There will be trade-offs in every purchase.Comparing a newer townhome off McKee to a 1980's townhome or a townhome in a Ballantyne area community that has had lots of foreclosures, the McKee may fare better. When you are finalizing your decision, you should have your agent supply you with good information about prices and trends for the complex and the general area, and don't forget Blakeney - there are some good values there too. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. if the townhome is a 3 bedroom, you should also check the reputations/scores of schools for when you sell. Which is preferable, also depends on your price range. There are only a few true luxury communities in the area. ... if you appreciate this answer, please give it a "thumbs up", or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a "best answer" click .
I live off mckee road area and I love it there. Like any place you purchase it is up to the individual person for taste and wants and needs. That area tenss to eb a little less expensive than other areas so it is more affordable.
If you have a good buyer's agent they should be able to give you links to different things both areas offer and help you wiht the pros and cons to the areas based on your needs.
Both areas are going to be great options, but depending on what you are looking for one will likely be better suited for you. The McKee road area is located in the Providence area of Charlotte which is mainly older homes and has that true classic Charlotte feel. Ballantyne is a newer area with more expansion and development. If you would like to contact me directly I would be happy to give you more information and help you decide which area will fit your needs the best.
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