Buying A House Not In A Subdivision In Clayton, NC ?
Most homes sold in Clayton, North Carolina, and I suspect most suburban areas are in a subdivision, a neighborhood or a community. Some are not and they are listed in the triangle Multiple Listing Service as being Not in a Subdivision. If you though there was a big difference between homes in the many subdivisions, the difference in homes not in a subdivision is dramatic. I just did a search for homes that are not in a subdivision in Clayton, NC. I searched for homes for sale, pending contingent and sold since January of 2014 in the mailing area of Clayton.
Huge variety Of Homes Not In A Subdivision
The price of homes is one measure of the difference and the range is as you would expect nothing at all like the price range in a subdivision. The homes for sale that are not in a subdivision range in price from $64,000 to $425,000. The homes that sold since January 1 2014 that were not in a subdivision sold between $20,000 and $453,000, the homes that are pending range in price between $43,000 and $143,000 and the homes that are contingent are priced between $70,000 and $590,000 a half a million dollar difference.
What Are Your Options?
So what does $65,000 get you in Clayton and this is in the town limits of Clayton? The house listed for $65,000 is a foreclosure, it was built-in the sixties and is uninhabitable, in other words, needs some work and possible has some lead paint issues as it was built before 1978. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms has a 2 car garage and is on a city lot of .18 acres. For $425,000 you get 2 log cabins on 2 acres, a pool, gardens, fruit trees, horse shoe pit, 5 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms. This home is out on Cleveland Road so it’s fairly secluded but is only a few minutes from 40/42. These are 2 good examples of just what is available near Clayton that is not in a subdivision.
Historic Homes, Mini Farms, Horse Property
The reasons to want to live in a subdivision are many and because most people have pretty similar housing needs and preferences that is by far the more popular option these days, but it wasn’t always the case and a lot of the homes for sale are older family homes on land or lots that may have had one owner for 30 years…remember them. Of the 30 homes for sale that are not in a subdivision 16 are in the town of Clayton and many are older homes, historic even dating back to the 1900’s. Some are sold as is and in need of repair and others are homes bought to flip by investors that have been renovated. The types of homes you’ll find if you don’t want to live in a subdivision come in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you’d prefer a craftsman style cottage with wide porches in downtown where you can walk to shops and restaurants. Or the other extreme acres and acres on a private estate with a big house, barns and stables, a pond and paddocks.
Unique Features, Special Homes
The further out from town you go the more likely you’ll find homes with lots of acres, however there are some great big houses sold on small city lots or maybe just an acre. The historic homes in the area that are for sale are very suited to a home buyer looking for a home with charm, uniqueness and features not found in homes in a subdivision. Think wide heart of pine floors, fireplaces in every room, original claw foot tubs. The oldest home sold this year was built-in 1835 and is on the National Register of Historic Places, listed as the Walter R. & Eliza Smith Moore House, it sold for $453,000 the most expensive so far this year. It is a magnificent house, restored and renovated that has over acres of land. There are six homes built-in 1900, four built-in 1910, one in 1912 and 1925, and two built-in 1926 from there it goes to the forty’s, fifty’s and up to today with two new homes sold off Powhatan Road built-in 2014.
Why Buy A House That’s Not In A Subdivision In Clayton, NC ?
Who buys a home that’s not in a subdivision and why? That answer is as varied as the homes for sale that are not in a subdivision, some people want to be in town, others want to be way out-of-town. Some home buyers don’t want the restrictions of covenants which all subdivisions have or Home Owners Association rules and fees which a lot have. If riding a four-wheeler is your thing then 5 acres in the county is probably a better fit, than a neighborhood with sidewalks and 1/3 acre lots. Some home buyers are looking for privacy and peace and quiet. The home is often not as important as the property itself. People who own horses and want to live next to them instead of neighbors will find their homes for the most part not in a subdivision, with a few exceptions when you are in the county. Of the homes sold or for sale that have enough acres to keep horses the land size went from four acres up to 10 acres. There is one home for sale with six and a half acres for $155,000, needs work!
Water Views, Fruit Trees, Plants All Need Space
Ponds are big in Johnston County and there are some beautiful ponds that come with homes attached, the peaceful water view is all some people need but being able to fish on your own land is why some people buy homes that are not in a subdivision. Gardening and yard work is an activity enjoyed by many and some folks can’t get enough of it. Fruit trees,vegetables, plants and shrubs all need lots of space and most homes in subdivisions will only grow so much, so it’s off to the country for that mini farm to keep the green thumbs busy.