Bungalows and Cottages

Updated September 20, 2020

A bungalow is a one or one-and-a-half story home, typically with a front porch and often, though not always, relatively small and intimate. “Cottage” as an architectural style (rather than as functional description, such as vacation cottage) describes small homes, informal and descended from modest farm houses and other rural dwellings.

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties
Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

Recent Sales

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

923 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro

  • $580,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 3,642 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $159
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed September 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $355,000, January 2016
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District

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305 Isabel Street, Greensboro
contract pending August 30, 2020

  • $499,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,217 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $225
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed August 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $305,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note:  The house was bought by Cletus and Mary Dougherty in 1946. His heirs sold it in 2000. He was a salesman for Angel Motor Company; she was a nurse.
    • The property consists of two small lots (303 and 305 Isabel), totaling just 0.25 acre. The Doughertys bought 303 Isabel in 1969; it apparently still had a house on it.

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304 Waverly Way, Greensboro
contract pending August 19, 2020

  • $475,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,323 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $143
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $298,500, June 2002
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: The house was owned by Starmount Presbyterian Church from 1954 to 1963.

111 S. Tremont Drive, Greensboro

  • $439,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,778 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $158
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed September 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $210,000, February 2020
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: Renovated by current owner. What it looked like before (2010 photo, click to see it larger):

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2405 Sylvan Road
listing expired January 1, 2020; relisted March 10, 2020
contract pending August 29, 2020
no longer under contract September 11, 2020

  • $424,000 (originally $420,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,780 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $238
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $90,000, April 1991
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills Historic District (NRHP)

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1802 Rolling Road, Greensboro
contract pending August 25, 2020

  • $399,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,253 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $177
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed August 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $355,000, June 2017
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills
  • Note: In 2007, during the run-up to the real-estate crash in 2008, the house sold for $400,000. Ten years later, it sold for $45,000 less.

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905 Fairmont Street, Greensboro

  • $350,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,841 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $190
  • Built in 1923
  • Last sale: $241,000, July 2019
  • Neighborhood: Westerwood
  • Note: For sale by owner

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1107 N. Rotary Drive, High Point

  • $285,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,134 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $239,900, October 2017

321 E. Hendrix Street, Greensboro

  • $282,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,372 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $206
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed September 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, May 2004
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Rental property

2209 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending August 25, 2020
no longer under contract September 11, 2020

  • $275,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet, 0.38 acre
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed August 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, January 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Hills

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221 Woodrow Avenue, High Point

  • $255,000 (originally $275,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3,347 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $195,000, April 2012
  • Neighborhood: Sherrod Park Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “1 1/2 story brick Tudor house, with side gable roof and front cross-gable and extremely simple detailing consisting of exposed heavy timber window lintels and door framing and eave brackets. Original owners were Forrest and Mary Shuford. Shuford was city boys commissioner in the 1930s.” (NRHP district nomination)

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917 Carr Street, Greensboro

  • $250,000 (originally $280,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,938 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $129
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed July 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $217,000, January 2017
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District

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212 Tate Street, Greensboro
contract pending August 24, 2020

  • $249,900 (originally $275,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,784 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $140
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $160,000, June 2002
  • Neighborhood: College Hill Historic District
  • Note: You’d never know from looking at it now, but this was one of the worst, most run-down rental houses in College Hill until the city took it into the neighborhood redevelopment program. It’s a great example of the impact of that very successful program.

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805 N. Church Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn March 26, 2020; relisted June 27, 2020
contract pending June 30, 2020
no longer under contract July 13, 2020

  • $249,000 (originally $269,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,364 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed November 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $87,000, August 2016
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park Historic District
  • Note: The house is just outside of the local Fisher Park Historic District boundary.

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4306 Harvard Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending September 4, 2020

  • $214,900 (originally $225,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,726 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed August 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $185,000, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: Highland Park

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1713 Chestnut Street, High Point
contract pending August 6, 2020
no longer under contract August 12, 2020

  • $199,000 (originally $215,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,296 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $154
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed July 3, 2020
  • Last sale: $31,000, January 2017
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

914 Englewood Street
The Cornelius Blair House
contract pending September 6, 2020

  • $189,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,279 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $148
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed September 4, 2020
  • Last sale: $52,882, July 2017
  • Neighborhood: Brice Street
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • Cornelius Blair, a carpenter, bought the house in 1922. After his death in 1934, his wife, Bessie, and then their daughter (presumably) Lucy owned the house until 1984.
    • The 1922 deed was affirmed by a justice of the peace rather than a notary.

