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Finding a Home in Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCMoving to a new city can be daunting, but there are ways you can make it easier.

Moving to a new city can feel overwhelming. You’ll soon be surrounded by all new places and faces, which will certainly take some time to get used to. One thing that will help you get settled more quickly? Choosing the perfect place to live – one that makes you feel comfortable right away.

You may be thinking, “How can I find a home I love in a new city I know nothing about?” If you know exactly what to look for and the right questions to ask yourself, it will be easy to narrow down your options. First things first: Hit your new city for a day of exploring.

Rent or Buy?

First you’ll need to make an important distinction: Are you looking to rent a home or buy? Your finances may answer this question for you; buying a home is a major monetary commitment that takes serious planning, so be sure you are ready.

Thinking beyond bank accounts, there are other reasons it might make sense to rent rather than buy at first in a brand new city. Many real estate agents recommend renting first to get to know the area.

Rent in a new city before buying to give yourself a chance to get to know the areas. What corners you like best. Get a good understanding of how long certain commutes are to your work and other important activities.

It also gives you time to make sure you’ll actually like the new job and city.

What a nightmare it would be to buy a home in a new city, only to end up hating the job (or city) and moving back within a few months.

Lastly, the type of home you’re interested in may help narrow down your choice to rent or buy. If you definitely want an apartment/condo in a high-rise building, that is more likely available for rent.

Learn the Neighborhoods

As you start apartment hunting, keep in mind the three most important words in real estate: location, location, location. Choosing your new neighborhood can actually be more important than most other things.

As you check out the neighborhoods in your new city, consider the following: Do you want to live downtown, or in a more suburban or rural area? There are certainly pros and cons to each option.

Downtown, you may be within walking distance to great restaurants, fun entertainment and, conveniently, your place of work. That being said, you could also deal with negatives like loud street noise or frequent construction.

In the suburbs, you could have more green space with parks and playgrounds. However, if you’ve decided you’re looking for an apartment, your options might be limited outside of downtown.

Your transportation situation is also a key factor to consider. Do you own a car? How far are you willing to commute to work, and where does the neighborhood fit into traffic patterns? Take commute time into account, not just the distance.

Once you’ve pinpointed the general area you want to be, try plugging the coordinates into GPS to determine if your driving time is satisfactory to you during rush hour.

Other key factors to keep in mind when exploring a neighborhood are the specifics that fit your family’s needs. Do you have children, or are you planning a family in the future? If so, find out about the schools in the areas you’re considering.

If possible, drive around each of the schools those neighborhoods feed into. Even if you don’t have children this can give you a feel for the area.

And, of course, talk with someone familiar with the city – your new coworkers or friends in the area.

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Mooresville, NC is a Great Small Town To Live In Near Charlotte

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCIn NC there are some best places to live, best small towns, cities and communities. Many show up on “Best” lists year after year.

Charlotte NC is one of the few major metropolitan areas in the country where not only is the cost of living lower than the national average, but housing costs and median home prices are still quite affordable.

If Charlotte NC is an amazingly affordable place to live for a large city.

Think about how even more affordable the smaller towns around Charlotte are to live even though they are smaller towns and cities just outside Charlotte NC!

One of the best places to live around Charlotte which is also affordable is Mooresville, NC. You’ve probably heard of it from previous Carolina Reports.

It has had amazing success in attracting new business and economic development, the town of Mooresville NC, population 32,711.

Mooresville NC is located about 20 miles north of Charlotte right next to beautiful Lake Norman.

In addition to being home to a growing number of retail and manufacturing enterprises, Mooresville is also home to a large number of NASCAR drivers and teams.

As a result Mooresville NC is often called “Race City USA.”

With increased economic development has come more people.

Between the people moving to the area to work in new corporate offices and manufacturing plants and young professionals who work in Charlotte that want a little small town peace and quiet, the population of Mooresville has almost doubled in the last decade.

Historic downtown Mooresville NC has a nice mix of old and new, as in the kind of place you can get a get a cup of coffee at an old-time diner and go down the street and check out the fancy wine bar.

State parks, Lake Norman and NASCAR put a premium on outdoor activity around here and throw in a median home value of a respectable $137,800 and Mooresville, North Carolina is quite a bargain!

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Mooresville is one of the Most Exciting Cities in North Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCNorth Carolina is no doubt one of the most exciting states in the U.S. You want festivals? North Carolina has you covered. Bars and parties? Absolutely. And don’t even get me started on the restaurant options NC has for all the foodies out there (especially the barbecue lovers).

