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Old 09-09-2017, 09:56 PM
 
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Just because you're a prude doesn't mean everyone else has to be.
So then u admit what I say it true.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I don't know how old u guys are or how liberal minded u try to be but I'm speaking from personal experience.
TRY TO BE? You imply that a liberal mindset belongs to a certain age group.

You reveal your age, hombre.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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so... not until sex is no longer taught/encouraged in schools?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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TRY TO BE? You imply that a liberal mindset belongs to a certain age group.

You reveal your age, hombre.
I remember in health class how they give out free condoms and list all the activities that don't transfer HIV, birth control, etc. It sets the stage for people to have sex. Rather someone believes in premarital sex is another question, but as someone who doesn't I would be very careful letting my child attend public school. I know what it's like to grow up in a broken home and sex as a casual activity is one reason people can't stay married.

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so... not until sex is no longer taught/encouraged in schools?
You mean how the food pyramid is taught? Carbs is suppose to be the largest food group? Since we need corn syrup to function? Could this be the reason why more than half of our country is overweight/obese/morbidly obese? No offence to fat people, half of my family is fat.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Harrisburg is a surprisingly complex real estate area given its relative size. Part of what is driving up home prices in areas like Magnolia Springs and Brookedale Commons is school zoning. Harrisburg Elementary* and Hickory Ridge are coveted schools, and there are a limited number of areas zoned for them. I don't think that the new neighborhoods will depress home prices in the neighborhoods mentioned by OP.



*Patriots Elementary also serves a large portion of Harrisburg and is, in my opinion, also a great school.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Is it really mid-300's though? If it was, I think OP would have already gotten one of those. OP has a somewhat specific request - a specific area, in a specific size and a specific age range for a specific budget. It doesn't seem like all of those things really exist together, but if they compromise on one of them there are more options. The closest thing I could find was the Cedarvale Farms neighborhood, which although a bit further out looks to at least be currently zoned to Hickory Ridge (although if I had to guess and without knowing any specifics about the situation, that may change). But it has new construction in OP's price range.


If it is "from the mid-300's," it will be close to $400k after typical upgrades. And yes, the new neighborhood is zoned for Hickory Ridge for now.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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You mean how the food pyramid is taught? Carbs is suppose to be the largest food group? Since we need corn syrup to function? Could this be the reason why more than half of our country is overweight/obese/morbidly obese? No offence to fat people, half of my family is fat.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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OP- the majority of the country is in a sellers' market. These things tend to cycle, and it will probably be a few years before the cycle goes back to favoring buyers. (Assuming no catastrophic event causes it to change more rapidly.) Unfortunately, no one can do anything besides guess how long it will last. I sold my house in Mooresville for a loss in 2013. I wish I could have predicted this market shift- I would be able to get nearly 50% more now.

To give you perspective on the sellers' market, and how it isn't just Charlotte. I moved back 'home' to Metro Detroit. 20-30 years ago, no one would touch an inner-ring suburb. Over the last 15 years or so, a few of the suburbs have become gentrified. All of a sudden things changed last summer/fall. Suburbs where you practically couldn't give a house away in my entire lifetime have the hottest market. Houses are selling for 20-30% over appraised value, with multiple offers coming in within hours. Most of the time there are offers submitted before the sign goes in the yard. If you don't have significant cash, you cannot buy a house. If you had told me this just 18 months ago, I would have laughed hysterically at you. No one has ever wanted to live in these cities. Now most people are priced out.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:02 AM
 
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^ Did you buy another house right after selling in 2013? Sellers market vs buyers market essentially doesn't matter if you are selling your old home to buy another within a few months. Now if someone sold in 2013, went to a rental and now wants to buy again - ouch...could be a negative swing of $150k+.

Looks like homes in Gaston County are selling for more than double what they were in 2009-2012. I've seen pretty basic 3/2 foreclosures that just 5 years ago sold for 40-50k now selling for $130-140k (with maybe $20k in remodeling). Perhaps that's why I hear people talking about decent rentals costing 1k+/month...stuff is too expensive to buy so there's a ton of renters.
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