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

Upcoming festivities happening around Charlotte this Memorial Day weekend!

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Dave Matthews Band @ PNC Pavilion – 8pm – Tix

First Ward Friday: Todd Johnson @ First Ward Park – 6pm – Info


Military Days @ Carowinds from 5/29 – 5/30: Free Admission for all active, inactive, or retired U.S. Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

NoDa Eclectic Marketplace @ the back of Smelly Cat Coffeehouse, outside – 1-3pm – Info


Coca-Cola 600 @ Charlotte Motor Speedway – 6pm – Info & Tix

Memorial Day Celebration @ US National Whitewater Center – events from 9am-9:30pm – Details


Memorial Day Celebration @ Raffaldini Vineyards – 11am-5pm – More Info

Funky Free Range Field Day @ Free Range Brewing – 2-7pm – Details

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

We’d like to welcome our new agents that have joined Helen Adams Realty from January 2016 – April 2016!


L to R: Mary Helen Tomlinson – Randolph Road, Whitney Clancey – Ballantyne, David Scattergood – Lake Norman


L to R: Bri Germond – Randolph Road, Faye McLamb – Randolph Road, Amy Bowman Gais – Lake Norman


L to R: Zubin Shroff – Ballantyne, Annette Semprit – Randolph Road, Melissa Rafford – Lake Norman


L to R: Annalies Stewart – Ballantyne, Michelle Weeks – Ballantyne, Susan Shirer – Randolph Road

May 24th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment


McGinn Place-33

10404 McGinn Place: Virtual Tour

Welcome home to this picture perfect family home in sought after Ballantyne Country Club! Bright, open & airy the first floor boasts large foyer, gleaming hardwoods, kitchen open to great room, living room and study/5th bedroom with full bath. Great room leads out to amazing outdoor living area with built in fireplace. Second floor offers large master with spacious secondary bedrooms & large bonus. Flat, level, fenced yard backs to trees/walking trail in fantastic cul de sac location!100% Move in Ready…Prepare to fall in love!!



For questions or details about this listing, please feel free to contact Beth Leonard!

Learn more about Beth here.

May 23rd, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment


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2330 Selwyn Avenue #2330: Property Website

HOT HOT HOT. Selwyn Green. Extraordinary. Prime Myers Park location.

Fully renovated condo beautifully designed & implemented. Spacious, bright & just right. High ceilings. Hardwood floors upstairs & downstairs. Inviting Foyer open to spacious Living Room. Den with fireplace & french doors to private patio. Awesome Eat-in Kitchen open to breakfast area & patio. All Bedrooms have private baths. Lovely Master Bedroom suite walk- in shower & closet. 3rd floor great flex room. Walk-in attic. Note: Living Room can easily be converted back to a 1st floor master suite.



For any questions and/or information about this listing, please feel free to contact Ann Wood Holladay!

Learn more about Ann here.

May 19th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

Here are some events you should add to your calendars for this weekend!


Saturday May 21st

Bark and Brew from 12-5pm @ Unknown Brewing Co.

Enjoy the outdoors and have drinks for a good cause! Bark & Brew showcases dogs up for adoption by the Greater Charlotte SPCA. They’ll  also be collecting supplies and donations for the shelter. Sponsors will be raffling great prizes, and all proceeds from that raffle will benefit The Greater Charlotte SPCA!

More about Charlotte SPCA & the event here.

Nascar Sprint All-Star Race at 7:30PM @ Charlotte Motor Speedway

This year’s race will feature a new 3-segment format.  Two 50-lap segments will set the stage for a frantic 13-lap fight to the finish with $1 million on the line! There will also be the Spring Showdown, no speed limit qualifying and a free concert by Andy Grammer!

Details & tickets here.

Sunday May 22nd

Dragon Boats & Brews from 2-6pm @ Sugar Creek Brewing

Spend a fun-filled afternoon with live music by Doug Thompson, a 50/50 raffle, and silent auction with great prizes! Ticket sales will benefit 501 (C)(3) Organization, Organized Chaos. Each ticket also includes a Sugar Creek beer and food coupon good for use in the Sugar Creek Brewing Co. Tap Room!

Info & get tickets here

May 18th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment



117 Stormy Pointe Lane: Virtual Tour

Enjoy the Carolina weather sitting on the Beach, Deck or Gazebo! Updated 4 Bedroom 4 Bath Meticulously Maintained Home. Gorgeous Hardwoods throughout Main Level. Granite Counter tops New Gas cook top, New Stainless Steel Appliances. Great Room centered around Built-in Shelves and Gas Fireplace. Master Bath New Granite Counter tops New Seamless Glass Shower Enclosure. Professionally Landscaped Yard with View Of Lake Norman and Private Sandy Beach. Over sized Deck, Mature landscaping. Water Dredged for a Sailboat.



