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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties
Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

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1507 Wiltshire Street, High Point
The Nathaniel and Naomi Yarborough House
contract pending July 4, 2021

  • $125,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,320 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed July 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $55,000, May 1992
  • Listing: “Bring this classic home back to its previous splendor!”
    • The house has an arched front door, foyer with black and white floor, original chandelier in the dining room and hardwoods under carpeting. The living room’s fireplace is flanked by French doors leading to a sunroom.
    • “Upstairs bathroom has been demo’d with intentions of remodeling.”
    • The property first appears in the 1931 city directory as 1431 Wilshire Boulevard (the “t” appeared in the name a few years later), listed as vacant. Its original ownership is unclear. It may have been a rental property until it was foreclosed upon around 1935.
    • Dr. Nathaniel Patton Yarborough and Mary Naomi Morris Yarborough bought the house in 1936. Nathaniel (1903-1992) came to High Point College in 1925, the school’s second year, as an instructor in French and German and dean of men. He served as registrar from 1936 to 1968 while still teaching. During World War II, he was the college’s military instructor; his military background was in the ROTC program as an undergraduate at Wofford College. He received an honorary doctorate in 1974 after 49 years as a faculty member. The Nathaniel P. Yarborough Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the university’s Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The department also has a Nathaniel Yarborough faculty award.
    • Mary (1905-1952) was the head of the Department of Home Economics, 1930 to 1936.
    • After the deaths of Mary and his second wife, Margaret Etta Austin Yarborough (1918-1981), Nathaniel owned the house until his death at age 89.
1938 advertisement in the High Point City Directory

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.

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:

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

221 College Road, Greensboro

  • $280,000 (originally $300,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,660 square feet, 1.04 acres
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed May 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $70,000, March 2014
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

305 Oakwood Street, High Point
The Charles S. Welborn House
contract pending July 20, 2021

  • $225,000
  • 4 apartments, see note below in re bedrooms and bathrooms, 3,758 square feet, 0.3 acre
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $107,000, July 1994
  • Neighborhood: Oakwood Historic District
  • Note: This house could be a great candidate for restoration on a street with great but mostly unrealized potential.
    • No central air conditioning.
    • No interior photos are included in the listing.
    • Originally a single-family home, it has been divided into four apartments. The listing says one has 2 bedrooms; no other descriptions are given. County records show 5 bedrooms but only 2 bathrooms.
    • District NRHP nomination: “Imposing Colonial Revival style house with Queen Anne influences; frame with later asbestos shingles, spacious wrap front porch with second story hip-roofed balcony; glass panel front door with oversize side lights; bay windows; steep hip roof with gable. Approximately 4,000 square feet. Welborn [1872-1966] owned a highly successful furniture retail store with his brother [David Nerius] Welborn [1876-1925].”

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.

607 Summit Avenue, Greensboro
The Jacob W. Lindau House
contract pending June 30, 2021

  • $149,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,750 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $55
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,625, March 2018 (see note below)
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Note: One of the most egregiously maimed historic homes in Greensboro
    • Divided into three apartments
    • The asking price is about five times the amount the owners paid in 2018. No exterior improvements appear to have been done, and no interior pictures are included in the listing.
    • Online listings include misleading figures on the last sale. It was one of four properties sold as a package for $127,500. No individual prices were broken out. County property records show the price as $31,625, the most appropriate figure under the circumstances.
    • The original owner was Jacob W. Lindau, secretary-treasurer of the Southern Finishing & Warehouse Company at Proximity. The National Register nomination for the district describes the house as Queen Anne-Colonial Revival.
    • Photo with 2017 listing:

4007 Oak Ridge Road, Summerfield
contract pending June 5, 2021
no longer under contract July 15, 2021

  • $145,000 (originally $150,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,308 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $111
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed July 28, 2020
  • Last sale: Not identifiable in online records
  • Listing: “…a lot of potential for the right person with a keen eye, a lot of Elbow Grease and TLC.”
    • Something you don’t see everyday: “A bonus yard feature is a fire box for cooking Beets in a Steel Pot.”
    • “No septic or well records on file at Guilford Co. Environmental Health.”

