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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 ...

What Do I Need to Know about Budgeting for Community Expenses?

It’s that time of year… budget season has begun.  The budget is one of the most important documents and tasks within a common interest community. ...

Everything Parents Should Know About Their Mortgages

When you become a parent, making good financial decisions becomes even more important to you. After all, it’s not just your future on the line anymo ...

6 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

“The market’s favoring sellers!” “Now is the time to sell!” These are all things that homeowners in Charlotte, NC are hearing. Yet when you ...

Common Home Improvements that Add Little Overall Value

One of the benefits of home renovations beyond the enjoyment they bring while you are living in the home is the fact that they add value to your home. ...

Top Things to Do This Summer in Fort Mill, SC

Looking for fun things to do this summer in the Fort Mill, SC area? We have you covered. South Carolina Ag + Art Tour Saturdays and Sundays throughout ...

Henderson Properties Moves Home Office & Sales Office

Henderson Properties is officially moved into the new Home Office at 3030 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211. After 18 years at the Norland Road locat ...

Best Tips for Homeowners When Building a House

Building a house is a thrilling time for any homeowner. When you have the opportunity to get involved with the design and construction of your future ...

Lauren Scheer Named Director of Training

Lauren Scheer, MBA, AMS, PCAM, was recently named as Henderson Properties’ inaugural Director of Training. In this position, Lauren will share her g ...

Nora McGrath Joins Henderson Team as Association Division Manager

Norah McGrath Nora McGrath joins Henderson Properties as the new Association Division Manager. Nora is responsible for providing the leadership, manag ...

HOA Management Services in Fort Mill, SC

The thought of managing a homeowner’s association (HOA) can be daunting. With so many rules, regulations, considerations, and assessments to keep tr ...

New Henderson Properties Office Hours

Regular Office Hours Our offices are open the following times to serve you, except where noted on the Contact Page: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm Sat ...

Important Checklist for Moving into a New Home

Congratulations! If you are moving into a new home in the near future, this is a very exciting time for you. Buying a home is a big deal. You have pro ...

Best Tips for Becoming an Outstanding Landlord

Becoming a landlord sounds like an ideal situation for many individuals. You locate the right property, purchase it for a reasonable price, find the p ...

Everything You Need to Know About the Blue Line Extension

The day is quickly approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited. The eagerly anticipated LYNX Blue Line Extension is scheduled to open this month. W ...

Top 11 New Bars and Restaurants Opening in Charlotte This Spring

Charlotte continues to grow and expand into an important economic hub, great things are happening in other areas of the city as well. As new businesse ...

Henderson Properties Home Office Prepares for Move

Have you heard? The Henderson Properties Home Office is moving! We’ve outgrown the space at 919 Norland Road in Charlotte, and now we’re headed to ...

Shelly Henderson Pens Henderson Story

  This year, Henderson Properties will celebrate 27 years of business. The corporate name may not have been around that long; however, Phil and ...

New & Improved Rental Property Viewing Process

At Henderson Properties, we value prospects, tenants, and owners. We’re continually looking for ways to offer the best and most efficient services f ...

Association Division Welcomes New Managers

The Henderson Properties Association Division welcomes two new Community Association Managers to the team! They are both delighted to be working with ...

Welcome New Associations!

The Henderson Properties Association Division welcomes the following new associations so far this year!   Perrin Place Townhouses (I), Ltd. Hende ...

New Favorite Things to Do in Uptown Charlotte

There are always new restaurants, sights, attractions, and entertainment options coming to the Uptown Charlotte area. While this helps to keep the cit ...

Investment Property Tips for the New Year

When it is done right, real estate can be an extremely profitable business venture. But things are not always as easy as the home improvement shows ma ...

Top 5 Home Improvement Projects for Under $1,000

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market this spring, now is the time to start considering ways that you can add value to your home. ...

Best Winter House Hunting Tips

When you think about buying a new house, most people tend to begin this process in the spring and summer months. The weather is nice, the kids are eit ...

Holiday Hours

Holiday schedule: The Henderson Properties offices will be closed the following days. We look forward to serving you on the other business days. Seaso ...

Best Ways to Increase Home Value on a Budget

If you are thinking about selling your house, now is the time to figure out what you can do to make your home more appealing to potential buyers and i ...

Top 3 Things to Do This Holiday Season in Charlotte

The holiday season is here! This time of year is all about celebrations, decorations, and merriment. It is important to make time to gather together w ...

