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Old 04-26-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Hello! First I just want to say I'm soooo thankful I found this forum. We have been thinking about a move to Charlotte and I couldn't find anything I wanted to know while researching the internet UNTIL I found this forum. So thanks to all of you who have been so helpful, especially to those who are moving/planning to move there.

Right now we live in WV. My home state is Maryland but cost of living is ridiculously high so that's how we came to move to WV. Our priorities have always been our boys (age 8 and 5) - and we think that my being a stay-at-home-mom is essential to their upbringing. So we're a 1 income family and my husband is a welder - so it's not even a huge 1 income at that! ...Anyway, he works hard and we get by.

A few months ago my husband's sister told us she's moving to Charlotte and it peaked our interest. After a lot of discussing and researching we decided it would be good for our little family. Most of my family still lives in MD and PA so that is the only thing that makes me want to stay - but there seem to be so many possibilities and opportunties in Charlotte. The idea of a fresh start and all that is very exciting.

We have an agent (recommended by my husband's sister), who has been sending us MLS #'s for homes down there and we've done our own looking, too. We just put our house on the market - so we'll see how that goes (in this market - you never know! )

We have sent out my husband's resume a few times but no bites. I mean, he's a welder though. Most welders don't have resumes. It's kind of weird to apply so formally... And I've read on this forum that without a Charlotte address you pretty much can't land a job. The idea of moving without one secured makes me sick to my stomach!

Anyway, our price range for our new home is going to be 90,000 - 110,000. (Not much, I know!) ... We have found a few we really like and I'd like opinions on the neighborhoods. (We're coming down mid-May to look around in person, also.)

I really tend to like homes in the 28215 zipcode. Particularly in Stewarts Crossing, Rocky Ridge and Kingstree.

There are a few that I find to be acceptable in 28269, like in Tracy Glenn and
Fairstone - but I don't like them nearly as much as 28215.

Our agent keeps sending us homes to look at in 28262, (Hemby Woods and Maple Ridge) - and I'm not real fond of them. (No offense to anyone - just not what I'm looking for.)

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about any of these developments - good or bad.

Thanks in advance! I plan to be on this board a lot in the coming months! You guys are awesome

Lopez
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Hello! First I just want to say I'm soooo thankful I found this forum. We have been thinking about a move to Charlotte and I couldn't find anything I wanted to know while researching the internet UNTIL I found this forum. So thanks to all of you who have been so helpful, especially to those who are moving/planning to move there.

Right now we live in WV. My home state is Maryland but cost of living is ridiculously high so that's how we came to move to WV. Our priorities have always been our boys (age 8 and 5) - and we think that my being a stay-at-home-mom is essential to their upbringing. So we're a 1 income family and my husband is a welder - so it's not even a huge 1 income at that! ...Anyway, he works hard and we get by.

A few months ago my husband's sister told us she's moving to Charlotte and it peaked our interest. After a lot of discussing and researching we decided it would be good for our little family. Most of my family still lives in MD and PA so that is the only thing that makes me want to stay - but there seem to be so many possibilities and opportunties in Charlotte. The idea of a fresh start and all that is very exciting.

We have an agent (recommended by my husband's sister), who has been sending us MLS #'s for homes down there and we've done our own looking, too. We just put our house on the market - so we'll see how that goes (in this market - you never know! )

We have sent out my husband's resume a few times but no bites. I mean, he's a welder though. Most welders don't have resumes. It's kind of weird to apply so formally... And I've read on this forum that without a Charlotte address you pretty much can't land a job. The idea of moving without one secured makes me sick to my stomach!

Anyway, our price range for our new home is going to be 90,000 - 110,000. (Not much, I know!) ... We have found a few we really like and I'd like opinions on the neighborhoods. (We're coming down mid-May to look around in person, also.)

I really tend to like homes in the 28215 zipcode. Particularly in Stewarts Crossing, Rocky Ridge and Kingstree.

