Katharine McFalls's Blog Posts

Katharine McFalls's Blog Posts

9 Ways To Say Thanks
What’s the best way to show appreciation and improve relationships with family, friends and anyone you associate with each day? Express gratitude. Aesop, the ancient Greek stor...

How To Find The Home Thats Right For You
For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process – more difficult than saving for a down payment or g...

Freeze Warning How To Protect Your Home
Freeze Warning How To Protect Your HomeAccording to my Weather Chanel app, temperatures should drop to a balmy 9 degrees in Charlotte by Sunday.  In anticipation of this ...

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Wont Want To Miss
Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that c...

November 2016 Charlotte Area Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Charlotte Area Market Reports October 2016
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

September 2016 Charlotte Area Real Estate Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Advice For Todays Home Seller
Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for along time.  People sell for many reasons; w...

How To Achieve Financial Freedom
The New Year may be several months away, but the time to financially prepare for it is right now.  While it may take patience and discipline, financial freedom is within your ...

Could Your Dog Determine Where You Can Live
  I am a big fan of dogs- the bigger and fluffier the better, but your choice of four-legged family member may determine where you can live. No two dogs are alike, but some co...

July 2016 Charlotte Area Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

20 Steps To Help Sell Your Home
Ready to get your home SOLD FAST? Here are 20 Steps to Help Sell Your Home...1 Make the Most of that First ImpressionA well-manicured lawn, neatly-trimmed shrubs and a clutter-fre...

Charlotte Area Market Reports June 2016
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Selling Here Are Some Renovations That Pay Off
Are you getting ready to sell your home?  Looking for some ways to increase the value on your sale?  Here are 5 proven renovations that bring the highest “Return on Inv...

We Can Dream Hobbit Houses To Rule Them All
New Zealand came to mean Middle-earth for many after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies began being released back in 2001. Hobbits and rings ha...

May 2016 Charlotte Area Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Charlotte Just Ranked As The Third Best Real Estate Market In America
According to a new 106 page report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, Charlotte now ranks has the 3rd most attractive real estate market in America for 2016. The rankin...

Using The Internet In Your Home Search
An overwhelming majority of homebuyers are using the Internet to help them find a home. In 1964, 40% of buyers read newspaper ads as their first step in finding a home; now the sam...

All That Glitters Is Gold In Home Trends
   Just as fashion trends come and go, so do home design trends. The fashion world has (for the moment) bid adieu to bell bottom pants, like the housing industry has said...

March 2016 Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Finding The Home Thats Right For You
For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process- more difficult than saving for a down payment or gett...

February 2016 Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Charlotte Has Partnered With Mecklenburg County To Build The Longest Biking Trail In North Carolina
The City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 26-mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch all the way from South Carolina, through Pineville and...

JANUARY 2016 CHARLOTTE AREA MARKET REPORTS
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas. Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more. See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!January 20...

December 2015 Charlotte Area Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Housing And The Economy
Buying a home not only impacts the homeowner's financial situation, it also impacts the local and national economies. Since 2016 is an election year, there's no doubt the economy a...

Saving Money This Holiday Season
You don't need to break the bank on gifts and decorations to make the holiday season memorable for your loved ones and friends. Here are 5 Ways to Save on Gifts......

4 Ways To Express Gratitude Today
Happy Thanksgiving! Below are several ways to express gratitude today and every day. Adopt an attitude of gratitude now in order to reap the benefits down the road. Forward this on...

OCTOBER 2015 REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

September 2015 Charlotte Area Real Estate Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Why You Need A Trusted Real Estate Pro In Your Corner
If your in the market to buy or sell your home, it’s important to have a capable advocate in your corner to help you navigate through the real estate process.  Here are just...

Oktoberfest In Charlotte NC
Oktoberfest in Charlotte NC  How do you know that fall is here? Carolina Panthers football games…pumpkin spice lattés…too many people wearing Ugg boots. Hold on to your N...

Setting The Table When Staging Your Own Home
Houzz Guide: How to Set a Table ...

The Home Sellers ToDo List
Thinking about listing your home? There are a few things that every seller does before they put their home on the market. Below are six tasks to tackle before you put the 'For Sale...

Shower Design 13 Tricks With Tile And Other Materials
Playing with stripes, angles, tones and more can add drama to your shower enclosure. Looking for a fresh style for a statement shower? Try using smoky gray glass, reflective m...

