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Updated May 22, 2019

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1875 Elmer Moore Road, Bonlee, Chatham County
The Isaac Dunlap House
contract pending as of May 1, 2019

  • $120,000
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,770 square feet, 9 acres
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • 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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7310 N.C. 135, Mayodan, Rockingham County
The Wall-Cardwell House, 1856
no longer under contract as of May 10, 2019

  • $159,500 (originally listed at $199,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3,063 square feet, 2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $52
  • Built around 1856
  • Listed November 10, 2016
  • Last sold: June 2013, $88,000
  • “Ready for your cosmetic upgrades … The house is being sold as-is with the kitchen and second bathroom needing updates. Cracked plaster and peeling wall paper will also need to be repaired. All of the windows have been replaced.”
    • The original woodwork remains and is attributed to Thomas Day (not uncommon in houses of this period in the Caswell-Rockingham area).

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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.

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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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Around the Piedmont Triad

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9395 Center Grove Church Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • $389,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,707 square feet, 28.78 acres
  • Price/square foot: $288
  • Built in 1886
  • Listed March 1, 2017
  • Last sale: $26,500, June 2017
  • Note: County property records show the house with 2,016 square feet; listing has 1,707.

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4982 Patillo Church Road, Burlington, Alamance County

  • $290,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,400 square feet, 53 acres
  • Price/square foot: $207
  • 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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2017 Neelley Way, Pleasant Garden, Guilford County

  • $219,900
  • 10 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 7,617 square feet, 3.91 acres
  • Price/square foot: $29
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed February 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $292,000, October 2018
  • Note: The house is in very poor condition and is being sold as-is.
    • County tax records show the house being 7,617 square feet; the listing shows 5,882.
    • Offers must be submitted through RESNET.

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2002 School Street, Winston-Salem

  • $204,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,494 square feet, 18.86 acres
  • Price/square foot: $139
  • Built in 1880
  • Listed July 13, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: This is the third time since 2015 that the property has been listed for sale, originally at $259,900.
    • Not owner-occupied

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2586 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
no longer under contract as of April 25, 2019

  • $179,900 (originally listed at $199,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,660 square feet, 0.52 acre
  • Price/square foot: $108
  • 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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5311 Bowman Brook Drive, Julian, Guilford County

  • $175,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,490 square feet, 6.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $70
  • 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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3369 E. Holly Grove Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $175,000 (originally listed at $199,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,313 square feet, 13 acres
  • Price/square foot: $133
  • Built in 1868
  • Listed May  22, 2018
  • Last sale: Not available in online records
  • Listing: “2nd and 3rd bedroom on second level has no heat/ac and not included in total square footage.”

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501 W. Front Street, Burlington, Alamance County
no longer under contract as of February 9, 2019

  • $145,000 (originally listed at $125,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1,732 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $84
  • 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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408 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County
contract pending as of November 2, 2018

  • $149,900
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,442 square feet, 0.47 acre
  • Price/square foot: $34
  • 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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1108 Trinity Street, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending as of May 10, 2019

  • $134,900 (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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6020 N.C. Highway 66 South, King, Stokes County
no longer under contract as of May 4, 2019

  • $140,000 (originally listed at $165,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 904 square feet, 13.69 acres
  • Price/square foot: $155
  • 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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899 Sedge Garden Road, Kernersville, Forsyth County
contract pending as of March 3, 2019

  • $125,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,955 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • 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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618 N. Greensboro Street, Liberty, Randolph County
under contract again as of April 22, 2019

  • $124,900 (originally listed at $134,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,204 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • 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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2587 Yadkin College Road, Lexington, Davidson County

  • $124,750
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,244 square feet, 7.2 acres
  • Price/square foot: $56
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed May 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $115,000, April 2019

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716 Knox Road, McLeansville, Guilford County

  • $116,900 (originally listed at $119,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,043 square feet, 1.92 acres
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built in 1901
  • Listed April 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $185,000, July 2010

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

  • $89,000 (originally listed at $119,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,572 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $35
  • 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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127 Dixon Street, Asheboro, Randolph County
under contract again as of April 15, 2019

  • $104,500 (originally listed at $90,000)
  • 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,166 square feet, 0.40 acre
  • Price/square foot: $48
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed April 12, 2018
  • Last sale: Not clear in online records
  • Listing: “Downstairs has 2 kitchens. Previously rented as a duplex. … Upstairs has central A/C.”
    • For sale by owner

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400 McCollum Road, Madison, Rockingham County
McCollum Farm

  • $110,000
  • 1,935 square feet, 5 acres
  • Price/square foot: $57
  • Built ca. 1820 or earlier
  • Last sale: Details not available in online records
  • Listing: “… a remarkably intact early 19th century tobacco farm situated in the rolling foothills of Rockingham County between Madison and Wentworth. ”
    • “The original tall two-story log house is thought to have been built in the 1820s, but could be earlier according to some historians. It is constructed of hand hewn square-notched logs. A one-and-a-half story addition of similar construction was built in the 1840s next to the earliest section creating two rooms on the first floor separated by a center hall. A two-room rear ell was added to the back of the 1840s section around 1904 creating even more space.”
    • “The log house will require extensive rehabilitation in the 1820s section including foundation work and new flooring, ceiling repair, and the installation of mechanical systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The 1840s side with rear ell is habitable, but will benefit from cosmetic updates and possibly some system upgrades. A fire in 2006, which started on the second floor of the 1840s side and spread to the attic, resulted in the replacement of the roof, and loss of much of the original clapboard siding, the flush gable ends and boxed cornice.”

