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What a relief!  News today is that the NC Offer to Purchase and Contract will change, effective January 1, 2011, into a more straight forward and simpler form.  Here's the guts of the change: Elimination of both Alternative 1 and Alternative 2, including the concepts of "Repair Notice Date", "Cos...
Boy, I've had it!  Owning a lot of real estate website domains was simple and a good idea when I started Charlotte real estate in 1999.  The more difficult part was getting a website that accomplished for my client what should have been accomplished for me (if I'd been in his or her shoes). First...
This new HGTV program "Holmes on Homes" puts ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to shame.  While Extreme Makeover often seems to help deserving homeowners' with new, extravagant, mansions and makeovers, this often results in extravagant homes in poorer neighborhoods and leaves their owner's wit...
By now, many of my fellow Realtors and brokers throughout the country have noticed than newer desktop printers seem to magically be using a lot more toner than they use to.  Maybe, we're just printing a whole lot more literature for those mountains of foreclosures we've been dealing with, right? ...
Considering an application to one of Charlotte's outstanding Magnet programs?  Only 3 days left to apply.  For applications and school information, visit Schools that won Magnet School of America awards include: Idlewild Elementary Collinswood and Smith Language Academie...
I've mentioned Mountainbrook and it's wildlife before, but here are some great new photos of two hawks my daughter and I saw this morning.  This is a beautiful, mature pair, that are hanging out where a nesting pair of owls raised their young in the hollow of a tree last year.    
Ok, this week I came across an important loan funding issue that I believe needs correction.One of my clients wants to purchase a condominium in a complex where his son lives. He wants to use the condo as his second residence when he comes to visit and he has a sizable down payment. My client als...
To the casual observer, Tuesday night's (November 10, 2009) Charlotte Mecklenburg School District's (CMS) board meeting might have appeared to be a blow out FOR the IB program at Myers Park High School.  Matter of factly, the "speakers" who favored keeping the Myers Park IB program as it is blew ...
Beverly Woods is a great neighborhood nestled in the South Park area bordered by the Mountainbrook, Beverly Woods East, and Bellingrath neighborhoods on one side and by Park Road on the other.  All of the neighborhoods, including those of Carmel Woods, Foxcroft, Myers Park, and Eastover have many...
So we're already had the "Back to School" Tax Holidy, Governer Easley has announced that consumers can get a break on those high cost, energy efficient, appliance, but there is a catch:  you've got to act fast. The break that saves Mecklenburg County shoppers 8.25% on their purchase of clothes wa...

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