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Sat Nov 5, 2011
Tammy Sanders answered:
Hi Gina,
You looking for sales or rentals? Either way, I can help you! Answers a few questions and I'll know how to help you find your new home. Give me a call.
Tammy Sanders
Coastal Realty & Management Company.
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Sun Aug 14, 2011
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good evening, Sherry:

Having done a bit of land development, presided as president of several HOA's, I'll tell you that every HOA regulation is different. So my suggestion is to find a home and location you like and then determine how we can address the storage of your bike trailer. Few HOA's will prohibit storage of trailers if they are completely enclosed (e.g. in a garage), and many will allow construction of enclosed storage that matches the home construction quality and appearance; you might find a home with an extra deep garage or a third bay or 3 car garage that might be suitable. Here are some examlples

Sorry for the delayed response - it took about a 45 minutes to research this. These are the neighborhoods in Weddington/Marvin/WesleyChapel/Matthews/Waxhaw that were at the time of listing, advertised with a $0 or low $ HOA. Berkley Pointe , Berkshire, Brantley Oaks, Camberley, Camberley Court, Camden Forest, Carmona Woods, Canterfield Creek, Cedar Hill, Court Square, Deerfield, Deer Track Estates, Eaglecrest, Emerald Lake, Fairfax Farms, Fox Fire, Fox Run, Glen Trace, Greylyn, Greystone, Greystone Estates, Heather Glen, Heathwood, Heritage Oaks, Hunley Creek, Houston Farms, Hunter Pointe, Hunting Creek, Ivy Hill, Jackson Woods, Kingston On Providence, Lake Providence, Leisure Acres, Lochaven Estates, Madison Ridge, Mcneely Ridge, Magnolia Ridge, Marvin Estates, Millstone Estates Mill Ridge Estates, Oak Hill Plantation, Pilgrim Forest, Potter Downs, Providence Acres, Providence Pines, Providence Estates, Providence Farms, Providence Woods, Providence Woods South, Robinwood, Sandy Ridge, Savannah Hills, Shaver Farms, Shannon Woods, Steeple Chase, Stevens Mill, Stone Crest, Stonewyck, The Brooks, The Oaks, The Oaks On Providence, Valley Farms, Walden Pond, Walnut Crest, Water Oak Colony, Waxhaw Meadows, Weddington Brook , Weddington Downs, Weddington Estates, Weddington Heritage, Weddington Manor, Weddington Woods, Wedgewood, Wellington Place, Wellington Woods ($25 a year), Wesley Downs, Wexford, Willoughby Point, Willow Oaks, Willowbrook, Woodbridge, Woodland Forest, Worwood Acres. There are also some suitable homes that are not in named subdivisons.

There are about 14 such homes currently on the market. A link is below.

Pease give me a call and we can set soem criterion that works for you. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. ...and if you like this reply, please give it a "thumbs up" or "best answer".
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Bill Ahls answered:
There are good places all over. Call me at 704-780-0654 and I'll gladly discuss with you. -Bill Ahls
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Daniel Fisher answered:
Finding the Right Home Inspector – how to choose.
If you wait until you are under contract when time is critical and you may feel pressured to pick the first inspector you meet; here's how to find a good home inspector:
• Before you shop for a home, ask friends, family and real estate professionals for recommendations. You can also find home inspectors through the American Society of Home Inspectors website, or The National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.
• Do your research and ask lots of questions of prospective inspectors, including their backgrounds, education, , the number of inspections they've performed and the length of time they've been in the business. Have the inspectors gone through any extensive home inspection training? Ask to see a sample of the typical report they provide.
• Look for an inspector with a broad knowledge of a home's systems and structures, not just a person such as a plumber or electrician who specializes in one area;
• When interviewing an inspector you need to have confidence in their skills and demeanor;
• Make sure your inspector is objective, independent and that they do not have any financial or business relationship with the real estate agency representing you;
• Some general contractors offer home inspection services as a way to get construction business. In some states this is prohibited as a conflict of interest.
• If your state does not regulate inspectors, look for credentials such as certification by ASHI.
• If your state regulates home inspectors, verify the inspector's license with the state agency to check the record for complaints;
• Choose an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance.
• Be sure your inspector is familiar with the particular type of house you're considering. Homes of different ages, designs and materials each have special risks and offer special signs, symptoms and clues to hidden damage;
• Choose an inspector who can deliver a completed report with plenty of time for review. Also request an electronic copy so you can e-mail it to friends and family.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Cathy Sentgeorge answered:
Dear New Yorker:

