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Old 08-29-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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Relocating from MI and looking for an affordable yet safe neighborhood (1 income family) near Durham. I will probably rent initially and would like to rent a house or condo as long as I have a small bit of yard space, but would like to move into a house once we get to know the neighborhoods better. I think Woodcroft is beautiful, but I think it is above my budget - up to $150,000 for a home.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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Your best bet is probably Apex
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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Are you being serious?
Median home price in Apex (in 2011) was $252,078
Median home price in Durham, same year was $183,500

https://www.city-data.com/city/Apex-North-Carolina.html

I'd suggest looking around Mebane. Nice little town not too far from Durham.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Durham NC
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How near is near? You could probably find a 2000 sq ft new build for around 150K if you are willing to go 45-60 minutes south southwest. Like Sanford. You could find an older home closer if you are willing to look. I would contact an agent. They are out there.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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I think the Apex comment was a joke. I hope so anyway. It's so far from Durham, and if that's where you want to live I would think it would be out of the equation. Besides, your budget is easily doable in Durham. It all really depends on what you are looking for as far as square footage and amenities goes. I've had friends buy houses in the Cole Mill Rd / Rose of Sharon area that were around $150,000 and I'd consider them to be nice. I'm not sure about any specific neighborhood names, and they might not technically even be in neighborhoods. If you can give some more details on what you are looking for, as long as it's not unrealistic, I'm sure we can help.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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I think the Apex comment was a joke. I hope so anyway. It's so far from Durham, and if that's where you want to live I would think it would be out of the equation. Besides, your budget is easily doable in Durham. It all really depends on what you are looking for as far as square footage and amenities goes. I've had friends buy houses in the Cole Mill Rd / Rose of Sharon area that were around $150,000 and I'd consider them to be nice. I'm not sure about any specific neighborhood names, and they might not technically even be in neighborhoods. If you can give some more details on what you are looking for, as long as it's not unrealistic, I'm sure we can help.
JMart is right, Alot of the older neighborhoods in North Durham fits that bill...along Cole Mill, Duke St north of I85, upper part of Morrenne rd near the Triangle Animal Hospital, area behind the Food Lion near Sparger Rd on Hillsborough Rd, some of the areas off of Roxboro Rd around Carver... lots of little areas you could find a 1200-1500 sf brick ranch in durham with 2 baths and 3 bedrooms... not sure how big of a house you need...
In south Durham, try Parkwood, and the Carpenter Fletcher Rd area,
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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I think the Apex comment was a joke. I hope so anyway. It's so far from Durham, and if that's where you want to live I would think it would be out of the equation. Besides, your budget is easily doable in Durham. It all really depends on what you are looking for as far as square footage and amenities goes. I've had friends buy houses in the Cole Mill Rd / Rose of Sharon area that were around $150,000 and I'd consider them to be nice. I'm not sure about any specific neighborhood names, and they might not technically even be in neighborhoods. If you can give some more details on what you are looking for, as long as it's not unrealistic, I'm sure we can help.
Its really not that far at all. I live in Apex and work in Durham and my commute time is 20 minutes. I suppose to the northern sections of Durham could be a haul though
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC, and Lorgues France
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[quote=ljd1010;31190289]Are you being serious?
Median home price in Apex (in 2011) was $252,078
Median home price in Durham, same year was $183,500

Still, I checked realtor.com and there were 16 homes listed at 150k or less.
Maybe one of those would suit their needs.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Ncmickey made some great suggestions. Both Parkwood and the Morreene Rd.-Hillsborough Rd. area would be very convenient for shopping and highway access.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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I live near mineral springs...bought a 1,500 sq foot home that was 2 years old in 2008 for 130k. Lots of affordable housing in Durham in decent areas.
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