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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! ...

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 ...

“Got Charlotte”?

My family moved to Charlotte in 1974. I consider myself a “Charlottean” of sorts. Since my parents brought me here I am always curious about what ...

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 ...

Services for Homeowners Association and Condominium Owners Associations

Are you in charge of or on the board of an HOA or COA? Henderson Properties offers a comprehensive list of HOA management services that help provide t ...

How Do Mortgages Work?

If you’re in the market for your first home, you’re most likely going to need to get a mortgage. A mortgage can be difficult to understand ...

The 15 Absolute Best Home Updates that Boost Home Value

Home renovations will boost your home value but can cost a fortune. The worst part is you will not make as much profit as you are hoping for from resa ...

Most Searched Neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC

When people are planning to move or visit Charlotte, they often search for the top-rated neighborhoods. There are so many great neighborhoods in Charl ...

Is It Time to Consider a New HOA Management Company

The summeris a big season for homeowner associations. It is typically the time of year when HOA management contracts expire and are up for renewal. If ...

Top 5 Budget Friendly Home Renovations that Increase Value

Getting tired of your home but not wanting to move? If you renovate it, it will not only increase your feel of the home, but it will increase the valu ...

10th Annual HOA Legal Seminar a Success

Henderson Properties’ 10th Annual HOA Legal Seminar was held on Tuesday, May 9th at the Marriott South Park in Charlotte, and included a plated dinn ...

Realigning for Better Customer Service

With steady growth and the desire to better support clients, Henderson Properties is realigning responsibilities to meet and exceed client expectation ...

New Communities

Henderson Properties welcomes the following communities to our Association Division! From 8 to 1,000+ homes, Board Members trust Henderson Properties ...

It’s OK to Raise the Rent!

According to a recent market report from apartment search website RENTCafe, North Carolina saw year-over-year gains in every major city in the state. ...

Henderson Properties Vendor Helps a Revitalizing Community

Henderson Properties would like to recognize ABM Landscaping for partnering with us to help a revitalizing community with their landscaping needs. Wh ...

Laundry Lessons: Coming Clean

Let’s face it: Most of us don’t exactly look forward to doing laundry. As a result, it’s one of those chores that are easy to put of ...

Henderson Properties Announces 10th Annual HOA Legal Seminar

Henderson Properties, a leading HOA and property management firm serving the greater Charlotte area, is proud to be hosting its 10th annual HOA Legal ...

What Services Do HOA Management Companies Provide

Henderson Properties offers a full mix of real estate services, and one of those services is the help of an HOA management company. Over the years we& ...

Top Tips for Buying a Home This Spring

Spring is a hot time for home buyers and sellers, and the spring of 2017 is bringing some interesting factors to the mix as the market’s clearly ...

How to Sell Your Home Quickly

No buyer wants to sit on a home that’s on the market and doesn’t sell. Yet knowing what you need to do to get your home sold quickly isn&# ...

Charlotte Area Home Prices Continue to Rise

This February, home prices in Charlotte jumped by 6.1 percent over 2016’s number. According to Standard & Poor’s CorLogic Case-Schille ...

Top Kitchen Upgrades for Increasing Home Value

These three kitchen upgrades will boost your home’s resale value and appeal. To a homeowner, a kitchen is a place to spend time cooking, entertainin ...

Most Common Home Buying Mistakes in a Seller’s Market

Buying a home in a seller’s market? Don’t make these costly mistakes! Home buying is an emotional process; especially when it’s a seller’s mar ...

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 ...

Charlotte Recognized as Top U.S. Investment Housing Market

Home Union, an online real estate investment management firm, has ranked Charlotte as No. 9 among U.S. single-family rental markets. No other North Ca ...

Townhouse Rentals vs. Condo Rentals in Charlotte, NC

Townhouses and condos help many people fit real estate investing into their budget, and they provide lower maintenance options compared to single fami ...

Home Selling Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

As a home buyer, wouldn’t it be nice if there were signs to tell you when a seller might be open to negotiating the price or terms of the contract? ...

Best Real Estate Tax Breaks for Homeowners

Are you missing out on real estate tax breaks? As a homeowner, you can deduct much more than your mortgage interest at tax time.  Use our list to ens ...

