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Old 05-21-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman
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Very informative post. I am also planning to move to Mooresville. My son will be going to high school this year.
Just curious on the subject, is there any thing changed since last 2008.
Please advice which one I should choose where he can adjust well.
Thanks,
I have customers who have chose to live in each area specifically
so their kids could attend either MSGD or ISS. I always encourage people to personally visit the schools and interview the staff and leadership.
You can also check out these websites for a little more info:

NC School Report Cards

GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Thanks [SIZE=3]Lumbollo and [/SIZE][SIZE=3]Kechenette! Appreciate your insight.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Surprise to know that house price is dropping.in this area. Any particular reason?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3] is it time to buy or hold on ?[/SIZE]
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman
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Thanks [SIZE=3]Lumbollo and [/SIZE][SIZE=3]Kechenette! Appreciate your insight.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I am doing more research and talking to people will update the group with my findings.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]Surprise to know that house price is dropping.in this area. Any particular reason?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3] is it time to buy or hold on ?[/SIZE]
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Not sure what happened with your typing there. Whew!

In Charlotte overall, we are experiencing depreciation of property values.
There is really no area that has been exempt. NC and Charlotte in general was one of the last areas to get hit by the downturn in the economy, but when it finally came, it came in a big way. I do believe, however, that the "last in, first out" rule applies here, since overall, we have so much more going for our area in attracting growth, than pretty much any other state and metro in the country.

People in the higher end neighborhoods, as lumbolla mentioned, have really been hit the hardest. Some of it is due to the timing of their purchase, some supply and demand and some due to economic conditions, such as job losses which lead to short sales and foreclosures.
Homes in the 150-350 ranges seem to be moving and pricing leveling out a little. Showing activity in all price points definitely up...but I believe that is mostly due to Spring Market timing. However,

If you are a Seller, it is not the best time to be trying to get value from your home, especially if you have not been there very long. If people do not absolutely need to sell, they should not be on the market right now.
If you are a Buyer, there are definitely some great values on properties to be had. Even a steal here or there with foreclosed, bank owned and short sale properties.

Whether we are at the bottom or not, remains to be seen. Being busier is helpful as it moves the inventory and creates the illusion of stabilization.
That in turn, creates confidence and more people out looking to do something. Personally, I believe that after the spring market dies down, the government will have to revisit some sort of jump start program for home buyers to really help get the economy back on track. As long as the housing market just limps along, the rest of the economy in this country does too.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Union County
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Not sure what happened with your typing there. Whew!

In Charlotte overall, we are experiencing depreciation of property values.
There is really no area that has been exempt. NC and Charlotte in general was one of the last areas to get hit by the downturn in the economy, but when it finally came, it came in a big way. I do believe, however, that the "last in, first out" rule applies here, since overall, we have so much more going for our area in attracting growth, than pretty much any other state and metro in the country.

People in the higher end neighborhoods, as lumbolla mentioned, have really been hit the hardest. Some of it is due to the timing of their purchase, some supply and demand and some due to economic conditions, such as job losses which lead to short sales and foreclosures.
Homes in the 150-350 ranges seem to be moving and pricing leveling out a little. Showing activity in all price points definitely up...but I believe that is mostly due to Spring Market timing. However,

If you are a Seller, it is not the best time to be trying to get value from your home, especially if you have not been there very long. If people do not absolutely need to sell, they should not be on the market right now.
If you are a Buyer, there are definitely some great values on properties to be had. Even a steal here or there with foreclosed, bank owned and short sale properties.

Whether we are at the bottom or not, remains to be seen. Being busier is helpful as it moves the inventory and creates the illusion of stabilization.
That in turn, creates confidence and more people out looking to do something. Personally, I believe that after the spring market dies down, the government will have to revisit some sort of jump start program for home buyers to really help get the economy back on track. As long as the housing market just limps along, the rest of the economy in this country does too.
I agree with much of your post, but have to take exception to the last line... I think you have that backwards - was it a typo? Because phantom spikes in housing value contributed to RUINING the economy, not the other way around. The economy has to recover FIRST.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Just adding in here- better late than never, but I taught for MGSD and ISS. I would choose MGSD 100 times over ISS b/c they really seem to have a smaller, more family-like feel for the teachers and the students. All of the teachers know kids in every class, and there is such a community feel there. I LOVED it & we moved back just so that our children would attend MGSD. (ISS is great, too, just a different feeling)
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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OK-have a child in 10th grade at LNHS.
Can't complain about the school.No probs with any tensions amongst kids and many of the cars in the student lot are very average-not everyone in the area has $$$$$$, plus their are lots of newbies all looking to make buddies.

As for Brawley, the widening is almost complete west of Williamson.

LNHS also has a new principal after a fairly sudden resignation of the previous one. There seem to be some new rules and regs around, or maybe just the tightening up of existing ones.

I do have a question.

If you live in S/D like Morrison plantation, Winslow Bay ? Water Oak and some of the S/Ds off Oaktree etc I believe you pay city taxes but don't get the benefit of the MGSD as they feed into Lake Norman schools.
Seems a bit of a rip off to me.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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I currently live on Long Island (NY) and my office is opening a Davidson location and offering a transfer to anyone that wants to move.

I have a 5yr old daughter and am not Christian.....could anyone give me some insights as to the differences between Long Island schools and the area schools? There looks to be a church on every corner, would my daughter be the only kid in school that doesn't celebrate Christmas?

Any information would be helpful!

Thanks!!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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Are you considering public or private schools? Is your plan to live in Davidson?
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Default New York to NC - maybe?

I would like public school, and am looking to find out what they do for advanced (not necessarily gifted) students.

I see there are also charter and magnet schools - something we don't have on Long Island.

Also - I don't need to live in Davidson, just near (20 minute commute) Davidson.

Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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You may want to start reading up here:
North Carolina Homeschool Organizations & Support Groups | TheHomeSchoolMom.com
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