North Raleigh or near North Raleigh homes may not appreciate much over the next few years.
Homes are a bit too old, and need too much updating and just may not have the size that new homes or buyers want. Location is the HUGE plus of these homes.
HOWEVER, if homes are priced at close to or less then Tax value, or ~ $100,000 to $120,000 for .4 acs or more. The Lot has more value then the existing home. Then my guess is we will see a few tear downs and build up of $500 to $700,000 homes over the next decade.
This being said, homes in this area do go quickly, when priced properly.
Here is a brief introduction to the idea: http://www.nccapitalhomes.com/selling-your-home-for-a-high-price
Take Care and best of luck.
When you do sell, what are your plans? Are you leaving the area, downsizing, moving up? Your next plans may affect how you sell your home.
Good luck with your decisions.
I just prepared a CMA for my seller in North Raleigh, Smoketree. If you would I would be happy to do the same for you, it will give you an idea of where similar homes are selling and days on market etc, but keep in mind days on market is usually closely tied to neighborhood and pricing.