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It's easy to fall in love with high-rise living, but sometimes you still need some green space nearby. If that's the case, check out these four Charlotte high-rise condo buildings that are either right next door to a park or with a block or two.

4. Fifth & Poplar - Fourth Ward

Fifth & Poplar is an extraordinary condo building located in the heart of Charlotte's city-center. It's easily walkable to shopping, to restaurants, galleries and clubs but in addition, it's just across 6th Street from Fourth Ward Park. Fourth Ward Park is a 3 acre park with an art installation, fountains, a playground, unique gardens. View available condos at Fifth & Poplar.

3. The Ratcliffe - Second Ward

The Ratcliffe is a luxury high-rise building located in

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Charlotte has something to offer anyone who's looking for true live-work-play areas. Here's where to buy to take advantage of the contemporary, urban lifestyle that the most walkable Charlotte neighborhoods have to offer.

Dilworth is a unique place. It's hip restaurant scene, boutique shopping options, and vibrant neighborly feel makes Dilworth seems isolated from the busiest parts of the city. You'd never guess it's only a few minutes away from the Spectrum Center and other Uptown attractions. Here are a few of the hot properties in this in-demand area:

  • Dilworth Walk: At 1829 & 1903 Kenilworth, this secure, mid-rise development is right around the corner from the neighborhood's main restaurant and nightlife area.
  • 1315 East: These modern,
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Charlotte and San Francisco are competing to be the second largest financial center in the USA (after New York City, of course). It's easy to see one of the main reasons people are moving to the center of the Charlotte: opportunity. Young people move here to attend college and graduate school, and major companies set up Uptown Charlotte offices to take advantage of the highway and airport access. However, there's plenty more to the city than the high finance, world-class universities and infrastructure that collectively form the economic backbone of the urban area.

The real reason Uptown Charlotte real estate is in such demand is the live-work-play lifestyle that residents enjoy. There's plenty of new construction in the area and developers here seem

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Incredible double unit 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo with nearly 3,000 square feet of living space in the heart of Center City. Hardwood floors throughout living areas, 13 foot ceilings and tall windows. Island kitchen features a Viking stove, gas cooktop and separate Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. The dining room spans over thirty feet and include a barrel vaulted ceiling. 24 hour security/concierge onsite. Boutique hotel under construction on first two floors. Two garage parking spaces are included.

127 Tryon Street is offered at $694,000

Listing Courtesy of Matt C. Stone of Conrad Klein Real Estate

Call (704) 264-0714 for more information and availability

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Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.Airbnb Logo

CITY RESTRICTIONS

The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.

 

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Although the housing prices were at a low last year, there are still some great deals to find in 2014.  Forbes named these cities the “best place to buy” in the United States in their 2014 Housing Outlook.  

  1. Fort Worth, Texas

  2. Dallas, Texas

  3. Charlotte, North Carolina

  4. Nashville, Tennessee

  5. Houston, Texas

  6. Atlanta, Georgia

  7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  8. Orlando, Florida

  9. Las Vegas, Nevada

  10. Boise City, Idaho

  11. Grand Rapids, Michigan

  12. Tampa, Florida

  13. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  14. Salt Lake City, Utah

  15. Boston, Massachusetts

  16. Seattle, Washington

  17. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  18. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  19. Phoenix, Arizona

  20. Louisville, Kentucky

Forbes partnered with Local

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We have great news in the United States real estate market today.  Last month, in November, foreclosures are down 37% when compared with one year ago’s market in November 2012.  This exciting data released from RealtyTrac showed that in just one month (October 3013-November 2013) the number of foreclosures are down 15% to a total of 113,454 homes reporting foreclosures in November 2013.  This brings the number of foreclosures the lowest they have been since August 2006.  The foreclosures include bank repossessions, scheduled auctions and notices for default.  

According to the US Census, privately owned housing building permits are up 13.9% in October 2013 when compared with the years previous permits in October 2012.  Also, in the third quarter prices

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The good news about Charlotte real estate just keeps coming!  The latest report shows that homes sales in Charlotte rose by 14% in September vs. one year ago.  Read more about it here:  http://mecktimes.com/news/2012/10/09/charlotte-home-sales-up-14-percent-in-september/  

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