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

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25th

Charity Dog Wash @ Dogtopia

12-4pm

There will be vendors, live music, food, raffle prizes, and more! Get your dog a $15 bath, and 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) K9 Unit.

https://www.facebook.com/events/265171343816892/

3rd Annual Margarita Wars @ Rooftop 210

1-6pm

Charlotte’s finest bartender’s will battle to concoct the best margarita in the city. Who can create the most tantalizing treat to kick off summer the right way?  YOU get to be the judge! We are looking for the best margarita and the most original margarita. Tickets include 8 sampling tickets from competing restaurants. Additional bracelets and food may be purchased at event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-margarita-wars-tickets-25073359092


SUNDAY, JUNE 26th

The Lunch Project’s Inaugural Flip Cup Tournament @ Heist Brewery

5pm

Tickets are $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door – all proceeds go directly to The Lunch Project, and cost includes your beer for Flip Cup (as long as your team can stay in the game)! Heist is providing some great drink and food specials for the occasion. Visit www.thelunchproject.org/tlp-ya to buy your tickets ahead of time and save $5!

https://www.facebook.com/events/220889804952844/

Namastay @ Legion Brewing Company

1pm – Every Sunday!

$7  hour long class and a pint, a great way to wind down and finish off the weekend!

http://www.charlottesgotalot.com/all-events/namastay-legion-yoga

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

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1539 Ideal Way: Virtual Tour

Great Location on a dead end street and 2 blocks from East Blvd, 1 block to Freedom Park. 4 Bdrm 3 bath hardwood floors open kitchen w stainless and granite. Open floor plan w gas fireplace, built-ins. Bonus room upstairs great for playroom, office, or media room. rear deck with mature trees and shade and covered front porch to enjoy all the neighborhood has to offer.

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For more information about this property, please feel free to contact Libby Gonyea!

Learn more about Libby here.

 
June 20th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

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5518 McCallum Court: Virtual Tour

This home has been overhauled! All new paint exterior and interior. Brand new carpet. New appliances. 4 bedrooms PLUS a huge bonus room. Over sized garage that includes a storage room. Has three living areas on the first floor. Deck that overlooks wonderful large wooded lot. This home is ready to be moved into. Close to shopping, dining…

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For more information about this listing, please feel free to reach out to Brandon Ruby!

Learn more about Brandon here.

 
June 16th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

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Friday

Bechtler by Night @ Bechtler Museum Uptown

Third Friday of each month from 5-9pm

The museum will open its four gallery floors to the public, free of charge!

http://www.bechtler.org/Programs/Bechtler-by-night

Saturday

Sycamore Breakfast @ Sycamore Brewing

9:30am-12pm

Menu by “Now Toasted Food Truck”! Breakfast burritos, gourmet sandwiches, pancake holes, and fresh sides & juices to choose from!

Sunday

Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon @ Bar Cocoa

8:30am-12pm

Try out this cooking class and treat yourself! Recipes include pecan pie, bacon spice popcorn, chocolate stout cake and bacon.

More details & pricing at: http://www.barcocoacharlotte.com/cocoalab

 
June 15th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

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1004 Murandy Lane: Virtual Tour

Beautiful, professionally decorated 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom home in Callonwood with many upgrades. Kitchen has lovely granite counter tops and loads of cabinet space with under cabinet lighting. Light fixtures throughout home and all bath mirrors have been upgraded. Dual staircases. Large bonus room has built-in shelves, TV equip box & french doors. Spacious Master Bedroom has sitting room and his/her closets. 2nd floor walk-in attic. Trex decking, irrigation & professional landscaping are low maintenance.

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For more information about this listing, please feel free to contact Holly Chapman!

Learn more about Holly here.

 
June 10th, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

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2109 Monarda Way: Virtual Tour

Gorgeous, move in ready home in sought after Chimneys of Marvin!! NEW paint, carpet, outdoor fire pit, & epoxy garage floors!! Fantastic backyard backing to community walking trail/ common area! Bright, open & airy, downstairs boasts gourmet kitchen open to great room w/tons of natural light. Bdrm/full bath down. Upstairs you will find 4 bedrooms w/bonus!! Fantastic floor plan on excellent cul de sac street w/ beautiful curb appeal! Walking distance to elem school & pool. Prepare to fall in love!!

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For more information about this listing, please feel free to contact Erin Gannett!

Learn more about Erin here.

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

5 Common Home Improvement To-Do’s this Summer

  1. Pool Cleaning

Summer is here and that means your pool will be getting used more! So that pool will need a proper cleaning and treatment for safe swimming. While you’re equipped with brushes and mesh skimmers to remove leaves and algae…when it comes to shocking the water with chemicals, that’s where you could use some assistance.

DIY or Hire a Pro? This surprisingly easy chore is yours for the taking!

Getting the job done: First, you just have to take a sample of pool water to the supply store in a sanitized container. Once you tell them your pool’s dimensions, they can calculate the proper ratio for agents like chlorine and cyanuric acid, and provide detailed instructions on how—and when—to add them to your pool.

