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Old 04-06-2007, 05:20 AM
 
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Maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions so quickly. The sale of this house fell through on Wednesday and we went to look at it on Thursday. We just put in an offer today and hopefully it will be accepted by the sellers.
Awesome! Good luck with the offer! Was your realtor able to tell you why the earlier deal fell through? Just goes to show you never can tell how things will turn out when looking to buy. Best of luck to you!
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Default Build or remodel a home

If you can't find the house you want, try looking into a remodel. Inside the Beltline will get you a large lot and a small house to start, but the ability to remodel or expand to what ever size you want.
The resale value is tremendous and allows you instant equity when you buy.
Houses in the middle of northern Raleigh (millbrook, lynn rd.) are not the ones to looks at as the market is dying in that area. I have lived here in Raleigh for 22 years and seen the areas of growth and change. Be careful where you buy.
Hope this helps
Daniel
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Nothing like being in unfamilar terrority and the GPS fails... a new GPS at Circuit City...I'm not going to pay that!!

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Old 04-06-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Houses in the middle of northern Raleigh (millbrook, lynn rd.) are not the ones to looks at as the market is dying in that area. I have lived here in Raleigh for 22 years and seen the areas of growth and change.
Why is the market dying along Millbrook/Lynn? The schools are good, it's close to EVERYTHING, there are parks, greenways, mature trees, not as much school overcrowding, they're still redeveloping North Hills Mall, and it's not as insanely expensive as ITB on the north side.

Please explain, I'm very curious what might be negating all those positives...
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:48 AM
 
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Why is the market dying along Millbrook/Lynn? The schools are good, it's close to EVERYTHING, there are parks, greenways, mature trees, not as much school overcrowding, they're still redeveloping North Hills Mall, and it's not as insanely expensive as ITB on the north side.

Please explain, I'm very curious what might be negating all those positives...
I am interested to hear this as well. The Millbrook/Lynn area in N. Raleigh seems highly desireable to me. I lived in an Apartment around Lake Lynn in that area and absolutley loved The Stonehenge development. Unfortunately it was well out of my price range. Not sure why it would be considered a "dying" market when it seems to have so much of what so many people are looking for. Most of the homes I usually see for sale there get snatched up quite fast!
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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I disagree also. Our house (and it was even a townhouse - some would say even more difficult for a resale) was located off of Lynn, near Six Forks, and it sold within a month and a half on the market in the dead of winter. If you have a nice place in that area, I think it is highly desireable. Obviously inside the beltline would be MOST desireable and give you the best resale opportunities, but you pay a premium for it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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Maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions so quickly. The sale of this house fell through on Wednesday and we went to look at it on Thursday. We just put in an offer today and hopefully it will be accepted by the sellers.

I am so glad you are getting a second chance to get your dream house. You'll have to let us know all the details once the offer is accepted.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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YAY!!!! Hope it goes smoothly for you!!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Congrats NewUser!! I hope it works out for you, but you know, if it doesn't, it just means it really wasn't the house you were meant to get. Trust that you'll find--and get--the right one.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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can anyone suggest or provide details on some of the new home communities - I'm in NJ and have looked at Thornrose in Wake Forest and Carrington, Windcrest and Sunset Ridge in Holly Springs - which we like very much. I hear all sorts of things about over crowding and we have 5 school aged children so am concerned. We also come for a town of less than 10K so to say it's a small rural community is an understatement at best!

Also, very anxiety sticken over all the snake posts and just generally making the wrong decision. HELP!
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