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Old 02-27-2012, 02:27 AM
 
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Hello everyone!
I'm new to posting on this forum and was just looking for any helpful information. My husband and I currently live in Lexington Kentucky and we are looking to relocate to NC so he can return to school. Were 23 years old and not super picky about where we live. We have lived in both country and city settings and we enjoyed both. I would like to rent in the Mooresville or Kannapolis area since my husband wants to attend UTI and those towns seem to be pretty close. I will also be finished with my degree in information technology in about a year. We have a couple of months of living expenses saved up so we should have enough time to find some entry level jobs. We would like to move within the next 3-4 months.
-What are some good areas to rent in? I would prefer a townhouse, duplex, or house since we have 2 medium sized dogs. Rent would preferably be under $700.
-Are there any areas we should stay away from?
-Any information on UTI would be helpful as well
Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hello everyone!
I'm new to posting on this forum and was just looking for any helpful information. My husband and I currently live in Lexington Kentucky and we are looking to relocate to NC so he can return to school. Were 23 years old and not super picky about where we live. We have lived in both country and city settings and we enjoyed both. I would like to rent in the Mooresville or Kannapolis area since my husband wants to attend UTI and those towns seem to be pretty close. I will also be finished with my degree in information technology in about a year. We have a couple of months of living expenses saved up so we should have enough time to find some entry level jobs. We would like to move within the next 3-4 months.
-What are some good areas to rent in? I would prefer a townhouse, duplex, or house since we have 2 medium sized dogs. Rent would preferably be under $700.
-Are there any areas we should stay away from?
-Any information on UTI would be helpful as well
Thanks for any help!
Can you up your budget? You are not going to find much in your current price range, even in apartments, sorry
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:01 AM
 
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u need to allocate more finances for rent then 700 a month. For 700 you can get into a trailer park but that is about it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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UTI is a really expensive school. Does he already have the money for it? My husband was an instructor there a couple of years ago. Coming out he will most likely get a entry level tech job (changing oil/changing tires)and be paid $8-$10(if he's lucky). The market for tech's is very saturated in and around the UTI school because of the school and NASCAR.

Tell him to check out Nashville Auto Diesel college in Nashville, TN.

Loves is right about the rent. $700 won't get you far at all and I would have more than a couple of months saved up go for at least 6 months.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hello everyone!
I'm new to posting on this forum and was just looking for any helpful information. My husband and I currently live in Lexington Kentucky and we are looking to relocate to NC so he can return to school. Were 23 years old and not super picky about where we live. We have lived in both country and city settings and we enjoyed both. I would like to rent in the Mooresville or Kannapolis area since my husband wants to attend UTI and those towns seem to be pretty close. I will also be finished with my degree in information technology in about a year. We have a couple of months of living expenses saved up so we should have enough time to find some entry level jobs. We would like to move within the next 3-4 months.
-What are some good areas to rent in? I would prefer a townhouse, duplex, or house since we have 2 medium sized dogs. Rent would preferably be under $700.
-Are there any areas we should stay away from?
-Any information on UTI would be helpful as well
Thanks for any help!
I know a young man who is currently attending UTI, I think. He worked full-time, as a mechanic, for 3 years as well as picking up side jobs to earn the 1st year of tuition. He commutes from his parents' home in Kings Mountain, to avoid rent, works part-time, & picks up side jobs. When he is done he will have 21 certifications. I don't want to tell you what to do, but my suggestion is to finish your schooling before moving.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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You should stay in the Mooresville area rather than Kannapolis because it's much closer to UTI. You can find apts. and houses on the east side of town in your price range.Check Craigslist for starters.As far as UTI, my son went to MMI in Orlando which is the same organization and we were not impressed.He could have gotten the same education at a community college for so much less.I would think twice about UTI.Do a little research.They do not have the greatest reputation! Best of luck to you!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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Across the USA - Entry level jobs are being mostly taken by those that had Career level jobs.
The job market here is very, very bad, but our weather is awesome and most of the people
are nice (depending on the area).
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:25 AM
 
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I have actually contacted some property management companies and they have provided me with many property listings within my price range. I was just wanting some neighborhood advice, or if there was any areas that should be avoided at all costs. I am aware that I need to save money to move as well as have a job.... Not looking for financial advice, hence the questions I originally posted
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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Can you up your budget? You are not going to find much in your current price range, even in apartments, sorry

Especially with 2 dogs.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I have actually contacted some property management companies and they have provided me with many property listings within my price range. I was just wanting some neighborhood advice, or if there was any areas that should be avoided at all costs. I am aware that I need to save money to move as well as have a job.... Not looking for financial advice, hence the questions I originally posted
I think that you're taking people's advice wrong. We know what's going on here. You would be doing yourself a big favor to read this thread. Lowe's - massive layoffs .

We don't know your situation beyond what you wrote. If you must move now, we don't know. All that we know is what you wrote, in your OP.

If you can finish your IT courses, before moving, you & your husband are going to be in a much better position to make the move. Search this board for data centers.

If you must make the move now, why don't you just list the neighborhoods that were suggested to you & ask for feedback on them?
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