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May 5th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment


When it comes to things to do, there is no shortage in Charlotte! We’ve put together a list of places & events to check out this month all around the city!

Carowinds – Carolina Harbor Water Park Opening

Saturday, May 21st

Check out Carowinds largest water park expansion in its history! This park celebrates the Carolina coast and proud heritage. There will be a new entrance with direct access, 27,000 sq. ft. wave pool, a six story tall water slide complex, renovated restaurants, and much more!

(Learn more & get tickets here)

U.S. National Whitewater Center – River Jam

Every Thursday & Saturday nights from 7-10pm

The USNWC presents a talented lineup in a weekly concert series from May through September. This is a perfect event to enjoy your summer nights outdoors with great music, food & beer selection, and beautiful scenery. Free to attend and for all ages, with $5 for parking.

(More info here)

Charlotte Motor Speedway – Coca Cola 600

Saturday, May 29th @ 6pm

See an amazing pre-race show honoring Memorial Day military heroes plus a pre-race concert by Lee Brice presented by Advance Auto Parts Speed Perks. Afterwards, enjoy the 57th running of the famous Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s most challenging test of man and machine.

(Learn more & get tickets here)

Lake Norman

Only a short drive from Uptown Charlotte, Lake Norman is the perfect place for spring and summer adventures! There are all kinds of activities to choose from–boat & Jet Ski rentals, fishing & fishing guides, chartered cruises, sailing & rowing, and various events throughout the month!

(See all upcoming events here)

Charlotte Knights

Watch the Charlotte Knights play in the beautiful BB&T Ballpark with views up Uptown! It’s a great way to spend a summer night for all ages. Parking at the Mint Street Garage nearby is just $5

(View schedule here)

May 3rd, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

Helen Adams Realty thanks Michael Krueger for his continued service to all of his clients. Some of his recent clients have experienced Michael’s outstanding help, and we’re proud to have him represent Helen Adams Realty!

See what they had to say below:


Michael Krueger, MRP, NC & SC Broker/Realtor


“I was stationed in Utah and preparing to transition out of the military and move my family to the greater Charlotte area to be closer to our family. I was connected to Michael Krueger by the Charlotte Veterans Network and they told me Michael was an U.S. Air Force Veteran, with a great reputation in the community, and would be able to assist. From the first day Michael called and went over the home buying process, to the very last minute (even to this day), he has been exceedingly attentive (even remembers our birthdays, anniversary, etc…) accommodating, proactive, resourceful, engaging, and the list goes on. Michael embodies the Helen Adams approach as he was interesting in helping us and building a lasting, trust filled relationship, instead of chasing a sale. I have recommended Michael and Helen Adams to family and friends and will continue to do so. If we ever buy and/or sell in the future, Michael and Helen Adams are our top and only choice! Well done, Michael! Thank you for helping us live the American dream!”

-James Harnage

Congratulations Michael and keep up the excellent work!

Learn more about Michael here.

April 29th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

This Thursday the Lake Norman Office got 2 of the 3 signs installed outside! We wanted to post some progress photos and share our excitement!





One more sign, and a few logo installations to go! We will keep you in the loop as we get the finishing touches at our new office!

For questions or general information about our Lake Norman Office, please feel free to call the main office:

704. 439. 3300

April 27th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

Warm weather is here! Now you can think about moving your parties outdoors.

When it comes to entertaining outside, these tips will help you prepare without stress!



Adding thick/plush cushions to your existing seating will keep you and your guests comfy.

Think about spacing–encourage guests to roam around and utilize your outdoor area to the fullest! You could set up a table for food, and a separate spot for drinks!


Don’t overthink it! You don’t have to use your finest set of dishes for outside events–a diverse set of tableware will feel more laid-back.

An umbrella for your table not only provides shade on those sunny days, but it can be a perfect focal point for your design style.


As the sun sets, keep your party going with outdoor lights! Candles are great for table top ambiance, and paper lanterns/hanging string-lighting can add so much charm!

A patio fire-pit can provide natural light, and warmth as the evenings get cooler too.

Clean Up

Laying brown craft paper across the table makes for very easy clean up! It’s also a casual and natural way to decorate without having to buy a pricey table cloth that requires washing each time.

You don’t have to use any type of table cloth if you don’t want to! A lot of outdoor tables are easy enough to wipe down, you can decorate with focal pieces like flowers or fresh fruit bowls.

