Restoration Projects: Recent Sales

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4981 George West Road, Kernersville
Blog post — An 1889 Restoration Candidate in Kernersville: The First Thing It Needs Is a Good, Sturdy Fence

  • Sold for $30,000 on November 6, 2019 (listed at $30,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,054 square feet, 1.1 acres
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • Built in 1889
  • Listed October 9, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “If there is an Old Billy Goat Gruff in the yard, RUN! He is the neighbors and shouldn’t be there!”

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14 Robbins Circle, Lexington

  • Sold for $11,000 on November 4, 2019 (listed at $14,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,217 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $9
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed October 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $17,000, December 1990

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5010 Murray Road, Winston-Salem
The John & Sallie Sprinkle House

  • Sold for $260,000 on October 30, 2019 (listed at $329,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,697 square feet, 3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $285,000, May 2011
  • Note: “Some upgrades need completion.”
    • The property appears to be two lots that have been combined into one. It includes a second house of about 560 square feet, which originally was 5008 Murray Road. There are no separate property records online for the second house.
    • Listing: “Both houses need work.”

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222 W. Chestnut Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $48,000 on October 22. 2019 (listed at $69,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,242 square feet, 1.19 acres (two lots)
  • Price/square foot: $21
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed July 12, 2019
  • Last sale: $43,500 on May 8, 2019
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The listing characterizes the house as “spacious” and “in need of some updating,” just as the previous listing did. Nothing is said to justify a $69,000 price on a house that was sold for $43,500 two months previously.
    • Also: “Double lot featuring old ‘home place’ in the back.” No information on the old “home place” is included in the listing. County property records describe it as an “old hse used for storage”; no construction date, square footage or other information is provided. The tax value of the building is listed as zero.

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626 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $42,000 on October 16, 2019 (originally listed at $59,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,395 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 5, 2019
  • Last sale: $74,250, May 2012
  • Note: The house was sold for $85,500 in March 2007. It previously was listed for sale in 2013 and 2015.
    • Listing: The house has “all the potential one will ever need in a project.”

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1142 Plaid Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $62,000 on October 15, 2019 (originally listed at $90,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,073 square feet, 0.82 acre
  • Price/square foot: $58
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed June 24, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “2 lg. bedrooms on second floor w/ceiling height just under 7 ft. (not counted in square footage.)”
    • “Located in the heart of west Burlington on street with many recently renovated homes.”
    • There are a lot of thin paneling and wall-to-wall carpet throughout the house.

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811 Old Winston Road, High Point

  • Sold for $52,000 on October 14, 2019 (listed at $58,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,237 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $41,000, December 1989
  • Listing: “a diamond in the rough”
    • Tile roof
    • Not owner-occupied

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1110 Johnson Street, High Point

  • Sold for $100,000 on October 8, 2019 (originally listed at $119,000)
  • 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2,078 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1907
  • Last sale: $121,500, May 2000
  • Note: The photo above was taken in 2010. Google Maps suggests the front-yard plantings have grown up significantly.

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227 E. Bend Street, Franklinville, Randolph County

  • Sold for $33,000 on October 2, 2019 (auction ended September 19, 2019)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,430 square feet, 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $23
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 5, 2019
  • Last sale: $38,000 (foreclosure sale); last non-foreclosure sale, $90,500, July 2006
  • Listing: “Although the property is vacant, do not enter unless interior access is available.”
    • Bank-owned property
    • Vinyl siding, no air conditioning, among other problems

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203 Salem Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $120,750 on September 30, 2019 (online auction)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,568 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed June 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $127,000, June 2019 (foreclosure); last previous sale: $115,000, July 1992
  • Note: Bank-owned property
    • Previously listed for sale at $200,000
    • Located in the Salem Street Historic District (National Register)

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605 S. Main Street, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $55,000 on September 27, 2019 (originally listed at $85,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,060 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built in 1840
  • Listed August 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $36,500, July 2001
  • Listing: “… needs your vision to bring it back to the show piece it can be.”
    • The listing says the house “has many of the original details,” but it’s hard to find any in the photos. The floors are covered with wall-to-wall carpeting; the walls, with low-end paneling; and the exterior, with vinyl siding.

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404 W. Fifth Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $42,560 on September 25, 2019 (foreclosure auction)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,876 square feet, 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $23
  • Built in 1897
  • Last sale: $48,500, May 2016
  • Note: The house sold for $52,500 in 1990.

