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 […]


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 […]

5 Tips: Buying a New Construction Home

Buying a brand-new home that no one else has lived in is exciting! However, the process of buying new construction is a little different than purchasing a pre-owned home. Because of this, the considerations for purchasing a shiny new home are different than those you may be used to considering. Take a look at our […]

Cookie Cutter to Custom… OPEN CASTING CALL!

New Social Media channel Cookie Cutter to Custom is looking to feature real-life examples of projects that people have done in their homes to customize it to fit their family’s lifestyle.  No matter how large or small your home is they’d love to see and share it in order to inspire others to use their […]

Amy & Terra Recommend: Viva Chicken!

Partnering on most real estate transactions, Amy and Terra are also close friends outside of the office! Although it seems a rare find these days, Amy and Terra are both natives to the Carolinas! This dynamic duo resides just over the border in South Carolina (Amy in Tega Cay and Terra in Fort Mill) and […]

5 Tips: Buying Commercial Property

Just as with buying an investment property or a raw piece of land, buying a commercial property has its own set of considerations. Take a look at our tips for buying a commercial property so you’ll end up with the best piece of property for your future business. Tip no. 1: What’s it for? You […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

It’s no secret that baseball is Leigh’s favorite sport, so in honor of opening day this week, here’s a super interesting infographic to take a look at! If you are in the market for your first home, your dream home, whether you are downsizing or up-sizing… we would like to chat with you! Give our […]