I think one of the best kept secrets of the area is Selma. Good schools and quaint areas around a pleasant small town. Selma has incredibly low home prices for an area that has so much. Just a quick 30 min commute to Raleigh with the new 70 bypass with no stops, good food and shopping right next door with the huge outlet malls and Selma's antique shops are well known too. Also the great Rudy Theatre...the home of the American Music Jubilee. An ideal location for Retirees, Selma has everything close by like medical facilities and senior job opportunities as well as the Historic Amtrak Station is just a few blocks walking distance from most any area of town. What else could you ask for? Leave the madness of the capital city and retire in a friendly small town just minutes away from the big city. My wife and I are shopping for a house there for ourselves for retirement, I have lived there before and I like the fact that so much is within a short distance along the 301 'strip'. Also I like to take train trips and I want to be right there near the station.... more
I have lived just outside Selma for almost 25 years. I love it. We've raised our family here and the people are friendly and plenty of shopping. Smithfield is the county seat for Johnston County and we love the people there too. Honestly I sell more houses in Smithfield than Selma.
I'll be glad to show you properties in both locations.
Ron's answer is right on target. Also, remember if propane gas is used to power the water heater or other items, check that there is propane left in the tank. Also, talk with the inspector about whether he will light the pilot light if it is out. The same can be said for oil furnaces.... more