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Old 09-25-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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We would prefer a newer subdivision because of our 2 kids (ages 13 & 8).

Thank you so much for comments and suggestions.

While the neighborhoods are older established ones, try Salisbury Township. Convenient to practically anywhere in the area. You would be able to find a nice size home in your range.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Be prepared to pay that now and watch the same home be selling for 185-210k in 2 years. Check out the housing market. It's already fallen 30% or more this year alone around here.

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Oh, shut up already!
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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Lehigh Valley Housing Market: bottoming out? -- themorningcall.com


RENT, RENT, RENT
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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ER, I believe that the poster has a house in NC and would like to buy a house up here, not rent. I understand that in your opinion renting would be an option but most families would have a hard time making that choice. Not only are there not many houses to rent but it's also very difficult to move all that stuff we accumulate from a rental house to an owned house once the housing prices go down. If you'd like to start your own thread about how a family would do that, it might be very welcome. But just telling people that the market stinks and that they should rent is not really helpful and may be construed as hi-jacking the thread.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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Eagle Scout, The OP is asking for new construction. I'm not asking for any addresses or listings but is there new construction in Salisbury township?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I have read this post and maybe I have missed some of the specifics on home style and price range (sorry if I did) but I can certainly offer some info....

There is no "new construction developments" for say...but there are some spotlot construction opportunities currently in Salisbury....There are some "newer" (like 2000ish maybe a little before that) subdivisions that were built but again depends on price range.

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Jeff
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Jeff, what is a spotlot? Is that a lot in an existing neighborhood? It would happen when someone would have bought a double lot when they moved in and just now decided to sell it? We have one in our neighborhood and it's been on the market for a year.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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A spotlot is a lone building lot. It can come from various sources (subdivided from larger acreage, double lot which then sells the single lot, farms that just sell off a small parcel to develop and build.)

So sometimes they apart of developments, sometimes they are not.
It sounds like the lot in your subdivision fits this but I would have to know more.

Hope this answers your questions.
Jeff
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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Renting Makes More Financial Sense Than Homeownership


I have something un-American to confess: I rent an apartment, despite having enough money to buy a house. I plan to keep renting for as long as I can. I'm not just holding out for better prices. Renting will make me richer.
I normally write about stocks for SmartMoney.com, but the boss asked me to explain to readers my reason for renting. Here goes: Businesses are great investments while houses are poor ones, so I'd rather rent the latter and own the former.


Renting Makes More Financial Sense Than Homeownership - Yahoo! Real Estate
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:12 AM
 
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ER - Great Post. Seriously. But - Start your own thread about it. I wouldn't mind talking about the practicalities of renting. This particular thread is about a family that would like to buy a house.
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