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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

Auctions

Recent Sales

148 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Gordon-Brandon House

  • $32,500
  • 1,968 square feet, 1.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built around 1850
  • Listing: “It was purchased by an absentee owner in 2000 and suffered several years of neglect. Happily, it was recently purchased by a local preservationist who has enlisted Preservation NC’s assistance to find someone to purchase and restore it to its former elegance.”
    • “An unusual example of a uniquely Milton house type, the Gordon-Brandon House is a modest-scale raised Greek Revival cottage consisting of a brick lower level and a wood frame upper level containing the main entrance and ornamentation.”
    • “The house has suffered neglect for several years and will need a complete rehabilitation.”
    • The property is located in the Milton National Register Historic District and is eligible for tax credits.
    • In better days:

191 W. 3rd Street, Denton, Davidson County
listing withdrawn February 22, 2021

  • $59,999 (originally $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,804 square feet, 0.5 acre
  • Price/square foot: $33
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed December 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $36,000, July 2020
  • Listing: “Need to sell quickly … MAKE ALL OFFERS!”
    • The current owners bought the house from an LLC for $36,000 on July 17, 2020. Earlier that day, the LLC had bought the house for $18,000.
    • In 2005 the house was sold for $45,000.

7435 U.S. 158 East, Leasburg, Caswell County
The Walter Thomas House
contract pending November 24, 2020

  • $149,000 (originally $160,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,212 square feet, 1.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $46
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed June 30, 2019
  • Last sale: $154,500, July 2009
  • Listing: “Partially restored 1850 Greek Revival home … beautiful restored staircase, 5 chandeliers, 7 fireplaces (one restored Thomas Day design), large columned front porch, upstairs balcony, roof 2007, new septic, plumbing, electrical upgrades, new insulation, plantation shutters, reinforced chimneys, side porch, dbl carport, smoke house …”

Preservation North Carolina Listings

1567 Belmont Road, Linwood, Davidson County
Beallmont

  • $75,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,422 square feet, 2.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Listing: “Rare NC example of 1840s Picturesque Cottage with decorative lattice porch, bay window and early woodwork.”
    • “The original small two-story frame house was built by either Doctor Robert Moore, the original grant holder, or his son Ebenezer, in the late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century. A two-story log addition was built early on. Ebenezer’s son-in-law Burgess Lamar Beall, a prominent physician and politician, transformed the house into a fashionable picturesque villa in the late 1840’s. … The side wing was added during the picturesque villa remodeling and also featured latticework. The current one-bay wide porch was added in the twentieth century.”
    • The house has been moved to a nearby lot with access to a small pond. The surrounding land will be protected by a conservation easement.
    • The house will require a complete rehabilitation, including structural repair, restoration carpentry, new systems, bathrooms and kitchen.

653 Vernon Road, Wentworth, Rockingham County
The King House

  • $69,000
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 1,643 square feet, 10 acres
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1802
  • Last sale: 1785, price not available
  • Listing: “The farm has been continuously owned and operated by the King family and was designated a North Carolina Century Farm in 1986 and a Bicentennial Farm by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture in 2017.”
    • “Early log house with large stone chimneys, exposed beaded ceiling joists, wide wall planks, hand-forged door hardware, and a rear wing, once an early separate kitchen. Family cemetery with ancient soapstone markers nearby all situated on a scenic ridge between Wentworth and Reidsville.”
    • “The house has been covered by rolled asphalt siding. Small sections have been uncovered to reveal lap siding on the main house and board-and-batten siding on the kitchen.”
    • “The house will require a complete rehabilitation including repair of the roof (some 5v metal panels were ripped off in a recent storm), restoration/repair of log structure, installation of new systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC, a new kitchen and bathrooms.”
    • The property for sale includes the cemetery. It’s a 10-acre piece of a 240-acre farm.

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

1008 Haywood Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn March 4 to December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)

  • $219,999 (originally $499,000, last listed price was $309,998)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,604 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $137
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed November 25, 2017
  • Last sale: $65,000, November 1998
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Zillow listing says the house is 1,804 square feet; county tax records say 1,604.
    • Even reduced by almost 60 percent from the original price, it’s still priced far higher that what you would expect to pay for a house in Glenwood that needs work.

4201 Pineneedle Drive, Greensboro
Blog post — Two Classic Greensboro Houses and Their Spacious Lots May Be Too Much for Developers to Resist
under contract, September 2-September 28, 2019
under contract, October 2-November 13, 2019
under contract February 21-April 15, 2020
under contract November 1-9, 2020
listing withdrawn December 23, 2020
relisted December 30, 2020

  • $169,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,416 square feet, 3.76 acres
  • Price/square foot: $120
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed August 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $5,500, December 1982
  • Neighborhood: Summit Hills
  • Note: The Zillow listing now says, “This is a 1000 square foot, 2 bedroom, vacant land home” … whatever that means. The listing originally said, “House is sold AS IS and will not qualify for FHA/Va loans.”
    • No heating or cooling systems
    • No photos or description of the interior
    • The property appears to be priced for development, as $120/square foot is a very high price for a house in this condition, even with the acreage. The listing originally said, “Would be a great property to develop.”

620 Park Avenue, Greensboro
contract pending February 15, 2021
no longer under contract February 27, 2021

  • $137,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,949 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed January 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $57,000, February 2000
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Listing: “Bring your contractors with you! Price reflects need for repairs.”