For more information about this listing, please feel free to contact Michelle Rhyne!

Learn more about Michelle here.

May 17th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

The Queen City was Ranked as the 3rd Best Real Estate Market in America!

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Charlotte now ranks has the third most attractive real estate market in America for 2016, according to a new 106 page report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, . The ranking was determined using an exhaustive internal study of economic indicators and a nation-wide survey of leading real estate professionals and investors.

The Queen City dominated the southeast, beating Atlanta (#5), Nashville (#7), Raleigh/Durham (#11) and Charleston (#25) – narrowly being beat by Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin, Texas.

This year’s ranking showed a huge improvement over last year, when Charlotte was given the #7 spot for 2015.

Charlotte’s booming population, growing economy, small businesses attractiveness, and strong construction sector were the most significant factors in achieving such a high ranking in the groups’ annual Emerging Trends report.

Our city has seen a huge flood of money over the last year, with new office towers in uptown, SouthPark and Ballantyne, and over 12,300 apartments currently under construction all around Center City. Secondary markets such as Nashville, Tampa, Charlotte, and similar cities feature much lower living costs and stronger growth potential when compared to primary markets such as New York, LA, and Chicago.

Credit: Charlotte Stories’ Article here.

May 13th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

Remembering Avery Love

Avery was a rare Charlotte native and had been active in the local marketplace since 1969. He owned four local real estate companies and enjoyed an extensive database with local Realtors. He began his career converting seventeen apartment communities locally and in the Southeast to the condominium form of ownership. He then enjoyed eight years taking over foreclosed bank owned communities and restoring them to proper market conditions. Avery developed eight single-family neighborhoods locally and in Atlanta, Georgia.

He had extensive experience in the new home industry, having served as VP in charge of sales and marketing activities for two national and regional homebuilders. Avery was known for his work ethic and overall desire to “do the right thing” for his clients. He prided himself in making each client feel like they were his only client.

There will be a memorial service held for Avery this coming Monday, May 16th at 11 am @ the First Baptist Church

185 S Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105



“I met Avery back in the early 90’s when I first started selling real estate. A remarkable era when Helen Adams, Wanda Smith and Mary Ryder were the powerhouse queens in real estate. A time when MLS looked like a giant phone book and was dial-up. As a young inexperienced agent, Avery became my mentor. He was never to busy to stop what he was doing to help me out or answer my questions. He was like that with everyone. People were drawn to him because he had the most unique calming effect. No matter how stressful the situation, he was able to bring peace with his soft and confident voice. After starting back in real estate last year, 15 years had passed since I had last seen him. On my first day at Helen Adams I saw him sitting there at the call desk, where he was most days. It was like no time had passed, he was still this wonderful guy with his soft spoken style that made you feel like you were home. I will miss you dearly.”

-Michele Senatore


“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

We were very fortunate to have had Avery as part of our family at our Ballantyne location at Helen Adams Realty for a reason and a season.

Avery was a kind man with a gentle soul. Avery’s work station was without walls and exposed to everyone that came in to the common workspace. Each day we would pass by and see him sitting at his desk diligently working. But, none of us remember a time when he didn’t stop whatever he was doing when we peaked our head in to say hello. He always had time for each and every one of us. Whether the conversation was about Tar heels Basketball, golf, or work, Avery had an insight that gave us all pause. It was remarkable.

Avery was in the Real Estate Industry for over 40 years. His wealth of knowledge and contacts were staggering and he was more than willing to share with those who were fortunate enough to have taken the time to get to know him.

Avery was very proud of his son Zan who is also in the Real Estate business. As a loving grandpa, he spoke often of his two precious grandchildren Elizabeth and David.  We know as he looks down from heaven he will smile at the success of his entrepreneurial granddaughter, Elizabeth, who has her own dog sitting business and now is in the care of Avery’s sweet dog, “Kallie”.

Many of you have known the poem; People come into your life for a reason a season or a lifetime.  Avery touched us in many ways.  “The Reason”: he came to provide us with guidance and support with his wisdom. As the poem states …”for whatever reason the relationship comes to an end. His passing was the end. What he left behind was realized and the need was met or fulfilled; his work was done. The prayer you sent up has been answered. When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.  They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.  They may teach you something you have never done.  They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.  Believe it!  It is real!  But, only for a season.”


Avery thanks for sharing your kind soul for reasons and a season, you will be in our hearts for a lifetime!”


-Karen Cynowa & his Helen Adams family


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.