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How An HOA Can Impact Home Values

Home values vary depending on several factors, from the home’s condition to the look of the lawn and even the appearance of surrounding homes. A hom ...

Why Bathrooms Are Always Top Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects can range from simple ones, like painting, to time consuming and more costly improvements, such as remodeling a room. Though ...

Why You Should Invest in Charlotte Real Estate

Real estate can be a tricky business. The housing market is constantly fluctuating meaning real estate investors could potentially face hefty losses i ...

How Fall Impacts Local Real Estate

Buying or selling a home isn’t a short process. From the time you find the perfect home or a buyer to the final closing, there are steps in between ...

4 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

When you think of selling your home, one of the first details that likely comes to mind is waiting until the spring. There is always a surge of new ho ...

Most Rewarding Home Maintenance Projects To Do This Fall

The days of summer have come to an end. It is time to start saying goodbye to the scorching temperatures, beach vacations, and lazy days of relaxing b ...

Tips for Buying a Home in the Fall

When it comes time to finding and buying a new home, tackling the house search during the fall months may not be your first choice. This time of year ...

How to Become a Landlord and Earn Rental Income – Part 1

Find the Right Investment Property. Are you ready to go down the path of becoming a landlord? Are you intrigued by the idea of being able to earn cont ...

How to Become a Landlord and Earn Rental Income – Part 2

Get Your Property Ready to Rent. Welcome to part two of our series on becoming a landlord and earning rental income! Just in case you missed it, you m ...

How to Become a Landlord and Earn Rental Income – Part 3

Find the Right Tenants. We have made it to part three of our series! If you missed the other posts, be sure to go check them out – Find the Right In ...

Why Are My HOA Assessments Increasing?

The HOA fees for The Best Homeowners Association, Inc. will increase by 3% in the next fiscal year. Most homeowners don’t want to hear that assessme ...

Should I Consider Buying a Fixer Upper?

Buying a fixer upper can be a great investment if you have the time, money, and vision to revitalize the home. You see all these people doing it on te ...

Biggest Perks of Downsizing Your Home

When it comes to most things in life, our society seems to glorify the “bigger is better” motto. We want designer clothes, the nicest car, the new ...

4 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

It’s that time of year again – summer vacation! There is nothing better than trading in your responsibilities and worries for some fun, rest, and ...

Best Tips for Managing Your HOA Meetings

The HOA is an important aspect of any successful community. Not only are the board members in charge of enforcing the rules and collecting dues, but t ...

Most Common Code Violations for Landlords and How to Avoid Them

If you watch some of the popular television shows or follow anyone in the home improvement space online, it can begin to look like being a landlord is ...

Top 3 Home Improvement Projects That Add Value

Whether you are thinking about putting your house on the market in the near future or you simply want to start making some improvements for your own e ...

How to Prep Your Home for Summer

Most of us have been waiting for summer since, well, last summer! The warm sun, drinks by the pool, and all of the outdoor activities make summertime ...

New CAMS and Sales Agents!

Khalilah Hasan, REALTOR® Khalilah Hasan is a REALTOR® who has lived in NC for 27 years, loves the Carolinas, and has been passionate about Real Esta ...

Checklist for Your First Rental Property

When you first start dreaming of buying your first rental property the feelings of jubilation, excitement, and motivation are at an all-time high. The ...

Why It’s Important to Run Background Checks on Your Renters

If you oversee tenants, one of the most important things you can do it run background checks on all prospective renters. By doing so, you are not only ...

Home Security Gadgets That Will Make Your Home Sell Faster

Thinking about selling your home? It’s common to look for affordable ways to upgrade your home and improve curb appeal to attract more buyers ...

Top Gardening Tips for Charlotte Homeowners

If you’re going to start a garden, there are several things to consider before, during, and after the gardening season. Here are our some of our fav ...

Best Upgrades to Your Property Your Tenants Will Love

Maintenance and upkeep on a rental property in Charlotte can seem overwhelming and costly. At times, it may even make you wish you weren’t in charge ...

How to Make a Small Space Feel Big

If you are living in a downtown apartment, a dorm room, or just a small house, you know exactly what it feels like to occupy a small space. Fortunatel ...

Best Tips for Sprucing Up Your Community This Spring

Spring is in the air, so you may want to dust off the mower, fine-tune your weed whacker, and break out the cleaning supplies. Before you know it, it ...

Spring Cleaning Tips for a Happy Home

Is it that time of the year again already? As quickly as spring winds blow away the winter chill, cleaning time approaches. Get ready to crack those w ...

What Millennials Want in a Rental Property

In 2019, as many as 70% of millennials are renting a property while saving money for a home, and that number isn’t expected to change in the near fu ...

Income Tax Benefits for Investing in Real Estate

Build wealth. This is generally the real estate investor’s reason for investing, not necessarily to avoid taxes. Appreciation, income generation, an ...

Exclusively for Big League Real Estate Investors

For the intentional real estate investor building a portfolio, Henderson Properties invites you to join the Henderson Investment Group (HIG). Henderso ...

Henderson Properties Updates

Please join us in congratulating Krystal Rogers, Heather Todd and Chesney Jackson, who have all been promoted to the position of Team Lead for the Ass ...

Most Desired Features in Neighborhoods

When shopping for a home, you must remember that you aren’t just buying a home – you are buying a complete neighborhood. The features and amenitie ...

HOA Classes in March

The most effective resident is an educated one! Henderson Properties provides free classes for clients and the general public to empower you for great ...

Best 5 Tips for Having an Energy Efficient Rental Property

One of the challenges of owning rental property is finding ways to make your property more appealing when you are looking for new tenants. A rental pr ...