The point is, this state pretty much has it going on—well, depending on where you are. In the latest analysis here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we discovered that not all North Carolina cities are created equally exciting; not by a longshot.

How We Created This Ranking

For North Carolina’s Most Exciting Places, we used the U.S. Census (2010) to create a list of all of the places in the state with populations of 25,000 or more, which left us with a total of 34 places. Then, we used the U.S. Census and business listing to find relevant data for the following eight criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Arts and Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)

We then ranked each place from one to 34 according to each criterion, with one being the best possible score. From there, we averaged the rankings for each place into one overall Big Deal Score, with the lowest number being our winner.

So if you think you can handle the excitement, keep reading to find out just what makes each of our top 10 more thrilling than the rest. Otherwise, feel free to head down to the bottom of the post for a look at how all 34 places in the state ranked.

12. Mooresville, NC

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Why Living Around Charlotte, NC is Great For College Grads

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NC1. Charlotte Is On The Rise

Few cities in the country have a future of ahead of them as bright as the one you’ll find in Charlotte. It’s the third fastest growing city in the country, with tons of new people and new business moving into town every year. If you’re looking for a great place to build a career and eventually start a family, Charlotte is one city that’s sure to have you covered for years to come.

2. That Degree Will Take You Far In Charlotte

Though the unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national average in Charlotte at 7.6 percent, an inflated rate like this is typical for cities of Charlotte’s size. However, with all the new businesses coming to the area, tons of companies are looking for employees with a college education, meaning that finding a great job in Charlotte won’t be much of a problem after graduation.

3. This Diverse Economy Has Something For Everyone

One of the reasons that Charlotte’s economy is so awesome is how varied it is, known for attracting huge companies, eight of which fall into the Fortune 500 category. Major industries found in this town include the financial sector, banking, technology, and energy. A few of the local companies you’ll recognize including Duke Energy, Chiquita Brands International, U.S. Airways, and Meineke Car Care Center. Thanks to its growing presence of big business in the area, there’s a high level of security that comes along with this economy and job market.

4. Young People Are Flocking To Charlotte

Close to 25 percent of the local population in Charlotte falls into the “young adult” range according to the most recent census data. Coupled with the fact that roughly 56 percent of the population isn’t married, it can be concluded that there are a good amount of post-grads in Charlotte that are single and ready to mingle. Charlotte is also one of the most educated places in the country with an 86 percent of the local population graduating high school, while nearly 40 percent of the population have also earned a bachelor’s degree and another 12.5 percent went on to complete a masters. To put that in perspective, the national average is 28 percent and 10 percent for bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively. You’ll have no problem finding similar people in a similar stage of life here.

5. Put That Drinking Practice To Good Use

There’s a good chance you developed a taste for cheap wine during your college years. If that’s the case, it’s time to step up your game. One local Charlotte event you’re sure to love is the Great Grapes! wine festival, featuring over 200 taste-able wines from over 20 regional wineries. It’s also got live music, unique crafts, and plenty of delicious food. The craft beer scene is also alive and kicking in Charlotte, a great upgrade from that Natty Light everyone kept buying for parties in college.

6. There’s Always A Reason To Cheer In This Town

It’s always easy to catch live sports in Charlotte, home to two major league sports teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets. Can’t afford the major league ticket prices yet? There are also several minor league and college squads that call this area home, including Charlotte Checkers ice hockey team.

7. You’ll Never Be Stuck Inside In This City

Nestled in Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte area has more than 200 parks and facilities maintained by the local government, spanning more than 17,600 acres. This makes it very easy to find something to do outside here year round. You don’t even have to leave the city to have great work outs, as neighborhoods like Midtown are home to huge greenway trails perfect for jogging and biking. Of course, if you’re looking to do something that’s a little further from home, Charlotte’s close proximity to places like Uwharrie National Forest make getting some fresh air totally possible.

8. Charlotte’s Cuisine Is Quite A Step Up Ramen And Reheated Pizza

Home to plenty of hearty, mouth-watering southern cooking, it’s hard to cut yourself off at the dinner table in this city. A couple regional dishes that are a huge hit in Charlotte include the local selection of barbecue and of course, the fried chicken. There’s also this fast food place called Bojangles’—if you haven’t heard of it yet, you’re in for a treat. However, if you’re looking to get a little swanky, two of the more upscale Charlotte restaurants you can’t miss are Bentley’s on 27 and George’s Brasserie.

