Hi- Good luck with your application to UNC. You will love the school and the area! I am a UNC graduate and returned to the area 8 years ago after 25 years in California. I can tell you this is the BEST place to live in the country. One option for you might be Hope Valley Farms (zip 27713). In the Chapel Hill area, it is tough to find a 4 bedroom under $300, but there is an older neighborhood that could be an option: Heritage Hills. Most of the homes were built in the 70's, but some are very well maintained. You could also look in the Apex area if you don't mind a longer commute to UNC. Ver best of luck to you!... more
You asked about Trulia and Zillow. I am using both but may I suggest you also look at city-data.com which provides an enormous amount of information about the make up of that area. Also, check out neighborhoodscout.com but the data is more limited and I think less reliable because city-data is based on census and public records. I would also agree with some of the other comments that the data on Trulia and Zillow is out of date and inaccurate. I checked my own home on Trulia. We've been here 15 years and have completely updated and remodeled everything - kitchen baths, mechanicals, roof, windows, etc. -in a neighborhood that consistently ranks highly. Trulia priced our home at less than we bought it for 15 years ago! Anyway, best of luck in your search.... more
Appraiser's are not there to check the systems, that's what a home inspector does and most home inspectors aren't certified to inspect septic systems. Whenever there's septic and well I insist my buyers have these inspected or sign a waiver acknowledging that they were told to have the septic and well inspected and that they elected not to.
This doesn't mean that an appraiser couldn't have noticed there wasn't a septic but honestly that's not their job. If you had a home inspection done the home inspector would have some liability.
What you have is a straight pipe system which is illegal as it simply dumps untreated waste directly out either into a stream or in your case into the woods. You need to get a septic system installed. You may want to contact an attorney to discuss if there is a liability issue. Depending on what the listing agent represented they also may have liability and while you may not want to blame them if you used a buyer broker they also may have some liability. Really sorry you're having these problems.
I've attached a link below for anyone reading your question on Home Inspctions.... more
Hi Laura, Jordan Lake is a great place for boating, fishing, hiking and more! Owned and maintained by The Army Corps of Engineers, it is one of the area's best amenities! Nearly 14,000 acres, with over 180 miles of shoreline, you'll have plenty of room to boat and relax. There are many communities within a few minutes of this beautiful lake, many with boat storage onsite. If you'd like more information on homes in the area that are currently available, or on the lake itself, give me a call! I specialize in Chatham County where Jordan Lake is located and would be happy to help!
Certain locations within Chapel Hill are known for having a history of soil movement, while others are know for being "rock solid". If you suspect their may be a foundation issue, I've found the best course of action is to get an independent structural engineer to evaluate the situation. If there is no issue, they will issue a letter stating as such, which will give you peace of mind and assist you when you go to sell your home, down the line. If a remedy is required, they will determine the course of action and sign off on the repair.
Hi Tony: I responded earlier to your question and since then have decided to sell one or two of my own properties. If you are still looking to buy a condo close to shopping I can offer you 2 different options, depending on the price range you are comfortable with and the location. Feel free to call me at 919-960-6332 or reply via Trulia at your convenience. Mark... more
That home was built by Keith Dixon in 1990. They're still active in Orange county; their website address is http://www.keithdixonbuilding.com/main/index.htm if you would like to look at some of their more recent homes.
If you're interested in walking through this home, or if you would like any help in finding some similar homes, I would be happy to assist. You can contact me from my profile page, or shoot me an email at:
You might check 30081 Britt, Governors Park, Chapel Hill, NC. The park has a wonderful mix of different age people. This community owns up to wonderful neighbors. Call Domicile Realty and speak to Jill Ehrenfeld (919) 260-6968 (c) phone... more