Donna Johnston's Blog Posts

September Events In And Around Charlotte

Summer may be ending, but fall festival season is on the way! If you're looking for some fun things to do this autumn, Charlotte and the surrounding communities are great places to enjoy

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Charlotte Named 3rd Healthiest Housing Market In NC

A recent study ranking the nation's healthiest housing markets placed Charlotte in the number three position for North Carolina and 15th in the country. SmartAsset, a popular online resource&

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Charlotte Home Price Growth Cools Off In April

Despite strong demand and limited inventory, April home price growth in Charlotte fell below the national average. Charlotte area home price growthHome prices in the Queen City grew at an

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Tips For Being Hurricane Ready

It's hurricane season once again, which means people living throughout the United States should be prepared for the threat of these massive storms. In today's post, we'll go over some basic

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Charlotte Area Home Price Update

The spring real estate season is now in full swing! In today's post, we'll take a look at how the Charlotte area home prices are trending amid this high-demand climate.In February, Charlotte

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Pending Home Sales And Prices Up Again In Charlotte Area

Pending home sales are up again in the Charlotte area, continuing a trend that parallels the increase in area home prices. According to data released by Carolina Multiple Listing

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Charlotte Area To Become Next Wine Country Contender

Could the Queen City become the next big destination for wine lovers? According to a Feb. 20 article from Bisnow Charlotte, a recent petition approval by Charlotte City Council will allow wineries

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5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate agent to work with is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. Without the help of a knowledgable agent, home buyers could find themselves

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Unique Valentines Day Date Ideas In Charlotte

Looking to try something a little different with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Charlotte has tons of great date night ideas, including plenty of the traditional wine and dine options.

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Charlotte Named Among Hottest Housing Markets For 2018

Earlier this month, the researchers at Zillow compiled a list of their predicted top U.S. housing markets for 2018. Earning the No. 4 spot was none other that our very own Queen City, a.k.a.,

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New Home Development Coming To Harrisburg

A brand new housing development is coming to the town of Harrisburg. Taylor Morrison Home Corp. is building its second community in the Charlotte suburb, a 114-homesite subdivision called Holcomb

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Home Prices Rise Across Charlotte Area

A new report from Case-Shiller, homes throughout the Charlotte area are experiencing faster rates of price appreciation. Home prices ticked up in October, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic

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New Study Shows Many Charlotte Renters Are Cost Burdened

When it comes to comparing the costs of buying versus renting a home, Charlotte area residents are likely to find a better value in buying, according to the results of a recent study, reported by

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3 Of The Best Suburbs In Charlotte

The Charlotte area is seeing amazing growth, both in and around Uptown and the surrounding suburban communities. In today’s post, we’ll highlight what we think are some of Charlotte’s best

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New Construction Questions And Considerations

If you’ve read through both Parts of the Ins and Outs of Building a New Home, you may still have a laundry list of questions. One topic we often cover with homebuyers dealing with new

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The Ins And Outs Of Building A New Home Part II

Let’s pick up from where we left off in Part I – as we covered the time frame after the lumber drop.         1. Rule of thumb: add a month to the estimated date of

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Three Reasons To Buy An Investment Home In Charlotte

Thinking of investing in real estate? Here are three reasons Charlotte is a great place to get started. 1. With home prices going up, more people are looking to rent. The current inventory

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Charlotte Home Sales Drop Slightly In September

Continually shrinking home inventory has led Charlotte area home sales to fall across the region in September, dropping 3.9% from a year ago. "Ultimately, low inventory across the region

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The Ins And Outs Of Building A New Home Part I

Electing to build a new home appeals to many of today’s homebuyers. Instead of moving into a pre-designed house, new construction allows for hand-selection of land, interior customization and a

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10 Good Reasons To Sell Your Home This Fall

There's no denying it's a seller's market right now. Demand is strong and values are up, making the fall of 2017 a great time to consider putting your home on the market. Here are 10 good

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Beautiful South Charlotte Home For Sale 5200 Shadow Pond Lane

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, September 23rd from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.This stunning single-family home near SouthPark is located in the cozy Cottonwood subdivision and is full of character! The great location is

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Charlotte Area Home Supply Drops In August

Local real estate inventory plunged 18.6 percent in August from the previous year while home sales declined 3.8 percent, according to information from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. The

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Charlotte Area Home Prices Continue To Rise Faster Than National Average

Real estate in the greater Charlotte metro area is in high demand - so much so that home prices in the region continue to rise at a pace faster than the national average. According to data from

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3825 Glen Lyon Drive Matthews NC Home For Sale

If you’d love a home on a spacious lot – one of the largest in the neighborhood – and easy access to the highway, but don’t want to sacrifice the perks of a close-knit community, 3825 Glen

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