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Moving in North Carolina : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Nancy Smith answered:
BEMC 910-754-4391. Let me know if you need further information regarding Sunset
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good evening, JDC Crawford.
Here are some rental sites that might help.

If you are wanting to purchase and you provide the terms, i would be pleased to do the research for you and advise. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Tim Kellerman answered:
I moved here a couple of years ago and have loved the move. I am here with my wife and 3 kids. They also love being here. You can go to my website to see the school information and I can lead you to the right place to find a rental.
Give me a call or email me back.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Tim Kellerman
Keller Williams Realty
Mobile 203-650-2644
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Sam Calvert answered:
Try looking in the Brier Creek area in North Raleigh. Might find a one car garage to go with that. Drive the Triangle in less than 20/30 minutes in any direction. Beaches to the East, Mountains to the West. ... more
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Ayesha Mintor Richardson answered:
Well Welcome to the Triad Ebony! Greensboro is a great place to live. I moved here for college and never left. We are a few hours from the beach and the mountains, so you can enjoy either with less than a tank of gas!
We have the largest water park in NC and several parks with walking and biking trails. There are several colleges/universities right in town, so that is also great.
I would love to talk to you, please give me a call/text/email
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Brandon Williamson answered:
Get your 1% Rebate!
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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Mac Nelson answered:
HI Vicky
Employment opportunities depend on your experience and field of expertise. We have medical opportunities both in Morehead City and Jacksonville, and also education opportunities at our community colleges. There are two military bases who hire in different capacities, I would suggest you get on their sites and get a feel for what opportunities there are. As our population grows and it certainly has recently! The opportunities for employment grow as well. ... more
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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
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Jan Teel answered:

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
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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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Thu Oct 13, 2011
Lynn Hayes answered:
We don't really have that kind of urban, hip condo in Chapel Hill and Carrboro - the closest thing we have are the East 54 condos on the eastern side of Chapel Hill and the Mulberry Condos in Carrboro. But there are probably some properties that will work for you. Email me directly and I'll send you some listings. ... more
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Al answered:
Congrats on your move. Carolina Beach is great for several reasons which shouldn't come as a surprise to you. There are several ways to find rentals in Carolina Beach, but before you get finger-happy and start typing away looking for the rental, ask yourself a few questions: (1) what's your monthly budget for rent? (2) how long a lease are you looking for? (3) where in CB do you want to live (oceanfront, 2nd row, etc.)? (4) what kind of home (single family, duplex, condo, apartment)?

Don't forget utilities when you calculate your budget as not all rentals include any or all of them. Don't forget other oft-overlooked items such as furnishings, washer/dryer, garage or carport, etc.

Once you have these things figured out, you can try Craigslist or one of the several property management agencies in Wilmington and Carolina Beach such as

It will be easier to narrow down your search options once you figure out the answers to the questions above.

Best of luck and see you later, future neighbor!
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Sandy Robertson answered:
Hey y'all! All I have to say is that I grew up in southeastern PA, joined the Navy and have lived in many places around the US. I picked the Greensboro area to settle down and finish raising my family. My two daughters love living here and had a wonderful experience as teenagers. I don't know what interests your children have, but there is plenty to do whether it is a school activity or something in the community. I would love to know more about what your teens like to do or what it is specifically they are concerned about. I'm sure the biggest concern may be that they are sad to leave their friends. The people here are very friendly and it shouldn't take much to get them plugged in to something where they can make new friends. Plus with social media and texting, they can still stay in touch with their old friends. Call me or email if you want to discuss further. And welcome to the South!! ... more
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Wed May 23, 2012
Wendy Kent answered:
Call Hunter Property Management at 704.873.1148 or Rod at Hecht Property Manag at 704.502.1679
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Tue Jun 15, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
A lot of potential rent-to-own homes aren't listed that way. Basically, you have to create them. You either approach a landlord and offer to rent now and buy later, or you approach a seller and offer to buy later and rent now.

Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find (and create) rent-to-own and lease-option opportunities:

Hope that helps.
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Amy Baker answered:

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
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
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Tue May 25, 2010
Gail Ponessa asked:
basement or out building. I am finding minimal rentals of this type in these areas; however there are many for sale. Would anyone that you are representing like to considerer renting fo...
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