7808 Jackson School Road, Browns Summit, Guilford County
The Ira and Hattie Herbin House

  • $100,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 786 square feet (per county), 3.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $127
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $550, December 1942
  • Note: Ira Herbin Sr. (1911-1989) bought the house in 1942 and lived there until his death. He was an employee of Cone Mills’ White Oak Plant. His wife, Hattie Jane Milton Herbin (1920-2019), then owned the property until her death.
    • For much of his life, Ira was one of two unrelated men named Ira Herbin in Browns Summit. The other, Ira Russell Herbin (1898-1960), was a farmer and building contractor.

507 Newton Street, High Point
contract pending July 21, 2021

  • $100,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,611 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1909
  • Listed July 18, 2021
  • Last sale: $92,500, October 2004
  • Neighborhood: Oakwood
  • Note: Rental property
    • Listing: “Some renovations have already started – just need your finishing touches.”
    • The house includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom in-law suite (included in the bedroom and bathroom numbers above).

2417 Cypress Street, Greensboro

  • $70,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $49,583, May 5, 2021
  • Neighborhood: White Oak
  • Note: The house is being sold less than three months after its last sale with no apparent work done and a mark-up of almost 50 percent.
    • Words picked up verbatim from previous listing: “The water and utilities are not on. Copper pipes were stolen.”

1513 Highland Avenue, Greensboro

  • $65,000 (originally $49,950)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 745 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed June 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $26,000, June 9, 2021
  • Neighborhood: Glenwood
  • Listing: “Great fixer upper opportunity”
    • “Roof will be replaced 7-10-2021, price will change after finished.” Perhaps that has happened.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

9292 Creek Farm Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County
listing withdrawn December 7, 2020
relisted April 22, 2021

  • $499,900 (originally $900,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,580 square feet, 30.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1881
  • Listed June 1, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The owner says the house needs considerable work.
    • Previous listing: “Large open fields with creek. Farmhouse, large barn and numerous outbuildings. Land suitable for development or possible commercial use.”
    • “60 foot right of way to Pizza Hut.”

6576 Holder Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
contract pending May 29, 2021
no longer under contract June 28, 2021

  • $276,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,047 square feet, 3.81 acres
  • Price/square foot: $264
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 1, 2021
  • Last sale: Data not available online
  • Note: The house has no central heating system, but it does have central air conditioning.

4530 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn May 4, 2020
relisted June 18, 2021

  • $210,000 (originally $225,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,522 square feet, 0.92 acre
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed April 28, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Price reflects the many opportunities this piece of property offers with road frontage on Country Club Rd. & Old Vineyard Rd.”
    • “Vacant for a long time. Would require extensive upfit if the house is to be used.**No heat or air source**”

3328 Old Greensboro Road, Winston-Salem

  • $70,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 952 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $35,000, July 1998

2424 Lomond Street, Winston-Salem

  • $68,000 (originally $77,500)
  • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 879 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed April 12, 2021
  • Last sale: $52,000, September 2002
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Listing: “Property needs total renovation”
    • No photos of the kitchen or bathroom are included in the listing.
    • District NRHP nomination: “One-story hip-roof bungalow with hip-roof dormer; wide eaves; wood shingle siding; six-over-six replacement windows; engaged/shed-roof porch supported by paired, square posts; vertical vinyl siding under porch; exposed rafter tails.”

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

502 N. Charles Street, Mebane, Alamance County
contract pending July 19, 2021

  • $150,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,520 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed July 15, 0221
  • Last sale: $125,000, July 2017
  • Listing: “Please be careful when showing. Please do not walk on or use back porch”

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.

912 N. Main Street, Burlington, Alamance County
The Moss J. Burley House

  • $121,900
  • 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,888 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed July 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $79,000, January 1997
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story brick bungalow with a cross-gable roof, projecting gabled bays on the façade and rear elevations’ west ends and the side (east and west) elevations, a hip-roofed front porch supported by brick posts on brick piers spanned by a pierced brick knee wall, 6/1 sash (often paired or tripled), brick end and interior chimneys, and false beams. The house appears on the 1948 update to the 1929 Sanborn map and was occupied by Moss J. Burley in 1937. The city directory does not give an occupation for Mr. Burley.”

