Sunday, October 16, 2005

510 Davie Rd

At first glance this house appears to be a very rare Carrboro home. And by rare I mean a detached home under $200,000. In fact, 510 Davie Rd is 1970 sq/ft, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, two level brick home (built 1963), walking distance to the Farmers Market, and only $185,000!

If you have been reading this blog, you would know at $94.00 per sq/ft, this is an amazing deal. BUT lucky for you, I am able to tell you that sometimes what sounds too good to be true IS too good to be true.

510 Davie is actually much like a two unit duplex. One the first level you have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath-- and on the second level (downstairs) you have a two bedroom/ 1 bath. The catch is that the two levels do not connect inside of the home. This means if you are upstairs and want to go downstairs you have to go OUTSIDE!

This does not mean that this house is a bad buy. It just means that this is not the ideal home for a family of four, or three, or possibly even two. 510 Davie Rd is a good buy for someone looking to live in a 2 bedroom condo in the heart of Carrboro and is willing to take on the responsibility of renting out the other two bed/1 bath unit.