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904 Pamlico Drive, Greensboro
contract pending August 28, 2020

  • $189,900 (originally $204,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,038 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $183
  • Built in 1947
  • Listed August 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $125,000, June 2014
  • Neighborhood: Lake Daniel
  • Note: An excellent example of late-1940’s home design
    • The house was owned by James and Montie Griffin for 47 years, 1949 to 1996. He was the boys commissioner for Greensboro City Court in the 1950s. She was a teacher at Irving Park School.

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1501 Wiltshire Street, High Point
contract pending August 22, 2020

  • $135,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,843 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $73
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed August 21, 2020
  • Last sale: $124,900, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: Forest Park
  • Note: In its first 78 years, the house had three owners. This will be the third time the house has been sold since 2011.

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502 E. State Avenue, High Point
contract pending August 23, 2020

  • $126,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,073 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $58,500, June 2020
  • Neighborhood: Blairwood
  • Note: Remarkably short two-month turnaround on a fix-and-flip.

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1512 Spry Street, Greensboro
contract pending August 3, 2020
no longer under contract September 11, 2020

  • $125,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,290 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $97
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed July 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $37,000, February 1984
  • Neighborhood: Rankin
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • Replacement windows

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

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729 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 14, 2020

  • $479,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,832 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $261
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 7, 2020
  • Last sale: $300,000, January 2002
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista

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7270 Blue Water Drive, Belews Creek, Forsyth County

  • $389,000 (originally $379,000, then $399,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet, 10.43 acres
  • Price/square foot: $141
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $265,000, May 2016
  • Note: The property includes an above-ground pool.
    • Not owner-occupied

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2206 Rosewood Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 25, 2020

  • $365,000 (originally $409,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,493 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $146
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed May 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, July 1997
  • Neighborhood: Ardmore
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground swimming pool.

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115 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 26, 2020
no longer under contract September 9, 2020

  • $335,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,866 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $180
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $155,500, May 2019
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The listing says the house has vinyl siding, which in most historic districts would be quite odd.

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120 Taylor Street, Winston-Salem
listing expired October 1, 2019
relisted February 19, 2020

  • $315,000
  • 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,633 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed May 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $155,000, April 2001
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: Unfinished basement opens onto patio and outdoor fireplace.
    • Not owner-occupied

430 Lynn Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending September 12, 2020

  • $289,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,762 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $165
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 10, 2020
  • Last sale: $228,000, September 2008
  • Neighborhood: Westview

258 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem
The Murphy-Edmunds House
contract pending September 15, 2020

  • $269,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,465 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $184
  • Built around 1913 (see note below)
  • Listed September 11, 2020
  • Last sale: $154,500, October 2015
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District
  • Note: The listing gives the home’s date as 1913. The National Register nomination says circa 1913. County records say 1915.
    • Nation Register district nomination: “This house is virtually identical to 612 N. Broad St. (#81), and the two appear to have been built at the same time. The house is a one-story pebbledash cottage characterized by irregular massing, a central pyramidal roof with intersecting gables which correspond with the various projecting bays and wings, tall interior chimneys, and a wrap-around porch with slender Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade. Typical of the setting of many West End houses, this one is located on a slight hill above the street and has a terraced yard with a handsome cut granite retaining wall and front walk steps.”

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1224 First Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending September 16, 2020

  • $239,900 (originally $299,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,972 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $122
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed January 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $205,000, October 2019
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

935 West Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending September 20, 2020

  • $210,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,342 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $156
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $190,000, November 2019
  • Neighborhood: West Salem Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: The property is across the street from Granville Park.
    • There’s a powered shed/workshop in the backyard.
    • NRHP district nomination: “Craftsman Bungalow. One story; hip roof; asbestos shingle siding; five-over-one windows; gable-roof porch; square posts; eight-light door; false beams; exposed rafter tails.”

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107 S. Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem

  • $199,900 (originally $219,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,387 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $144
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed August 12, 2020
  • last sale: $12,500, May 1990
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

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181 Park Circle, Winston-Salem
contract pending August 16, 2020
no longer under contract August 31, 2020

  • $184,900 (originally $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,542 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed August 15, 2020
  • Last sale: $95,000 November 2018
  • Neighborhood: West End Historic District

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157 Old Hollow Road, Rural Hall, Forsyth County
contract pending August 25, 2020

  • $115,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,479 square feet, 1.26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed August 19, 2020
  • Last sale: $86,000, June 2017

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604 E. 16th Street, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn June 15, 2020
relisted September 10, 2020

  • $49,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,668 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed October 1, 2019
  • Last sale: March 1986, one of five properties bought for a total of $50,000 (individual prices not broken out)
  • Listing: “Owner has added closets to make the house a true 3 bedroom.”
    • Rental property

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

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209 N. Wilba Road, Mebane, Orange County
contract pending August 22, 2020

  • $258,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,607 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $136,000, August 1999
  • Listing: “Home needs some TLC to restore the historic character.”
    • Replacement windows

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6683 Old U.S. Highway 29, Pelham, Caswell County

  • $250,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 960 square feet, 22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $260
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 29, 2020
  • Last sale: The property consists of two parcels. The 1-acre parcel was last sold in April 1966 for $2,500. Online records do not go back to the date of the last sale of the 21-acre parcel, which was before December 1941.
  • Note: The property is southeast of the Law Road exit off U.S. 29.