9. The Party Never Stops In Charlotte

As the local population continues to grow, new restaurants and bars are popping up all over Charlotte making it easy to find nighttime entertainment regardless of the day of the week or what part of the city you’re in. A couple areas that are especially notable for their after-hours attractions include NoDa (North Davidson Street), the local art district that’s filled with tons of funky hot spots, as well as South Park, the largest business and residential neighborhood in the city, offering a seemingly endless amount of options fitting for any mood.

10. Getting Around Charlotte Won’t Drive You Crazy

While the average daily commute time of 24 minutes by car might seem a little high, the infrastructure Charlotte makes getting around this city relatively stress free. There are also plenty of other transportation options that don’t put you behind the wheel, including a light rail, express shuttles, a bus system, and historic trolleys. It’s probably still a good idea to have a car, but with the public transportation services available in Charlotte, know that you’ll be saving some money on gas in this city.

11. You’ll Love This Festival In The Park

One of the best ways to get to know more about this local community is by checking out some of the many events that come through Charlotte on an annual basis. One of the most popular events is called the Festival in the Park, attracting over 100,000 people to Freedom Park featuring 150 artists, 1,000 entertainments, and some of the best food vendors in town.

12. Sunny Days Galore In Charlotte

Thanks to the awesome weather in this town, it’s easy to take advantage of everything unique Charlotte has to offer regardless of the season. The summer months average a warm 76 degrees while the winter months average a cooler 47, with roughly one day a year that stays below freezing. The most you’ll have to worry about here is the occasional tropical storm, which can be damaging but aren’t as frequent or powerful as what you’d find further south.

13. Big City Life Doesn’t Cost An Arm And A Leg Here

With a cost of living score of 99 on the same cost of living index that puts average America at 100, Charlotte is actually a very affordable place to live despite its large size. Notable areas that the locals here save money include the prices for goods and services, as well as the housing market. This number should be especially important to college grads, likely to have other expenses left over from previous years in the form of student loans and credit card debt.

14. Eating Healthy Comes Naturally In Charlotte

Thanks to the awesome weather in this city, there are plenty of outdoor venues around town to find fresh produce throughout the year. Two popular options when it comes to finding fresh food include the outdoor Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, open several days a week year round, and the indoor Atlantic Farmers Market, open daily and known for their selection of international food.

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Mistakes College Grads Make When Looking for Their First Apartment – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Auston Woods, Charlotte, NCFinding your first apartment after college is a big undertaking — it can be hard to know where to start when you’re staring at a stack of listings and the money from your new job is burning a hole in your pocket. And you’re new to all this, so you’re bound to make some mistakes along the way.

Take a look at some of these common slip-ups so you can do your best to avoid them as you search for a new place to live.

1. Starting Your Search Too Early

Generally, the best time to start looking for an apartment is no more than three weeks before your move-in date. But once it’s time to start your search, you want to make you aren’t …

2. … Underestimating How Much Everything Costs

Getting your first apartment can be a big financial adjustment.

You can use the time before graduation to research how much apartments are in the areas you’re considering and what costs you might pay for additional amenities.

3. Not Planning for Expenses Beyond Rent

Most people think about the monthly rent check (or charge, if your landlord lets you pay rent by credit card), but that’s not the only expense you’ll face living on your own. Think about other necessities like laundry detergent, toilet paper and groceries. And remember, there are ways to save on your daily expenses — like making this delicious 16-cent breakfast.

4. Leaving Student Loan Payments Out of Your Budget

Monthly payments for student loans are often overlooked … because student loans come with a six-month grace period before you have to start making payments.

5. Forgetting About Credit

Most landlords look at a version of your credit report as part of the application process. Things like credit cards or loans are impacting your credit.

Depending on how far into the world of credit you’ve ventured, your credit file may be pretty thin. Not sure?

6. Not Gathering What You’ll Need

Graduates usually rush to find an apartment without contemplating on the requirements for renting an apartment. They don’t have any offer letters ready, pay stubs or bank statements.

7. Not Talking With Your Guarantors About Their Essential Paperwork

Once you’ve gathered all your paperwork, it’s important to also remind any guarantors of what they’ll need, as springing it all on them at the last minute is guaranteed to cause delays and frustrations.

