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Old 06-24-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I'm been trying to convince my wife to relocate from Chicago to Charlotte for the past year. We are native NYers who moved to Chicago about 4 years ago. We are in our mid 30s and have a 18 month daughter. I want to move to Charlotte to be closer to friends and family, the weather and the lower cost of living. My wife has finally agreed to a visit.

While there, we are thinking about getting a real estate agent to show us some houses to get a feel for the homes and what our money could get us. Is this a good idea? We don't want to waste anyone's time as we are still in the process of deciding on whether or not to relocate.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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I think all depends on where are you going to work once here.
Charlotte & suburbs cover a rather large area, so you'd better know where to look for housing.

As you know already Charlotte has many beautiful areas but you need to know where you'll be living. Most of us chose the living area based on work location & best public schools. Without a target area, due to the variety, one could spend many, many days looking for houses...and still not getting ahead by much.

Good luck!
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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28173 thanks for responding. I work from home currently and will continue to do so if we relocate. The areas we're interested in are Fort Mill, Ballantyne and Matthews. We want to get a feel for these areas but we are unsure on whether or not looking at homes should be part of that process.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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I would recommend renting for a few months first if you can. When we came to town to visit, we were sure Ballentyne was for us, but after living here for a few months and getting used to the everyday traffic patterns and so on, I couldn't imagine living that far from Uptown.
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