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223 Holly Street, Franklinville, Randolph County

  • Sold to the lender for $79,764 at an auction held September 12, 2019
  • 3 bedrooms, 2  bathrooms, 1,856 square feet, 3.29 acres
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 2, 2019
  • Last sale: $96,100, August 2002

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2587 Yadkin College Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $119,000 on September 27, 2019 (listed at $124,750)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 7.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $53
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $115,000, April 2019
  • Note: Located in the Yadkin College Historic District (National Register of Historic Places)

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717 Factory Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $30,000 on September 20, 2019 (listed at $33,900)
  • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 900 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $33
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed August 28, 2019
  • Last sale: $31,440, June 2016
  • Note: The listing includes four photos of the crawl space, which is unusually thorough.

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4982 Patillo Church Road, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $270,000 on September 17, 2019 (listed at $290,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,400 square feet, 53 acres
  • Price/square foot: $193
  • Built in 1914
  • Listed May 9, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The listing is more focused on the land than the house: “Property also offers a currently occupied century old farmhouse that would be a terrific project … ”
    • The property includes open fields, woods, a pond, and a variety of fruit trees.
    • The property has a Burlington mailing address but is located in northern Alamance County, off N.C. 62 just south of the Caswell County line.

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1875 Elmer Moore Road, Bonlee, Chatham County
The Isaac Dunlap House
Blog post

  • Sold for $70,000 on September 13, 2019 (listed at $120,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,770 square feet, 9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • Built ca. 1900
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $70,000, June 1990
  • Note: The house was built by Isaac Dunlap. co-founder of both the community of Bonlee and the Bonlee and Western short-line railroad.
    • The listing says the house “has retained nearly every piece of trim, hardware, stunning multicolored glass sashes & original doors … deep baseboards, 5 panel doors, lacy brackets & elaborate sawn balistrades.”
    • The property includes a pond and an unspecified number of outbuildings.

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712 Liberty Street, Ramseur, Randolph County

  • Sold for $50,500 on September 10, 2019 (listed at $54,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,572 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed August 5, 2019
  • Last sale: $30,000, March 2013
  • Note: Aluminum siding, no central air conditioning

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613 S. Hamilton Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $38,000 on September 10, 2019 (listed at $44,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,607 square feet, 0.79 acre
  • Price/square foot: $11
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed August 20, 2019
  • Last sale: Information not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: The property includes an in-ground pool
    • It was listed for sale in 2015 and 2017, both times for $13,000.

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216 E. Main Street, Yanceyville, Caswell County
The Dr. Nathaniel Roan House, 1838

  • Sold for $72,500 on September 9, 2019 (originally listed at $119,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,572 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • Built in 1838
  • Listed December 21, 2016
  • Last sale: Information not available online
  • Listing: “Charming 1.5 story home in Greek Revival and Gothic Cottage styles in the heart of downtown Yanceyville across from public library. … With its proximity to the courthouse, town hall and several churches, this would also make a tremendous wedding venue.”

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151 Broad Street, Milton, Caswell County

  • Sold for $40,000 on September 5, 2019
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,150 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1918
  • Last sale: Not available in online records

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501 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County

  • Sold for $135,000 on September 2, 2019 (originally listed at $125,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,732 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $78
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed March 28, 2018
  • Last sale: $25,000, February 2001
  • Note: Located in the West Davis-Fountain Place Historic District
    • “… a lot of potential! … Bring your imagination and add your own touches.”
    • An earlier restoration earned a historic preservation award from the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission.
    • The house has been a rental property for several years.
    • County tax records show the house with 1,732 square feet; the listing says 1,808.

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1307 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $12,149 on August 29, 2019 (originally listed at $27,500)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $7
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed March 8, 2019
  • Last sale: $23,000, October 2018
  • Note: The property includes two lots. The second is behind the lot with the house.

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121 E. Naomi Street, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $51,000 on August 19, 2019 (originally listed at $55,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,456 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $21
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed June 24, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Selling as is, water cut off, no electricity.”

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2586 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $175,000 on August 14, 2019 (originally listed at $199,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,660 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $105
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed November 20, 2018
  • Last sale: Unavailable in online records
  • Note: A few of the grand old houses still remain on this stretch of Reynolda Road, but all except this one have been converted to offices.
    • Listed for sale in 2010 at $249,500 but didn’t sell.
    • Located at the corner of Reynolda and Silas Creek Parkway (Reynolda runs above Silas Creek via an overpass).

