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Fall Lawn Care: 4 Ways to Say G’Night For The Winter

Labor Day through Halloween is your window for preparing lawns for a lush spring.

Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is the make-it or break-it season for grass.

"I’m already thinking about next year,” says John Dillon, who takes care of New York City’s Central Park, which features 200 acres of lawn in the middle of Manhattan. "The grass I grow this fall is what will be there next spring.”

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Fall Maintenance Checklist
 You’ll be ready for winter’s worst and head off expensive repairs when you complete this checklist of 10 essential fall maintenance tasks.
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Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility Comes to Southwest Charlotte
The Crossings at Steele Creek has officially opened and I was there for the Grand Opening on July 22.  Let me tell you, the facility is expansive yet very inviting and cozy. Approximately 38,000 square feet, 90 beds, two dining rooms, several sitting areas with fireplaces and I saved the best for last, a spa & hair salon. They have a beautifully landscaped enclosed courtyard, perfect for catching up with friends & family or just to enjoy the day. The décor is similar to what some of the residents would have had at home, making the transition to living there a little easier. From speaking to the staff, one of their main focus is to make the transition to assisted living as smooth as possible. It’s never easy for anyone involved. They seem to have focused on the positive yet empathetic to the individual. Very nice!

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Housing Buoyed by 20-Year High for Vet’s Loans: Mortgages
America’s fragile housing recovery is getting a boost from military buyers using VA mortgages as the U.S. draws down troops after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. About 4.7 million full-time troops and reservists served during the wars and many are now able to take advantage of one of the easiest and cheapest paths to homeownership. The program’s share of new mortgages, at a 20-year high, is also increasing as other types of government-backed loans have grown more costly.
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9 Ways Becoming A Homeowner Can Change Your Life

Homeownership. It shifts so many things. If you're coming from an apartment, you may experience conveniences like direct-access garages and walls that aren't shared for the first time. If you've been renting a home, you will probably feel a new sense of security and peace of mind once the mortgage is in our name. Not to mention the itch to repaint, re-imagine, and redo at least a few dozen things.

Want to know just how becoming a homeowner can change your life? Read on.

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More Stores Announced At Charlotte Premium Outlets
Charlotte Premium Outlets, owned by Simon and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, announces the addition of 22 new stores to its growing list of retailers. Of the new brands announced, four outlet concepts are exclusive to the Charlotte market and two are exclusive to North Carolina.

The center previously announced more than 70 stores new to the area, featuring a mix of apparel, footwear, fashion accessories, leather goods, home furnishings and specialty brands. Scheduled to open July 31, Charlotte Premium Outlets will offer a collection of fashion labels at savings of 25 to 65 percent.

Charlotte Premium Outlets management plans to have announced a total of 100 notable brands by opening day.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/06/20/3520494/more-stores-announced-at-charlotte.html#storylink=cpy

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Ayrsley To Add Newest In String Of Area Hotels
Ayrsley Hotel Associates III and Ayrsley Development Corp. last week announced a third hotel in the 185-acre Ayrsley, which is set to open in spring 2015. The Embassy Suites-Ayrsley will have 170 suites and more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a grand ballroom to seat 500.

The site joins existing Hilton Garden Inn-Ayrsley and Homewood Suites-Ayrsley to bring the number of available rooms to more than 400.

"We have been very pleased with the performance of the other Hilton properties we have at Ayrsley, and we expect the Embassy Suites to build on that success while offering another level of service,” said Tom Henson, CEO of the development groups.

Ayrsley has more than a million square feet of office, commercial and residential space with zoning allowing for twice that much. It also has a movie theater and more than 1,000 homes and apartments.

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About 200 Hear About Steele Creek’s Future
Chris Thomas, developer with Childress-Klein Properties, told about 200 residents at Thursday night’s annual Steele Creek Residents Association meeting that the Charlotte Premium Outlets project at N.C. 160 and I-485 is "100 percent leased” with several signed tenants surrounding it. He said his group also is "nearly finished leasing” the ongoing expansion of RiverGate shopping center near N.C. 160 and N.C. 49.

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10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring
After a long, dark winter, spring's bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air.

The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year's flower beds.

Dwight Barnett, a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, shared this checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance so you can get your chores done quickly, leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine

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Why Is Furnace and Air Conditioning Maintenance Important?
Regular maintenance will keep your heating and cooling system operating at its peak performance level. Here are some reasons you should schedule a heating & cooling tune-up twice a year.

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