836 Lawsonville Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $99,999
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,528 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $65
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed June 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $44,000, November 2016
  • Listing: “Needs some TLC.”

1021 Washington Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $82,800 (originally $84,800)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,334 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed May 21, 2021
  • Last sale: $79,301, March 2021

716 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, Alamance County
contract pending July 8, 2021

  • $75,000
  • 3 bedrooms, no bathrooms, 1,338 square feet, 1.86 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1896
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: $85,000, May 2020
  • Note: The property includes a detached garage/workshop and an old barn.

635 Lindsey Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
The W.L. Gardner House

  • $45,000
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 2,222 square feet, 0.49 acre
  • Price/square foot: $20
  • Built in 1917 (per county), possibly ca. 1890 (NRHP district nomination)
  • Listed July 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, October 2000
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • Listing: “Home needs to be completely redone. This home also includes another property that is accessed through Snead Street.
    • “Enter at your own risk, condition of the home is unknown. SOLD AS IS.”
    • No interior photos are included in he listing.
    • “This may be a Historic home, check with Rockingham county for restrictions.” It is, so restoration work is eligible for historic preservation tax credits.
    • No heating or air conditioning systems
    • The lot runs all the way back to Snead Street.
    • The second residence on the property is 708 Snead Street. Exterior pictures are included in the listing, but otherwise no information on that house is available.
    • The owner also is selling 633 Lindsey Street and is willing to sell both properties as a package.
    • District NRHP nomination: “A construction date, builder and original owner of this two-story brick house have not been determined, but it appears that William Littleton Gardner (1848-1928), a Virginia native, acquired the tract of land occupied by the house in 1900 from J.W. and Sallie B. Jennings. Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Jennings were both Blairs, and the property may have been involved in a Blair inheritance. It is also possible that Jennings, a brick manufacturer, built the house. The lot was a large one, extending some 800 feet to the south, all the way through to Piedmont St.
    • “Gardner had moved to Rockingham County in 1881, and at the turn of the century located in Reidsville where he first operated a butcher shop and later ran a small grocery store on nearby Snead St.
    • “Like its neighbor to the east, the Gardner House is one of a small number of 19th century brick dwellings in Reidsville. Topped by a low hip roof of standing seam tin, the house features a single-pile, central hall plan with a two-story, hip-roofed and one-story, gable-roofed ells extending to the rear.
    • “Segmental arch openings contain two over two windows and the main entrance at the center of the three-bay facade, which is spanned by a one-story porch with bracketed turned posts. Corbeled brick chimneys are located at either side of the rear of the main block.”

635 Lindsey Street, Reidsville
The James A. Ware House
contract pending July 19, 2021

  • $40,000
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms not specified, 1,676 square feet, 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $
  • Neighborhood: Reidsville Historic District
  • Listing: “Home needs to be completely redone, It was involved in a Fire. It is listed as a single residence in in city records but the layout is a Duplex. The land for this home runs to Snead Street. Enter at your own risk, condition of the home is unknown. SOLD AS IS. 633 Lindsey (brick home beside) is also For Sale and can be sold as a package. Cash Only.”
    • District NRHP nomination: “In 1886, James A. Ware (1853-1930), a young Reidsville merchant, acquired a 77 by 403 foot tract of land on the south side of Lindsey St. from Stephen H. Ware, probably a cousin, who was living across Lindsey St. a short distance east.
    • “Likely built a short time after Ware acquired the property, this house shares with fewer than ten others the distinction of being of brick residential construction dating from the 19th century. It is the sole one-story example. In form, it follows traditional patterns of frame houses of the period, with a single-pile front section topped by a side and facade gable roof of standing seam tin.
    • “Tall corbeled brick chimneys pierce the main roof ridge on either side of the facade gable, and a pair of one-story ells extends to the rear. Two over two windows and the front entrance are set in segemental arch openings.
    • “The entrance features a double-leaf door and an elliptical fanlight. A one-story porch with turned posts and balustrade shelters the three-bay facade. Further embellishments include sawn eaves brackets, a wide frieze, round pierced attic vents in the gable ends, and cornice returns. A low stone retaining wall stretches across the well-shaded front yard.
    • “The house remained in the ownership of the Ware family until the 1950s.”

