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Tips for a Luscious Charlotte Lawn

By Jacob Palmer

 

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 Americans spend a fortune on their lawns, with spending climbing tonearly $48 billion in 2018.  But it isn’t necessary to break the bank to have a vibrant yard. By employing a few basic guidelines and principles, most homeowners can maintain an enviable lawn. This region is on your side, thanks to four relatively mild seasons and a healthy amount of rainfall. But even the best conditions won't produce a perfect outcome without some help. Here are some tips for creating a luscious Charlotte lawn.

Know Your Type

Successful lawn care begins with knowing what type of grass covers your lawn. There are two categories of turfgrass: cool-season and warm-season grasses. Because of North

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7 Landscaping Trends That Increase the Value of Your Charlotte Home

By Peter Goldberg

Keeping up with the latest trends is an important part of selling a home in the Charlotte market. Potential homebuyers will pay more for updated properties that require little to no extra work. While adding trending interior updates to your home is essential, make sure to update exterior portions of your home as well. There's a lot of emphasis on curb appeal as it can attract buyers. Consider these seven landscaping trends that increase the value of your home.

 

Keep It Low Maintenance

Many homeowners want to spend more time enjoying the outdoors, not working outdoors. Make sure your landscaping is low maintenance by planting native shrubs and trees

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Charlotte Agenda 

The Redbud Group is incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Charlotte Agenda. The Agenda exists to make Charlotte smarter and better connected, focusing on creating useful programming in a conversational tone. Charlotte Agenda is one of our favorites networks to find some of the best places to eat and exciting places to explore around the Queen City. Check out this awesome article below written by Kylie Moore and Brianna Crane:

 

Top 6 Places To Hike Near Charlotte, Plus a Guide to Their Best Trails.

Sometimes you need to get out of a concrete jungle and back into nature. Here are six places to do it within two hours of Charlotte. 

 

Crowders Mountain State Park

While most of us have seen

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We're heading into March and already more than half way through the first quarter of 2019! Charlotte has tons of amazing events that are coming up this year, and if you want to get connected with all that our Queen City has to offer, here are 9 events that you CAN'T miss...

 

1. 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament - March 12-16th

If you loved the NBA All-Star weekend last month and are ready for more basketball action, this is the event for you! Charlotte will be hosting the ACC's postseason tournament for the 13th time this year. The tournament will open on Tuesday, March 12, with 3 first-round games and will continue until Saturday, the 16th. Calling all NCAA Basketball fans to grab your jerseys and head down to the Spectrum Center! 

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Real Estate Market Update - January 2019

So, here we are - the first month of 2019 is nearly over and cold weather in Charlotte has officially set in. The New Year is filled with many dreams, and for many Charlotteans that dream includes buying or selling a home this year! Whether you're downsizing, need more space, or are just ready for a change of scenery, here's a quick update on what we know so far of the 2019 Real Estate Market. 

How are Interests Rates?

If you're looking to make that move and you're wondering what kind of financing rates await you, things are still looking pretty great for Homebuyers in 2019! According to the National Association of Realtors and Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates increased to 4.87 percent in November

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Exploring Charlotte’s Art District, NoDa

NoDa, short for North Davidson, is Charlotte’s beloved Arts District. Voted the #1 neighborhood in Charlotte in 2017, NoDa surrounds the intersection of North Davidson Street and 36th Street.

In what used to be a booming textile village just a mile north of center city Charlotte, now stands NoDa. This melting pot of a community serves as a hotspot for families, musicians, artists, young business professionals and everyone in between.

NoDa’s unique location has become more and more sought after by people looking to reside in the outskirts of Charlotte. NoDa is one of the most highly praised communities in the Charlotte area.

The history of Noda

NoDa–previously known as North Charlotte–was once a

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Halloween is unlike any other day of the year. The costumes, the pumpkin carving–even the haunted houses–we love it all! So break out your pumpkin carving kit and your favorite scary movies because Halloween is coming up fast!

While there’s a million things to love about Halloween, trick-or-treating certainly tops the cake. Below are some tips and tricks for safe trick-or treating.

Preparing Your Home for Halloween Safety

For some of us, trick-or-treating will mean staying home and passing out candy. Some things to keep in mind are:

Don’t use burning candles

What screams “Halloween” more than a jack-o-lantern? While glowing pumpkins can make your yard look especially festive, unfortunately, they can be quite the safety hazard. Instead

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8 Tips For an Energy Efficient Home This Winter

When the winter months set in and temperatures drop to what feels like below freezing, we homeowners are grateful to have a roof over our heads. A comfortable, safe, and warm home comes at a price though–that price, of course, being high utility bills. (A cost associated with owning a home often forgotten when buying).

Fortunately, there are a few steps every homeowner can take for an energy efficient home and cheaper utility bills this winter. Stick with us, we’ve got your back (and your wallet) covered.

When you’re finished with this list, be sure to check out our Fall To-Do Fist For Southern Homeowners to further prep your home for the winter season.

1. Perform an energy audit on your

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A large purchase can seem quite daunting, especially if your credit score isn’t the best. The good news is, having a lower credit score doesn’t completely eliminate your chances of qualifying for a loan. There are plenty of options for homebuyers with low scores, high scores and all scores in between.

Set yourself up for loan success by getting your personal finances and credit score in check

When preparing to invest in a home, one thing you can do to set yourself up for success is to get your personal finances in check early on. Here’s what we recommend:

Eliminate Debt

This isn’t always easy. In fact, about 80% of Americans have some form of debt. While it may not be possible to get rid of all of your debt, minimizing it even slightly

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What Qualities Make a Good Neighbor?

Every neighborhood has a personality–some are full of socializing and parties, while some are quiet and secluded. The same things goes for neighbors too! Everyone knows those neighbors who want to know everyone else’s business. Or the family with all the crazy kids. And don’t forget about the neighbors who are so private you can hardly believe they’re there at all. Neighbors come in all different shapes and sizes and that’s what makes them so great!

But what makes a good neighbor? They say the type of company you keep can have a huge impact on your way of life. This holds true for the type of neighbors you have too. A happy neighbor equals a happy life (or something like that). In order to have good

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