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Old 01-01-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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OK. So hubby and I have been here for one week from NY. Driving around tons and have been looking online at homes for months.

Today was one of the first days out with my realtor, but I fell IN LOVE with a house. Scares me that it's on of the first I've seen (actually, I've seen about 15...LOL)....I didn't expect to buy so fast..but it's in our price range and on almost 3/4 acre!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in a huge older community but a very small older community...

It's in Ballantyne which I really like but wasn't sure I'd settle there.

The elem is Hawk Ridge, and Community House and Ardrey Kell...

This is all cool, right?
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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OK. So hubby and I have been here for one week from NY. Driving around tons and have been looking online at homes for months.

Today was one of the first days out with my realtor, but I fell IN LOVE with a house. Scares me that it's on of the first I've seen (actually, I've seen about 15...LOL)....I didn't expect to buy so fast..but it's in our price range and on almost 3/4 acre!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in a huge older community but a very small older community...

It's in Ballantyne which I really like but wasn't sure I'd settle there.

The elem is Hawk Ridge, and Community House and Ardrey Kell...

This is all cool, right?
Ballantyne area where you are is fine. Schools are great too. Did you buy "in" Ballantyne or in the Ballantyne "area"? Both are fine!

Welcome to Charlotte!
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Good for you for falling in LOVE with a house...great feeling...

and IMO, yes it is good, Hawk Ridge, Community House and Ardrey...
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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OK. So hubby and I have been here for one week from NY. Driving around tons and have been looking online at homes for months.

Today was one of the first days out with my realtor, but I fell IN LOVE with a house. Scares me that it's on of the first I've seen (actually, I've seen about 15...LOL)....I didn't expect to buy so fast..but it's in our price range and on almost 3/4 acre!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in a huge older community but a very small older community...

It's in Ballantyne which I really like but wasn't sure I'd settle there.

The elem is Hawk Ridge, and Community House and Ardrey Kell...

This is all cool, right?
YES Hawk Ridge is very well regarded. And Ardrey Kell is currently tops in the academic rankings for high schools in Charlotte.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Thanks guys! Yes, it's in Ballantyne....everyone I know here kept pushing the area, so part of me didn't want it

But when I saw this house, I noticed the huge acreage and lay out... It is a really wooded street right by new developments so it does feel a LITTLE out of place to me...but that is a strange reason not to buy a house.

I'm back and forth on whether to keep looking...
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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I would keep looking even if you plan to make an offer....if this offer falls through then at least you have some back up ideas.

That is what we did and I am glad because I was sure the house that had been on the market over a year would work out and the day we put in an offer there was another offer on the table that had just gone through a couple of days before! GRRR!!! I still dream about that house, but, oh well....


Dawn
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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Also depending on where in Ballantyne you are the elem may end up being Elon Park when they open it. We are in Ballantyne and DS is in Elon park on tom short for the year till this one opens. DD is in Ardrey LOVES it...great school and amazing teachers. Good luck...
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thanks guys! Yes, it's in Ballantyne....everyone I know here kept pushing the area, so part of me didn't want it

But when I saw this house, I noticed the huge acreage and lay out... It is a really wooded street right by new developments so it does feel a LITTLE out of place to me...but that is a strange reason not to buy a house.

I'm back and forth on whether to keep looking...
Doesn't hurt to keep looking - as Dawn said - might be a good idea to have a back up chosen. . . but if you have found something you like, location is right and price is on target . . . maybe you just have a super realtor! And w/ doing your homework . . .

I had worked w/ our realtor about 4 months via computer and phone, told her exactly what I wanted, including location, style of house, layout . . . and we only looked at three houses . . . bought the third one! And we have been very happy w/ our decision.

Good luck! Let us know how it goes . . .WELCOME!!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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Thank you so much!
Yes, realtor is great, but I'm also an internet freak I spent hours and hours for the last two months looking at homes...but they are always different in person...they always crop out the bad stuff...of course
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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The Ballantyne area is great. We live in SC but are close to it and go there for church, movies, shop, and eat.
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