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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Deborah Miller answered:
I will be glad to help and send you tentals. They go fast that allow pets.
Deborah Miller Coldwell Banker
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Deborah Miller answered:
Song are you looking for a rental property or to purchase a property. Within 27705 American Village I think you would enjoy living there. Much of this depends on your budget for your home. 27712 zip code is very close to 27705 and my children attended the same schools (Riverside/Hillandale/Brogden) of course this would be around the Croasdaile, Cole Mill Road area). In order to help you find your ideal place to live based on your question it would help me to know your budget and if you are looking to purchase a home or to rent and your budget. Please feel free to give me a call and I will provide you all the homes available that meet your criteria and location. I have lived in this area myself for the past 30 years and am a Durham Native.

Deborah Rigsbee Miller, Real Estate Broker, SFR
Coldwell Banker 919-491-2826
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Parkwood, Walltown, Southwest Durham and parts of North Durham all have decent homes in this price range that would work for you.

I live here in Durham and know it well. I lead the NCHomesbyLarryT. We specialize in Buyer Brokering, representing buyers the way listing agents represent Sellers. While it's both legal and standard operating procedure here in North Carolina, we will never work as a "Dual Agent"; in other words one agent in the middle representing both buyer and seller. My company and I believe this presents a conflict of interest and that the only person well represent in dual agency is the agent themselves whose focus is more on retaining the entire commission rather than on doing what's best for their client. If you decide to work with us, you can rest assured we will be focused on your needs and on getting you the best possible deal.  To find out more about how my team and I work visit my website. or check out what some of my past clients have had to say about me here on Trulia 

if I can be of any further assistance, feel free to contact me directly through my profile here on Trulia.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Deborah Miller answered:
My office is in southpointe i will be glad to help you find the rental.
Deborah Miller Broker CBHPW
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
David Harrison answered:
Investment property on Duke's east campus and country club lots?

For Sale
Buchanan Blvd.
1116 and 1118 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC 27705

Lot Size:1 AC
Property Type:Land
Property Sub-type:Commercial/ Other (land)
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Last Updated today
Listing ID 17789334
1 Lot Available
Lot 1
Lot Size:
1 AC
Lot Type:
Commercial/ Other (land)
Not a better deal in town ! Commercial Investment property For sale by OWNER . Residential and Commercial lots for sale, on East campus of Duke University, (walking distance)DPAC(Durham Performing Arts Center)American Tobacco,Durham Bulls Games, NC of School of Math and Science,9th St.. Eno River.
Small Commercial Business lot, 3 story building possible and Large Residential Duplex !
One of Durham's oldest neighborhoods, Trinity Park is centrally located between Durham's central business district and Duke University's East Campus. Within a 40 square block of tree-lined streets and avenues, Trinity Park is filled with historic homes and buildings from the late-19th and early 20th centuries, which has earned the neighborhood a place on the National Register of Historic Districts. The distinctive architecture contained throughout Trinity Park makes the neighborhood a jewel within the city of Durham.

Corner of Buchanan Blvd. and Club Blvd. Across from North Gate Mall. Residential lot that is ready for Duplex and next door is Commercial lot ready for new 3 story building (skinny and long) footprint. Can walk to Duke's East Campus and 9th st.
Green Lane Drive
2844 Green Lane Drive, Durham, NC 27712

Building Size:3,000 SF
Property Type:Residential Income
Property Sub-type:Single-Unit (SFR/ Condo)
Property Use Type:Investment
Construction Status:Under Construction/ Proposed
Cap Rate:5%
Lot Size:2 AC
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Last Updated 19 days ago
Listing ID 17789391
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. Now Under Construction ! ** Great price and location ** easy access to I-85, 15-501, I-40 Includes two lots w/ Golf,swim,tennis and Country Club membership available

Two lots for sale in Umstead Pines! formerly ( Willowhaven Country Club)

Great location close to all schools. 3,000 sq. ft. home possiable. NOT A BETTER DEAL in Reasearch Tri-angle Area
Walking distance to Eno River City water/sewer

Across street from 18 hole Golf Course and Swim/Tennis Country Club !
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Deborah Miller answered:
Your buyer's agent is really the person that you have working for you and although I have not seen your contract there is generally language that says all negotiation will be done through them. They are there to help you with all of this and know exactly what you have going on with the property and your offer. If you have a buyer's agent our providing you advise here might be considered as interfearing and as your agent they are being paid to help you.

