First time home buyers find the structural “Sweet spot.”

Blog fodder:

Home built in 1979.

In the structural real estate realm, that means:

Copper water lines, not the celcon-fitting class-action polybutylene that came along a couple of years later.

Solid hardboard siding, not evil class-action hardboard.

Copper wiring, not the aluminum branch circuits from the mid-’70’s.

No lead-based paint disclosure or tangible concerns, as in 1978 homes and earlier.

And this home was very affordable!

All in all, pretty cool, we thought!

Sold! 919 Madison Avenue, stylish and affordable!

Sold in April!  This starter home is one of my favorites.  It is in a supremely convenient location, sharply decorated, and exceedingly clean and well-maintained.  At $179,900, it is SO affordable, too! Continue reading “Sold! 919 Madison Avenue, stylish and affordable!”

Affordable homes in great Cary neighborhoods

Cary, North Carolina, routinely pops up on lists of most desirable towns when areas are ranked.

A combination of factors creates a wonderful environment.

Cary, NC, is located in the center of the Triangle region, between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and just minutes from the Research Triangle Park.

This location allows for easy access to all the amenities of the area, which would include entertainment districts, employment centers, sports venues, medical care, parks and other outdoor recreation, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and great shopping complexes.

And Cary is an easy 2.5 hour drive to great North Carolina beaches.  A similar drive takes you to the mountains of North Carolina.

Town of Cary government is very proactive in creating a safe community, and the Town routinely ranks as one of the safest towns under 200,000 population in the United States.

Growth has been rampant, and well-managed.  In 1970 Cary’s population was under 4,000.  Today it is over 110,000 and growing.  Growth has been very suburban in style, with subdivisions organized in a cul-de-sac layout which leads to quiet streets with low traffic.  Growth has allowed Town government to maintain a superb credit rating for bonds, and low property taxes.

I have lived in Cary since 1997, and enjoy it tremendously.

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