8. Not Brushing Up on Terminology

Recent graduates don’t typically know the difference in rental versus condo versus co-op building. They tend to just shop for what looks awesome and do not take into consideration the process involved with putting together a board package and the cost.

9. Choosing the Wrong Roommates

Compare schedules and lifestyles to see if living with a particular person is really a good idea.

You should already be thinking about things like each person’s tolerance for mess and budget, but now that you have your first full-time jobs, you’ll have to make sure the lifestyles can coexist peacefully.

10. Not Getting Roommate Agreements in Writing

Even if you’re living with your best friend, it’s important to write out responsibilities and agreements you’ve made about the living situation. You’ll also want to outline how bills will be paid and who is responsible for what. Hopefully you’ll never need to reference this for any reason, but you’ll be glad to have it all in writing if things go bad.

11. Not Considering Apartments With Fees

We know, all those fees are the worst. But some of these upfront costs, while painful at the time you see the money coming out of your account, may mean paying less over time.

Many of the no-fee apartments just add fees to your monthly rent. And, if that’s the case, although you will pay less upfront, over time it will even out, as you will be paying more per month.

12. Forgetting to Meet Potential Neighbors

In college, your neighbors were probably other college students, but that probably won’t be the case now. Don’t let that stop you from getting to know your neighbors and finding ones you can trust.

13. Not Factoring in the Landlord

It’s sometimes better to pay a premium to be with a better landlord than to pay less and be with a bad landlord that doesn’t fix anything and is hard to reach.

14. Skimming Over the Lease

In a time when we all just click “next” anytime we install an update on one of our devices, it’s easy to flip to the end of the agreement and sign on the dotted line. But it’s essential you know what you’re agreeing to and negotiate things that you’re not quite on board with.

15. Not Knowing Your Tenant Rights

Tenants (and even applicants) have federal laws protecting them. And, in many cases, there are state laws that help protect you too, so you’ll want to do your research and find out what legal rights you have ahead of time.

16. Passing on Renters Insurance

Renters insurance may seem like one more expense, but just like car insurance, having it may ultimately save you money in the event of a problem. You can read about the little-known ways renters insurance could save you money here.

17. Only Looking at the Bottom Line

Graduates are very price-sensitive, so they will usually go with the cheaper apartment as their rule of thumb. However … they don’t realize that sometimes a cheap deal is not the best deal for them.

18. Holding Out for Perfection

Apartment hunting can be a lot like a relationship — you start out with a list of ideal qualities, but the odds of finding someone (or some place) that meets all these may not be realistic.

Regardless of your budget, there is no perfect apartment. Renting is all about tradeoffs.

19. Forgetting About What Comes Next

When looking for an apartment, people have a tendency to not think about a rental as more than a one-year commitment. But, unless you have reason to move, you probably won’t want to go through the hassle. So, that’s why it’s a good idea to think about how that unit will fit your life in the next few years.

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Buy or Rent? How to Decide which Is Best for You – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 18, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCShould you buy or rent? Most people ask themselves this question and there’s no clear correct answer. Before you give up in frustration, take some time to ask yourself the following questions.

How Stable Is Your Lifestyle?

Are you the kind of person who likes to stay in one place, or do you like to move around? If your life is stable and you want to put down roots, buying a home is probably a good idea. If you are looking to move around or you are willing to pick up stakes for your job, you should consider renting.

What Are Your Plans for the Near Future?

Your plans for the near future are also very important in this decision. If you are planning on expanding your family it might be a good idea to buy a home that’s bigger than most apartments. Likewise, if you are planning to move soon, you’ll want to rent.

What’s Important to You?

You should also take a few moments to consider what’s important for you in terms of a living situation. Do you like privacy, stability, and the feeling of owning your own home? If so, then you’ll want to buy. Do you prefer amenities, a community, and putting the responsibility for home care and maintenance in the hands of professionals? That might mean you want to rent. There’s not a right or wrong answer here, so take some time to come to your own conclusion.

Who Is Helping You?

Finally, think about who’s helping you to make this choice. If you work with professionals, you’ll have a better chance to see more properties and make a more informed decision. One of the worst moves you can make when making this decision is to rush forward without enough information. Always make sure you let a real estate professional help you in your search.

Deciding whether to rent or buy is always a deeply personal decision. Take some time and think things over, then work with a professional to help you find a living situation that suits your lifestyle.