What Does My Community Manager Do? Clarifying the Manager’s Role…

Clarifying the Manager’s Role… Your community association employs a highly-qualified professional community manager. The Community manager oft ...

Best Tips for Negotiating Real Estate Deals

Negotiating a real estate transaction is not for the faint of heart. The amount of money on the line makes these transactions serious endeavors, and y ...

HOA Management Checkup for Your Community

HOA’s are an important part of suburban living. They help maintain neighborhood appeal in the real estate market, improve common areas, maintain bud ...

Top 3 Reasons We Are NOT Heading Towards Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’ ...

Top Neighborhoods in Charlotte to Own a Rental Property

Purchasing a rental property in Charlotte can be a fantastic investment. And in many cases, it can require a minimal amount of work. If you can find a ...

How to Keep Your Home Warm and Cozy During Winter

Don’t let the cold and dreary weather get to you. Instead, there are plenty of tricks to keep your home warm and inviting, even when it’s freezing ...

Upcoming First-Time Investor Seminar – January 31

Learn more about our upcoming seminar for first-time real estate investors!  For more information, contact Broker-in-Charge, Kevin McClave at s ...

What Expenses Are Involved in Moving?

Whether you are relocating to Charlotte, moving down the street or across the country, moving from one home to another involves a lot of work. Everyth ...

4 Things You Can Learn from Your Neighbor’s Home Sale

Is your neighbor getting ready to list a home for sale? While you may be sad (or glad) to see the neighbor go, this is an excellent time to pay attent ...

What You Need to Know About Home Improvements and Taxes

Are you tackling home improvement tasks in the New Year (or did you tackle some this past year)? Before you get too involved in the process, make sure ...

Gutter Cleaning Special!

Dirty Gutters? Leaves clog gutters, causing water to backlog and spill over the sides. Clean your gutters now before the winter storms! Pricing Based ...

Fall into Winter Safely

Fall means crisp air, autumn colors, sweaters and football season. It’s also a time when roads can be dangerous. Here are some tips to stay safe thi ...

Food Drive Going on Now!

Would you join us in providing meals to the hungry during our annual Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina? Second Harvest serves 700+ ...

It’s Time for an HOA Management Checkup

The New Year is coming. How effective is your HOA management team? If you haven’t taken a close look at what you are doing, it may be time to do ...

How Plat Maps Tell HOAs What to Do

It was budget season, and the board was trying to keep assessments from increasing more than the amount allowed without a vote of the homeowners. It w ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Are you in the market for a new mortgage? Whether it’s your first one or you are refinancing again to get a better rate, you will want to make the r ...

4 Easy Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal

Update your home’s curb appeal with pops of color that add a cheerful touch this time of year. Get a Step Up with Railings Chipped, tired railin ...

Use These Tricks to Pay off Your Mortgage Faster

A 30-year mortgage can feel like a never-ending responsibility. If you are on a mission to get out of debt, your mortgage is included in your debt. Pa ...

Thanksgiving Events Happening in Charlotte, NC

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating all of life’s blessings and spending quality time with your loved ones. And to make things even better, there ...

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Buying in a Seller’s Market

Finding and purchasing a home requires a tremendous amount of time and effort. Even if you are working with an experienced real estate agent, you will ...

How to Make Your House a Smart Home

Everywhere you look, there are all sorts of new gadgets and features that can be implemented to create a smart home. From the home improvement shows y ...

Tips for Staging the Exterior of Your Home

The process of selling your home can be a daunting experience but there are different things that you can do in order to get a great offer in hand. St ...

How to Prepare Your Home Owners Association for Fall

Fall has arrived! It is now time for cooler weather, cozy sweaters, bonfires, pumpkins, apple picking, football, and everything else you love about th ...

Should You Buy or Rent a House?

Whether you are moving out of your parents’ home for the first time, relocating to a new city, or just looking for a change, there is one important ...

Charlotte, NC Real Estate Market Continues to Thrive

The Queen City has continually been on the rise over the last few years. Whether you are a young professional, growing family, or retired couple, the ...

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Sold My First House

The process of selling your first house can seem like a roller-coaster ride. It’s thrilling to sell your first major purchase, and it’s even more ...

Extended Learning Labs for HOA Board Members

Henderson Properties offers free extended learning lab trainings for HOA Board Members, staff, and anyone interested in delving deep into pertinent to ...

Get to Know Your New Staff!

The Henderson Properties family continues to grow, with new managers in the Association and Rentals divisions and a new Leasing Consultant. Our staff ...

The Final Walk-Through Checklist

You are almost done! You have checked out numerous homes for sale, found a place that you love, negotiated on a fair price, and completed all the pape ...

After the Rain and Tariffs, Expect This for Your Property

Summer 2018 has been a very busy season for Henderson Properties. Continued growth in our Sales, Rental, HOA and Investment divisions resulted in a hi ...

Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines

Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, ...

New Laws for HOAs in South Carolina

On May 17th, the South Carolina legislature passed significant legislation regulating various aspects of HOA governance and administration. There has ...

Favorite Charlotte Establishments to Bring Your Dog

Do you enjoy bringing your dog along when you go out in the evenings or on the weekends? While the Mecklenburg County Health Department may have made ...

Most Common Home Inspection Problems

You finally found a house that you love! It is in an ideal neighborhood, has just the right number of bedrooms, provides plenty of space for your fami ...

Henderson Properties Celebrates Grand Opening of New Corporate Office

Henderson Properties has moved their corporate office to a new, bigger office in Charlotte. A recent grand opening celebration introduced the communit ...
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