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Old 04-26-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Back to the question from Lopez.

What size place are you looking for?

For example you could get a 3 bed townhouse for 110-120 (new Const)
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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Back to the question from Lopez.

What size place are you looking for?

For example you could get a 3 bed townhouse for 110-120 (new Const)
We're looking for a single family house. Between 1,000-1,300 sq feet. Less than 1/2 acre, but some yard. Maybe .20 something. 3 bedroom/2 bath. We've found a lot in the areas I mentioned that are under 110,000 actually. We prefer newer construction. 1990's - to now.

A lot of the houses are real cute and in good condition but have a VERY short driveway. We'd like a garage or at least a good flat driveway where we can park the cars out of the way to play basketball
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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You guys are funny. LOL
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Just want to say welcome to the forum!

Hope someone comes by this thread soon who actually knows the developments you speak of.

By the way, are those in Union or Mecklenburg County? I could probably ask around for opinions on another board that I frequent.

Good luck!

SL
I believe Mecklenburg. Thanks!
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Welcome to our wonderful state

I think the realtor does have you looking in the best possible areas for your price range. However, I would like to suggest you search beyond Mecklenburg county into Cabarrus county. Your money for a home would go much further out in Concord or Harrisburg. And to tell you the truth, schools there were be better too. Homes in your price range in Charlotte usually come with some problem nearby to them, just my 2 cents
Thanks for the tip. We'll have to take a spin around Concord when we come down in a few weeks. About how many minutes is it from Charlotte?
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thanks for the tip. We'll have to take a spin around Concord when we come down in a few weeks. About how many minutes is it from Charlotte?
It sits next to the northeast corner of Mecklenburg county - depending on where you want to go in Charlotte you have fairly easy access. For instance, the university area is just minutes away. Please do take my warning about buying a house in that price range in the Charlotte city limits - I know these things
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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It sits next to the northeast corner of Mecklenburg county - depending on where you want to go in Charlotte you have fairly easy access. For instance, the university area is just minutes away. Please do take my warning about buying a house in that price range in the Charlotte city limits - I know these things
Thank you. I really appreciate inside advice. I checked out homes in Concord in our price range and didn't find any I like so far, though. We'll see what happens. I keep telling my husband that "our house" (future house) might not even be on the market yet.
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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...Right now we live in WV...
Well you'll be in very good company. There are tons of people here from West Virginia.

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...our price range for our new home is going to be 90,000 - 110,000...Our agent keeps sending us homes to look at in 28262...
I live in zip code 28262. That's "University City", a.k.a. "The University Area". Honestly, considering your price range, that is probably one of the better areas to consider. I would also recommend you ask your agent to do some looking in the "Highway 16 / Mount Holly/Huntersville Road" area; long name, but that's all one area. I'm sure there are some developments in that area that are also in your price range.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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Well you'll be in very good company. There are tons of people here from West Virginia.



I live in zip code 28262. That's "University City", a.k.a. "The University Area". Honestly, considering your price range, that is probably one of the better areas to consider. I would also recommend you ask your agent to do some looking in the "Highway 16 / Mount Holly/Huntersville Road" area; long name, but that's all one area. I'm sure there are some developments in that area that are also in your price range.
Alright - good to know our agent is trying to put us in a nice area. Hopefully something we like will pop up around there. I've written down "Highway 16 / Mount Holly/Huntersville Road" (LOL) to mention to our agent next time I talk to him. Thanks very much.

I was starting to get a little discouraged this evening because all the neighborhood/community/area recommendations I check out are WAY WAY WAAAAAY out of our price range. I don't mind having a modest home but we want to be safe, too
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, SC
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You could cross the border into SC and find new to newer homes in that price range.
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