Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Matthew Ridenhour



If you live here, you know Charlotte is a great place to live. In fact, about 35-thousand people a year find that out for the first time when they move here — that’s about 60 a day, according to the city’s planning director — and a lot of them have families, or will settle down and raise families here.
At least one poll lists Charlotte at number 11 for best places in the U.S. to raise a family. Our guest today is doing just that — with two small children of his own — as well getting an inside look at some of the factors that make this a great city for families. Mecklenburg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour is our guest on Charlotte Real Estate talk with Pridemore Properties.

Charlotte Real Estate Podcast: Tiffany Pettit



How many times have we heard arguments — from schools to traffic to new businesses — brought up in terms of property values? Specifically, what will hurt them, and what will help? Now let’s flip the argument — to when Mecklenburg County does its re-valuations, as required by law once every 8 years.

Experience tells us that not everyone will enjoy having higher property values following revaluation, and many will appeal. There are always a lot of questions, and we have just the person with us to give us some answers. Tiffany Pettit is the Quality and Training Coordinator with the Mecklenburg County Assessor’s office, here to answer your questions.


Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Brad Corriher



Winter is coming, and that can mean rough weather — snow, rain, and ice. And of course, we’re just wrapping up hurricane season, which our friends at the coast and a few in Charlotte experienced this year with Florence.

If you own a home, you have insurance — but most of us also have questions about how to update coverage, and when to call an adjuster for damage. Brad Corriher, a local State Farm agent, keeps us “covered” with what we need to know about insurance.


Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Scott Curry



It’s no secret that plenty of people are living closer to uptown, and closer to work, in higher-density developments than our car-driven city has been used to over the last 50 years. But as more people forego cars for bikes, walking, even riding a scooter, have our transportation systems — roads, paths, and sidewalks in particular — kept up?

Scott Curry wants to make sure it does. As Active Transportation Coordinator for Charlotte DOT, Scott’s job is to find the gaps in bike and pedestrian paths and fill them, connecting the city in ways other than by car. His job sounds more important than ever, and he’s here with us to tell us how the city is going to get that goal done.


Charlotte Real Estate Podcast: Elyse Dashew Part Two



As an at-large member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Elyse Dashew has been part of redrawing school boundaries, rearranging and expanding magnet choices, and hiring a new superintendent. She balances the responsibilities of her position with the demands of parenting her own children through CMS. She led campaigns not just for School Board, but for bonds and school funding, all while being active in PTA and school leadership teams. Arguably, she sees the value in education. And her own far-from-typical education provided her with a unique perspective. She’s our guest on Charlotte Real Estate Talk with Pridemore Properties.


Charlotte Real Estate Podcast: Elyse Dashew Part One



As an at-large member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Elyse Dashew has been part of redrawing school boundaries, rearranging and expanding magnet choices, and hiring a new superintendent. She balances the responsibilities of her position with the demands of parenting her own children through CMS. She led campaigns not just for School Board, but for bonds and school funding, all while being active in PTA and school leadership teams. Arguably, she sees the value in education. And her own far-from-typical education provided her with a unique perspective. She’s our guest on Charlotte Real Estate Talk with Pridemore Properties.


Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Jourdan Rodrigue



Fall is in the air, or at least on the calendar. And along with that comes Carolina Panthers football! We might be several weeks away from cooler weather, but this football season has plenty of storylines. We’ve got just the person to “tackle” them: Jourdan Rodrigue from The Charlotte Observer is here to talk football, her predictions for the Panthers, and what we can expect this season. She’s our guest on this episode of Charlotte Real Estate Talk with Pridemore Properties.


Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Michelle Icard



Schools do more than impact where we want to live. They shape our neighborhoods and families, too. Some things about school, and particularly middle school, never change. Those awkward, nervous feelings? Students and parents have them! Technology has changed the middle school experience with social media, cyber-bullying, and even the day-to-day distraction of smartphones. Michelle Icard of Michelle in the Middle is a pioneer in helping parents and students navigate these new frontiers. The Washington Post, TODAY show, NPR, and many more lean on her for “how to” parenting advice. She’s our guest on Charlotte Real Estate Talk!


Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Vivian Coleman



As Charlotte grows and the roads get more crowded, a lot of attention is being paid to how we’ll get around. One of the most talked about projects, is bike and pedestrian paths that connect neighborhoods to work, shopping, and entertainment. What does the City have planned to create safe, convenient connectivity — without cars? Vivian Coleman is Charlotte’s Transportation Planning Program Manager, and she’s our guest on this episode of Charlotte Real Estate Talk.


Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Emir Dukic



Homes and neighborhoods say more about the flavor and feel of a city than any hotel room. That’s part of the attraction of services like Air B&B. Our guest on this episode of Charlotte Real Estate Talk takes that concept further, with his high-end property rental service called RABBU. Curated homes and condos with high-tech features and high-touch service, and perks from local businesses that “share” the culture of Charlotte with guests from around the world. Listen in on what inspired Emir Dukic to launch this service– and it can help you, too!