Good luck. I am not trying to scare u just feel u need a realistic insight of what to expect here. I wish someone would have been honest with me and I would have left before my kids made friends and were close to graduation.
Sorry to b so blunt ---
Good luck relocating. Also -- look for homes for sale by owner. When I went to buy my house all the realtors showed me houses in "bad" areas bc I didn't know the area. Do like I did -- ask the locals at stores , shops and eating establishments. Worked for me and like I said -- if given the choice to avoid HOCO for my oldest I would have. But Perry HS is rising in the ranks fast and had best HOCO on test scores ---- my youngest is better prepared for college. I guess it's what ur looking for from the high school experience --- I'm look at my kids futures ! Perry also has a great sports program - good luck
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On the note of the builders, yes we had builders that came and went, I am sure this went on everywhere. For this matter when buying a new or older home, GET AN INSPECTION. Use a reputable inspector. Ask your agent, we know great builders and we know the neighborhoods that they are throwing up in a month. Ask your agent every question you can think of and ask their advice, that is what we are here for. If you look at the market in our area, yes some ares have fallen in price some areas have stayed steady and yes we have areas that have gone up in price. Be aware your Realtor knows these areas, when looking for a home in any price range we can help you look ahead.
One piece of advice, interview 3 Realtors before you ever look at one house. If you are using a referral company and you are not happy with your agent let your referral company know, they will get you another agent.
Find an agent that will work with you and explain things to you and work at your pace. Interview the schools, talk to parents about the schools their kids go to, as a Realtor it is my job to make sure you get what you are looking for hear. Our job market is good, we don't have a high unemployment rate in Houston County, we are growing and we are learning to adjust. Being from a much larger military base in North Carolina, this is a great place to be. After 13 years I can't imagine being anywhere else. I hate that Philip has had a bad experience here, but Warner Robins is a great place to live and raise a family.
Patti, I hope that since April you have found a great neighborhood and I hope your kids will be happy in the schools, being new here if I can get you any info about activities for your kids, just let me know.