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Old 10-04-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The HomeArama starts today and runs through Oct 26. This year it will be in the much discussed Steel Creek area. The featured homes are 10,500 sq. ft., 8,700 sq. ft. and 7,000 sq, ft.

Open the door to luxury (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/477/story/228249.html - broken link)

The Palisades
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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Probably the first year that I will not go. Just not feeling like going to see these houses in this economy. Is it just me or is anyone else feeling the same?
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Probably the first year that I will not go. Just not feeling like going to see these houses in this economy. Is it just me or is anyone else feeling the same?
I had similar thoughts when I opened up my paper this morning and saw the photo of a 10,000 square foot house. Excessive. I guess the builders think there are still some Mr. Big types out there who have money to burn.

No surprise, one of the builders that was approached for this had to back out due to financial difficulties.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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We go to these every year...they are so much fun!
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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The Palisades again?
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Has anyone been to Homearama this year?
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:33 AM
 
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Yes...I went last week. It was not Home-a-rama as it usually is. I guess a sign of the times. The homes did not compare to years past. In fact, I only enjoyed looking at one of the homes.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: York, SC
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Default I Really Liked It

I went yesterday, which was Chef’s Day, and had a good time. I haven't been to any HomeAramas before so I can't compare, but I thought the homes where all great. Although, there was one that stood out & was in a league of its own! I'll probably make it an annual affair since I enjoy seeing beautiful architecture & sampling good food is a nice plus!

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... No surprise, one of the builders that was approached for this had to back out due to financial difficulties.
Yeah, that was sad. I've heard that HomeArama is usually 4-6 homes & this year was 3. It was super fun though.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Default No HomeArama in 2009?

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Probably the first year that I will not go. Just not feeling like going to see these houses in this economy. Is it just me or is anyone else feeling the same?
It looks like a lot of other people felt the same way.

From the Observer No HomeArama in 2009? (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/477/story/348782.html - broken link) Weak attendance, bad economic news may prompt organizers to take a year off.

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The event drew about 20,000 spectators.............In some years, HomeArama has drawn highs of more than 50,000, but the 2008 show was affected by gas shortages, a sharp drop in the stock market, and other unsettling economic news.

It was a deluge of bad news that dampened attendance, said Brian Pace, who heads the 1,600-member association. Still, he said, those who came were enthusiastic about the three multimillion dollar homes with elaborate outdoor areas.

He said the association will plan its 2009 events soon, and consider whether to postpone the next HomeArama until 2010, to give the economy time to improve.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Went to this years Homearama as usual just to see how the other 10% live. All three were different with one of them pretty outrageous.

As the economy probably won't improve much in the upcoming year (JMHO), there most likely will not be one next year as mentioned.

Can't help but think there are going to be hundreds of re-sales on the McMansion market in the immediate future so why would developers build more. Just look at the Ballantyn Country Club listing.
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