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July 2008 - Posts

More News about the Bridges of Mint Hill
The Mint Hill Times reports this week that construction work has stopped at the new Bridges of Mint Hill mall. According to the newspaper, General Growth Properties, the mall developer, ordered site work stopped because land development has gotten ahead Read More...
Are the Lowest Property Taxes Always the Best for Homeowners?
Will recent changes to property tax law in neighboring South Carolina knock Union County, North Carolina off its low-tax-reputation perch? Union County, North Carolina has been one of the fastest growing counties in the country over the last five years. Read More...
Bridges of Mint Hill Update
Here are two views from the construction site for the new Bridges of Mint Hill mall. The top photo looks at the intersection of Lawyers Road and Bain School Road in Mint Hill. The developers of the Mall have proposed to put the mall entrance here with Read More...
Carolinas Real Estate Talk: Property Taxes on a $200,000 House in Union County NC
The property revaluation process for 2008 is complete in Union County. Each property has been assigned a new assessed tax value and local governments have adopted their budgets and set 2008 tax rates. The following shows an estimate of the property taxes Read More...
Carolinas Real Estate Talk: Property Revaluation and Property Taxes in Union County NC
You've received notice from Union County that your property value has increased by 20% for the 2008 tax year. Does it mean that that your property taxes will be higher this fall when you get your 2008 tax bill? Not necessarily. How are property taxes Read More...
Carolinas Real Estate Talk: Property Revaluation in Union County NC
The year 2008 is an important year for property owners in Union County . The year began with a revaluation of every property in the County. Notice of new assessed values were mailed to each property owner, approximately 90,000 of them, in March 2008. Read More...
Saturday Mornings in Downtown Matthews NC
Did you ever think of making art out of vegetables? Last Saturday was Vegetable Art Day at the Matthews Farmers Market. Take a look at the Matthews Farmers Market photo album and you will see Okie the okra and Zoe the zucchini sqash. Very creative. Spend Read More...
Mailing Addresses, Town Boundaries, and School Zones in Union County North Carolina
Do you have a Matthews mailing address, live within the boundaries of the Town of Weddington and attend the Marvin Ridge schools? Welcome to Union County North Carolina where figuring out where you live can be very confusing. The first thing that a newcomer Read More...
Small Towns in the Carolinas: Understanding Their Heritage
Did you know that... by the 1920s textile manufacturing was the dominant business in the Carolinas and that Charlotte was the center of the textile industry in the south? many of the small towns in the Carolinas began as mill villages with a textile plant Read More...
Welcome Back to Carolinas Real Estate Talk
Welcome to Carolinas Real Estate Talk. Those of you who have been here before will notice that I have a new blogging platform as well as a new website platform at www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com . The old posts are gone but I hope to communicate several Read More...