Deborah Miller
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Deborah Miller answered:
I will be glad to help you find a rental. Feel free to call me and then I can email you potential rentals and get additional information to help you.

Deborah Miller, Coldwell Banker
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores, along with your overall income and debt, are big factors in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following:
1.Check for and correct any errors in your credit report. Mistakes happen, and you could be paying for someone else’s poor financial management.

2.Pay down credit card bills. If possible, pay off the entire balance every month. Transferring credit card debt from one card to another could lower your score.

3.Don’t charge your credit cards to the maximum limit.

4.Wait 12 months after credit difficulties to apply for a mortgage. You’re penalized less for problems after a year.

5.Don’t order items for your new home on credit — such as appliances and furniture — until after the loan is approved. The amounts will add to your debt.

6.Don’t open new credit card accounts before applying for a mortgage. Too much available credit can lower your score.

7.Shop for mortgage rates all at once. Too many credit applications can lower your score, but multiple inquiries from the same type of lender are counted as one inquiry if submitted over a short period of time.

8.Avoid finance companies. Even if you pay the loan on time, the interest is high and it will probably be considered a sign of poor credit management.

In the meantime, if you can stay where you are and work on your credit. If you simpy must move, you will likely need to put more money in upfront (i.e. two months rent instead of one etc.)

FredYancy, Broker
Crye-Leike Realtors
(678) 799-4663
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform youself well beforehand, also consult with an attorney for all related paperwork. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright... ... more
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Pat Radack answered:
should be easy. some are listed on TMLS; most are managed by local property management firms. Call or write me if you want the ones from TMLS sent to you.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Earl McDonald answered:
Are you asking why the taxes are so high in downtown Atlanta and lower outside the perimeter?
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Anne Aylin answered:
Folks are definitely purchasing townhomes, whether as owner-occupants or for rental income. I'm curious as to why you aren't posing this question to your current agent, unless you are attempting to sell it yourself. I do have a two investors who may be interested, depending upon the location. Feel free to contact me.

Anne Aylin

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Mon Jun 9, 2014
Vivian Olkin answered:
Real estate agents are not supposed to discuss any of the protected classes that include race. So let me answer this slightly differently. One of the things I love about Durham is the diversity. I started to say more, then decided that it would be better if you called me.

Vivian Olkin, aka CrazyViv

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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Anastasia Schmoll answered:
Because of blockbusting and redlining Realtors may hesitate to respond to this but just do your homework. Go on and see what the crime is in the area you are looking to buy or rent. Crime is up right now everywhere so don't be alarmed! I run my own address regularly to see what's going on around me. ... more
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
Not sure what your question is, however you're looking at a short sale so the price means nothing it's an imaginary price the Seller hopes the bank will accept. Personally I won't even waste my time on short sales unles the bank has pre-approved them and this isn't the case with this home.

Secondly the home is located a short distance from commercial areas on Holloway Street and without knowing what you're looking at it's hard to know if perhaps you're not seeing crimes related to shoplifting etc.

This is not one of Durham better areas but it's alos not one of it's worst. Durham is a city and like any city it has crime, though for a city it's size it enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the State.
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
You just touched on the reason the homes are so affordable in the beautiful Treyburn neighborhood. You get a lot of house and upgrades but you are trading off location. You might look at Croasdale Country Club for a similar lifestyle and better location. ... more
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Wed May 29, 2013
Michael Colvin answered:
Treyburn is a very exclusive neighborhood and I do not often hear of a lot of crime there.
I would suggest the crime map at

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Sun Dec 2, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
A supermarket in walking distance is critical to the viability of downtown Durham. I know of some planned, but I'm not certain their being located close enough proximity.

The other thing that's need are at the moment (again there are things in the pipeline I'm aware of) are more downtown living spaces.

Great question and I'm looking forward to reading what other local Durham residents thoughts are.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Toni Kemble answered:
My investors are really like the neighborhoods just west of RTP, near Southpoint Mall for their RTP rental market. The Auburn, Auburn Square, Copper Creek, and Wyndcross (town homes) neighborhoods are especially popular. These homes are relatively new and easy/cheap to maintain, close to Southpoint amenities and a very short hop to everywhere in RTP. Let me know if you'd like a list of current listings and their potential rents.

Toni Kemble, Broker/REALTOR
GRI, ABR, EcoBroker
Go Realty
C 919-624-1751

Real Estate Made Simple!
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