As far as a good investment, the old saying holds true - "Location, location, location!". Charlotte's "downtown" area is very vibrant and is becoming the crown jewel of our city in terms of entertainment, dining, and much more. Therefore, the demand for housing closer to town is still good.
It is always smart to buy in a buyers' market and this is definitely a buyers' market. You can buy a home at a lower price than 2 years ago and watch that investment/equity grow when the economy turns around. Using an experienced Realtor can help you not only choose the right home and neighborhood to fit your needs; but, a Realtor can help you buy a home that will be good for resale in the future.
Please let me know if you have any further questions. I would be happy to help you!
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I'd be happy to make some recommendations if you tell me a little more about what you like in a house, and what price range you think you are in. You may want to check out our neighborhood blog: http://www.hiphoods.com it has info and videos on lots of the in town hoods.
You can also check out my website below.
Debbie Arriero, Realtor/Broker