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Charlotte Knights end 24 years in Fort Mill with Monday’s season finale

Charlotte Knights end 24 years in Fort Mill with Monday’s season finale | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte Knights hitting coach Brandon Moore had some history with Knights Stadium before joining the team’s staff at the beginning of this season.
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Coming soon to Uptown....Knights Baseball!!  A sad end for Fort Mill but, an exciting beginning for Knights baseball in Uptown Charlotte.

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The Best of Charlotte NC Real Estate in 2011

The Best of Charlotte NC Real Estate in 2011 | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte NC real estate articles - the best of 2011 on www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com | See why our sites are the best Charlotte real estate references available!
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Charlotte Chamber - Velocity Technology Solutions Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte

Charlotte Chamber - Velocity Technology Solutions Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global leader in cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York City to Charlotte. Velocity recently completed the acquisition of Charlotte-based Titan Technology Partners and will move to the former Titan office space located at 2105 Water Ridge Parkway.
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More good economic news for Charlotte, courtesy of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

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Sealed Air Corp. moving headquarters to Charlotte, bringing nearly 1,300 jobs

Sealed Air Corp. moving headquarters to Charlotte, bringing nearly 1,300 jobs | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Sealed Air Corp., a Fortune 500 company known for making Bubble Wrap, announced Wednesday that it will move its headquarters to Charlotte, bringing 1,262 jobs.
Debe Maxwell www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com's insight:

Great news for Charlotte's economy - the largest Fortune 500 company relocation in history, bringing Charlotte's total to eight.  With Sealed Air Corporation's headquarters relocation to Charlotte, we will be gaining 1,262 jobs.

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Austin or Bust: America's Biggest Cities Lose People to the Urban B-List

Austin or Bust: America's Biggest Cities Lose People to the Urban B-List | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it

"New Census data show second-tier cities on the rise.   I know people who have moved in recent years from Los Angeles to Charlotte, from Boston to Durham, from New York to Seattle, from the Bay Area to Denver. Thanks to new U.S. Census data, I now know I am not going crazy. The flight to second-tier cities is thriving."

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Not sure I'm a fan of being called 'B-List' of metros but, was there really any doubt that Charlotte would be one of the top 5 cities to which newcomers are drawn?!

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U.S. job growth offers upbeat sign for weather-beaten economy

U.S. job growth offers upbeat sign for weather-beaten economy | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve
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The recovery process continues and Charlotte is among the leaders in the process with a bustling economy, including housing.

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Infographic: What Does A High Credit Scorer Look Like? - Banking Analytics Blog

Infographic: What Does A High Credit Scorer Look Like? - Banking Analytics Blog | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
New myFICO® research provides revealing insight into the credit profile of US consumers with the highest credit scores, specifically those with FICO® Scores of 750 and above. These FICO Score “high achievers” account for 37% of scorable consumers, or roughly 74 million individuals. The research reinforces that following responsible credit...
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Great infographic from MyFICO.com - what I've been preaching to my young adult sons for years!  It pays to be responsible when it comes to your credit.

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ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019 | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
The ACC’s championship football game will remain at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium for six more years, through 2019.
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More great news to continue boosting Charlotte's economy...and visibility!

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Should You Lower Your Price On Your Charlotte Home for Sale?

Should You Lower Your Price On Your Charlotte Home for Sale? | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Should You Lower Your Price On Your Charlotte Home for Sale? Charlotte home seller tips - things that you CAN change to get your Charlotte home SOLD!
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Change the aspects that you can in order to get your home sold.  If it doesn't sell and the price is the only remaining part of the equation you can change, then you simply have to lower that price.

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Local company hiring hundreds - focused on new college grads

Local company hiring hundreds - focused on new college grads | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Recent college graduates have had a tough time finding employment since the recession, but hundreds of them have found work this year at this Ballantyne based business called XPO Logistics.
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I can attest to the new hiring of college grads as my son was recently hired by this company - wonderful benefits and a great work environment for these new grads.

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Challenge Nation - Charlotte Challenge

AUGUST 25 - Don't miss Charlotte's 4th annual CHARLOTTE CHALLENGE!  Register NOW for teams of 2 or more!

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"The Charlotte Challenge urban adventure race is returning to the Queen City for our fourth season on Sunday, August 25th!  
 

The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.
 

Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun--we guarantee you’ll have a blast!"

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Improving housing market boosts Electrolux North American earnings

Improving housing market boosts Electrolux North American earnings | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
A steadily improving housing market meant big gains for Electrolux, the Swedish appliance maker, which on Friday reported strong sales and earnings growth in North America.
Debe Maxwell www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com's insight:

Keep the housing market in recovery and the rest of the puzzle pieces fall into place!  Great numbers for the Charlotte-based Electrolux company, who showed solid 9$ YOY gains.

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Charlotte named among Forbes’ best cities for jobs - Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte named among Forbes’ best cities for jobs - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Forbes has released a ranking of cities that have “momentum in the job-creation...
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Another top-10 list that includes the Queen City!  This one is huge, not only for jobs, economy and housing but, for our recent college graduates - Charlotte is the place to be!  Metros that are adding jobs in technology and energy among the big winners. Charlotte placed at No. 8 in the big-cities category of Forbes’ list, called Best Cities For Jobs 2013.

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50+ free things to do this week in Charlotte

50+ free things to do this week in Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
These free events take place in the Charlotte area from Monday, July 1st, 2013, through Sunday, July 7th. Plenty of 4th of July events are on the list, including fireworks, festivals and parades.
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Happy Independence Day!

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Best Big-City Bargains

Best Big-City Bargains | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Check out the full ranking to see if your town made the list.
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Charlotte a "Big-City Bargain?"  You're darned skippy it is!  Charlotte is ranked #1 in best places to live based on economic strength, housing appreciation and pricing forecasts and livability.  Of course we may be biased but, there's no surprise here on this one!

