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Old 02-13-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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I'm having issues with dust and need to find a place with hardwood floors if I can. I'd rather rent than buy since I know I couldn't afford maintenance or taxes on a home. Besides the Raleigh apartments (already lived there) are there any apartments or townhomes in Raleigh (preferably NW or North Raleigh) with hardwood floors?
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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I'm having issues with dust and need to find a place with hardwood floors if I can. I'd rather rent than buy since I know I couldn't afford maintenance or taxes on a home. Besides the Raleigh apartments (already lived there) are there any apartments or townhomes in Raleigh (preferably NW or North Raleigh) with hardwood floors?
Good luck.

We couldn't even get a builder willing to do hardwood upstairs in a townhome.

You need to do a good subfloor for hardwood. Carpet hides a lot of junk construction.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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I know this probably won't change your perceptions about carpet vs hardwood, but the fact is that a home with carpet that is regularly vacuumed with a quality HEPA vacuum cleaner will be less dusty than a home with wood floors. The reason is that carpet acts like a trap for dust, until it is released by the vacuum. Dust that lands on a wood floor just continues to blow around until it is cleaned up. The key is to have a good vacuum and use it regularly.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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I went shopping for townhomes 2 yrs ago and could only find 1 with hardwoods on both levels. Seems to be an uncommon thing unless you're looking for the higher end type townhomes.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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Well, I have no idea what your price range is, as these are pretty pricey. But they are beautiful and have hardwoods throughout.

Willowwood Apartments - Beautiful, luxury apartment homes from $1,245. Inside the Raleigh beltline, near Cameron Village.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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DD lives in a rented upstairs condo with hardwood floors near Cameron Village, but is required to have rugs down in all rooms to muffle sound. Most of the townhouses and flats surrounding CV still have their original hardwoods. Check Craigslist and plug in Cameron Village under rentals. They pop up regularly, but go fast!
Sorry, just noticed that you are looking for NW or North Raleigh. I don't know of any newer apartments with hardwoods.
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