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By Heidi Hines | Agent in Charlotte, NC

A Relocation Story

RELOCATION – Moved from Clinton Township, Michigan to Davidson, North Carolina

Hello, my name is Carie Brozowski.  I work for TeamHeidi® of Hines and Associates Realty in Cornelius, North Carolina. I recently relocated to Davidson, North Carolina from the State of Michigan, along with my Husband, and three children.  My Husband, Scott is an Electrician, and times have been bad up North for the past several years.  The economy was in a downward spiral, and he continued being laid off from work, or having his pay cut or hours reduced. I too was laid off from my job in Accounting, and forced to take a night job, as we could not afford childcare for our two youngest children.  I began working as a Restaurant/Banquet Manager, and continued to work late nights for the past three years.  Meanwhile, my husband took a job with a local hospital as a Dialysis Machine Technician.  We had great health insurance, but the pay was horrible, and the hours were bad.  He worked the day shift, I worked nights.  He was on call on the weekends, and I had to work every weekend and Holiday.  We had no time together as a family, and we could not get ahead on our bills.

Meanwhile, a friend of ours, Mark Lovisa (formerly from Michigan) had moved to Cornelius, North Carolina four years ago, and started his own electrical company. M/I Electric, is a full service Electrical company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. The company is very successful and currently rated #1 on Angie’s List.  Mark, the owner had been asking my husband, Scott if he would be interested in coming down to work, and check things out. So the last week of March, 2012 Scott and I drove to Cornelius for the week.  Scott worked for M/I Electric all week, while I drove around and checked out local neighborhoods and schools. We were able to find a house for rent in Davidson, North Carolina in a subdivision called “The Farm at Riverpointe”. We fell in love with the area…especially the weather, and so we decided to take a chance, as we figured we had nothing to lose at this point.

Now the craziness begins and things started moving very quickly. We drove back to Michigan on Saturday, March 31st. We contacted all of our family members and informed them of the decision we had made to move. We gave notice to our respective employers. We listed our home with a Real Estate Agent, secured a moving company and began to pack.  Scott drove his truck and left Michigan two weeks later.  The kids and I remained in Michigan, as I had a lot more packing to do, and loose ends to tie up. Scott then flew back to Michigan the end of April, and helped assist the moving company, White Star Movers (a division of Mayflower) with loading our items. It took a total of 9 hours for them to tag, and load everything into the semi. We then sadly locked up our home for the last time. Tears rolled down our eyes with sadness as we pulled out of our driveway, knowing we would never be back. We were leaving 9 years worth of memories behind that we had made in our Michigan home. The moment was bittersweet, as we were sad to say “goodbye” to the past, but also very much looking forward to what the future had in store for our family.  We made the 11 hour drive from Clinton Township, Michigan to Davidson, North Carolina. Now we are beginning our new life, and loving it. More updates to come!!!

If you know anyone buying home, selling a home or looking to relocate to the Charlotte area please contact my office as we would love to help you with your Real Estate needs. 

TeamHeidi® located in Cornelius, North Carolina (704) 927-2745 or please visit us on the web at www.teamheidi.com

~ Carie Brozowski

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