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Old 06-27-2007, 07:54 PM
 
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Hello all,
You have all been great with helping people narrow the search to certain neighborhoods so I'm going to see if you would be willing to do the same for me! My wife and I are in are early 30's, no kids and are moving to the area next month. I will be working in the Charlotte area and my wife will have to be in Columbia a few days per week. We figure Fort Mill/Rock Hill near the highway will be where we need to live. I'm looking to spend 250k or less and would like to be in a neighborhood where that is the average to low side of the price range. We are a bit concerned about re-sale value since we expect to be there about 3 years (which most likely means 5 years..). We like a nice kitchen and outdoor space to grill as we like to cook and entertain a lot. We want to get a dog when we move down there...hmm what else? We don't really have a preference on new construction vs. existing homes except buying in a nearly complete development has some appeal on the resale front. Any thoughts on Oakhurst and Regent Park? Any other ideas on subdivisions/neighborhoods are greatly appreciated!
JD
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:13 AM
 
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Hello all,
You have all been great with helping people narrow the search to certain neighborhoods so I'm going to see if you would be willing to do the same for me! My wife and I are in are early 30's, no kids and are moving to the area next month. I will be working in the Charlotte area and my wife will have to be in Columbia a few days per week. We figure Fort Mill/Rock Hill near the highway will be where we need to live. I'm looking to spend 250k or less and would like to be in a neighborhood where that is the average to low side of the price range. We are a bit concerned about re-sale value since we expect to be there about 3 years (which most likely means 5 years..). We like a nice kitchen and outdoor space to grill as we like to cook and entertain a lot. We want to get a dog when we move down there...hmm what else? We don't really have a preference on new construction vs. existing homes except buying in a nearly complete development has some appeal on the resale front. Any thoughts on Oakhurst and Regent Park? Any other ideas on subdivisions/neighborhoods are greatly appreciated!
JD
Joe, if your not set on a single family home, you might want to check out some of the townhomes for sale in my community on Lake Wylie. Most of them appear to be going for around 150-160K. They are about 2000SF with a single car garage. Here is our website if you want more info, mysunsetpoint.com.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Fort Mill will be closer to Charlotte and is a little nicer. You should not have a problem selling a home in Fort Mill, even a few years down the road.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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I live off Doby's bridge road in Fort Mill and it takes me about 20 minutes to get to the city. I really love it here but I have 4 kids so I am not sure if it will have what you are looking for. Being new myself all I can say is the place is fantastic. There is lots of recreation .
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Six, I am not too far from you then. I was in Charlotte 6 years but just moved to Ft Mill. There is a ton of stuff do there with the rec center, the Y, the Greenway, and being so close to Charlotte/Ballantyne and Rock Hill.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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Thanks all,
I have been leaning toward Fort Mill because it seems to be more consistent where as Rock Hill seems hit or miss. I've been going through the tedious process of finding a home, finding the subdivision and then looking at all the other homes in that subdivision to get a sense of the area. Anyone want to save me some pain and shoot me your 5 favorite subdivisions that have houses in the 250k price point? You've all been great, thanks for the responses!
JD
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Regent Park is a little weird, btw. There are nice newer homes and neighborhoods, but there are some eyesores near there, like the abandonded Heritage USA (Jim Baker's old hq) building and some other interesting items. Some parts of it look like they are from a Stephen King novel/movie.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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Thanks all,
I have been leaning toward Fort Mill because it seems to be more consistent where as Rock Hill seems hit or miss. I've been going through the tedious process of finding a home, finding the subdivision and then looking at all the other homes in that subdivision to get a sense of the area. Anyone want to save me some pain and shoot me your 5 favorite subdivisions that have houses in the 250k price point? You've all been great, thanks for the responses!
JD
I love Whitegrove. The neighborhood is a mix of ages and situations. Everyone keeps their houses looking great. It offers about 4 miles of walking trails. While it has 350 homes it certainly does not feel that way. We have been here less then a month and have been to several BBQ's with neighbors, my kids have had playdates it has just been fabulous. My husband and I are pretty laid back like to have a beer now and then listen to rock not country and we fit in great. House start around $180,000 and Go up to around $340,000 for a five to 7 bedroom with a finished basement. If you want to look at a few go to Allen Tate Family of Companies and search by neighborhood - put in WHite Grove. You may also want to look at some other people mention via that way. We used a realtor from another company but found that site a great resource.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I used a realtor as well (a guy that I work with who does it part time with Exit), but we put offers on 3 homes and they were all listed by Tate.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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Thanks all,
I have been leaning toward Fort Mill because it seems to be more consistent where as Rock Hill seems hit or miss. I've been going through the tedious process of finding a home, finding the subdivision and then looking at all the other homes in that subdivision to get a sense of the area. Anyone want to save me some pain and shoot me your 5 favorite subdivisions that have houses in the 250k price point? You've all been great, thanks for the responses!
JD
**Calloway at LakeShore, in Tega Cay - 30 minute commute to uptown Charlotte, 7 minutes from I-77 exit 88** These houses are incredible for young couples

The Reserve at Gold Hill, in Fort Mill - 3 minutes off I-77 exit 88

Spicewood, in Fort Mill - 3 minutes off I-77 exit 88

Those are the only 3 I'm personally familiar with. I'd really check out Calloway - Standard Pacific seems to be putting out a great product. I walked through a few as they were building them, and I really liked them. And that neighborhood is on the golf course.
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