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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Jan Teel answered:
We would need to know where you would be working to zero in on the best answer to that question. Is your son in elementary or higher grades? What is your monthly budget? The schools in the Matthews area perform well, as do those in the Ballantyne area. Some of the inner city schools have a few more challenges but the magnet and charter schools are good options there. Everything is driven by your budget and your commuting goals.

Please feel free to give me a call and I will try to give you a crash course in the landscape of our region and its schools.

Blessings upon you...
Jan Teel
TEEL Realty
704-641-0267
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Jan Teel answered:
Sloane,

I would love to speak with you about your housing needs. You have indicated a desire to be in a walking community. I need to get a better idea of what your idea of a walking community may be. Some folks want to be near the Center City area and consider that to be their target with regard to a walking community; others simply want to be in a space where they can have walking access to shopping and restaurants. The Charlotte region has many options in both categories. We probably need to know where you will be working and plan a strategy for a rental after we know where your employment will take you.

If you would like to talk further about all of Charlotte's great communities, please feel free to contact me and we can work together toward a great solution. Welcome to Charlotte! You are going to love it here!

Blessings upon you...
Jan Teel
TEEL Realty
704-641-0267 (cell)
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:
Hey Change12!

Welcome to Charlotte! I would love to help in assisting with your move. If you are are looking for the "Andy and Mayberry" town type, Belmont, Mount Holly and Mountain Island lake are all very good areas for you. I also strongly suggest Waxhaw and Weddington, very nice areas that are on the outskirts of southern Charlotte in Union County. The schools in Union County are also some of the best in the state, and are always highly recommended.

Please feel free to contact me directly anytime with specific questions about areas or homes.

John Siddons
704-458-1843
John.Siddons@prucarolinas.com
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Mon Jan 16, 2012
Leigh Bryant answered:
A lot of this depends on what style of home you are looking for and what age. Do you prefer newer homes in a neighborhood that may have a pool or HOA or are you open to much older, but well kept homes closer into downtown Charlotte perhaps that have a lot of character and likely no HOA and certainly no pool or clubhouse? Those are very different markets certainly. The University area near you in Concord has a lot to offer in that price range and about everywhere you look you may find that 50% of the homes are short sales or foreclosures. You may like an area called NoDa that is very fun for a couple in their early 30's with children. I'd be happy to assist you as a buyer's agent get your search started....regardless of who you use I suggest finding a buyer's agent to help you dig through all the information and neighbors out there. Charlotte has a whole lot to offer - I hope you are having some fun getting acquainted with our fair city!!! ... more
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Amy Baker answered:
Kathryn,

It sounds like you are in a bit of a difficult situation. Here are a couple recommendations from me:

1) Get your house on the market in NH with a good agent at a fair price.
2) Start talking to loan officers in Charlotte about what types of loans you would qualify for. I have had some buyers who can qualify for both homes based on their current jobs. This would allow you to buy without having jobs here in Charlotte yet. If that is not possible for you, it is good to know up front so that selling your NH home is your focus.
3) Start at least browsing available jobs in Charlotte.
4) Make a trip or two to Charlotte. Interview possible buyer's agents have start to learn about the different areas of the city.

Hopefully everything would fall into place where you get good job leads in Charlotte, your home sells in NH, and then you can start the house hunt in Charlotte right away because you have already researched the city.


I would be more than happy to talk with you further and start the researching Charlotte part of the plan!

Amy Gooden
Allen Tate Realtors
704-258-1459
Amy.Gooden@allenate.com
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Brandi Morris answered:
Hi Dani,

First, I am originally from Cherry Hill and I've been here in Charlotte for 11 years and love it! I think you'll really will love the area - especially our weather!

To be honest, it's faily rural between Charlotte and Clumbia. Ft. Mill and Rock Hill are both great towns in SC that are directly south of Charlotte (but still an hour from Columbia). Knowing the area you are in pretty good - it would be like if one of you had a job in Philly and the other in Sea Isle - the only towns between the two would be Millville and Vineland. It's sorta the same between Charlotte and Columbia (though no towns even as big as Millville and Vineland).

Hope that helps! Let me know if I can answer any more questions for you!

Best Regards,
Brandi
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Brandi Morris
NC Real Estate Broker/Realtor®
Ivy Hill Realty
704.621.1065 (p)
704.973.9606 (f)
Brandi@IvyHillRealty.com
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
So you want to buy a home and then rent part of it out to some roomates? I would be concerned about this approach as the roomates could just lease and then you are stuck with a mortgage.

Why not just sign a lease somewhere with roomates so that you are just obligated to the lease and all of their names are on it? Here in philadelphia, zoning will not allow for more than 3 non-related persons to be on a lease. So make sure you consult with some legal advice on what applies in NC or ask a realtor down there are leases.



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