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Cooper's Cary home up for sale

Posted November 24, 2008

— The Cary home once shared by Brad Cooper and his wife, Nancy, is up for sale.

104 Wallsburg Court, the 12-room home was listed Monday on the Triangle real estate market at $349,900.

Described in the listing as a "brick-front beauty in desirable Lochmere," it has spacious rooms, "tons of storage, four bedrooms, 2½ baths and a bonus room.

Earlier this month, a moving crew loaded a 26-foot van with furniture and electronics that belong to the couple. Workers said the items were going to storage.

Brad Cooper, 35, is in jail on a first-degree murder charge in connection with his wife's July 12 death.

A man walking his dog found Nancy Cooper's body lying on the bank of a storm water pond in an undeveloped subdivision less than three miles from the couple's home.

The 34-year-old mother of two was likely strangled, according to a medical examiner's report.

Earlier this month, Wake County District Judge Debra S. Sasser issued a temporary restraining order that prohibits Brad Cooper from selling any of his possessions or liquidating any of his assets.

Nancy Cooper's family, which has temporary custody of the Cooper children, asked for the order, claiming they believe Brad Cooper has instructed his family how to dispose of his assets.

Under Sasser's ruling, if the house sells, the net proceeds must be held in escrow pending a further ruling.

Although the Cooper house has been treated as a crime scene, police have not said where they think Nancy Cooper was killed.

Local real estate agents say there is no law requiring sellers to disclose information about crimes that might have occurred in homes up for sale.


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  • pebbles262004 Nov 25, 2008

    Maybe NC "best friend" will buy it..........

  • Alicat Nov 25, 2008

    Bad Karma or not, the gossipy and fickle neighbors would discourage me from living there. I am sure the house is beautiful but with friends like those women, well you know how that saying ends. I feel bad for the next woman who might need a friend living there.

  • Jh5230 Nov 24, 2008

    I would not want this house. There's no way.

  • BreakYourself Nov 24, 2008

    I am sure that one or more of those neighbors will make sure that the new owners will know about what happened in that house. Shame that the girls will never be able to visit their childhood home that they shared with their mother and have fond memories. I pray that he did not kill her in the home while the little girls were there. That will never be known. Too bad in this sort of situation the house can't just be torn down.

  • not today2008 Nov 24, 2008


    If you want to know how much is owed on the house go the Wake County register of deeds website and look up the DOT(deeds of trust), run an amorization table from the time of purchase and you will get an idea, make sure you get all current liens not hard to do, just enter Cooper, Bradley under the grantee section. If you luck out they will have an ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) and the interest rate will be given along with proposed adjustments at the end of the DOT on a form called ARM Rider, then you will not have to guess at the interest rate. The amount of house payment has been given out somewhere in all the depos and warrant info, just take that and do the math on the orginal amount financed. Also you can do to the Wake GIS maps to see how much he paid and sub that from amt. financed then you will know how much he put down. I could do this in under 3 minutes, if I was interested, let's see how long it takes you.

  • thought Nov 24, 2008

    who cares if he is getting paid- or if the house is selling? I am amazed so many have nothing to do but follow every little step- I am not refering to the occasional like those here- but the media and the spoiled brat neighbors. if you have that much free time- volunteer a little

  • kbo0801 Nov 24, 2008

    I just want to know if CISCO has stop paying him? What good is direct deposit if you are in Wake county jails?

  • Willows Sassy Britches Nov 24, 2008

    this isnt news

  • tiblet Nov 24, 2008

    It seems like a logical step...no one is living there...why not go ahead and clean it out and put it on the market. Someone will come in and low ball it but it's likely it was mortgaged to the hilt....does anyone know if they have a double mortgage?

  • are you kidding me Nov 24, 2008

    Smitty, you are so right! Wonder if WRAL will announce my home is for sale in Wake Forest.