On March 8, 2011, I walked to the Durham County Judicial Building to bid at auction on 614 N. Queen Street, a tax foreclosure. Matt and I were ready to make further investments in our neighborhood of Cleveland-Holloway, and that house and its immediate neighbor (616 N. Queen, about 4 feet to the north) had held our interest for years. We lovingly refer to those two houses, along with 612 N. Queen to the south, as "The Triplets of Queen Street", and that day we would be the high bidders on the middle house.
The deed was transferred on March 25, 2011, and the house was ours. This blog will serve as a place our record-keeping and thought-processing as we wait for its sister to come up for auction as well, and decide what will become of the houses (rental, owner-occupied, deed-restricted affordable housing, et cetera).