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In My Neighborhood in Chapel Hill : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 30, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Jeff,

I applaud your question and the work you're doing on behalf of the homeowners at Briar Chapel; unfortunately I don't believe you're going to find what you're looking for short of contacting the various communities in our area.

I'm very familiar with Briar Chapel having sold a number of homes/townhomes there. As Desiree points out it's very tough to do an apples to apples comparison as there are townhomes, condos, and single family properties within the development.

Having familiarity with a wide variety of subdivisions in the area, my general opinion is that Briar Chapel's fees are very reasonable for what is given. The maintenance of the roads, trails, parks, pool, gym clubhouse and sewer system etc. There aren't too many communities that offer as much bang for the buck in my opinion.

I'd love to know the final results of your comparison once your done and hope the HOA appreciates your efforts.
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Mon May 13, 2013
Todd Neal answered:
I own several student rentals and have at different times lived temporarily in them between tenants. It varies by neighborhood but you cant count on this:

Students pay a premium per bedroom and so near campus housing costs more per feature than houses further away. If you are renting, you will pay more if you are near campus. If you are buying, you will pay more for less.

Living near campus means living near a concentration of restaurants and stores all in walking distance.

The area between the Northside and Carrboro is the epicenter of development in our town, per the planning departments increased density design, and it is expected that more non-students will live near campus.

If you want to walk to services and are easily bored move uptown and coexist with students.
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
Hongbin Gu answered:
OK, I'm positive that you are talking about Meadowmont in Chapel Hill. It's in 27517. The continuing education center of UNC-Chapel Hill (Friday Center) is right cross the road from Meadowmont. There is Rashkis elementary school (the best elementary school in the best school district in NC), which offers a very good after school program. There is a YMCA outdoor swimming pool and UNC wellness center (with indoor pool and fitness facilities) right inside the Meadowmont. Are you sure that you have never been to Meadowmont? How come you know it so well? ... more
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