4th of July Week, What to Do in the Charlotte Area

Next week is America's Birthday. If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC here are some things you can do to help celebrate! July 1 Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops: Celebrate America | Charlotte Pack a picnic, blankets and chairs for Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops Celebrate America! With Fireworks. The concert features patriotic songs, followed…

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Charlotte is a

As the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities are far more liveable than others. On an individual level, subjective measures often override other, more objective, considerations. Sometimes, we live in a place simply…

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You Can Afford to Rent in Charlotte, NC

Rent prices have risen over the past year across the U.S., but there are some bright spots: Several cities experienced modest price drops. In fact, Charlotte, NC experienced an overall drop in rent prices. Although rental rates went up nationwide, the increase was actually fairly modest at about 1.5 percent. That's down from a high…

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Hidden Costs of Homeownership Often Top $9K a Year

Prepare yourself by knowing the less-obvious costs of owning a home. Insurance, maintenance and more add up faster than you think. Buyers too often focus on a home’s list price or mortgage payment to determine what they can afford. However, the numerous less-obvious costs associated with homeownership can affect the monthly bottom line. To help…

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Memorial Day 2018: Events In Charlotte, NC

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC and are looking for ways to show your gratitude to the women and men who've lost their lives while defending our country, then…

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Should I Rent or Own in Charlotte, NC?

With 10 months left on a 2-year lease, my husband and I are tripping over ourselves in the rent vs. buy dance. Buying seems like the next most logical life step for two gainfully employed recently wed 30-somethings. With a mortgage we’d pay less for more space and have something to call our own. We’d…

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More Retirees are Renting

An interesting phenomenon among seniors who are selling their home is their changing attitude about buying another. Younger home sellers are typically focused on quickly buying another home. Their lifestyle has changed and they need to sell and buy another. Most senior sellers will become senior homebuyers but there is an increasing trend among seniors…

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