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Old 12-29-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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We are empty nesters in our early fifties and are planning to move to the Raleigh/Cary area. We really would love to have a view out our backyard. Maybe a golf course view or lake view. Our price range is between 400 and 500. I don't really know if we can get a view in that price range. We would like newer construction and close to everything, shops, restaurants, hospitals. We would also like to be around people our own age. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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We are empty nesters in our early fifties and are planning to move to the Raleigh/Cary area. We really would love to have a view out our backyard. Maybe a golf course view or lake view. Our price range is between 400 and 500. I don't really know if we can get a view in that price range. We would like newer construction and close to everything, shops, restaurants, hospitals. We would also like to be around people our own age. Any help would be appreciated.
How new is "newer construction?"

I think you will be able to find golf course views. You may work a little harder to find a nice lake view.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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What about a man made pond. Does Cary have anything like that? I think[/i] saw a post that showed a picture with a fountain in the middle. Also, what is the truth about the bugs in NC? I am afraid of bugs.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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What about a man made pond. Does Cary have anything like that? I think[/i] saw a post that showed a picture with a fountain in the middle. Also, what is the truth about the bugs in NC? I am afraid of bugs.
Actually, we have quite a few ponds, including some with fountains.
We also have smaller lakes. It is really a matter of defining what you need by way of water, and again, what "newer construction" means.
Is "newer" less than 10 years old?
Less than 5 years old?

Yes, we have bugs. A good relationship with a pest control company is recommended. Nothing like having a friend in a time of need.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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Have you talked to a realtor?
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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skaternum Hit the nail on the head!

Get referrals from friends and call a few Realtors. Find one that seems to have your best interests at heart and that you feel you can trust and work with.

It isn't that difficult for a Realtor to put "water view" or "golf course view" into their MLS search and send you the listings.

From there, you can see what you like and what you don't.

Once you actually come to the area, the different towns will begin to make sense in ONE DAY! I promise!

Vicki
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Just a word of warning if you decide to live near water. We have poisonous snakes here. A while back, I heard of a neighbor's dog being bit by a copperhead as they were walking on the path around a lake. It was curled up next to the path and the dog was curious. Dog is okay after having rushed it to the vet.

Yep, there are bugs. I have a friend in WI who has lived in the deep south and he says he will never return to the south because of his aversion to dealing with the possibility of seeing a roach in his house.
It happens, too. Pest control outdoors around the exterior seems to work well, and in the crawlspace if you've got one.
best,
toodie
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Also, what is the truth about the bugs in NC? I am afraid of bugs.
There are bugs everywhere in America. There are more here than many places up north, but less than many other places. It is all relative. I haven't found any place without the critters. Just a thought, though - if you want to live near water, you should expect many more bugs than not. Most love moisture.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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Thanks so much for all the info. I think the golf course view sounds the best to me. I will definitely stay away from water and wooded lots. I live in Ca and we don't really have that many bugs. I would die if a flying roach came into the house. Ticks scare me too. I have two little dogs and I put nothing on them and they have never had a flea. Does having a pest service really keep most critters at bay?
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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Thanks so much for all the info. I think the golf course view sounds the best to me. I will definitely stay away from water and wooded lots. I live in Ca and we don't really have that many bugs. I would die if a flying roach came into the house. Ticks scare me too. I have two little dogs and I put nothing on them and they have never had a flea. Does having a pest service really keep most critters at bay?

Have you considered the lake at Cary Pary? there are some nice houses there but far away from the water not to worry about snakes. The problem with golf course views is the golf balls that keep flying into your yard
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