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Old 04-14-2006, 05:38 AM
 
Location: long island, ny
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jerseymom, are you sure Matthews is located in Union County? By my census information it states that Matthews is in Mecklenburg County, which has a much higher tax rate. Also go online to the Charlotte Observer and read all the crime related stories, mainly homicides, robberies, shootings and mapquest them. You will find that they ALL happen inside of the I-485 loop. This info is from a retired law enforcement officer who is moving to nc in 07
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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jerseymom, are you sure Matthews is located in Union County? By my census information it states that Matthews is in Mecklenburg County, which has a much higher tax rate. Also go online to the Charlotte Observer and read all the crime related stories, mainly homicides, robberies, shootings and mapquest them. You will find that they ALL happen inside of the I-485 loop. This info is from a retired law enforcement officer who is moving to nc in 07
It appears that it depends on where you're standing.

Zip 28104 Matthews NC - Union County
Zip 28105 Matthews NC - Mecklenburg County
Zip 28106 Matthews NC - Mecklenburg County
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Bundydad,
I am in Stallings which has a Matthews mailing address. The tax rate is .25 per hundred. I believe it's 1.27 in the Meck county.
Just got back from closing on my house-I LOVE the area!!! I read a lot of negative things about Charlotte. I thought it was great.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'd like to think all us Northeners are moving for a "Southern lifestyle". Or I guess what we perceive to be one!
Just be sure that when you get here, you don't immediately begin complaining because the "southern lifestyle" isn't the way you're used to doing things! (I'm not saying you will, but...that is precisely how the term "Yankee" got to be not such a nice nickname in these parts--folks moving down here to experience our way of life, then denigrating the very "lifestyle" they supposedly came for and demanding that we change it for them )


Francois, NC native
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:59 AM
 
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Our trip down to Charlotte was a success last week. We loved the area and found a house in a new development that we really liked.

We put an offer down and it was accepted. Builders down have all kinds of incentives for using their mortgage company which we're not used to, never saw it before in Mass. We went into this with our own financing in place but the incentives for using their company are worth looking into. Anyone have any insight or advice about the builders mortgage programs? We have our RE attorney lined up but wondering what to look out for if anything. Builder is Centex and Mortgage compnay is CTX.

Thanks,

Mark
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Default Making the move...

Good Luck!

Did you decide on the Huntersville area?

I went last week to close on my house. I'm so excited!
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:27 AM
 
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And we are leaving on Friday to go look for ours
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:55 PM
 
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Jersey, we did decide on Huntersville. We're looking at Villages of Rosedale subdivision. I've never lived with an hoa before but as long as they don't bother me about my light up spinning madonna fountain in the front yard then we'll get along okay.

Mvn2nc, good luck with your search.. Where abouts are you looking at?

Mark
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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And I thought I was the only one with a light up spinning Madonna.
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:38 PM
 
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Haha Jersey...

Do you have the newer fiber optic model or the old style with the light that shines through a color wheel?
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