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Welcome to Charlotte!

Thanks for stopping by- if you are buying or selling Charlotte real estate you are in the right place. Are you looking for how the government shutdown will affect your home buying/selling plans- here is our latest update. 

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The market turned sharply in the 2nd half of 2012, and continued through the Summer of 2013. In south Charlotte 11 of 11 zip codes had turned to Sellers market by year end.  We have seen double digit growth in sales, month over month exceeding 125% of 2012 for the last 9 months, and price appreciation ranging from 2% to over 8% city wide.

Selling Your Home? We had a great fall/winter and spring so far – but inventory is very low! If you are considering selling your home, know that we have the best selling environment in the last 5 years.  The same reasons it is a great time to buy- very low interest rates, also make it a great time to sell, and buy another home.  Inventory is low, prices are up. so now is the time to get your house on the market.

We are part of Wilkinson and Associates, the 2nd largest broker in NC and we are an ERA Powered franchise as well, accessing ERA’s national and international relocation team. The team that landed MetLife!  Please see our unique marketing plan to sell your home fast.

I’m Terry McDonald, a real estate broker, blogger, and President of the McDonald Group... learn more here

If you are an investor, or a luxury home buyer, please contact Terry directly at 704-390-6221. Diligence and discretion are assured.  Charlotte is a low to moderate risk bet in the US. Working with the right Broker lowers your risk further!

I’ve also been working on a series of posts of how real estate works in North Carolina.   If you are relocating from another state, or haven’t bought a home recently, things have changed and I hope these help you understand a bit more. I’ve called them FAQ’s pages, and you can see them here, here and here.  From negotiating to inspections, its all here.

Other popular links include our luxury home page, our relocation page- to help get you started, and our new home page


My Family’s Charlotte Relocation Story

I came to Charlotte 19 years ago from Hoboken, New Jersey just outside New York City. I spent 3 years in Hoboken, commuting to NYC as a graduate student at Columbia. I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC… I moved with my wife, 4 children and a dog to Charlotte to raise our  family in the summer of 1993. Charlotte has been good to us.  Our children attended both public and private schools in Charlotte. All are college graduates and live up and down the east coast.

Married more than 30 year to a teacher and now Professor of Education, I’ve been involved in education discussions for years,  and will point you to the excellent resources you need to make the best choice for your children, public, charter, magnet or private.   I understand the questions and concerns.  The good news is that there are many good answers here, and good resources, but it will be up to you to find the best ones for your children.  Currently, I’m working on a post on Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s new Superintendent, Heath Morrison.

Don’t know where to start?  Try this video…

Its a fact-filled 4 and a half minute tour of Charlotte, and will give you a quick introduction to the city and your host Terry McDonald Introduction to Charlotte

The Agents of the McDonald Group helped put together this excellent Charlotte relocation guide.



If you know Charlotte, then I’d try  our Charlotte By Community page, or move over to our First Homes Buyer page, or perhaps our Charlotte New Home Page…some may like top Bank Owned homes under $300K.

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**We work with ALL Relocation companies, just request us. They’ll contact us, and we’ll sign their forms

Terry McDonald

President at The McDonald Group
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group, team of top producing real estate Brokers who are market experts and trustworthy partners. I blog regularly on Charlotte and the real estate market at & respectively.
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