Deborah Rigsbee Miller, Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker HPW
I know and have met many people from many different backgrounds that have either moved into or are considering moving into some of the "transient" neighborhoods DT Durham has to offer. Many good things are happening in those areas and I myself have been involved and visited those areas many times.
If you're thinking of buying in an up and coming affordable area in Durham that may be safe for your children then you may want to consider your comfort zone. My wife and I are about to make an offer on a house that needs work near NCCU but we know the area is relatively safe and we feel this home would be a good choice for us right now. We hope to establish ourselves strongly in the neighborhood and hope to make an impact in our neighborhood. We have seen many do the same recently in the neighborhoods of East Durham & Cleveland-Holloway. You can check out my blog at http://www.bullcitybungalow.com for more info on living life in or around Durham.
A lot of the houses in that area are beautiful but old and need to be renovated. Make sure to check that out.
I also do some other research. A friend of mine who was a principal of one of Durham high schools and is active in one of the larger churches--I ask him about specific blocks and he asks around. I get the lowdown.
You are embarking on an exciting venture. Good luck.
REALTOR, Broker, MBA
Keller Williams Realty
1516 E. Franklin St. Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Cell: (919) 308-9878
Private Fax: (919) 951-1922