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1057 W. Main Street, Swepsonville, Alamance County

  • Sold in foreclosure auction for $87,000 on August 8, 2019
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,410 square feet, 0.68 acre
  • Price/square foot: $36
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed July 6, 2019
  • Last sale: $55,000, July 2012
  • Note: County property records show 2,410 square feet; the listing says 2,509.

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375 New Salem Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • Sold for $80,000 on August 8, 2019 (listed at $85,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,920 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $42
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed May 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $58,000, June 1995
  • Listing: “Large home with some updates, but needs more.”

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5311 Bowman Brook Drive, Julian, Guilford County

  • Sold for $185,000  on August 1, 2019 (listed at $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,490 square feet, 6.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1870
  • Listed May 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $110,000, March 2011
  • Listing: “Partially restored looking for someone to finish the restoration. … This home needs a craftsman who truly appreciates its unique features & fine craftsmanship.”

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701 Montgomery Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $28,000 on July 22, 2019 (listed at $29,978)
  • 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 4,000 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $7
  • Built in 1917
  • Listed May 21, 2019
  • Last sale: $35,000, October 2014
  • Note: Most recently the home of the Winchester Boxing Academy. It previously served at various times as a residence and a location for businesses, including a barber shop and a self-service laundry.
    • The neighborhood is residential. Two other buildings at the intersection look like they also were built originally for corner-store-type businesses.
    • The listing’s photos show the interior is mostly gutted.
    • There are no heating or cooling systems, according to the listing.
    • The listing doesn’t provide a photo of the front of the building. The one above, from Google Street View, was taken in 2016.

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6020 N.C. Highway 66 South, King, Stokes County

  • Sold for $125,000 on July 16, 2019 (originally listed at $165,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 904 square feet, 13.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $138
  • Built in 1924
  • Listed August 16, 2018
  • Last sale: Information unavailable in online records
  • Listing: “Several barns for farming incl. tobacco barn, and the oldest school house in Stokes County is located on the property. … Land lays beautifully, bring your favorite animals & your vision for restoring this gorgeous piece of property. Sold as is.”

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716 W. 5th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $125,000 on July 15, 2019 (listed at $149,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,680 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $47
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $78,000, March 1994
  • Note: Vinyl siding and some tacky-looking fake facing on the foundation.
    • Paneling and wall-to-wall carpeting in some rooms could be hiding problems, which could explain the remarkably low price of this house.

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6276 Gallimore Town Road, Trinity, Randolph County

  • Sold for $75,000 on July 8, 2019 (listed at $79,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,004 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $75
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed May 6, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Great country getaway with lots of potential.”
    • “Previously used as rental.”

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514 Oakdale Road, Jamestown, Guilford County

  • Sold for $55,000 on June 13, 2019 (listed at $79,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,242 square feet, 1.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1902
  • Listed January 31, 2019
  • Last sale: $100,000, October 2007
  • Listing: “House in need of significant repairs and updates.”

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1108 Trinity Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $135,000 on June 11, 2019 (originally listed at $144,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,913 square feet, 2.63 acres
  • Price/square foot: $46
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed March 3, 2019
  • Last sale: $33,000, March 1976
  • Note: Six outbuildings
    • The listing includes no pictures of the kitchen.
    • County property records show the house with 2,913 square feet; the listing says 2,800.

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2509 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $4,000
  • 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,934 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $2
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed July 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $4,000, June 2019
  • Neighborhood: Bon Air
  • Note: Since 2010, the house has been kicked around from one LLC to another four times, never for more than $10,000.

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618 N. Greensboro Street, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $123,500 on May 30, 2019 (originally listed at $134,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,204 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed August 1, 2018
  • Last sale: $46,000, August 2015
  • Note: Curious pricing — the house was sold three years ago for $46,000 and now was originally listed at almost three times the price, although it’s still in very poor condition.
    • Listing: “Just needs a little paint and a few ideas and this gem would be shining again!”

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716 Salem Street, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $35,000 on May 30, 2019 (originally listed at $154,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,968 square feet, 1.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $12
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed November 21, 2017
  • Last sale: $43,000, December 1995
  • Listing: “All financed buyers must be pre-qualified thru Carrington Mortgage Service.”
    • Foreclosure

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408 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $139,000 on May 28, 2019 (listed at $149,900)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,442 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed October 5, 2018
  • Last sale: $175,000, September 2010
  • Note: The house is apparently divided up into multiple units and has been used at least partly as offices. A sign in the front yard formerly read, “Virtual-Office Space.”
    • The property also is listed by a commercial real-estate broker as offices.
    • Property includes a garage/workshop.
    • “Lots of potential in downtown historic area. … Many possibilities!! Needs TLC.”
    • Located next to First Presbyterian Church and across the street from First Baptist Church.
    • The seller is using an online broker-assisted for-sale-by-owner service that provides MLS listings and assistance via email and phone.

