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Old 02-12-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Stone as usual you are "spot on." My wife and I are going to build in the Reserve and utilize the house as a vacation home. I have Zero concerns about security while the house is not occupied. There are patrols by security. I plan to hook up the house to remotely control AC, lights etc. from my house in NJ. I also hope to have neighbors who can keep an eye out, but I have no concerns.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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We also have a lot in the Reserve.... remote AC.... fancy..... hmmm, we'll be lucky if our lights go on when we flip the wall switch.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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Default Yo!!! Stoney- Pony

"I plan to hook up the house to remotely control AC, lights etc. from my house in NJ. I also hope to have neighbors who can keep an eye out, but I have no concerns"

You guys are great. Ok, run this by me again. Are you saying you are controlling your utilities from your home in NJ??????

How does that work..... This was one of my concerns as well and based on what you said you may have provided a solution.

So Boyz, How does this work????
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Anyone familiar with Shady Pine Circle off of Parkridge in the Woodlands? We just purchased a lot and have only seen 1 picture and and old satellite image that shows 3 houses on the street.I hear there are more now.Any nfo would be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Anyone familiar with Shady Pine Circle off of Parkridge in the Woodlands? We just purchased a lot and have only seen 1 picture
I hope this does not sound negative, but did you buy the lot without having seen it in person? Are you sure you would like to live at St. James?

I also looked for other satellite photos, and saw what you did-- a couple of houses. I imagine it will develop when the real estate market improves, and the baby-boomers can sell their existing homes.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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We have been to SJP and are planning to move down this spring.Friends of ours also just visited SJP and purchased a lot also in the Woodlands.The Woodlands was our favorite location.The lot we purchased just came on the market and the price was right.We are confident the lot is what we are looking for,we are just curious on how the surrounding area looks like today.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Dear Texas Timster... as of 2pm this date, there are exactly three "finished" homes on Shady Pine Circle.... # 2710, # 2714, # 2727 and one more "under construction" at approx # 2718.... and several more on Sweet Magnolia Court just off Shady Pine. On another note, it always amazes me that there are people that think you are absolutely out of your mind to decide buy a lot and plan to move into St James... and question your sanity for that move, like "is it too late ?... can you get your money back ? "..... I find it simply fascinating. As for us, after living here for just under seven months.... we believe it was one of the smartest decisions we have made to date.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We have been to SJP and are planning to move down this spring.
Cool. I had not followed your previous posts. It just sounded like you were buying a lot "sight-unseen". I imagine it was a good deal.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yup. There are a couple of ways to do this. Some security systems have these controls available with special thermostats, etc. Some other companies utilize modules that hook up with an ethernet cable to your cable modem. On the other end is a module which communicates wirelessly with special thermostats to control heating/AC and lights. It is pretty cool. It is a little pricy now, but that will change as more companies compete for this business.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: St. James, NC
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We bought our lot in 1997 (before St. James was a town). We bought before some promised amenities were finished but we looked into the developer's track record and the plantations progress and we were impressed. However the selling point (for us) was the "sense of community" we found here. It was just what we were looking for. When we bought our lot, the street had yet to be built.
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