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Old 09-21-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Moving from Atlanta. Looking for something on the water- maybe $600- $700. Trying to get some info on the areas and what might be a good fit.

We have kids so schools would be something to consider. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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From what I've seen, you can get some pretty nice houses for that price. I suggest start with craigslist.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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I'm assuming you mean 600-700k.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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From what I've seen, you can get some pretty nice houses for that price. I suggest start with craigslist.
coffee bean, no offense, but why is someone from Gallupville, NY, stepping forward and offering suggestions as to what relocatees should be doing when looking for property in coastal NC, just curious
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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coffee bean, no offense, but why is someone from Gallupville, NY, stepping forward and offering suggestions as to what relocatees should be doing when looking for property in coastal NC, just curious
I'm just offering what I can because I plan on relocating to Wilmington too. I never said I knew exactly what they needed.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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Yes, Coffeebean330, I did not mean that I wanted to purchase a beach house for six hundred dollars.....I should have been clearer perhaps?
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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Yes, Coffeebean330, I did not mean that I wanted to purchase a beach house for six hundred dollars.....I should have been clearer perhaps?
yes indeed... you are not clear. I assume you are buying for $600k, rather than asking about rentals for $600/month?

You won't be able to get anything prime for $600-700k, but if you want to be on the water, I think your price range will get you there.

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/69...54297758_zpid/

^ for example

The only hard-and-fast rule with Wilmington schools, don't be in a New Hanover High district. Those are mostly downtown, but a few middle class neighborhoods throughout town get screwed. Hoggard, Ashley and Laney are all good H.S. districts, I'd focus more on finding the right the feeder schools than choosing between those three.

In the communities nearby Wilmington, like Ogden or Hampstead or Topsail, I really don't know much about. They are a little quieter than Wilmington, a little cheaper, and I believe the schools are just as good.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Hi Amberlyn,I would make a list of the things that would be ideal for your new home to have(fenced yard, # of bedrooms, age of home, etc) and search the local listings to get a pool of possible homes. Then look at their location on a map. Check the local school website too. I realize that not all facts will show up like they do for us realtors but most of them do. Are you aware of the situation regarding insurance for a home on the water? It can be quite expensive but a local agent can give you a quote if you give them an address. Hampstead has lovely homes, good schools , more relaxed feel. Huge choices for great homes at Kure Beach.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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rubber factory,

We have 2 in college (NC schools) and 2 still at home. How many of your children have gone to New Hanover High School?

Not good advice about NHHS. I have two students there who excel, LOVE their school, their teachers and came from one of the TOP tier high schools in this country. Please be careful on such advice that is strictly a family by family assessment.

NHHS offers many credits not offered at the schools you mentioned. How do you know what her nearly-adult children are interested in for their life's work?

If you would spend time walking the halls and meeting the teachers and staff, you would see WHY this school is an exceptional choice. Teachers are not hung up on "controlling" every sneeze of every student ... they're teaching and mentoring and it is wonderful.

(our family has personally experienced high schools in 4 different school districts and I know what I am talking about when it comes to choosing schools. You always recommend that families go to the school, talk with a counselor and look at the offerings to determine what fits them the best. High School is about the success of the young adult NOT the ego of the parents).
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:01 AM
 
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You could probably find something on the "water" (i.e. tidal creek or sound) in Hampstead for that price Schools are good here. For further info on the area, suggest you do a search on this forum for Hampstead and you will find info about it, and then if you have further questions, please post or send me a private message. Hope you will find a wonderful place to call home! So much depends on where you or your husband will be working and what type lifestyle you prefer....
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