• Hip Places to Stay in Charlotte

    If you are planning a visit to our queen city check out my list of favorite hotels, bed and breakfasts and rentals on airbnb. I recommend staying in one of the rental homes if you ...

Weekend Warrior Projects

Five Home Projects for When You’re Short on Time Want to spruce up your digs but don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands? We’ve got five projects you can complete over the weekend. Fire it up – While it may not seem like it now, cooler weather will be here soon. And […]

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Bad Appraisals from Big Banks

Need a loan for your next home purchase?  Consider getting a loan from a local mortgage company instead of one of the big banks. These companies use appraisers that know our neighborhood values. If you work for one of the banks you might think you will get a better deal on a loan but it […]

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Hip Places to Stay in Charlotte

If you are planning a visit to our queen city check out my list of favorite hotels, bed and breakfasts and rentals on airbnb. I recommend staying in one of the rental homes if you want to get a better feeling of Charlotte and what it would be like to live here. Airbnb – Charlotte […]

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Why Buying A Home with an Agent is Free!

Everyone knows that real estate agents are paid on commission. The average commission in the Charlotte area is generally 6% of the sales price of the home. When you are a buyer, you get the expertise, knowledge, and guidance of a real estate agent without having to pay a dime! Pretty cool, huh? The seller […]

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Looking for A Rental Home?

If you have ever tried to find a rental home the search process can be extremely frustrating. It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. If you don’t live in the area it is even more daunting because you don’t know what part of the city would best suit your needs. When you […]

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Got Stains? 6 Tips to get out of a Sticky Situation.

How to Get Out the Most Common Spills and Scuffs Don’t let spills and scuffs stress you out! Here are some tips for getting out the most common stains. Scuff Marks — Removing the black streaks left by rubber-bottomed shoes takes a bit of elbow grease. Try rubbing the spot with a white eraser or […]

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10 Ways to Spice up Your Summer Grilling

10 Creative Tips to Spice up Your Summer Grilling Tired of the same old chipotle steak spice slathered on your favorite cut or the endlessly overdone herb chicken? Try one of these savory seasonings to spice up your summer. Yogurt and Herbs — Instead of marinating your meat in oil and vinegar, try yogurt combined […]

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Flags for the 4th

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! William Porter and I were busy yesterday putting flags out on several of the streets in the Olde Providence neighborhood. We were delighted that neighbors took the time to stop what they were doing to thank us for putting up the flags. I must say seeing the streets lined […]

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Maintenance Time

Ten Things to Do to Maintain Your Home Investment 1. Eyeball your roof; look for missing or raised shingles or missing flashing near chimneys (a pair of binoculars with a view from across the street may help). 2. Make sure downspouts are connected and draining away from your home. 3. Check for loose siding, cracks […]

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