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Updated November 24, 2020

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


Recent Sales

751 Chestnut Street, Greensboro

  • $179,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,056 square feet, 0.31 acre
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed November 23, 2020
  • Last sale: 1966, price not recorded on deed
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District
  • Listing: “… looking for new owners to bring back the glory days. Exterior has been covered in aluminum siding, interior plaster walls covered by wood paneling, wood floors covered by carpeting since 1960.”
    • “FP mantels and newel posts from original Dunleath Mansion.”
    • The property was bought in 1905 by Leon M. Ham and his wife, Kate, who apparently built the house as a rental. They lived on East Lee Street. Leon was secretary-treasurer of the family business, the Ham Grocery Company at 215 S. Elm Street. The first known tenant was Dr. John R. Williams, a physician, in 1908. By 1909, the house was occupied by Jesse and Walter Waynick, both carpenters, and Miss Clara and Miss Molly Waynick.
    • A somewhat odd 1912 deed shows the house being sold to “D.A. McLarty and her heirs.” County property records identify her as Mrs. Eugene McLarty; he was listed in the city directory as living at the same address. He was a druggist. Also living there were Verne McLarty, a clerk at Sykes Drug Store, and William McLarty, a student. They owned the house for 54 years, selling it in 1966.
    • The house apparently has remained in one family since then. It is being sold by the estate of Norman P. Alley, who died in June at age 85. He was a World War II veteran and a retired employee of AMP Inc., now part of Tyco.
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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.
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502 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
The Scarborough House
contract pending October 25, 2020

  • $45,000 (originally $70,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,840 square feet (per county; listing says 2,692), 3.77 acres
  • Price/square foot: $16
  • Built in 1892 (per county records)
  • Last sale: $16,500, August 1998
  • Listing: The property includes five outbuildings: well house, smokehouse, barn, corn crib and 1920s garage (Frankie Scarborough was one of the first car owners in Mount Gilead).
    • “The Scarborough House needs structural repairs to the rear hall floor and ceiling caused by a roof leak (recently dried-in), and porch repairs, removal of old ceiling tiles and carpeting, plus updates to the kitchen, baths, and mechanical systems.”
    • The property is still owned by a member of the Scarborough family.

Preservation North Carolina Listings

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1567 Belmont Road, Linwood, Davidson County

  • $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.
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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:
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The Nereus Mendenhall House (also known as The Oaks)
1753 Penny Road, High Point (house must be moved)

  • $5,000 (structure only)
  • Built around 1830
  • Listing: “This important early house with Guilford College ties must be moved – again! It has simple yet refined woodwork, mortise-and-tenon construction, and a modified Quaker plan ready for permanent new location.”
  • The house was moved to its present location in 1998 and now must be moved to a permanent location.
  • Dr. Nereus Mendenhall was born in nearby Jamestown. An advocate for public education, he served as principal of New Garden Friends School, which eventually became Guilford College. He is credited with keeping the school open during the Civil War.

Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

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1008 Haywood Street, Greensboro
listing withdrawn March 4, 2018; relisted December 30, 2018
listing withdrawn November 5, 2019; relisted March 13, 2020 (at $189,000)
listing withdrawn November 15, 2020

  • $218,999 (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 more than 60 percent from the original price, it’s still around twice what you would expect to pay for a house in Glenwood that needs work.
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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, 2020
no longer under contract November 8, 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.”

7501 Old Second Street, Julian, Guilford County
contract pending November 6, 2020

  • $99,900 (originally $104,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,600 square feet, 0.44 acre
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1893
  • Listed October 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $23,000, September 1991
  • Note: Vinyl siding

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

9292 Creek Farm Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • $795,000 (originally $900,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,580 square feet, 30.35 acres
  • Price/square foot: $308
  • Built in 1881
  • Listed June 1, 2020
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The owner says the house needs considerable work.
    • “Large open fields with creek. Farmhouse, large barn and numerous outbuildings. Land suitable for development or possible commercial use.”

190 Overdale Road, Winston-Salem

  • $169,900
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,952 square feet, 7.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $87
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed November 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $130,000, May 2001
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1701 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
The Ashburn-Holland House

  • $99,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,270 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 29, 2020
  • Last sale: $54,000, March 2017
  • Neighborhood: Washington Park Historic District (NRHP)
  • Listing: For sale by owner
    • “Substantial work towards full restoration has already been started.”

705 Salisbury Ridge Road, Winston-Salem

  • $89,500
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,339 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $67
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed November 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $45,000, October 1, 2020
  • Note: Yes, this house was bought for $45,000 in October and it’s listed again in November for essentially double the price.
    • Listing: “Possibility of 2 additional bedrooms upstairs.”
    • Aluminum siding

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

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7435 U.S. 158 East, Leasburg, Caswell County
The Walter Thomas House

  • $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 …”

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.

206 S. Hundley Drive, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $79,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,896 square feet, 0.35 acre
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1921
  • Listed November 18, 2020
  • Last sale: $90,000, June 2008
  • Note:

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

315 W. Pine Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Binder House

  • $174,900 (originally $189,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,424 square feet, 1.44 acres
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed October 28, 2020
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District
  • District’s NRHP nomination: “Two-story, L-shaped, late Victorian frame house set in a very large lot on a high knoll well back from the street. Although the house has been sheathed with asbestos shingles in recent years, it retains a wealth of sawn work and turned ornamentation. Lacy bargeboards ornament the side gables and projecting three-part front facing bay; this bay 1s further enriched with graceful spindle arches at the eave. The house boasts a large wrap-around porch with turned posts and balusters, fancy porch brackets with drop pendants, and lattice work at one end. The house was built by 1905 and long associated with the Binder family though they are not thought to have been the original owners.”
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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.”

2417 Thurmond Road, Thurmond, Wilkes County
contract pending September 30 to November 6, 2020
contract pending November 15, 2020

  • $74,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,716 square feet, 1.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed September 26, 2020
  • Last sale: $45,000, April 2010
  • Note: Thurmond is in northeast Wilkes County, just over the line from Surry County to the east and quite near Stone Mountain State Park.
    • The property includes a barn of ore than 5,000 square feet

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

No current listings


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6790 Ridge Road, Tobaccoville, Forsyth County

  • Auction again rescheduled, this time for Tuesday December 1, 2020, 10 a.m., Forsyth County Courthouse, Winston-Salem
  • 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:
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235 Harper Street, Star, Montgomery County

  • Online auctions are held weekly.
    • Opening bid: $17,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,258 square feet
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed July 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $2,200, September 1941
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223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County

  • Online auctions are being held weekly.
    • Opening bid is $25,000. The auction’s reserve price is not given, but it had been $97,930, $53/square foot.
    • Months of online auctions have failed to sell the house. The owner also accepted direct offers in October. “Suggested offer” was $67,458 to $111,944.
  • 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