How To Clean Your Hardwood Floors
How to Clean Your Hardwood Floors ...

JUNE 2015 CHARLOTTE AND SURROUNDING AREA MARKET REPORTS
Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  With these monthly reports you can gauge on an ongoing basis when the right time for you to list your home ...

May Home Sales And Prices Continue Rising
Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four–month trend in which sales wer...

7 Strategies For Developing Good Financial Habits
For many people money is a source of stress.  Fortunately, there is hope.  Follow these seven simple tips to develop the good saving habits that are essential to help you...

How To Childproof Your Home
Even if you don't have young children, you may have family, friends or neighbors who do. Below are several tips to help you childproof your home before they visit....

May 2015 Charlotte And Surrounding Area Market Reports
Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  With these monthly reports you can gauge on an ongoing basis when the right time for you to list your home ...

Cleaning Your Technology Devices
These days anyone would be hard pressed to find an individual that does not own a smartphone or a tablet device of some kind.  Let's face it, how often do you seriously clean ...

Keeping Your Family Safe This Summer
Summer is the time where children are out of school, enjoying their summer vacations.  It is a time for fun outside with friends and family. All that said, summer is also a ti...

Renovations That Pay Off
Remodeling your Charlotte, NC area home is a great way to bring your home up to date, adapt it to your changing family needs and improve the value.  If you are planning on sel...

Saving Money On Appliances In Charlotte NC
Saving Money on Appliances in Charlotte NC  As a Realtor, I have clients moving into the area and purchasing appliances for their new homes every day. I hate to pay full price...

Looking For A Great Place To Eat Here Are Some Of Our Favorites
Looking for some place new to eat or perhaps just a great restaurant you have not visited in a while.  Here are some of our favorites places to eat in and around the Charlotte...

April 2015 Charlotte Area Market Reports
Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  With these monthly reports you can gauge on an ongoing basis when the right time for you to list your home ...

Keep Your Property In Top Shape Year Round
Boost your property’s curb appeal year round! Below is a checklist to help you maintain your property during each season of the year. Remember, a well-maintained home is a more v...

5 Strategies For Decluttering A Small Space
It is a lot harder to keep an apartment or small house organized and tidy — but it is critical that you do so. It only takes one pile of papers and one box to overwhelm a smaller...

Spring Has Sprung Existing Home Sales Are Upand Prices Too
The spring season is clearly a busy one: Existing-home sales climbed in March to their highest level in 18 months, sending the price of a home up 9% over a year earlier, accor...

Just Listed In Villages At Rosedale
Home is PRISTINE and ready to move in. Gorgeous hardwood floors on the main lead to a spacious open floor plan. Granite counters in kitchen with undermount sink, 42" cabinets, SS a...

Looking For Financial Freedom
Looking for financial freedom?  Who isn't... It is fun to imagine having the money to live comfortably, take a dream vacation and maintain a certain lifestyle well into retire...

How To Survive Buying In A Sellers Market
How to survive buying in a sellers market  The Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill/ Tega Cay/ Indian land, SC markets are HOT! If a home is priced correctly, in good condition, and lo...

3 Benefits Of Pricing Your Home Right
If you’re thinking of listing your home, pricing it right is an important step. After all, many buyers have come out of their winter hibernation eager to look for a new home. Bel...

Go Green And Save Money
What does it really mean to "go green".  You hear it all the time and a lot of people and places are talking about it and have been for several years now.  But what does ...

Charlotte NC And Surrounding Area Market Reports For March 2015
Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  Some great information you can use to help determine if now is the right time for you to buy or sell a home...

Replacing These Items Can Enhance Curb Appeal And Make You Money
Are you looking to generate some additional curb appeal and also perhaps pocket a little cash?  New windows and doors are the ticket!  Did you know that nearly 1/3 of the...

Fantastic Home Listed In Macaulay
{mls: 3074036}CLICK IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW FULL PROPERTY REPORT9418 STANDERWICK LANE, HUNTERSVILLE, NCOutdoor living at it's finest. From the cozy Rocking chair front porch ...

Spring Is The Right Time To Improve Your Home Value
So Spring is here and buyers are swarming like bees.  If you are like most people thinking about selling there home there are a few questions you need answered right out of th...

Fort Mill SC Property Taxes Explained
  Fort Mill SC Property Taxes Explained  Many people choose to make Fort Mill their home because of the great schools and lower tax rates, but some people are paying...

