In North Meck, (Huntersville, Cornelius & Davidson, N.C.)

Asked by Rusty, Lakeland, FL Wed Dec 19, 2007

which neighborhoods and what home size and price range is the best investment?

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Mortgage Svcs…, , Charlotte, NC
Wed Dec 26, 2007
Have you found anyone to help you yet? If not, may I suggest that you give Sara D'Amico a call? She can be reached at (704) 287-6488 or visit her website at She lives and works in the area you are talking about and knows it very well. And as for an agent that cares for her clients... she is top notch! Tell her Ed Nailor sent you.
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James Dudley, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Sun Dec 23, 2007

Give Cathy Lynch a call. A great Broker/Agent in that area of NC.

I've attached a link to her website.
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Stanton Homes, , Raleigh, NC
Fri Dec 21, 2007
Rusty, I agree with Chad - you don't want to go too small. In my past experience, it seems like about 1800-1900 feet is the smallest that makes most renters with kids comfortable - and it helps to have a fenced yard (for kids and/or pets) and a garage.
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Chad Hendrix, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Fri Dec 21, 2007
Hi Rusty, the good thing is that you can't really go wrong in the Lake Norman area. As far as resale, you have to ask yourself, "when I go to sell, which groups of people will my house appeal to?". With a small house, you're cutting out most people with families. With too large of a house, you could possibly be cutting out single people or young couples. I would say buy a 2500-3000 square foot house close to everything. In my opinion, Hampton Ridge and Cambridge Grove are two communities that you can get a good value in...250-300K give or take. If you want to go a little higher, Birkdale, Wynfield Forest, Wynfield Creek, Northstone, and The Hamptons are nice. They are all extremely close to everything.

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to speak further
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Joyce Poole, , 28078
Wed Dec 19, 2007
That is a hard question to answer because the decision would be driven by how much you wanted to invest. I live in Huntersville and am closely watching the developments that are coming on line in our Northern cities. Very generally speaking, Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson are family communities, so home sizes tend to be on the larger end. There are many developments planned and/or under construction near future depots on the light rail that is being developed...I suspect those will be 'hot' neighborhoods once the rails are completed.
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