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Old 01-11-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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I am planning on relocating to Raleigh or Durham NC from Manassas VA. I am leaning more toward Raleigh. I don't make a lot of money so my price range would be 100k or less. I would like to buy a single family house and would most likely have to drive to Durham for work. I would like to know what areas can I buy a house at this price that would be a good place to live (without much crime, nice people and decent house with nice sized yards). I have been down there and I really like it there. If yall can help me out that would be great. Thank you.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Well, just a few questions for you before I answer. If you will be working in Durham what would be the reason for not wanting to live in Durham (closer to work)?; What are you looking for in a neighborhood, as far as amenities?.
Answering these two questions could help narrow down neighborhoods, although finding something for 100K or less is going to be a tough one.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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Home prices are lower here than in VA, but not THAT much lower. Less than 100K isn't going to get you much of a SFH (without knowing your definition of "decent"). You could find an older townhouse or condo in that range.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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That's a tall order...perhaps a townhome. Sorry to say the prices in this area are not that cheap.
Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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The Triangle offers a lot of different housing opportunities. Depending on your specific needs. With the tax credit extended and expanded perhaps you'll qualify for that as well. Good luck and Welcome - it's a fabulous place to call home!
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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You can get some fixer uppers in the Durham area for around $100K. Maybe a condo. the downtown area is really expanding.
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