Charlotte Tree Lighting-2013

Get ready to start the holiday season off Queen City style. Tree Lighting at The Square is a celebration for all ages. Always a festive occasion, the ACC mascots will be in attendance to pump up the crowd even more! Free.

Real Estate: Charlotte, NC a “New Heartland City” of the Nation?

A detailed study just released from the Brookings Institute in Washington names Charlotte as one of the country’s “New Heartland” cities – large metropolitan areas that offer the workforce a good quality of life and the kinds of jobs economists predict will move the U.S. forward in the years to come. The report, entitled “The State of Metropolitan America,” offers a glimpse of what’s expected to be the results of the 2010 Census. Here are some other quick statistics of interest on the Queen City:
  • Total population (MSA 2009): 1,701,799
  • Growth: + 27 percent
  • Change in foreign-born population (2000-2008): + 77.8 percent
  • Median household income: $55,394
  • Percent of population 25 + with bachelor’s degree: 32 percent
To read the complete report, click here.

Charlotte, NC home prices on the rise?

Charlotte sign 2 recently posted the top five cities where home prices will likely rise and Charlotte was one of them. This is good news but don’t expect it to happen overnight. They will likely inch, rather than fly, and not all areas will be the same.  Charlotte, NC is one of the areas where economist believe is showing an early sign of strengthening and the home prices are predicted to rise. Moody’s provided Forbes with their housing price forecast for the country’s 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas. These are the top five (1) Atlanta, GA (2) Austin, TX (3) Baltimore, MD (4) Boston, MA & (5) Charlotte, NC.  Charlotte’s percentage change over the next five years is predicted to look like this 1 year, 2009: -8.15%, 3 year, 2009-2012: 3.54% and 5 year, 2009-2014: 12.20%. Let’s hope they are close. That’s great news for all of us.


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