608 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Andrews House
contract pending February 15-27, 2021
contract pending March 3, 2021

  • $129,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1,428 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $91
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 9, 2021
  • Last sale: $142,500, January 1996 (one of three properties sold together, individual prices not broken out)
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: A house in desperate need of renovation, originally a single-family home, long ago divided into four apartments, all now vacant.
    • Asbestos siding
    • Eugene Andrews and his wife, Nellie, bought the property in 1921 and lived there for about two years. They sold it in 1923 to Eugene’s son, Bune Derwood Andrews, and moved to Chapel Hill. Bune apparently used the house as a rental property until he sold it in 1940. Eugene (1874-1940) and Bune (1896-1944) were embalmers. Bune worked for with Poole & Blue funeral home and ambulance service at 342 N. Elm Street.

1222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro

  • $40,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,020 square feet (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed January 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, September 2020
  • Neighborhood: Asheboro Community
  • Listing: “Needs some TLC.”

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

2509 N. Patterson Street, Winston-Salem
contract pending January 19, 2021
no longer under contract January 21, 2021

  • $50,000
  • 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $26
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed December 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $35,000, November 2019

206 Forest Hill Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending January 20, 2021

  • $45,000 (originally $49,900, later $51,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,176 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $112,000, May 2018

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

724 N. Bridge Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $125,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,918 square feet, 2.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed October 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $50,000, October 1994
  • Listing: “Property is being sold ‘as is’ and with all the contents. … Second story has 2 bedrooms, small office and some plumbing but is not heated. … Blower on air conditioner not working.”
    • The owner lives out of state.

413 N.E. Market Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $31,500 (originally $34,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,700 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 10, 2021
  • Last sale: $8,500, October 2019
  • Note: The house sold for $27,000 in 2002, $10,500 in 2016 and $8,500 in 2019. There no indication why it should be worth four times as much now as in 2019.

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

  • $90,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,667 square feet, 1.51 acres
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed January 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $155,000, October 2020 (for a 25-acre tract, of which this property is a piece)
  • Note: The property is located well to the east of Mocksville.
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212 River Street, East Bend, Yadkin County
contract pending August 29 to September 8, 2020
contract pending September 14, 2020

  • $75,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,227 square feet, 0.72 acre
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed August 24, 2020
  • Last sale: Note available in online records
  • Listing: “Many vintage details remain including light fixtures in downstairs bedrooms and hallway, shiplap siding and cabinet in kitchen, claw foot tub, and wainscoting in living/dining rooms.”

931 Willow Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
contract pending February 20, 2021

  • $70,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,593 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed February 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, April 2020
  • Note: The first floor is gutted to the studs.

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

5414 N.C. Highway 8, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $287,000 (originally $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,822 square feet, 21.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $102
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 13, 2020
  • Last sale: $77,500, December 1990
  • Note: Located well south of Lexington in the Cotton Grove community.
    • Listing: “Tax office says it was built in 1900 but the older part may have been built before that.”
    • “Lower level is heated by wall gas heaters. No heat upstairs, but AC recently installed upstairs.”
    • “There is a detached 1-car garage with unfinished room (249 sq. ft) beside of it as well as upper level across garage and room ((491 sq. ft.) Great potential for apartment, etc.”
    • The property includes a log barn and a storage shed.

5182 Foushee Road, Ramseur, Randolph County
contract pending February 7, 2021

  • $120,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4,210 square feet, 1.59 acres
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 4, 2021
  • Last sale: $12,000, September 2018
  • Listing: “Someone with a vision could bring this place back to life.”

308 S. Kirkman Street, Liberty, Randolph County

  • $94,000 (originally $99,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,956 square feet, 3.71 acres
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed December 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $67,800 (foreclosure), December 2020 (last non-foreclosure sale: $63,000, February 2006)
  • Note: Bank-owned property

307 Carolina Avenue, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending January 11, 2021
no longer under contract February 25, 2021

  • $40,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 952 square feet, 1.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed January 5, 2021
  • Last sale: $22,000, July 2003
  • Note: No pictures of the interior are included in the listing.
    • Listing: “House needs some repairs”
    • Rental property

Auctions

6790 Ridge Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • Auction rescheduled for Tuesday March 23, 2021, 10 a.m., Forsyth County Courthouse, 200 N. Main Street, Winston-Salem
    • Estimated opening bid: $190,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,201 square feet, 11.89 acres
  • Built in 1930
  • Last sale: $25,000, September 1984
  • Note: GIS overhead view of the property:

623 Park Avenue (for-sale listing)
623 Park Avenue
(online auction listing)
623 Park Avenue (in-person auction listing)
The Apple-Patterson House
contract pending February 16, 2021

  • For sale at $174,800 (originally $190,800)
    • Price/square foot: $90
  • Also available in an online auction
    • Opening bid: $118,000 (originally $136,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,944 square feet
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed January 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $162,000, October 2020 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: As of February 23, the in-person auction listing showed a bid accepted (outbid period), the online auction showed an auction under way, and the for-sale listing showed the house for sale. They can’t all be right.
    • The house was built by H. Brona Apple, apparently as a rental property. Apple was a bookkeeper in the county welfare department.
    • After an apparent foreclosure, Allen C. Patterson bought in the house in 1938, and he and his wife, Dorothy, and lived there for 28 years, selling it in 1971. He was the superintendent of the Mid State Delivery Service.

223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County
contract pending February 26, 2021

  • Owner accepted direct offers through February 26, 2021
    • “Suggested offer”: $56,698 to $111,944
    • Previously offered in a series of online auctions: Opening bid $35,000, reserve price $97,930, $53/square foot.
  • 3 bedrooms, 2  bathrooms, 1,856 square feet, 3.29 acres
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed December 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $79,764 (foreclosure auction), September 2019; last non-foreclosure sale price was $96,100, August 2002
  • Note: Bank-owned property