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899 Sedge Garden Road, Kernersville, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $95,000 on May 28, 2019 (originally listed at $138,999)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,955 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1850
  • Listed July 25, 2018
  • Last sale: Records not found online
  • Listing: “If you are looking for a fixer upper, here’s your chance.”
    • Not owner-occupied

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3101 Old Greensboro Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $35,000 on May 24, 2019 (listed at $35,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,452 square feet, 1.19 acres
  • Price/square foot: $14
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed March 19, 2019
  • Last sale: January 2018, one of 13 properties sold together; no individual prices were broken out.
  • Listing: “Bring your imagination and elbow grease … Seller makes no representation or warranties as to condition. Home will likely not qualify for financing in it’s current condition…. Utilities will not be on for inspections/appraisal.”

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300 New Street, High Point

  • Sold for $33,500 on May 17, 2019 (listed at $29,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,670 square feet, 0.55 acre
  • Price/square foot: $20
  • Built in 1931
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $40,000, March 2018
  • Listing: “Some work done…needs more. Sold AS-IS. … Selling cheap for quick sell; PRICE FIRM. CASH ONLY; QUICK CLOSE REQUIRED. Listing agent has ownership interest in property.”

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197 Fulton Road, Advance, Davie County

  • Sold for $150,000 on May 9, 2019 (originally listed at $234,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,158 square feet, 36.36 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1879
  • Listed December 13, 2017
  • Last sale: Can’t be found in online records
  • Note: The property is being sold as-is.

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222 W. Chestnut Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $43,500 on May 8, 2019 (listed at $115,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,242 square feet, 1.19 acres (two lots)
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • Built in 1895
  • Listed October 8, 2018
  • Last sale: Data unavailable online
  • Note: Not owner-occupied
    • The listing characterizes the house as “spacious” and “in need of some updating.”
    • Also: “Double lot featuring old home place in the back.” No information on the “old home place” is included in the listing. County property records describe it as an “old hse used for storage”; no construction date, square footage or other information is provided. The tax value of the building is listed as zero.

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906 Forest Hill Drive, High Point

  • Sold for $358,000 on May 7, 2019 (originally listed at $389,998)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 4,956 square feet, 0.54 acre
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed December 14, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Listing: “Diamond in the Rough in old Emerywood.”
    • The property includes a two-car detached garage and apartment.

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404 W. 5th Avenue, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $15,000 on May 6, 2019 (originally listed at $150,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,026 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $7
  • Built in 1916
  • Listed July 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $96,000, May 9, 2018
  • Listing: “Was once a grand house, with a little work can be again. Buyer to verify all information. CASH ONLY”

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1446 Hatchett Road, Yanceyville, Caswell County

  • Sold for $220,000 on April 30, 2019 (listed at $225,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,072 square feet, 30.32 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1919
  • Listed March 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $13,200, March 1965 (sale may have included more land than is included in this listing).
  • Note: The property includes frontage on Farmer Lake.
    • “Old primitive farmhouse in need of renovation.”
    • County property records show 2,072 square feet; the listing says 4,000.

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326 E. Main Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • Sold for $95,000 on April 30, 2019 (originally listed at $189,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,159 square feet, 0.94 acre
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1905
  • Listed January 2, 2018
  • Last sale: $525, July 1905
  • Note: The home’s original gingerbread, fretwork, transoms and hardware on doors and windows are intact. The interior features a cantilevered staircase, decorative wooden ceilings and a lion head/lion paw mantle.

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6957 ‌S. ‌N.C. ‌Highway ‌150, Lexington, ‌Davidson County

  • Sold for $55,000 on April 15, 2019 (listed at $59,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,760 square feet, 2,2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $31
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed February 26, 2019
  • Last sale: $1,000, May 1968
  • Listing: Slate and rubber roof.
    • “Selling AS IS no repairs. House not financeable.”

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4309 Halifax Road, Greensboro

  • Sold for $65,000 on April 5, 2019 (listed at $59,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,075 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1957
  • Listed March 29, 2019
  • Last sale: $59,900, March 1994
  • Neighborhood: Hunter Hills
  • Note: Mid-Century Modern fixer-upper. Sold as-is.

