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Old 01-24-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Hi, I am seriously thinking about purchasing a house in Clayton. It is on South Barbour street near the corner with Blanche street. Can someone out there tell me what the traffic is like on Barbour. It is 8 ft large and for European standards that is big.

Thank you Very much.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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What is 8 ft large in standard measurement?

The lots look to be 50-75 foot wide and about the same in depth..

Some are smaller and a few are larger.

The houses look to be 1300 sq ft up to 2000 sq ft...?

blanche street clayton nc - Google Maps
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hi, I am seriously thinking about purchasing a house in Clayton. It is on South Barbour street near the corner with Blanche street. Can someone out there tell me what the traffic is like on Barbour. It is 8 ft large and for European standards that is big.

WHAT is "8 feet large"? The house?
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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If I'm right about which house it is, the 2009 property tax was $822. The lot is about 9500 sq ft. The house is either 1292 or 1575 sq ft. It was built in 1933.

It has 10 ft ceilings.

It looks like a nice house, but I didn't find the 8 ft. OP is asking about the roads, though, and the traffic. Maybe the 8 isn't important?

Grammatically, the "It" refers to Barbour or traffic.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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In the past, while people were buying real estate like crazy folks, I had many calls from people that wanted to buy homes without seeing them. It became so commonplace that the RE contract was changed so that there was a space to say that the buyer had not seen the house. I never thought it was a good idea for investors and I think it is less of a good idea for buyers.

Coming from another state, you really have no idea of the area that you are looking at. Coming from another COUNTRY, you really have no idea of what you are looking at! No offense intended but it is crazy!

Clayton is a great town. I have recently closed on two homes in the area so I am very familiar with it. However, for someone coming from another area, it may or may not fit what you are looking for. And, buying a home that is not inside of a subdivision brings with it many other issues. Since you have no idea of what surrounds this property, how do you know it is safe or convenient to shopping or conveniences that you may need?

Buying an "as is" property requires that you are educated to what you are buying. Inspections are necessary.

I realize that this house looks like too good of a deal. And...we all know that sometimes what looks too good to be true really is.

Vicki
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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It's in the downtown area near the police station. It is not on a main road but is one block away on all sides from pretty busy streets. You may hear a lot of sirens in that area as one of the fire stations is close by there too. But...it is a convenient location- walking distance to the whole downtown area, a church, and extremely close to highway 70 which is where a lot of the retail, etc is.
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