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Charlotte Chamber - Hitachi Opens New Charlotte Ink Research and Development Center

Charlotte Chamber - Hitachi Opens New Charlotte Ink Research and Development Center | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Hitachi America, Ltd. announced today the opening of its ink research and development facility in north Charlotte. The new facility, located at 5900 Northwoods Parkway, will initially employ five people.
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This announcement brings Charlotte's new job tally THIS WEEK to nearly 4,000!  A HUGE week for the Queen City!

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IT firm Spectra Group announces 250 jobs for Charlotte

IT firm Spectra Group announces 250 jobs for Charlotte | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
A New Jersey company said Tuesday it plans 250 jobs in a new Charlotte office designed to help financial services companies comply with a growing number of regulations emerging from the financial crisis.
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More IT jobs coming to Charlotte!  With Austin and Tampa being two of the competing cities,   we are honored to be the 'up-and-coming market' in the nation that was selected.  

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Stretching your money: The best cities for high pay and low expenses

Stretching your money: The best cities for high pay and low expenses | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
It's great to get a good paying job. It's even better when you live in a city where that good paying job buys more. After all, $60,000 goes a lot further in Boise than Boston.
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It's no surprise at all that Charlotte has been named the best city in America for good salaries AND a low cost of living. Charlotte is not only a banking powerhouse, being the second-largest financial center in the country behind New York but, also a top contender in the energy sector.  With a Level I Trauma Center located in Charlotte as well, healthcare is the top employer in the region.

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Top 10 Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work in 2014 | CareerBliss

Top 10 Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work in 2014 | CareerBliss | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
This year, San Jose was rated the happiest city to work in, and Washington D.C. wasn’t far too behind.

These ratings come directly from hundreds of thousands...
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Charlotte NC's rank in the top 10 comes as no surprise to many Charlotteans!  The Queen City is filled with a happy work force as a result of not only a good work culture & environment but, growth opportunities and excellent working relationships with co-workers and bosses. 

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Publix set to open Wednesday in Ballantyne

Publix set to open Wednesday in Ballantyne | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Publix Super Markets is set to open its first store in North Carolina on Wednesday, as the Florida company attempts to muscle its way into the crowded Charlotte grocery scene with a foothold in Ballantyne.
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Located on Providence Road W, just off of Johnston Road, Ballantyne food shoppers are going to love the expanded prepared-food and health and wellness sections being piloted in the Charlotte area.  We're thrilled to have Publix in the Ballantyne area and coming soon to the Rock Hill and Matthews (near Siskey YMCA) areas as well!

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Publix sets plans for 11 Charlotte-area stores - Charlotte Business Journal

Publix sets plans for 11 Charlotte-area stores - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Publix Super Markets Inc. looks forward to being your favorite supermarket. The...
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Publix has been busy at work remodeling the Bi-Lo store at the Ballantyne Town Center since their acquisition.   The Ballantyne Town Center, located at 11222 Providence Road West is expected to open early this year.  Great news for local residents!

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Royal Café & Creperie

Royal Café & Creperie | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Alexis Botero and her mother, Elena Mizrahi, bring delicious crepes to downtown Matthews, just outside of Charlotte.
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So proud for my amazing clients!  Royal Café & Creperie is all the buzz in the South Charlotte/Matthews area!

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Charlotte Knights end 24 years in Fort Mill with Monday’s season finale

Charlotte Knights end 24 years in Fort Mill with Monday’s season finale | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Charlotte Knights hitting coach Brandon Moore had some history with Knights Stadium before joining the team’s staff at the beginning of this season.
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Coming soon to Uptown....Knights Baseball!!  A sad end for Fort Mill but, an exciting beginning for Knights baseball in Uptown Charlotte.

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Tijuana Flats opening Charlotte location - Charlotte Business Journal

Tijuana Flats opening Charlotte location - Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. will open its first Charlotte-area location in Dilworth...
Debe Maxwell www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com's insight:

Bye-bye The Original Italian Pie, Hello Tijuana Flats!  Great new Dilworth restaurant coming this fall.  The East Boulevard location will be the chain's first in the Charlotte area.

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Charlotte Chamber - Charlotte-Mecklenburg New and Expanded Business

The Charlotte Chamber works to grow the economy, serve as a voice for business and to deliver value to our members.
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Mecklenburg County continues to outpace the nation in job growth. The past 12 months have yielded 10,700 more jobs for county residents, an increase of 2.4 percent – double that of the nation’s 1.2 percent.

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The Top 10 ‘Most Patriotic’ Cities and Historical Sites for the Fourth of July | TheBlaze.com

The Top 10 ‘Most Patriotic’ Cities and Historical Sites for the Fourth of July | TheBlaze.com | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for all good patriots to fire up the barbeque, throw some burgers, chicken, and brats on the grill, and start blowing stuff up. It’s what the Founding Fathers would have wanted.
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We love seeing Charlotte on this list as well as a second top-10 city in NC! 

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10 Ways To Turn Off A Homebuyer | Bankrate.com

10 Ways To Turn Off A Homebuyer | Bankrate.com | Charlotte North Carolina | Scoop.it
Homeowners hoping to sell their homes in a tough market should avoid these 10 buyer turnoffs.
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What a difference a couple of years makes.

 

Back in 2007, homebuyers would beg to purchase your house. They would even bid more than the asking price for the privilege to do so.

 

Today ... well, not so much. Once the real estate bubble burst and foreclosures poisoned the housing pool, buyers suddenly regained the upper hand. But instead of buying, they're waiting, convinced that housing prices will continue to drop.



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