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Do you love it or hate it? (There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground on this one!)

Conventional wisdom is the day after Thanksgiving is the

best day to get deals. And there are tons of them: Electronics, Vacuums (exciting!), large appliances, iPhones (seems this one pops up a lot!), video games and kitchen items.

Cyber Monday is an alternative for taking advantage of the savings from the comfort of your sofa!

Items to hold off buying:

Winter clothes, jewelry (December), exercise equipment, flooring and gift cards.

And don’t forget Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018. Launched by American Express in 2010, The movement that supports small businesses eve...

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With BLACK FRIDAY just around the corner, it’s good to know the deals on things you just can’t wait for:

7 Things You Should Buy in October

New Cars

October is traditionally one of the best months to buy a new car, as dealerships are eager to offload last year's inventory ahead of new models

arriving towards the end of the year. Buy at the end of the day or month when salespeople strive to hit quotas. It's also worth shopping for a new car around the second Monday in October, as Columbus Day deals could lead to big discounts.

Halloween Costumes

You'll find the lowest prices on all things spooky atAmazon and Walmart, where Halloween costumes shouldsell for as little as $8.


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What to Buy in September

Cooler temperature bring hot savings!

We have a trifecta this month:

* End of Summer * Back to School * Labor Day *

This combination makes September a great time to save on mattresses, bikes, older generation iPhones, textbooks, wine summer landscaping plants, lawn mowers, sunglasses and holiday travel. The main reason for the savings - clearing out the 2018 models for the 2019 models.

Discounts on bikes are traditionally never better than in September (even better than Black Friday!)

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As Apple releases new technology, they discount current iPhone models.

Vintners are making room for this year's harvest by liquidating wine from last year.

Planning now for holiday travel can...

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Fun Fact

The National Association of REALTORS research shows sellers using a professional REALTOR sell their homes for 11 - 17% more than For Sale By Owners

So . . . Why do Sellers attempt to sell on their own?

The typical reason given is to save money


While there’s a willingness to pay an agent to bring a Buyer, the most common stated reason given when a home owner tries to sell their home on their own is to save the listing agent fee.

Upon further discussion, I usually find what’s most important is the Bottom Line (netting the most amount possible from the sale of their home.)

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There are many ways a Seller can leave money on the table when they don’t have a professional R...

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Well this is fantastic!

Did you know that in our wonderful state of South Carolina, during the month of August, there is a sales tax free weekend on a number of great items?


Yes, It's true. Since 2000, August 3-5 is called a "sales tax free weekend". Visit to get all the details on items to buy with no state tax. There are 16 states that currently participate and the items include but are not limited to: clothing, accessories, shoes, and back to school supplies.


It's also a great time to purchase some electronic devices such as iPads, iPhones and kindles as the newer models are always slated to be launched in the fall.

If it's wine you fancy, it's a terrific time to buy it in b...

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The real estate market is hot and new home sales in the greater Charlotte
area have been on the rise with new communities popping up on both sides of
the state border! It seems that everyone is getting in on the action and
buyer demand is keeping pace.

It’s a very exciting time to be buying a new home. Interest rates are still
at amazing lows and the inventory that was so low in the first quarter of
the year, has stabilized and increased. Additionally, with the appearance
of new home communities, buyers that may not have originally been in the
market are looking at selling their current homes to trade in for something
new. New homes offer the latest designs, quality, comfort and style.

From a...

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Homebuyers are savvier than ever when it comes to knowing what they want in a home. In addition to functional floorplans and new finishes and features, energy efficiency continues to top the list of desired amenities. Builders who understand and can communicate energy-efficient benefits can provide unique added value to the growing number of buyers who, whether they recognize it or not, want these features in their homes.

There’s a reason that energy-efficient homes are selling well. They not only contribute to a healthier environment overall, but offer a comfortable home and lower monthly utility bills for the buyer.

With new home construction, builders can offer a variety of energy...

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Knowing the best time to buy certain items can help you spend less and save more.

For every avenue there is to spend money, there’s a loophole for spending less of it,” Yahoo tech columnist David Pogue writes in "Pogue's Basics: Money." Pogue calculates that by shopping when prices on everyday items are lowest, the average American family could save roughly $855 a year.

Additionally, has determined that summer clothes, in particular patriotic items, go on sale in July since they have often been in stores since April and the surge of clothes for cooler fall weather take over the shelves and racks.

Also, July 20th thru...

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Planning on enjoying fireworks this Fourth of July? Well, we have America’s first Vice President to thank for that.

So, thank you, John Adams

The idea of lighting up the sky on Independence Day was thought up by our nation’s second President.

“It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

He wrote, to his wife Abigail, and the Declaration of Independence was transposed the next day.

Charlotteans have an abundance of ways to celebrate with Fireworks shows and more beginning this weekend.

The first annual “Strut your M...

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This month Charlotte bursts to life with a wide variety of family fun events and activities including quite a few exciting options for Father’s Day. Starting this weekend the Queen City hosts the “Taste of Charlotte”. This annual favorite is a 3 day event spanning 5 city blocks with 4 stages of entertainment. This is a family friendly event for all ages. Organizers have asked that dogs do not join this party.

If you do want to bring your dog into your social sphere, your fur friends are allowed at a large number of brewery activities happening in Charlotte during June. Check out the fantastic local resource for the 10 best dog friendly events i...

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Updated: 31st January, 2018 8:23 PM.

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