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Old 01-03-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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want to move to nc from fl. im a plumber that works on construction sites- a new construction plumber. where is a good place where there is alot of construction and where i can find reasonable rent. would like to live outside a city not directly in it . maybe drive 20 min or so to work if possible. any help is appriciated thank you. joey
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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New construction? Uhh! the recession has pretty much eliminated that here also.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:37 AM
 
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New construction? Uhh! the recession has pretty much eliminated that here also.
I wouldn't say that!!! Joey, my friend, move to Charlotte. Eventhough the banks here in Charlotte are downsizing and some projects have stalled, Charlotte is still probably your best bet for new construction in the Carolinas right now. I see several developments around town going up. Heck, a few projects have recently broke ground. Keep in mind, when I say "projects", I am talking about high rise office towers, massive museums, and multi family condo buildings. If this is your specialty, Charlotte is your city.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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want to move to nc from fl. im a plumber that works on construction sites- a new construction plumber. where is a good place where there is alot of construction and where i can find reasonable rent. would like to live outside a city not directly in it . maybe drive 20 min or so to work if possible. any help is appriciated thank you. joey
I would look to Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham ares of NC. All three have seen a slowdown in housing construction but there is still some new construction going on and some downtown projects being built. That being said, I think competition for the work will be tight. The number of projects everywhere has decreased since last year so their is less work to go around. I would do a lot of research before taking the plunge.

Good luck.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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thank you guys right now its a toss up between chalotte or atlanta i hear several places around atlanta are really booming . if anyone knows about ga please respond. thanks!!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't shay that!!! Joey, my friend, move to Charlotte. Eventhough the banks here in Charlotte are downsizing and some projects have stalled, Charlotte is still probably your best bet for new construction in the Carolinas right now. I see several developments around town going up. Heck, a few prhojects have recently broke ground. Keep in mind, when I say "projectsh", I am talking about high rise office thowers, massive museums, and multih family condo buildings. If thish is your specialty, Charlottee is youhr city.
g yes that is my specialty, do you think i would have a problem getting the job being an ''out of towner''?how much is an a 1 bedroom apt?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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g yes that is my specialty, do you think i would have a problem getting the job being an ''out of towner''?how much is an a 1 bedroom apt?
Charlotte is a city of "out of towners" LOL!!! Whatever you do, GET THE JOB FIRST, THEN GET THE APARTMENT!!! A one bedroom can range any where from $475 per month to $1,500 per month. It all depends on what type of neighborhood you prefer.
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thank you guys right now its a toss up between chalotte or atlanta i hear several places around atlanta are really booming . if anyone knows about ga please respond. thanks!!!
Atlanta has TONS MORE high rise development than ANYWHERE in NC. I would check out Atlanta first. I think you would get a job there faster.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Charlotte is a city of "out of towners" LOL!!! Whatever you do, GET THE JOB FIRST, THEN GET THE APARTMENT!!! A one bedroom can range any where from $475 per month to $1,500 per month. It all depends on what type of neighborhood you prefer.

Atlanta has TONS MORE high rise development than ANYWHERE in NC. I would check out Atlanta first. I think you would get a job there faster.
what would be my best option in getting a job in atl? should i try to contact companies from florida or should i go there and get a cheap hotel try and get a job? what do you think?so atl defenitly has more construction than charlotte? where is a good place to live there? what suburb?
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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what would be my best option in getting a job in atl? should i try to contact companies from florida or should i go there and get a cheap hotel try and get a job? what do you think?so atl defenitly has more construction than charlotte? where is a good place to live there? what suburb?
There are SEVERAL suburban areas in ATL LOL!!! More than I could even begin to name. Here is the link to Atlanta's forum. The guys down there can help you much better than I can. Good luck!!!
http://www.city-data.com/forum/atlanta/
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