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418 W. Acadia Avenue, Winston-Salem
The Crews House

  • Sold for $40,000 on April 5, 2019 (originally listed at $84,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,657 square feet, 0.53 acre
  • Price/square foot: $15
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed December 7, 2018
  • Last sale: Given to Preserve Forsyth on November 7, 2018. According to the listing, the same family had owned the house since 1921.
  • Neighborhood: Arcadia
  • Listing: “… this home is in need of a major overhaul including structural repairs, full electric and plumbing upgrade, and roof repairs.”
    • It has no heating or air conditioning systems.
    • Vinyl siding

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227 E. Bend Street, Franklinville, Randolph County

  • Sold for $38,000 on April 2, 2019 (foreclosure, previously listed at $75,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,250 square feet 1.8 acres
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed August 24, 2018
  • Last sale: February 2009 (foreclosure sale, no price listed on deed)
  • Listing: “This 1910 Farmhouse is waiting for someone to restore it to its original beauty.”
    • CASH ONLY. … This property is sold “AS IS”.
    • No pictures of the interior are included in the listing.

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652 Riverside Drive, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $16,000 on March 28, 2019 (originally listed at $24,900)
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms not listed, 1,550 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $10
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed December 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $21,150, October 2018
  • Listings: “There is no heating, no plumbing or any fixtures, the house is gutted to the studs, there is a floor.”

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2300 Georgia Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $600,000 on March 22, 3019 (listed at $650,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,130 square feet, 0.94 acre
  • Price/square foot: $145
  • Built in 1929
  • Listed March 11, 2019
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Bring your own contractor and restore this piece of history into your dream home.”

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1381 S. Friendship Road, Germanton, Stokes County

  • Sold for $256,000 on March 21, 2019 (listed at $259,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,912 square feet, 86.54 acres
  • Price/square foot: $134
  • Built in 1907
  • Listed January 9, 2019
  • Last sale: Apparently before 1987, details unavailable online
  • Listing: “Old farmhouses and buildings are not given any value and the property is sold ‘as is’. ”
    • The property contains a 1-acre pond and two creeks.

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531 Chaney Road, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $50,000 on March 20, 2019 (originally listed at $54,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,412 square feet, 1.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed December 29, 2018
  • Last sale: $48,960, November 13, 2018 (foreclosure auction, bought by lender)
  • Note: “All offers must be submitted by the buyers agent using the online offer management system. Access the system via the link [here]. A technology fee will apply to the buyers agent upon consummation of a sale.”

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220 Carter Circle, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $78,750 on February 14, 2019 (auction)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,385 square feet, 1.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in 1930
  • Last sale: $117,500, August 2003
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor

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6115 Salem Chapel Road, Forsyth County

  • Sold for $57,000 on March 12, 2019 (listed at $79,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,899 square feet, 2.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed January 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $99,000, March 1997
  • Listing: “Needs renovation. Priced to reflect condition.” Being sold as-is.
    • The property has a Walnut Cove mailing address, but it’s located in Forsyth County.
    • Not owner-occupied

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802 Holt Street, Lexington, Davidson County

  • Sold for $22,000 on February 28, 2019 (listed at $29,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,319 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed February 5, 2019
  • Last sale: One of six properties sold together for $313,000 in July 2015. No individual prices were broken out.
  • Listing: “Bank Owned, Sold AS Is, Huge Dining Room.”

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725 S. Park Street, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • Sold for $130,000 on March 1, 2019 (originally listed at $189,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,160 square feet, 0.81 acre
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed December 19, 2017
  • Last sale: Information not available online.
  • Listing: “Repairs and updates estimated by contractor and available to buyer. Repair loan suggested.”
    • The property includes two lots.
    • The property includes a detached, wired “Studio-Game Room.”
    • The property backs up to Memorial Pool and the Asheboro Tennis Center.
    • Not owner occupied

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632 N. Elm Street, Greensboro

  • Sold for $199,500 on February 15, 2019 (auction held January 16, 2019)
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms unknown, 4,105 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1918
  • Last sale: $152,000, June 2002
  • Neighborhood: Fisher Park
  • Note: The house was divided into four apartments decades ago.
    • Brothers Lunsford Richardson III and H. Smith Richardson owned the house from 1923-44. Lunsford lived there from 1923 until he built his home at Hillsdale Farm in 1929.
    • The picture above was taken in 2017 (Google Street View).

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6317 Company Mill Road, Climax, Guilford County

  • Sold for $105,000 on February 11, 2019 (listed at $99,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,758 square feet, 2.7 acres
  • Price/square foot: $38
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed January 25, 2019
  • Last sale: $72,500, June 1985
  • Listing: “Perfect to live in while you refurbish!”
    • The listing describes the lot as “almost 1.7 acres”; county property records show 2.7 acres.