Adapted from Real Simple’s Blog Article:

April 26th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment



18120 Meadow Bottom Road: Virtual Tour

Absolutely charming Charleston style home in a quaint Ballantyne neighborhood. Bright, open and airy w/ amazing porch turned into additional HLA right off kitchen! First floor boasts gleaming hardwoods, master on main with double closets, stainless appliances and granite w/ upgraded cabinets throughout! Fenced, flat back yard w/charming white picket fence. Beautiful front porches complete this home! Short walk on tree lined streets to one of community pools/common area! Prepare to fall in love!!

Please feel free to contact Erin Gannett with any inquiries or information about this listing!
Learn more about Erin here.
April 25th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment



10121 Paradise Ridge Road: Virtual Tour

Amazing full brick home with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths in desirable Vineyard. Perfectly appointed gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, including a sub-zero refrigerator. Excellent layout with spacious 2-story Great room, main level Guest bedroom, luxury Master Suite, and Bonus room. All new paint and fixtures. Side load garage, beautiful screened-in porch, and a huge deck overlooking the backyard. Great location in walking distance to the YMCA and all three top-rated schools.


For more information and questions about this listing, please feel free to contact Anish Shah, B.S.E.E. from our Ballantyne Office

Learn more about Anish here.

April 25th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment



Plaza Midwood History Talk with historian Dr. Tom Hanchett @ Plaza Midwood Public Library – 6:30pm

Free to attend, but you must reserve a seat – call 704.416.0150

More details here


NC Beer Dinner Collaboration with Chef Kyle McKnight of Hickory’s Highland Avenue and Sean Lily Wilson, owner of Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery @ The Asbury – 6:30pm

Five-course prix fixe menu includes beer pairings from Fullsteam. $65 tickets – get them here


Korean Cooking: Hands-on cooking class with Chef Alyssa’s @ Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen – 6:30-9:00pm

Learn how to make Dak Bulgogi and Bibimbap! All items will be gluten-free style.

$65 tickets – get them here


Strike Out Cancer @ Piedmont Social House – 6-8pm

$30 tickets: includes shoe rental, billiards & ping pong, plus food & drinks – RSVP here


Open House & Farewell Party for the McColl Center Winter artists-in-residence – 6-9pm

Free to attend, register here


The Color Run 5K @ Charlotte Motor Speedway – 9am

Classic Kit includes: Race entry, Limited Edition Tropicolor race shirt, embroidered headband, finisher’s medal with floral ribbon, color packet & tattoos

Register here


Keep Pounding Blood Drive @ Levine Children’s Hospital

All donors receive an exclusive Keep Pounding giveaway and are eligible for other prizes!

Appointments are preferred – call 704.972.4724 or visit (use sponsor code “Panthers”)

April 22nd, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

New Office Updates!

Today our Lake Norman office got a delivery of new furniture! We took some progress photos to share with you!


Credenza and Chairs in Conference Room

We are loving the pop of color these chairs bring to the conference room by the front of the office!


Reupholstered Chairs in Reception Area


New Chairs and Table in Agent Common Area Workstation

Check out these table-top outlets that are built-in to the work station! These are also incorporated in the other part of the common area, by the agent computers.

We’re excited to see the space come together with all of these beautiful new pieces! We will keep the updates coming as the office gets closer to being complete!

For any questions or information about the new Lake Norman Office, please feel free to call the main phone: 704. 439. 3300

April 21st, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

We are pleased to announce that David Scattergood has chosen to join Helen Adams Realty as a Real Estate Agent out of our Lake Norman Office!


NC Realtor

David moved to Charlotte when he was only 6 weeks old.  He has been a resident of NC ever since. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High and UNCC, then spent 4 years teaching 8th grade. A 30-year successful career in industrial sales followed.

David has been a regular in the Lake Norman area since 1972 when his parents first moved there. He moved to the lake in 2008.  David has been involved in Charlotte’s growth from a small city to a major metropolitan area. While in the NC Real Estate License Class, David was introduced to Helen Adams Realty. He was impressed with their commitment to the quality service for the clients. Since this was the only firm that stated this commitment, he looked into a career with them. The professionalism of Helen Adams Realty and its brokers led David to form a partnership. David looks forward to the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs.


Learn more about David here

April 21st, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment


001_808 Isabel Ct.

808 Isabel Court: Property Website

AMAZING. Still feels brand new! 3 bedroom 2 .5 bath PLUS FINISHED RM and FULL BATH above the garage. wonderful open floor plan, manicured yard. walk to school, close to everything. Stone on front of house, Solid Wood front door (recently refinished), Real Hardwoods on main and stairs (stained on site), Crown molding in Master bedroom and bathroom, Large walk-in master closet, Usable 2 car garage with 450 sq.ft. finished space on second floor with full bath.


For more information about this property, please feel free to contact Brandon Ruby from our Randolph Office!

Learn more about Brandon here.