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Community Spotlight: Pineville.

Here are my top picks for places to go when you’re in Pineville.

If you find yourself in Pineville and need something to do, Main Street is the place to start exploring. Here, you’ll find tons of dining and shopping options like Kit’s Trackside Crafts. This local taproom and bottle shop has everything that a beer drinker could want. There are rows of unique sours, wild ales, IPAs, seltzers, and more to enjoy here or at home. They even have rotating taps to sip while you watch local sports inside or enjoy the recently updated patio outback.

With beautiful seating inside and out, Air Workshop is a unique space where you can join a scheduled do-it-yourself class any day of the week to learn how to make handmade crafts. You can also purchase tons of boutique gifts for any occasion or pick up some DIY kits for your family to enjoy at home. Air Workshop also provides day camps for various crafts—a perfect idea for summer break.

If you find yourself in Pineville and need something to do, Main Street is the place to start exploring.

Next, there’s Margaux’s, which is a relatively new addition to Main Street. Margaux’s is a perfect spot for a date night, girls’ night, or just a happy hour charcuterie board. Known for its decadent pizza and expensive wine collection, Margaux’s also boasts unique gifts for the wine and cheese lovers in all of us.

To round off our Main Street tour, we popped into the Unwind tea and coffee shop. Unwind is truly a local gem. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., this spot offers everything from tea and smoothies to wraps and breakfast sandwiches. There’s even a tiny lending library to enjoy.

Stepping away from the downtown area, one of my favorite spots in Pineville is Pineville Lake Park. This is a paradise away from the big city. The park has fully paved trail loops around the lake for walkers and joggers, two separate playgrounds for the kids, and even a fully fenced, wooded dog park that’s sure to wear your pups out.

If you think your community would shine under our spotlight and would like to nominate your favorite places, let us know! Reach out to us at marketing@hprea.com so that your area can be our next Community Spotlight.

Open House vs. Mega Open House

The difference between a regular open house and our mega open houses.

We often receive questions about the difference between our mega open house event and a regular open house. We do things differently than our competition, which is why we get better results.

After we’ve signed the paperwork, agreed to a pricing strategy that works for you, and agreed on a commission that’s fair for everyone, we decide on a Wednesday listing date. Then we list the property in the MLS, but we don’t allow anybody inside until Saturday at noon. You’ll have a line down the sidewalk of 120 people waiting to get into your property. Then we allow them in, and they sign the guest book with their name, number, and email. At 2 p.m., we shut the door and ask for everyone’s highest and best offers to be submitted by Monday at 5 p.m.

“We do things differently than our competition.”

We recently listed a property that got 12 offers and sold for $75,000 over asking price. It did so well because of the pent-up demand from when everyone was standing in line to get into the home. 

If you’re looking to create a bidding war and get more than you could ever imagine for your property, give us a chance. For more information visit our website, and reach out to us by phone or email with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Why It’s Still a Fantastic Time To Buy a Home

You shouldn’t put off your home-buying plans in this market.

Did you know that the average homeowner today has over $300,000 in net worth? Did you know that the average net worth of a renter is just $8,000?

Despite what you may have heard, now is still the best time to buy. All the metrics continue to show that owning a home is cheaper than renting over the long term.

If you’re hesitant to buy because there are so few homes for sale, you won’t have that problem working with High Performance Real Estate Advisors. We have an exclusive catalog of off-market homes that we can show to our buyers. If you work with us to buy a home, we’ll be able to show you these homes before they hit the MLS.

“Owning a home is still cheaper than renting in the long run.”

If you don’t have the cash to make a competitive offer, no problem. We have lenders who are willing to represent you with a cash offer; then, they will do the paperwork after to make sure your name is attached to the home. If you want to learn more about this, check us out at highperformancerealestate.com.

If you have any questions for us about buying, selling, or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our Top Recommendations for Springtime Fun in Charlotte

If you’re looking for springtime activities in Charlotte, look no further.

Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte your whole life, just moved here last year, or have only been in town for a week, you probably know how much the weather can change, especially in winter and spring. One minute you’re wearing a hat and scarf, the next you’re playing a round of golf in shorts and a polo. Whatever weather you’re facing, we want you to have great and affordable options for fun in the area. Today we’ll discuss our recommendations of where in Charlotte you should go in the spring.

First, we’d be striking out if we didn’t mention bowling! With over 20 different types of bowling alleys across the Charlotte area, there’s fun to be had by everyone. Come rain or shine, it’s a perfect activity for families, with various programs geared toward kids and adults alike.

