If you don't have the sand to try that, then hire a realtor.
Another avenue is foreclosures, which too often need cosmetic work and the bank is willing to let it go for a lot less than the fair market value.
These opportunities exist throughout the area and with a little guidance; you should have no problem, finding a good investment. I would enjoy the opportunity to assist.
In Raleigh, there are a couple of neighborhoods downtown that people are just begining to flip with great results.
You can also pick up tax foreclosures at your County Courthouse.
Just beware - if it's a historic foreclosure, you really should get an inspection before submitting an offer!
It will be worthwile for you to also search on your own. Sign up for email updates from automatic listing notifications. Most agents will be able to set this up for you. Comb through the listings looking for the buzz words that fit. Ruth gave you a good start and some examples in her post.
Look also at houses which have been on the market for a while, or expired without a contract. If the buyers didn't move on these, it might be because of price or condition.
Your best bet is to find an agent that works with investors. He or she can help you find the right property at the level of work that you want to do to it.
Good luck and since you are in my area, I would be happy to work with you.