Fourth of July Week, What to Do in the Charlotte Area

Next week is America's Birthday. If you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC here are some things you can do to help celebrate! July 1 Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops: Celebrate America | Charlotte Pack a picnic, blankets and chairs for Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops Celebrate America! With Fireworks. The concert features patriotic songs, followed…

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Live Near One of America’s Best Cities

As the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities are far more liveable than others. On an individual level, subjective measures often override other, more objective, considerations. Sometimes, we live in a place simply…

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You Can Afford Rent in the Charlotte Area

Rent prices have risen over the past year across the U.S., but there are some bright spots: Several cities experienced modest price drops. In fact, the Charlotte area experienced an overall drop in rent prices. Although rental rates went up nationwide, the increase was actually fairly modest at about 1.5 percent. That's down from a…

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Hidden Homeownership Costs Often Top $9K a Year

Prepare yourself by knowing the less-obvious costs of owning a home. Insurance, maintenance and more add up faster than you think. Buyers too often focus on a home’s list price or mortgage payment to determine what they can afford. However, the numerous less-obvious costs associated with homeownership can affect the monthly bottom line. To help…

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Considerations for Retirees when Thinking of Renting

Home ownership has long held an honored position as an integral part of the American dream. But when retirement time comes, rethinking that dream could be in order. Sometimes renting an apartment is the better bet both financially and in terms of the retiree’s changing lifestyle and health. When people plan for retirement, they focus…

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