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Old 05-30-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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Hiya all,

Im currently on the prowl for some land to build a home on. I currently work in G-boro but hopefully will find a new job in a new city here soon. However, Im not sure on wether we will look forward to Charlotte or Raleigh, most new job offers have come from Raleigh however. Looking for sugguestions on these areas. I wish there was some type of middle ground with a commute of like 30 minutes to each(Ha!), hopefully looking near lake acess so I could go boating as well.

Any idea's!?
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hiya all,

Im currently on the prowl for some land to build a home on. I currently work in G-boro but hopefully will find a new job in a new city here soon. However, Im not sure on wether we will look forward to Charlotte or Raleigh, most new job offers have come from Raleigh however. Looking for sugguestions on these areas. I wish there was some type of middle ground with a commute of like 30 minutes to each(Ha!), hopefully looking near lake acess so I could go boating as well.
Well, if you find any large lakefront properties that can be split in two, I'd be interested in going into that deal with you providing that the price was right and that you planned to build yourself a nice home on it. I'd hate to look at a my neighbor's vinyl sided wonder all day long when we're on the market to build a timber framed home.

Just throwing that out there. Good luck on the search. I'm sure many will be commenting soon.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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Well, if you find any large lakefront properties that can be split in two, I'd be interested in going into that deal with you providing that the price was right and that you planned to build yourself a nice home on it. I'd hate to look at a my neighbor's vinyl sided wonder all day long when we're on the market to build a timber framed home.

Just throwing that out there. Good luck on the search. I'm sure many will be commenting soon.
Will do, I began looking for around 1-2 acre lot, but quickly remembered how much that was to keep up with, so Ive decided a .5 - 1 acre would be enough for me, my garage and a dog....along with my wife(ha)
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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If you look at the Charlotte area, check out Huntersville/Mooresville (Lake Norman) or Ft. Mill/Tega Cay/Lake Wylie (Lake Wylie).
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NY-> AZ-> NC->PA->Clayton, NC
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Thumbs up Lake Royale, the Triangle's hidden diamond

We have lived in Lake Royale (east of Raleigh, near a town call Bunn) for two years. Talk about getting away from it all--and we get to do it all year round! It's a 30 minute commute to Raleigh via the new 64/264 bypass that runs east from I440. This lake is truly one of those hidden diamonds that is being discovered now that the I540 bypass has opened (if you're familiar with Raleigh you'll understand how important that is).
It's absolutely beautiful here. No annoying sounds during the day or at night. Just the sounds of nature. A 345 acre lake in a gated community. Waterfront homes (3000-6000 sq. ft, mind you) run around $300-450k, but rising now that Lake Royale is being discovered (it wasn't on any maps when we moved to NC; now it is). We have an inland home (3 beds, 2baths), about a .10 mile walk to the water and boat dock. We're selling now it for $174,500 (we're moving out of state for job relocation, ). We also have two lots we're selling, one is about .5 acre and one is about .33 acre.
This is the only really affordable lake community that I know of around Raleigh. I've heard of Kerr Lake, but I think it's more of a drive and more expensive. Where I live, prices are outrageously low for living on a lake with fishing, boating, swimming, clubhouse, fitness center,tennis courts, steak nights, bingo, etc. And SAFE, SAFE, SAFE. Convenient to Raleigh, Wake Forest, Rocky Mount, etc. All this for annual homeowners dues of $435 a year!
I know I sound partial to the lake, and that's because I am. I feel we found the best place to live in the Triangle that no one knows about. You should check it out!
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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You should check it out!
Can you send me a PM for more information? The area seems to be quite a commute to Raleigh, and especially Durham, if that is where you want to work, but I'd be interested in learning more about your home, lots and other areas of interest in that area. Your PM function is not yet available, otherwise I would hit you up there.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NY-> AZ-> NC->PA->Clayton, NC
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Can you send me a PM for more information? The area seems to be quite a commute to Raleigh, and especially Durham, if that is where you want to work, but I'd be interested in learning more about your home, lots and other areas of interest in that area. Your PM function is not yet available, otherwise I would hit you up there.
CaliBoy,
I'm new to this forum and couldn't find a way to send you a PM. I clicked on you Screen Name but there was no option to send you a private email. I checked your public profile and it doesn't include any contact info.

Here's a link to the Property Owners Association website. It includes a lot of detail about the community, including the monthly newspaper that it produces:
Lake Royale POA
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: NY-> AZ-> NC->PA->Clayton, NC
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Default Lake Royale link

The proper link for Lake Royale is

Lake Royale POA
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Jane, I see. I think the PM thing must have something to do with you being new here. After posting some more, then I think the PM functionality will kick in. I'm guessing since other boards are like this. Usually an administrator choice, but a good one too. Welcome to the board!
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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The proper link for Lake Royale is...
Okay, that was a drive for relatively nothing. I dunno, for some reason I thought I could visit the area, look up 'for sale' signs, and especially see the lake. Instead, I came up to an area that was out in the boonies far from Durham only to be confronted with a guard at the gate who indicated that we needed an appointment and to be escorted in order to visit any of the properties there. Bummer. Having guards at the gate isn't really bad, but it made for a frustrating day.

Anyway, we really weren't too impressed with Bunn. However, some of the area surrounding Bunn was nice. The homes we could see in the lake community through the trees were fairly unimpressive. I guess I had hoped for a better look to them than the typical vinyl sided structures that truly bored me to tears. Maybe the homes closer to the water are nicer. Unfortunately, and maybe we're not used to seeing this, but the trailer type homes built on lots on the way there to the lake didn't leave much of an impression. However, the North Carolina topography is always grand and we enjoyed the pastoral scenery near the strawberry stand at least.

Not your fault, of course. Just didn't expect an obstacle like that especially since we were obviously driving from far away to look at properties (with our California license plates and notebooks with listings and website information). Guards couldn't do anything about it. And the real estate building was closed. So, it was sort of a long wasted trip. Also, not sure how the extension has any real effect on the area's popularity... it's really too far out there for a reasonable commute especially later when it will be tougher on people coming from the east.

Anyway, we got the hell out that Bunn-hole and headed back to the west for some good eats at our part of the world (other than the Subway Sandwich in Bunn, there wasn't anything else to be found).

Maybe another time. Not sure.

Anyway, we should probably get back on track to the wizarddeath's inquiry about soliciting suggestions regarding lake access properties within a reasonable drive to Raleigh and/or Charlotte.
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