Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Free Monthly Market Report

  • Is this a good time to buy or sell?
  • What's going on in the real estate market?
  • Are home prices higher or lower than last year?
  • Are there more homes on the market now compared to this time last year?
Berkshire Hathaway's Free Monthly Market Report shows you real estate market trends in your zip code. You can view a one-time report or sign up to get a free market report emailed to you each month.  Click HERE to get your report.  


Free Neighborhood Report
Thinking of buying a Home? That's great! Now what? 
You probably have a lot of questions, like:
  • Is this a good time to buy?
  • What are home prices in the area?
  • What have other buyers paid for their homes recently?
If you know where you want to purchase your home, or have a few locations in mind, I can help.  Berkshire Hathaway's Free Neighborhood Report shows you which homes are on the market right now, photos & details about homes that have recently sold or are currently for sale, average sale prices in the area, how much other buyers paid for their homes, and more. 

Thinking of selling your home? Good for you, that's a big decision! Do you know what's going on in your neighborhood, like:

  • What price your neighbors are asking for their homes for sale?
  • How much buyers paid for homes in your neighborhood recently?
  • The average time it takes to sell a home in your area.
Berkshire Hathaway's free Neighborhood Report gives you details about the homes you'll be competing against in your neighborhood, what buyers have actually paid for homes near you, and how long, on average, it takes to sell a home in your area. 

Click HERE to get your report.   


Property Search for Sun City Carolina Lakes
Click HERE for current single family home listings in SCCL.
Click HERE for current condo/townhouse listings in SCCL.

Contact me to receive automatic updates for these searches.  You will be notified any time there is a new listing, a price change, or any change in status of a listing.


Charlotte Has Partnered With Mecklenburg County To Build The Longest Biking Trail in North Carolina

Article by Scott Jensen / Founder at Global Flare
Scott is a videographer, journalist, and entrepreneur. He earned his MBA from UNCC and is now focused on telling the world how awesome Charlotte is.
Get ready to ride (walk or run)!

For details, click HERE.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Homeowners Insurance for Dog Owners

                Report courtesy of
 "Dog owners often find themselves facing a particular dilemma when trying to secure homeowner's insurance. While insurance is a must for anyone wanting to own their own house, many home owners face higher premiums, inferior policies, or even blacklisting by insurance agencies -- simply because they own a dog. 

Homeowner's insurance doesn't just protect against natural disasters, theft and other mishaps. It also shields policy holders against lawsuits arising from injuries or damages, even those related to pets. However, thanks to the increasing cost of litigation -- especially those surrounding dog bites and other dog-related incidents -- many insurance companies refuse to write coverage for homeowners who also own certain breeds of dog.

If you're a homeowner and a dog lover, this guide is for you. Here, you'll find facts on the relationship between dog ownership and home insurance, which breeds create the most problems for homeowners, and how to find the cheapest and most affordable homeowner's insurance possible."

Below are the report's list of dogs considered "bad breeds" and links to several other similar articles contained in the report.  For additional information, go directly to the US Insurance Agents website.   

I personally found the article titled "14 Dog Breeds Blacklisted by Insurance Companies" (Psychology Today) to be especially interesting, because it included several surprising breeds (including the gentle giant Great Danes).

The following types of dog are most often considered "bad breeds" by many insurance companies:

  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Chow Chow
  • Doberman
  • German Shepherd
  • Pit Bull
  • Rottweiler
  • Siberian Husky
  • Wolf Hybrid
For more on which dog breeds are most often targeted by insurers:

Monday, February 15, 2016

5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes from Exploding this Winter

Courtesy of HOUSELOGIC
Article by

Learn how to prevent your pipes from freezing, even if you think they may already have started to freeze.

It's best to winterize your pipes before the snow sets in.  But don't fret if you forgot — there are still ways to help keep pipes from bursting, like running your faucets and opening cabinet doors.

 Below are the main points.  Click HERE to read the entire article.
  • Turn On Your Faucets
  • Open Cabinet Doors
  • Wrap Your Pipes
  • Pull Out Your Hairdryer
  • Frozen Pipes? Shut Off The Water   

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Where Are Americans Moving?

Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters/the KCM Blog

Some Highlights:

  • For the 4th year in a row the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity.
  • Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Much of this Outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relocating to warmer climates after retiring.


I'd like to thank someone for this adorable photo, but I found it on Facebook and there was no credit given.
Wishing you a cute puppy kind of day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Video About Charlotte

This incredible VIDEO OF CHARLOTTE (courtesy of will make everyone want to move here! 

Scott is a videographer, journalist, and entrepreneur. He earned his MBA from UNCC and is now focused on telling the world how awesome Charlotte is.