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Old 04-09-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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About 2.5 years for us. When we first started looking you could still buy new waterfront houses on lake norman for about what we ended up paying for our not even close to waterfront house. Still a great deal though.. If I could only go back in time
When we came over for a vacation back in 1982 my dad had the chance to buy 10 acres on the water for about a $1000 an acre. He was like who the hell would want to live at this mosquito pit? He ended up buying a few acres in land in Huntersville.

Needless to say he still cusses that decision. Funny thing is when we moved in 1988 we never did build on the acres in Huntersville and they bought a re-sale. Oh the college education I could have had.....
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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Why does he still 'cus' that decision, CharlotteAgent? I'm thinking Huntersville would be a very desirable place to build? Or developers would be offering big money to landowners to sell?

(is it really a 'moquito pit'? Honestly. If it is, just tell me, I won't post a response.)
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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No, if he could get it at $1000 per acre back then on the lake and now its selling around $700000 per 1/2 acre you do the math

Huntersville off the water is nice just the appreciation was/is not as much.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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When we came over for a vacation back in 1982 my dad had the chance to buy 10 acres on the water for about a $1000 an acre. He was like who the hell would want to live at this mosquito pit? He ended up buying a few acres in land in Huntersville.

Needless to say he still cusses that decision. Funny thing is when we moved in 1988 we never did build on the acres in Huntersville and they bought a re-sale. Oh the college education I could have had.....
Hate to sound "corny", but everything happens for a reason. Who knows what kind of problems may have been attached to that purchase....more money, more problems!
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:06 AM
 
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No, if he could get it at $1000 per acre back then on the lake and now its selling around $700000 per 1/2 acre you do the math

Huntersville off the water is nice just the appreciation was/is not as much.
Ah, thank you! Now I understand.

Well, makes a good story.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Hate to sound "corny", but everything happens for a reason. Who knows what kind of problems may have been attached to that purchase....more money, more problems!
Yeah probably true. We laugh about it now but hey it could have been fun. It is amazing the fork in the road. Which direction do I go? It somewhat relates to most of you on here who are thinking of moving. Do I do it or not?
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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Yeah probably true. We laugh about it now but hey it could have been fun. It is amazing the fork in the road. Which direction do I go? It somewhat relates to most of you on here who are thinking of moving. Do I do it or not?
Exactly! That "fork in the road" decision was not an easy one, but we're glad we did it! Time will tell, I guess. Can you imagine what your life would have been like, had your father not taken that overseas vacation??? You'd be eating fish and chips and drinking a pint of lager right now, cursing out the rainy weather!
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:18 AM
 
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EYou'd be eating fish and chips and drinking a pint of lager right now, cursing out the rainy weather!
Gorgeous weather in most of England for days now. We've been in shorts since last week, lovely Easter Sunday yesterday.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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Gorgeous weather in most of England for days now. We've been in shorts since last week, lovely Easter Sunday yesterday.
Sorry, I didn't mean to insult, but you know what it's like in London during any other March/April. I heard the weather was unseasonably warm in Northern Europe right now. I hope it keeps up!
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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I do not think you insulted anyone. Fish and chips would be good though!
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