No matter how far along in life we are, or how successful, we all need a lift now and then. Billy J. Brown started life needing a lot of encouragement, and it didn’t come easily. But once you hear his story, you’ll be pretty motivated too. Thank you for joining us on Charlotte Real Estate Talk, Billy. You have an incredible story to tell.
Non-profit organizations, by definition, are more socially-minded than profit-driven, but they still need to sustain themselves to survive and maintain their mission. And despite their shoe-string budgets — or many times, because of them — they still need the same type of strategic planning, development, and support as a business. This week’s guest on the Charlotte Real Estate Talk is someone who helps emerging non-profits get on their feet, survive, and thrive. Caylin Haldeman is the Director of Cultivate, an incubator program for new non-profits, who does just that.
If you love to get out and into the open in Charlotte, your favorite time of year is coming up. Open Streets 704 is Sunday, September 15th, and the fall route OF COURSE winds its way west and south, from Seversville – through uptown around Bank of America Stadium and BB&T Ballpark – and down to Dilworth. It’s become a favorite local event with more than 30-thousand people showing up to the last two spring Open Streets events here in Charlotte.
When it gets hot in Charlotte — like it does in July and August — we think about cooling off, and one of our favorite places is always the pool. Mecklenburg County has a few public pools we can go to — 3 indoor pools and 2 outdoor pools — and more on the way! The first in more than 15 years. This is pretty exciting if you’re a fan of swimming, and Daniel Leatherman from Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation is here to fill us in.
The days are long, but the years are short… and before you know it, your bundle of joy has graduated from kindergarten and is going off to college. At least, that’s how it feels sometimes! Wait – stop the clock! College? We just got done paying for preschool. How are we going to tackle college? Michael Trivette is someone who helps parents navigate the long, complex, and often-confusing world of college choice and admissions. He’s an App State grad, and holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia. He’s part of the team at College Transitions, a company that helps parents and high schoolers with one of the most important choices they’ll ever make.
One real estate mantra is “location, location, location,” but now a neighborhood that is connected to parks, greenways, shopping, restaurants, and even where we work, is more desirable than one where we have to get in our cars to go *anywhere* — even to work out! Charlotte Real Estate Talk gets the skinny on healthy, active neighborhoods from two people who want to get you moving right where you live. Listen in to hear Kate Cavazza and Clint Grant from Mecklenburg County Public Health explain what that means to you.
When celebrities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Oscar de la Hoya, or Michael Phelps talk — people listen. They’re among a growing number of big names talking about the impact of depression and the importance of minding our mental health. And it’s not just famous people who struggle with being open and honest about it, but their candor makes it easier for the rest of us to ask for and find help. But did you know? Until a couple of years ago, Charlotte had no comprehensive center with inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment. That’s how Hopeway began. Dr. Kevin Marra tells us more on this episode of Charlotte Real Estate Talk.
We know summer just got underway… but it’s already time to think about August. We have a great event in South Charlotte where your whole family can take part, the weekend before CMS goes back to school. It’s a bike ride called Tour de Turns, and it takes place on some of the loveliest tree-lined streets in the Carmel Road area, to help feed our neighbors. What’s not to love about that?
Lane Holbert, found of Tour de Turns, joins us on Charlotte Real Estate Talk with Tina Postel of Loaves and Fishes – to tell us what Tour de Turns is all about. Welcome!
Say “financial management” to anyone in Charlotte who is not a banker, and they’ll nod politely — but might not be able to tell you about their own investments or retirement funds, or how much it costs them to invest. Strathmore Capital Advisors is a fee-only financial management firm and here to tell us how that’s different is John Charles Kernodle himself. He’s our guest on this episode of Charlotte Real Estate Talk.
Nearly 60 people a day move to Charlotte, and more than a million people already live in Mecklenburg County. How do we build a city big enough to accommodate all of them, while preserving the charm Charlotte residents enjoy? Garet Johnson of the City Manager’s office joins us to explain the city’s “Vision Plan” and the development rules currently being re-written for the first time in years. This is the kind of Charlotte Real Estate Talk you need to hear!