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7639 Flowers Road, Elon College

  • Sold for $168,000 on February 8, 2019 (listed at $175,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,968 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $85
  • Built in 1894
  • Listed January 8, 2018
  • Last sale: $145,000, January 2015
  • Listing: Farmhouse “is livable but in need of major renovation.”
    • The property includes a 14-stall barn with power and well, a pond stocked with catfish, a smokehouse, many black walnut and pecan trees, two nut-drying barns, a corn crib, diesel fuel storage building and sawmill.
    • “Many of the animals (ducks, chickens, goats and turkey) can remain if new owner desires to purchase an existing hobby farm.”
    • An additional 5-plus acres are available.
    • Vinyl siding
    • For sale by owner
    • Not owner-occupied
    • The property has an Elon address but is located in Guilford County.

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212 Summit Street, Walnut Cove, Stokes County

  • Sold for $87,623 on February 4, 2019 (originally listed at $129,997)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,148 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $41
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed February 12, 2018
  • Last sale: $95,000, January 2018 (foreclosure); last previous deed is dated 1948, no price available online
  • Note: The house has been on and off the market since 2011 at prices as high as $158,000.

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180 Center Street, Cooleemee, Davie County

  • Sold for $49,900 on January 31, 2019 (originally listed at $69,900)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 782 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed October 30, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “Two rooms upstairs are not heated and are not counted in square footage (would add approximately another 475 sq. ft.).”
    • Not owner-occupied

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6037 McLeansville Road, McLeansville

  • Sold for $184,500 on January 29, 2019 (originally listed at $120,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,498 square feet, 0.92 acre
  • Price/square foot: $74
  • Built in 1882
  • Last sale: $184,500, January 2011
  • Note: The photo above is from May 2013 (Google Maps).
  • Listing: “Being Sold AS IS, WHERE IS. Will not qualify for FHA, VA or USDA financing. Cash Offers ONLY.”

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1305 Robbins Road, Wallburg, Davidson County

  • Sold for $70,000 on December 21, 2018 (listed at $75,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,322 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $30
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed December 3, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available online

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3762 S. Main Street Extension, Denton, Davidson County

  • Sold for $68,000 on December 18, 2018 (listed at $74,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,336 square feet, 5.17 acres
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1866
  • Listed August 16, 2018
  • Last sale: $55,000, February 1944 (26.57 acres)
  • Listing: “Home needs work and price reflects that. … Home currently heats with woodstove and Kerosene wall heater. Seller may consider selling home on less acreage.”
    • Property includes an outbuilding and equipment shed.

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155 Jim’s Trail, Westfield, Surry County

  • Sold for $142,000 on November 30, 2018 (originally listed at $187,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,376 square feet, 10.26 acres
  • Price/square foot: $60
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed July 12, 2018
  • Last sale: $112,000, October 2017
  • Listing: “partially updated. … Come & finish to make it your own!”
    • New plumbing “in most of the house (except kitchen sink),” new electric and wiring, new air conditioning and heat, new deck and stairs, pergola, “some new insulation installed.”

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428 S. Salisbury Street, Mocksville, Davie County

  • Sold for $95,000 on November 30, 2018 (auction held October 17, 2018)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,872 square feet, 1.46 acres
  • Price/square foot: $51
  • Built in 1863
  • Listed April 18, 2018
  • Last sale: $130,000, July 1996
  • Note: Online auctions had been held weekly for months, generating unsuccessful bids as high as $103,000.

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1691 Pine Hall Road, Pine Hall, Stokes County

  • Sold on November 26, 2018; deed shows no price (“no taxable consideration”)
    • Listed at $47,000 (originally listed at $75,000)
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,014 square feet, 2.74 acres
  • Price/square foot: $46 (previously listed price)
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed November 5, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: Not owner-occupied

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708 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $55,000 on November 9, 2018 (originally listed at $79,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,630 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $21
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed April 5, 2018
  • Last sale: 2015, price not available in online records
  • Note: Located in Reidsville’s Old Post Road Historic District

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608 Anderson Street, Eden, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $8,000 on October 31, 2018 (originally listed at $12,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,436 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $6
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed July 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $17,000, December 2017
  • Listing: “The home needs to be trashed out of personal belongings. It has great potential when that is complete.”

