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Old 11-23-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh. North Carolina
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We have lived in Wake county (Raleigh near Knightdale) for about a year and a half. We moved from the San Francisco area to here. We are a husband, who works in Granville County, a wife who works in Wake County, and four boys, toddler to middle-school age. We are now more familiar with the area than when we moved here and are intending to purchase a home before June. We have looked in many areas and need a 5-bedroom home for about 250,000 or less. Yes, we would like a large yard, but realize that in our price range, that will have to be negotiable. We have done the commuter life and need to be close (30 mins. or less) to work and church (near Crabtree Valley Mall)- at least one adult, anyway.

So far we like - 1. Edgemont Landing in Wendell, 2. Centex Homes - Summerlyn, Peyton Place, Churchill3. K .Hovnanian - Providence? off Poole Road 4. Atreus Homes - Chasteal Trails in Raleigh ( close to downtown and 440).

Q:We were wondering about Southern Oaks and Carriaige Oaks in Fuquay Varina. There are large models there, 5+ bedrooms and wondered how they compared to Chasteal Trails.
Q: How are these builders? Atreus received an award for 2008. Centex has received some.
Q Is building a home on purchased land a viable option for us in Wake County?

Please let me hear how these neighborhoods are for a growing family with young children.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Durham
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I actually know a couple of people who live in Edgemont Landing and absolutely love the neighborhood and the builder. I think the builder is DR Horton and if so they have been building for quite some time and have a good reputation. I have heard the neighborhood will have some nice amenities so I am sure your children would like that. Let me know if you have any other questions and I would be happy to ask some of my friends for you.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The neighborhoods in Fuquay do not meet your commute requirements to work (Granville Co) or the Crabtree area (might be able to get there in 30 min from parts of Fuquay, but probably not from those specific neighborhoods, and definitely not less). You do get a lot for your money, and I like Fuquay, but would not like it if I had to make those commutes on a regular basis.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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The neighborhoods in Fuquay do not meet your commute requirements to work (Granville Co) or the Crabtree area (might be able to get there in 30 min from parts of Fuquay, but probably not from those specific neighborhoods, and definitely not less). You do get a lot for your money, and I like Fuquay, but would not like it if I had to make those commutes on a regular basis.
^^ I was thinking the same thing. A commute from Fuquay to Granville County would be quite long and well beyond 30 minutes.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Default I am moving to wake county in march of next year

My gf and I are moving to Wake County early next year. I want us to get a house but first i want to know which area accepts Hispanics the most. We are both from Southern California and are used to friendly non prejudice people. My gf is light skin and is half caucasin and doesnt really look hispanic. Her last name is pretty much the only thing that lets you know. As for me, im dark skinned but i am half as well. Infact my father is from England and my mother doesnt even speak spanish, therefore i dont speak spanish either. I have been to NC before for vacation, and came across some prejudice in greenville. Wake is a much more populated area and i hope that it is more welcoming.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Default Wake homes?

If you are trying to stay within 30 minutes of both Crabtree and Granville County, why not try Creedmoor?

Creedmoor has a couple of new subdivisions that offer 5 bedroom homes for under 250K.

Wynngate
Paddington- 5bedroom homes greater than 3000sf andhas a community pool.
Pine Valley- 5 bedroom homes over 3000sf, no pool, but very nice sized yards.

Crabtree would be a straight shot down Creedmoor road, should take about +/- 25 minutes.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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My gf and I are moving to Wake County early next year. I want us to get a house but first i want to know which area accepts Hispanics the most. We are both from Southern California and are used to friendly non prejudice people. My gf is light skin and is half caucasin and doesnt really look hispanic. Her last name is pretty much the only thing that lets you know. As for me, im dark skinned but i am half as well. Infact my father is from England and my mother doesnt even speak spanish, therefore i dont speak spanish either. I have been to NC before for vacation, and came across some prejudice in greenville. Wake is a much more populated area and i hope that it is more welcoming.
Brentwood in North Raleigh would fit. Good value too.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Would you consider a resale?
What about Wake Forest/Rolesville area?

I just looked in the MLS (REALTOR tool) and see a few choices that fit your criteria.
You might want to check out the following subdivisions:

Bowling Green
McKinley Mill
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cary
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Q: How are these builders? Atreus received an award for 2008. Centex has received some.
I can't help you at all, except to say ignore awards. It's like car commercials; every commercial I see for a vehicle says it has won the Car&Driver, Petersens, WeJustMadeThisAwardUp Award, etc. Homebuilders are no different.
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