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Old 08-30-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Ouch. I certainly didn't mean to come across as not wanting help in choosing the neighborhood. We have actually researched a large number of neighborhoods in the areas you mentioned--including specific developments you and other posters have generously suggested in this and other threads--but for various reasons ruled them out (range of quality, style of homes, builder stability, historic resale trends, etc). We've looked at dozens of homes now in the better part of 20 or so developments throughout the area you've discussed. Given that there are likely to be people on this board who live in these developments, I really didn't want to get into details as to what specific developments or houses we researched and looked at and why we ruled them out. I trust you can understand that.

Quellin is on the list largely because my husband is completely smitten with one of the houses, and although I have significant reservations about the location, it does meet just about all of the personal preferences we both had (location of laundry, location of MBR, side-entry garage, location of home office, etc.). My DH is not a selfish or obnoxious kind of guy, so when he has a strong desire or preference for something, it's a big deal to me. Brookhaven came about as a specific suggestion from our agent as a compromise between the two areas we were struggling between, as a specific floorplan in there gave us the aspects we needed but much closer to amenities.

I also hadn't had the opportunity to answer your question regarding specific price points and features before our most recent time. I and then my daughter were extremely ill, and when she was better enough to travel, we headed over and beat the streets from sunup to sundown. This last exchange was the first time I've been online and, with limited time, was the most pressing thing I was hoping to get insight on.

(I have also discovered that if/when I make specific comments regarding what we're looking for or price points, I get spammed pretty hard from any number of persons regarding their homes.)
Best post ever... It's funny, but this describes the struggle very well. You want something to fit your family. Well, maybe it's not funny.

I just did the displacement thing and know how hard it must be right about now... Good luck and let me know if I can offer any help/advice.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You can change a lot of things inside the house, but you can never move the location of your house. Personally, I would never sacrifice location for a house. Especially for small things like laundry location and side entry garage.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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You can change a lot of things inside the house, but you can never move the location of your house. Personally, I would never sacrifice location for a house. Especially for small things like laundry location and side entry garage.
Thank you for beautifully putting into words what I've been trying to express to DH. He understands what I mean, but I know he's concerned about numbers with another house that would mean a LOT more money per month...
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