5 Real Estate Investment Property Tips for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have been using investment properties to build their wealth for decades, regardless of market conditions. In a good market, fix-and-flip ...

Home Rental News in Charlotte, NC

Sewer Overflows Cause High Fines Per Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, most sewer overflows in Charlotte are caused by fats, oils and grease ...

Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. They range from dusts to chemicals to radon. Air cleaners are devices that ...

Associations: We’re Changing to Better Serve You

We’ve heard you, Board Members! You’ve been asking for more options, and we are making the move to give you greater access, more features, and rea ...

Unjamming a Garbage Disposal Unit

One of the more common requests we receive from tenants is to fix a jammed garbage disposal.  We hear things like “it’s broken”; “it’s jamm ...

Welcome to Henderson Properties!

Henderson Properties welcomes top notch communities and staff to our Association Division! From 8 to 1,000+ homes, Board Members trust Henderson Prope ...

Union County Real Estate vs. Cabarrus County

Given the recent housing inventory issues in the Charlotte area market, many prospective homebuyers are considering Union County and Cabarrus County a ...

Commuting in Charlotte, NC

When deciding where to purchase a home, a primary consideration is commute time. Affordable housing opportunities, school district ratings, and larger ...

Charlotte Area Property Taxes

Did you know that most Charlotte area property taxes will make up between five – ten percent of your monthly mortgage payment? If you’re payin ...

Charlotte Area Home Prices Continue to Increase

If you are a Charlotte homeowner, you probably want to know how the value of your home is looking. The entire Charlotte region has seen significant in ...

Advice for Selling Your Home Early in 2017

A new year brings new possibilities! Maybe you accepted a new job in a different area, so the time has come to sell your home. Maybe you have saved up ...

Real Estate Tax Breaks That Will Soon Expire

We have some good and bad news if you have been thinking about purchasing or making improvements to a home. The bad news is that there were several si ...

New Townhomes Coming to Charlotte

The Charlotte area is booming with new apartment buildings being built. However, some developers have even grander plans for certain fast-growing area ...

Little Extras That Can Increase Your Home Value

We hear it all the time and see it every night on our favorite home renovation shows – kitchens and bathrooms sell houses! While all homebuyers love ...

Secrets Every House Hunter Should Know

Buying a house is an exciting process. It’s fun to see what different neighborhoods have to offer, check out various floor plans, and imagine yourse ...

Top Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Attorney

For both first-time and experienced home buyers, purchasing a home can be an overwhelming process. With all sorts of numbers being thrown around and a ...

Welcome to Our New Communities!

Henderson Properties welcomed four new communities to the Association Division in November and will bring on two new communities in December. The larg ...

Make Your (Home) List and Check It Twice

The Holiday Season is upon us, and many people will be spending more time than usual away from home; shopping, going to parties, visiting family and o ...

Sell Now or Wait?

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should re ...

Preparing to Rent Your Home

Planning to rent your home? Here are some things that you can be doing while still in the home to prepare your property to rent. Keep in mind that Hen ...

Surprising Factors That Determine Your Home’s Value

You probably already now that the condition, age and size of your home all impact its value, but there are other factors that can impact the value, an ...

Rx for Association Board Burn-Out

“How can the Board avoid the burn-out that comes with the job?” Getting and keeping dedicated Board and committee members is one of a comm ...

7 Surprising Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Value

Whether you are looking to keep your home’s value protected or want to put it on the market in the near future, you need to know what impacts yo ...

Charlotte Apartment Market Showing Steady and Healthy Growth

Real Data has recently published its biannual market overview for Charlotte, and it found that the average apartment rent in the city has continued to ...

Charlotte’s Uptown and South End Named Busiest Submarket for Apartment Construction

The opportunities for apartment developers are strong across the country, but Charlotte, and its Uptown district specifically, is one of the busiest. ...

5 Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet

Whether your home has been on the market for six days or six months, the wait for an acceptable offer can seem interminable. But as time passes withou ...

Can Board Members Be Sued?

Written by Tim and Steve Sellers   Just because a person cannot be held liable for damages doesn’t mean that person can’t be sued and ...

Charlotte City Increases Garbage, Water and Sewer Fees for Home and Apartment Building Owners

The mission of Henderson Properties is to provide support and availability to meet client expectations. This includes keeping clients and prospects in ...
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