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2806 Old Highway 601, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $82,000 on October 25, 2018 (listed at $82,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 2,076 square feet, 11 acres
  • Price/square foot: $39
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed September 22, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Note: The house appears to have fake-brick siding, even on the chimney, where it’s breaking up and falling off.

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181 Rose Street, Franklinville, Randolph County

  • Sold for $45,000 on October 25, 2018 (originally listed at $68,900)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,047 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $22
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed February 15, 2018
  • Last sale: $29,767, January 2016
  • Note: Foreclosure
    • The listing appears to contain exterior photos of two different houses. The photo above matches what Google Street View shows for 181 Rose Street. The listing’s second photo shows a one-story house.

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1907 Georgia Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $325,000 on October 25, 2018 (originally listed at $435,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,282 square feet, 0.71 acre
  • Price/square foot: $142
  • Built in 1923
  • Listed July 31, 2018
  • Last sale: $38,500, May 1973
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Listing: “Restore or rebuild this classic 20’s Craftsman Bungalow in the heart of Buena Vista!”
    • English cottage garden extends throughout the property, which runs all the way through the block to the next street.
    • The house includes a covered front porch, slate roof, cove ceilings, hardwoods under carpet, Craftsman-style cherry trimwork and porte cochere.
    • The property includes a detached garage.
    • “BRING ALL OFFERS. Sold as-is.”
    • The property appears to include both the lot outlined in red and the tiny, adjacent lot in orange on Angelo Street:

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190 Bridge Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Jones House

  • Sold for $19,000 on October 24, 2018 (originally listed at $26,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $8
  • The earliest section of the house was built “in the first half of the 19th century.”
  • Last sale: $26,000, January 31, 2018
  • Note: The deed identifies the buyer as the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina.
    • Listing: “… a great restoration opportunity in the middle of Milton NCs historic district.”
    • “The house’s original federal section built was in the first half of the 19th century, while the back addition added in the last part of the 19th century. The one-story section at the rear was the original summer kitchen moved and connected at a later date. The front porch and brackets are later victorian addition.”

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  • Sold for $85,000 on October 18, 2018 (originally listed at $96,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,500 square feet, 16 acres
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1889
  • Listed December 2014
  • Last sale: $11,290, June 1961
  • Listing: House is “in need of a lot of repair, but is not beyond being restored.”
    • The property also is known as 2763 N.C. Highway 731 W.

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334 E. Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty, Randolph County

  • Sold for $79,900 on October 15, 2018 (listed at $79,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2,934 square feet, 1.17 acres
  • Price/square foot: $27
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed September 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $41,000, March 2018; last non-foreclosure sale: $109,000, March 1997
  • Note: Bank owned, being sold as-is (“tons of potential”).
    • The property includes an in-ground swimming pool.

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3912 Old Julian Road, Julian, Guilford County

  • Sold for $118,000 on September 27, 2018 (listed at $125,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,450 square feet, 3.5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $81
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed July 24, 2018
  • Last sale: $105,000, May 2010
  • Listing: “All it needs is your personal touch. Home is sold AS IS.”
    • “Original wood floors, many original light fixtures as well as large moldings and built in storage throughout”

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931 Webb Loop, Madison, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $33,000 on September 6, 2018 (listed at $49,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,980 square feet, 1.24 acres
  • Price/square feet: $17
  • Built in 1922
  • Listed April 23, 2018
  • Last sale: $15,000, August 2017
  • Listing: “Home needs extensive amount of work to be completed. Current investor has too many projects on his plate, so he is offering to sell as is. … Cash offers only! Please use caution when showing property and do not go into barn on rear of property.”

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168 Bootleg Alley, Cooleemee, Davie County

  • Sold for $35,000 on August 31, 2018 (originally listed at $47,700)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,848 square feet, 1.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $19
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed July 24, 2018
  • Last sale: $40,500, March 2002
  • Neighborhood: West Jerusalem
  • Note: It’s not that interesting a house, but I love the address.
    • The street was previously named Legion Cemetery Street
    • Some listings give the address as Cooleemee, some as Mocksville. County property records don’t identify the town.
    • There are no pictures of the interior included with the listing.
    • Listing: “Needs work, sold as is.”

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2623 Polo Road, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $45,000 on August 22, 2018 (auction)
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,240 square feet, 0.4 acre
  • Price/square foot: $36
  • Built in 1932
  • Last sale: $82,000, March 14, 2018 (foreclosure)
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor

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1228 Quandary Lake Lane, Swepsonville, Alamance County

  • Sold for $235,000 on August 17, 2018 (listed at $229,900)
  • 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,201 square feet, 1.27 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1975
  • Listed June 8, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “The property needs a total renovation but has good bones.”
    • It has been listed off and on since at least 2010 at prices as high as $399,000 without a sale.

