I'm retiring and will probably buy in Raleigh and looking for safe neighborhood. Range: 130,000 - 200,000

Asked by Alice, Raleigh, NC Wed Jul 28, 2010

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Barrett Powe…, , Cary, NC
Thu Jul 29, 2010
Alice,

Would you tell me more about what you are looking for? House? Condo? Townhouse?

Also, what if any special needs or "likes" you would like to have. The Raleigh area spans a very large region with many different options and choices based on lifestyle and the type of home you are looking for.
Web Reference:  http://ChathamCountyLand.com
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Mike Jaquish, Agent, Cary, NC
Thu Jul 29, 2010
Hi, Alice,
A retirement home implies several other criteria.

What do you want to be near?
Daily needs like recreation, services, retail, and medical care shouldn't be too distant.

How dependent on driving do you want to be?
Many safe neighborhoods will have you in the car for every little daily need.

Below is a link to a search for detached homes and townhomes from $130,000--$200,000. It should give you an idea of the market offerings and what you can expect to get for your price point. I threw Cary into the mix, because of the convenience of many locations in Cary, and easy access to Raleigh.
You might also consider Morrisville.

http://www.mikejaquish.idxco.com/i/4328/Homesfrom130_200000

You can get a new construction town home in the $180,000+/- range, often with a garage, in a few areas.
Web Reference:  http://www.MikeJaquish.com
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Teri Wray, Agent, Raleigh, NC
Wed Jul 28, 2010
Alice,
Now the fun begins! Congratulations on your retirement and should you choose to pursue purchasing a home to enjoy in your retirement years in the Triangle area, I would love to be the one to help you! You have many options in the price range you are looking and it's a great time to buy! Please visit my website or contact me at 919-602-6689 so that I may set up a custom website for you and discuss your needs further. I look forward to hearing from you and making your experience in purchasing a home remarkable!
Web Reference:  http://www.teriwray.com
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Reginold Jon…, Agent, Cary, NC
Wed Jul 28, 2010
You can definitely find what you are looking for but you chose quite wide price range and there is A LOT in that range. You can do yourself a favor by thinking about how your life will change and what things you want to introduce into your daily routine now that you are retired. Will you want to be near a golf course or family members? What new hobbies will you want to take up now that you are retired? There are a number of things that you can think about in your new lifestyle that help you decide location, type of home (townhome vs single family home vs condo), and neighborhood amenities. Besides all of these things, your retirement income may be a factor as well. If there is a payment you are considering, you may want to speak with a reputable lender that can use your desired payment to determine a purchase price you need to keep in mind as you start your search. I have a great lender (retired military) that can help you determine a purchase price.

Whatever you do or (don't do!!), enjoy your retirement and this wonderful time in your life!!!

Take care and good luck
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Drew Ludlow, Agent, Apex, NC
Wed Jul 28, 2010
Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! As you can see, there is plenty of help around here. I used to live in Raleigh (during the impressionable years :-) and would love the opportunity to share with you all that I know.
You are welcomed to visit my website to learn more about me, search homes and learn alot about Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Of couse, a phone would do just as well!
Whatever you do, you couldn't have picked a better area than Raleigh (one of the strongest economic regions in the Country!).
Web Reference:  http://www.drewludlow.com
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Linda Morris, Agent, Cary, NC
Wed Jul 28, 2010
There are plenty of safe communities in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Wake Forest & Morrisville. Are you looking for a ranch style home or a townhome? Townhomes are nice for retirees because most include lawn and exterior maintenance. I would be happy to discuss the opportunities in the Triangle with you! Please check out my website or send me an email and I will set up a search for you! I'm from the area and would love to show you around!
Web Reference:  http://www.rduhomes4u.com
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Mimi Francis, Agent, Cary, NC
Wed Jul 28, 2010
Hi, Alice - congratulations on your impending retirement! The Raleigh area offers a wealth of options including some terrific 55+ Active Adult Communities and many single-family and townhome communities in terrific and safe neighborhoods. Happy to speak with you to hone in on what would be your Dream Home and to make your search efficient for you!
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