Whenever the forecast calls for sunshine, I’ll be blazing the Rail Trail.”

For when the sun is shining, Leatherman Golf Learning Center is a great option for both the lone wolf and for families. The range features a Topgolf-like deck, a covered level to tee off of, a putting green, and a full 18-hole putt-putt course. At less than $10 per round, this is a fun and affordable option all year long. 

The Plant House is a recent addition to our Queen City, and it’s a great chance to get your hands in the dirt. While clearly being a one-stop shop for all your plant needs, the Plant House also does various workshops each week. Feel free to stop by anytime to see what kind of plant magic you can make on the spot or sign up online for one of their classes. With themes like ‘Kids’ Jellyfish Terrarium’ and ‘Succulents and Sangria Night,’ this place is meant to bring out the green thumb in everyone.

We’d be doing the springtime a disservice if we didn’t mention the Rail Trail. This 3.5-mile walking path is fully paved, and it follows the city-wide light rail train system straight through the heart of Southend. If it’s even remotely nice out, you’re sure to see bikers, runners, photographers, and lots of dogs all along the trail. It’s an ideal spot for doing some small business shopping, visiting the weekend farmer’s market, or grabbing a springtime beer. You can also rent bikes using the city bike system or grab an electric scooter to get around faster. Whenever the weather forecaster announces sunshine and 70° weather, I’ll be lacing up my walking shoes and heading out with a sunny spring in my step.

Those are only a few highlights of the Greater Charlotte region. If you’re out and about and you find an area or small business in the community that you think is worth highlighting, feel free to send us pictures, and we can shine a spotlight on them on our social media. If you have any questions or would like more recommendations, give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

Rising Interest Rates in 2022

How will rising interest rates affect the average buyer and seller?

Interest rates are set to rise four times in 2022. According to the Federal Reserve, rates will rise in March, June, September, and December. For buyers, a 1% rise means their monthly payments will be affected by about 10%, and their buying power will shrink. For sellers, this means that more money is going to the bank instead of the seller. Sellers will have 10% less selling power from a 1% rise in interest rates.


Take advantage of today’s rates because they’re still historically low. If you’d like to know how we can help you get ahead of rising interest rates, visit highperformancerealestate.com, and don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Where To Go In Charlotte: Healthy Food Roundup

Here are six healthy restaurants in our area to try out in 2022.

We’re so glad to be in 2022. January is always special to me because we’re ending one year and beginning another, and it’s like you’re getting a fresh start. Here at High Performance Real Estate Advisors, we aim for growth—not just professionally, but personally too, and not just mentally, but physically as well. With that in mind, we’re sharing Where To Go In Charlotte if you’re into healthy food:

Clean Juice is one of my favorite places; it changed my life. In January 2021, I was about 30 pounds heavier than I am right now, and I credit much of my weight loss to Clean Juice because they kept me focused in the morning with a good meal, like “the intense one,” a juice that includes kale, avocados, spinach, lemon, apples, and all kinds of all-natural good stuff for you. I also like the lemon juice they offer that has turmeric and a few other things in it. Additionally, they have excellent food, including wraps, sandwiches, special toasts, and more. 

“We aim for growth—not just professionally, but personally too.”

Clean Juice is a faith-based organization that was founded right here in Charlotte in 2014 by Landon and Kat Eckles. They’ve now expanded to around 100 locations in 16 states. You won’t regret checking out Clean Juice, and they’re all over the Charlotte region. I’m just going to sip my intense one before we head to the next location…

Gréco Fresh Grille is a local Charlotte chain known for delicious and quick Greek food. With seven locations from Fort Mill to South Park to Matthews, it’s a fantastic place for a greek salad or a gyro with hummus, which is my favorite. 

Next up is Kid Cashew, located in Dillworth. This is an awesome place to order cocktails and small plates to share or get delicious salads, soups, and organic burgers just for you. A couple of interesting menu items are the wood-fire grilled Spanish octopus and the Impossible ‘burger’ gyro.

Luna’s Living Kitchen is located in Southend and completely vegetarian, but don’t let that stop you from visiting if you’re not usually a fan of that. I most enjoyed the lentil chili bowl and the flatbread. You won’t even miss the meat, I promise. 

We can’t finish our healthy restaurant roundup without mentioning Yafo Kitchen, another great Greek option with three locations in the area, and Flower Child, a nationwide chain that emphasizes fresh ingredients. You have to try the salmon and sweet potatoes!

All these restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce, get it?). There are many other places in Charlotte to find a tasty, healthy meal. I look forward to growing with you in 2022.

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