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724 S. Green Street, Winston-Salem

  • Sold for $110,000 on August 17, 2018 (listed at $123,400)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 1,524 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 18, 2018
  • Last sale: $74,000, November 1996
  • Neighborhood: West Salem
  • Listing: “The home is priced ‘as is’ but is completely livable. Heart pine floors, tiled fireplace and bead board ceilings lie underneath the carpets and dropped ceilings.”
    • A new owner also might want to add the wrought iron on the front porch to the list of the home’s historically inappropriate changes.
    • The property is adjacent to Granville Park.

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604 E. Haymore Street, Mount Airy, Surry County

  • Sold for $40,000 on August 17, 2018 (listed at $46,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,170 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed July 19, 2018
  • Last sale: $14,500, December 1988
  • Note: Pictures included with the listing seem to show that some work has been done, but much more remains.

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627 West Second Street, Winston-Salem
The S.E. and Maggie Johnson House

  • Sold for $235,000 on August 15, 2018 (listed at $342,000)
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2,016 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed July 20, 2018
  • Last sale: $110,000, July 1997
  • Note: The house is a contributing structure in the NRHP Holly Avenue Historic District.
    • From the neighborhood’s NRHP nomination: “The Johnson House is a two-and-a-half-story Colonial Revival house with a hip roof with a louvered, vented cupola, which is a recent addition. The house also has a pedimented polygonal bay and a pedimented dormer with a multi-light window. The wraparound porch with Tuscan columns has been partially enclosed. Windows are paired and single one-over-one.”
    • The house has been the local office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Some renovation would be required to return it to residential use.
    • County property records show the house with six bedrooms and 2,016 square feet, which differs from current listings for the property.

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7 Elliott Drive, Thomasville, Davidson County

  • Sold for $175,000 on August 13, 2018 (listed at $174,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,094 square feet, 0.41 acre
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • Built 1930
  • Listed May 22, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records

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3068 Siloam Road, Ararat, Surry County

  • Sold for $34,000 on July 27, 2018 (listed at $35,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,508 square feet, 5.9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $23
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed July 1, 2018
  • Last sale: $55,000, May 2018
  • Listing: Property includes a barn.
    • “Great opportunity for small mini farm, with horses, cows , truck farming or gardening. Would make a nice home after some TLC. Sold as is with no warranties or guarantees.”

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6928 McClellan Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County

  • Sold for $385,000 on July 26, 2018
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,176 square feet, 1.17 acres
  • Price/square foot: $327
  • Built in 1870
  • Listing date unavailable
  • Last sale: $350,000, July 1999

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110 Holder Street, Milton, Caswell County

  • Sold for $40,000 on June 19, 2018 (listed at $59,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,686 square feet, 4.3 acres
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built around 1830
  • Listed October 26, 2017
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “…needs work but has so much potential if you are looking for an older home to renovate. ”
    • Property includes a shed with electricity.

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415 May Street, Gibsonville

  • Sold for $61,025 on April 18, 2018 (originally listed at $69,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,930 square feet, 0.59 acre
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed January 29, 2018
  • Last sale: $50,000, October 1993
  • Note: Foreclosure, now owned by the lender. Listing shows fewer square feet (1,850) than county property record (1,930).

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190 Broad Street, Milton, Caswell County
The Jones House

  • Sold for $26,000 on January 31, 2018
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $11
  • Built before 1850
  • Listed: Date not available
  • Last sale: Details not available in online records
  • Zillow listing: “Not Move in Ready. As is condition. No warranty.”
    • Preservation NC listing: “Some initial demo and stabilization has been done and historic brick walkways uncovered. The house will require a complete rehabilitation including some structural repair caused by a roof leak and a/c window unit leak, new HVAC, kitchen and bathrooms.”
    • The house is located in the Milton National Register Historic District and is eligible for tax credits.

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4909 Guilford College Road
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  • Sold for $173,000 on December 14, 2017 (originally listed at $194,800)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,400 square feet, 2.18 acres
  • Price/square foot: $72
  • Built in 1908
  • Listed February 2017
  • Last sale: September 2009, price unavailable in online records
  • Neighborhood: Near Grandover and Business 85
  • Note: Designated a Guilford County Landmark
    • Includes a detached workshop with a large second-floor room and a dilapidated barn.
    • Some rooms have been renovated, but most of the house needs work.