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Old 07-23-2015, 09:03 PM
 
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Me and my fiance are considering leaving Phoenix and moving to Charlotte. We both lived in Phoenix our whole lives and we want to live somewhere lush, green, and just experience somewhere new.

We don't need to worry about a job because we can transfer to Charlotte or Greenville within our company (we work for the same company) and our pay would be about the same now.

We own our house here in Phoenix, but we are curious about what we could get in Charlotte.
Combined we make about 60k a year. We have car payments and a baby on the way. We want to find a 3bed/2bath two story home in a nice area. Is that possible? What areas?

Also what are utilities like in the summer? Our electric bill last month was $300.

What about humidity? Is it tolerable?

Thanks!
With a combined salary of $60K, unfortunately that will not get you a house in Charlotte...Prices have risen due to the popularity of Charlotte, along with a stronger economy that's coming back. Even if you look to the suburbs with that combined salary its not going to get you in the most desirable area. Strongly urge you to visit 2-3 times to get a feel of the area/prices/way of life.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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With a combined salary of $60K, unfortunately that will not get you a house in Charlotte...Prices have risen due to the popularity of Charlotte, along with a stronger economy that's coming back. Even if you look to the suburbs with that combined salary its not going to get you in the most desirable area. Strongly urge you to visit 2-3 times to get a feel of the area/prices/way of life.
Bravo...a well-reasoned, practical response.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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It really is dependent upon what you want. My inclination is that you're looking at the suburbs just based on what you're describing that you want to live near. If you're dead set on moving, the townhouse market in desirable areas is probably your best bet - but there also are a number of options in the "older house, nicer area" category in Charlotte that I think a lot of people do pass over (my first though is the Park Rd. Extension - Carmel Commons area).

Harrisburg and Mint Hill are both not bad places to live, and neither is the Mallard Creek area near Concord and UNCC (be advised though, if you do look for homes in that area, you do need to do some due diligence as that area is a mixed bag).

But, as has been said, visit a few times and think about what you want. It is difficult to get in a "perfect" (I know, broad term when talking about buying a house) situation in that price range in Charlotte.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:47 AM
 
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Bravo...a well-reasoned, practical response.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:45 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:24 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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Interesting paradox. I know a lot of people wanting to go to UT, NV, AZ because the economy and job markets are so refreshing..

I was going to buy a lot of land out there a couple years ago but went with Florida for convienence. The desert is pretty awesome.
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