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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

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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:

5414 N.C. Highway 8, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending May 2, 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.

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.”

608 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Andrews House
contract pending February 15-27, 2021
contract pending March 3-21, 2021
contract pending March 28, 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.

2417 Cypress Street, Greensboro
contract pending April 8, 2021

  • $70,000 (originally $50,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $54
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed March 27, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,000, December 1995
  • Neighborhood: White Oak
  • Note: A rather fatalistic description of the house includes, “Fire department about a mile away and cone hospital close.”
    • “The water and utilities are not on. Copper pipes were stolen.”

2624 West Court Street, Greensboro
contract pending March 17, 2021

  • $65,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,220 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: $16,000, September 1983
  • Neighborhood: Lathamtown
  • Listing: “This fixer-upper has lots of potential.”

116 Briggs Place, High Point

  • $50,000 (originally $75,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,910 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $26
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed April 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,500, February 2006
  • Listing: “Need some hard work …”
    • Not owner-occupied

1222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro
contract pending March 27, 2021
no longer under contract April 7, 2021

  • $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: “Property has active code violations and is condemned.”

1205 Filbert Place, High Point
contract pending April 2, 2021
no longer under contract May 1, 2021

  • $27,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,243 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $22
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed April 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $3,300, February 1951

1328 Forest Acres Circle, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County
contract pending April 25, 2021

  • $20,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,058 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 23, 2021
  • Listing: “Rustic Property is being sold with No value being given to the Log Cabin on property. It is unsafe for entry and the Well and Septic have not been used in over a decade. Enjoy bringing this Classic Log Cabin back to life OR remove it and build your dream home in the Pleasant Garden area. Property is prices to sell based on the lot value only. Bring your tools or your builder.”
    • The pictures with the listing, though, show the house filled with furniture, clothes, etc., as if someone is living there now.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

430 E. Sprague Street, Winston-Salem

  • $95,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,817 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed May 6, 2021
  • Last sale: $45,000, July 2018
  • Neighborhood: Sunnyside-Central Terrace Historic District
  • Listing: “This house is livable in the condition that is in, but it surely needs some work. House being sold “as is”, making no representations, and cash only. … access will be granted only with proof of funds. … *Assignment of contract*” (definition)
    • District NRHP nomination: “Two-story Late Victorian tri-gable with asbestos shingle siding; central projecting bay, shingled gable end; hip-roof porch with chamfered posts, sawn brackets, and spindle frieze; two-over-two windows; single light, three-panel door. Appears on 1917 Sanborn Map.”

306 Clayton Street, Winston-Salem

  • $72,800
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,136 square feet, 0.84 acre
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed May 2, 2021
  • Last sale: $95,310, February 2021 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Alspaugh
  • Note: Bank-owned property
    • Listing: “Needs major repairs but could be restored to a very beautiful and stately presence.”

3810 Southdale Avenue, Winston-Salem
contract pending April 27, 2021

  • $34,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,392 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $25
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 26, 2021
  • Last sale: $48,000 March 2003
  • Listing: “New Ownership will need to bring home to minimum housing code standards. … The home needs new flooring, windows, bathroom, kitchen, etc.”

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

699 Flat Rock Road, Reidsville, Rockingham County
contract pending April 24, 2021

  • $225,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,583 square feet, 4.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed April 16, 2021
  • Last sale: $162,000, September 2019
  • Note: The listing says the house “just needs a little TLC,” but it provides no photos of the interior.
    • The property has a Reidsville mailing address, but it’s well to the south toward Guilford County, just south of Lake Reidsville.
    • Vinyl siding

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.

108 S. 1st Avenue, Mayodan, Rockingham County

  • $29,900 (originally $39,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,390 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $22
  • Built in 1932
  • Listed December 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $31,800, December 2020 (foreclosure)
  • Note: Bank-owned property
    • Listing: “Needs interior renovation and roof replacement.”

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

1222 N. Stokes School Road, Danbury, Stokes County
contract pending April 4, 2021

  • $169,000 (originally $179,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,472 square feet, 3.59 acres
  • Price/square foot: $115
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed March 23, 2021
  • Last sale: $400 for a 1/18 interest in a 61.82-acre property
  • Listing: “… still needs cosmetic updates. Alot updates been done …” including vinyl siding and replacement windows.

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”

932 N. Main Street, Mocksville, Davie County
The Thomas J. Caudell House
contract pending April 3, 2021

  • $89,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,584 square feet, 0.32 acre
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed April 3, 2021
  • Last sale: $25,000, August 2012
  • Neighborhood: North Main Street Historic District
  • District NRHP nomination: “… stuccoed hollow-tile masonry Craftsman-influenced house with front-gable roof; large shed dormers on the side elevations; one-story, hipped porch across front with stuccoed piers, solid balustrade, metal awnings … exterior side chimney; triangular knee brackets in eaves; row of four small windows over porch in gable end; six-over-one, eight-over-one, four-over-one vertical pane sash windows; built by Davie Construction Company for Thomas J. Caudell, founder of Caudell Lumber Company.”

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

5414 N.C. Highway 8, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending May 2, 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.

1007 N.C. Highway 705, Westmore, Moore County
contract pending March 12, 2021

  • $149,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,674 square feet, 14.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $90
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed March 11, 2021
  • Last sale: September 1960, price not recorded on deed
  • Listing: The house is described as “ready for you to renovate and make over the way you would want it.”
    • Something you don’t see every day: “There is a free flowing spring that crosses the field and the owners say they have never seen it run dry.”
    • The property has a Seagrove mailing address but is well to the southeast, just across the Moore County line and almost to Westmore.

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”

4927 Love Joy Road, Troy, Montgomery County

  • $140,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,350 square feet, 1.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 1, 2021
  • Last sale: $51,750, July 2014
  • Note: Love Joy (two words) is correct.
    • The property has a Troy mailing address but is located well to the north, and to the north of the Lovejoy (one word) community as well, near the Abner community.
    • Listing: “The current owner has started the renovations and now you can finish the process!!”

253 Poplar Street, Randleman, Randolph County

  • $95,000 (originally $110,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,800 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed January 13, 2021
  • Last sale: $62,000, September 2017

5854 Howard Circle, Trinity, Randolph County

  • $79,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,180 square feet, 1.56 acres
  • Price/square foot: $68
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 20, 2021
  • Last sale: $50,000, February 2021
  • Note: The property is in Trinity, but it has a High Point mailing address.
    • No central air conditioning
    • No interior pictures are included in the listing.
    • Unanswered question: If the house sold for $50,000 in February, what makes it worth 60 percent more now?

209 W. Raleigh Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • $78,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,114 square feet, 0.39 acre
  • Price/square foot: $71
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed March 22, 2021
  • Last sale: $60,000, July 2007

Auctions

6790 Ridge Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County
outbid period in effect

  • 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:

223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County
contract pending March 26, 2021; no longer under contract April 3, 2021
contract pending April 29, 2021
no longer under contract May 1, 2021

  • Online auction
    • “Suggested offer”: $85,476 to $114,732 (previously $56,698 to $111,944)
    • Previously 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