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Old 10-20-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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We are looking for a condo in nice development with a pool! Grandkids in Apex!
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:17 AM
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You might look at Haddon Hall.
There are condos just off NC 55/W Williams Street, and they have access to the Haddon Hall Pool and trails, etc.
Prices in the low to mid $100,000's.
Covered parking below, and a secured entrance. Elevator.
Condo dues are a little stiff, at about $260/month, but it is a no maintenance proposition.

You also could consider one of the townhome complexes in Haddon Hall, both of which have use of the amenities in Haddon Hall.
The newer ones across from the condos have much lower association dues, but you will pay for exterior maintenance out of pocket.
The older townhomes on Hampstead Heath include exterior maintenance in the fees.

All three are near each other, and just a super location in Apex.
Particularly in the first two, you want to avoid backing to 55, and be on the side away from the street.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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What's your price range? You could also look at Washington Square in Amberly (West Cary). Incredible pool for the kids, probably the nicest pool around! I'm not a fan of Haddon Hall. To me, the neighborhood looks like very bland, almost like a project. No greenery. This is just my opinion. Other options include Weathersby, Weston Place, Madison Place, Upchurch Farm, Cary Park (all in Cary) or Seagrove Farm in Apex, all which are very nice.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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I think the one in Cary Park / Mills Park area (carpenter/firestation @ green level church area) has an incredible pool/common area. If I remember correctly there are several pools, a great kids play area in the pool (almost like a water park) and a water slide for older kids/adults. There might be an adults only pool / lap pool too, not sure.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Default West Cary-Condo

I'd steer toward Washington Square or Cary Park. Future resale would be great as proximity to the park and good schools(schools are very good in most areas around this side of Wake County).

Additionally both have good pools with Washington Square at Amberly having a great pool!

Prices may seem higher than Apex or other areas but I dont think you'll go wrong. We've seen the growth in the area and it is still in this West Cary tract area.

Good luck
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Pirates Cove has a nice pool. A slide, nothing fancy. But it is surrounded by trees which makes it shady during the mornings and late afternoons. Always nice. It's a sweet community with a greenway paved trail, near shopping and and just a hop, skip, and a jump to the freeway to Apex.

I think there are at least townhomes for sale right now. Maybe only one. Worth checking into. There are two sections of townhomes, one near Maynard, one farther down Seabrook.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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visiting the first week in January. Any exceptional realtors in the area to contact?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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Do you necessarily want a condo or are you open to townhouses also? Lots of people interchange the two, but they are two totally different things. (with a townhouse, you own the land underneith it and the "walls"....with a condo, you don't own any land and you pretty much only own the interior airspace)
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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Hi,

Either one. What we want is at least the master bedroom on the first floor. Great if all on floor 1. We love end units, want it to be built within last 10 years, newish rather than old ish. We have a budget of 1,000 a month to include mortgage taxes, condo fees,and homeowners, so we want to keep the cost down. We will of course put 20% down and even more depending on the cost. We like Cary, Apex, and surrounding areas. We are not worrying about owning land as much as what we are responsible to maintain. we are coming down the first wk in January. What do you think?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:51 PM
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Hi,

Either one. What we want is at least the master bedroom on the first floor. Great if all on floor 1. We love end units, want it to be built within last 10 years, newish rather than old ish. We have a budget of 1,000 a month to include mortgage taxes, condo fees,and homeowners, so we want to keep the cost down. We will of course put 20% down and even more depending on the cost. We like Cary, Apex, and surrounding areas. We are not worrying about owning land as much as what we are responsible to maintain. we are coming down the first wk in January. What do you think?
Your $1000/month and 20% down puts you in the sub-$220,000 range.

Standard Pacific has built units that fit the description to some extent.
Hamlet in the Park and Shiloh Grove are adjacent townhome projects in Morrisville that share a nice community pool. End unit homes have master suites on main level.
Hamlet in the Park is about 10 years old and Shiloh Grove is new/newer.
The same style is available in Seagroves Farm in Apex, also with a community pool.

Very similar product from the same builder in all 3 communities.

There are also some short sales and foreclosures around if you want to dabble with distressed properties. Some will be OK and only need freshened, and some will need more attention.
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