If your heart is set on waterfront, and you want the view and the main channel, you need to budget closer to $800,000 and up.
This does not include homes that may be list just over 500K but are negotiable to under that amount.
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There are many great buys with waterview homes in waterfront neighborhoods with deeded boatslips if this is an option . A local RealorÂ® such as myself who has lived and worked in the area all my life can provide a list of homes to meet your needs. Feel free to contact me if I can help. You can also do a search on my Lake Norman website. Take care
All answers below are good and accurate. I have written some blog aabout a new devlopment on the North End of the Lake. Check out my blog at http://www.LakeNormanRealLiving.com.
I would go with the Denver, Sherrills Ford areas for the best value like Leigh mentioned. I grew up in Charlotte and we use to have a cabin on the lake in a nice cove. The nice coves are good an private. Of course like the other agents mentioned if you want the main channel you will pay for it.
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