Buying a Historic Durham Home

by: Courtney James, PD Board Member

 When Urban Durham Realty opened more than seven years ago, I wrote a blog post addressing the trend of downtown living. It was 2008 and we were entering what is now known as the worst housing slump in history. I stopped counting the number of times I heard people sarcastically proclaim, “Seems like a great time to start a real estate company”! The good news is that while the market was indeed a “buyer’s market” back then, Durham was more insulated than other cities across the country, so we fared much better than most. A buyer in Durham today might find it hard to believe that not long ago, sellers went to extremes to