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Old 04-22-2006, 02:07 PM
 
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I am presently living in northern New Jersey and never thought i would be forced to leave, but we just can't keep up anymore. I am a self employed general contractor wishing to relocate to NC. I have only been doing research on the internet and am thinking of spending a long weekend in the Greenville/Rocky Mount area to check out housing ($approx. $150,000.00) and also the prospects of employment or relocating my small business. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Oviedo!!!
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I think you are heading in the right direction!!! the home I am in near Orlando values at 400 K. The same home in the Raleigh area would be 190K brand new (even with the pool!). I saw many small contractors when I visited up there a couple of weeks ago. I only went as far east as Lake Royale (east of Bunn). there were alot of small contractors there! Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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I relocated with my job to the Greensboro area from NJ last year. There is lots of building going on here, perfect for a contractor looking for work. Good luck.
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:26 PM
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Location: Metro Atlanta
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There is construction going on almost everywhere in NC. You shouldn't have trouble finding some work.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Default I LEFT NY 15 years ago

I live at the golf course at Lake Royale. This area is about to explode. There are several contractors at Lake Royale but to find a contractor to do small projects or repairs you can forget it. The Lake is built up. The Golf Course is a gem about to sparkle.

My house is for sale since I work downtown Raleigh and my husband's health is not good. I want him to be closer in case he needs me. It's going for $135,000 and has 1 plus acres of property. The values here are incredible compared to the north.

I think there is room for a good contractor but you will find the southern work force is very slow and workers don't tend to keep the same pace they do in the north.

If you need a nice little house with hard wood floors and lots of quiet you know where to find one.

Barbara Pioreck
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