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Old 04-28-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Family of four relocating from Washington DC area, oldest child will be starting school in 2011 (most likely attending a private school), we like being close to downtown, and we don't like new build neighborhoods. Suggestions on neighborhoods we should be looking at?

Thank you.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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Can you give price range, desired bed / bath, amenities, etc.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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4bdr, 2.5 bath, old trees, backyard (does not have to be huge), garage, walk-able neighborhood. We'd like to keep the price under 500k, but would consider going to 575k.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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Fisher Park, Sunset Hills, Old Irving Park, Starmount Forest, parts of Latham Park. Other than Fisher Park and Sunset Hills, these are not quite close to downtown, but are certainly convenient to it.
There are some decent places in Westerwood and Lindley Park, as well, but those areas (as well as parts of Fisher Park) have great variation block-to-block in terms of desirability.
The Lake Daniel area has some decent, inexpensive homes, but again, be cautious of block-to-block variations.

With your price range and size needs, a couple of those neighborhoods will have slim pickin's.

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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I'd have to agree with all the recommendations cohaagen made. I found this listing in Old Irving Park and it seems to fit all your criteria. Hell, at this price I'd consider buying it. You don't find many homes in OIP for this price. It's either made of quicksand or the owners are in foreclosure / trying to short sale.

All in all, the neighborhoods cohaagen listed are older, well established with mature landscaping. And most are pedestrian and family friendly.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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I'd have to agree with all the recommendations cohaagen made. I found this listing in Old Irving Park and it seems to fit all your criteria. Hell, at this price I'd consider buying it. You don't find many homes in OIP for this price. It's either made of quicksand or the owners are in foreclosure / trying to short sale.

All in all, the neighborhoods cohaagen listed are older, well established with mature landscaping. And most are pedestrian and family friendly.

We looked that that house and it's very nice. Add the recent $100k price drop and it looks even better . There are many homes in and around Old Irving Park that we like a lot. It appears to me that homes will begin shedding the extra high pricing in that area. Some of the for sale prices see to be out of line w/market conditions. I assume those sellers are willing to sit and wait.

Thanks to all for your posts, this has been very helpful.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Yeah, every seller's motivation is different, but aside from the tax credits expiring and creating a little mini seller's market last week, it is still a buyer's market. And be careful of price drops - some sellers just over-price the home to begin with, so it's not necessarily a deal.
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