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What it's Like to Retire in Charlotte, Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCCharlotte is a prosperous, very fast growing city of over 600,000 in south central North Carolina. The city's population increased 46% from 1990 to 2006. It has a thriving downtown commercial area fueled by the many banks and financial institutions headquartered here. it is a good place for retirement because it is an interesting city as well as having developments geared who those 55+. UNC Charlotte, with 23,000 students, is located here.

Charlotte is a top spot for golf. One of PGA's bigger tournaments, the Wells Fargo Open, played here at Quail Hollow. Many developments, some of them 55+, are built around very nice golf courses. The point is that it is so big and diverse that there is probably some part of Charlotte that could appeal to about anyone.

What is special about Charlotte

Charlotte has one of the most vibrant economies in the U.S. It also has a tremendous number of active adult and over 55 developments to choose from. Charlotte was chosen the "Best Place to Live in America" in 2008 by based on factors including employment opportunities, crime rates, and housing affordability.

Who will like retirement in Charlotte

Retirees who need to work will be able to find it in Charlotte. Also, it attracts retirees who are looking for a milder climate and lower housing costs. Climate and Physical Environment

Charlotte is located in the humid sub-tropical part of America. Winters are milder than in the north but hot and humid in summer. The average July high temp is 90 and the average January low is 32. It is on the border of South Carolina towards the western end of NC.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Charlotte is the home of UNC Charlotte, which has many cultural events. Several other private and public colleges provide culture as well. The public library is well-funded. The wealthy corporations and their prosperous employees in town help fund other cultural events as well.


Charlotte is a major city, and its crime rate is above average.

Medical facilities

Charlotte has numerous hospitals including Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital. There are medical specialists of every description.

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Charlotte, NC: 2017 Best Places to Live - Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCU.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

Charlotte ranks as #14 with an overall score of 7.1 out of 10.

What's it like to live in or near Charlotte, NC?

Charlotte is a region that's equal parts old-fashioned southern charm and high-energy cosmopolitan bustle. You'll still hear "y'all" dropped into casual conversation, but Charlotte is a metro area on the rise, and has its own culture, culinary sophistication and unique feel that's making it a more enticing place for people from all over the world to settle down. This melting pot effect makes Charlotte an easy area to break into. You're not from here? Well neither are most people you'll meet.

Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events that attract people from all over. It's a standalone destination area now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta or Charleston, South Carolina. Though Charlotte has evolved significantly in the past decade, the transformation is only continuing, as evidenced by the numerous construction cranes across the skyline.

You'll frequently hear the word "manageable" used to describe Charlotte. Its climate is more manageable than Florida's and its housing prices and living expenses are more manageable than New York City. You can take your family out to eat without spending a fortune, and on the weekends, free events are easy to find.


U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

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North Carolina is One of America’s Cheapest States to Live – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 20, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCCNBC scored all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then we separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.

Cost of living is one of the key categories of competitiveness, worth a possible 75 points toward a state's overall Top States score.

This year some states were tied. But North Carolina ranked high on the list .

#5 North Carolina

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Downsizing Is Not Just for Empty Nesters – Mooresville, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 13, 2017

Abberly Green, Mooresville, NCDownsizing into a smaller home has been a rite of passage almost exclusively for empty-nesters and retirees. But as home prices and mortgage rates rise and the inventory of homes for sale shrinks, younger generations might find upsides to downsizing earlier in life.

If you don’t need a bigger home, downsizing earlier could work in your favor. Here are three reasons why:

1. You’ll free up money for other financial goals. If you have a bigger home, much of your income is tied up in monthly mortgage payments. By getting a smaller, more affordable place, you could free up cash to put to work toward other goals such as college savings or retirement.

2. You could move into a better neighborhood. Most homeowners (whether they have kids or not) want to live in a desirable neighborhood where they can put down roots. Choosing a smaller place in a sought-after area over more space elsewhere is a trade-off with a lot of potential upside: better schools, increased walkability, more charm or lower crime.

3. You’ll simplify your life. A bigger home comes with more maintenance, costs and potential wasted space — all things you might not have anticipated. This is especially true if you’re now going through a major life event such as a divorce, illness or job change. In addition to less upkeep, downsizing can also provide financial peace of mind if you feel suffocated by your mortgage payments and other debts.

Some people are afraid of debt. They don’t mind living a simpler life to pay their home off faster and gain the confidence and comfort of being debt-free.

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