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.
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
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 email@example.com and we can discuss further. I do Gastonia home inspections,Charlotte Home inspections, and Shelby Home Inspections and in other metro areas.
Ren Ramsey http://www.GastoniaHomeInspection.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!!
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!
Wilkinson and Associates
Here is an Interesting article about the Cityâ€™s push to plant more trees.
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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.
Helen Adams Realty
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 email@example.com.
Coldwell Banker United