NC State would be the closest public college to here, although the Triangle has many, many colleges and universities within 30 miles from here. Along with State, you've got UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, St. Augustines, Shaw, Meredith, Peace, Wake Tech, Durham Tech, etc.
Michael and Venita are correct in that 1) Tax Value is pretty low on list when determining an offer price, 2) working with a REALTOR definitely covers you and helps you.
REALTORS can pull what is called comparative market analysis and help see what the fair market value is for the home. REALTORS are trained to discover and disclose and we can help a Buyer in a walk through/showing of the home along with pricing. There are a lot of positives in working with a REALTOR that will help you with your questions along your journey of house searching.... more