North Carolina Department of Revenue.  Below is some information on how to address old IRS tax debts.How Long Can the IRS Collect on Back Taxes?Contrary to popular belief, the IRS cannot collect on a tax debt forever!  In fact, the IRS generally only has 10 years to collect on a tax debt once it has been assessed.  So what happens if you ...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Allen Tate Realtors)
There are some great choices to watch the Super Bowl in Greensboro and High Point NC if you choose not to watch on your big screen at home. Get out of the house and enjoy the company of others at these local joints. Bourbon Bowl: Eat, Drink, Roll: This bowling alley and entertainment center offers a fun and festive atmosphere with multiple TVs, food and drinks, and even bowling lanes you can rent out for your group. Stumble Stilskins: This popular sports bar has a large selection of beers on tap, plenty of TVs, and a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for cheering on your team. Rody’s Tavern: This neighborhood tavern has a more relaxed atmosphere than some of the other options on this list, but it still has plenty of TVs and a menu of classic bar food. Boxcar Bar + Arcade: This retro-them...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Congratulations, You Bought Your Very First Home - Now What?  Congratulations on purchasing your first home! You've successfully navigated through this crazy journey, we call home-buying in 2024!  You have now achieved the American dream, secured a fixed monthly mortgage payment and are on the path to building equity for future wealth. So, what's next on your homeowner journey? You’re probably eager to start personalizing your space, like removing a wall, painting your exterior - even your front door - or diving into decorating. Before you do, there are some important (and sure, less exciting) tasks to tackle first. Let's get those sorted so you can fully enjoy your new home! Here are 3 tips to get you started on the right path to homeownership:  1. Meet the Neighbors YES, this is SO im...
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