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818 Jay Street, Eden, Rockingham County
The Dunn House

  • $89,000 (originally listed at $102,500)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 2,661 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $33
  • Built in 1928
  • Note: The house is a contributing structure in the Central Leaksville National Register Historic District.
    • Designed by architect J. Bryant Heard
    • “Though the house is habitable, it will need some minor plaster repair, interior paint, and cosmetic updates. Previous roof leaks have been repaired. Some cracks in the brickwork may indicate some foundation issues. The house was last re-wired in the 1960s and has never had a central air conditioning system.”

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1110 Johnson Street, High Point

  • $107,500 (originally listed at $119,000)
  • 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2,078 square feet
  • Price/square foot (at $100,000): $52
  • 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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303 Summit Avenue, Asheboro, Randolph County

  • $90,000 (originally listed at $99,500)
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,034 square feet, 0.57 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 10, 2018
  • Last sale: $94,000, May 2009
  • Note: From 2004-09, this house was sold three times; the prices, in order, were $99,000, $95,000 and $94,000.
    • The property includes a wired storage building and a pole building.
    • Vinyl siding

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375 New Salem Road, Randleman, Randolph County

  • $85,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,920 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $44
  • 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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6276 Gallimore Town Road, Trinity, Randolph County
contract pending as of May 19, 2019

  • $79,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,004 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $80
  • 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

  • $79,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,242 square feet, 1.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $64
  • 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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7262 N.C. Highway 62, Trinity, Randolph County

  • $74,900 (originally listed at $79,900)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,680 square feet, 1.21 acres
  • Price/square foot: $28
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $46,000, February 2017
  • Listing: “Visionary needed … Some construction work already completed. Rough plumbing and wiring, floor joist framing and replacement windows.”

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413 W. Allenton Street, Mount Gilead, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn May 2, 2019

  • $72,500
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,212 square feet, 0.66 acre
  • Price/square foot: $33
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 22, 2019
  • Last sale: $17,000, April 1991
  • Listing: “Handyman’s Delight!”
    • The property includes a storage building with an attached carport.
    • Not owner-occupied

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113 Watt Street, Cooleemee, Davie County

  • $65,600
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,073 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $61
  • Built in 1903
  • Listed April 4, 2019
  • Last sale: 1953, price not available online
  • Listing: “… will be adorable with a little restoration, power washing, scraping of paint, refinishing wood floors & TLC. The total square footage without removing unheated rooms is approx. 1500 sq.ft. Multiple heating units are found in the home (natural gas & electric). “

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6242 Suits Road, Archdale, Randolph County

  • $64,000 (originally listed at $65,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,271 square feet, 1.28 acres
  • Price/square foot: $50
  • Built in 1888
  • Listed February 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $31,000, May 1991
  • Note: No photos of interior included in listing
    • Not owner-occupied
    • Vinyl siding

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626 Eldorado Street, Troy, Montgomery County

  • $59,900
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,395 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $43
  • 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: “Previous rental property, needs TLC.”

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712 Liberty Street, Ramseur, Randolph County
contact pending as of April 10, 2019

  • $54,900 (originally listed at $64,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1,704 square feet, 0.45 acre
  • Price/square foot: $32
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed October 22, 2018
  • Last sale: $30,000, March 2013

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716 Salem Street, Thomasville, Davidson County
contract pending as of March 25, 2019

  • $44,900 (originally listed at $154,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,968 square feet, 1.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $15
  • 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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400 Guilford Street, Lexington, Davidson County
contract pending as of February 22, 2019

  • $40,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,808 square feet
  • Price/square foot $22
  • Built in 1897
  • Listed February 6, 2019
  • Last sale: August 28, 2015, one of several properties sold together, individual prices not broken out.
  • Note: Banked-owned property, being sold as is.

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3101 Old Greensboro Road, Winston-Salem
contract pending as of March 27, 2019

  • $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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The Van Hook-Worsham-Stamps House
No address

  • $35,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 1,425 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $24
  • Built in 1852; portions of a 1780 structure remain
  • Listing: “The Vanhook-Worsham-Stamps house has been completely dismantled, cataloged and stored by a renowned builder in Caswell County, NC.”
    • “… house is a two-pin log home that features a number of Greek Revival characteristics, including street-facing façade and gable, a hip roof with widely overhanging eaves and clapboard siding, while the upper casement windows give rise to a shallow second story.”

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701 Montgomery Street, Reidsville

  • $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 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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66 Bombay Road, Denton, Davidson County

  • $29,000 (originally listed at $45,000)
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,604 square feet, 0.48 acre
  • Price/square foot: $18
  • Built in 1900
  • Listed March 1, 2019
  • Last sale: $2,000, January 23, 2019 (last previous sale was $2,750, April 1946)
  • Listing: “I am sure it was a grand home in its day. … Homes sits on 2 & 1/2 lots. Sold as is.”

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1307 Vance Street, Reidsville, Rockingham County

  • $27,500
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,656 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $17
  • 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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610 Wesley Drive, High Point

  • $18,790
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,064 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $18
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed: Date not available
  • Last sale: $33,000, May 2012
  • Note: County property records show the house with 1,064 square feet; the listing says 1,596.
    • For sale by owner