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Old 05-18-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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We are new to Charlotte. Just moved from NYC. We are looking to buy a new home in the South part of Charlotte (Matthews, Union County, Ballantyne, Rea Road) for approx $270K. We saw M/I homes at Callonwood. Any idea on the reputation of the builders and the area? Though we like the older construction by M/I on Sarandon Road, the new homes they are building in Phase 2 have a close proximity to a small segment of run down areas.

1. Just wondering if anybody knew about the safety and crime in those areas?
2. Does the run down segment affect the value and appreciation of the homes?

We would appreciate it if we could get more information and help. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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M/I is a great builder. I live in one of there communities myself. They offer a 30 year structural warranty which most builders do not.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I live in a M/I too. Happy with it.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I live in an M/I as well. They use quality materials and for the most part I am happy. They do however use unskilled immigrant labor for subcontracting and it shows. Drywalling looks like it was done by a 12 year old in places. One of our neighbors had to jump through hoops to get a retaining wall put in, that was necessary because the shody subcontractors messed up the grading on their lot, prepping the lot next store, after they had closed. M/I did everything they could to get out of owning up to the problem and take care of it. Luckily my neighbor was persistant and knew he was in the right. M/I finally broke down and decided to take care of it when he said he "could" go to the media.
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