Top Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bring on the family gatherings, holiday music, gift giving, and most importantly – the Christmas decorat ...

Food Drive Exceeds Goal – Thank you!

Thank you to all the communities, volunteers, and donors who made this year’s Food Drive the largest ever for Henderson Properties! The total collec ...

What Neighborhoods in Charlotte Have the Most Valuable Real Estate?

If you are house hunting in the Charlotte metro area, Trulia has just released some new information that you are going to want to consider as you weig ...

New Community Developments

Developers and homeowners association (HOA) board members know they can count on Henderson Properties to manage the daily details of community operati ...

New Rentals Division Manager Jason Swierczynski Puts Customers First

The Rental Division welcomes Jason Swierczynski to lead the team in continued growth. “The company is growing at such a rapid rate and I want to be ...

Board Members, Keep the Lights Working

Board members, are you getting tired of hearing from homeowners that a light bulb has been out for weeks, or a sign post is bent or leaning again, or ...

Check it Twice- Your Furnace, That Is

Before the weather gets any colder, make sure your furnace is prepped for the season. Not preparing your furnace could add up to preventable repairs a ...

Charlotte Named Most “Up-and-Coming” City

For those of us who are lucky enough to call the Charlotte area home, we already know just how wonderful our city is. We have great job opportunities, ...

Best Advice on Choosing a House or Condo as Investment Property

There are a lot of decisions involved when it comes to being a landlord. How much money can you spend? In what area do you want to purchase a property ...

Food Drive 2017: Together We CAN Do More!

Please join us in this years Food Drive! Oct. 12 – Nov. 10th. Multiple drop-off locations throughout Charlotte. See flyer for complete details! ...

Best Tips for Becoming a Landlord

Acting as a landlord can be a tough job, but it can also come with great profits when you do it right. If you are up for the challenge and willing to ...

Apartment Rent Continues to Increase in Charlotte as Vacancies Continue to Fill

Renters in Charlotte are seeing increased rent across the board. In August, data from Real Data showed rental rates were up almost 6 percent from the ...

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Unique Home

We get it – purchasing a “cookie-cutter home” in a large neighborhood where all of the houses are just a few feet apart is not for everyone. Con ...

What are HOAs and Why Do We Have Them?

When you looked for a home to buy, you probably found that some are in a home owners association (HOA) and some aren’t.  The ones in an HOA came w ...

How to Take a Potential New Home for a Test Drive

The great part about buying a new car is that you get to take it for a test drive and truly experience it. You can adjust the seat to make sure it wil ...

Community Associations Institute Presents “Community Law Day” Workshop for HOA Board Members & Leaders

This 8th annual day of learning helps community board members and volunteers from across NC to enact best practices and better understand the state an ...

Why You Should Keep Investing in Charlotte Real Estate

With real estate a seller’s market right now, you may be wondering about the Charlotte investment market. Charlotte is still a great place to invest ...

Top Reasons Not to List Your Home for Sale by Owner

If you are ready to sell your home in today’s hot real estate market, maybe you’ve considered doing a For Sale By Owner (otherwise known as FSBO). ...

Why Baby Boomers are Turning to Real Estate for a More Secure Retirement

For millennials, preparing for retirement is still theoretical, but right now “baby boomers” (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) are entering t ...

Top-Tested School Districts in the Charlotte, NC Region

When purchasing a home, one of the important factors that many individuals and families take into consideration is the school district. Gathering all ...

Top 5 ‘Rookie’ Mistakes for First Time Home Buyers

Ready to buy your first home? Becoming a first-time homeowner means having a lot of hurdles to cross. But you’ll have the the potential of a huge re ...

Welcome to Our New HOA Project Manager

Welcome Tiffany Pettinato-Phillips, CMCA, our new HOA Project Manager. Tiffany comes to Henderson with a background in homeowners association manageme ...

Community Food Drive Signup

Each year, Henderson Properties hosts a Food Drive to provide non-perishable goods to Second Harvest Foodbank of Metrolina, and we invite our clie ...

Are You Ready to Own a Home?

First-time home ownership is one of life’s most exciting milestones. Many of us have big dreams and sentimental wishes for what our first home will ...

Back-to-School with No Stress? Make it Happen!

When the warm summer months begin to wind down and the days become a little shorter, you can almost smell it in the air – back-to school time is ...

Top 5 Things to Fix in Your Home Before You Sell

Are you considering putting your home on the market? Before you do, you will want to make sure it is in top shape. If you haven’t given your hom ...
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