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Old 04-20-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Oh, I think the Wake schools make Raleigh so attractive to begin with. I've found information about various schools in the area, or at least I know where to start looking. I stumbled across Ravencroft, but didn't find anything outside their own PR. Again, just asking opinions.
Okay, it sounded like you had ruled out public school for some reason. What age is your daughter? (Elementary or Middle?) There are certainly options for you.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:55 PM
 
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What do you cosider a starter home?
Single family detached home?
Townhome?

I assume you are at the same price point, up to $100,000.
That puts you towards a townhome. Not that a single family home is impossible, but it sure won't be new.
I prefer townhomes. Preferably no restrictive covenants, especially on renting out the unit.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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Okay, it sounded like you had ruled out public school for some reason. What age is your daughter? (Elementary or Middle?) There are certainly options for you.
Oh, I don't think you want to know. If I told you, you'd tell me to calm down.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Oh, I don't think you want to know. If I told you, you'd tell me to calm down.
Let me guess...newborn?
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Let me guess...newborn?
Close. She turned 1 a couple weeks ago.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Close. She turned 1 a couple weeks ago.
LOL! But really....I don't blame you for thinking about things now. I know we did! (We bought our first house when our daughter was 2 months old.)

However, that does give you some leeway here.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I prefer townhomes. Preferably no restrictive covenants, especially on renting out the unit.
You will almost always find some covenants.
Typically they will not prevent you from renting, but there will be restrictions on vehicles and business activity.
But, there are communities with fewer restrictions than others.

Townhomes are easy to find under $100,000.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My opinion is that the Walden Woods townhouses went bad when the owners let the majority of them become rental property. I wish it wasn't so. Vicki
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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In the last couple years Walden Woods has taken on a new property management company, a new landscaping company, and owners have taken a much more active role. With all due respect to ALT-X he is somewhat overstating things. In fact the entire area has been improving for years. Even in 2007 the area was not as bad as he said.

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Old 09-12-2011, 05:01 AM
 
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A 4 year old thread dredged up by a newbie. . . . . . .
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