NC finds buyers for houses in downtown Raleigh historic district

The state’s efforts to find buyers for several old houses in the Blount Street Historic District have gone well so far.

Eleven of 12 old houses the state put up for sale in recent months are under contract with new owners. With the exception of one house that has been condemned and will be demolished, the new owners plan to restore the homes and bring new life to a quiet part of downtown.

After years of neglect by the state, extensive restoration work will be needed to make the houses usable again. Still, the sales have come quickly since the state put the first two on the market last July.

(News & Observer, 3/18/2016)