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Old 05-06-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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it's our a dream to one day have a lake house. we're still pretty far away from that. but i know prices will only keep climbing. so i'm just day dreaming about the future dream.
what lakes are still fairly affordable? affordable for me (or for where i think we'd be in 10 years) would still be under $400k. Does it exist?!?!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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somerset at autumn cove in lake wylie. you can even snag a lot with water views for well under 400K. Depending on the model somewhere between 250-350K
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Check out Moss Lake, near Kings Mountain.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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it's our a dream to one day have a lake house. we're still pretty far away from that. but i know prices will only keep climbing. so i'm just day dreaming about the future dream.
what lakes are still fairly affordable? affordable for me (or for where i think we'd be in 10 years) would still be under $400k. Does it exist?!?!
Lake Tillery near Albemarle - an hour to uptown Charlotte
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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vineyards by DR Horton on lake wylie
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Default Mountain Island Lake

You should check out Mountain Island Lake. It's the lake no one has ever heard of, but is actually the watershed for Charlotte. It's where I live and it takes less than 20 minutes to get uptown every morning.

I have linked some of the neighborhoods below.

http://www.mountainislandlake.net/neighborhoods.htm
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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You should check out Mountain Island Lake. It's the lake no one has ever heard of, but is actually the watershed for Charlotte. It's where I live and it takes less than 20 minutes to get uptown every morning.

I have linked some of the neighborhoods below.

Mountain Island Lake | Charlotte's Only Lake
I checked-out the website and didn't see any waterfront property for even close to the $400k mark.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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You can find lots on the major Charlotte lakes (Wylie, Norman, Mountain Island) for under 400K, but you won't find any waterfront homes for anything close to 400K.

I was looking at property on Lake Wylie near Belmont at one point last year. I saw a listing for a waterfront home for about $450k. It was a mobile home, on a terrible lot with a huge powerline tower in the back yard.

You may start finding "fixer-uppers" in the 500-550K range on those 3 lakes.

You may, however, be able to find a modest home on some of the surrounding lakes for around 400K. As I mentioned earlier, Moss Lake, near King's Mountain, is about 45 minutes to Charlotte. It's a nice lake, homes have docks, etc., but there is no marina.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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You can find lots on the major Charlotte lakes (Wylie, Norman, Mountain Island) for under 400K, but you won't find any waterfront homes for anything close to 400K.

I was looking at property on Lake Wylie near Belmont at one point last year. I saw a listing for a waterfront home for about $450k. It was a mobile home, on a terrible lot with a huge powerline tower in the back yard.

You may start finding "fixer-uppers" in the 500-550K range on those 3 lakes.

You may, however, be able to find a modest home on some of the surrounding lakes for around 400K. As I mentioned earlier, Moss Lake, near King's Mountain, is about 45 minutes to Charlotte. It's a nice lake, homes have docks, etc., but there is no marina.
I thought of Moss lake right away, also, Comfort Food.

There is no swimming in Moss Lake, either. It's the reservoir that the City of Kings Mountain uses for its water supply. The township uses water from Lake Lure.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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If you can afford to up your price to 495K there is a full brick ranch built in 1998 with a main channel view and a beach on Lake Wylie. I do not have the MLS info in front of me, but you can do a search with Betty Davis Drive as the address.
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