I'm selling my lovely house in Durham: 907 Exum Street.
This house is great for a first-time (or several-time) homeowner. Why rent when you could buy?
It's a 3br/2ba house with a wrap around porch and vaulted ceilings. It's relatively new (finished in May 2008), but it's been designed to fit in with the bungalow-style homes in the neighborhood. The energy bills are VERY low because the insulation, heating and cooling systems, etc. have all been installed with materials and methods that make them efficient, and it also has Energy Star appliances. It has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, central heating and air, and a large, temperature-regulated crawl space. The front yard also features raised beds for a vegetable garden.
The place is only 1.6 miles from the LSRC (close enough to walk/bike), really close to a shuttle stop, within the free safe-ride area, and also close to 9th Street, Brightleaf, the Co-op (across the street), and Whole Foods.
The land that the house is on is owned by the Durham Community Land Trustees http://www.dclt.org/ , and so owning this house is possible even if you are low-income.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions about the house or about buying a land trust house, or if you would like to see it.