Homes In Places That Are Defying The Housing Slowdown

According to CNN Money, there are currently five projects in development that are defying the housing slowdown. These projects are located in and around the areas of Coppell, TX, Jupiter, FL, Charlotte, NC, San Francisco, CA and Sunsites, AZ. Take a look at listings in these areas on REALTOR.com:

4 bedroom, 5 bath Coppell, TX home listed for $565,000
Texas is one state where the housing market never really peaked; thus it also never crashed. Coppell, located just outside of Dallas, is developing a handful of medium to high-end, single-family homes priced at $549,000 and up. The suburban area is home to mostly upper-middle-class individuals. This traditional Lake Park home is a massive 3,838 square feet. It has a stunning foyer and staircase, high vaulted ceilings, a huge balcony, two-car garage and a swimming pool.

3 bedroom, 2 bath Jupiter, FL home listed for $469,900
Jupiter is Florida’s silver lining when it comes to Real Estate. A satellite city of Miami, the area will have 500 new, medium-priced homes ranging from $240,000 to $600,000. Not to mention, Jupiter is an extremely family-friendly area with great schools and low crime. This beautiful Victorian model home is 2,966 square feet and surrounded by the Abacoa Golf Club. It has a covered porch, large screened patio and two-car garage as well as a community clubhouse and swimming pool.

4 bedroom, 5 bath Charlotte, NC home listed for $1,850,000
Similar to Texas, Charlotte also lacked a strong Real Estate boom. Home prices have only decreased by 7 percent, rather than 18.2 percent like the rest of the nation. And right now, a community in Charlotte is developing 120 very high-end, single-family homes ranging between $1.5 million and $2 million. This stunning 6,776 square-foot home is lcoated in Montreux. It has several community amenities including a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and recreation facilities.

2 bedroom, 2 bath San Francisco, CA condo listed for $995,000
Surprisingly, San Francisco is building. However, the Hawthorne Street Condominiums are the only participants in this effort. Since the city’s amount of new homes is rapidly decreasing, it is highly likely that these condominiums may be the only places available in 2010. This 1st Street high-rise condo in South Beach has close proximity to The Embarcadero. It is 1,238 square feet with new appliances, hardwood floors, stunning views, and numerous community features.

3 bedroom, 2 bath Sunsites, AZ home listed for $205,000
A very brave family from Wisconsin has moved to Sunsites to build their own home. Perhaps more people will catch on to this trend and move to smaller, more affordable areas. The couple’s budget is $150,000, even though the area’s home prices range from $79,000 to $2.2 million. This Southwestern-style home is located in Sunsites Heights, right beside the Shadow Mountain Country Club. It is 1,554 square feet and has a covered patio, two-car garage, jogging path and mountain views.
– Alisa Manzelli, Move Staff Writer
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Things To Consider When Looking For An Apartment For Rent In Tallahassee, FL

One of the most important things you need to do before you begin searching for apartment for rent in Tallahassee, FL is to determine a realistic rental budget. You will also need to balance your apartment living wants and needs with what you can afford. List your needs in priority order and mark those that you think are absolutely necessary, and those that you could live without. Many apartments for rent in Tallahassee, FL offer swimming pools, exercise facilities, roof top decks, private and shared yards, child care, playground, come furnished, covered/secured parking, high speed Internet access, and gated access, etc. It really depends on the apartment complex as to what is offered so you need to find out exactly what the amenities are and what the fees for them will be. There is no need to pay for amenities that do not interest you. Keep in mind, paying for something that you will use very little or have no intention of using at all may put you over your rental budget so give serious thought to the amenities you will be paying for.

Location is another extremely important consideration. Looking at apartments for rent in Tallahassee, FL that are close to your job or school can make a huge difference. Take into account the time and cost it takes to commute, as well as issues such as traffic and rush hour. If you have children, think about how quickly you can get to school or day care if they are sick or need to leave early. Also, think about what activities and recreation will be a normal part of your day, such as trips to the gym, ball games, doctor, kids day care, swimming pool, beach and all your other favorite or regular activities. You may also want to look around the apartment building and neighborhood to see if there are other children in the area of the same age – not only is that a clue as to whether it is a good area for kids, but you might meet some good playmates once you move in. If you have children this may also mean you want to be near parks and recreation areas, as well as services such as schools, day care, toy stores, children’s clothing shops and pediatricians. If you do not have kids you may want the surrounding neighborhood to be right in the thick of where all the action is. On the other hand, you may prefer to be in an area where it is more peaceful.

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