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Jlbate, Renter in Charlotte, NC

Where is the best place to live for a family with small children and a dog? Looking for a newer home with a lot of bedrooms and a fenced in yard.

Asked by Jlbate, Charlotte, NC Wed Feb 15, 2012

I'd like to be near good schools, shopping, things to do yet have it be a safe neighborhood. Upscale.

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I have three boys. Ages 5, 3, and 9 months. So, we are looking for a good school too. Our price range is $1600- $2000 per month ( we want to rent until we are sure we found where we want to live). We own two properties out here in San Diego and are renting them out. We would like an upscale neighborhood as well as close proximity to a major medical center for my work (RN). Thanks!
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Jlbate:

You gave a good description of your needs, however you did not say your prefered price range. how many children, and their ages. this is very importent. I would love to drive you around the areas that fit your family lifestyle, and show you the communities, shopping centers, schools, and entertainment you would find here. Please call me so we can discuss areas that would be best for you. please visit my website: http://www.realestatesearch-charlottenc. I have described the lifestyle including pictures of many areas on my website. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jacqueline Rolls-Berardi. Buyers Agent. Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 20, 2012
If you want lesser priced homes, I know of a foreclosure in the Ballantyne area for the $250k range, built in 2007. Call me: 704-858-2345. But there are others depending on your price point.

SouthPark Area. South Charlotte is generally considered ideal area of Charlotte.

Discover Sheffingdell Custom Homes in the SouthPark area near Colony and Rea Rd. http://www.sheffingdell.org

New homes from $350k.
Web Reference: http://www.natewolf.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 19, 2012
So interesting! You are the 3rd person from California to contact me regarding a move to Charlotte (the other two I actually talked to)
As others have stated before me, South Charlotte is a great option. Check out my blog to read posts about the top-ranked public schools in this area. I live in South Charlotte (Providence Plantation), and have focused my real estate business on this area, and would be happy to help you discover some of the great neighborhoods, schools, and places to shop, dine and play. There are so many important aspects to a home search in a new area, including talking to a trusted lender to discover your price point and budget, investigating neighborhoods and locations, commute times, proximity to things that are important to you, and then finding a home that will meet your family's needs and will be a great investment. Please visit my website at http://www.MelissaBrownHomes.com or my blog site at http://www.South CharlotteHomes.com to begin your Charlotte discovery process, and call me when you're ready to chat! Best wishes to you and your family!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 16, 2012
I moved to Charlotte from California!

I suggest South Charlotte. I live in the area. There is a new subdivision just a short drive from SouthPark Mall. The school district is excellent: Olde Providence Elementary, Carmel Middle School, Myers Park High School. See the following: http://www.sheffingdell.org -- a client recently purchased a 4200 Square Foot, 5 bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Fenced Yard with Firepit. All for only $458,000! The homes start in the $357k range, up to $550k. Depending on options.

They chose a full brick, 2 Story, 3 Car garage. For Charlotte, that's a GREAT price for this part of town. It was a custom builder who has other lots available. And there is one under construction now with Master down and 4 additional bedrooms, media/bonus room, screen porch, great room, breakfast room, dining room, den, and kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances.
Web Reference: http://www.sheffingdell.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 15, 2012
jlbate,

From what you are saying you probably want to look in South charlotte or by Southpark. That will give you the requiremnts you are looking for in a home. The only question would be how much a month are you looking to spend. That will play a factor in where would be the optimal place for you to live...
Web Reference: http://www.davedicecco.com
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I'm glad to hear you're moving to Charlotte. I've always lived in So. Charlotte and love it. Schools are very important. Once you know the names of the schools you can check their ratings through http://www.ncreportcard.org. Also I have a great website you can sign up on and search for homes. When you go in to search, start with the following zip codes: 28210,28211,28277,28266. I think that is where you will find the school scores you're looking for. My website is http://www.charlottehomesermalane.kwrealty.com. I have been listing and selling homes in Charlotte for 20+ years and I can put you in contact with some excellent lenders. You can also reach me at 704-201-7398
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Start with being pre-qualified. And then look in that price range. Give me a call, I'd be glad to help. 704-392-0559
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FYI, I am moving from San Diego, California.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 15, 2012
I know you must be excited to be contemplating your first new home. You need to form a strategy with a professional Realtor who can help you navigate through this process as seamlessly as possible. There may be factors you have not yet considered that need to be a part of your discussion with regard to where you choose to purchase.

I have written a simple 2 page guide to help you understand some of the steps in the process. I can share some of my valuable resources that may help you along the way as well. Please email me or call and I would be happy to send that to you as a starting place.

If you would like to meet for coffee and discuss your goals and your dream list I would be honored to assist you in your journey. I have a flexible schedule. Just give me a call and we can see if we are a good fit as partners in your real estate endeavors.

Blessings upon you.
Jan Teel
TEEL Realty
704-641-0267
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 15, 2012
Jlbate,

Glad to hear you are thinking about coming to Charlotte! There are lots of great areas around Charlotte that are good for families such as yourselves with lots of things to do. My feeling from your description of the things that you are looking for in an area is that you may find more of what you are looking for on the south side of Charlotte, lots of great shopping and things to do with great schools and a low crime rate for the city.

I certainly would be happy to help you in your search if you would like to contact me and that way I can pass on lots of good information and narrow the areas down that would fit you best.

Please feel free to contact me or call me anytime as I am happy to help you in any way that I can!

Thanks so much,

Chris Hedrick
Carolinas Choice Realtors
704.965.7915
chris@MyCharlotteRealEstateBroker.com
http://www.MyCharlotteRealEstateBroker.com
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Hi Jlbate, there are lots great areas as you are describing. I would be happy to help you. Please call me at 704-962-6155 or email me at teamcarneglia@carolina.rr.com. I look forward to speaking with you!

Sincerely,

Gabrielle Carneglia
REALTOR®/BROKER, CRS, ABR, SFR,CDPE,e-PRO
Wilkinson and Associates
Direct Dial 704 962 - 6155
Direct Fax 704 749 - 8740
http://www.TeamCarneglia.com
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