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2103 Anglin Mill Road, Stoneville, Rockingham County

  • $244,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,183 square feet, 11.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed August 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $100,000, October 2019
  • Listing: “Escape the madness, hide from the corona virus … This is a preppers, survival paradise, doomsday hideout …”
    • For sale by owner
    • Although it has a Stoneville address, it is well north and west of town, close to the state line.

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412 Fountain Place, Burlington, Alamance County
The John S. Thomas House
contract pending September 13, 2020

  • $240,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2,027 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $118
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed August 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $205,000, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: West Burlington Local Historic District
  • NRHP district nomination: “This one-and-one-half-story 1930s brick structure is a derivative of the popular bungalow style, built for John S. Thomas, a local attorney. It has a side-gable roof with a narrow box cornice and a one-story rear wing. The three-bay facade has paired six-over-six windows flanking the entrance. The projecting two-bay porch has a front gable roof with a four-pane oculus in the gable end; it is supported by square brick posts connected by elliptical arches and a lozenge-patterned brick balustrade.”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

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1463 Mount Hermon Church Road, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending August 30, 2020

  • $189,900
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 784 square feet, 35.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $242
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed August 18, 2020
  • Last sale: The property has been in one family since the house was built.

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424 Spring Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $184,900 (originally $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,987 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $93
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $165,000, October 2019

372 Gwyn Avenue, Elkin, Surry County
The Joseph and Ohna Bivins House

  • $179,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,355 square feet, 0.64 acre
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed September 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $85,000, January 2009
  • Neighborhood: Gwyn Avenue — Bridge Street Historic District (NRHP)
  • NRHP district nomination: “The Bivins House has a broad, front-facing gable roof with shaped braces supporting the widely overhanging eaves. The main body of the house has weatherboard siding with beveled corners; the gabled eaves are wood-shingled. The house has both exterior and interior chimneys, and the windows are one-over-one sash. An offset front porch, with a gable roof — lower but otherwise matching the main roof gable — wraps around the southwest corner of the house. The porch, which is now screened, features brick posts with paneled caps and a paneled wood frieze. A matching porte-cochere extends from the south side of the house.”
    • “A particularly distinctive feature of the property is the use of river rock for a low retaining wall bordering the front yard, the risers of the front walk steps and step to the porch, and the planters located on either side of the front walk steps. The rocks in the step risers are all laid in a herring-bone pattern.”
    • “”This one-story frame bungalow was long the home of the Bivins family. Joe Bivins (1891-1961) married Ohna Poindexter in 1919. After living in Doughton, where they operated a general store at the end of the Elkin and Allegheny Railroad line with Foley Norman, and then moving to Gastonia, they returned to Elkin in 1925 to live and work. At that time, Joe Bivins and Foley Norman opened the Baseteria grocery store, which they continued to operate for thirty-two years. Beginning in 1930, Ohna Poindexter Bivins served as the first historian of the Jonathan Hunt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Lenoir Gwyn and great-granddaughter of town patriarch Richard Gwyn.”

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115 E. Oakdale Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending July 15, 2020

  • $124,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,603 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed December 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $93,000, June 2005
  • Neighborhood: Indian Springs
  • Note: Across the street from Oakdale Cemetery
    • The exterior is Mount Airy granite.
    • Featured in Creating Vintage Charm magazine:

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134 Worth Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending September 13, 2020

  • $74,900
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 850 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $88
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed September 10, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records

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129 W. Main Street, Jonesville, Yadkin County
contract pending August 17, 2020

  • $78,000 (originally $80,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,146 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $68
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed May 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $68,000, August 2019

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

848 Albemarle Road, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • $130,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,389 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $94
  • Built in 1933
  • Listed September 16, 2020
  • Last sale: The house apparently hasn’t been sold since it was built.

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219 W. Main Street, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending July 13, 2020

  • $99,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,878 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed June 19, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

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1354 Salisbury Street, Ramseur, Randolph County
contract pending, August 6 to October 23, 2019
listing withdrawn July 2, 2020
relisted July 8, 2020

  • $98,000 (originally $115,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,644 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $47,000, May 2016