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Old 03-16-2007, 10:54 PM
 
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Msnbc posted article on the top ten places in the country in regards to cost of living and quality of life. almost all midwest states, North Carolina didnt make it, other article stated concerns that North Carolinas population increase is out of control and will result in lots of future problems , West Virginia was marked as hidden great buy.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Msnbc posted article on the top ten places in the country in regards to cost of living and quality of life.
Got a link for that? I went looking for it and found:

*Wall Street wrestles with subpar inflation data
*U.S. consumer sentiment slips to six-month low
*Higher energy, food costs push inflation higher
*Stocks end lower after latest inflation data
*Who gets hurt if meltdown worsens?
*Housing groups warn of default ‘tsunami’

Frankly I'm too depressed to keep looking. Help out a person, willya?
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Growing too fast? Guess that is also one of NCs best kept secrets!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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NC's population growth rate between July 2005 to 2006 was the 7th fastest in the U.S. according to the Feds.

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Old 03-17-2007, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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Well in eastern NC we still are not seeing that bad of cost of living, remember I am from MI and the cost of taxes, food, and insurance were much higher than down here.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Msnbc posted article on the top ten places in the country in regards to cost of living and quality of life. almost all midwest states, North Carolina didnt make it, other article stated concerns that North Carolinas population increase is out of control and will result in lots of future problems , West Virginia was marked as hidden great buy.
As one who has worked in the past in the area of ranking metro areas, you have to be careful how much you put into individual rankings (msnbc, forbes, money, ect). Numbers/stats can be manipulated and weighed in many different ways that can result in different outcomes from one publication to another. It's better to look at several rankings and see what areas come up regualrly. In that regard, NC shines!
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Well in eastern NC we still are not seeing that bad of cost of living, remember I am from MI and the cost of taxes, food, and insurance were much higher than down here.
This page also contained a calculater to compare cost of living and Mich was about 6% cheaper then NC....Upstate NY was also alot cheaper, The reality is NC is becoming expensive, its common supply and demand Higher prices on homes higher Taxes, Wake is in process of tax hikes now, Its all about making money and clearing land, Every one wants to be in a great place and in the process the place becomes less a of great place all around.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Overall property values rose 37 percent in Henderson County since 2003. The figures cover the value of real property -- land and all the permanent structures, buildings and improvements attached to the land.


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Old 03-17-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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This page also contained a calculater to compare cost of living and Mich was about 6% cheaper then NC....Upstate NY was also alot cheaper, The reality is NC is becoming expensive, its common supply and demand Higher prices on homes higher Taxes, Wake is in process of tax hikes now, Its all about making money and clearing land, Every one wants to be in a great place and in the process the place becomes less a of great place all around.
I looked into the cost of living before relocating and MI was more expensive than NC????? maybe it depends on the site you are using. After living here for over a year I can say that in my experience and pocket book, NC is hands down less expensive. Remember we are in eastern NC and the influx of transplants have not reached the numbers that Wake County has, that being said I am still seeing property taxes cheaper than where I come from, we paid 1,900 per year on an 1400 sq ft. home and even though the economy is horrible up there I just read that another property tax will be going through.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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According to CNN/Money:Most expensive housing markets

NorthCarolina
NC Greensboro..........$181,166.00
NC Fayetteville........ $190,000.00
NC Charlotte............$204,336.00
NC Winston-Salem....$205,440.00
NC Raleigh.............. $228,785.00
NC Wilmington......... $286,650.00

Source: http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lis...ata/index.html

The ups and downs of the real estate market
Average sold price of a home in the Carteret County/Crystal Coast area.
2004: $200K
2005: $280K
2006: $240K
2007 (YTD): $245K
Source: http://www.hitchcockrealty.net/Real-Estate-Forums.html (broken link)
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