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Old 02-12-2017, 10:25 AM
 
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Hello!
We are planning to buy a home. Any idea what are the good subdivisions in Barboursville or Huntington area? We would prefer newer constructions.
Also, if we were to build a home after buying a lot, can you please provide suggestions of good, reliable builders in the area? I came across Scott Wheeler's constructions in Ona and Milton and he seems to have good looking homes. Anyone else?
Thanks for your input!
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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What are you looking for? Are you trying to be near a certain area? What is your budget?
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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We are looking for at least 2500 sq ft. In Barboursville or in Huntington (closer to Barboursville, not closer to Ashland). We do not want to be in a subdivision which might have steep approach roads (worried about snow). Our budget is about 350k-400k.
Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:56 PM
 
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You might check out Garden farms. It's just off of Norwood Road, in between Hal Greer and Norway. It's technically not in Huntington's city's limits but I would say that's on the city's outskirts and closer to Barboursville. I went up there recently and they had a lot of open lots to choose from. It's certainly worth a look. Outside of that, you will probably find some lots in Pea Ridge. That's in between Barboursville and Huntington, but closer to Barboursville. It's kind of the buffer between the municipalities. However, Pea Ridge itself isn't a subdivision but it's a nice area and has some areas that feel like a subdivision (suburban).
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:18 PM
 
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I'm getting ready to list my house for sale, but it may be a little high for your stated budget. I was going to ask $499,000 for it and accept $475,000. It's on the Barboursville side of Huntington in a newer development. I had the house built in 2007 and it's an all brick, 2 story european-style house. PM me if you're interested and I'll give you more information.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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You might check out Garden farms. It's just off of Norwood Road, in between Hal Greer and Norway. It's technically not in Huntington's city's limits but I would say that's on the city's outskirts and closer to Barboursville. I went up there recently and they had a lot of open lots to choose from. It's certainly worth a look. Outside of that, you will probably find some lots in Pea Ridge. That's in between Barboursville and Huntington, but closer to Barboursville. It's kind of the buffer between the municipalities. However, Pea Ridge itself isn't a subdivision but it's a nice area and has some areas that feel like a subdivision (suburban).

Thanks will check it out. Any idea about Schumacher homes based in Charleston. Guess they can construct in this region. Have seen a lot of mixed reviews.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Here are a couple of links that you might find helpful. The first is looking at the types of properties you mentioned in Huntington and the second is in Barboursville. If nothing else, it will give you the names of some of the local developments. There are also some newer developments off of the Route 2 connector that I don't see listed either. I hope this helps.

Huntington West Virginia Real Estate Subdivisions

Barboursville West Virginia Real Estate Subdivisions
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Here are a couple of links that you might find helpful. The first is looking at the types of properties you mentioned in Huntington and the second is in Barboursville. If nothing else, it will give you the names of some of the local developments. There are also some newer developments off of the Route 2 connector that I don't see listed either. I hope this helps.

Huntington West Virginia Real Estate Subdivisions

Barboursville West Virginia Real Estate Subdivisions
Thanks for that post. That was very helpful!
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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So, I found a house which is really nice inside and newer. But, it is close to the railway tracks which are about 50-100 feet away from the back of the house. How often do trains run in Barboursville? Is that something that affects resale prices in this region?
Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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So, I found a house which is really nice inside and newer. But, it is close to the railway tracks which are about 50-100 feet away from the back of the house. How often do trains run in Barboursville? Is that something that affects resale prices in this region?
Thanks!
Unfortunately CSX won't provide schedules due to security reasons. I can tell you that it will be multiple times per day for that route. And 50-100 feet is very, very close. A CSX line splits my parents property in two and they are probably a quarter mile from the track in a brand new brick house and a heavy, fully loaded train will shake the house a bit. And depending on which line in Barboursville it is, that train is probably coming loaded straight from the coalfields. So a house 10-20x closer, you'll definitely feel and hear that train. Most buyers will care about that, some won't. Personally, I wouldn't touch a house that is that close to the tracks.
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