815 Lawsonville Avenue, Reidsville, Rockingham County
contract pending July 15, 2021

  • $29,900 (originally $34,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,130 square feet, 0.7 acre
  • Price/square foot: $26
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed June 28, 2021
  • Last sale: $9,500, February 2015

643 Park Avenue, Eden, Rockingham County
contract pending June 26, 2021

  • $29,900; auction was held Saturday June 26, 2021.
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,716 square feet, 2.28 acres
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed May 19, 2021
  • Last sale: Before 1986 but otherwise not clear in online records
  • Neighborhood: Spray
  • Note: No central heat or air conditioning
    • The property consists of four lots.

256 Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County

  • $15,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 750 square feet, 0.42 acre
  • Price/square foot: $20
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 7, 2021
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “This log home needs A LOT of work. It will need ceiling repairs and floor repairs.”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

2953 Westfield Road, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • $139,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,306 square feet, 2.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $107
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $30,000, June 1983
  • Listing: “Fixer upper but move in condition … . Includes a large cinder block workshop”

1145 Joe Scales Road, Sandy Ridge, Stokes County

  • $130,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,982 square feet, 29.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 6, 2021
  • Last sale: October 1948, no price recorded on deed
  • Listing (please excuse the seller’s yelling): “VALUE IS IN LAND AND TIMBER. HOUSE, WHILE APPEARING SOUND NEEDS A GREAT DEAL OF WORK AND RENOVATIONS WHICH SELLERS WILL NOT DO. CONTENTS IN HOUSE WILL BE BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHERE OIL TANK IS, NOR WELL, NOR SEPTIC/FIELD. NOTE SIZES OF ROOMS, WITH SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATIONS, HOUSE COULD BE VERY NICE 100+ YR OLD HOME.”
    • “SELLERS CANNOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURIES OF POTENTIAL BUYERS OR AGENTS WHO ENTER THE HOME.”
    • The property includes a small cemetery “near or inside the northern boundary of the property.”

105 Fairground Road, East Bend, Yadkin County

  • $77,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,000 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $77
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed July 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $52,000, April 2020
  • Note: For sale by owner
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The road name is Fairground, singular, not plural (wrong in the for-sale listing).

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

5414 N.C. Highway 8, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending May 2 to June 5, 2021
contract pending June 12, 2021
no longer under contract July 6, 2021

  • $278,000 (originally $295,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,822 square feet, 21.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • 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.

529 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County

  • $169,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 1,443 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $23,000, April 2014
  • Note: The building was converted into a residence in 2015.
    • The building was constructed in 1932 by the Works Progress Administration.

500 Fairview Drive, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $165,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,684 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed July 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $82,500, November 1992
  • Note: The house is in livable condition but needs updating.

406 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County

  • $148,500
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,189 square feet, 1.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $48,000, December 2001
  • Listing: The house has its original slate roof.
    • Plaster walls are “in surprisingly acceptable condition”.
    • Unpainted, original woodwork throughout house
    • No central heating or air conditioning
    • Comment on county property card: “REAR OF HOUSE IN BAD SHAPE”

610 Westside Drive, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending July 9, 2021

  • $105,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,759 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed June 29, 2021
  • Last sale: $42,000, September 2017
  • Neighborhood: Rosemary Park
  • Note: No central air conditioning
    • Caveat emptor: The pictures with the listing suggest the house is in relatively good shape cosmetically, but it’s priced like a broken-down wreck.

304 Barnwell Street, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending July 3, 2021

  • $80,920
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,327 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 19, 2021
  • Last sale: $22,000, July 2001

703 W. 5th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $69,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,500 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed June 15, 2021
  • Last sale: $4,400, January 1950
  • Note: The house is divided into a duplex.
    • The property includes a vacant lot behind the house facing Market Street.
    • The listing includes no interior pictures.

Auctions

223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County
contract pending March 26 to April 3, 2021
contract pending April 29 to May 1, 2021
contract pending June 24 to July 6, 2021

  • Alternates between online auctions and periods of direct offers
    • “Suggested offer”: $86,251 to $116,561 (previously $56,698 to $111,944)
    • Previous 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