Scavenger Hunt Fun in the QC!

As you drive around Charlotte you will certainly notice the various art displays and sculptures. The Arts & Sciences Council has put together a “Public Art Walking Tour” that is a self-guided tour you may through Uptown to view the various displays. As you tour, you may listen to a 45-minute podcast, as well as follow […]


Lessons From An Uncomfortable Chair

My role model is Beverly Goldberg. Of all of the coffee mugs I have, it’s the most accurate gift I’ve received (of course, from my family).  Her kids call Beverly a ‘smother’ but honestly, she just personifies how strong the emotions are with those little people to whom you gave birth. Doesn’t matter how old […]


Welcome to the Queen’s Feast! Charlotte Restaurant Week July 21 – 30

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a nine-day celebration of culinary excellence designed to highlight premier dining experiences in nine counties around the Queen City. Over 130 restaurants are participating in this year’s event! During this dining extravaganza, participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing ($30 or $35* depending on the restaurant), which gives […]


Leigh Brown & Associates Named Top Real Estate Team in North Carolina

RE/MAX Executive Realty is proud to announce that Leigh Brown & Associates, has been named a top real estate team in North Carolina. Leigh Brown & Associates was recently named one of the “Top Teams by Transaction Sides” (ranking 6th in North Carolina with 266 transactions) and one of the “Top Teams by Volume” (ranking […]


Broken Crayons? No Problem!

It happens every year… during the last few weeks of school. Children come home with all of their “leftover” (or unused) school supplies. Invariably there are notebooks, folders, a few pencils that do not have erasers, and crayons. LOTS of crayons. If your house is like ours, you can only use, maybe, about 30 crayons, […]


Killing the Spark

  This interminable school testing.  I don’t know that NC is any different than other states but frankly, I haven’t taken the time to investigate everywhere else since my kids are here and that’s my focus. I spent 4 days in May proctoring the NC End of Grade tests.  If you’re not familiar with what […]


Winning

I’m a runner. Not any Speedy Gonzalez kind of runner, just the average middle-aged runner, trying to keep some vestige of fitness in my life. When you’re this kind of runner, winning doesn’t happen often.  At least, in the official sense… you know, with trophies and bling and cheers? The wins tend to be the personal […]


Denise Recommends: The Cookie Cult

As a hard working Broker/Realtor with the Leigh Brown & Associates team, Denise enjoys spending her downtime with her husband, their two sons, and her sweet dog Lacy. Denise is also very involved in the community, volunteering a lot of her free time to several great organizations in the area. With how busy she stays all […]


5 Tips: Buying a Home With Good Resale Value

If you’re purchasing a home as an investment property, in hopes of selling it at some point down the road, it’s important to consider the potential resale value while you are on the home hunt. During your search for the right house, there are a few things you can look for that will save you […]


Marie Recommends: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Marie is a Buyer’s Specialist and Designated Concierge with the Leigh Brown & Associates team. She moved to the states from Sweden back in 2011, and has been exploring Charlotte ever since! With her unique background (she speaks English, Swedish, and French!), she has a unique perspective on all things Charlotte. Marie currently resides in […]