 

 

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A little landscaping can go a long way when it comes to sprucing up your home! With so many types of plants & flowers to choose from, you may be wondering whether you need a landscape architect to really make your yard stand out.

DIY or Hire a Pro? For the most part, small-scale projects (shrub pruning, weeding, mulching beds) can be easily effective tasks. The exception: breaking out a chainsaw to tackle the overgrown oak in the yard.

Getting the job done: If gardening is one of your top priorities on your project list, check out the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map! This will make sure you’re working with the right plants for your region, climate, and sun exposure.

 

  1. Pest Control

Of course you can stock up on citronella candles and Deet for the summer, but how great would it be to enjoy a bug-free season?

DIY or Hire a Pro? Call the experts. Most homeowners don’t have the necessary chemicals on hand or the knowledge required to effectively and safely manage this large task.

Getting the job done: How much you’ll end up spending depends on the size of the yard or home. Seek out a seasonal contract—reliable pest control companies provide long-term service and can monitor their work and re-treat as needed.

 

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Clean, secure gutters keep leaves and wastewater from weighing down your roof. No one wants stagnant debris hanging from their gutters, waiting to cause problems, so it’s important to patch holes, seal leaky joints, and secure any parts that have pulled away from the home as soon as it is noticed.

DIY or Hire a Pro? Go with the pros. Even though the maintenance can be pretty easy to do yourself, the risk of injury from falling isn’t worth it.

Getting the job done: It’s best to rely on friends and family references when looking for a qualified and licensed gutter repair company—you can even get a list of recommendations from your local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders!

 

  1. Deck Work

Spending a warm evening on the back deck is one of the best things about summertime. However, after the winter you may have some repairs to work on first.

DIY or Hire a Pro? It depends on the scale of the project. Repairs involving securing/replacing loose or damaged wood & staining are definitely manageable to do yourself. If a deck needs structural maintenance, or total replacement, it would be better to go to a professional carpenter or decking company.

Getting the job done: Deck projects can be a fairly easy and satisfying achievement—the key is having the right equipment.

 

Article adapted from: https://www.learnvest.com/2015/06/summer-home-improvement-projects/2/

 

 
June 2nd, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

2016 home buyers are raising the bar for outdoor living features!

Here is what they’re looking for:

1. Outdoor Kitchens + Dining Areas

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Photo from: 8909 Nellie Lane, Marvin, NC 28173

When weather permits, many people enjoy cooking and sharing a meal outside for a change of scenery. Although a basic grill and a picnic table once were the norm, many home buyers
are now looking for full outdoor kitchens outfitted with built-in grills, stainless steel appliances, ice makers, granite counter tops and islands! Some home buyers are willing to spend time and money retrofitting basic backyards to meet their outdoor cooking and dining needs after they move in, but it’s a huge plus when a home comes pre-equipped.

2. Ample Porch Space

In recent years a number of home buyers have grown nostalgic for rocking chairs, porch swings and the front po

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rch culture that was long a characteristic of small towns. Simply put, today’s home buyers want their porch space back, and plenty of it.

3. Outdoor Hangout Areas

 

For many home buyers, space to host friends and family is a necessity! With the right features, an outdoor living area can be a perfect spot for this. Many enjoy to have room for seating, bars and TVs for lounging, or hosting gatherings.

It’s also important for outdoor living spaces to be comfortable — all year round. This is where amenities such as outdoor fireplaces come into play — providing a cozy atmosphere for mingling with dinner guests or just roasting marshmallows! To keep these spaces cool in the summer heat, it has become increasingly common for residents to install over sized ceiling fans (a great decor focal point) and even misting systems. Screened-in patios are also preferred to keep bugs away at any time of the year.

4. Large Windows & Doors

As home buyers decide to invest in making their outdoor living spaces functional, comfortable and visually appealing, an important aspect is incorporating large windows and doors to visually connect the exterior with the interior. We have seen that residents are drawn to sizable windows which create open, natural-lit spaces, as well as double doors leading out to patio areas.

 

Blog adapted from article by Thom Cunningham, VP of Crescent Communities


 

Photos from recent listing: 8908 Nellie Lane (view the virtual tour

For any questions about this listing, please feel free to contact Christine Hotham!

Learn more about Christine here.

 
May 31st, 2016  |  +Amy Hethcote  |  Add a Comment

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3613 Severn Avenue: Virtual Tour

Newly remodeled move-in ready home in Beverly Woods. Renovated kitchen with new everything! Cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, vent hood. Both bathrooms fully renovated w/ new vanities, sinks, fixtures, travertine tile floors and ceramic tile surrounds. Master bath has gorgeous walk-in semi-frameless shower. Lush flat, fully fenced rear yard. New back deck. Carport w/ large storage closet perfect for lawn equipment and bikes. Selwyn, AG and MPHS.

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For more information about this listing, please feel free to reach out to Annette Semprit!

Learn more about Annette here.

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

Upcoming festivities happening around Charlotte this Memorial Day weekend!

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Friday

Dave Matthews Band @ PNC Pavilion – 8pm – Tix

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

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

Monday

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

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

 
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