5 Thoughts on Choosing an Active Adult Community

The factors also make the Charlotte area an ideal place to retire, too, as the magazine also noted (#22 on the Best Places to Retire). For those aged 55+, the Charlotte region has a growing number of active adult communities. Still, choosing the best housing community to meet your needs can be daunting. Here are some of our thoughts... Read more

The Next Real Estate Tool: Augmented Reality

The Charlotte Area real estate market has seen the benefit from one type of “virtual” technology. Just click on any listing’s “virtual tour” button and a progression of two-dimensional views of the listed property parade across your laptop or phone screen. What's coming might best be described as half-way between today’s virtual tours and full virtual reality... Read more

A love-hate relationship with your homeowners insurance

Unless you are the one-in-twenty who likes legal minutiae, there a good chance you haven’t really read your homeowners or renters insurance policy. We’ve found that few people get beyond their insurance agent’s cover letter and the top page of the policy when they receive their annual renewal. Read more

How “not” to negotiate your home sale

One of the services we offer is counsel and guidance in reviewing and developing appropriate responses to offers on your Charlotte Area home. Even so, the homeowner is the ultimate decision maker. That's why we believe it's crucial for home sellers to become familiar with some practical pointers for home selling negotiations. Read more

Is it smart to pay off your mortgage early?

The vision of the day when you make that last mortgage payment is exciting. In fact, the prospect of a “free rent” future has great appeal! So, when a  financial planner argues against paying off your mortgage sooner rather than later, it makes for interesting reading... Read more

How to time your Charlotte Area home sale

Hardly anyone decides to put their house up for sale without wondering whether there wouldn’t be a better time to do so. There are many different ways to look at the impact timing has on when best to list your home in the Charlotte Area, but here are the two most common considerations... Read more