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Old 03-23-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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My wife and I currently live and work in Charlotte. She will be attending grad school @ UNC for 2010-2011. We're looking to buy a home/townhome that is accessible to the university and in a SAFE area.

We're in need of your best suggestions!

Oh, and if you feel 100% compelled to comment on finances, I guess that's ok. But I'm really looking for friendly advice in the areas that I mentioned, i.e. UNC access and a great neighborhood.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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My wife and I currently live and work in Charlotte. She will be attending grad school @ UNC for 2010-2011. We're looking to buy a home/townhome that is accessible to the university and in a SAFE area.

We're in need of your best suggestions!

Oh, and if you feel 100% compelled to comment on finances, I guess that's ok. But I'm really looking for friendly advice in the areas that I mentioned, i.e. UNC access and a great neighborhood.

I highly doubt anyone here would comment on your personal finances

You do however need to give a price range that you are willing to spend in for folks to be able to give suggestions on where to look.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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I highly doubt anyone here would comment on your personal finances

You do however need to give a price range that you are willing to spend in for folks to be able to give suggestions on where to look.
$100-150K
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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$100-150K
Okay, my best advice is to not buy right around the University campus - too many students, who are sometimes magnets for criminals.

Look to buy north of the campus itself, along Mallard Creek Rd.

Some places in your price range would be Hyde Park (120's), Mallard Glen (top of your range) and a bit further, Eastfield Village (130's and up).

Hiring a buyers agent would be the best thing for you do - someone who knows the area well so you won't miss seeing everything. Best of luck!
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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I was going to recommend Cotswold before I saw your price range. It's a great neighborhood, close in to uptown, access to everything including really easy access to UNCC (Sharon Amity to Harris). I can't think of any townhomes off the top of my head in Cotswold, but you might want to start there. One of my favorite parts of Charlotte.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Okay, my best advice is to not buy right around the University campus - too many students, who are sometimes magnets for criminals.

Look to buy north of the campus itself, along Mallard Creek Rd.

Some places in your price range would be Hyde Park (120's), Mallard Glen (top of your range) and a bit further, Eastfield Village (130's and up).

Hiring a buyers agent would be the best thing for you do - someone who knows the area well so you won't miss seeing everything. Best of luck!
TYVM, we've been considering Mallard Creek Rd area!

Would love to hear any suggestions you might have on finding the right buyer's agent. (This is our 1st purchase)
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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TYVM, we've been considering Mallard Creek Rd area!

Would love to hear any suggestions you might have on finding the right buyer's agent. (This is our 1st purchase)

I'll dm you
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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There are some nice condos in the back of Highland Creek.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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There are some nice condos in the back of Highland Creek.
I'm familiar with Highland, my sister and bro-in-law used to own a home there.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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I'm familiar with Highland, my sister and bro-in-law used to own a home there.

I like Highland Creek too, but most of the townhomes there will be above your price range - though I saw 3 online just over the top of your range
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