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Meet John Shaw

Hi, I’m John Shaw. Real estate is a journey that I take alongside my clients, serving as a trusted guide and friendly helper. I’m the guy who totes the packs, clears the path ahead, and shares the local lore along the way. I make space ...

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It's Never Too Soon To Do Good

Why wait? Pridemore Properties didn’t want to -- Founder Scott Pridemore made a $5,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House to start the year out right.  While a lot of companies wait until the end of the year to make their charitable ...

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Landing Your Medical Residency Match in Charlotte?

If your Residency Match is Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, congratulations!  Welcome to Charlotte, NC, also known as “The Queen City.” Locals who call this city home will vouch for the exceptional quality-of-life. Charlotte ...

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How to Make Your Home Show Its Best

How to Make Your Home Show Its Best. Appearances, especially first impressions, matter when it comes to attracting home buyers.  It’s probably not surprising that the majority of buyers are shopping for a home using a mobile device. Those ...

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On Giving Thanks

“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward  Did you know? Thanksgiving wasn’t celebrated regularly until ...

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If You Build It, They Will Come

And they’ll want an easier way to get around Charlotte is facing a sea change in how people like to get around, and that is bringing accommodations to the city's landscape to make it easier to get out of your car for trips through town. "This ...

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Charlotte: My Birthplace, My Home & My Passion

  It has been years since I have kept a consistent blog. As many of you know I wrote every single day of my journey through my daughter Claire’s Cancer battle. I believe I only missed 5 days out of our eight-month battle. I started that ...

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Meet Kevin Ratliff: An “Army” for Change

Kevin Ratliff believes that "we all have a rich story to tell." Yes, his story may move you to tears, but will also uplift you with the possibilities of turning a family tragedy into a blessing for many others. In Kevin's case, he decided to lead ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced ...

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real ...

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Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly ...

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Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that many loan programs allow ...

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