Why Real Estate Is Still Americas Best Investment
Your thinking about buying a home?  Your unsure of the market and whether or not home ownership is a good investment.  Yes, the real estate market took a nose dive severa...

When The Price Is Right
So you are thinking or planning on selling your home.  When you come to this decision there are many thoughts and ideas that go through your mind.  Are we really ready to...

February 2015 Charlotte NC Market Reports
Find links to the latest Charlotte, NC real estate market reports.  Some great information you can use to help determine if now is the right time for you to buy or sell a home...

Start In The Kitchen When Remodeling
If you are thinking about selling your home or just simply remodeling your home or areas of your home, then it is always a good idea to start in the kitchen.   There is more v...

Some Essential Tips For Those Thinking Of Selling Or Buying A Home
Right now is one of the best times to buy or sell home we have seen in recent times.  Buyers are out looking around and making decisions and sellers are seeing values go up an...

Listed And Under Contract In Less Than 3 Hours
The real estate market is hot. Buyers are out and about and making decisions.  Not only that they are making decisions fast.  There are some fantastic properties ava...

20 Steps To Help Sell Your Charlotte Home
1 Make the Most of that First ImpressionA well-manicured lawn, neatly-trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted – or at least freshly s...

A Reminder On Freezing Pipes In The Charlotte Area
As you all know it is still quite frigid out there and as you also know pipes freezing and potentially bursting is still something to take seriously. If you have not had to no...

January 2015 Charlotte Area Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Things To Consider Before Submitting An Offer
Finding the right home may be a process of elimination, but nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you've found the one. However, before you get caught up in the excitemen...

New Listing In English Trails With Top Rated Fort Mill Schools
I have a new listing hitting the market today!  The home is located in the English Trails neighborhood in Fort Mill, SC.  Convenient to I-77, HWY 51 and low York cou...

Innovation In The Riverwalk Community
Innovation is in the Riverwalk community.  Saussy Burbank has been satisfying customers for over 25 years is raising the bar.  With their open floor plan designs featurin...

Apps To Achieve Your Goals
Let technology help you achieve your goals this year! We could all use a bit of help on our journey to reach our goals, and the apps below are sure to help you stay accountable and...

5 Ways To Increase Your Happiness Now
One thing we all have in common is that we all want to be happy.  We all want to enjoy life, enjoy family and enjoy the time we have with friends.  Happiness isn't someth...

Home Is Where The Heart Is In 2015
If you've been thinking of selling your home or buying a new one, now is a great time to truly consider it. Experts are saying that the market will continue to blossom and grow thr...

Beautiful Summerwood Community Of Mint Hill
Summerwood, is a beautiful, secluded, premier new home community nestled in the quiet woods of Mint Hill.  It is conveniently located within 5 minutes of the quaint downtown M...

December 2014 Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

5 Ways To Pay It Forward
Express gratitude for everything you have by paying it forward to help your community....

3 Benefits Of Knowing Your Neighbors
1. Safety.  Neighborhoods where people know one another tend to be safer than those where people are strangers.  Friendly neighbors might feel more comfortable notifying ...

Charlotte NC Christmas Holiday Events And Activities
Charlotte NC Christmas Holiday Events And Activities   It is the week of Christmas! Friends and relatives are in town, and many of us are searching for some local holiday...

5 Tips For Writing Memorable Holiday Cards
Holiday cards are a great way to catch up with family, friends and colleagues over the holidays. However, many of us become so focused on being clever that we can’t write anythin...

November 2014 Charlotte Market Reports
Here are the latest reports for the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Find the latest numbers, trends, hot areas and more.  See if now is the time for you to buy or sell!...

Saying Thank You
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your business. It’s truly an honor to serve great people like you! Below is an overview of just three of the services t...

New Uptown Area Listing In Popular Selwyn Farms Community Near Madison Park Sedgefield And Dilworth
Selwyn farms is a up and coming neighborhood located between Sedgefield and Madison Park. Located just across the street from the newly- updated Park Rd shopping center, the Selwyn...

Riverwalk A New Waterfront Community On The Catawba River In Rock Hill Sc
New Waterfront community in Rock Hill SC – Riverwalk Riverwalk is a great community in Rock Hill, SC less than 20 minutes from Charlotte located south of Lake Wylie off of the Ca...


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