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Old 04-12-2018, 05:14 AM
 
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Hello, we are considering moving to Charlotte. I would be working at Tryon and Trade, direct center of Uptown, so we're looking to live within a short commute time of there. I know "short" is relative, but I'm thinking less than 30 minutes door to door.

With that in mind, we're thinking about how we can go about buying up a land lot (i.e. no house at all––don't want to deal with a demolition) and having a builder build us something reasonable in one of those neighborhoods near uptown.

We are in our mid-twenties, married, combined Charlotte income would be right around $190,000. We have no kids, but that will probably change in the next three to five years.

Alternatively, I'm starting to see some nice new homes on the market (not brand new, but seemingly built in the last 8 years or so) from the area directly outside 485 across from the airport. What's up with that area? It seems like it is geographically pretty close to uptown given the way uptown is not in the dead center of 485, and the homes out there seem CHEAP for what you get. What's the catch?

What should we be thinking about? What neighborhoods may be good for us? Are we priced out at our income range of the neighborhoods we should want to be in? We're a blank slate here so any help is appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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Hello, we are considering moving to Charlotte. I would be working at Tryon and Trade, direct center of Uptown, so we're looking to live within a short commute time of there. I know "short" is relative, but I'm thinking less than 30 minutes door to door.

With that in mind, we're thinking about how we can go about buying up a land lot (i.e. no house at all––don't want to deal with a demolition) and having a builder build us something reasonable in one of those neighborhoods near uptown.

We are in our mid-twenties, married, combined Charlotte income would be right around $190,000. We have no kids, but that will probably change in the next three to five years.

Alternatively, I'm starting to see some nice new homes on the market (not brand new, but seemingly built in the last 8 years or so) from the area directly outside 485 across from the airport. What's up with that area? It seems like it is geographically pretty close to uptown given the way uptown is not in the dead center of 485, and the homes out there seem CHEAP for what you get. What's the catch?

What should we be thinking about? What neighborhoods may be good for us? Are we priced out at our income range of the neighborhoods we should want to be in? We're a blank slate here so any help is appreciated.
How much do you want to pay for a lot? It will take $300K to $400K to get a lot in a good school district within 30 minutes of Uptown.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:02 AM
 
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How much do you want to pay for a lot? It will take $300K to $400K to get a lot in a good school district within 30 minutes of Uptown.
So that's part of the equation that we didn't know. It seems like at our income range we could conceivably be somewhere broadly between $600-800,000 all in.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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Alternatively, I'm starting to see some nice new homes on the market (not brand new, but seemingly built in the last 8 years or so) from the area directly outside 485 across from the airport. What's up with that area? It seems like it is geographically pretty close to uptown given the way uptown is not in the dead center of 485, and the homes out there seem CHEAP for what you get. What's the catch?

Are you looking at Berewick?

Limited shopping over there, lots of driving down to Steele Creek for amenities, on the west side of the city, average school assignments, a commute to Uptown through a rougher area of the city, etc... I think the current perception is it is a rather isolated area.

Uptown proximity is just one factor in home prices. A house in West Charlotte though just 2 miles from Uptown is going to be less than a house in the Arboretum area of South Charlotte 10 miles out. Lots of Charlotte amenities are also in suburban areas. Getting to a good restaurant in Dilworth for a night out is 25 minutes through West Charlotte or jumping on the interstates for example.
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