Gem of Vermillion Huntersville

Found a gem in the Vermillion neighborhood of Huntersville, NC! This home was built by Mattamy Homes (Floorplan: The Violet) and it has a little ...

What’s Next For Reid’s?

Remember when Reid’s had an Uptown Charlotte location? The grocer is looking for an 8,000 square foot space in the Uptown area again somewhere near the center of the city, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. Tom Coker, president and majority owner of Carolina Select Brands, says there are plans to open this new location […]

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Gem of Vermillion Huntersville

Found a gem in the Vermillion neighborhood of Huntersville, NC! This home was built by Mattamy Homes (Floorplan: The Violet) and it has a little over 3,000 heated square feet. This property is part of their “estate series.” The kitchen made me want to take a cooking class so I could buy this house and […]

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Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade – Volunteers Needed

Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013 in Uptown Charlotte Are you interested in being a volunteer? Charlotte Center City Partners is managing a volunteer project for the Novant Health Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade. Your help would be needed on Thanksgiving Day. Some of the positions that need to be filled are costumed walkers, marshals, balloon handlers, […]

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5 Steps to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Step 1: Rake away leaves and check soil pH. When else are you going to check the pH of your soil? This may help you determine if your soil is too acidic. Step 2: Aerate. This will allow your lawn to breathe. Use a garden fork or aerator to put holes in your lawn. This […]

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Composting Makes Sense

The leaves are beginning to change colors and we all know what comes next…they begin to fall!  What do you do with them after they fall?  Rather than allowing them to pile up on your lawn, here are a few ideas to put those leaves to good use: Composting: Composting leaves is an excellent way […]

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Which Renovations Add the Most to my Home’s Value?

Different markets value amenities differently. Adding a central air conditioner in Charlotte, NC, may add significant value, while putting one in a home located in Anchorage, Alaska might not have much impact at all. As a general rule of thumb, the most value returned from renovating a home comes in the kitchen. According to one national survey, kitchen remodels […]

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Kids’ Corner: Bad Habits That Hurt Our Kids

Stress much? Oftentimes, stress is a trigger for arguments with our spouse, and we argue while our family serves as our audience. Arguing may make us feel better at first but horrible later. The type of negative stress our kids experience after an argument in the family has been linked to an increased risk of […]

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Dilworth’s Freedom Park

Have you ever gone to the park for a picnic under the shade of a weeping willow tree? A breeze rushes by and the leaves whisper as the entire tree sways in the wind. I love Charlotte because you can walk your dog in your neighborhood one minute and lay like a root under an […]

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