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Ella Gilbert, Renter in Charlotte, NC

looking for a 3-4 bedroom house in the Charlotte. We are terrified of bugs, something without a lot of trees would be great & NO PINE trees.

Asked by Ella Gilbert, Charlotte, NC Mon Sep 10, 2012

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Linda Lawyer’s answer
Hello Ella,
This is the South, and bugs were here first, but you can control them with a contract for pest control from a reputable company. Make sure you factor that cost in when you're budgeting your monthly expenses for the new house.

There are a lot of houses that don't have trees - both large lots and small. It will take some looking on the part of you and your Broker (satellite images help a lot) but it's doable. Make a list of your "must have" and "nice to haves" and give it to your broker. Also, if you have the time, get addresses from your Broker and ride past the houses. You can whittle a list down a lot by just driving through the neighborhood. Then you can concentrate on the houses that really fit your criteria, both externally and internally.

Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Thx Linda. However, I am aware of the fact that I'm in the South. I was talking about a bug infested home. Such as roaches, spiders... Those are not to be expected to live with or around. But Thx anyway!
Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012
Hey Ella!

So you're bugged by bugs? I, personally, don't prefer the creepy critters in my house either. You can have the perimiters of your home sprayed. I found an awesome natural bug repellant recently tthough that has been quite useful/successful at keeping insects and even slugs at bay: Diatomaceous Earth (essentially shell flour). I bought the food grade kind as I have small children and it's pet-friendly as well.

When searching for homes, google maps and many super search sites provide a "street-view" so you are able to scope it out for yourself.

Jen McNeill, Broker/Realtor
Real Estate Professional
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2012
Hey Ella,
I agree with Linda, Bugs are a part of life here in the south. The best thing to do is be sure and get your home inspected by an experienced home inspector. They will be able to tell you if you have any bug problems among other things, especially in areas you may not go before you buy. Drop me a note at and we can discuss further. I do Gastonia home inspections,Charlotte Home inspections, and Shelby Home Inspections and in other metro areas.
Ren Ramsey
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 22, 2012
Hello Ella,
I agree with Sherrie Andrews about the newer neighborhoods having fewer trees. Is there someone in your family who has allergies? Or just an aversion to bugs in general!!? In any case, I would love to help you find your home here in Charlotte. My family & I moved here from upstate NY about 6 1/2 years ago & love it here. Feel free to contact me anytime - 704-254-6432 or If you are moving from out of state, I understand!! By the way, in NC, your buyer agent is normally compensated by the commissions paid by the seller of the property; so you can have representation at no cost to you (unless you find a for sale by owner). Just FYI. Thanks and good luck!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Hello Ella,

I'd be happy to help you in your search for a home in Charlotte. I'll need some more specifics on what you are looking for. Are you wanting to rent of purchase? The newer developements around town might be of more interest to you since they will not have as many trees as the older neighborhoods.

Send me another email with more information on what you are looking for and we can begin your search!

Tracy Clay
Wilkinson and Associates
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Good afternoon, Ella:
Here is an Interesting article about the City’s push to plant more trees.…
Some specific subdivisions are mentioned that have few trees....If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Hi Ella,

Typically newer neighborhoods have less trees than older more established neighborhoods with mature trees and bushes.

Let me know which areas of town you want to live in and how much you want to spend and I can provide you with some examples of neighborhoods.

Sherrie Andrews
Helen Adams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012

are you looking to rent or buy? How much a month are you looking to spend? Is there any specific area of Charlotte you are looking to move to? Feel free to give me a call at 704-519-7895 or e-mail me at

Dave diCecco
Coldwell Banker United
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Hi Ella,
I will be glad to help you with any of your real estate needs, are you looking to rent or buy? Please visit my website below to start your free real estate search -
Erica Wilson
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Not a problem. Please call me at 803 431-1220. I would love to get specifics and help you out. Thanks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
I would love to help you out are you looking to rent or buy? Check the website below to start your home search.
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