There are a few that I find to be acceptable in 28269, like in Tracy Glenn and
Fairstone - but I don't like them nearly as much as 28215.

Our agent keeps sending us homes to look at in 28262, (Hemby Woods and Maple Ridge) - and I'm not real fond of them. (No offense to anyone - just not what I'm looking for.)

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about any of these developments - good or bad.

Thanks in advance! I plan to be on this board a lot in the coming months! You guys are awesome

Lopez


Nope you missed the boat, we let the last 4 in yesterday
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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<-----Last 4 ...Im sure there are more room for your family....I wish I can help you, but I am not familiar at all with them.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Just want to say welcome to the forum!

Hope someone comes by this thread soon who actually knows the developments you speak of.

By the way, are those in Union or Mecklenburg County? I could probably ask around for opinions on another board that I frequent.

Good luck!

SL
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hello! First I just want to say I'm soooo thankful I found this forum. We have been thinking about a move to Charlotte and I couldn't find anything I wanted to know while researching the internet UNTIL I found this forum. So thanks to all of you who have been so helpful, especially to those who are moving/planning to move there.

Right now we live in WV. My home state is Maryland but cost of living is ridiculously high so that's how we came to move to WV. Our priorities have always been our boys (age 8 and 5) - and we think that my being a stay-at-home-mom is essential to their upbringing. So we're a 1 income family and my husband is a welder - so it's not even a huge 1 income at that! ...Anyway, he works hard and we get by.

A few months ago my husband's sister told us she's moving to Charlotte and it peaked our interest. After a lot of discussing and researching we decided it would be good for our little family. Most of my family still lives in MD and PA so that is the only thing that makes me want to stay - but there seem to be so many possibilities and opportunties in Charlotte. The idea of a fresh start and all that is very exciting.

We have an agent (recommended by my husband's sister), who has been sending us MLS #'s for homes down there and we've done our own looking, too. We just put our house on the market - so we'll see how that goes (in this market - you never know! )

We have sent out my husband's resume a few times but no bites. I mean, he's a welder though. Most welders don't have resumes. It's kind of weird to apply so formally... And I've read on this forum that without a Charlotte address you pretty much can't land a job. The idea of moving without one secured makes me sick to my stomach!

Anyway, our price range for our new home is going to be 90,000 - 110,000. (Not much, I know!) ... We have found a few we really like and I'd like opinions on the neighborhoods. (We're coming down mid-May to look around in person, also.)

I really tend to like homes in the 28215 zipcode. Particularly in Stewarts Crossing, Rocky Ridge and Kingstree.

There are a few that I find to be acceptable in 28269, like in Tracy Glenn and
Fairstone - but I don't like them nearly as much as 28215.

Our agent keeps sending us homes to look at in 28262, (Hemby Woods and Maple Ridge) - and I'm not real fond of them. (No offense to anyone - just not what I'm looking for.)

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about any of these developments - good or bad.

Thanks in advance! I plan to be on this board a lot in the coming months! You guys are awesome

Lopez
Welcome to our wonderful state

I think the realtor does have you looking in the best possible areas for your price range. However, I would like to suggest you search beyond Mecklenburg county into Cabarrus county. Your money for a home would go much further out in Concord or Harrisburg. And to tell you the truth, schools there were be better too. Homes in your price range in Charlotte usually come with some problem nearby to them, just my 2 cents
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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Hmmmm......I guess we can all squeeze in tighter and let you in. HA!

Hope you find a way to get here.

Dawn
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Hmmmm......I guess we can all squeeze in tighter and let you in. HA!

Hope you find a way to get here.

Dawn
Everybody take a deep breathe and suck those guts in
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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HA! Maybe I should just lose a few pounds!

Dawn

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Everybody take a deep breathe and suck those guts in
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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HA! Maybe I should just lose a few pounds!

Dawn
I think that makes two off us
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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3 here..
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