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Old 04-15-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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My husband is going to be relocating with his job to the Charlotte area. We were just down this week for the second time checking out the area. We really love Union County. We were very interested in the Briarcrest development and the Reserve. Can anyone give us any feed back on these two developments? Thanks!!!
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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I just noticed that no one has answered your question - so I wanted to bump this up a bit so others can see it.

I think the prices are probably more realistic than they were two years ago. At that time, I felt most of the homes in Union County were over-priced. People from markets w/ higher prices did not realize the prices were too high for this market. That is my opinion, anyway.

I have heard the prices have gone down, wh/ would make it a much more realistic purchase.

Again, this is not based on any research except my own. I hope others who live in that area will give you their opinions.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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I think a lot will depend on where you will be working. Briarcrest is further into Union County that the Reserve is so if you are working uptown the commute would likely be longer. I believe Briarcrest will be assigned to the new Cuthbertson schools, while the Reserve will be in the Marvin Ridge cluster. Centex built the Reserve, and I believe McCar is building in Briarcrest.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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I think the prices are probably more realistic than they were two years ago. At that time, I felt most of the homes in Union County were over-priced. People from markets w/ higher prices did not realize the prices were too high for this market. That is my opinion, anyway..
That is true Ani, but you have to put yourself back in 2007 for a moment.

Back then, 99.99999% of ALL markets in the US were overpriced. Many homes in the Northeast were going for a lot more than they are now....

And of course you were always told from financial porn magazines, realtors, and everyone in the world that Charlotte was "immune" to fluctuations and it would be short lived any problems that arose...... I certainly remember arguing day after day w/realtors and regular people here and in the real world about how this area is not bulletproof.......(and look where we are now).
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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Default Briarcrest

I have toured the area of new homes so frequently in the past year with friends and family. Everyone wants to move here! We have been here 2 yrs. and love it! We really like Briarcrest but not the new models as much as the older ones they built before. I think they came down in price too to work for this market. It seems like a wonderful neighborhood and I definitely like the side better that is near the pool...bigger lots make a difference! I don't no much about the Reserve.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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That is true Ani, but you have to put yourself back in 2007 for a moment.

Back then, 99.99999% of ALL markets in the US were overpriced. Many homes in the Northeast were going for a lot more than they are now....

And of course you were always told from financial porn magazines, realtors, and everyone in the world that Charlotte was "immune" to fluctuations and it would be short lived any problems that arose...... I certainly remember arguing day after day w/realtors and regular people here and in the real world about how this area is not bulletproof.......(and look where we are now).
Oh, I totally agree, Jack. However, the fact that people were coming here and WILLING to overpay raised prices for all of us. At the same time, it raised the comps and so . . . who was I to say much about it? I mean, I knew the builders were raking the money in b/c they got land "dirt cheap" and were jacking up the prices on homes on those lots.

Privately, Charlotte "old timers" were shaking their heads but the thing is - newcomers demanded new houses, so . . . where there is the market, the builder has the upper hand w/ pricing.

I just knew that in many cases, the same houses (lay-out and materials) were being built by the same national builders and selling for around $35 -50,000 less in places like Frisco, TX and Overland Park, KS, where they couldn't get away w/ jacking up lot costs.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Depends on what area of town he will be working in. I would hate to live way out in Union County and work in Uptown Charlotte. That would be horrible...IMO.

Do your research and Good Luck!

Weddington would be the nicest area of Union County to live in.

You might want to checkout Fort Mill, SC. Much closer to Charlotte and very TOP rated schools. Just an opinion.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Depends on what area of town he will be working in. I would hate to live way out in Union County and work in Uptown Charlotte. That would be horrible...IMO.

Do your research and Good Luck!

Weddington would be the nicest area of Union County to live in.

You might want to checkout Fort Mill, SC. Much closer to Charlotte and very TOP rated schools. Just an opinion.
Alright 7 oh 4 I've had just about enough of you trying to push people into the Weddington area. The high crime rate there, and lack of decent homes would lead me to believe you are covering up and trying to keep the Marvin area all to yourself. Now Marvin and points south and west are REALLY the best place to buy a new home. Even over toward the Unionville area is much better as far relaxed country atmosphere and relative proximity to Charlotte and Meck. Co.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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Alright 7 oh 4 I've had just about enough of you trying to push people into the Weddington area. The high crime rate there, and lack of decent homes would lead me to believe you are covering up and trying to keep the Marvin area all to yourself. Now Marvin and points south and west are REALLY the best place to buy a new home. Even over toward the Unionville area is much better as far relaxed country atmosphere and relative proximity to Charlotte and Meck. Co.
hahaha, good try - think any of the newbies will buy it??
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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hahaha, good try - think any of the newbies will buy it??
Not if they drive around and see for themselves!
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