You may have heard that Cary stands for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees" so this would be my first suggestion. However, a more hyper local analysis will be needed to determine if you want the backyard b-b-que culture or prefer a neighborhood with history and character. Be happy to give you additional pointers in a more frank format.

Happy house hunting!

Relocated Yankee (via South Florida)
Cathy Sentgeorge
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Don Maclary answered:
Go and speak with a small local lender if your middle score is around a 640, even if your score is to low now local lenders can guide you to a higher score mor quickly by identifying what to fix first. ... more
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Vicki Griffith answered:
ATMC which is Atlantic Telephone Membership Company can handle telephone, cable and internet for you in the Shallotte area.
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Sat Aug 31, 2013
Joelle van den Berg answered:
No there are many more than just two homes built at Bills Mountain. Septic is sometimes in place and sometimes not. If not, you should get a perk permit from the seller for the size home you want to build say three bedrooms or four bedrooms

You should not close without a permit issued.

There are plenty of good lots. Email or call me for more info.
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Wed May 18, 2011
Jonathan Key answered:
The main Zip code for the Wake area is 27106. Also close by are 27104, 27040 which is Pfafftown. Values have stayed low here for several reasons including there is still room to build nearby so the homes available are plentiful. We have not gone up like some markets and have not be killed like those same markets when the economy went south. This is a great place to live with plenty to do. There are alot of parks in the area and good schools (public and private). I live in 27106 myself. If you would like more info on the area and your home search please contact me. I have lived in Winston-Salem all my life and have been selling real estate here for 6 years. 336-918-0226. Thanks ... more
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Mon May 2, 2011
Robert Brian Barrett answered:
In order to answer that question I think it is important to first know what quality are we talking about. Just barely meeting code or full on luxury?

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Fri Nov 4, 2011
Dan Kibler answered:
Not really. The Monkey Junction area has a higher resale value, probably due to it's more central location.
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
You can contact the city for that data

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Sun Jun 26, 2011
Wess Cason answered:
Good Evening. The Ballentyne area has lots to offer. That is on the southern side of town. That is not a town but an "area" located at I 485 and Johnston Road. Where are you moving from? Are you going to Buy or Rent?

Wess Cason
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Sheri Moritz answered:
Do you have a price range? There are plenty of homes that meet that criteria but they may not be in your price range. Feel free to send me an email through Trulia and I will send you a link to the list of homes that meet your criteria that will update as homes become available and go off the market. ... more
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider doing additional research of your own; research the area online, take the time and visit more than once, drive around, possibly chat with locals, check out whatever is important to you, etc., then make your determination, will your comfort level be reached; for school information see link....
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Craig Pattberg answered:
I'm not in your area, but if I were you I would interview a couple of Realtors that you pick.

It is not easy to evaluate who is a good Realtor. The answers you receive here though will help.

They you might want to go to the website below to get helpful questions to ask any Realtor that you end up talking with.

Good luck,

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Thu Mar 3, 2011
Jl4midway asked:
Looking to move to Winston-Salem, NC, area. Any family-friendly areas with moderately priced homes, 150-300K, quiet with family activities? How are the schools and property taxes?
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Sun May 22, 2011
Kelly Smith answered:
Sure, if you ever need anything in the Raleigh area. Contact me through my profile.
- Kelly
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Elizabeth Wallace answered:
Hi there! I'm a Charlotte Realtor that can refer you to a great website to answer this question for you. Are you looking to rent or buy when you arrive? I'm happy to help either way.
Elizabeth Wallace
The Source Realty Group
(704) 517-8207
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